Every single Republican who has criticized Rush in recent months has been forced to back down to the Radio Talker. GOP apologies abound.
The latest soon-to-be apologizer is Arizona Rep. John Shadegg. Here's the congressman's statement to the Arizona Republic:
A conservative Republican, Shadegg says he wants the nation to get out of its difficult economic circumstances "as quickly as possible."
Shadegg disagrees with radio commentator Rush Limbaugh, who has said he hopes Obama and his liberal policies fail.
"I sincerely hope he creates the strongest recovery possible," Shadegg said. "It is petty to worry about who gets the credit when people are losing their jobs and their homes."
As for Limbaugh, Shadegg said, "I think he is an entertainment personality who is an interesting factor in American politics. I agree with much of what he says on some issues, but not on other issues."