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posted on Mar, 3 2009 @ 07:11 AM
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RNC Chief Apologizes for Ripping Rush Limbaugh.

They might as well just say that Rush has more registered Golden Mikers that the GOP has registered Republicans.

You have to ask yourself what is happening to the GOP? Steele bashes Rush to get some left points then realizes that the entire right media machine will come down on him like a ton of bricks, so he about turns says he is sorry and hopes for the best.

Beck and Ann blasted him yesterday for this and it did not take him long to change his tune.

This just leaves the question, is Rush more powerful than the RNC leader?




posted on Mar, 3 2009 @ 07:28 AM
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It's surreal to see these apologies coming at Rush from the GOP, yet Rush NEVER apologizes.

He thinks the government political scene is a football game.

At CPAC, they LOVED this guy. Anyone who tries to separate the party from Limbaugh ends up apologizing the next day... It's just weird.

Steele's Apology



"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."

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"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."


To answer your question, yes, it's looking to me like Rush is more powerful in the party than the GOP leader. It's just so strange.

[edit on 3-3-2009 by Benevolent Heretic]



posted on Mar, 3 2009 @ 07:31 AM
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It seems to me the more attention that is given to Rush the more power he has. I don't understand why suddenly elected officials and political leaders are engaging the man.
He is about ratings and shock....not a real leader but a man that is now famous for slinging mud and fostering hatred. red



posted on Mar, 3 2009 @ 07:41 AM
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If he were more powerful than the RNC, McCain wouldn't have been the nominee



posted on Mar, 3 2009 @ 07:41 AM
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probably because all republicans only listen to fox.

also palin 2012, lol. see anyone else the 'merican public #might# like as much as obama? oh hai- rush.

haha at least it isn't bill'o or hanity - although rush is
just as much of a blustering fool as them any day of the week.


the right is hoping to use personality to win the next election, however rush is an egotistical moron so i can't see him actually winning, mind you the reps wont be winning for a while, bush will be hard to forget -especially if obama does ok.



posted on Mar, 3 2009 @ 07:43 AM
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Rush is one heck of a broadcaster.

Listen to him and your hooked. Does not matter if you agree with him.


The closest thing the left had was Phil Donahue.....also a very good broadcaster.



posted on Mar, 3 2009 @ 07:57 AM
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GOP should use Rush as a tool and stop trying to distance themselves from him. GOP is at it's lowest point in decades for a reason. They abandoned the core principles of what they stood for. Bush's last few months in office were not different than what Obama's first few months have been.



posted on Mar, 3 2009 @ 08:02 AM
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Rush has a tendency of bucking the wrong people. His show was yanked from cable T.V ehen he started to criticize the "new age" movement and Catholic Church on his program. Now, he is essentially saying that he hopes that Obama fails. Due to this, his radio progam may be threatened.

One would think that he would live and learn to bite his tongue. Yet, he just keeps spewing the same rhetoric, over and over. I once had respect for him, no longer. When he started criticizing the beliefs system of others that he did not understand, I lost all respect.



posted on Mar, 3 2009 @ 08:03 AM
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Originally posted by whiteraven

Listen to him and your hooked. Does not matter if you agree with him.




That's true. My father, who rarely agreed with Rush, watched almost every television show that he had. It was like an addiction.



posted on Mar, 3 2009 @ 08:10 AM
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Originally posted by Benevolent Heretic
It's surreal to see these apologies coming at Rush from the GOP, yet Rush NEVER apologizes...

At CPAC, they LOVED this guy. Anyone who tries to separate the party from Limbaugh ends up apologizing the next day... It's just weird.



More than weird - it's frightening and dangerous.

This guy is a narcissist and a megalomaniac. I'm all for free speech and I don't think he should be silenced whatsoever but I really hope people wake up to the fact that this guy thinks he is more important than the ideology he uses to line his pockets and feed his ego.



[edit on 3/3/2009 by kosmicjack]



posted on Mar, 3 2009 @ 08:17 AM
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I would say that rabid Michael Savage followers are more frightening than anything Rush can do.

That is just my opinion however.



posted on Mar, 3 2009 @ 08:21 AM
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Well I would certainly not disagree with you, however, Rush has a much broader radio audience and commands much more mainstream respect - or at least he did...I think all of that is changing. Rush has jumped the shark.



posted on Mar, 3 2009 @ 08:21 AM
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Talking point media.

If Rush was really the top dog in the Republican, why didn't the Republicans follow his advice during the election?

People love Rush because they have a distaste for Obama.



posted on Mar, 3 2009 @ 08:25 AM
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I would say that the GOP were desperate to win and threw a leftist Republican in as the pick.

America was not ready to hear more center right talk, they were desperate for some leftist recovery time and the GOP knew this.



posted on Mar, 3 2009 @ 08:30 AM
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I agree to a point.

If the market melt down continues and more and more people look for jobs that are not there hate speak and blame throwing will always gets people to bite.

The more money that the government spends and the more that Wall Street reacts badly, the more people will be polarized to their natural ideology.

Americans have a history of being right and the people on the street are very susceptible to loud talkers and hate speak.

The further along the bad road we get I believe the more popular people like Rush and Savage will become.



posted on Mar, 3 2009 @ 12:22 PM
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Here is an update. I guess Rush and Steele are still talking because Steele says 'We are all good'. That's pretty sad when the newly elected leader of the GOP has to "apologize" to Reverend Limbaugh for calling him an "entertainer".

Now wait a second. When everyone was up in arms when Rush called for Riots In Denver, his supporters all said he was a what? That's right. He was an entertainer. He didn't represent the party. But now he is giving keynote addresses at the CPAC and he calls on conservatives to take back nation.

I think it is clear that Republicans are regrouping behind Rush Limbaugh because he is the most powerful voice in the party right now. That would be alright except, in my opinion, Rush Limbaugh represents everything that is wrong with the party.

I could say more, but I don't want to appear to have anything against the GOP.


[edit on 3/3/2009 by Hal9000]



posted on Mar, 3 2009 @ 12:29 PM
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Originally posted by Hal9000
Here is an update. I guess Rush and Steele are still talking because Steele says 'We are all good'. That's pretty sad when the newly elected leader of the GOP has to "apologize" to Reverend Limbaugh for calling him an "entertainer".


Just goes to show how much backing that Steele has in his own party.



Originally posted by Hal9000
Now wait a second. When everyone was up in arms when Rush called for Riots In Denver, his supporters all said he was a what? That's right. He was an entertainer. He didn't represent the party. But now he is giving keynote addresses at the CPAC and he calls on conservatives to take back nation.

I think it is clear that Republicans are regrouping behind Rush Limbaugh because he is the most powerful voice in the party right now. That would be alright except, in my opinion, Rush Limbaugh represents everything that is wrong with the party.


They have to regroup behind someone and a flip flopping leader taking his time out to make sure that he "Is good" with a radio talk show host is not what they are looking for.


Originally posted by Hal9000
I could say more, but I don't want to appear to have anything against the GOP.


[edit on 3/3/2009 by Hal9000]


Please say more, it can not be worse than what I feel myself right now.



posted on Mar, 3 2009 @ 12:47 PM
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It's a very sad state of affairs for American conservatism when a blowhard like Rush Limbaugh has the GOP wrapped around his finger, while an articulate thoughtful guy like Ron Paul is marginalized and ignored.

The sad fact is that true conservatives are a minority in the GOP, their ideas are more powerful, they actually have some good points IMO, but they lack the emotional appeal of Rush's "liberals are going to steal your lunch money" & nationalist traditionalist BS.



posted on Mar, 3 2009 @ 12:48 PM
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So this is where the GOP has fallen too. The Party of Lincoln, Goldwater, and Reagan is now in the hands of some drug soaked slob :shk:

Makes me sad to even have an affiliation with them



posted on Mar, 3 2009 @ 01:56 PM
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Honestly, I think that what happened to liberals years ago is happening to conservatives now. There is no such thing as an "FDR liberal" anymore. Liberalism is just a code word for socialism. Likewise, a "true conservative" is becoming less and less common. Conservatism is beginning to become a code word for fascism. Pick your poison, both are intellectual suicide.

[edit on 3-3-2009 by SpeakerofTruth]



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