Obama Won’t Golf With Rush Limbaugh


rush-limbaugh-obamaWhen President Obama was asked if he would play a round of golf with his talk-radio nemesis Rush Limbaugh, the response, relayed by a top Democrat, was: Limbaugh can play…himself.  This is according to Zev Chafets in his new book, “Rush Limbaugh: An Army of One,” due May 25 from Sentinel.

The caustic comeback is another example of the verbal venom between the White House and the conservative radio star. In an interview with CBS News last month, Obama called the views spelled out by Limbaugh and Fox News Channel’s Glenn Beck “troublesome.”

Chafets reports he encouraged Limbaugh to reach out to the president just after last July’s “Beer Summit” that Obama hosted between Professor Henry Louis Gates and Sgt. Joseph Crowley, the Cambridge cop who arrested Gates after he locked himself out of his own home.

“You guys are both golfers,” Chafets told Limbaugh. “Would you play a round with the president and show the country that there are no hard feelings?”

“He’s the president of the United States,” Limbaugh told Chafets. “If any president asked me to meet him, or play golf with him, I’d do it. But I promise you that will never happen. His base on the left would have a…fit.”

“How about letting me ask?” Chafets said.

“Go ahead,” Limbaugh said. “Nothing will come of it.”

Chafets writes that he reached out to Obama adviser David Axelrod, “whom I know slightly,” but Axelrod didn’t return calls. Then Chafets spoke to “a very senior Democratic activist with whom I’m friendly” who said he would convey the message.

A day or two later the adviser responded, “Limbaugh can play…himself.” Chafets wouldn’t name the aide or say whether the quote was directly from Obama.

A spokesman said Limbaugh had not seen the book, and wouldn’t comment. The White House did not respond to e-mails.

{NY Post/Noam AMdurski-Matzav.com Newscenter}


  1. Obama fears Rush mightily. Just as Bill Clinton did. Neither of them could stop bad-mouthing Rush.

    Imagine two sitting President’s of the United States could not stop thinking about talk show host Rush Limbaugh enough to stop talking about him throughout their presidencies.

  2. wow number three ur a liberal eh? another stupid brainless liberal another liberal that is destroying this country! so go back to wherever u cam from

  3. MyTurn: please read the actual article:

    Chafets wouldn’t name the aide or say whether the quote was directly from Obama.

    Obama didn’t say anything directly. So what’s the story exactly?

  4. Hey #4. Please tag yourself as “moronic ignorant yid” and don’t dare call yourself “yid” in a public forum as if you represent anyone other than your silly self. For the record, I’m a conservative who does not support Obama’s policy.

  5. Why do people on this site worship some guy that just spews nonsense on the radio everyday?! What makes you people think that he knows what hes talking about? He is an ignorant man.

  6. A round of golf is very time consuming. I am not sure I would want my President wasting his time doing that.
    Now a few beers with a police officer and an African-American citizen, that’s a different story….

  7. Gosh, I bet Obama is not going to play golf with the rest of the Ditto Head mental health facility inmates either. What is this world coming to.

  8. Why would Rush ever agree to play with Mr. Obama? He wouldn’t and I wouldn’t.

    Obama is an egomaniac to even talk about the possibility of him playing with Rush.

    Baruch Hashem America has Mr. Limbaugh as a redeeming factor against low-lives like Mr. Obama.