Tuesday, March 03, 2009

Steele Cracked First

I think we all knew that Michael Steele would go "crawling on his belly" (as digby put it) to kiss Rush Limbaugh's, ahem, ring.


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.”
Steele, mind you, only really said that he was the leader of the party, and that Rush was an entertainer whose comments were unhelpful and incendiary. Rush, on the other hand, called Steele everything but a little traitor bitch, and that's only because you can't really swear on a podium.

And Steele goes crying to him.

Yep. Rush "I call black victims 'hos'" Limbaugh is the leader of the Republicans and guiding light to the Conservative movement. They're clearly just trying to hold their seats from primary challengers. Outside of that, they're boned, as there's no way that the Dems won't be able to shove his nonsense down their throats in competitive districts and states.

Anyway, what the hell happened to the Republican party of a few years ago? There's no way someone like Steele would have been dumb enough to publicly apologize to a figure who's challenging his rule unless he'd already set it up as a mutual apology through back channels. He gets nothing out of this: he looks even weaker, which is devastating for an American politician and more so for a Republican, and only improves Limbaugh's position. And he can't afford to improve Limbaugh's position, because the man doesn't give a shit about his party or his country! The hateful, borderline-treasonous toad would watch both burn, as long as his ratings stay up!

Sure, I've got nothing against weak Republicans. As far as I'm concerned, they could collapse and another party spring up and the country would be better for it. But in the meantime, Congress has shit to do, and they aren't going to get it done as long as Limbaugh's at the helm.

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