RNC Chairman backs away from Limbaugh comments

Posted: Mar 02, 2009 8:07 PM
Politico.com is now reporting that RNC Chairman Michael Steele is backing away from his recent comments about conservative talk show host Rush Limbaugh .

From the article:

"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.” "

I can understand why the left is going after Rush but this intraparty fighting is very disappointing. Limbaugh is an important voice on the right. That does not mean that conservatives always agree with him or should. However, conservatives and Republicans should be focused on supporting their own values and they should be arguing against liberals who are trying to expand the size of government. Republicans and conservatives should be talking about the big government agenda of the Democratic Party and its leaders.

Democrats have a reason to be attacking Rush Limbaugh. They are in charge of the White House, the Senate and the House and yet the economy does not seem to be getting better. As Dwayne Horner and Jonathan Garthwaite have noted today, the Dow lost almost 300 points today and according to CNNMoney.com, it is at a twelve year low.

That CNNMoney.com article also notes the following:
"The stock losses Monday were in response to AIG, but also a continuation of the worries about the financial sector and the economy, said Bill Stone, chief investment strategist at PNC Financial Services."

Democrats do not want to talk about these economic worries or the concerns of the American people because they are accountable for what happens to the economy. Dems want to focus on who is in charge of the Republican Party instead. Republicans should stay focused on the major isssues facing this country and the major changes in government that President Obama is advocating.