At the CPAC conference, Rush repeats that he really does want Obama to fail. Conservatives cheer.
Or as Paul Reiser put it:
How come way back when, when the Dixie Chicks casually commented that, on the night our former president declared an unprovoked war, that they felt, at that moment “ashamed to be from Texas,” they were declared heretic, traitors, their records were burned, and they were practically tarred and feathered right off the airwaves. Yet when Rush Limbaugh says he “hopes Obama fails,” he is considered by millions the quintessential patriot?
UPDATE: Here’s an interesting theory that the Democrats are setting a trap for the GOP, using Rush Limbaugh of all people. Could it really be true? And now Michael Steele (the new RNC Chair) says “Rush Limbaugh is an entertainer. His whole thing is entertainment. Yes, it’s ugly. Yes, it’s incendiary.” How long will it take the Republican base to turn on him?
UPDATE 2: Yup, today Limbaugh fired back at Steele, saying that Steele was being used by the “liberal media” and:
Why do you claim to lead the Republican Party when you seem obsessed with seeing to it President Obama succeeds? I frankly am stunned that the chairman of the Republican National Committee endorses such an agenda. I have to conclude that he does because he attacks me for wanting it to fail.
Of course, Steele immediately apologized to Limbaugh, saying of his earlier quote about Limbaugh “There was no attempt on my part to diminish his voice or his leadership.”
When the head of the RNC kowtows to Rush’s “leadership”, isn’t that a pretty clear indication of Limbaugh’s dominion over the Republican party?