Apologies for the lack of posts having some computer clinches, the snow storm didn't help....Well RNC Chair Michael Steele and Rush Limbaugh had a little Tete-a-tete about Steele saying Limbaugh was an entertainer and that his show could be "incendiary.” Is it me or is Rush getting more and more sensitive about those (especially on the right) that criticize him...don't get me wrong Limbaugh is probably one of the top 3 people that both impacted my conservative sensibilities and got me interested in politics overall (Buckley and Burke being the other two)but Rush's response to Michael Steele seemed a bit more than was necessary IMHO...IT is easier to espouse your views on a show (or a blog) you produce, with no real opposition, than it is to try an garner support and win elections across a "bigtent" political party (you can be a Republican and dare I say it, not care for Limbaugh's radio show)...and when did D.L Hughley become a reporter.. From Politico:
Republican National Committee Chairman Michael Steele says he has reached out to Rush Limbaugh to tell him he meant no offense when he referred to the popular conservative radio host as an “entertainer” whose show can be “incendiary.”...“My intent was not to go after Rush – I have enormous respect for Rush Limbaugh,” Steele said in a telephone interview. “I was maybe a little bit inarticulate. … There was no attempt on my part to diminish his voice or his leadership.” ...The dust-up comes at a time when top Democrats are trying to make Limbaugh the face of the Republican Party, in part by using ads funded by labor. Americans United for Change sent a fund-raising e-mail Monday that begins: “The Republican Party has turned into the Rush Limbaugh Party.” ...Steele told CNN host D.L. Hughley in an interview aired Saturday night: “Rush Limbaugh is an entertainer. Rush Limbaugh — his whole thing is entertainment. He has this incendiary — yes, it's ugly.” ..Steele, who won a hard-fought chairman's race on Jan. 30, told Politico he telephoned Limbaugh after his show on Monday afternoon and hoped that they would connect soon. ...“I went back at that tape and I realized words that I said weren’t what I was thinking,” Steele said. "It was one of those things where I thinking I was saying one thing, and it came out differently. What I was trying to say was a lot of people … want to make Rush the scapegoat, the bogeyman, and he’s not."
Read Here: http://www.politico.com/news/stories/0309/19517.html