MEDIA
04/04/2009 05:12 am ET Updated Dec 06, 2017

Limbaugh Challenges Obama To A Debate

To loosely quote the puppet Lamb Chop, 'This is the media story that never ends... it goes on and on my friend'. And Rush Limbaugh is doing a great job of extending it and ensnaring everyone on network television, including the White House press office. We're guilty too, since I'm about to post Rush's latest challenge to the President. This time he doesn't want the President to fail, but he does want to debate him. He even made up an invite for the Commander-in-Chief.

Read an excerpt from Rush's radio transcript below:

But I have an idea. If these guys are so impressed with themselves, and if they are so sure of their correctness, why doesn't President Obama come on my show? We will do a one-on-one debate of ideas and policies. Now, his people in this Politico story, it's on the record. They're claiming they wanted me all along. They wanted me to be the focus of attention. So let's have the debate! I am offering President Obama to come on this program -- without staffers, without a teleprompter, without note cards -- to debate me on the issues. Let's talk about free markets versus government control. Let's talk about nationalizing health care and raising taxes on small business.


Let's talk about the New Deal versus Reaganomics. Let's talk about closing Guantanamo Bay, and let's talk about sending $900 million to Hamas. Let's talk about illegal immigration and the lawlessness on the borders. Let's talk about massive deficits and the destroying of opportunities of future generations. Let's talk about ACORN, community agitators, and the unions that represent the government employees which pour millions of dollars into your campaign, President Obama. Let's talk about your elimination of school choice for minority students in the District of Columbia. Let's talk about your efforts to further reduce domestic drilling and refining of oil. Let's talk about your stock market. By the way, Mr. President, I want to help. Yesterday you said you looked at the stock market as no different than a tracking poll that goes up and down.