The Disaster That Is Michael Steele

By Justin Gardner | Related entries in Boy Was I Wrong, Republicans

I thought his moderate conservative credentials were a sign that he’d provide some good leadership within the party, but he’s floundering…big time.

Take the latest advice from the GOP chairman….

Speaking at a Republican fundraiser in Maryland Tuesday night, Steele said the GOP needs to emulate him and be “unconventional, unpredictable…to do from time to time the unexpected,” according to the Baltimore Sun. [...]

Steele acknowledged Tuesday that he has managed to “tick off” some within the party, but brushed off that criticism.

“Someone told me this whole chairmanship thing would be a cakewalk,” he joked.

At first I had some sympathy for him because he was trying to move Republicans in a much needed moderate direction, but now it’s obvious he’s simply not up for the job. There’s no leadership here, only one mistake after another And now he’s offering this as strategic advice to the GOP in what seems to be an attempt to cover his own mistakes?

I’m filing this post under the not-often-used “Boy Was I Wrong” category. And as much as it pains me to say the following, because I do think Republicans need to wake up to the reality that is our current socio-economic climate, the GOP needs to run far away from this guy if they want to maintain any sort of credibility.

Moving on…


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5 Responses to “The Disaster That Is Michael Steele”

  1. SD3 Says:

    ..he was trying to move Republicans in a much needed moderate direction

    Because McCain was an extremist? And Bush, with his abominable deficit-spending & prescription medicaid bills, was too right wing?

    What does the ‘center’ even mean to you, Justin? Conservatives line up to fellate you?

    This commenter has been banned from the site.

  2. kranky kritter Says:

    There’s a school of thought on leadership which suggests that one of the most crucial parts of leadership is that when you see a parade, you grab a baton and run to the front.

    The GOP has a component of angry base that reluctantly semi-supported a candidate it thought was a poor choice, and he got his clock cleaned. These folks are determined to take a purifying jaunt in the wilderness to cleanse the party of the corrrupting influence of moderates.

    Steele has no answer for this. Likely, it simply must be let to run its course.

  3. mattie Says:

    Lets put a Black guy in charge because “Hey, the Dem’s did it, now we want one too!” without any thought to wither or not he was qualified.

    Congratulations!

  4. The Maine View Says:

    Mattie you got it right. Whenever I am in the book store or seeing a movie trailer, if I see the words “this years…”, “in the spirit of…”, or “If you liked … then you’ll love…” I know it wont be as good as what it’s being compared to.

    Republicans tried to say oh look we have a black leader too rather than seeing Obama won the election for many other reasons than the fact that he is a black man.

  5. Donklephant » Blog Archive » Michael Steele Becomes Powerless RNC Chairman Says:

    […] comes as no surprise to those of us who’ve been following the floundering Steele, and it speaks to just how rudderless the GOP is right […]

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