Conservatives say Limbaugh - Steele feud could mean the end for GOP chair

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    Could the feud between Rush Limbaugh and Michael Steele (pictured) doom the GOP chair? One blogger says the controversy could make the newly minted RNC chief a lame duck.
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Is GOP Chief Michael Steele already a lame duck?

So soon?

That's what one prominent conservative blogger is saying anyway.

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Glenn Reynolds (Instapundit) and Michelle Malkin were talking about the whole Rush Limbaugh-Michael Steele hoo-hah (now entering day 5), and neither had a problem when the GOP chief took on Limbaugh. But it was the flip-flop that did the most damage.

"What was he thinking when he groveled afterwards?" Reynolds asked. "If you strike at the king, you must kill him. And if you strike at Rush, you at least have to stick to your guns."

Back it up

Malkin agreed, saying she doesn't have a problem with anyone criticizing Rush, but if you do, "you better have the facts to back it up."

What caused a lot of conservatives to "really cringe," she said, was when Steele "sat there on CNN ... nodding his head and basically agreeing with [the host's] premise that the GOP convention was akin to 'Nazi Germany.'"

"Way to go defending your people," Malkin said.

Wait, there's more

Then another dagger.

"What he didn't say was very damning and probably almost fatally damaging the rest of his chairmanship," she said.

Wow. That duck is awfully young for being lame.

You can watch the whole video here.

Debate?

By the way, now all the talk is about Limbaugh's challenge to the president to debate him. Although everyone thinks it's unlikely to happen, the Kansas City Star's Yael Abouhalkah says Obama should take the bait.

You can read the whole piece here. Abouhalkah argues that "this would be a way for Obama to show he won't back down from a challenge to his administration's view of how to lead the country."

"After all, Obama has been meeting with many Republicans in private to get them to buy into his program. He ought to approach the Republicans on their home turf – Limbaugh's radio program. Will he change many minds? Probably not. Then again, the debates with McCain solidified Obama's victory march last fall."

By the way, in other hard-hitting news... The Obama daughters have a new swing set. Click here to check it out.

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