Who’s in charge here?



RNC Chairman Michael Steele on CNN’s D.L Hughley Breaks the News last weekend:

“I am the de facto leader of the Republican Party.”

“Rush Limbaugh is an entertainer. Rush Limbaugh — his whole thing is entertainment. Yes, it’s incendiary — yes, it’s ugly,” referring to Limbaugh’s radio show.

RNC Chairman Michael Steele on Monday in a phone interview with Politico:

“My intent was not to go after Rush – I have enormous respect for Rush Limbaugh.”

“I was maybe a little bit inarticulate. … There was no attempt on my part to diminish his voice or his leadership.”

“I went back at that tape and I realized words that I said weren’t what I was thinking.”

“It was one of those things where I think I was saying one thing, and it came out differently. What I was trying to say was a lot of people … want to make Rush the scapegoat, the bogeyman, and he’s not.”

“I’m not going to engage these guys and sit back and provide them the popcorn for a fight between me and Rush Limbaugh.”

“No such thing is going to happen. … I wasn’t trying to slam him or anything.”

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Later on Monday, Steele spoke to Limbaugh to tell him he didn’t mean to be offensive.

We’re worried about you, Brother.

Speak your peace.

2 Responses to “Who’s in charge here?”

  1. 1 Cecil Jones

    This is a good topic to let actions speak louder than words in deciding “Who’s in charge.” Rush Limbaugh is in charge because he controls the purse strings of the Republican National Committee. If Rush tells his audience not to support Steele, then Steele will be removed for cause. The causative action would be “Steele’s failure to raise funds and promote the general welfare of the Party.” The answer would be Steele was removed because Rush told the faithful not to donate.” Who’s in charge? I think we clearly know the answer as we see Rush’s challengers all pucker up and bend over. The question here should have been who’s second? Ann Coulter may have used the F word again to stake her claim? Watching Red-meat being consumed at these private rallies is never news. What chaos would happen if Rush tried this at a speech with real Americans? We know who would fail to complete this speech.

  2. 2 Cecil Jones

    Speaking my peice on another topic of importance…Health Care vs. Self-care. President Obama is going “All In” supporting the radical change in the Health care system. Rightfully so, because the system is a dying paradigm that is not cost effective. What we currently have are two America’s. Thank you John Edwards wherever you are. Two American health care systems. One is built on “Self-care” emphasizing lower costs, exercise, dieting, and limiting risky behavior to save money and limit exposure to the expensive health care alternative. The other is traditional insurance backed Health Care where obstacles are deliberately placed between the Doctor and the Patient driving up costs. Everything in the Health Care system is activated by the Physican. If someone can’t be treated in the Self-care system they are forced to see a Doctor and forced to pay an arm and a leg. It’s like a legal robbery at gun point. The costs are inflated as a penalty for not paying for insurance when you didn’t need it. This is America and we don’t usually pay for something that we don’t need. Health care is the only system where we do. No, I’m wrong. The Mob used to do business like this providing “Protection” in the event that something unfortunate would happen to your business. It’s a crime when the Mob does it, but not an HMO? In short, Self-care is based on preventative medicine and lower costs. Health care adds the cost of the building, the salaries of non-essential personnel, and HMO costs to the cost of seeing the Doctor. Self-care has a limiting factor…people can’t perscribe meds or do surgery. Universal health care is about insuring people in Self-care can get to see a Dr when things go wrong at a reasonable price. Why would President Obama invest billions into a broken system when all he needs to fix universal health care is to give patients not in the system access to perscriptions or surgery if necessary? Health records online is not the problem or the solution in the health care system. Self-care is cheaper, preventative medicine, and in use today. Health care wants us all to pay the inflated costs. It’s a bad investment. Obama is violating the first rule of medicine, “Do no harm.” In any emergency, no one truly relies on health records for treatment. Saving your life and managing long-term problems are two different things. Wasting billions won’t get the care we all need.

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