Barbara Boxer on The Rachel Maddow Show yesterday, putting President Obama's Nobel Peace Prize into context and calling Rush Limbaugh out for what he is:
The soft power, and that's so important Rachel -- winning the hearts and minds of the people, that's what it's all about.
You know, it's very difficult for Al Qaeda to recruit people when they keep saying "Death to America" and the world's going "no, we like what President Obama is saying. We think we can work together."
So, you know, I think it does make you more powerful.
When I listen to Rush Limbaugh -- well, I didn't really want to, but you made me -- what he's saying is very wimpy in a way, because someone who's strong can talk to the enemy, can look that person across the table and say "now listen to me, you know what you're is wrong, now let's get to it."
You can always use the fist. That's the easy part, especially when it isn't Rush Limbaugh's fist, he can send our beautiful men and women abroad and he doesn't care if they do go abroad and fight wars.
But I think that this president understands that's a last resort.
You can watch the full interview here.