Have Michael Steele’s follies finally gone far enough so that the RNC can fire him even though he’s black?
The insensible oaf who is chairman of the Republican National committee said at a Connecticut fundraiser on Thursday that the Afghan war is a war “of Obama’s choosing … not something the U.S. had actively prosecuted or wanted to engage in … ”
Jed W. writes:
Whether Steele is an “Insensible oaf” or not is beside the point. He had a moment of clarity when he pointed out that we cannot win in Afghanistan.LA replies:
All this is besides the point. The issue is not what our Afghan policy should be or whether we should be in Afghanistan; I myself have been saying since 2003 that we would be better off invading a troublesome Muslim country for three weeks once every five years than occupying it permanently. The issue is that Steele on his own initiative took a position opposed to that of the party he supposedly leads. If the chairman of the Democratic National Committee declared that Obamacare was wrong and must be repealed, obviously he would have to be dismissed from his position. The same goes for Steele’s equally out-of-step-with-his-party position.Jed replies:
Your argument would be indisputable if the issue of the “war on terror” and Afghanistan was not so monstrous and the Republican blind company-line orthodoxy so disastrous as to trump it. Rather than bend over in every direction to apologize, Steele should have made a principled defense of his statement instead (though he’s probably incapable of doing so). This policy and Republican bull-headed support of it are leading us right over a cliff.LA replies:
I repeat that the substance of the Afganistan issue is not the issue. The issue is that he as the head of the RNC is not the person to be attacking the position of the Republican party. It’s just absurd.
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