Monday, March 02, 2009

GOP in Total Implosion

I laugh myself to sleep every night.

The Rove/Limbaugh/Dobson/Gingrich/Bush/Cheney/Addison crowd are all on the downhill side of history and they are too stupid to realize it. They will never, ever be in power again.

Their policies have failed. The demographics of this country are changing. Their time is over and it ain't coming back.

The old GOP white guys are shoving Bobby Jindal and Michael Steele out front to be cosmetic siding and cannon fodder, but they throw them both under the bus at the first hint of dissent.

"WASHINGTON (CNN) -- Over the weekend, Republican Party Chairman Michael Steele called Rush Limbaugh's rhetoric "incendiary" and "ugly" and insisted that he, not Limbaugh, is in charge of the GOP.

But that was two days ago. Monday, 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's original remarks came from an interview on CNN's "D.L. Hughley Breaks the News," which aired Saturday. They came as Democrats, including White House chief of staff Rahm Emanuel, have tried to paint Limbaugh -- who has said he wants to see the Obama administration "fail" -- as the effective head of the opposition party.

Steele rejected the idea, saying, "I'm the de facto leader of the Republican Party."

"Rush Limbaugh is an entertainer. Rush Limbaugh's whole thing is entertainment," Steele told CNN. "Yes, it is incendiary. Yes, it is ugly." Limbaugh and Steele show divisions in GOP

Limbaugh fired back on his radio show Monday, saying the Republican chairman appears to be supporting President Barack Obama and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi. He said Steele appears "obsessed with seeing to it President Obama succeeds."

"I frankly am stunned that the chairman of the Republican National Committee endorses such an agenda," Limbaugh said. "I have to conclude that he does, because he attacks me for wanting it to fail."

But Monday night Steele told Politico he didn't intend to go after Limbaugh.

"My intent was not to go after Rush -- I have enormous respect for Rush Limbaugh," Steele told Politico 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 told Politico he tried to call Limbaugh after the show on Monday and said he hoped he would be able to talk to the radio host soon.

"I went back at that tape and I realized words that I said weren't what I was thinking," Steele told Politico.

"I'm not going to engage these guys and sit back and provide them the popcorn for a fight between me and Rush Limbaugh."

And in a written statement issued to CNN, Steele said, "To the extent that my remarks helped the Democrats in Washington to take the focus, even for one minute, off of their irresponsible expansion of government, I truly apologize."

"I respect Rush Limbaugh, he is a national conservative leader, and in no way do I want to diminish his voice," Steele said. "I'm sure that he and I will agree most of the time, but will probably disagree some as well, which is fine."

Steele's Democratic counterpart, Virginia Gov. Tim Kaine, said he was "briefly encouraged" by Steele's "courageous" remarks.

"However, Chairman Steele's reversal this evening and his apology to Limbaugh proves the unfortunate point that Limbaugh is the leading force behind the Republican Party, its politics and its obstruction of President Obama's agenda in Washington," Kaine said in a written statement."

It's a different world and they have no idea how to adapt. And that means extinction.


emawkc said...

"They came as Democrats, including White House chief of staff Rahm Emanuel, have tried to paint Limbaugh"

Hey everybody, look over there! Look at all of the Politics happening! Pay attention to that!

There's nothing of importance happening over here. No economy melting down. No brajillion dollar debts or anything. No federal government seizing your rights.

Look! Look at the Politics!

I Travel for JOOLS said...

For one thing, the Republicans didn't throw Jindal under the bus. The comments on his speech came from the MEDIA. Jindal will be a leader in the Republican party. He just needs to throw away the teleprompter. He has more knowledge and good conservative sense than the majority of those in D.C. now. By the time the next election rolls around he'll be ready for prime time.

As for Rush, oh please, it's a news bite for a week or so and will be long forgotten by the next time people open their 401K statements.

dangerousdaiys said...

Republicans are screaming that Rush is NOT the party leader, yet they are cowtowing to him if they impede on his credibility or his comments by APOLOGIZING to Rush. Ie: Steele.

And yes, besides the media, the Republicans didn't like Jindal's response.

Rush is the best thing that's happened to the Democrats.

Rush for Pres., Palin for VP., '12!

Anonymous said...

Obama is, quite possibly, the Anti Christ!