Phil Gingrey feels the heat for telling Rush to stfu, and promptly puts his tail between his legs and apologizes:
Now more than ever, we need to articulate a clear conservative message that distinguishes our values and our approach from those of liberal Democrats who are seeking to move our nation in the wrong direction. Rush Limbaugh, Sean Hannity, Newt Gingrich, and other conservative giants are the voices of the conservative movement’s conscience. Everyday, millions and millions of Americans—myself included—turn on their radios and televisions to listen to what they have to say, and we are inspired by their words and by their determination. At the end of the day, every member of the conservative movement, from our political commentators and thinkers to our elected officials, share an important and common purpose in advancing the cause of liberty, reigning in a bloated federal government, and defending our traditional family values.
Pathetic. Speaks his mind one day, goes running to lick Rush’s shoe the next day. I hope this gets a lot of attention so that the nation clearly understands: the Republicans in Congress are afraid of Rush Limbaugh, and will do whatever he says. I guess we can just add talk radio hosts to the long list of other things these wimps are afraid of, including gay marriage, people making their own decisions about their bodies, fair trials, accountability, etc. In fact, a better question is whether or not there is anything Republicans aren’t afraid of, except, of course, we know the answer to that- Harry Reid.