In this particular instance, he noted, the president wasn’t just name-checking Limbaugh, he was also indirectly questioning the intelligence of millions of his fellow citizens.
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President Obama is complaining that Americans’ view of him is distorted by a “caricature” presented by critics such as talk-radio host Rush Limbaugh.
“It looks like I continue to live rent free in the head of the president, Barack Obama,” responded Limbaugh on his radio program Wednesday.
Limbaugh was reacting to revelations from the much-discussed, 18-page interview with Obama that appeared in the New Yorker magazine. In bonus excerpts released Thursday, Obama blamed Washington’s legislative gridlock on his failure to convince Americans that he is “not the caricature that you see on Fox News or Rush Limbaugh.”