Limbaugh Goes to Mat With RNC Chair Michael Steel

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    ABC News' Steven Portnoy reports: The nation’s most listened-to conservative talk radio host, Rush Limbaugh, practically declared war on the newly-elected leader of the Republican National Committee today, following a television interview in which the RNC chair called Limbaugh’s show “incendiary” and “ugly.”

    In the interview that aired Saturday, Michael Steele, who became the Republican chairman last month, took umbrage when CNN’s D.L. Hughley suggested that Limbaugh is the “de facto leader of the Republican party.”

    “No, he’s not,” Steele said. “I’m the de facto leader of the Republican party.”

    Referring to Limbaugh’s statements that the talk show host wants President Obama “to fail,” Steele said, “Let’s put it into context here. Rush Limbaugh is an entertainer. Yes, it’s incendiary. Yes, it’s ugly.”

    Limbaugh responded today with an on-air diatribe against the new party chairman that ran nearly 20 minutes, alleging that Steele is more interested in being a “talking head” on television than leading the party to electoral success.

    “I hope the RNC chairman realizes he’s not a talking head pundit,” Limbaugh said. “It’s time, Mr. Steele, for you to go behind the scenes and start doing the work that you were elected to do, instead of trying to be some talking head media star, which you’re having a tough time pulling off.”
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    “Why are you running the Republican Party?” Limbaugh openly asked Steele. “Why do you claim you lead the Republican Party, when you seem obsessed with seeing to it that President Obama succeeds? I, frankly, am stunned that the chairman of the Republican National Committee endorses such an agenda. I have to assume that he does because he attacks me for wanting it to fail.”

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    this will be fun!
     
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    No, he's not. That job is taken by Limbaugh, so he doesn't need any competition.

    When are the real pols going to realize that engaging in discourse with Limbaugh just makes people pay more attention to him? Just ignore the big gasbag, and maybe he'll fade into the dustbin of history a little more quickly.
     
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    "I'm the defacto leader".

    What an idiot. That's all it's about. He's jealous of Rush's audience. This is why the Republicans are so fucked. They actually are fucking themselves.
     
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    When will they ever learn. The more you bring up Limbaugh and give his comments weight, the stronger he becomes?
     
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    Do you ever listen to him? I imagine you don't. Hence your superior attitude.
     
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    So what's new? Wasn't it Rich Santorum with the man on dog thing?:lol::lol::lol:

    I have listened to him He's a gassbag and wrong many of the times. He is an enternaner who makes more money by preaching the hate of the left. Now his radio fame has gone to his head (doesn't need mental viagra for that) and he actually thinks he's an intellectual and not emotional. What a laugh.

    I can't believe that he might have a problem with a permanent relation with a woman.:eusa_whistle:
     
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    Kindly link proof of when he's been "wrong".
     
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    Of course you think he's wrong, you are an imbecile that buys into every bit of bull shit put out by the idiot left. Nothing new here....... you are a joke.
     
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    Looks like the job isn't working out for mikey.
     

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