Before getting to the main event, former RNC Chair Ken Mehlman announced that he was gay. I think I speak for most Americans when I say…shrug. Haley Barbour is Southern and Michael Steele is black. The news just never stops at the RNC. My concerns about Mehlman were alleviated when I read that he was still [...]
Earlier this year, Republican Party chairman Michael Steele admitted that the GOP has engaged in Southern Strategy politics: employing racial, anti-minority code language and fear-mongering...
by Gabe Berman Gabe is the author of Live Like a Fruit Fly Republican National committee chair Michael Steele addressed his flock today while sporting a “Fire Pelosi” baseball cap. When Jesus said, “…become as little children,” Michael...Show More Summary
Deep in the heart of the Shirley Sherrod scandal, the RNC made the eyecatching announcement last week that it would host a fundraiser in Beverly Hills headlined by Andrew Breitbart and Chairman Michael Steele. Today, donors received a letter announcing that the event, sceduled for August 12-14, would be rescheduled for September.
In a long story about potential candidates to replace RNC chair Michael Steele, Politics Daily closes with this: Maybe the GOP just wants to forget questions such as color and gender and pick the Republicans Party's resident bad-ass....Show More Summary
The latest edition of The Week In Blog is up at BloggingHeads.tv featuring Matt Lewis and myself discussing blog reaction to Michael Steele's Afghanistan remarks, Kos v. MSNBC and Sharron Angle's futile attempts to scrub her website. Watch it below....
Ann Coulter is calling for Bill Kristol’s resignation after Kristol called for the resignation of RNC Chairman Michael Steele in the wake of his comments about Afghanistan. Like Steele, Coulter’s reading of history is sketchy at best. And her argument against current policy in Afghanistan is plainly rooted in partisan and inaccurate claims of fact. But [...]Show More Summary
Is Republican party going to pieces over Michael Steele? Steele's recent comments about Afghanistan sparked a slew of harsh criticism. but perhaps he can take heart that he apparently has Ann Coulter in his corner.
Michael Steele pulled back the curtain on an old debate in Republican circles: How isolationist should the GOP be? John Avlon on the rift that threatens the party's chances in 2012. The Michael Steele Show will keep on running through the fall,...
This post first appeared on Think Progress. Given the weak leadership of Republican National Committee Chairman Michael Steele, former Bush White House adviser Karl Rove launched a “shadow RNC” in April called American Crossroads, vowing to spend $50 million to influence this Fall’s election. After an embarrassing first month of [...]
The Daily Show reprises their Muppet Steele. RNC Chairman Michael Steele defends his controversial comments about Afghanistan from his 5th of July vegan barbecue.
Soon after the not-ready-for-primetime video surfaced of RNC Chairman Michael Steele calling the war in Afghanistan unwinnable, the calls for his resignation began. And in the days since? Perennial talk show guest John McCain (R-AZ)Show More Summary
Has RNC chairman Michael Steele finally worn out his welcome with the party? In what could be labeled a 'holiday weekend slam dump' a number of prominent Republicans have come out swinging against the controversial chairman since his comments on Afghanistan were made public, including an unforgiving John McCain.
This post first appeared on Think Progress.This past Friday, video surfaced of RNC Chairman Michael Steele speaking at a fundraiser in Connecticut about the war in Afghanistan. While some of Steele’s comments at the fundraiser were clearly inaccurate — such as his claim that the war was of “Obama’s choosing,” [...]
STEELE STILL SCRAMBLING.... As of late Friday, Republican National Committee Chairman Michael Steele was facing plenty of calls for his resignation, but none of his detractors was a current office-holder. For the beleaguered party chief to hold on, he'd need...
THE HILL: Steele’s Afghanistan criticism highlights Democrats’ mixed message on war. “Michael Steele’s criticism of the U.S. strategy in Afghanistan may be creating a headache for the Republican National Committee, but it’s also shining a spotlight on the Democrats’ mixed message on the war.”
[Guest post by DRJ] Earlier today, Hot Air linked an NRO post by Kevin D. Williamson suggesting the GOP replace Chairman Michael Steele with Sarah Palin: “Re: Steele and the RNC: Allow me to chime in with my usual observation on this subject: This is a job for Sarah Palin. Palin would be a much better RNC [...]
Michael Steele's comments on Afghanistan remind me of my favorite definition of a gaffe: "saying the truth in the worst way possible." To wit, Steele said that Afghanistan is a war of Obama's choosing, and that everyone who's occupied Afghanistan has come to grief over it. Show More Summary
Of the critics of Republican Party chairman Michael Steele since his latest comments against the war in Afghanistan, Weekly Standard editor Bill Kristol was the first and loudest, calling for the chair's resignation in an open letter. He explained his comments on the Hugh Hewitt radio program, where both he and the host agreed it was a "first principles" issue.
Greg Sargent spotlights the DNC’s incredibly lame stupid response to RNC chairman Michael Steele’s comments yesterday about Afghanistan, which have gotten him into boiling hot water with Republican leaders: By all means, Dems should go on the attack against Michael Steele for his wild comments about Afghanistan. But do they really think it’s a [...]