April 28th, 2009
08:30 PM ET
14 years ago

Limbaugh to Specter: Please take McCain with you

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(CNN) - Conservative host Rush Limbaugh said Tuesday he isn't sorry to see Arlen Specter leave the GOP - and that many Republicans wish the Pennsylvania senator would take a few others with him when he goes.

"A lot of people say, 'Well, Specter, take [Sen. John] McCain with you. And his daughter [Meghan]. Take McCain and his daughter with you if you're gonna..." he told listeners, dissolving in laughter.

".....It's ultimately good. You're weeding out people who aren't really Republicans," he said.

Limbaugh did concede the downside of Specter's defection. "It makes the Senate essentially as big a slam dunk for Obama and the Democrats as the House of Representatives already is," he said.

Earlier this month, Specter said Limbaugh did have a tendency to make "provocative" statements, but told radio host Howard Stern he didn't have a problem with the conservative talker. "Do I like Limbaugh?... yeah, I like him," he said then.

UPDATE: Late Tuesday afternoon, Meghan McCain fired back on Twitter. "RED TIL I'M DEAD BABY!!! I love the republican party enough to give it constructive criticism, I love my party and sure as hell not leavin!"

Filed under: Arlen Specter • Extra • John McCain • Meghan McCain • Rush Limbaugh
soundoff (108 Responses)
  1. Kim

    This just gets better all the time. Perhaps if they keep attacking each other, they will leave the Dems alone to do what they want to do.

    April 28, 2009 03:59 pm at 3:59 pm |
  2. sandy

    Well, maybe when we send the Gitmo detainees to other countries, Limbaugh can go with them. He would not be missed. What a big blowhard this man is. His ego is enormous.

    April 28, 2009 03:59 pm at 3:59 pm |
  3. steve22

    could that fat cow sound any more like a segregationist?

    April 28, 2009 03:59 pm at 3:59 pm |
  4. Joe

    Republicans, here is the reason why u r starting to shrink while the democrats are expanding.

    April 28, 2009 04:00 pm at 4:00 pm |
  5. AEK

    Chubby is always bragging about having twenty million regular listeners and paints himself as the quasi head of "his Republican" party. The party of hate, fear and division. Those folks may find that when the next national election comes around that may be all the votes they get. Twenty million will not be enough to unseat President Obama or any other Democratic leader. Thank you very much Mr. Lamebrain for that contribution! Nice to see that you have also let Mr. Steele weigh in on this in his own inept way.

    April 28, 2009 04:00 pm at 4:00 pm |
  6. TXDEM

    what a fail-bot ! ! ! ! !

    April 28, 2009 04:00 pm at 4:00 pm |
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