Rush Limbaugh proves he’s Eric Cantor’s boss…again

Posted May 6, 2009, 3:13 PM PT by Jed Lewison

Eric Cantor, the second-ranking House Republican, has done it again, caving to Rush Limbaugh after the talk show titan attacked Cantor’s plan to hold a series of town halls to listen to the concerns of regular Americans.

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Can there be any doubt as to who is the most powerful Republican in America?

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Here’s a brief timeline:

Thursday, April 30: Cantor announces a Republican listening tour, saying the GOP needs to “begin a conversation with the American people.”

Saturday, May 2: Cantor says Republicans must “get back to listening to the people.”

Monday, May 4: Rush Limbaugh smacks down Cantor’s project, saying “we do not need a listening tour.”

Wednesday, May 6: Cantor caves, saying “really, this is not a listening tour.”