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. dor

    hey Steal they do not wont you in the RNC

    March 2, 2009 03:26 pm at 3:26 pm |
  2. MW

    Why do you claim to be an American when you seem so obsessed with seeing that this country fails?

    March 2, 2009 03:27 pm at 3:27 pm |
  3. Terry Larson

    Steele needs to go...he's not representing republicans!

    March 2, 2009 03:27 pm at 3:27 pm |
  4. Ricky, TX

    That's it! The Party is dead and over! Thank GOD!

    March 2, 2009 03:28 pm at 3:28 pm |
  5. Me

    Too Funny...keep it up, after all Rushie, you are a comedian.

    March 2, 2009 03:30 pm at 3:30 pm |
  6. tj

    Rush is a scumbag and should be deported. We don't need jerks like him in the USA.

    March 2, 2009 03:31 pm at 3:31 pm |
  7. JOE KILOZ

    WHY --– DO --– RUSH, --– HANNITY --– AND --– COULTER --– HATE --– AMERICA --– SO --– MUCH?

    March 2, 2009 03:31 pm at 3:31 pm |
  8. Bobby

    It appears the GOP has a Frankenstein problem.

    March 2, 2009 03:32 pm at 3:32 pm |
  9. itbeme

    wow...if THIS is the face of the new repukes, the dems have nothing to worry about. We'll be in control for years to come. Or at least until the repukes wake up and see just what an idiot this man is. He's only after the attention, and as long as he gets it, he'll keep opening his mouth and making stupid comments.

    no need for the dems to worry, Lush will take care of the repukes for us.

    March 2, 2009 03:32 pm at 3:32 pm |
  10. Conservative Liberal

    Rush is right. He is a very smart man.

    March 2, 2009 03:33 pm at 3:33 pm |
  11. david goldman

    THE ADDICTS THAT LEAD THE REPUBLICAN PARTY

    NEED NEW POLLS. WE WILL NEVER ELECT ANOTHER BUSH.

    March 2, 2009 03:33 pm at 3:33 pm |
  12. Ian - Phoenix

    Remember when Limbaugh, or people like him, said it was "unpatriotic" and "un-American" to speak against the President when Mr. Bush was in office...

    Limbaugh is one of the new leaders of the "Hypocrite Party".

    March 2, 2009 03:33 pm at 3:33 pm |
  13. johnny Kousa

    Those of you who underestimate Rush, you need to know this. If Rush runs against Steele in an election for the Republican nomincation, who do you think is going to win? As a United States Military Officer and a current attorney, I adore Rush.

    March 2, 2009 03:33 pm at 3:33 pm |
  14. Bubba

    Steele must apologize to the head of the Republican party – Rush Limbaugh!

    March 2, 2009 03:34 pm at 3:34 pm |
  15. TM

    It is beneath the dignity of the office of RNC chair to get into a verbal confrontation with a talk show host, however popular. If the Republicans had wanted Mr. Limbaugh as their official chair, they would have elected him.

    Our country has too many problems to spend energy on this kind of drama.

    March 2, 2009 03:34 pm at 3:34 pm |
  16. bruce

    limbaugh's trying to divide the country and make us fail. it is the presidents plan, but we have to make it work. negative people like limbaugh should not even make the news. why report on him? what has he done to help? nothing.

    March 2, 2009 03:35 pm at 3:35 pm |
  17. Pluto

    Steele MUST apologize to the head of his party, or he will be kicked out of the Republicans!

    March 2, 2009 03:37 pm at 3:37 pm |
  18. Andy

    Rush Limbaugh=Poster child for the GOP.

    March 2, 2009 03:37 pm at 3:37 pm |
  19. Julia Byrd- Hayden Idaho

    Put him back on probation or give him for life for his stupidity

    March 2, 2009 03:37 pm at 3:37 pm |
  20. Cameron - Oregon

    Hey, shouldn't this story go under the 'Entertainment' section?

    March 2, 2009 03:38 pm at 3:38 pm |
  21. Mike

    Obey your master Rush" Republicans LOL!!! Ha ha ha!!!!!!

    March 2, 2009 03:38 pm at 3:38 pm |
  22. Sandy

    Why would anyone listen to this chunky junkie?

    March 2, 2009 03:38 pm at 3:38 pm |
  23. S.Positive

    THE NO PARTY IS ABOUT TO SELF DESTRUCT...

    March 2, 2009 03:38 pm at 3:38 pm |
  24. Mark

    Obama is Pelosi's socialist puppet!!

    March 2, 2009 03:38 pm at 3:38 pm |
  25. kevin

    Another fine example of "Country First."

    March 2, 2009 03:38 pm at 3:38 pm |
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