Rush Limbaugh made a surprising statement about President Obama on his Thursday radio show.

After discussing what he called the "discouraging" results about the middle class found in the new Pew study, Limbaugh said that he thought "the country could survive four more years of Obama."

This statement comes somewhat as a shock, considering this is the broadcaster who has said that Obama "hates" America, charged that he was "leading a war on traditional marriage," and compared the president of the United States to an Oreo cookie in the past.

Limbaugh further qualified his statement by adding, "But I don't believe the country can survive in a country full of people that would re-elect him." Limbaugh described this as "the great fear" as he does not know "what we can do about a majority of people who would re-elect the guy."