Prodigal Republican Begs Rush Limbaugh for Forgiveness
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Yesterday, Rep. Phil Gingrey, R-Ga., the chairman of the conservative Republican Study Committee, complained to Politico about how Rush Limbaugh and other conservative talkers are able to "stand back and throw bricks" instead of offering " real leadership" in the middle of high-profile public policy battles. Gingrey’s brave remarks got him in hot water.
This morning -- because of what he called " high volume of phone calls and correspondence" in response to his comments -- Gingrey issued a retraction, declaring his loyalty to hate radio. " I see eye-to-eye with Rush Limbaugh," he said, later adding that he, Sean Hannity, and Newt Gingrich were "the voices of the conservative movement’s conscience."
Ryan Powers is a former intern of the Center for American Progress and a senior at the College of William and Mary.