Skip to comments.That's it! Steele Must Go
Posted on 03/12/2009 10:21:24 AM PDT by NYer
Michael Steele is not pro-life. And he must be replaced as the Chairman of the GOP as quickly as possible.
Steele just did an interview with GQ which is quoted in The Politico.
The key part of the conversation is this. It's shocking and I trust you'll agree that Michael Steele's days as GOP Chairman are numbered:
Steele: The choice issue cuts two ways. You can choose life, or you can choose abortion. You know, my mother chose life. So, you know, I think the power of the argument of choice boils down to stating a case for one or the other.Now, you can rant and rave how poor Michael has been taken out of context once again and how the media has manipulated him again. I don't want to hear it anymore. I don't want a GOP Chairman who makes headlines weekly with his flubs.
GQ: Are you saying you think women have the right to choose abortion?
Steele: Yeah. I mean, again, I think that’s an individual choice.
GQ: You do?
Steele: Yeah. Absolutely.
MR. RUSSERT: ...Mr. Steele, if you’re United States Senator, would you vote for a constitutional amendment to outlaw abortion?I'm done. Michael Steele cannot lead the Republican Party. I don't want a leader who attacks conservative leaders. I don't want a leader who smiles and agrees when Republicans are called Nazis. I don't want a leader who waffles on abortion every time he's asked about it. That's not good enough. If this party wants the support of pro-lifers then Michael Steele must go.
LT. GOV. STEELE: I don’t — vote for a constitutional amendment to outlaw abortion? I think we’d have to have that get to the Supreme Court, wouldn’t we? I haven’t seen that bill proposed. I don’t think...
MR. RUSSERT: That’s been introduced in the Senate.
LT. GOV. STEELE: I don’t think anyone’s going to propose that this day.
MR. RUSSERT: So you wouldn’t do that?
LT. GOV. STEELE: No.
MR. RUSSERT: Would, would you encourage — would you hope the U.S. Supreme Court overturns Roe vs. Wade?
LT. GOV. STEELE: I think that that’s a matter that’s going to rightly belong to the courts to decide ultimately whether or not that, that issue should be addressed. The, the Court has taken a position, which I agree, stare decisis, which means that the law is as it is and, and so this is a matter that’s ultimately going to be adjudicated at the states. We’re seeing that. The states are beginning to decide for themselves on, on this and a host of other issues. And the Supreme Court would ultimately decide that.
MR. RUSSERT: But you hope that the Court keeps Roe v. Wade in place?
LT. GOV. STEELE: I think the Court will evaluate the law as society progresses, as the Court is supposed to do.
MR. RUSSERT: But what’s your position? Do you want them to sustain it or overturn it?
LT. GOV. STEELE: Well, I think, I think, I think Roe vs. Wade, Roe vs. Wade is a, is a matter that should’ve been left to the states to decide, ultimately. But it, it is where it is today, and the courts will ultimately decide whether or not this, this gets addressed by the states, goes back to the states in some form or they overturn it outright.
MR. RUSSERT: Is is your desire to keep it in place?
LT. GOV. STEELE: My desire is that we follow what stare decisis is at this point, yes.
A leader must be consistent and precise in his responses.
I am done with the GOP. It is a dying party.
Michael Steele’s job is to raise money, build infrastructure. Instead he’s doing interviews coming off as retarded. And that’s retarded.
Michael Steele is just another worthless RINO! He acts like
he is a star when is only a wanta be star.
ZOMBIE (noun) — The body of a dead person given the semblance of life, but mute and will-less, by a supernatural force, usually for some evil purpose
he is anti-gun and attacks Limbaugh before he ever gets ‘in the faces’ of the left.
what a failure.
That’s why I’ve switched my party affiliation.
He’s a mole, like Charlie Crist. Nobody can be this destructive by accident.
The Soviets set a goal to take both major political parties. They can go ahead and hang the “Mission Accomplished” banner on that one.
Perhaps it’s above his pay grade?
Doesn’t seem very well organized to me.
“I think the Court will evaluate the law as society progresses, as the Court is supposed to do.”
Brilliant. I get the impression this guy might not be the sharpest tool in the shed.
He has seared his conscience with a hot iron where it came to Rush Limbaugh and now he will become even more and more unhinged into the liberal camp because he can’t or won’t admit honestly he is a liberal RINO.
Steele must go, no matter how it looks, he must go. Put a REAL black conservative in his place so the left can’t charge the GOP with racism.
Well, that will certainly change when folks like yourself start to apply their talents to the problem, eh?
I am working on that as we speak. 8D
I read the GQ interview. He gives his personal opinion and then makes clear that Roe vs. Wade was wrongly decided and should be kicked back to the individual states. That’s about my opinion as well.
What I don’t like is that his entire line of strategic reasoning was that whites are going to be a minority in this country in a few decades so let’s all try and be hip and kewl to bring in the blacks and hispanics.
He decides to blow off the RNC Chairman’s traditional grunt work of fundraising and building up the farm team (recruiting and supporting GOP candidates for congressional and lesser office) in favor of becoming a one-man media showhorse and doing all the talk shows. If he didn’t cater so shamelessly to his interviewers as though he were still running for office. If he didn’t water down the conservative message to order. If he would confront these liberal talking heads and explain why conservatism is good for all americans, I wouldn’t object.
He hasn’t even made his appointments yet. That’s why I’ve got a problem with him.
And yes, I’m well aware that the MSM is gleefully doing everything it can to stoke this fire.
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