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March 03, 2009

RNC's Michael Steele Attacks Rush Limbaugh and imo Conservatives!

This is the longer version and HERE you will hear Michael Stelle nods to AGREE with these two lefties that the Republican party at the RNC convention looked like the Nazi party. Why the heck couldn't he respond to the didn't dispute the Nazi Germany quote ! GRRRRR


On the same night he was offering the keynote address to the Conservative Political Action Conference, Rush Limbaugh drew criticism from an unlikely source: Republican National Committee Chairman Michael Steele.

In a little-noticed interview Saturday night, Steele dismissed Limbaugh as an “entertainer” whose show is “incendiary” and “ugly.”

Steele’s criticism makes him the highest-ranking Republican to pick a fight with the popular and polarizing conservative talk show host.

But the new RNC chairman’s extraordinary comments won’t sit well with the millions of conservative listeners Limbaugh draws each week, and Steele aides scrambled to limit the damage Monday morning by trying to change the subject.

“Rahm Emanuel and the Democrats know they lose an argument with the Republican Party on substance so they are building straw men to attack and distract,” said RNC spokesman Alex Conant.

“The feud between radio host Rush Limbaugh and Rahm Emanuel makes great political theater, but it is a sideshow to the important work going on in Washington. RNC Chairman Michael Steele and elected Republicans are focused on fighting for reform and winning elections. The Democrats’ problem is that the American people are growing skeptical of the massive government spending being pushed by Congressional leaders like Nancy Pelosi.”

Limbaugh, asked to respond, said he’d save his counter-attack for his listeners.

“I’ll handle it on the radio,” he wrote in an e-mail.

In an interview on CNN with D.L. Hughley, Steele assured that he, not Limbaugh, was in charge of the party before saying that he wanted to put the right-wing talker “into context.”

“Rush Limbaugh is an entertainer,” Steele said. “Rush Limbaugh, his whole thing is entertainment. Yes it’s incendiary, yes it’s ugly.”

Rush Responds to Michael Steele.........................


This video below is from Rush's show on Monday.
Rush Limbaugh: Michael Steele

Awesome comeback by Rush that he did on his show Monday


Wild Thing's comment..........

So we have the head of the RNC not the party just the head of the RNC bashing a conservative that has been doing a great ob for 20 years. Conservatives are no longer welcome in the RNC.

Michael Steele represents what's wrong with the GOP. It disses conservatives. Keep it up and the party will be set for a repeat of the last two elections!

Steele is NO conservative that's for sure or he would have been glad to know what Rush said.

Steele is out of his league and this proves it. Steele and others aren’t as quick on their feet as Rush is. In the response to ‘isn’t Rush the ‘head of the Republican party’ he should have said, and he knows this, that Rush has never claimed to be, but he is a strong player in the conservative movement, etc. etc.

It is like Rush has said, when you feel it in your heart and soul as a conservative you don't need a teleprompter, you don't need talking points and you can give a comeback as well without messing up like Steele has done.

Hell I would not be nervous to go on any show opposite any of the liberals and stand up for conservatives like Rush or conservative beliefs. And all of you here at this blog would be excellent at it! Your passion and beliefs run deep!

Michael Steele was thrown because he LET HIS EGO GET IN THE WAY! When DL Hughley said Rush was the head of the Republican party, Michael responded too quickly all from his ego and not from his brain. He should have kept his ego under wraps for one thing.

The RNC had better wake up and realize that this is war against the enemy within the left and stop being part of the problem.
If Republican leaders can’t speak with a consistent message then you undermine the Conservative platform. Rush delivered a precise and accurate message to Conservatives.

I’ll stick with Rush...he’s been on message ever since I started listening to him since his first day on EIB 20 years ago. He’s been saying what the RNC needs to hear/heed and they refuse to listen.

Rush's speech at CPAC was incredible. One of the all-time greats!! I was cheering and applauding most of the time.

I had hopes for he’s just another politician that changes his tune when the wind blows.

Truth hurts and Rush is right - not standing up for our principles is what got us into this mess. We MUST unite and stand firm to fight the wolves at the door.

I emailed them and let them know how bad this is what Michael Steele did and how sick of this bs I am, this attacking conservatives in our party.

Office of the Chairman
Phone: 202-863-8700
Fax: 202-863-8820

UPDATE: for what it is worth

Steele to Rush: I'm sorry


Republican National Committee Chairman Michael Steele says he has reached out to Rush Limbaugh to tell him he meant no offense when he referred to the popular conservative radio host as an “entertainer” whose show can be “incendiary.”

“My intent was not to go after Rush – I have enormous respect for Rush Limbaugh,” Steele said in a telephone interview. “I was maybe a little bit inarticulate. … There was no attempt on my part to diminish his voice or his leadership.”

Steele, who won a hard-fought chairman's race on Jan. 30, told Politico he telephoned Limbaugh after his show on Monday afternoon and hoped that they would connect soon.

“I went back at that tape and I realized words that I said weren’t what I was thinking,” Steele said. "It was one of those things where I thinking I was saying one thing, and it came out differently. What I was trying to say was a lot of people … want to make Rush the scapegoat, the bogeyman, and he’s not."
“I’m not going to engage these guys and sit back and provide them the popcorn for a fight between me and Rush Limbaugh,” Steele added. “No such thing is going to happen. … I wasn’t trying to slam him or anything.”

On Monday night, DNC Chairman Tim Kaine called on Republicans to "stop following divisive figures" like Limbaugh.

"I was briefly encouraged by the courageous comments made my counterpart in the Republican Party over the weekend challenging Rush Limbaugh as the leader of the Republican Party and referring to his show as ‘incendiary’ and ‘ugly,’" Kaine said in a statement. "However, Chairman Steele’s reversal this evening and his apology to Limbaugh proves the unfortunate point that Limbaugh is the leading force behind the Republican Party, its politics and its obstruction of President Obama’s agenda in Washington."
In the interview with Politico, Steele called Limbaugh “a very valuable conservative voice for our party.”
“He brings a very important message to the American people to wake up and pay attention to what the administration is doing," Steele said. "Number two, there are those out there who want to look at what he’s saying as incendiary and divisive and ugly. That’s what I was trying to say. It didn’t come out that way. … He does what he does best, which is provoke: He provokes thought, he provokes the left. And they’re clearly the ones who are most excited about him.”
Asked if he planned to apologize, Steele said: “I wasn’t trying to offend anybody. So, yeah, if he’s offended, I’d say: Look, I’m not in the business of hurting people’s feelings here. … My job is to try to bring us all together.”

Wild Thing's comment......about update

"So, yeah, if he’s offended, I’d say: Look, I’m not in the business of hurting people’s feelings here. … My job is to try to bring us all together.”

pssssssst Michael, this is not an apology. " IF he's offended" is NOT an apology. OH Michael you have sooooo much to learn.

Michael your attitude stinks.

Posted by Wild Thing at March 3, 2009 05:40 AM


I didn't hear Rush's response today it must have been Hour 3. But I have always been suspect of Steele all along. He sounds like a typical Rino and it is not surprising he lost the Senate seat he ran for. When two democrats are running, aka a Rino and a Democrat, the democrat will 90 % of the time sound more to the right that the Rino.

I am sick and tired of these Candy-Assed Rinos and that is, what they are, afraid to offend anybody. But more importantly, what was Steele doing at a Democrat function in the first place.

He is suppose to be the RNC Chairman, not a cheerleader for Obama's Socialist agenda. We surely elected the wrong man for that job.

And for all these gutless Republican 'Leaders', as Rush says, What part of Obamas plan do you want to work. Because it is not a stimulus plan for sure. Obama has already mortgaged our grandchildren's future how much farther does Steele want that to go.

Posted by: Mark at March 2, 2009 07:28 PM

Steele had me wondering but his comments seems to confirm that he will not support true conservatives and will throw the Second Amendment under the bus when the time comes.

He was the only one running for the RNC chair that does not own a firearm. The GOP will be in real trouble if nothing but RINO's control and run things.

It's sad to see the party go this route, it will only lead to failure at the polls. I'm a Conservative first and Republican second but will change to Indy status if Mr. Steele continues to trash conservatives and firearm owners.


Posted by: AZRobert at March 2, 2009 07:54 PM

"I am sick and tired of these Candy-Assed Rinos ..."

THAT's the term I've been lookin' for! "CA-RINO's"

Posted by: Rick at March 2, 2009 09:01 PM

I watched Rush speak at CPAC and he was right on the money, as usual. I'm disappointed in what Steele said. I was hoping Steele might be a conservative and bring the Republican part back to the greatness Ronald Regan led it to.

Obama and his minions are going full bore to take this nation into Socialism. If Steele can't see it, then he has no business being head of the RNC.

Posted by: BobF at March 2, 2009 09:07 PM

If Steele was the sales manager for my company he would already be fired. We hadda have a black guy because they gotta black guy--the me-too attitude better end real freaking quick and some Honorable Foghorns in both houses better grow a pair real freakin' quick or we WILL have a real situation on our hands. Will it be a civil war? I doubt it but could it come close??? bet your ass.

Posted by: Sierrahome at March 2, 2009 09:55 PM

More jive ass bullshit!!! I'm beyond disappointed. Is Alan Keyes the only black American left??? Head on over to Larry King Michael, that's where you'll get the golden seal of approval from the Communists. As for your credibility, you just sealed it, you are a facilitator not a leader, as you just identified yourself, you succumbed to the Afro-American hype of CNN's token, reverted to kind and chose to ride the fence and defend the Communism Obama is seeding. Hell Steele is no better than any of the other RINO's, I can't support RINO's or quasi Conservatives. When the boat is listing and everyone else is bailing out we've got these SOB's bucketing water back aboard the sinking ship. It's not a flood if we only shape it a bit. What is Steele seeking? A bootlicker position cleaning commodes in the Whitehouse? The Democrats think as much of the turncoat RINO's as they do Lieberman and McCain, Suckups.
PS Michael go to the library and search under Communism, look for Lev Davidovich Bronstein - read my friend, read. So alike yet so different, Stalin rewarded him too.

Posted by: Jack at March 2, 2009 10:44 PM

Mark, "Candy-Assed Rinos "....perfect name for them!!!
And that is exactly what they are "gutless".

They are way too concerned with being liked by anyone on the left. Like in Michael's case he wanted to be liked by those two jerks that had the show he was on.

Posted by: Wild Thing at March 2, 2009 11:37 PM

AZRobert, thank you, I didn't know that about Steele not owning a firearm. I agree with the rest that you said also.

Posted by: Wild Thing at March 2, 2009 11:40 PM

Rick, good one.

Posted by: Wild Thing at March 2, 2009 11:41 PM

BobF., your exaclty right, this is so very important.

"If Steele can't see it, then he has no business being head of the RNC."

Posted by: Wild Thing at March 2, 2009 11:45 PM

Sierrahome, good point and yes he sure would be fired.

Posted by: Wild Thing at March 2, 2009 11:47 PM

Jack, that is what Michael should do. Just what you suggested, head straight to the library and learn all the things you mentioned.

Posted by: Wild Thing at March 2, 2009 11:49 PM

I also had hopes for Steele. Seems he is a condenscending lightweight after all. I don't see the RNC getting anything together by 2010. Hell, the RNC is run by McCain and Specter types.

I am afraid that any real conservatives for Congress in 2010 will have to run with only local support. I never give to the RNC, only to my local guys' organizations.

Let's hope that Michael steele has either learned a lesson and tightens up belt or that he is replaced by a real conservative.

Posted by: TomR at March 3, 2009 12:42 PM

Tom, I agree, I hope Michael can see now who the enemy is and how we are dead on serious about who we will suppport and not support. No more rino's.

If he could only really see how tremendous our support is, he could be a real hero if he took a stand and I think he would like that feeling of respect and backing too. But as of now he has to work hard to prove himself.

Posted by: Wild Thing at March 3, 2009 06:12 PM