Who the hell apologizes to Rush Limbaugh? The man is a Category 5 lunatic who exists purely to spew propaganda and venom against moderates and liberals. Apparently Phil Gingrey, Representative from Georgia.
I thought Gingrey's critical remarks about Rush to Politico yesterday were spot on, and I viewed it as a sign that some GOP officials were ready to move past the petty partisanship of the Bush years and get things done. Especially since Obama is bending over backwards to accommodate them, even though they're a clear minority in Congress today. But this pathetic apology is a massive leap backwards and an obvious sign that the Republican Party is not yet ready to grow up and put country and truth ahead of party and power.
Gingrey is clearly just another gutless coward who is more afraid of falling under Rush Limbaugh's evil gaze than he is interested in working for the American people. Again, I'll repeat, who the hell apologizes to Rush Limbaugh? Especially when you were fully correct to begin with.
It's obvious that Republicans have been grasping at any possible straw that would allow them to oppose Obama's stimulus bill. Despite Obama's compromises, not a single Republican voted for the bill, and they chose to simply whine about it. Still, it passed handily, signaling how insignificant the GOP has become. At this rate, the Republican presence in Congress will shrink to unprecedented lows. Guess there's a silver lining to every cloud.