Who Hijacked Our Country

Friday, July 02, 2010

Michael Steele: “Barack Obama Invaded Afghanistan, Invaded Iraq and Created the Patriot Act”

Obama also cut taxes for the wealthiest Americans. He inherited a budget surplus from the previous president, and quickly turned it into the most crippling deficit in American history. And don’t forget, he shat all over the Constitution by eliminating Habeas Corpus; and he thinks the Geneva Convention is “quaint.”

And he spends way too much time hiding at his “ranch” in Crawford, TX, where he rides his mountain bike and clears brush. That is, when he isn’t shitfaced on Jim Beam. When his wife was in her teens, she murdered —

Oh, wait. OOPS.

We’re all waiting now for Michael Steele to do his best Emily Litella imitation: “Nevermind.”

Ready now, straight from the horse’s mouth:

Afghanistan is “a war of Obama’s choosing” and “is not something the United States has actively prosecuted or wanted to engage in…If he's such a student of history, has he not understood that, you know, that's the one thing you don't do is engage in a land war in Afghanistan? All right? Because everyone who's tried, over a thousand years of history, has failed. And there are reasons for that. There are other ways to engage in Afghanistan.”

Steele gave this little “history” lesson at a fundraising event that was “closed to the media.”

Closed to the media??? Heellllooooo?!?!?!?!? Dingdingdingdingdingding!!! Welcome to the Twenty-First Century! There’s no such thing as “closed to the media” any more; and there hasn’t been for a long time now.

PSSST: There’s a brand new invention — a cellular telephone that takes videos. Wow!!!

Where the fuck has he been? Every time Sarah Palin goes to one of those “closed to the media” events and spews out her patented third-grader-at-show-and-tell shiny happy talk, her blubberings are posted on YouTube before she’s even through speaking.

As with so many other recent Republican blunders — if the Democrats can’t make hay out of this in November, they deserve to lose.

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

Poor Michael Steele

When he cow-tows to his right wing masters, he puts his foot in his mouth. When he tries to assert himself as his own man, he puts his foot in his mouth.

I think this gaffe and the fact the republicans are holding up Unemployment benefits are excellent campaign items (unless they planned on releasing them in November)


July 2, 2010 at 3:39 PM  
Blogger Ron Nasty said...

Afghanistan became President Obama's war when he actually showed an interest in winning there. Cheney/Bush jes' wanted to park troops there so's that KBR could make money feedin' them.

July 2, 2010 at 9:01 PM  
Anonymous S.W. Anderson said...

I think that in desperation Steele turned to a wingnut media expert to write his lines: Glenn Beck. His latest gaffe is certainly that idiotic.

The thing about making a big deal out of what Steele says is that just about everyone knows he's as flaky as a box of Wheaties. Going after him almost becomes an exercise in overstating the obvious.

July 3, 2010 at 1:10 AM  
Anonymous Carlos said...

That dude is a real piece of work. The sad thing is that the ignorant followers of the Right will believe every word of it.

July 3, 2010 at 2:00 AM  
Anonymous Tim said...

I love it! The only reason the Republicans picked this guy is because he's black. They were saying,see were not prejudice looky what we did. Unfortunately for them they went about picking him for only that reason. That's the same way they picked Palin, they were saying see we endorse women for the top spot. A shot against Hilary and Obama picking say it ain't so Joe.
As was stated if the Dems can't make hay over this and that drunken Boner, they don't deserve to be elected.

July 3, 2010 at 6:40 AM  
Blogger Lew Scannon said...

Fortunately for Mr. Steele, conservatives do not have the brain capacity to remember back far enough to when the war started. Look how many Teabaggers protested the Wall St bail out that the Bush administration passed.

July 3, 2010 at 7:09 AM  
Blogger Tom Harper said...

Erik: These Democratic campaign ads are writing themselves. Michael Steele's gaffe, Joe Barton's apology to BP, the Republican defeat of unemployment benefits -- if the Democrats can't make use of these in November, they might as well call it quits.

Ron: This is Obama's war at this point. He inherited the war but he's had a year and a half to do something besides adding more troops.

SW: I try not to do too many posts about people's gaffes and blunders, since they aren't relevant to anything. But when I saw this news story yesterday morning, the post was already writing itself.

Carlos: Yup, the ignorant leading the ignorant.

Tim: You're right, tokenism just isn't working for the Republicans. Their token black, their token woman; and I guess they needed a token crying drunkard with a fake suntan, so they've got Boner for that.

Lew: Just like when Giuliani announced there had been no domestic terrorist attacks when GW Bush was president; a few million dunces probably went "Ugh! Yeah!"

July 3, 2010 at 11:15 AM  
Anonymous S.W. Anderson said...

Tom, I didn't mean to criticize your post on Steele. I should've specified Olbermann, radio talk show hosts, etc.

July 3, 2010 at 2:25 PM  
Blogger TomCat said...

Next thing tou know he'll accuse Obama of starting the Civil War.

July 3, 2010 at 3:11 PM  
Blogger Tom Harper said...

SW: That's fine; no criticism taken. I just meant, for myself, that it's too easy to do posts on some rightwing nutcase's latest outburst; and I try not to fall back on that too often.

TomCat: Obama also singlehandedly burned Joan of Arc at the stake and crucified Jesus.

July 3, 2010 at 4:04 PM  
Blogger Randal Graves said...

I'm disappointed. Mr. Steele had a perfect opportunity to tell the world the truth about Hussein X, that he traveled back in time, and using his vast skills as a geneticist, created Hitler in a laboratory and unleashed him upon the world.

July 4, 2010 at 6:30 AM  
Blogger Tom Harper said...

Randal: Steele has to let out this information in dribs and drabs, or else the leftwing state-run media won't give him any coverage.

July 4, 2010 at 12:04 PM  
Blogger Beekeepers Apprentice said...

And he's getting smacked down by his GOP handlers for that one.

July 5, 2010 at 7:03 AM  

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