Steele Loses, Bows Down to Limbaugh

"No attempt on my part to diminish his voice or his leadership."
Yesterday, White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel called Rush Limbaugh the "intellectual force" of the GOP. "And whenever a Republican criticize him, they have to run back and apologize to him, and say they were misunderstood," he observed. Today, ThinkProgress first reported that Steele dismissed Limbaugh as an "entertainer" this weekend on CNN:

STEELE: So let's put it into context here. Let's put it into context here. Rush Limbaugh is an entertainer. Rush Limbaugh, his whole thing is entertainment. Yes, it's incendiary. Yes, it's ugly.

Limbaugh fired back on his show today, sneering at Steele’s leadership of the Republican Party:

Satyam Khanna is a Research Associate for The Progress Report and at the Center for American Progress.