Until a leader steps up, Limbaugh is the head of the GOP
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No other Republican is getting any attention, and you can credit whomever you want.
Maybe it is the vacuum of Republican leadership due to any number of factors including:
A) Bobby Jindal's dismal performance delivering the Republican response to Obama's address to Congress.
B) Sarah Palin's decision to lie low.
C) Michael Steele's inexplicable strategy of taking on Limbaugh.
D) The inexplicable and unbelievable strategy of putting Joe the Plumber on a pedestal.
E) House Minority Leader John Boehner apparently auditioning for and winning the part of The Invisible Man.
F) The media. Of course you have to blame the media.
G) Rush Limbaugh himself.
It probably is a combination of all of these points.
And until someone else steps up – like an elected official that can articulate what the GOP stands for -- it's going to stay that way.
Limbaugh doesn't mind it. He's having fun. He's totally in his element.
Today, he took it all a step further. On his radio show, he did the equivalent of saying "meet me in the church parking lot down by the dumpsters at 3 pm." He called the president out.
"If these guys are so impressed with themselves," he said of Emanuel and his team. "And if they are so sure of their correctness, why doesn't President Obama come on my show? We will do a one-on-one debate of ideas and policies," he said.