March 3rd, 2009
11:28 AM ET
2 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
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  1. Teddy

    Michael Steele is a punk. He might 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 11:10 am at 11:10 am |
  2. Harry

    This is a very good gift to American people. Now these two can go back to their caves!

    March 3, 2009 11:10 am at 11:10 am |
  3. FLA

    The Republican Party is absolutely absurd.

    March 3, 2009 11:11 am at 11:11 am |
  4. worriedmom

    Dave & Gorefan What you don't understand is that a lot of Republican conservatives feel the same way that Rush does. And as usual what you morons don't understand is that Rush said he wants Obama to FAIL if it means taking away our Liberties! Now if you are fine with your President, taking away your freedom of speech and you are fine with saluting his picture each morning then so be it. Your "One" is causing havoc. He is trying to divert attention away from this failing economy. I would rather have Rush leading our party then your Queen Pelosi and King Harry. If things keep going the way they are, all of a sudden you will be hearing a bunch of you that voted for your One crying when all your LIberties are taken away from your Precious one. the problem with you Libs is that you cannot see anyone else's side, you feel your thoughts are gospel. I at least try to see both sides but I do not want my freedom or my children's freedom taken away.

    March 3, 2009 11:11 am at 11:11 am |
  5. Jason

    Rush promised not to attack Steele too much.

    Steele promised to keep his mouth about Rush plus he gives him a lifetime supply of Oxycodin, Vicodin and Viagra

    That last one baffles me and makes me think about why someone who loves himself so much would need Viagra; oh now I see it, no wonder Rush is never there to lend a helping hand, it's always busy.

    You go Rush, you be the voice of the GOP and the moderates will keep voting Democrat.

    March 3, 2009 11:11 am at 11:11 am |
  6. Ally

    What a pathetic mess the Republican Party has become. DOOMED.

    March 3, 2009 11:15 am at 11:15 am |
  7. Ricky

    What a wuss! Man you just got b!#ch slapped by Rush. Go home and cry in your pillow. What a party! I am glad I am not a Repub.

    March 3, 2009 11:15 am at 11:15 am |
  8. chuck

    TODAY I'M CALLING ON THE FEDS TO CONDUCT A DRUG TEST ON RUSH LIMBAUGH BECAUSE HE'S POPPING TOO MANY PILLS INTO HIS SYSTEM.

    March 3, 2009 11:15 am at 11:15 am |
  9. ETM

    Steele got bent over but good!

    March 3, 2009 11:15 am at 11:15 am |
  10. Gop

    I agree both men have a very common enemy and that is Obama and his socialism agenda.

    Steel is the head of the GOP but the fact is the GOP is not very conservative at this time. Rush is the head of our Conservative party!

    I would like to see the GOP become more Conservative so they could in fact beat Obama and his band of Socialist.

    The only point I like to make is the Democrats would love to see Rush in a fight with the Gop so Americans would no longer focus on them and how they plan on raping our country for the next 4 years.

    If Rush and Steel can work together the GOP can again start being the party of the American people and put an end to the Democrat party and their socialism agenda!

    Any one here that hates Rush does it because they hate people that tell the truth.

    March 3, 2009 11:15 am at 11:15 am |
  11. AmericanCitizen

    I thought the Republican motto's was COUNTRY FIRST, it looks like politics first. Instead of the thinking about the American people and the economy they keep bowing down to this idioit Limbaugh. They want Obama policies to fail just to make a point. The Republican party has turned into gutless idioits.

    March 3, 2009 11:15 am at 11:15 am |
  12. Lawrence Sutherland

    I am enjoying The GOP falling apart....

    March 3, 2009 11:16 am at 11:16 am |
  13. Ad West

    "It's all good. Limbaugh controls the party. I got out of line by questioning him. He straightened me out in our phone call." –Steele

    March 3, 2009 11:16 am at 11:16 am |
  14. Ally

    What a pathetic mess the Republican Party has become. DOOMED.

    March 3, 2009 11:16 am at 11:16 am |
  15. flavoter

    I hear the republican talking heads saying the Dems are weak on basically everything. Yet the current Republican leadership are all bowing down to a drug addict (no such thing as a cured addict, just an addict that's not currently using) and also he's an entertainer.

    And micheal Steele is a major disappointment with his tough talk on the DL Huhgley's show to ( YEA SA Boss, CAN YA'LL FORGIVE ME) mentality talk about a weak party and a major set back for people of any color. How does he think he can attract people to the Good ole' boy environment. When he's being reigned in by a radio show host ( FRICK' IN FUNNY, just like the comedian aslo I live in 772 so I know how Rush is seen on the ground around here ) Micheal Steele just bent over a picked up the soap.

    Rush has been allowed to put Steele in the stereotypical " his place" Rush stated Steele is not in charge of the Republican Party just the RNC and threaten the RNC's possible donation drives. RNC being extorted by one of there own.

    March 3, 2009 11:16 am at 11:16 am |
  16. Machiavelli, Baton Rouge, LA

    Not since Reconstruction has the Republican party taken the Black vote seriously, and that is why Michael Steele was chosen as the face of the Party, to attract the minority vote. However, the plan has miserably failed up to now. Blacks will turn out again in record numbers in '12, but it will be to re-elect Barack Obama and diminish Republican influence in Congress.

    March 3, 2009 11:16 am at 11:16 am |
  17. charles

    Micheal steel is a disgrace to both black and white who are trying to redefine America!

    March 3, 2009 11:16 am at 11:16 am |
  18. Vince, Jupiter, Florida

    Limbaugh is the 800 pound guerilla in the GOP. I’m counting on the big junkie to finish the destruction of the Republican Party! I know he can do it!

    March 3, 2009 11:16 am at 11:16 am |
  19. nora CC TXAS

    Rush is a big old LOSER, Steele, why are you such a wimp!!! Someone needs to stand up to Rush that big old WINDBAG!!!!!

    March 3, 2009 11:17 am at 11:17 am |
  20. Kimberly in Azizona

    @ sniffit~you are correct! Sad yes, but very very true! They dont even accept different ideals within their own party. Its either agree with EVERY thing I say or your a traitor! But like I said, you gotta love it, they are their own worst enemy.

    March 3, 2009 11:17 am at 11:17 am |
  21. Gop

    I agree both men have a very common enemy and that is Obama and his socialism agenda.

    Steel is the head of the GOP but the fact is the GOP is not very conservative at this time. Rush is the head of our Conservative party!

    I would like to see the GOP become more Conservative so they could in fact beat Obama and his band of Socialist.

    The only point I like to make is the Democrats would love to see Rush in a fight with the Gop so Americans would no longer focus on them and how they plan on raping our country for the next 4 years.

    If Rush and Steel can work together the GOP can again start being the party of the American people and put an end to the Democrat party and their socialism agenda!

    Any one here that hates Rush does it because they hate people that tell the truth.

    March 3, 2009 11:17 am at 11:17 am |
  22. Molly

    LOL...this is a sad time for the GOP. They're never going to recover. I hope all the moderates from the party come to the middle with the rest of the independents. We're the only ones that can fix this mess!

    March 3, 2009 11:17 am at 11:17 am |
  23. Gabriel

    I am sure it is all 'good' with Rush!!!!

    The 'GODFATHER' Rush told Steele to 'tow the line' or he will be out!!!

    Sad commentary on the Republican Party......

    ..........Good Luck Mitt trying to break through......

    .......Remember this is the same GODFATHER that did not want your own John McCain as the nominee......

    ......we will wait for the next scandal maybe that will jog the memories.....because lets face it ....the excuse will be.....'the drugs did it.....!"

    March 3, 2009 11:17 am at 11:17 am |
  24. todd

    Rush is the savior of our nation!! He knows whats important in America. God, guns and money!! I don't need my kids to get an education, I need for rich people to get tax cuts so they can give me a job. I don't need health care for my kids. I need rich people to get tax cuts so they can give me a job. I don't need the bridge I drive over to be fixed, I need rich people to get tax cuts so I can get a job. We don't need to get off oil because then rich people might not get tax cuts and I won't get a job. I don't need an end to the war in Iraq cuz thats the only thing hirring right now is the army, so at least my boys will have jobs killing terrorists. I know that Saddam was behind 911 and that Iraq was planning a full on invasion of our great god fearing nation. Thank you Rush I have learned everything I need to know about anything.

    March 3, 2009 11:17 am at 11:17 am |
  25. Wyatt

    Steele needs Limbaugh more than Limbaugh needs Steele. Pretty much sums it up.

    March 3, 2009 11:18 am at 11:18 am |
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