Rush Limbaugh’s Attempt to Kick Colin Powell out of the GOP

The purge of moderate Republicans continued today as talk show host Rush Limbaugh called for Colin Powell to leave the Republican Party and become a Democrat, after Powell had the nerve to insult Rush Limbaugh by saying that Rush inserts nastiness that the Republican Party can do without.

Here is the video from Media Matters:

Originally, Powell blasted Limbaugh,”I think what Rush does as an entertainer diminishes the party and intrudes or inserts into our public life a kind of nastiness that we would be better to do without.”

Criticizing Rush Limbaugh means immediate dismissal from the Republican Party, at least in the mind of Rush Limbaugh, “Powell is out there saying I am killing the Republican Party while he endorsed and voted for Obama. … He’s just mad at me because I’m the one person in the country who had the guts to explain his endorsement of Obama. It was purely and solely based on race! There can be no other explanation for it. What Colin Powell needs to do is close the loop and become a Democrat instead of claiming to be a Republican interested in reforming the Republican Party.”

Powell should leave the Republican Party, as should every Republican with a moderate bone in their body. The Grand Old Party has become a gathering of the right wing fringe. Other elected Republicans may in cower in fear of Limbaugh, but Colin Powell doesn’t.

Notice that Limbaugh doesn’t have much on Powell except that he supported Obama. Rush can keep his head in the sand and ignore the fact that Powell gave a comprehensive account of why he supported Obama last fall on Meet the Press.

People like Rush Limbaugh don’t want to admit that the Republican Party is in big trouble. Gen. Powell is correct in saying that sometimes people are willing to pay more taxes to get the services that they want. If this is true, the Republican Party is doomed because they have based their whole ideology on the notion that every tax is a bad tax.

Moderate Republicans like Powell are an endangered species, and what Rush Limbaugh is saying is that there is no place in my Republican Party for you. If this is the case, then there is probably no place for millions of other moderate Republicans either. These voters will continue to move towards the Democratic Party as long as radical Republicans have no interest in them. This is why Democrats are going to continue to win elections for the next few years, at least.

5 Replies to “Rush Limbaugh’s Attempt to Kick Colin Powell out of the GOP”

  1. Crystal clear…he endorses Obama as a Republican then says Rush is bad for the party? Either stay true or move on Powell. We do not need wishy washy individuals who ride the fence. Rush has a platform, and its the head hancho of talk radio, and its his job to speak out and express his opinions. He has million of listenders every day who are faithful. He holds true to his core beliefs no matter what the critics say or try to do to shut his mouth. I respect Powell for his service to his country, but he does not hold my respect for talking out of two sides of his mouth. He knows what is best for the GOP…oh yeah…vote for the other side. Rush keep calling him out.

  2. People should stay true to their principles and values and if a particular group that they have associated themselves with does not uphold those standards than they have a moral obligation to disassocate themselves from that particular group. It is clear to well informed people that what Rush Limbaugh represents is dangerous for the country. People must learn to be individual thinkers and not allow their value system to be controlled by others.

    In matters of style, swim with the current; in matters of principle, stand like a rock.
    Thomas Jefferson

  3. As Rush attempts to throw more deck chairs off the Titanic (to keep it from sinking) one has to wonder why people like Rush have been allowed to define the Rebublican Party and turn it into a “my way or the highway” by invitation only, affair.

  4. Please keep on calling “them” out. LOL

    I vote for who I think will do the best job, I don’t really give a rats ass about the party affiliation. What is this a football game?

    “Rush is right!” person, how many “most liberal” democrats are there? There can be only one, but how often do you hear that term used to describe a politician? I have heard Rush call John Kerry, Hillary Clinton, Barack Hussein Obama, Pat Leahy, and Al Gore that. I bet there are quite a few more. Does this tell you anything? Do you ever feel like the “talking points” get recited? It’s called brain-washing.

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