Waymon Hudson

More Republican Madness: Let the crumbling of the GOP continue!

Filed By Waymon Hudson | March 03, 2009 4:00 PM | comments

Filed in: Fundie Watch, Politics, Politics
Tags: Barack Obama, Eric Cantor, GOP, Michael Steele, Republican Party, RNC chair, Rush Limbaugh

With the GOP messaging, goals, and leadership in shambles, it seems that the struggle to be the "voice of the party" is getting even more public and nasty. With Rush "where are my pills" Limbaugh, Michael "off the hook" Steele, and Eric "loyal obstructionist" Cantor, you never know what's going to happen next.

limbaughvsSteele.jpgIt seems that Steele has angered Daddy Limbaugh and must now make public amends for crossing him. Two days after calling Rush Limbaugh a mere "entertainer" with an "incendiary" talk show, RNC chairman Michael Steele apologized and called the great blowhard a "national conservative leader."

That's some face to put on the party.

I know I shouldn't take such joy in the implosion of the Republicans. I really shouldn't... Oh, who am I kidding, let the crazy fireworks and power struggles continue! It feeds my progressive soul!

Steele's fierce backpedaling comes after his interview with CNN's D.L. Hughley, in which he rejected Limbaugh as the "de facto" leader of the party:

Rush Limbaugh, his whole thing is entertainment. Yes, it's incendiary. Yes, it's ugly.

Well at least we can agree on that much, Steele. Although calling Rush entertaining is a stretch.

Limbaugh, however, is refusing to back down or back off his "I want Obama to fail" comments that sparked the fierce infighting in the first place. He let this screed fly on his radio show against Michael Steele:

Why are you running the Republican Party? Why do you claim you lead the Republican Party when you seem obsessed with seeing to it that President Obama succeeds? ... I would be embarrassed to say that I'm in charge of the Republican Party in the sad-sack state that it's in. If I were chairman of the Republican Party, given the state that it's in, I would quit.

Oh it's so delicious. Even Eric Cantor is chiming in about Rush's "let the economy tank so I can be right" comments. On This Week on ABC, Cantor nervously distanced himself from Limbaugh:

Nobody - no Republican, no Democrat - wants this president to fail, nor do they want this country to fail or the economy to fail.

Fiddle away while your party is burning, boys. It's nice to see the true nastiness of your party on full display for the American people to see.


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Michael Crawford Michael Crawford | March 3, 2009 4:21 PM

I can hear Limbaugh now: "Madness? This is Sparta!"

This is really hilarious. What's this, like the 5th pol who's had to go kiss limbaugh's shoes because of something he said? It's insane.

No apologies needed. I find it funny how Rush continues to say he wants President Obama to fail, all the while his own party is imploding and is basically having their own civil war. If there is truth to 'reaping what you sow' then the GOP is surely reaping what they 'sowed' for America during the past 8 years. It is my hope they continue to reap, reap, and reap. :)

Robert Ganshorn Robert Ganshorn | March 3, 2009 10:17 PM

It is like "smores" made with chocolate chip cookies!

None of them have any guts. Stupid Republicans.

Guys : I HOPE Obama will succeed at bringing this economy back, but I really have my (fearful) doubts. And I don't see the Republican party inploding at all. No more no less than the Democrats are imploding, anyway, with this economy. Every party has what amounts to nothing more than arguments amongst themselves. So stop with the wishful thinking!

Bill Perdue Bill Perdue | March 4, 2009 2:26 AM

Funerals have been held for both parties from time to time. After the McCarthy, Carter and Dukakis debacles; after Nixon was run out of town; after Bush 1 failed to re-elect. They were all premature. Like the NKVD needed the CIA, the Democrats need the Republicans and vice versa.

Think of them as competing drug gangs, substituting lobbying and campaign funds for drugs, and you get the picture. The real question is will either of these parties remain intact as the situation deteriorates beyond control. This time they might become extinct.

O - Yesterday the stock market 6,763 and there were similar steep declines around the world. Half its wealth has disappeared.
O - Global industrial production is grinding to a halt.
O - The government said that 4,000,000! plus jobs have been shed (a euphemism for being fired) last year. Most of them are younger, female and members of minorities.
O - Afghanistan is variously described as "the burial ground of empires," "a guerilla's paradise" and "the theme park of problems.
O - China is in a shambles. Soon Japan, Korea, Taiwan and Singapore will follow.

If you think watching the Republicans death agony was fun just wait till it’s the Democrats turn.