March 5th, 2009
12:00 PM ET

Rush Limbaugh debate is idiotic

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Ed Rollins
CNN Contributor

The cold winds of March have obviously affected the intelligence and thought processes of people who need to get their thinking straight.

The idiotic debate raging in Washington this week around Michael Steele, the newly elected chairman of the nearly defunct Republican Party, and Rush Limbaugh, a conservative icon for the past 35 years, is beyond foolish.

The battle to be the "de facto leader" of this party is akin to the question of who wants to steer the Titanic after it hit the iceberg. Who represents the party or its values is not relevant when only 26 percent of voters have a positive impression of the party at all and only 7 percent very positive, according to the latest Wall Street Journal/NBC News survey.


Filed under: Ed Rollins • Raw Politics • Republicans • Rush Limbaugh
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  1. Lloyd Myers

    I heard yesterday on CNN that 12 firemen were laid off. Not even sure where that was. The CNN reporter was outraged that a veteran that just came back from Iraq was laid off. The Union had a contract that laid off according to seniority. I did not like to see anyone laid off but an Iraq Verteran should not have super rights to stay on a job.. I served 4 years in WW2 Submarine service. I was given those 4 years to my seniority but was not given preference over another employee that had been on the job many more years.. I thought that was only fair. The time I spent in the service was added to my seniority. While I respect an honor the Iraq veteran service. I do think it is fair to lay off according to seniority. Sure the time this person served should be added to his seniority but not above everyone else

    March 6, 2009 at 11:26 am |
  2. Isabell, Indiana

    Are you suggesting we blatantly ignore the opinion of the minority and listen only to the majority? African Americans constitute about 13.5 percent of the U.S. population. If we follow your reasoning, they should be ignored because they comprise such a small percentage of the voters. In my experience, it is often those with the less popular opinion that have the most wisdom.

    March 6, 2009 at 10:15 am |