Friday, July 02, 2010

Time For Michael Steele To Leave The Building

When you're in charge of the Republican national Committee and the head of the DNC says that you're out of step with almost 100% of the Republican Party and he's actually correct about it, it's way past time for you to seek other employment.

Michael Steele pulled yet another of his idiot moves at a GOP fundraiser in Connecticut yesterday, referring to Afghanistan as a war of Obama's choice and saying it was impossible to win a land war there:

"Keep in mind again, federal candidates, this was a war of Obama's choosing. This was not something that the United States had actively prosecuted or wanted to engage in.

But it was the president who was trying to be cute by half by building a script demonizing Iraq, while saying the battle really should be in Afghanistan. Well, if he is such a student of history, has he not understood that you know that's the one thing you don't do, is engage in a land war in Afghanistan?"

Let's just forget the part about who started the war in Afghanistan...a guy by the name of George W. Bush who sent troops there as a response to 9/11.

As my regular readers know, I'm far from a fan of our involvement in Afghanistan. In fact, I've been pretty critical of it. But to say, essentially, that we can't win there while our troops are under fire is over the red line. Especially from a political operative with lots more fertile ground to explore.

True fact...essentially, Obama exploited Afghanistan during his presidential campaign for political purposes, and now has to at least go through the motions of trying to deliver. In that sense, Steele is entirely correct. But that's twisting his words around on my part to impute meaning. And in any event, while it might have been what he meant, it certainly isn't precisely what he said.

This is far from the first major gaffe Michael Steele has let come out of his genuinely stoo-pid mouth. And his tenure as head of the RNC has been marked by out of control spending and mismanagement. Meanwhile, Steele has been using his office to enrich himself by pimping lucrative speaking tours for himself, accepting paid speaking engagements while he is working as the RNC’s chairman and shilling a book he's written.

Let's indulge in some honesty here. He only got the gig in the first place because the GOP in the midst of Obamamania wanted to send a message that 'hey, we have black people too! Looky!'

He proven himself to be a dismal failure. And it's high time he went.

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louielouie said...

.... well let my close out my posting on this, the last opportunity to post before celebrating what used to be our nation's birthday, by saying that i somewhat give steele a pass on this.
what he said was factual. and while no one is blaming hussein for anything, and everyone is blaming bush for everything, at least, in this particular case someone is saying something is hussein's fault. remember, the economy is bush's fault. you don't believe me. right/wrong, just listen to the nightly news. that is what people are hearing and that is what they are believing.
a stopped clock thing.

Freedom Fighter said...

Sorry Louie, I'm not quite with you here.

Bush was clearly the one who got us involved with Afghanistan, right or wrong. Saying 'it was a war of Obama's choosing' was factually wrong, and while he might have meant something else, that's what came out of the hole under Steele's nose.

I think I extrapolated what he might have meant, but he still has no business yakking about something he obviously knows nothing about. He's better off sticking to figuring out which 4 star hotel he's going to book for himself on the RNC donor's dime or which bondage and strip club he and the boys are going to hit next time they're in L.A. or New York.

Have a great Fourth.

louielouie said...

have a great fifth.
get it?
that's liquor store humor.
have a great fifth.
get it?
get it?
am i just a barrel of laughs or what?
have a great fifth.
have a good sabbath.