March 2nd, 2009
03:52 PM ET
5 years ago

Limbaugh fires back at Steele

 Limbaugh criticized RNC Chairman Michael Steele for his recent comments.
Limbaugh criticized RNC Chairman Michael Steele for his recent comments.

(CNN) – Talk radio host Rush Limbaugh fired back at Republican National Committee Chairman Michael Steele Monday, suggesting on his radio show the GOP leader appears to be supporting President Obama and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi.

"Why do you claim to lead the Republican Party when you seem obsessed with seeing to it President Obama succeeds?" Limbaugh addressed Steele.

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

Late last week, Steele told CNN's D.L. Hughley that Limbaugh is an "entertainer" whose comments are "ugly."

Also on his radio program Monday, Limbaugh said Steele is being used by the "liberal media."

"Michael Steele has been around long enough to know that the liberal media will use him by twisting what I say or what others say," he said. "He took the bait, he bit down hard on the bait, he launched an attack on me, even though the premise of what was said to him was false."


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soundoff (456 Responses)
  1. CSD

    Just looking at this bloated drug-addled loser always reminds me of the line from Animal House –

    "Fat drunk and stupid is no way to go through life".....

    Works for him, though.

    March 2, 2009 03:09 pm at 3:09 pm |
  2. chris24

    what a moron.

    the "liberal" media? sounds like fox news redux.

    if you don't agree with their right wing bull crap, then,
    it must be a the liberal media's fault.

    rush should shut his drug-addicted, thrice divorced
    big, fat mouth.

    they only want obama (and us) to fail so they can
    say "i told you so."

    March 2, 2009 03:09 pm at 3:09 pm |
  3. ray

    this moron drug head limbaugh should go jump off the brooklyn bridge so this country could be a better place.

    March 2, 2009 03:09 pm at 3:09 pm |
  4. Gloria, El Paso ,TX

    His radio show should be cancelled. Rush Limbaugh sounds and talks like a communist. He is a complete idiot, a racist who doesn't deserve to be heard at all. A complete moron who doesn't know what loving and respecting our beloved USA means or what it is about standing tall and a proud citizen of our country. It's people like him that create all this hate among us, especially among those who are just looking for an excuse to create problems and riots in our country. He needs to learn to respect our PRESIDENT, no matter what color he is or which political party he belongs to. GO AWAY LIMBAUGH, NOBODY WANTS TO HEAR WHAT YOU HAVE TO SAY !!!!!!!

    March 2, 2009 03:09 pm at 3:09 pm |
  5. Michael

    Rush Limbaugh is neither a politician nor an entertainer. He's an irresponsible lout who maintains his ratings by catering to the lowest common denominator in this country; and his messages of hatred and intolerance, especially these days, are beyond reason. He and his friends (Hannity, Coulter, Beck, etc.) are the best reason I can think of for reintroducing the Fairness Doctrine in broadcasting. Even the Ku Klux Klan is entitled to speak its reprehensible views, but that doesn't mean that we should let them broadcast them without an opposing response.

    March 2, 2009 03:09 pm at 3:09 pm |
  6. Hase

    What a bunch of clowns. Some leadership.

    March 2, 2009 03:09 pm at 3:09 pm |
  7. Tim

    Limbaugh is Steele's Rev. Wright!

    Except most of the Republican party believes what he says.

    March 2, 2009 03:10 pm at 3:10 pm |
  8. LISA

    Can we drop Rush off over Iraq without a weapon???

    March 2, 2009 03:10 pm at 3:10 pm |
  9. William

    Can anybody explain why Rush Limbaugh got an hour and half , UNINTERRUPTED AIR TIME on CNN on Saturday afternoon?

    March 2, 2009 03:10 pm at 3:10 pm |
  10. Linda

    Poor, poor Rush....please do us all a favor , take your meds and then find a place to take a very long nap. Oh, and by the way, YOU ARE AN ENTERTAINER! I cannot understand why ANYONE takes you seriously. It's obvious you are a racist pig and you dislike PRESIDENT Obama as well as GOP Leader Steele. How dare these two African Americans rise to POWER?! The absolute shame of this Nation. So now it's your appointed duty (by whom I don't know) to throw tacks and nails in their road to success, to try and ensure their failure. WHAT A BIG LOSER YOU ARE! Seek some psychological help for your RACIST ways.

    March 2, 2009 03:10 pm at 3:10 pm |
  11. gCs Gonzales LA

    What do we have here one is the Crew of FOOLS for the Republican Party and the other one is a COMEDIAN. I think America would be better served if both men SHUT UP!

    March 2, 2009 03:10 pm at 3:10 pm |
  12. Oh for Heaven's Sake

    Will someone please stick a cork in this beached whale's blow hole?

    March 2, 2009 03:10 pm at 3:10 pm |
  13. Ed Fahey

    Limbaugh is a cross between Jimmy Swaggart and Adolph Hitler...a self-indulging, bloviating hypocrite and a self-righteous tryrant. He well represents conservative republicans.

    March 2, 2009 03:10 pm at 3:10 pm |
  14. Steady

    Art, Limbaugh sure knows more about running a country than Barry the community agitator does as witnessed by Barry's performance the past 6 weeks. Check you 401K lately????

    March 2, 2009 03:10 pm at 3:10 pm |
  15. big papa

    Save America's democracy...

    ...destroy conservatism...

    Rush Limbaugh, CPAC and their followers...

    ...are racist traitors...

    March 2, 2009 03:10 pm at 3:10 pm |
  16. Sherri

    I am a republican and conservative, and Rush Limbaugh does not speak for me. I support Michael Steele as do other conservatives I know.

    March 2, 2009 03:10 pm at 3:10 pm |
  17. Brian Crooks

    The really interesting part is going to be seeing which side the elected officials line up on. This could be a REALLY ugly fight if it breaks out of control like it's starting to.

    March 2, 2009 03:10 pm at 3:10 pm |
  18. Bill in Mn

    What a maroon.....Why Mr. Limblowhard, is it that we never see your name on a ballot. Pick up the mantle bro, and try your hand at it. Don't know why you don't . Can't be too difficult , heck you talk enough and bad mouth it seems everyone on how things should get done in Washington, DC. C'mon bro, why do you hate America so much.

    March 2, 2009 03:10 pm at 3:10 pm |
  19. AZ Fireman

    Again....Why does CNN publish this stuff that has no important relevance. NONE!! He is a damper on everyone. Why hate? Why not try and help out. Well, at least some of us can.

    March 2, 2009 03:10 pm at 3:10 pm |
  20. april

    Both Steele and Limbaugh are being used by the media, to take the spotlight off of all the mistakes this administration, under Obama's lack of leadership, is making. It's not working, we know these games you play, but unlike Congress and the President ,we aren't taking our eyes off the ball.

    March 2, 2009 03:11 pm at 3:11 pm |
  21. shell

    Steele is out of hereeeeeeeee

    March 2, 2009 03:11 pm at 3:11 pm |
  22. Charlie

    Katherine
    Before you blast anyone's intelligence you need to learn to spell hypocrite. Have you ever listened to Rush? He does nothing but try to make better do better for themselves and blasts govenrment for getting in the way.

    March 2, 2009 03:11 pm at 3:11 pm |
  23. alvino

    Rancid Rush Rips Republican Rookie's Response!

    March 2, 2009 03:11 pm at 3:11 pm |
  24. Don

    Wow now were attacking Limbaugh for speaking the truth. At least the news media finally covered a true Republican. And speaking of a hippocrate, what about Ted Kennedy. The Democrats think he is the second coming of Christ. Yet, he can go and murder someone, have a memory lapse and yet he is being praised for standing up for what he believes in. Why doesn't the news media get Ted to tell the truth once in his life?

    March 2, 2009 03:11 pm at 3:11 pm |
  25. CSD

    "Fat, drunk and stupid is no way to go through life".......

    Originally described John Blutarski. It even better describes ole' Rush.

    March 2, 2009 03:11 pm at 3:11 pm |
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