(CNN) - Colin Powell and Rush Limbaugh escalated their war of words on Wednesday, with the talk radio host calling the former Secretary of State part of the "stale, the old, the worn-out GOP that never won anything."
The comments came hours after Powell fired back at Limbaugh and former Vice President Dick Cheney over recent remarks questioning his GOP credentials.
"Rush Limbaugh says, 'get out of the Republican Party.' Dick Cheney says, 'he's already out,'" Powell said at a Tuesday night event in Boston, according to the Boston Globe. "I may be out of their version of the Republican Party, but there's another version of the Republican Party waiting to emerge once again."
Powell drew ire from many in the GOP for his decision to endorse President Obama's candidacy, and said earlier this month that the party would be better off without Limbaugh.
On his show Wednesday, Limbaugh mocked Powell's comments. "And now there's an agenda, an emerging agenda, that he's waiting for for the Republican Party?" said the radio host. "The only thing emerging here is Colin Powell's ego. Colin Powell represents the stale, the old, the worn-out GOP that never won anything."
Limbaugh, who has been called the de facto leader of the Republican Party by leading Democrats, also said that he is resigning from the position.
"I am resigning as the titular head of the Republican Party," Limbaugh said. "Clearly I am not the titular head of the Republican Party, it's not an office I sought, it was an office position that rather was ladled onto me, and one I was appointed without by acquiescence."
I hope the republican party does split. Then the religious right can be marginalized and the true conservatives and democrats can compromise and get bills passed.
Anyone who would endorse Obama for President is truly not a Republican; just stands to reason he's a RINO and NO good for the Republican party, or the country for that matter. Just cross the isle and stop with the facade.
Rush...... Kill yourself
If you ignore him he will go away. Please ignore him.
Limbaugh is such a dispicable thing.
Limbaugh and Cheney have no clue that THEY are the death of the Republican party.
You can't step off as the leader of the crazy nut job republican party when 90% of the republican party listens to you and Dobbs... Limbaugh/Dobbs 2012!! (Cheney for House Speaker 2012!!)
"Porky the Pig" will never shut up! Rush is the "Voice of the GOP".....Hail Hitler!
Let's hope this is the deathnell for Rush - what is the biblical expression ... pride goeth before the fall ... No matter what party, Rush is not the kind of leader a democracy needs or wants. And for a guy who evaded the Vietnam draft with a boil on his butt, for him to say Colin Powell has never "won anything" (apparently he forgot about Desert Storm) takes a the kind of nerve drugs gets you. I just hope his listeners are paying attention, but then have they ever?
Collin Powell belongs to the SAME party as Arlene Specter... sorry if the truth hurts.
let's review...........pro- abortion....pro affirmative action...and recently stated that big government/high taxes are good ......
I thank him for his service to the country..............but he is not a Republican..................
Hear Hear. But the longer the GOP infights the longer it'll be before they return to power. I'm in no hurry to return to the Bush era, thank you.
I respect Powell for his service to our country. I wonder how he could support Obama over McCain and still consider himself a Republican?
Did race play an issue here? Looking at the percentages an argument could be made.
I see his lips moving, but all I hear is "bring me Solo and the wookie"
That settles it, anybody Limbo and the Dittoheads call a RINO is worth a look at in this Independent's book!
Rush should talk about other's egos. He has a 400 lb ego in that body of his, and that does not leave much room for a brain.
"ladled onto" him??? Yes, that fits. Like a giant bloated turkey.
Let's see... Decorated War Veteran, Secretary of State Colin Powell v. Drug Addict Radio Host Rush Limbaugh.
Umm, I'll go with the Sober Smart One!
Please go away Limbaugh; this is a man's world, not an overweight drug addict’s hallucination about the ways of the GOP. Let's let the professionals fight it out
Limbo and the Dittoheads....no wonder they're so behind the times, they're named like a cheesy 50's doo-wop group.
Colin Powell shouldn't honor the ravings of that shameless blimp with any sort of response. Powell's an independent-minded moderate, and the GOP needs to realize it can't survive without them.
Good point Powell. I'd like to work with those kinds of Republicans and this is coming from a Democrat.
He is so right, because the republican party of Limbaugh and Cheney will never amount to anything other than internal terrorists plain and simple. I used to vote republican on occaision when the republican was the best candidate. I will never vote republican again as long as it has any affiliation with the likes of these two. One the ex-vice pathological liar, and Two the ex-drug abusing liar of the airwaves.
hmm.. if my choices were "the stale, the old, the worn-out GOP" and "the angry, the hostile, the divisive GOP" , i dont think the choice would be hard... for anyone sane rational person, and besides, doesnt limbaugh want to go back to "the old" GOP from the reagan years..... i think he has babbled himself into contridicting himself again.. LMAO... must be the oxy ;)
OMG............................if this isn't proof that the GOP'ers love drama, lies and DECIET. Rush really needs to shut-up and get a bit of a LIFE. What a joke......................................he makes the GOP look soooooooooooo bad and this is who they all run towards. STUPID!
Name one thing that Rush has said on his show that is so terrible?
Most of your hate is based on second hand information from the liberal media.