Tuesday, January 05, 2010

Hey, he actually sounds like a Republican I could vote for here!

Michael Steele, that is:

Republican Party Chairman Michael Steele offers a simple explanation for why the GOP all too often lost touch with typical Americans since the Ronald Reagan era: "We screwed up," he claims in a new book offering a blueprint for the party's resurgence.
...the GOP chairman directly or indirectly criticizes:
_President George H.W. Bush for raising taxes two years after President Ronald Reagan left office, though Steele ignores the fact that Reagan raised taxes too.
_President George W. Bush for not vetoing any spending bills during his first five years in office. He calls Bush and other Republicans "enablers for big government" and derides the Bush administration's Troubled Asset Relief Program as "a massive government slush fund."
_Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., the party's 2008 presidential nominee, for backing censorship of political speech through the McCain-Feingold campaign finance law. Steele says the GOP erred in allowing itself to be associated with "a national political speech code."
_Republican lawmakers in general, who allowed spending to rise from 2001 to 2004, went along with TARP and McCain-Feingold, and supported the Medicare Part D prescription drug benefit.

Now, if Steele would pull his head out of his ass vis-a-vis the so-called "assault weapons" and tell the race-baiters who share his skin color to go to hell instead of actually agreeing with them on certain issues, and take that new philosophy our on the warpath, he might actually inspire some real confidence in the Republican base. We'll see how it goes, but I won't be holding my breath.