It’s sad to see, but I think it pretty much cements the common wisdom that Rush runs this party right now…

Steele told CNN host D.L. Hughley in an interview aired Saturday night: “Rush Limbaugh is an entertainer. Rush Limbaugh — his whole thing is entertainment. He has this incendiary — yes, it’s ugly.”

Steele, who won a hard-fought chairman’s race on Jan. 30, told Politico he telephoned Limbaugh after his show on Monday afternoon and hoped that they would connect soon.

“I went back at that tape and I realized words that I said weren’t what I was thinking,” Steele said. “It was one of those things where I thinking I was saying one thing, and it came out differently. What I was trying to say was a lot of people … want to make Rush the scapegoat, the bogeyman, and he’s not.”

There’s a good reason people target Rush, and it’s for the exact reasons Steele cited. He does say ugly, incendiary things. That’s why his audience loves him. It’s also why he alienates moderates and independents.

And as for all of this nonsense that Rush is some great thinker, well, listen to his show for a couple days and you tell me if he’s a political genius or a political hack.

Rush cares about one person: Rush. He’s a lot like Michael Moore in that way, and that’s exactly why conservatives need to start ignoring him.

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