Or give him away or something…
Ya know, if Michael Steele thinks that those of us who once called ourselves Republicans are going to blindly follow him like the leftist robots follow their Obamessaih, then he’s in for a rude awakening. This article by Carl Cameron proves that Steele is STILL following the same, tired, old strategy that has failed every time it’s tried (reaching out to the left before securing your own base namely by talking out both sides of your mouth). Here are some excerpts…
Steele, in an interview with FOX News, said he’s calling on his party to unite around core values.
“We’ve got to coalesce around some core ideas and a core vision for this party, which is what I’m laying out this week, and we’re going to move forward,” he said. “And so, you know, I’ll either win you over or I won’t. I don’t have time to stop and really figure that out for you.”
Uh, which “core ideas” Michael? Big government? Advice: A party who tries to pretend to be something it’s not (all things to all people) has no “core beliefs.”
And now the new RNC chairman is wading into the GOP debate over whether the party should moderate or remain ardently conservative.
“This is a no-brainer,” Steele told FOX News. “I’m a student of multiplication and addition, and not subtraction and division. My focus is on building a party that reaches across the board.”
Sigh. Michael, read this v-e-r-y s-l-o-w-l-y because obviously you people haven’t been paying attention: You will lose (and have lost) every time you try to pander for moderate/democrat votes as a Republican.
“I want a party that speaks to people. The idea that we only narrowly speak to one segment of the population is boneheaded and it’s not reflective of the history of this party,” Steele said. “How is kicking Colin Powell out or kicking Dick Cheney out or Rush Limbaugh in going to feed a child who’s hungry tonight?”
You’ve got to be kidding me…there’s only one bonehead in this scenario and you have to look at him everyday in the mirror. I guess throwing your base under the bus is considered what? Strategic? Vogue? So YOU want a moderate pile of mush (good luck accomlishing anything), let me tell you what most of us outside your precious beltway want…
WE want a party that actively works to secure the rights set forth in our founding documents. (That would be Life, Lib- well, realistically, all the other rights are moot if we do not secure EVERY citizen’s right to Life (oops).
WE want a party that actively works to to get us away from income-based taxation.
WE want a party that actively works to obtain educational freedom (vouchers) for ALL of our children.
WE want a party that actively works to cut every bit of the ridiculous spending of our tax dollars on things NOT authorized by the Constitution.
WE want a party who actively works to LIMIT the structure and scope of government (Ibid.).
WE want a party who actively works to recognize and reward American exceptionalism.
WE want a party who attracts Independents & Zel Miller Democrats by simply and admirably standing on and fighting for these proven, successful, core beliefs.
YOU wanted to be the “leader” Michael and in light of the fact that the best, most effective leaders are at their core, true servants, it is time that you decide…decide exactly who it is that you will serve. Will it be the current administration (“oh brother“) and its second cousins made up of progressive, unreliable Republicans? Or will you serve those who continue to stand strong on the founding principles of the Republican Party and are SOLELY responsible for ANY success that it has enjoyed in the past (you know, the people who knock on your beloved moderates’ doors and drag them to the polls)?
Choose carefully, Michael…you cannot chase two rabbits and have Hossefeffer for dinner; and your decision will very likely decide the fate of the Republican Party: It’s vibrant rebirth or continued free-fall into irrelevancy.