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MSNBC Guest: Limbaugh is 'Big, Fat, Happy With All the Health Insurance He Needs'

Media Research CenterAppearing as a guest on Monday's PoliticsNation on MSNBC, liberal talk radio host Joe Madison declared that Rush Limbaugh is "big, fat, happy with all the health insurance he needs" as he responded to a clip of President Obama complaining that Republicans will not work with him on ObamaCare because they are afraid of a negative reaction from the conservative talk radio host.

As he presented a clip of Obama, host Al Sharpton raised Limbaugh's influence on Republican Congressmen: "The President says that -- he really slammed the GOP, saying they care more about what Rush Limbaugh thinks than about the American people. Listen to this."

After a clip of the President, Madison responded:

Well, they better understand Rush Limbaugh has good health insurance, and he can afford it. And the constituents are the ones who don't care whether Rush Limbaugh has health insurance or not. They're going to be one where grandma doesn't have health insurance, where that child who graduates from college still needs health insurance, won't be able to get it.

He added: "And Rush Limbaugh will be sitting back, do I dare say, big, fat, happy, with all the health insurance he needs."

The liberal talk radio host ended up lamenting:

Look, the reality is, isn't it a sad day, with all the power that you are supposed to have as a United States Congressman and a Senator, that you are afraid of one single person who just happens to be a radio talk show host. It's a sad day when you can't use the power you have as a United States Congressperson.

Below is a transcript of the relevant portion of the Monday, August 26, PoliticsNation on MSNBC:

AL SHARPTON: Joe, you know, the President says that -- he really slammed the GOP, saying they care more about what Rush Limbaugh thinks than about the American people. Listen to this.

PRESIDENT BARACK OBAMA: Republicans, after having taken 40 votes to try to get rid of ObamaCare, see this as their last gasp. Nobody thinks that's good for the middle class. And I've made this argument to my Republican friends privately.

And, by the way, sometimes they say to me privately, "I agree with you, but I'm worried about a primary from, you know, somebody in the Tea Party back in my district." Or, "I'm worried about what Rush Limbaugh is going to say about me on the radio." And so you've got to understand it's really difficult.

JOE MADISON: Well, they better understand Rush Limbaugh has good health insurance, and he can afford it. And the constituents are the ones who don't care whether Rush Limbaugh has health insurance or not. They're going to be one where grandma doesn't have health insurance, where that child who graduates from college still needs health insurance, won't be able to get it. And Rush Limbaugh will be sitting back, do I dare say, big, fat, happy, with all the health insurance he needs.

Look, the reality is, isn't it a sad day, with all the power that you are supposed to have as a United States Congressman and a Senator, that you are afraid of one single person who just happens to be a radio talk show host. It's a sad day when you can't use the power you have as a United States Congressperson.

-- Brad Wilmouth is a news analyst at the Media Research Center