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Obama Blames Rush Limbaugh, Fox News for Creating ‘Environment’ That GOP Would Not Work With Him

On Friday’s broadcast of “Dateline NBC,” outgoing President Barack Obama reflected on his past eight years and why he was unable to accomplish as much as he had set out to accomplish after being sworn in as president in 2009.

As he has had in the past, Obama put some of the blame on conservative talker Rush Limbaugh and some host at the Fox News Channel, which he said made it difficult for Republicans to go along with some of his policy proposals.

“Well what is true is the ability of Republican leaders to rile up their base, helped along by folks like Rush Limbaugh, some commentators on Fox News I think created an environment in which Republican voters would punish Republicans for cooperating with me — that hothouse of back-and-forth argument and really sharp partisanship I think has been harmful to the country.”

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