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Limbaugh to Powell: Go Democrat

Looks like someone’s feeling a little sensitive: Rush Limbaugh launched an angry attack on fellow Republican Colin Powell Wednesday on his radio show, firing back at the former secretary of state for saying Limbaugh diminishes the party with his “nastiness.” Limbaugh said Powell should join the Democratic Party instead of pretending he wants to reform the GOP. “He’s just mad at me because I’m the one person in the country who had the guts to explain his endorsement of Obama,” Limbaugh said. “It was purely and solely based on race.” At a speech on Monday, Powell said the Republican Party is in “deep trouble” because of polarizing figures like Limbaugh, who “diminishes the party and intrudes or inserts into our public life a kind of nastiness that we would be better to do without.”