Sunday, March 01, 2009

Open Letter to Michael Steele--Rush Limbaugh Is NOT The Enemy

Michael Steele, I'm disappointed in you.

When you were selected as leader of the Republican National Committee, it looked as though a new day dawned at the RNC. You started to clean house of some of the holdovers, and you even took on the three backstabbers in the Senate who became defacto Democrats to pass the Porkulus bill.

That's why this morning, when I saw your comments on CNN with D.L. Hughley regarding Rush Limbaugh's appearance at CPAC, I was so disgusted I wanted to throw up.

If calling Rush Limbaugh "incendiary and ugly," and just "an entertainer" is your idea of leading the GOP, then it appears your talk of bringing conservatism back to the party is only lip service.

Rush may not be the leader of the GOP, but he is one of the leaders of the conservative movement, whether you like it or not. Why? Because he speaks for so many people who feel ignored, maligned and their values belittled by liberals, the media, the culture, and (too many times) the leadership of the Republican Party.

Why did you feel the need to go after Rush? Were you trying to gain points from these liberal hacks at CNN? This is exactly the problem Rush mentioned in his speech last night. Too many in the GOP have decided to water down conservatism or proclaim it dead. You're too eager to sell your souls in order to get liberals to like you. If there's one life lesson I've learned in nearly 40 years of walking this planet, if you make decisions based on whether or not you will be liked, your life will never be a success. Look at the results of the last two elections. The concept of "big government conservatism" and selling out to liberals did not relate to more Republican voters, nor the election of John McLame.

Does that mean I want Mr. Obama to fail? You're damn right I do! Because his ideas are not in the best interests of this nation. They are polar opposites of every concept this nation was founded upon.

Mr. Steele, Rush Limbaugh and conservatives is not the enemy. Our political enemies are the liberal Democrats, the Obama Administration, as well as those who conspire with them to sell our liberty and the futures of our children down the river so they can accumulate more power and more control over the American people. Keep attacking Rush and the conservative movement and the GOP is playing with fire. Ignore the record crowd at CPAC yesterday, as well as the ovation Rush received, at your own peril.

Acting like a eunuch isn't leadership. Standing unashamedly on conservative principles is leadership and it will win every time. It's time you and the GOP did that, or get out of the way and let someone else do it.

31 comments:

Anonymous said...

Michael Steele, You need to back the conservatives or get the hell out of the way.People like you, are what's destroying this party. I'm sick and tired of people like you that want to "lead' the party, but have no guts. What Rush said was the TRUTH, and you know it!!

dembuster said...

Michael Steele doesn't appreciate Rush Limbaugh stealing his thunder. Mr. Steele is finally somebody again, and like Barack Obama, he 'won', so why is Rush the guy who is getting all of the attention from the Republican party? Jealousy is a cruel taskmaster, and evidently Mr. Steele is still in that jealousy stage. Rush is entertaining, but he is more than that, he is passionate about his conservative values and the Republican party. I would advise Mr. Steele, that if he wants to get along with the majority of the Republican voters, to lay off Rush Limbaugh and the rest of the talk show hosts that are trying to help get this country back on an even keel again. Mr. Obama isn't going to do it, he's too self involved to really care about the American people. He wants a big name, and he'll do anything to get it. He knows the liberal media is going go cover for him no matter what he does. Mr. Steele, get off of your green horse and work with Rush and the rest of the people who love American and it's conservative values. Rush doesn't want your job, he already has one, and you should be grateful that so many people listen to him.

Anonymous said...

Pssssst...OMG, he's -- black! D:

Anonymous said...

Oh please please adopt the stance of Rush. It will make it so much easier to keep the Democratic party in power.

Anonymous said...

Hey guys,

just keep up the good work and choose this admittedly drug-addict/abuser disgusting fat clown Limbaugh over anybody else - this will make sure liberals will have no problem winning EVERY ELECTIONS in the next 15-20 years (or as long as this ill-educated disgutsing fat clown survives with his killer drug habits.)

Ahh and BTW there's NOTHING conservative about this fatty - he's the classic illogical, cheap populist with almost zero sense...


...but hey, it will serve US, liberals, very well! :)

Anonymous said...

Limbaugh is hurting the party and it is past time someone called him on it. He is self-indulgent, egotistical, and does not care for the conservative movement or the Republican Party.

Batmensch said...

Rush Limbaugh is a horrible, hypocritical demogogue who is only interested in what's good for Rush Limbaugh, not in what is good for the country. Kudos for Michael Steele for finally pointing this out.

Anonymous said...

All of this talk about who is the"enemy" is why this country is in the bind it's in today. Americans want you "politicians" to start working together for the betterment of the country, not your personal agendas. If you can't do that, you need to resign whatever position you hold. Lead, follow or get out of the way!!!

lgillooly said...

Steele is right. Rush is wrong. Most Americans,including Democrats are fiscal conservatives. I believe in Capitalism and run a small business. It seems like you all have selective amnesia. Obama was left with a humungous fiscal mess on his desk and worsening by the minute. Even Ronald Reagan's economic advisor,Martin Feldstein said his stimulus need to be biggeer to affect a 13 trillion dollar economy. He also should nationalize the banks that continue to rape and pillage this country with our money (oh I forgOt the poor made them do it)
Turn off Rush for 2 weeks and read something...[please

sjm said...

What exactly are conservative values and why is Rush the only person who seems to be tellng the so called TRUTH!!11

sjm said...

What exactly are conservative values? Can only conservatives love America?

Anonymous said...

Hey "Marooned in Marin" -- saying Michael Steel is "acting like a eunuch" is only half a step back from calling him "Little Sambo." Is Rush really the man? The guy who wouldn't even use his own name to get his own little blue pills? Please.

Tim Regler said...

If Rush is indeed the man, then why doesn't he do the patriotic thing and run for President? Anyone really think that will happen? How about it Rush? You love the free market, how about the free marketplace of ideas? Could you survive in that marketplace? Let's see you put forth a plan Rush, then get out there and defend it. Are you a patriot or a coward Rush?

Anonymous said...

Rush Limbaugh abused stunning quantities of illegal drugs. When confronted by police, he tried to implicate his associates rather than accept blame. When I saw the video of his recent speech in which he said "Conservatives love people," all I could think of was his repeated comparisons of a 13-year-old girl (Chelsea Clinton) to a dog. He's a real class act!

Go ahead Marin, I dare you to post this bit of TRUTH.

ReyMac said...

I'm always confused when I read posts like this. Don't get me wrong . . . I enjoy watching Steele and Limbaugh barking at each other. But what "conservative values" have been ignored that Rush is talking about? What are you referring to when you say Obama is against the conservative values that this country was founded upon? I'm honestly confused, because no one ever delineates the values themselves, so there's no opportunity to discuss them intelligently. Thank you.

Anonymous said...

No comments... Just wanted to say

Hahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahaha!! to my Republican friends...

Alright, guys... Have a blessed day.

Love you.

Anonymous said...

For the record Steele's comments had nothing to do with Rush's CPAC speech as it had been taped prior.

Anonymous said...

Rush is still a big fat idiot.

Jack said...

I love to hear conservatives whine about how getting to this point is everyone else's fault but your own. That's it, keep blaming the media for the demise of a movement that is growing increasingly out of alignment with that of the US population. And although I think the repubicanistic party will unify to reclaim its grip on power, it will be tough to follow through when the only proposed solution is the veer further and further to the right and thus, away from what a majority of Americans believe. Best of luck, I'll be watching (and laughing).

Anonymous said...

You know who Limbaugh appeals to? The same voters who are determined to make the Republican party into a marginal little Deep-South splinter party. Like it or not, Limbaugh's leading the Republicans into a box canyon. You'd never know it from his rhetoric, but his demographics are strongest in the area of the country that has the worst family-values in the the whole U.S.: lowest education rate, highest porn-subscription rate, highest divorce rate, highest spouse-abuse rate, highest obesity rate... you name it. Trust me, the Democrats LOVE the fact that Limbaugh has the Republicans by the short hairs right now because he makes a mockery of what the Republican party used to be about. You can hate on me for saying this, but Limbaugh's prominence guarantees Democratic victory.

Anonymous said...

You must be very lonely out there in Marin. I understand how you feel more comfortable expressing yourself anonymously at your computer than actually talking with your liberal neighbors.

Good luck with that Limbaugh worship! The rest of us will support our country and its well-being.

Anonymous said...

It's time for conservatives to come up with an alternative or just shut up. "Oh my, class warfare." "Oh my, we're going socialisteuropean." We've had the biggest wealth transfer ever from the middle class and the poor to the rich in the last 8 years. Our CEO's make an average of 400 times what the lowest paid workers make, while in Germany, which is doing pretty well, thank you, the CEO's make 12 times what the workers make. Time to give at least some of it back you rich jerks -- and that includes you, Rush... You've waged class warfare on the rest of us for too long and had socialized welfare and socialized risks for corporations while the rich takes all the benefits. And don't talk to the rest of us about "values" -- you want most of us to work for minimum wage and no benefits while you and your cronies live high on the hog. People are sick of it. Blather on Rush - just pay your damn higher taxes...

LightPath said...

"ou know who Limbaugh appeals to? The same voters who are determined to make the Republican party into a marginal little Deep-South splinter party. Like it or not, Limbaugh's leading the Republicans into a box canyon. You'd never know it from his rhetoric, but his demographics are strongest in the area of the country that has the worst family-values in the the whole U.S.: lowest education rate, highest porn-subscription rate, highest divorce rate, highest spouse-abuse rate, highest obesity rate... you name it. Trust me, the Democrats LOVE the fact that Limbaugh has the Republicans by the short hairs right now because he makes a mockery of what the Republican party used to be about. You can hate on me for saying this, but Limbaugh's prominence guarantees Democratic victory."

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The gent who wrote the above deserves a cigar. Well said!

I am a registered Republican and cringe at the vitriolic and highly unpatriotic rhetoric that Mr. Limbaugh espouses.

He certainly doesn't speak for me, and I do not appreciate his personal glorification at the expense of the Republican Party.

In my opinion, Rush is detrimental to the party of my political affiliation.

Anonymous said...

Uh oh … I think we have made King Limbaugh angry again - he is waving his sceptre!

I hope a policitian humbles themselves at his feet soon for independent thinking - perhaps we should all kneel.

Anonymous said...

Wow, you people have really lost it! Do you not understand that Rush is an entertainer, that's what he gets paid to do? Do you not understand that politics is a matter of policy, not personalities? Do you not yet understand that YOU lost the last election for the Republican Party - and why? America is the land of opportunity, not hatred. If you continue down this path you will drag the Republican Party into oblivion.

MaroonedinMarin said...

Wow! You mean you libs who read the Huffington Toast can't do any better? Twenty posts and not one of you can tell me where Rush is wrong. Instead it's all personal attacks. You attack his weight, Southerners, call him a pill popper (no doubt to make you feel less guilty for your own sex and cocaine orgies), and make unsubstantiated claims that I making racist comments about Steele (I never once mentioned his race in this post). Thank you for showing how liberalism is bankrupt of ideas.

Oh, by the way, from all the flak you've given me (as well as Rush) goes to prove the old saying "If you're getting flak, you must be over the target."

Nice try, libs! You really make me laugh!

Batmensch said...

Rush's innumerable inaccuracies have been documented over and over again, as have his incredible hypocracies. There's no point in doing it here; if you don't already know about them then you don't want to know, period.

Anonymous said...

There was a time, several years ago, that Limbaugh defended himself by saying he was an "entertainer," now he's offended by that comment? (who's got thin skin now?) And isn't this incident proof that he is incendiary?

I think Limbaugh still has many "ditto heads" following him -- yes I was around when Rush started his show!

I personally believe, what Steele did not "get" from being elected GOP leader, is that the level-headed republicans want less ditto head, and more traditional conservative movement in the party. From my perspective the infighting, especially instigated by Rush, is wonderful to watch!

Anonymous said...

We've had 8 years of the Republican party and look where we are. When Bush was still Prez it was ok to give stimulus money to the banks. Now that Obama sees it's worse than Republicans would admit to now all of a sudden it's a bad idea for him to give more money. Republicans started this, please don't forget that. You want to give tax breaks to the rich and corporations in the hopes that they will create jobs. Wrong! they will make one person do the job of 3 people or out source to another country and pocket the money. This could have all been avoided if the Bush goverment had stepped in and told banks to work with home owners and stem the growing forclosures in this country. Obviously the attitude was 'serves them right let them lose their house'. It wasn't until Banks came crying that anyone started to listen in
the White House. Why did gas go up almost double
last summer??? That's what I think finally did homeowners in and they just threw their hands up.
Why didn't goverment bother to see how this was impacting families and do something???? Even if Bush's claim that this housing economic mess started before he became Prez could even be substantiated (this is laughable), he had 8 years to fix it. He fixed it alright.

Anonymous said...

Those here who are claiming that Rush is detetrimental to the Republican party do NOT have the best interests of the Republican Party in mind (including the phonies who claim to be Republican). They said the same thing about Reagan, Lincoln, etc. Rush is just about one of the best things that ever happened to the Republican party, and those who are opposed to the the Republicans know it, which is why they constantly "advise" us to get rid of him. Because he's one of our best weapons.

By the way, the person who wrote the following: "When I saw the video of his recent speech in which he said "Conservatives love people," all I could think of was his repeated comparisons of a 13-year-old girl (Chelsea Clinton) to a dog."

Rush never did that, much less "repeatedly". What happened on his now defunct tv show was an accident in which a couple of pics got mixed up. He was doing a segment on In/Out lists, he asked for a pic of the "cute kid" to be shown on the monitor, but instead got a pic of Millie, the White house dog. The guy who did this was fired.

Valued Customer said...

Beware Steele, there are "tens of millions" of angry fat white boys out there just festerin' for a rope and a hood. You only got the chairmanship because they wanted a black man to blame for the :"dismal state of affairs" of the party. Looks like it was an effective strategy. Now angry fat whiteboy Rush is tearing you a new one, blaming you for...for whatever he can. Seems like they've forgotten about Rove, Bush, Cheney, Palin, McCain. Just need another black man to blame. How does it feel to be in the warm embrace of "the only party that loves America"? LOL!!