Michael Steele was on CNNs D.L. Hughley's show Saturday Night and stated simply that Rush Limbaugh is not the head of the Republican Party that he is the defacto leader of the party. See Steele's comments below:
So, King Rush got behind his microphone today to set Steele straight. Here is his rant, part one:
Well, after Limbaugh's nasty verbal viagra at CPAC, he got pissed at Steele for going on Hughley's show and stating that King Rush is not the head of the Republican Party. Well, anyone who follows politics know that if you cross King Rush, you get called on the carpet and end up apologizing and kissing King Rush's ring for forgiveness. Enter Steele back peddling and kissing the ring, while asking for King Rush's forgiveness.
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.”
If Steele is not a BIATCH, what else is he? This is a man who flips faster on his statements than it can flop. He, like all his other Republican colleagues are scared SHITLESS of King Rush. Say anything about King Rush and the King will put your a$$ets on blast, via his radio show. Just ask the others that tried to blast or shut up the King and his negative comments, they all got called on the carpet and had to kiss the King's ring and publicly APOLOGIZE for having a spine.
Folks, call it what you want but the fight for the Republican Party is on.
Andrew Sullivan sums it up beautifully:
Comrade Steele dutifully apologizes to the Great Leader and offer his regrets to his fellow comrades in the movement. Re-education camp will follow shortly.This climb-down marks the end of establishment Republican resistance to the Poujadist pontificator. It's Rush's party now. So why shouldn't he run for president in 2012? Make Palin his veep - and be done with it.
Yes, Rush Limbaugh is the leader of the Republican Party; he has had this title since November 4, 2008. I thought you knew!!!