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.