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Different Sheet of Music Alert: Contra Steph, the DNC Claims Eric Cantor, Rush Limbaugh are on the Same Page
Remember ABC host George Stephanopoulos’s claim last Sunday that House Minority Whip Eric Cantor (R-VA) was rushing to repudiate Rush Limbaugh himself, along with Limbaugh’s willingness to fight for conservative principles and for American (rather than Obaman) success?
Well, it looks like the Democratic National Committee needs to start getting in on the daily strategy calls between Obama Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel (D-IL) and
Obama surrogatesmainstream media figures like Stephanopoulos, because DNC executive director Jen O’Malley Dillon appears to be singing from a different sheet of music than the rest of the DNC operatives mainstream media types out there.
Yesterday, Dillon (or is it “O’Malley Dillon”?) sent a message to the DNC’s email list that said the following (emphasis added):
Rush Limbaugh has made waves lately about his desire to see President Obama fail. And he’s unapologetic, even though Americans voted in November for the very kind of change the President is bringing to Washington. …
Incredibly, Republican leaders have yet to condemn Limbaugh for his destructive comments. In fact, Republicans like Congressman Eric Cantor, a leader in the House, have adopted the Limbaugh strategy, telling the Washington Post recently that their strategy on the President’s jobs plan was “just saying no.”
The only Republican leader to challenge Limbaugh — the chairman of the Republican National Committee — even called Rush to apologize just a few days later.
Tsk, tsk — such sloppy messaging from a party headed by the 21st century version of the Great Communicator!