(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."
New Yorker, If any Repub endorsed Obama that is a sign they are not completely brainwashed. Be a Repub at any cost , is that your motto? I feel sorry for you.
Powell voted based on color not subtance of the persons running.
Come to think of it, Rush reminds me of Jerry Falwell, and where is he now?
Rush is a washed-up windbag. Come on folks, time to move on. Get out of the republican party? Is there anything of it left? Dang...
The two greatest enemies of the Rebulican party are Limbaugh and Cheney. The best thing the Rebulicans can do is denounce them both, and fire their sitting GOP President, because he cannot do anything either.
Powell a Man that Bravely and Proudly Served His country
Limbaugh a Drug addict who Spews Hate all day
Who is More Relevant Ennie meeni mynee moe
Oh and Thanks Gen Powell for not Bowing Down to The Leader of the Gop and Apologizing much respect for you sir!
Limbaugh is delusional. He called Colin Powell the "stale, the old, the worn-out GOP that never won anything.", but he's wrong. That's the GOP that he & Dick Cheney are part of.
Limbaugh is terrified that there could once again be a relevant, pro-American Republican party, and his faction will fall completely to the wayside. I don't know whether the Neocons serve a foreign master hell-bent on destroying the United States, or if they are a domestic subversive terrorist group, but either way, Colin Powell is right, and Rush, in his opiate fantasies, is wrong.
Rush Limbaugh is half a junkie. Why do people listen to him? You know and I know he's just going to overdose on painkillers very soon and that will be the end of him.
Limbaugh is a joke, Powell is a war hero. Sorry, I'm with Powell on this one.
"Just cross the isle? Island? Or did you mean aisle.
If you keep publicly lambasting your comrades it does not help your party which already has a low rating. Something fishy is going on.
Rush Limbaugh is an big fat drug abusing idiot who makes millions of dollars every year bloviarting to uneducated morons like himself. The people who listen to him are morons. Why would any intelligent person listen to this fat gas bag?
People please listen to this man. Listen to the utter garbage that spews from his mouth for the sake of entertainment. He is not an elected offical.
He is a bad joke on all that take his advice as the Gospal Political truth. This is a man that has not idea what it takes to run for or serve in an elected office.
I am not Dem or Rep. I AM A AMERICAN & a Vet of this country.
Should we listen to a decorated four star general with an impeccable record serving his country or a draft-dodging torturer who spat in the face of the very constitutioin he took an oath to uphold and a morbidly obese drug addict blowhard with delusions of grandeur....That is what I call a no brainer....
Anyone who takes anything limpbaugh says as gospel is a true MORON. General Colin Powell has served his and my country with honor and distinction. All limpbaugh has done is make his living off of a bunch of uneducated, racist, morons. So go ahead repubs keep following him. He goes home to a mansion you go home to a trailer. Maybe when you go broke he will let you live as q surf on his estate.
"I'm a conservative!"
"No. I am a conservative!"
"No you're not! I am the real conserative! You are a lamebrain!"
"Oh yeah! Well I have more conservativenes than you peabrain!"
"Whaaaa! He says he is more conservative than me! Meanie!"
blah blah bllah
WHY IS LIMBAUGH BEING PROFILED AT ALL??? He is an etertainer.. he is taking the party in a handbasket straight to the land of "NEVER WINNING ANY MORE ELECTIONS" .
Attacking seasoned Republicans like Powell only make the party look weak and discombobulated.
This is a sad state of affairs. Is there any hope for the Republican party??? At this point... between Newt, Steele and Rush..all I can see for them in the future is a MOVIE DEAL.
Powell supported President Obama over McShame because he was the best person for the job. "Country First" remember that. Powell was country first not party especially when the party is going in the wrong direction.
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.
If General Powell is not a real Republican, then was Ronald Reagan's son a fake Republican since he did endorese Pres. Obama? Why are Republicans only questioning the faithfulness of their black constiuents.
Why cant rush od or something
When republicans run as conservatives, they win every time.
When republicans run as "democrat lite," they get clobbered. Why?
Because when there is already a liberal on the ballot, why vote for the Diet Coke version of liberal? Those inclined to vote for liberals will vote for the real deal.
WE are all elated that Rush Limbaugh and Dick Cheney are taking turns with the shovel. Pretty soon the hole will be large enough to drop the entire Bush administration in. Those guys are going to prison. And rightfully so.
Hey Rush: 27 million people makes for great ratings... and poor showings in a national election. Enjoy being the scion of a regional party.