March 3rd, 2009
11:28 AM ET
3 years ago

Steele and Limbaugh speak

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RNC chairman Michael Steele said he was "all good" with Rush Limbaugh after speaking with the conservative radio talk show host on Monday night. (Photo Credit: Getty Images/File)

WASHINGTON (CNN) - Republican National Committee Chairman Michael Steele said Tuesday he has spoken with Rush Limbaugh about his comments regarding the conservative radio talk show host.

"We had a nice conversation last night," Steele said in a statement sent to CNN. "We are all good."

RNC officials described the call as private and did not elaborate on the details of the conversation between the two men.

Related: Steele backs off of Limbaugh criticism


Filed under: GOP • Michael Steele • Popular Posts • Rush Limbaugh
soundoff (265 Responses)
  1. Next.....

    Do not care, do not care, do not care

    NEXT......

    March 3, 2009 10:36 am at 10:36 am |
  2. Joe the Troll

    Steele is gutless. He was put in his place.

    March 3, 2009 10:36 am at 10:36 am |
  3. Dave

    Wimp.

    Why is it that no one in the Republican Party can stand up to Rush? Who is really in charge here?

    March 3, 2009 10:37 am at 10:37 am |
  4. Enough Hate

    No, you are not "all good"!

    March 3, 2009 10:37 am at 10:37 am |
  5. Teddy

    What a butt kisser!!! Michael Steele as well be Rush’s woman. The fact that he and everyone who has said anything against Rush "drug addicted hypocrite" Limbaugh proves who is in charge. Rush Limbaugh is the leader of the Republican Party, he says jump and they say how high!!! The only one who has a pair is Rep. Eric Cantor of Virginia!!!

    March 3, 2009 10:37 am at 10:37 am |
  6. wakeupamerica

    Why is the GOP so scared of Rush? If he's not your spokesperson, then quit bowing down to the idiot. Michael Steele is a jerk anyway....what kind of leadership is he bringing to the table. All of the GOP is incindiary idiots.

    March 3, 2009 10:37 am at 10:37 am |
  7. Sniffit

    There's so obviously sexual tension between them.

    March 3, 2009 10:38 am at 10:38 am |
  8. S Callahan

    Are we now growing up?

    March 3, 2009 10:38 am at 10:38 am |
  9. ANGIE-OH

    you are all good alright. you are all crazy.

    March 3, 2009 10:39 am at 10:39 am |
  10. The Bu

    Am I the only person that thinks this Rush Limbaugh and the Republican Party thing is getting out of hand. Since when do elected officials have to apologize to a radio talk show host? I understand that their constituents may be "conservative" but has it really come to this? WOW! So, "conservatives" are no longer calling themselves Republicans anymore? Does the "conservative" agenda no longer fit within the Republican platform? Hhhhmmm!!! So, how long can the Republicans survive without the "conservative" movement?

    March 3, 2009 10:39 am at 10:39 am |
  11. Eric

    HAHAHA!!!! Welcome to the GOP Circus

    March 3, 2009 10:39 am at 10:39 am |
  12. Leo

    Ha! This is the face of the Republican Party! What a joke.

    OBAMA NATION RULES!

    I'm so happy the American people made the right choice in November. I can only imagine how much worse things could get with these right-wing facists running the show beyond the 8 years they had.

    Rush Limbaugh is a big, fat Wall Street lover!

    March 3, 2009 10:41 am at 10:41 am |
  13. Bill Williams

    So I guess we really do know who is in charge.....

    A fat drug addict who goes overseas to have sex with young people! Way to go Repubs!

    March 3, 2009 10:41 am at 10:41 am |
  14. Cleaning up after W

    Well, I'm certainly glad the jello-spined Steele and the Rushberry Doughboy are back on speaking terms.

    Steele is a joke, along with the rest of the GOP. It is truly pathetic that they take their marching orders from an hypocritical drug-popping entertainer. The party of Lincoln is officially dead. They are a party of the lunatic fringe, now. With their talk about bringing down the government and hoping it fails, they are nothing more than economic jihadists.

    March 3, 2009 10:41 am at 10:41 am |
  15. rustylynn

    Glad to see CNN got it's marching orders from the DNC. Yeah, keep distracting from the disaster that's occupying the White House and keep the malign Rush campaign going

    March 3, 2009 10:41 am at 10:41 am |
  16. King Rush

    Steele has just rendered himself totally ineffective.....neutered by Rush

    March 3, 2009 10:41 am at 10:41 am |
  17. windfall

    this is just sad. Limbaugh's job is to bring in listeners because it translates to money.

    he never has to listen, negotiate, or be responsible for the people he represents.

    the GOP has officially crashed and burned.

    March 3, 2009 10:42 am at 10:42 am |
  18. Linda

    Yes, you should be all good after Limbaugh put you back in your place. He told you to go BEHIND the scene and work. In other words, you need to get out of sight. You know the RNC only hired you as their token to go up against President Obama.

    March 3, 2009 10:42 am at 10:42 am |
  19. Wes

    Rush Bimbaugh....King of the Good Bushies!

    One cross word against the king and immediate apology MUST be issued. Check is out they all repent in tears after anti-Rush speak.

    (and nice black, silk greaser outfit Rush! Heck you look the roll of a drug addict now.)

    Going from selling used cars to making $30,000,000 per year selling Good Busheism. I guess Rush is the smart on when you really think about it.

    March 3, 2009 10:42 am at 10:42 am |
  20. sf

    Wow...

    March 3, 2009 10:42 am at 10:42 am |
  21. TD

    Rush is no different to the Republican party than Oprah, Michael Moore, or Sean Penn is to the Democratic party. They are ALL entertainment personalities who also have major influence. I never heard the media or the republicans suggest who the real "leader" of the democratic machine was. Why is the White House wasting time & energy & trying so hard to go after Rush? Seems to me, the White House is pushing for even more divide in this country, which is sad. This last election left many feeling like the U.S. is no longer one nation....so sad.

    March 3, 2009 10:42 am at 10:42 am |
  22. jdp

    The fact that Steele actually felt it necessary to speak with Limbaugh just proves who really wears the pants in the Republican family. I'm all for it... let Limbaugh keep dictating terms to the party, and make them even more insignificant than they already are.

    March 3, 2009 10:43 am at 10:43 am |
  23. THE OLD TIMER

    give em hell rush

    March 3, 2009 10:43 am at 10:43 am |
  24. Grog in Ohio

    Headline correction: Limbaugh speaks, Steele grovels.

    March 3, 2009 10:44 am at 10:44 am |
  25. Amazing

    STeele is punk!

    March 3, 2009 10:45 am at 10:45 am |
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