Tuesday, March 03, 2009


Why is the GOP so scared of Rush?
n comments that were broadcast over the weekend, Republican Party Chairman Michael Steele called Rush Limbaugh's rhetoric "incendiary" and "ugly" and insisted that he is in charge of the GOP.

On Monday, however, after a blistering response from the conservative talk-radio kingpin, Steele told the online journal Politico that he "was maybe a little bit inarticulate."

"There was no attempt on my part to diminish his voice or his leadership," Steele said. He added, "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."
Steele apparently was one of those people, before being confronted and proving that his backbone is in no way as impressive as his name.


  1. Because he is a media figure and has lots of followers, many of whom vote in primary elections where (based on general voter apathy) they have impact beyond their small numbers.

    Why should this surprise anyone? Think of him (and your buddy AC) as being the Republican Party's versions of the Democratic Party's Cindy Sheehan and Al Sharpton.

    They say and do ridiculous things that would prevent any "real" politician from holding office, but then, they aren't real politicians, are they?


  2. You know I'm not really surprised that a politician turned out to be a coward. ;-)

  3. Cindy Sheehan doesn't have a twentieth of the clout in 'her' party that Limbaugh has with the GOP. She got stomped (electorally speaking) trying to run against Nancy Pelosi; so much for popularity with the base.

    Al Sharpton has a great deal of impact on the East Coast and not so much outside of it.

    So no, I don't think you can really compare them to Limbaugh, although I think you are spot-on about the kowtowing to the rabid primary-voting base.