The reactions to President Barack Obama’s speech on Wednesday in conservative circles have been mixed – some have praised it and some have given it low marks for failing to preserve the traditional idea of what a solemn memorial service should be.
Rush Limbaugh was among those who were skeptical of the media’s reaction to Obama’s speech. On the Thursday broadcast of his radio show, Limbaugh was very critical of the response.
“They were slobbering over it for predictable reasons,” Limbaugh said. “It was smart. It was articulate. It was oratorical. It was all the things the educated ruling class wants their members to be and sound like.”
That prompted a response from Fox News Channel regular Charles Krauthammer. The conservative columnist had a strong retort to Limbaugh.
“As one of the three slobbers on the set, let me say I find it interesting that only the ruling class wants a president who is smart, articulate or oratorical in delivering funeral oration,” Krauthammer said. “It’s an odd and condescending view of what rest of America is looking for in their president.”