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

Steele and Limbaugh speak


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. Dace Tucson AZ

    Did Uncle tom need to by some oxy from the new grand wizard of the white hood party of hate and financial terrorism? Or lick his fuhrer's boots some more? Hey token just send oxy and 3-4 dozen doughnuts for Jabba's afternoon snack that will get you back in your radio lord of hates good graces.

    March 3, 2009 02:26 pm at 2:26 pm |
  2. tom epstein

    let's see eric cantor disagrees with rush and rush has nothing to say, then the token party leader disagrees with rush and he openly calls the guy out. then steele gives an aplology to rush. more evidence steele is a token there was obviously behind the scene pressure for steele to not fight rush publicly.

    March 3, 2009 02:26 pm at 2:26 pm |
  3. Maggie from Virginia

    Nothing surprises me about the GOP anymore. This is the same party that sought political advice from Joe the Plumber. What a freaking joke they have become.

    March 3, 2009 02:27 pm at 2:27 pm |
  4. Grimm

    I don't think that what GOP Chairman Steele said about Rush Limbaugh was an insult. It was the truth. Some people, I'm among them, feel that Rush Limbaugh is an incendiary media persona. Last I checked, the leader of the GOP was ELECTED to said position. Again, GOP Chairman Steele was simply being truthful when he stated that he, not Rush Limbaugh, is the leader of the GOP. I am disappointed that GOP Chairman Steele opted to bow down to Rush Limbaugh instead of stand his ground. I find it hard to believe that the GOP faithful would sooner rally around a radio talk show host instead of one of their ELECTED party leaders. But then I'm not a Republican so maybe it's just not for me to understand.

    March 3, 2009 02:28 pm at 2:28 pm |
  5. karen

    Look, you liberal ignoramouses and moderates(one and the same), Rush is a conservative. Conservatives stand for certain principles. The conservatives are sick and tired of the RINOS in the party who do not represent us. If a so-called "moderate"(again Democrat) wants to join our party and our beliefs, fine, but we are not going to change what we believe to accomodate you. None of you even know enough about Limbaugh to even discuss him because you don't listen to him, and what you say about him shows your ignorance. The White House is going after Rush because they fear him, but Obama is out of his league taking on Rush. Rush is not an entertainer – he is entertaining as he takes on liberals and exposes them for the destructive lamebrains they are.

    March 3, 2009 03:20 pm at 3:20 pm |
  6. Matthew, Houston, TX

    This is GREAT!! I hope they keep it up and show just how out of touch the Republican party really is. I REALLY hope that the Republican party ticket for 2012 is Limbaugh/Palin. A dream come true . . .

    March 3, 2009 03:20 pm at 3:20 pm |
  7. C Squared

    And this is why a viable third party is needed. We need something to bring sanity back to this country

    March 3, 2009 03:22 pm at 3:22 pm |
  8. human being

    LImbaugh and his supporters, GOP party want a theocracy headed by white christian conservs. So stop calling Obama a socialist he is not the one who started social security or made sure your local taxes go to elementary schools when I dont even have a child yet.

    Theocracy all the way, we are becoming IRAN

    March 3, 2009 03:23 pm at 3:23 pm |
  9. Matthew, Detroit

    I'm an idiot. I Hail W the messiah.

    March 3, 2009 03:26 pm at 3:26 pm |
  10. Matthew, Detroit

    America will never be as intelligent as their asian counterparts that is proof seen with W the messiah's 2 terms. For people who still use socialism as a scare tactic against our biracial prez, you people are uneducated and close-minded, we know you do not approve of his biracial background and his muslim name so you fabricate stories about Obama being socialist. Socialism is nothing like what you people think. I guess those who cry "socialism" are really rich or really stupid or really racist.

    March 3, 2009 03:30 pm at 3:30 pm |
  11. N. O'Brain

    So much hate from the reactionary left.

    What ARE they afraid of?

    March 3, 2009 03:34 pm at 3:34 pm |
  12. Derek

    Proving that Limbaugh runs the GOP, Steele apologizes and backs down.

    March 3, 2009 03:41 pm at 3:41 pm |
  13. Caveman

    Watch the Big "O" offer peace beads and flowers here.

    There goes the neighborhood, 'W' should be hanging a for sale sign soon.

    Two of Mexico's deadliest drug cartels have combined force into 100,000 foot soldiers, wreaking havoc across the country and threatening U.S. border states. (Fox news)

    March 3, 2009 03:42 pm at 3:42 pm |
  14. Bosco

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

    Then Michael "Token" Steele performed his best "step-n-fetch it" routine. Just WHO is running this Dog and Pony show?

    March 3, 2009 03:43 pm at 3:43 pm |
  15. Mitch MD

    Michael Steele is pitiful... ABSOLUTELY DISGUSTING!!!! Did someone threaten to remove him from the chairmanship if he DIDN'T apologize?

    March 3, 2009 03:48 pm at 3:48 pm |
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