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LynneSin Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-03-09 09:03 AM
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It's official - Limbaugh is the leader of the RNC. Steele apologizes for his comment on Rush
http://thecaucus.blogs.nytimes.com/2009/03/02/rnc-chair... /
R.N.C. Chairman Apologizes to Limbaugh in Flap Over His Role
By Adam Nagourney
The new chairman of the Republican National Committee, Michael Steele, apologized to Rush Limbaugh on Monday after describing him in a television interview over the weekend as an entertainer who made incendiary and sometimes ugly remarks, party officials said.

Mr. Steele called Mr. Limbaugh after the radio host belittled Mr. Steele on his show, questioning his authority and saying the new Republican leader was off to a shaky start.

Its time, Mr. Steele, for you to go behind the scenes and start doing the work that you were elected to do instead of trying to be some talking head media star, which youre having a tough time pulling off, Mr. Limbaugh said, in a transcript of his remarks he posted on his Web site.

Mr. Steele: You are head of the R.N.C., Mr. Limbaugh said. You are not head of the Republican Party. Tens of millions of conservatives and Republicans have nothing to do with the R.N.C. and right now they want nothing to do with it.


If Steele had any balls he would have stood his grounds. Instead Steele caved to a lying sack-of-shit who has a history of abusing drugs and taking sex vacations to the Dominican Republic. This is the leader of the Republican party - Rush Limbaugh. Enjoy the next 20-30 years of democratic majority.

I have alot of respect for several of the liberals who have a voice in the Media like Keith Olbermann, Rachel Maddows, Sam Sedar to name a few but the moment our party caves to the dictatorship of one of these media personalities is the moment our party will start to falter. That doesn't mean our party shouldn't listen to what these people are saying but we shouldn't be appointing them the 'voice of the party'.



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saltpoint Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-03-09 09:04 AM
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1. Agree. But if we DO cave to a personality, I hope it's Emmylou Harris.
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LynneSin Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-03-09 09:06 AM
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2. Someone who is sane. SOmeone who his a drug-addled pedophile
pretty much that eliminates a few folks like Rush Limbaugh
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saltpoint Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-03-09 09:10 AM
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6. Hi, LynneSin. Ol' Rush never appeared to address the dysfunction in
his condemning people who use illicit drugs and his own illicit drug use.

He did condemn them, pretty much across the board, yet in his own use he is a commercially successful multi-millionaire.

If all drugs are all bad for everyone, how come he's so rich?

We never get that angle from Limbaugh. We only get the anti-progessive bile.
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LynneSin Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-03-09 09:13 AM
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9. Didn't Rush say that anyone who abused drugs should be thrown in jail and the key tossed
Well Rush - we're waiting
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saltpoint Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-03-09 09:14 AM
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11. Yes, ma'am. He did say so, more than once.
He loves those kinds of rants.

I'll stand with you in waiting for him to own up to his own policies.
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LynneSin Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-03-09 09:16 AM
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13. Ann Coulter also said women didn't have the smarts to vote...
and the proved herself right not once, but twice by voting in the wrong voting poll place
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saltpoint Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-03-09 09:17 AM
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15. LOL! Yep. Poor Ann. We should be good samaritans and pitch in
and get the poor woman a map.


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rolltideroll Donating Member (410 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-03-09 09:08 AM
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3. The Godfather
Edited on Tue Mar-03-09 09:09 AM by rolltideroll
Limbaugh is the equivalent of Moe Greene from The Godfather. Steele is Fredo.
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MrPerson Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-03-09 09:08 AM
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4. Steele's mistake - Acknowledging Limbaugh at all.
He should have said "no comment".

All Limbaugh wants is attention. He could care less that he's humiliating a Republican.
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TwilightGardener Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-03-09 09:08 AM
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5. Wow. What a pathetic group of nutless wonders the GOP has become, bowing before
a narc-addled entertainer. The party continues its implosion. Nothing left but to stand back and watch.
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rolltideroll Donating Member (410 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-03-09 09:10 AM
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8. I dunno,Look at this Pic of Limbaugh in the Hot tub at CPAC, Scary
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mikeytherat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-03-09 09:15 AM
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12. No picture necessary - you used "Rush Limbaugh" and "in the hot tub" in the same sentence.
"Scary" was understood!

mikey_the_rat
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rolltideroll Donating Member (410 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-03-09 09:16 AM
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14. Your right, I probably angered the Great Lord Cthulu there. nt
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mikeytherat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-03-09 09:19 AM
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16. Cthulhu's cool (and one of the locals here):


mikey_the_rat
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Kingofalldems Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-03-09 09:10 AM
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7. Steele bows down before the quintessential repub
fake tough guy. Unbelievable.
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rurallib Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-03-09 09:13 AM
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10. Isn't this the 2nd time Steele has apologized to drugRush?
Didn't Steele have to call the almighty to beg forgiveness just after he was elected leader? I'll bet this won't happen again. If it does Rushie will fire Steele.
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sufrommich Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-03-09 09:20 AM
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17. Rush and his minions over at freeperville are exposing their
real issue with Steele:

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2198049/posts

Why, he's an "affirmative Action failure" of course. Every day in every way they expose a little bit more of their true reptile skin. GOP will soon be known for what they are,the party of ignorant racist old men. Good luck with that.
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rolltideroll Donating Member (410 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-03-09 09:26 AM
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18. Yay Further removing themselves from the main stream
Rush, Savage, (Maybe Hannity)and their ilk do not really believe this crap. They are all about the self aggrandizement. They will throw this party off a cliff if it fattens their wallets. If Rush truly cared,he would have let this slip instead of showing minorities what the score really is.They will stick with this death grip,insular policy until they are down to the crazy vote only. I really hoped Steele would stick to his guns and force a real showdown.
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rolltideroll Donating Member (410 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-03-09 09:29 AM
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19. Best Post
To: Obadiah

Too bad, all blacks now have to live with that cloud over their heads.

13 posted on Tuesday, March 03, 2009 8:15:50 AM by Trailerpark Badass (Happiness is a choice!)
< Post Reply | Private Reply | To 4 | View Replies>

Yes, every day African Americans wake up and ask themselves how they are ashamed the system is rigged to benefit them. This revelation coming from a guy with a name like TrailerPark Badass is especially insightful, as I am sure he has many friends of different creeds and ethnicity.
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sufrommich Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-03-09 09:35 AM
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21. I saw that, personally I think the whole republican party
should change their name to "trailer park badass",I think that pretty much sums up what they've got left.
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LynneSin Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-03-09 09:30 AM
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20. I don't know which is sadder
That the republicans felt they had to pick a black man so they could compete with Barack Obama or that they picked a black man and they aren't even giving him a fair chance to be successful, evident with the rest of the republicans listening to Limbaugh over Steele.
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sufrommich Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-03-09 09:39 AM
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23. What is really sad is that they believe parading a woman or a
minority around to promote their anti-woman,anti-minority agenda actually means anything to anybody.They are truly stupid.
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LynneSin Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-03-09 09:41 AM
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24. Steele was to the African-American community what Palin was to be for women
and the thing is - the rest of the country wasn't buying it. It takes more than skin color or a pair of ovaries to fool the rest of the country.
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RaleighNCDUer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-03-09 09:35 AM
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22. Steele may be the new king
but Limbaugh is still the Pope, and kings fall on the Pope's say so.

Those people are absofuckinglutely medieval.
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LynneSin Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-03-09 09:44 AM
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25. Not all the Kings have done so. Henry VIII rejected the pope
Clearly Steele is no Henry VIII
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