March 2nd, 2009
03:52 PM ET
6 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. Art Michaelson

    Rush should be taken away in a BUTTERFLY NET

    March 2, 2009 03:04 pm at 3:04 pm |
  2. jd

    Afraid your wrong in one since there Phil P. Yes he is a talk-show host. But his opinions and view should be taken serious for the man speaks a lot of true. Too bad we are selling our country short. While some of his remarks may be ugly he is trying to tell us to wake up and smell the roses before it is too late. Me personally agree with a lot of what he is saying and here is where we strongly disagree. We need to listen to what he has to say, im not scared are you?

    March 2, 2009 03:04 pm at 3:04 pm |
  3. Joe Schmo

    RL is nothing more then an entertainer. Much like any talk show host. His program is filled with lies, and much like Bill Oreily he NEVER lets anyone with a different point of view speak their mind. They just cut them off and hang up on the caller, then spend the next 5 mins belittling someone who can't defend themselves. Its cheap immature entertainment period. I can't believe so many educated republicans follow this guys. He is nothing more then a recovering drug addict who condemns other drug addicts all the time. HE IS ONE! I wish he'd take too many of the prescription pills soon and just overdose.

    March 2, 2009 03:04 pm at 3:04 pm |
  4. Teresa

    Rush sux

    March 2, 2009 03:04 pm at 3:04 pm |
  5. William

    Oh, Rush, will you please shut up already!?!?! Do you have any idea that the overwhelming makority of Americans are sick to death of you and your blithering drivel? You have been called the de facto leader of the GOP. I'm not quite sure that's true anymore, but until the GOP distances itself from false Republicans (aka neo-cons) like yourself, it will continue to be irrelavent. Your day in the sun is over, Rush, and it's time for you and your hate-filled brethern to crawl back under your rocks. But ton't worry. Americans have short attention spans and are easily swayed by empty rhetoric. Before you know it, you'll be able to spew your fascist ideology again. It may not again be in the guise of Republicanism, but you'll get another turn.

    March 2, 2009 03:04 pm at 3:04 pm |
  6. John M. Rice

    Rush is a fat pig-boat blow-hard who should shut up once and forever. as if anyone could achieve making fat white racists look worse than they are, somehow ole boner pill popping fat boy pulls it off. go pay someone to dig your hole for you, soft hands, and climb in it and never come out. horrible horrible moron.

    March 2, 2009 03:04 pm at 3:04 pm |
  7. avoid the noid

    I'm not an Republican, but I wish the Republican Party would just ignore Rush and move on with getting the economy in better shape.

    March 2, 2009 03:04 pm at 3:04 pm |
  8. Misty

    I say it again:
    Limbaugh=Ugh!
    Republicans are doomed and I say– "Yahoo"
    This is what they get for listening to a hypocrite-fat-pill popper.

    March 2, 2009 03:04 pm at 3:04 pm |
  9. Cecil

    This is funny! The only ideas they seem to have is how to attack – now even each other! Only gets better by the day!

    Keep it up!

    March 2, 2009 03:04 pm at 3:04 pm |
  10. OBAMACAN

    Now that's what am talking 'bout....lemmi get the popcorn.

    March 2, 2009 03:04 pm at 3:04 pm |
  11. gl, Pittsburgh

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

    Limbaugh is a racist if you every since one. We all should want President Obama succeeds not just Demo! Every American life depend on Preisdent Obama succeeding.

    March 2, 2009 03:05 pm at 3:05 pm |
  12. Cornelius Williams

    Can the people in Washington do any thing about Rush he's really out of line, This country needs to pull together and help one another because thats the only way our Lord And Savor Christ would want it.So please people don't buy into what Rush is preaching because it's wrong..

    March 2, 2009 03:05 pm at 3:05 pm |
  13. jfs Memhis, Tn

    Wish that this guy would be offered a job in Alaska as a helicopter hunter guide. Even better if he would accept such a position and moved there !!!! Anything ....just to get him out of everyone's face. He is worse than Joe the Plumber. The harm he is doing to the GOP is becoming non repairable !!! He and his radio show nets the same results as what he is accusing the liberal news to be...maybe worse. He should be fired ....or...his sponsors should retract their ads. This guy and his drugs are moving to an irreversible phobia !!

    March 2, 2009 03:05 pm at 3:05 pm |
  14. Sevin

    Rush Limbaugh has been a drain on the Republican Party since their candidate was Bob Dole.

    March 2, 2009 03:05 pm at 3:05 pm |
  15. John, Montreal

    Oooooh Boy!! Let the Games begin...I knew it was only a matter of time that the real Leader of the GOP / RNC put Mr. Steele in his place. Mr. Jindal are you watching..please take a clue.

    March 2, 2009 03:05 pm at 3:05 pm |
  16. Miko

    Limbaugh is nothing but a mouth piece and always will be. If he was of any importance, HE would be in the Presidential seat. He couldn't run this country, the only thing he can run is his mouth!

    March 2, 2009 03:05 pm at 3:05 pm |
  17. Javier Oberti - Fort Lauderdale

    Keep up the good work Rush. Thinking individuals are not fooled by liberal antics. We know the truth when we see it.

    March 2, 2009 03:05 pm at 3:05 pm |
  18. Steady

    Hey Kathy, if you want Obama's socialist, income redistribution policies to succeed that it is YOU have have the problem and not Limbaugh. Wake up lady. This is the USA not Sweden!!!!

    March 2, 2009 03:05 pm at 3:05 pm |
  19. John jr

    Well i would say we now know who runs the republican – Evangelical party. The winner err whiner is Rush!! hurray for him and his drug issues, also his issues with humanity. He looks like he is actually going to blow up and hopefully one day he will. man is that arm of religion in government screwed up or what and it just keeps getting better. maybe with all Rush's negativeness we will all loose!

    March 2, 2009 03:05 pm at 3:05 pm |
  20. aware

    Back to basics America:

    A house is not a home unless its inhabitants put down roots in the community and contribute their share.

    And a country is not a home unless its inhabitants put down roots and contribute their share.

    Do we really want the USA to be a "nanny country?" Do we really want to dehumanize people to that extent? :(

    March 2, 2009 03:05 pm at 3:05 pm |
  21. Observer

    Go get him rush! Let him know you're the bully / leader of the gop!

    March 2, 2009 03:05 pm at 3:05 pm |
  22. Jeanette

    What else would you expect this clown to say. Steele doesn't get it. The party is run by Limbaug and Colter. They are the face and sound of the "new republican party". Wonder where their sheets and pointed hats are stored. Rush Limbaugh is a disgrace to America and a traitor. As long as the republicans align themselves with Limbaugh and Colter, they will be nothing more than a fringe lunatic party!

    March 2, 2009 03:05 pm at 3:05 pm |
  23. Mike in NYC

    Even though this whole thing seems scripted, I'll have to go with Chubby on this one.

    Anyone who refuses to go along with this manic political Second Coming narrative can't be all bad.

    Now if Rush can rip himself away from the neo-cons and start hewing to a truly conservative vision, e.g., Ron Paul’s, he’ll be on the road to redemption.

    March 2, 2009 03:05 pm at 3:05 pm |
  24. pat wilson, laguna beach, ca

    who cares what that drug-addled, bloviating, bag of foul air has to say?

    March 2, 2009 03:05 pm at 3:05 pm |
  25. James

    Is Rush still on druds?

    March 2, 2009 03:05 pm at 3:05 pm |
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