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By PUJA MURGAI
Posted: Aug.8th, 2012
Rush Limbaugh was baffled Tuesday by President Barack Obama’s “Romney Hood” remark, saying Robin Hood is a misunderstood figure who, in fact, was a “tea party activist.”
“Everybody misunderstands the Robin Hood story,” Limbaugh said. “Everybody thinks that Robin Hood was out there stealing money from the rich and taking it back and giving it to the citizens of Sherwood Forest.”
Obama said Monday that Mitt Romney’s tax policies amount to “Robin Hood in reverse,” calling them “Romney Hood.”
Limbaugh insisted Tuesday that the president got the story wrong: “Robin Hood was stealing from the government. Robin Hood was a tea party activist. Robin Hood was anti-taxes.”
To prove the “Romney Hood in reverse” attack line isn’t new, Limbaugh played a montage of sound clips of former Democratic Rep. Albert Wynn and former Vice President Al Gore saying the phrase, and Democratic National Committee Chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz saying “reverse Robin Hoodism.”