Rush Limbaugh’s instantaneous reaction to President Obama’s Tuesday afternoon press conference was brutally honest. As the President continued to blame Republicans for the government shutdown with ramped up anti-GOP rhetoric while himself refusing to compromise; Limbaugh replied with succinct clarity.
“From start to finish what he said about the debt limit is not true,” Limbaugh said also using the term “over the top” to describe President Obama’s damning political rhetoric and general scare tactics.
“Someone has to go to the microphone and correct this a-sap,” he added. “What he just said about the debt limit, is– well I don’t know how to characterize it. It was dead wrong.” Later, he said the President is “lying” but then backed off – somewhat.
Limbaugh says it’s wrong to think that if we don’t raise the debt limit the U.S. will default on it’s bills.
Sen. Tom Coburn (R-Okla.) said the same thing recently in a CBS’s “This Morning” interview Tulsa Today covered. Click here for that story. Specifically, Coburn said, “I would dispel the rumor that is going around that you hear on every newscast that if we don’t raise the debt ceiling, we will default on our debt. We won’t.”
“It’s not even possible, folks,” Limbaugh said, before explaining that the government daily collects enough revenue to pay bills, which he characterized as paying interest on debt.
“I’m asking myself if we have ever had … a more dishonest president,” he added.
The only way we will default is “if Obama refuses to follow the law, which … could happen,” Limbaugh said, citing special interest exemptions to Obamacare.
“I can’t tell you how bad this is. It’s beyond my ability without raising my voice and shouting. … I think it’s clear you’re not scared enough and so he’s out there really trying to scare you.”
Listen to Limbaugh’s reaction and explanation of the debt limit via Daily Rushbo: