On his Wednesday radio show, conservative talker Rush Limbaugh blamed President Barack Obama and his fellow Democrats for the partial federal government shutdown, and said that both are increasingly popular as a result.
“We are here,” he said. “We are where we are because of Barack Obama and the Democrat Party. And with a 37 percent approval rating, don’t kid yourself — more Americans than you would believe understand that. And I’m going to tell you folks, those of you Republican and conservative media types inside the beltway — you do not understand, you do not understand the reaction out here when we see the National Mall shut down to World War II vets and American citizens and opened up — in a shutdown — to advocates for amnesty. You do not understand the reaction outside where you live.”
“You do not understand what is happening with people as they learn what is happening to them as they enroll or try to in Obamacare,” he continued. “And you do not understand what is happening and what people are finding out and how they’re reacting when they learn about the mistreatment of uniformed military personnel killed in action and their families who are being denied benefits and proper respect, trips home, proper burials — all of this being denied purposely by the regime because of the shutdown when it need not happen at all and everybody out here knows it’s happening because of cheap childish immature partisan politics of the president of the United States and his party.”