"The Republican National Committee and Michael Steele need a little leadership ... we're going to have to drag them kicking and screaming back to our core," Limbaugh said. "They are caught up in so much fear because of where they live and work in Washington, DC."
Responding to Steele's argument that he is the "de facto" head of the GOP, Limbaugh warned: "Michael Steele -- you are head of the RNC -- you are not head of the Republican Party." Limbaugh went on to say Steele would have to become President for that to happen. He also noted: "... I'm not in charge of the Republican Party, and I don't want to be."
"I hope the RNC Chairman will realize he is not a talking head pundit," Limbaugh added.
Limbaugh also noted that he had helped Steele out in the past: "Michael Steele was on this program ... he got air time on this program ... I personally took time to defend Michael Steele ... Something has happened. Now, I'm just an 'entertainer', and now I'm 'ugly' and my program is 'incendiary'."