Monday, February 12, 2018

Mind Like a Steele Trap

Former RNC chair Michael Steele nine years ago:
Steele to Rush: I'm sorry

Republican National Committee Chairman Michael Steele says he has reached out to Rush Limbaugh to tell him he meant no offense when he referred to the popular conservative radio host as an “entertainer” whose show can be “incendiary.”

“My intent was not to go after Rush – I have enormous respect for Rush Limbaugh,” Steele said in a telephone interview. “I was maybe a little bit inarticulate. … There was no attempt on my part to diminish his voice or his leadership.”...

Former RNC chair Michael Steele today:
‘I don’t know what the hell happened’: Michael Steele on the GOP under Trump

By Jonathan Capehart*

Given the state of American politics and the Republican Party, I had one question for Michael Steele: Why shouldn’t we blame him for the current condition of the country? After all, he was the chairman of the Republican National Committee who helped the tea party revolution take over the House in 2010.

“That’s right, baby, I built that bad boy out of steel,” Steele told me in the latest episode of “Cape Up.” “Now, having done that, I can’t help it if they went inside and started tearing up the floorboards and knocking out the windows, and crapping all over the house.”...
Mr. Steele's second career as a David Brooks imitator on various teevee, radio and print media outlets is working out very well for him.

Behold, a Tip Jar!

*In the interest of full disclosure, you should know that Mr. Capehart blocked me on Twitter a few years ago for pointing out to him (pointedly) that Both Siderism is bullshit.


Robt said...

Steele display;s his Patty Hearst syndrome.

After being captive by the RNC all those years.

He is willing to go and rob the U.S. Treasury with the Russian mob GOP.

His ring kissing of EL Rushbo is nothing every GOPer now does with Trump.

Sure, Steele will kneel to Trump in a millisecond.

How dare Steele use such harsh words aimed at a talk show radio "entertainer" host.
Who has about the same listeners as Alex Jones. Not sure which listeners drag their knuckles more.

Dear entertainer Leader. Rush, your past your prime. Like Sykes and Hewitt.

Your too old with the same old stories.
By the way, your listeners have noticed your conservative principals have waffled over time and you have began to use larger words they do not understand but always associate them long lettered words, they would have to seek the definition of. And if they do or not, they are programmed to react in hate of them thare liberal words.

Ed Baptist said...

Steele labors in obscurity because he’s not talented enough to develop some brand-defining concept such as Applebee’s salad bars.

trgahan said...

"....having done that, I can’t help it if they..."

Historians are going to have many a debate over the ashes of the American Republic.

I think one point of contention will be which did more damage: the former Party of Personnel Responsibility chairman being able to absolve himself in the national media OR that the national media person he's absolving himself in front of does not immediately follow up with "What the fuck is wrong with you?!?!" and never talks to him as a serious person ever again.

jim said...

Steele has a terminal case of Beltway Bordello Simplex & is thus many parsecs away from his own pivotal role as the media smiley-face fronting for the anarcho-capitalist extremist "Teabaggger" scam.

Poor Jonathan is simply squelched at what's become of the dignified & ethically uplifting presidential heritage of patriotic merit that he suckled from the teats of Ronald "Waffen-SS Fanboy" Reagan & George "Beta-Test Cheney" Bush!

Pearls were clutched.