Christine O’Donnell’s primary victory Tuesday night has sparked nothing short of a mini GOP civil war, with Sarah Palin and Karl Rove on opposing sides after Rove criticized Palin-backed O’Donnell after her win. Now Rush Limbaugh has entered the fray on his radio show Wednesday, outraged at what he sees as Rove’s lack of support for the party.
“If 51 seats was really the objective – if getting the majority is really that important, then let’s go balls to the wall for Christine O’Donnell!” Limbaugh screamed, “Why not fight for it? Why not fight for it? Castle’s OK as the 51st vote but this woman isn’t?”
He continued by specifically calling out Rove’s attack, in which Rove referenced the “nutty things” O’Donnell has said in the past.
“Everyone I know that saw this was just–they were perplexed and said, ‘What’s going on? Why is he so mad at a Republican?’” Rush said of Rove. “Where was this anger directed at a Democrat ever?”
Meanwhile, Bill O’Reilly had Palin herself on his show Wednesday night. He attempted to make peace between the former governor and Rove, both Fox News contributors, claiming that their “value systems” aren’t “all that different.” Palin, however, was not having it.