GOP Civil War: Rush Limbaugh Calls Eric Cantor Gutless
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Rush Limbaugh, the de facto leader of the Republican Party, has called House Minority Whip Eric Cantor gutless. Really, there can be no other interpretation given that Limbaugh said:
The dirty little secret ... is that every Republican in this country wants Obama to fail, but none of them have the guts to say so; I am willing to say it.
... and today we learn from Greg Sargent that:
Limbaugh accused ABC News' George Stephanopoulos of falsely reporting that the GOP leader, Rep Eric Cantor, had differed with him over whether Obama should fail. [...]
Over the weekend, Stephanopoulos asked Cantor whether the "Rush Limbaugh approach of hoping the president fails" is the approach taken by Cantor and House Republicans. Cantor answered:
George, absolutely not. And I don't -- I don't think anyone wants anything to fail right now. We have such challenges. [...]
I emailed Rush's producer today for a reply, and got an emailed answer from Rush himself. The talk show host answered that I had been the victim of "misleading information on the ABC website."
"Cantor actually agreed me in his full answer re: policy," Rush continued.