Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Steele "Apologizes" To Limbaugh

I've posted before about the recent toadying and groveling by the Republican party before their new de facto leader, radio personality Rush Limbaugh. Well apparently Michael Steele, the newly elected chairman of the Republican National Committee, decided to grow a pair lately and actually voice his opinions about Limbaugh and his radio show publicly. That didn't last very long:

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.”

The dust-up comes at a time when top Democrats are trying to make Limbaugh the face of the Republican Party, in part by using ads funded by labor. Americans United for Change sent a fund-raising e-mail Monday that begins: “The Republican Party has turned into the Rush Limbaugh Party.”

Steele told CNN host D.L. Hughley in an interview aired Saturday night: “Rush Limbaugh is an entertainer. Rush Limbaugh — his whole thing is entertainment. He has this incendiary — yes, it's ugly.”
I think the American people are finally starting to see Steele and company for what they are: a bunch of scared, sycophantic mama's boys who are too afraid of the political repercussions if they piss off the big blowhard kid on the playground. Steele issued his apology during a phone interview but I included quotation marks around the word in the title of this post because we all know what he was really doing:

(hat tip: Doctor Biobrain)

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

The Republicans are mostly a bunch of sheep who need an authoritarian leader to follow. Rush is the alpha male, and he's more interested in what's good for himself than the GOP. Should be fun. Buy popcorn futures.