Monday, May 25, 2009


Can we keep this fight going into 2010? Let's Pray that we can:
(CNN) — Pennsylvania Republican Tom Ridge is taking direct aim at Rush Limbaugh, telling CNN's John King the conservative talk radio host can be "shrill" and uses language in a way "that offend very many."

"Rush Limbaugh has an audience of 20 million people. A lot of people listen daily to him and live by every word. But words mean things and how you use words is very important," Ridge, the former Homeland Security Secretary under President Bush, said during an interview airing Sunday on CNN's State of The Union.

"It does get the base all fired up and he's got a strong following," Ridge continued. "But personally, if he would listen to me and I doubt if he would, the notion is express yourself but let's respect others opinions and let's not be divisive."

The comments come in the wake of a war of words between Limbaugh and Colin Powell, during which the former secretary of state suggested the GOP's future was in peril if it went in the direction of the popular radio talker. Limbaugh quickly hit back, proclaiming Powell is part of the "stale, the old, the worn-out GOP that never won anything."

There are two GOP's. One of them is the RNC (Rush, Newt and Cheney). The other is the the moderate wing, we will refer to them as the mGOP. Right now, these two sides are at war with each other, fighting for the future of the party.

If this fighting continues, it is going to be hard to unite the party for the 2010 elections. In fact, it may be impossible at this time to unify that party, unless they begin to attack Obama. Attacking Obama is also risky, because he has an approval rating of 60.8.

The 2010 elections will be interesting for republicans, and will most likely end this fight. What is likely to happen is that both moderate and far-right republicans will win. The group that does better will have the upper hand in the GOP v. GOP argument.