Rush Limbaugh and Michael Steele might have made up, but Democrats are doing their darndest to keep the pot boiling.
The longtime conservative radio talk show host and the new chairman of the Republican National Committee had a war of words over the last few days.
Steele called Limbaugh a mere "entertainer," arguing that he is the leader of the GOP. On his show Monday, Limbaugh called Steele a tool of the liberal media and said if he were the chairman of such a sorry party, he'd resign. Steele apologized through the media late Monday, and CNN is reporting today that he talked to Limbaugh directly.
"We are all good," Steele told CNN.
Governor Tim Kaine of Virginia, chairman of the Democratic National Committee, chastised Steele for making up with Limbaugh.
"Instead of the denouncing Limbaugh’s claim that he is rooting for the President to fail, my counterpart at the Republican National Committee proved who is really leading their party -- calling Rush Limbaugh to apologize after courageously criticizing him just this weekend," Kaine said in a statement.
“Americans want leaders who will work together to confront the challenges we face. When Congress debates the President’s budget, Republicans should stop following Rush Limbaugh and instead help the President create jobs, fix our schools, reform our health care system, make America energy independent, and lay the foundation for long-term growth in the 21st century.”
Americans United for Change said today it is launching another TV ad bashing Republicans over Limbaugh.
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