- Special Features
Blogs & Columns
- Fun & Games
Conservative radio show host Rush Limbaugh likened President Obama to the Kardashian family Tuesday in reference to his celebrity fund-raising ties.
Limbaugh accused the president of being out of touch with average Americans and labelled him "Barack Hussein Kardashian."
The latest campaign ads for Obama feature actress Sarah Jessica Parker and Vogue editor Anna Wintour.
"This is celebrity of the United States kind of stuff. This is not president of the United States kind of stuff. It's not broad appeal. It's not trying to relate to the average person," Limbaugh said. "He's becoming Barack Kardashian. ... He is becoming the male Kim Kardashian with this stuff, and it's been building.”
Kim Kardashian, one of the stars of the reality series, Keeping Up with the Kardashians, recently attended Obama’s White House Correspondents’ Dinner.
"Anna Wintour wouldn't give the time of day if she saw you on the street," Limbaugh said.
He also criticized Parker, who is known for her starring role in the TV series, Sex and the City.
"It's been ten years since Sarah Jessica Parker did anything," he said. "She has insisted on scripts in movies where I get ripped to shreds. She doesn't like me, which is fine, it's a badge honor.”
However, the White House has shot back at Limbaugh’s claims.
“The difference between President Obama's support, financial support, and his opponent's is stark, but not in the way that you describe. The fundamental difference is President Obama has vast numbers of small donors who support his campaign," Press Secretary Jay Carney said. "That is not the case for the Republican nominee."