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Sunday, March 1, 2009

GOP Chairman Michael Steele Calls Limbaugh Comments "Incendiary and Ugly" - Video 2/28/09


Here is video of Republican National Committee Chairman Michael Steele talking with CNN's D.L. Hughley last night, and calling comments made by Rush Limbaugh during his speech to CPAC "incendiary and ugly." Steele said Limbaugh is not the de facto leader of the Republican Party, and that he is an "entertainter."

This is exactly the point Rush Limbaugh was trying to make in his speech. Republicans need to stop worrying about what the D.L. Hughley's think! They will never like conservatives or Republicans, because they are liberals! Steele should not have disavowed, in effect, what Rush said. He should have hammered home the core principles set forth by Limbaugh in his speech.

10 comments:

LifeEthics.org March 1, 2009 at 8:45 AM  

Rush *could* be the "leader of the Republican Party" any time he wants to be. So could Ann Coulter.

Why even try to make Hughley understand us? He interrupts, his other guest interrupts and talks over Steele. They gang up on Steele, here, about a fourth party who could defend himself very well

Polite, no-waves Republicans who pander to the left are like the salt that lost its flavor, the luke-warm liquid that we spit out because it's neither hot nor cold.



Michael, all "id"-eologies are not equal. Some are wrong. Don't apologize for being Republican. Instead, *copy* Rush's strong stand for the party begun on the principle of the right to life and liberty for all human beings.

Big Daddy March 1, 2009 at 11:09 AM  

I a fan of DL Hugly, and I'm also a Republican who occasionally listens to Rush Limbaugh.
I have never, never, ever, met a Republican who thought Rush was the leader of the Republican party.

So, I think DL is wrong on that point. On the other hand I didn't like Rush's comment about hoping Obama will fail.

Liberalism and Conservatism are juxtaposed, so as a conservative, there are many liberal ideas that I hope will not become law because they have always failed in the past.

I think demonizing people or demonizing bankers, or investors is a practice made famous by Stalin, Alinski, and the Clinton's. I hope demonizing will fail as a political tactic.

Anonymous,  March 1, 2009 at 11:50 AM  

I listened to the entire speech. Can some explain to me what was "ugly" or "hateful" or "bigoted" as I have read multiple places? I did not hear it. Was there anger. Damn right there was anger. The democrat policies over the last two years (yes, you read right... democrat policies... who do you think has been running the Congress over those years? Who was it that was supporting Fannie and Freddie up until the very end? saying nothing was wrong? doing nothing about it?) Obama's policies do nothing but dump unimaginable debt on the next generation, steal money from those who still have a job, and put the dollar at serious risk of collapse which will lead to inflation or worse. I want this to fail in the same way Rush wants it to fail. I want it not to be enacted! I want all of this that will destroy the county to not be passed! As Rush, I do want Obama to truly succeed, but that will mean hacking the federal budget and lowering taxes. Since he will never do this, I want him to fail.

LifeEthics.org March 1, 2009 at 12:33 PM  

Who decided - and why did they decide - to post just this portion of the interview - what about the rest?

Watch the entire segment: Hughley is the first to use the word "incendiary."

And that's after Hughley said the Republican National Convention was "literally look like Nazi Germany," and called Steele a "plastic" reaction to Obama by "them" (the Nazi Republicans who don't care or know what Blacks are all about, or where they live).

Steele pointed out that the Republicans aren't in control of the places like Baltimore Maryland where the "Black people live" and find life so bad. And denied that he is a reaction to Obama. Hughley said, "Not to you, but to them."

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YSuawzkKpuM

Andrew March 1, 2009 at 2:12 PM  

What was wrong with Rush's speech?

I think the biggest problem was the notion that everyone who has an issue with the GOP as the Joe the Plummer Party is simply stupid or beyond the pale of discussion or inclusion. Closed off rivers of thought only breed death and disease.

Urban communities don't reject the republican party because the 95% of african americans are simply "too stupid to vote republican" or "the enemy." They don't vote republica, among other reasons, when they watch Rush prattle off jokes with single motherhood as a punchline and are constantly told by speechwriters and conservative talking heads who wouldn't go into the projects without a bullet proof car and secret service protection "how it really is." That all they need to do is just pick themselves off their bootstraps, get an education, and stop whinning.

The unfortunate reality, however, is that real life is what happens when we're busy making other plans. IDEALLY each and every American in poverty grows up from a young age getting a good education, a strong fiscal education, motivation and incentive to earn money early and save early for college ($30 a day paper route, started young enough, securely pays for college). But ideal solutions don't help bring concrete solutions in the here and now....when I go doorknocking as a black conservative in a lower income black community...lets see what happens if I were to try to parrot Rushs rhettorec.

No...Rush is wrong, wrong wrong when it comes to inclusion and the future of the party. The future is to become more grassroots; to replace the image of the party as "angry white men" talking about "the enemy" "the idiots" "Socialist Antichrist Obama" and whatnot...and start being the party whose members can showcase local initiatives and grassroots projects that have increased community ivolvement, youth mentorship, and local job opportunities. A chorus of overwhelmingly caucasian, suburban male voters laughing uproariously at someone being a "community organizer" just isn't going to cut it--and neither is the Party of Joe.

Andrew March 1, 2009 at 2:12 PM  

What was wrong with Rush's speech?

I think the biggest problem was the notion that everyone who has an issue with the GOP as the Joe the Plummer Party is simply stupid or beyond the pale of discussion or inclusion. Closed off rivers of thought only breed death and disease.

Urban communities don't reject the republican party because the 95% of african americans are simply "too stupid to vote republican" or "the enemy." They don't vote republica, among other reasons, when they watch Rush prattle off jokes with single motherhood as a punchline and are constantly told by speechwriters and conservative talking heads who wouldn't go into the projects without a bullet proof car and secret service protection "how it really is." That all they need to do is just pick themselves off their bootstraps, get an education, and stop whinning.

The unfortunate reality, however, is that real life is what happens when we're busy making other plans. IDEALLY each and every American in poverty grows up from a young age getting a good education, a strong fiscal education, motivation and incentive to earn money early and save early for college ($30 a day paper route, started young enough, securely pays for college). But ideal solutions don't help bring concrete solutions in the here and now....when I go doorknocking as a black conservative in a lower income black community...lets see what happens if I were to try to parrot Rushs rhettorec.

No...Rush is wrong, wrong wrong when it comes to inclusion and the future of the party. The future is to become more grassroots; to replace the image of the party as "angry white men" talking about "the enemy" "the idiots" "Socialist Antichrist Obama" and whatnot...and start being the party whose members can showcase local initiatives and grassroots projects that have increased community ivolvement, youth mentorship, and local job opportunities. A chorus of overwhelmingly caucasian, suburban male voters laughing uproariously at someone being a "community organizer" just isn't going to cut it--and neither is the Party of Joe.

Andrew March 1, 2009 at 2:13 PM  

What was wrong with Rush's speech?

I think the biggest problem was the notion that everyone who has an issue with the GOP as the Joe the Plummer Party is simply stupid or beyond the pale of discussion or inclusion. Closed off rivers of thought only breed death and disease.

Urban communities don't reject the republican party because the 95% of african americans are simply "too stupid to vote republican" or "the enemy." They don't vote republica, among other reasons, when they watch Rush prattle off jokes with single motherhood as a punchline and are constantly told by speechwriters and conservative talking heads who wouldn't go into the projects without a bullet proof car and secret service protection "how it really is." That all they need to do is just pick themselves off their bootstraps, get an education, and stop whinning.

The unfortunate reality, however, is that real life is what happens when we're busy making other plans. IDEALLY each and every American in poverty grows up from a young age getting a good education, a strong fiscal education, motivation and incentive to earn money early and save early for college ($30 a day paper route, started young enough, securely pays for college). But ideal solutions don't help bring concrete solutions in the here and now....when I go doorknocking as a black conservative in a lower income black community...lets see what happens if I were to try to parrot Rushs rhettorec.

No...Rush is wrong, wrong wrong when it comes to inclusion and the future of the party. The future is to become more grassroots; to replace the image of the party as "angry white men" talking about "the enemy" "the idiots" "Socialist Antichrist Obama" and whatnot...and start being the party whose members can showcase local initiatives and grassroots projects that have increased community ivolvement, youth mentorship, and local job opportunities. A chorus of overwhelmingly caucasian, suburban male voters laughing uproariously at someone being a "community organizer" just isn't going to cut it--and neither is the Party of Joe.

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Andrew,  March 1, 2009 at 2:16 PM  

Sorry about the multi-post guys; computer froze up.

Clay Bowler March 1, 2009 at 7:53 PM  

I really think Michael Steele won the chairmanship because he is black. I listen to him on Bill Bennet's America and he doesn't inspire. Yes I agree with him more than I don't but at the same time, he doesn't move me and I think is too moderate. I think he handled this poorly.

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