Limbaugh: Newt’s rhetoric ‘sounds like left-wing social engineering’

Jeff Poor Media Reporter
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On Monday, conservative talk show host Rush Limbaugh warned that former House Speaker Newt Gingrich’s use of liberal talking-point language to attack Republican presidential front-runner Mitt Romney was making him “uncomfortable.” He doubled down on that criticism Tuesday, comparing Gingrich to President Barack Obama.

“That is what the people who indict capitalism say,” Limbaugh said. “It continues to make me uncomfortable.”

Limbaugh compared a Gingrich “Fox & Friends” appearance on Tuesday morning to Obama’s April 2010 remark that “at a certain point you’ve made enough money.” But in a critique reminiscent of Gingrich’s May 2011 attack on Wisconsin Republican Rep. Paul Ryan’s budget roadmap, Limbaugh called Gingrich’s commentary “left-wing social engineering.”

“The way Newt is talking here — I never heard him speak this way before, I must tell you,” Limbaugh said. “And the way he is speaking, this sounds like left-wing social engineering. Does it not, when I have to play an audio sound bite from Barack Obama to translate what Newt said about Romney and Bain?”

Limbaugh also disclosed that his Bain Capital was his syndication partner since the firm bought his former syndicator Clear Channel Communications in 2006. But he said in his dealing with the company, it has been nothing like what Gingrich is describing. He also said Gingrich’s remarks were something you might see on an Occupy Wall Street flyer.


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