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. uv777bk

    How utterly, utterly pathetic. Limbaugh is a maniac.
    Maybe he should run as RNC chair and Presidential candidate.
    Bush only managed to partially subvert the constitution. I'm sure Limbaugh could do far 'better'.

    March 3, 2009 10:45 am at 10:45 am |
  2. chuck

    THIS IS LIKE TRYING TO MIX OIL AND WATER. RUSH LIMBAUGH IS THE LEADER OF THE GOP AND THE FACTS SPEAK VERY CLEARLY. IT'S JUST A MATTER OF TIME BEFORE MR STEELE HANDS IN HIS RESIGNATION. THE REPUBLICAN PARTY HAS GONE TO A NEW LOW AND HAS BECOME THE DOOR-MAT FOR MOST AMERICANS.

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

    Rush doesn't speak for the GOP, yet every time, they run back apologizing to him.

    This is so pathetic.

    March 3, 2009 10:45 am at 10:45 am |
  4. Hall for Obama

    Steele did not have to call Rush. Rush knows he is the boss of the Republican Party.

    March 3, 2009 10:46 am at 10:46 am |
  5. Sylvia

    CNN where is this story: Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell has more than $75 million worth of earmarks in the omnibus spending bill. CNN prints and reports foolish stories like Meaghan McCain's love life, etc, etc. Print and report some real news on your website and network for a change.

    March 3, 2009 10:46 am at 10:46 am |
  6. Brian Crooks

    Surprise surprise...Michael Steele only took two days to pay a trip to The Godfadda and kiss the rings. Tell me he's not the voice of the party...

    March 3, 2009 10:46 am at 10:46 am |
  7. Accountability

    "I'm so sorry Ruch...please forgive me..."

    The Republicans can't stand up to a blow hard like Limbaugh...how do their followers believe they can stand up to the Russians, the Chinese, the Iranians, the Koreans and Al Queda? This is the party of Reagan?

    March 3, 2009 10:46 am at 10:46 am |
  8. Tomas E

    Can't you just feel the love among the hate mongers!

    March 3, 2009 10:46 am at 10:46 am |
  9. laughing

    We all know now who the Alpha dog is.. the oxymoron.. popping pills and hate.. everywhere else in the world we call this a Gang or Hate group.. But in this case it's just the Republicans.

    Johnny Cash wore Black for a reason..– he wore black for the poor and the beaten down, the prisoner who has long paid for his crime, for those who never read or listened to the words that Jesus said. For the sick and lonely, in mournin' for the lives that could have been. For the thousands who have died, believen' that the Lord was on their side. I'd love to wear a rainbow every day, and tell the world that everything's OK, but I'll try to carry off a little darkness on my back, Til things are brighter, I'm the Man in Black.

    You wear black for HATE

    March 3, 2009 10:46 am at 10:46 am |
  10. ROTFL

    Who's your daddy? LOL
    Drama Queens!!

    March 3, 2009 10:47 am at 10:47 am |
  11. uv777bk

    Limbaugh 2012?
    {Shudder}

    March 3, 2009 10:47 am at 10:47 am |
  12. Lush Limprick is the HEAD of the Republican NAZI Committee

    "We are all good."

    Translation, "The Master has spoken and I will never roam from the Plantation again"!

    March 3, 2009 10:47 am at 10:47 am |
  13. Turnabout is Fair Play

    Ahs SOO sorry Lord Rush..(Rush bends over and presents his oversized @ss like an Italian Don presenting his ring to a wannabe) *smoochy smoochy smooch smooch*, I don't know what I was saying suh, I stepped on your toes suh and ahs sorry suh.. fnckin' token idiot.. The Repugnicans DESERVE both of you retards. Thank God, there will be a reckoning in 2010 when we vote the rest of you Repub fools out and don't even THINK that yall have a chance in 2012.

    March 3, 2009 10:47 am at 10:47 am |
  14. Cromwell

    Apparently, when Michael Steele was appointed Chairman of the RNC, he took it seriously. He actually thought that he was the leader of the GOP. He didn't realize that he was just a token.

    Steele made the mistake of publicly questioning the role of Rush Limbaugh as the Boss of Bosses of the Party.

    Der Fuhrer quickly put Steele in his place.
    Steele has been castigated and publicly humiliated.

    Michael Steele now knows his place in the Republican heirarchy.
    He is a token, nothing more. And he better not forget it.

    March 3, 2009 10:47 am at 10:47 am |
  15. Carrie

    That's code for "I kissed his butt."

    March 3, 2009 10:47 am at 10:47 am |
  16. Annie

    It's now official, Rush Limbaugh, an unelected college drop out, 3-time divorced drug addict is the head of the Republican party. Fitting, very fitting; Rush sums up the current official Republican stance on just about everything, America for the rich, screw everybody else.

    March 3, 2009 10:48 am at 10:48 am |
  17. itbeme

    in other words, Steele caved to Lush.

    March 3, 2009 10:48 am at 10:48 am |
  18. obama-mama

    What a punk. Rush Limbrepublican is a nobody. A big divisive slob. When did a radio host become the leader of the republican party. This whole thing is a complete circus. The GOP will be in exile for a very long time.

    OBAMA/BIDEN 2012......

    March 3, 2009 10:48 am at 10:48 am |
  19. cnn junkie

    chicken little lol

    March 3, 2009 10:48 am at 10:48 am |
  20. CONCERN

    The GOP main man is a DRUG ADDICTED NEO CON.
    Steele beged for forgiveness. LIMBAUGH is the head of the GOP.

    SHAME!!

    March 3, 2009 10:48 am at 10:48 am |
  21. Rick

    Do any democrats pay taxes?

    March 3, 2009 10:48 am at 10:48 am |
  22. Debby, NJ...foot soldier 'til 2016

    Here we go with trying to be "hip" with "all good"...this man to totally LOST !!!

    March 3, 2009 10:48 am at 10:48 am |
  23. jaye

    I knew Steele would go running to Limbaugh begging forgiveness....
    these republicans are pathethic.

    March 3, 2009 10:48 am at 10:48 am |
  24. Jerry

    It is amazing the the RNC and Rush fell right into the trap that the Democrats are setting them up for. By fighting amongst themselves and by putting a highly polarizing figure like Limbaugh at the masthead of the party they are playing right into the strategy of the DNC. The republicans used to be better at this political stuff.

    March 3, 2009 10:49 am at 10:49 am |
  25. Angela

    Is Rush really that powerful. Steele, you didn't have to fight with him but you could have at least man up to Rush.

    March 3, 2009 10:49 am at 10:49 am |
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