NY Dems: Jim Tedisco Should Finally Condemn Michael Steele, Rush Limbaugh’s Reprehensible Remarks

Glens Falls, NY – After days of ducking questions, this morning the New York State Democratic Committee repeated their call for career politician Jim Tedisco to finally condemn Michael Steele and the de facto Republican Party leader Rush Limbaugh for his reprehensible remarks.


“If Jim Tedisco is at all serious about bipartisanship, he needs to finally condemn Rush Limbaugh and his reprehensible remarks,” said June O’Neill, NYSDC Chair.  “The fact that Jim Tedisco is accepting money from someone who defended Limbaugh’s desire to see our country fail clearly shows that Tedisco puts politics ahead of what’s best for our country.”



*   JAN 16: Limbaugh: I Hope Obama Fails


[RushLimbaugh.com, 1/16/09] 


*   FEB 28: At a speech before the Conservative Political Action Conference, Rush Limbaugh “doubled down” on earlier remarks that he wanted President Barack Obama to fail. [The Glens Falls Post Star, 3/5/09]


*   FEB 28: RNC Chairman Michael Steele called Rush Limbaugh’s comments that he hopes President Obama fails “incendiary” and “ugly.” [The Glens Falls Post Star, 3/5/09] 


*   MARCH 1: Two days later, Steele begged Limbaugh for forgiveness. “My intent was not to go after Rush — I have enormous respect for Rush Limbaugh,” he said Monday. “I was maybe a little bit inarticulate. … There was no attempt on my part to diminish his voice or his leadership.” [The Glens Falls Post Star, 3/5/09]


*   MARCH 2: “Political chatterers left and right were electric Tuesday over Republican National Committee Chairman Michael Steele’s apology to Rush Limbaugh — the third Republican leader in weeks to very publicly back away from a disagreement with the talk-show host.” [The Glens Falls Post Star, 3/5/09] 


*   March 4: RNC Chairman Michael Steele holds high-dollar fundraiser for Jim Tedisco. [The Hill<http://thehill.com/campaign-2008/gop-pins-hopes-on-n.y.-house-race-2009-02-25.html&gt;, 2/25/09]


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