Posted by Steve Markowitz on April 24, 2012
On Tuesday, former GOP chairman Michael Steele was interviewed by MSNBC’s Chris Matthews. Matthews started losing it as he attempted to paint Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney as a radical conservative. Steele would have none of that and held his ground. In frustration, Matthews resorted to a common theme of the Left; pull out the race card.
After claiming Romney was a “flat eather”, Steele took Matthews the task, which then led Matthews to the race card referring to Republican party as the “Grand Wizard crowd“. Steele, an African-American, clearly took offense to this ludicrous claim with the following exchange then occurring.
Steele – “I resent that. What is this ‘grand wizard’ nonsense?”
Matthews – “I should say the far-right party.”
Steele – “Are you saying that we’re the Ku Klux Klan? Give me a break. Don’t go there with me on that”.
Matthews – “Okay. Great. Good. Thank you. There’s none of those problems over there. All those birthers out there.”
The Left’s use of the race card and political correctness will be viewed by history as the McCarthyism of the new millennium. President Obama will similarly be judged harshly for what borders on fascist behavior.
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Posted by Steve Markowitz on October 6, 2010
The signs of desperation are growing from the Left as they read the “Tea-leaves”. They see the sun is setting on the most radical Leftist administration to ever be elected in the United Sates. What galls them most is that this rejection is coming from middle working Americas who just two years ago bought into the false hope spewed out by Barack Obama.
With the implosion of the Obama Presidency, Democrats in Congress will be rejected in less than a month and the Left understands this will be a referendum on Obama himself. To them, this is but further proof that Americans are a helpless group that requires Progressives to shepherd them in the right direction. Some are becoming so unglued by this rejection that their deep-seated racism is bubbling to the top. Such is the case with MSNBC’s Lawrence O’Donnell who incredibly said on national television”
“As the first congressional election during his party chairmanship approaches, Michael Steele is dancing as fast as he can trying to charm independent voters and Tea Partiers while never losing sight of his real master and paycheck provider, the Republican National Committee.”
It would be nice if Leftist like O’Donnell would debate issues rather than using race to cover for their inability to do so.
Once again a Progressive has come out of the closet to express his true feelings on race. Mr. O’Donnell, you not only need anger management treatment, but also some sensitively training on race relations.
Posted in Michael Steele, Progressives, Quotas | Tagged: Bigotry, Congress, Lawrence O'Donnell, Leftists, Master, Michael Steele, MSNBC, Obama, Progressive, Race, Racism | 1 Comment »
Posted by Steve Markowitz on July 8, 2010
Republican National Committee Chairman Michael Steele is being attacked from the Right and Left for his comments last week about the War in Afghanistan. Given that these attacks come from both sides of the political establishment make the comments more worthy of consideration, given the mess both parties have made of things during the past couple of decades.
Here are Steele’s comments creating all of the fuss:
- Steele declared his opposition to the Afghanistan war, saying the nine-year-old conflict was “probably a lost cause“.
- “This was a war of Obama’s choosing. This is not something United States had actively prosecuted or wanted to engage in.”
- “It was [Obama] who was trying to be cute by half by flipping a script demonizing Iraq, while saying the battle really should be in Afghanistan. Well, if he’s such a student of history, has he not understood that you know that’s the one thing you don’t do, is engage in land war in Afghanistan? All right, because everyone who has tried, over a thousand years of history, has failed.”
Let’s start with the Left’s lame response to Steele. Democratic National Committee spokesman Brad Woodhouse said it was “simply unconscionable that Michael Steele would undermine the morale of our troops when what they need is our support and encouragement. Michael Steele would do well to remember that we are not in Afghanistan by our own choosing, that we were attacked and that his words have consequences.” What gall for one on the Left to attack Steele for a stance against the Afghan War, a stance the Left took in lockstep against Bush and our troops for the Iraq War. Let us not forget that Obama ran for the Presidency on a platform against the Iraq War.
Now on to our compatriots on the Right, including Karl Rove and Bill Kristol who have joined into the attack on Steele. Not all wars should be fought, even if the opponents are demons. We should never fight a war that we cannot see victory as the outcome. Without a defined path to victory American blood should never be sacrificed.
President Bush was correct to invade Afghanistan. The Taliban harbored those responsible for the 9/11 massacre for which they needed to pay a steep price. Our military quickly did what it does best; it won decisive battles with little causalities and threw the Taliban out in to the caves in the mountains. We stayed in their country in an attempt to help the Afghans to build a stable government, but with little success. Now, nine years later it’s time to leave. The Taliban thugs know that we can come back any time and that they make easy targets once they come into the sunlight. Should they threaten us in the future we would suffer less casualties taking care of business at that time.
The effort in Afghanistan is no longer a war, but an effort in nation building; something we are not equipped to do. While Steele’s comments may be painful for some, truth will ultimately cure any political ill.
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