Michael Steele is as Harsh as the Taliban

According to Barbara Boxer the head of the GOP, Michael Steele, is as harsh in his statements about the President’s Nobel Prize win as the Taliban and Hamas.  

From Michael Steele:

“The real question Americans are asking is ‘what has President Obama accomplished?’  It is unfortunate that the President’s star power has outshined tireless advocates who have made real achievements working towards peace and human rights.”

So is she really comparing the GOP to terrorist organizations?  Nice.  At least the commentators of the liberal MSNBC actually asked her to clarify her position.

Of course, this is just my opinion.

Rob’s Rant

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10 Responses

  1. I agree 100% with Barbara Boxer. Thanks for posting this. I am sure many real Americans will agree with Barbara.

    Can Republicans stoop any lower?

  2. That is a sad commentary on your part Mike.

    I seriously doubt that “real” Americans, whatever that means, would agree with Senator Boxer. She’s a left wing loon and caters to the far left views. Not surprised she said these things on MSNBC.

    This Nobel Prize thing is a ridiculous commentary on the Nobel committee. Honestly, what has President Obama done to deserve this honor? This type of obvious pandering to Obama with a frivolous award shared by many true purveyors of peace shows everyone that this is a meaningless award.

    To Obama’s credit, I don’t think he had any idea about the award so he’s really in the clear. If he really wanted to make a statement on peace he should decline the award for a more qualified person. I think that would really go a long way for his image but what do I know.

    I would say, can Democrats stoop any lower.

  3. Ever wonder where Michael Steele gets his coaching?

    http://bit.ly/11cgfE

    (satire)

  4. If Steele and the Taliban both dismiss the award using pretty much the same language, then by definition they are one and the same. Boxer is only pointing out the obvious. To disagree with the obvious is fruitless.

    The classiest comment on the award came from McCain on Sunday morning news shows. Steele should have used more of that language instead of what he said.

    What McCain said was that the award was a recognition of what America will accomplish. Steele should have been more supportive.

    To show how inept Steele is, he now finds Boxer making fun of him. Is Steele that inept?

  5. If Steele and the Taliban both dismiss the award using pretty much the same language, then by definition they are one and the same. Boxer is only pointing out the obvious. To disagree with the obvious is fruitless.

    I’m sure that was her intention. If you believe that I’ve got a nice bridge to sell you. Nothing is every fruitless.

    What McCain said was that the award was a recognition of what America will accomplish. Steele should have been more supportive.

    I think McCain was playing politics and not bringing up the obvious question of WHY. Yes it MAY be a great thing for America, but the person receiving it makes no sense. Something like that should be awarded for an accomplishment, not the promise of one.

    The whole think is ridiculous. Do you honestly think that W would have received the NPP in a similar set of circumstances. Give me a break Mike.

  6. Inadvertently, may overtly, you have stated that Steel – whose job is to steer the political waves doesn’t, didn’t, can’t, or won’t be politically astute enough in his reply. You did this by suggesting McCain did, or is capable. Steele, not so much. I have seen Steele be a bit of a lose cannon in his replies in the past.

    Conservatives love to whine about the world against Bush, or the world against conservatives. You did it by stating “Do you honestly think that W would have received the NPP in a similar set of circumstances.”

    There is no reason why W couldn’t have nuanced his words better, instead of saying this is “high noon” and we are on a “crusade against this or that Arab nation.”

    Regardless of what you may think about W, or the NPP, or Obama, Steele owns his words. His was indistinguishable from the Taliban’s. And you’ve confirmed as much by arguing that McCain is more capable at nuance.

    Point McCain’s.

  7. I feel like I’m banging my head against the wall.

    Let’s get back to the point. Barbara Boxer brought this up for a reason. Comparing the GOP to terrorist organizations. To be honest, they were right on the money.

    Inadvertently, may overtly, you have stated that Steel – whose job is to steer the political waves doesn’t, didn’t, can’t, or won’t be politically astute enough in his reply. You did this by suggesting McCain did, or is capable. Steele, not so much. I have seen Steele be a bit of a lose cannon in his replies in the past.

    Wow, you read more into the response than I did. I see nothing loose cannon about Steele’s comments.

    Conservatives love to whine about the world against Bush, or the world against conservatives.

    I live in whine free zone. Is the truth whining? The US is full of conservatives – many more than identify as liberal. More accurate is the MSM against Bush. I’m not convinved that Bush was or is a conservative. He is a Republican, there is a difference.

    There is no reason why W couldn’t have nuanced his words better, instead of saying this is “high noon” and we are on a “crusade against this or that Arab nation.”

    You are probably right for some people but I had no problem with the way he expressed his ideas. He did need help with pronouncing words, that much is true.

    Regardless of what you may think about W, or the NPP, or Obama, Steele owns his words. His was indistinguishable from the Taliban’s. And you’ve confirmed as much by arguing that McCain is more capable at nuance.

    Huh? I think McCain plays the fence so much that he has splinters in his backside. Hardly my point the post on whether the Taliban and Steele were agreeing – it was the political point that Boxer was looking for. I actually have no idea if the Taliban has this outlook as this is the first I heard of it, but that would mirror the opinion of many in the US and the World.

  8. No, Barbara Boxer observed Steele’s comment to be like the comment from the Taliban. You are just adding GOP is a terrorist organization for not explicable reason. No one ever said that, ever, except for you.

    You are using that overreaching logic to whining. You went from the NPP to MSM hates Bush. Your comments regarding NPP, MSM, and Bush have nothing whatsoever to do with Steele’s comments being like the Taliban’s comments.

    If you are going to whine about MSM hating Bush and the NPP who wouldn’t give Bush an NPP, then you don’t live in a whine free zone. You are the whine zone.

    Liberals believed for the longest time (and many still do) that MSM gave Bush a free ride on many issues and that MSM should have hit harder, especially around the never found WMDs. For you now to say MSM hates Bush is pure fantasy, and much whining.

    The bottom line is that McCain’s response was nuanced. Steele, who should be smarter, couldn’t. He continuously makes odd statements that dig a deeper hole for the GOP.

  9. More GOP holes

  10. This is an opinion blog Mike, I’m entitled to make my opinion known. I believe that Boxer purposely made the comparison. She’s an intelligent person and most politicians don’t go on any news program with out an agenda. I think that was her agenda and I’m just pointing it out. If I’m the only one (and I’m not) pointing it out, then so be it.

    On the video, I know nothing about the amendment and have never heard of it.

    Liberals are free to think that Bush got a free ride, but that seems to be pure bunk to me. The skewered him on the WMD thing and any other issue that came up. So if a conservative blog points out and expresses an opinion on something it’s whining but when some liberal blogger or news agency brings something up it’s ground breaking and investigative. I know you didn’t draw that conclusion, but it seems that only end.

    No whining here unless it’s on your end.

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