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06/20/2009 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

Limbaugh Resigns "As The Titular Head Of The Republican Party"

On his Wednesday radio show, Rush Limbaugh denied that he is the "titular head" of the Republican Party, yet at the same time he argued that the position was forced on him. He then resigned from this position, which he later concluded that he had at one time held. In his place, Limbaugh appointed Colin Powell.

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Limbaugh went on to disingenuously praise Powell. Earlier in the show, he responded to the former Secretary of State's comment that "there's another version of the Republican Party waiting to emerge once again."

LIMBAUGH: The only thing emerging here is Colin Powell's ego. Colin Powell represents the stale, the old, the worn-out GOP that never won anything. The party of Gerald Ford, Nelson Rockefeller, Bill Scranton, Arnold Schwarzenegger, and those types of people. Has anybody heard Colin Powell say a single word against Obama's radicalism? Or Pelosi or Reid for that matter? Maybe he has, but this fawning media sure hasn't reported that he said it. He supports massive debt I guess. He supports slashing the military budget I suppose. He supports federal funding of abortion I guess. He supports activist judicial nominees. He supports rationalizing private industries, nationalizing them. He supports all kinda of things, even so-called moderate Republicans like him used to oppose. But he voted for Obama, endorsed him; I just told you what Obama's policies are, he doesn't speak out against them, he's waiting for a GOP to emerge that will include him? They don't like what happened in California, mark my words.

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