Rush Limbaugh, Former Conservative Talk Show Host...

Mike Steele, RNC chairman, and former conservative radio commentator, Rush Limbaugh, have had a bit of an exchange over the last few days that has created some controversy.

Here is what Steele in the interview, courtesy of the Politico.

Rush's retort to Steele on Monday,

“I hope the RNC chairman will realize he’s not a talking head pundit, that he is supposed to be working on the grassroots and rebuilding it and maybe doing something about our open primary system and fixing it so that Democrats don’t nominate our candidates,” Limbaugh said, his voice rising. “It’s 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 you’re having a tough time pulling off.”

This little quibble has shown the obvious fractures in the GOP and the fight that is going on for its core beliefs. Many questions arise about the future of the Republican Party's survival if infighting like this keeps up. Anyone who thinks that Limbaugh is the voice of its intellectual movement is sorely mistaken.

Mr. Limbaugh is now fulfilling a role more suited to his talents and that is GOP Conservative Whip. Mr. Steele's apology was evidence of that. I think Rush will do a fine job of keeping the Republican leadership in line over the next few years. And I think he has, as he likes to put it, the wherewithal to do it right.

PS-We still love yah' Mike, just watch what you say in the future. Geez, it's not that hard.



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