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)

    This party cannot even stand up to a radio talk show host. 1 by 1 they make a comment the the might rush knocks em back down. A party of spineless individuals.

    March 3, 2009 10:49 am at 10:49 am |
  2. Kimberly in Azizona

    both are losers, and ignorant. I love them though, they are securing the future of Democrats, and sealing the fate of the gop. They have lost their minds, and are getting worse every day. This morning I seen some 14 year old talking about conservatives. HAHAHA, they have a 14 year old, a pill poping college drop out, a community college grad(palin)(2 year school that took her 4 years to graduate from), mr rogers, (jindal), and this idiot, mr hip hop. What a complete JOKE this party is.

    March 3, 2009 10:50 am at 10:50 am |
  3. Reggie

    Rush is the leader of the GOP. All the other Rep are cowards. They can talk tough against the president, but want stand up to Rush. I'm glad i'm a Dem.


    March 3, 2009 10:50 am at 10:50 am |
  4. SMP

    Spineless coward.

    March 3, 2009 10:50 am at 10:50 am |
  5. alvino

    Rush made me realize how strong skin really is, by being able to hold him together.

    March 3, 2009 10:50 am at 10:50 am |
  6. Whatz up

    Geee..... talk about a party to "eats their own" right before our eyes.....

    For Micheal Steele to cowardly bend over and lick Rush's butt with his sappy apology was unbelievable. The token black puppet man proves his incompetency yet again. Every time Micheal Steele opens his mouth, he puts his foot in it big time. It's NO wonder why he lost his senate race, he also sucked at being Lt. Governor, no one gave him any attention what-so-ever.

    Rush is truly the LEADER of both the RNC and the GOP. LOL.
    There is NO one else with the balls to stand by their own statements, they have consistently become nothing but "drag queens" when it comes to Rush. Soon we will be hearing Rush lecture his own party on how to talk,walk and bend over! LOL. This is hilarious, too good to be true!

    March 3, 2009 10:50 am at 10:50 am |

    michael your a disgrace, rush your a racist biggot. why cant we just focus on america getting better?

    March 3, 2009 10:50 am at 10:50 am |
  8. Ryan

    Is Rush a comedian?

    March 3, 2009 10:50 am at 10:50 am |
  9. chris

    Steele, how can you claim hip-hop street cred and then bow down to Limbaugh. Michael Steele is a BUSTER!

    He basically told you "back down getting to big for your shorts....and you LISTENED". Come on!

    March 3, 2009 10:51 am at 10:51 am |
  10. Ed, Santa Fe, NM

    This Steele guy seems like a real jerk. He and fascist Limbaugh should hit it off quite well!!

    March 3, 2009 10:51 am at 10:51 am |
  11. Gorefan

    Why are Repulicans such craven cowards? Had anyone else made these comments, they would have been denounced as un-American.
    Limbaugh's hope that Obama fails certainly puts him in with some interesting company, I'm sure Bin Laden also hopes that Obama fails. But the Reublicans seem to be embracing these comments. The fact that they come from a drug addict, who sent his housekeeper out to buy his drugs (an act of incredible cowardice), only shows how marginalized the Republicans are becoming.

    March 3, 2009 10:51 am at 10:51 am |
  12. Wil, Fort Lauderdale, FL

    I KNEW Steele would cave! This is the "NEW" face of the Republican party? Oh, Puhleeeeze!!! Steele and Limbaugh are in bed with each other for sure! Somebody please, for the love of God—PUT BOTH OF THESE PIGS IN A PEN WHERE THEY BELONG!!!! OINK, OINK!!!!!!!!!!!!

    March 3, 2009 10:51 am at 10:51 am |
  13. Dieter Zerressen, Denver, CO

    There little boat is taking on water and sinking. At first they blamed each other, now Steele is using Limbaugh as a floatation device. Ha, ha, ha.

    March 3, 2009 10:52 am at 10:52 am |
  14. Open Your 3rd Eye



    March 3, 2009 10:52 am at 10:52 am |
  15. cruiserGT

    Rush is policing conservative political leaders and forcing them to answer to their constituents. Bully for him!

    I would love to see Michael and the balance of the Republican party step up and lead in the advancement of a conservative agenda that will get our country back on track. Socialism and government run private sector is not good for America.

    March 3, 2009 10:52 am at 10:52 am |
  16. dax

    What figure head and chump. You can fool us RNC. This Steele person just a Sarah Palin type sideshow orchestrated by you leader el rushbag. When he got out of lind his chain/noose was given a stiff yank!

    March 3, 2009 10:52 am at 10:52 am |
  17. playlist

    the gut and the gutless wonder...what a pair..sad state of the GOP

    March 3, 2009 10:52 am at 10:52 am |
  18. Matthew from Texas

    As much as I wish I could say this surprises me, it doesn't. I find it absolutely abhorrent that the party of professionals is taking their orders from a college dropout with no political experience or responsibility on any level be it city, county, state, or federal other than to sit in front of a microphone.

    March 3, 2009 10:52 am at 10:52 am |
  19. Had It

    I found it rather ironic that the "King of Hate" himself (RL) accused the Dems of stirring up fear and hate.

    What a joke the GOP has chosen for it's IDOL.

    March 3, 2009 10:52 am at 10:52 am |
  20. Mark C

    Steele has to meet meet with Limbaugh periodically to get his instructions. It's in his contract as GOP figurehead.

    March 3, 2009 10:52 am at 10:52 am |

    AS a black man i have one thing to say to MR. STEELE!!!



    You should be ashame!!!!!

    March 3, 2009 10:53 am at 10:53 am |
  22. NoMo Bush

    You aint nothing but a HOUSE NEGRO. When your master is sick you say "WE SICK MASTER". Shame on you.

    March 3, 2009 10:53 am at 10:53 am |
  23. Baze

    This is such a joke. Michael "My Man" Steele is not the leader of the G.O.P.

    March 3, 2009 10:53 am at 10:53 am |
  24. J

    Jesus! Seems like every republican is afraid of Rush! is this the end of the GOP?

    March 3, 2009 10:53 am at 10:53 am |
  25. Dutch/Bad Newz, VA

    Hip Hop vs. Country

    What a joke both of these clowns are.

    March 3, 2009 10:54 am at 10:54 am |
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