Think Progress reports:
Rep. Tom Price: ‘It’s Not Up To Rush Limbaugh To Decide Who Ought To Be In The Republican Party’
Rep. Tom Price (R-GA) went on MSNBC’s Morning Joe today and publicly distanced himself from Rush Limbaugh’s version of the Republican party. Price said that “it’s not up to Rush Limbaugh to decide who ought to be in the Republican Party” and such exclusivity is “counterproductive.” He also said that Vice President Cheney was wrong in saying that Limbaugh is a better Republican than former Secretary of State Colin Powell.
What Think Progress doesn't note is that Tom Price
is from Georgia's 6th congressional district
, a seat that was represented by Newt Gingrich. Also:
The 6th is Georgia's most affluent and educated district. 51% of residents in the district have at least a Bachelor's Degree.
The residents in this district are largely white, very affluent, well-educated, and overwhelmingly Republican with fiscal conservatism being by far the most salient feature. The district is largely a suburban bedroom community for those who commute to downtown Atlanta.
UPDATE: Limbaugh goes after Price
for his remarks on Scarborough.