Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Rush Limbaugh Attacked by Steele - RNC Leader Makes Big Mistake

Michael Steele, the new head of the RNC, has spend the last few weeks talking about how he wants to take the Republican party forward and make changes to bring the party together. Then came Rush's excellent speech at CPAC, the one that put other Republicans to shame…suddenly Steele shows a different side of his personality.

Rahm Emmanuel, D.L. Hughley, and even Obama himself began to talk about Rush as the head of the Republican party and as their enemy. Well, Steel goes on the defensive and opens his mouth saying this "Let's put it into context here. Rush Limbaugh is an entertainer. Rush Limbaugh, the whole thing is entertainment. Yes, it's incendiary, yes, it's ugly --" This is what Steele had to say about Rush after his amazing speech at CPAC.

Frankly I was stunned to hear this. I expected more from Steele. He's simply done what the Democrats wanted him to do…he drove a big rift in the party. His comments also make conservatives wonder if Steele is really such a conservative himself. After all, the man won't even criticize President Obama. Whose side is Steele really on?

Sure, Steele later came out and made an apology to Rush, but the damage has been done. He's spoken out against one of the most well known conservative voices out there. Rush is so much more than the "entertainer" that Steele made him out to be. Rush is a passionate conservative who actually speaks out about what he believes in. He is well spoken, and can make a wonderful speech without the teleprompter that our current president clings too.

Steel would do well to remember that Rush has 22+ million listeners every single day. There are a lot of people who feel the same way Rush does. There are still conservatives out there.

If Steele's comments recently are showing what he will be like as a leader of the RNC, then I may have to rethink my membership of the Republican party. As I've mentioned before, perhaps it's time that a new party emerges. It's time that conservatives take things back here. The Republican party has been bastardized by ridiculous moderates who want to be liberals in Republican clothing. Now they even vote with our ridiculous liberal President that wants to incorporate socialism.

I recently read what Rush had to say on Steele's comments. He definitely made some great comments and great points. Read it yourself HERE. He closed with the thought that a sleeping "conservative giant" has been awakened. I only pray that he is right. Unless conservatives wake up and band together, I cringe to think about the fate of this country.

In conclusion, there is one lesson that we should learn here - the power of your voice. One speech by one man has started such a controversy. Perhaps it is what will be needed to get conservatives in action. Perhaps it will be a reminder that each voice can make a difference in America. However, to make a difference, you actually have to use your voice, not sit back and be silent while the country falls to pieces. Edmund Burke said it so well, "All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing."


simpleman said...

Great post Joy!!!!! I have to agree with you that it is time for conservatives to take back the Republican Party or start a new one. I would also have to say that Rush is truly a "Passionate Conservative", and with a listenership of 22+ million a day he has a large voice within the conservative movement. As for the Republican party, until they can get rid of the RINO's (Republicans In Name Only), they will never be the real conservative party in this country, which is why I prefer to be an NPA (No Political Affiliation).

Anonymous said...

I agree that it's ridiculous what was said about Rush, by Steele, as well as the democratic idiots.

Sadly the Republican party is in deep trouble. I'm in the same boat you are Joy, perhaps looking for another party...