(Michael) Steele’s broadside comes as top-level Democrats are working to portray Limbaugh as the face of the GOP and daring anybody in the party to separate themselves from him.This is smart stuff from Emmanuel. Rush Limbaugh's idiotic statements play very well with the conservative base, but not so well with just about everyone else in the country. Unfortunately for Republicans, they need the backing of that conservative base. Limbaugh has made no bones about going after any Republicans who have criticised him or challenged his ideas.
A liberal coalition has aired two ads tying congressional Republicans to Limbaugh and White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel said on CBS’s “Face the Nation” Sunday that the radio talker is the “the voice and the intellectual force and energy behind the Republican Party.”
Emanuel also noted that Republicans face repercussions for criticizing Limbaugh.
“When a Republican did attack him, he was — clearly had to turn around and come back and basically said that he's apologizing and was wrong,” Emanuel noted.
Emmanuel and other Democrats have figured out that can work in their favor. Just put them on the Limbaugh train and dare them to jump off. If they do, they may not make it. If they don't, they can keep hurtling toward oblivion. Nice work Rahm.