This clown is the best they can do?

This morning on the way to work, I caught Steve Inskeep's interview with GOP party chairman Michael Steele on Morning Edition. I was... not impressed with the latter's clarity of thought or effectiveness as a spokesman for his viewpoint.

I can't listen to the audio at work, so I can't go back and pick out the choice bits. However, if memory serves, Inskeep actually tried toward the end to come up with a polite way of saying "you're making no sense." Listen to Steele take umbrage at having his viewpoint described as "nuanced."

Suffice it to say, I cannot believe the Republicans couldn't come up with a better person to head their party. He simply sounds incoherent and occasionally confrontational. As far as trying to support his claim that Medicare is somehow sacrosanct and in no need of being made more efficient, I believe the word is "fail."

Update: Well, it seems I'm not the only one who felt this way.

1 comment:

  1. Why should citizens care what Republicans do? It isn't as if the Republican party is an alternative to the Democratic party. The main thing that changes when Republicans are in power is who gets to feed at the public trough.

    Having said that, it is a net positive for Classic Liberals/Conservatives/Libertarians that the RNC (and Republican party) has no strong leader. That fact means that opposition to the current Administration and Congress comes from a thousand directions -- the Great Center, the Sick-of-Both-Parties, the Classic Liberals, the Libertarians, the fiscal Conservatives -- and real grassroots movements are very difficult to isolate and mock, as the Progressives have discovered to their surprise. OTOH, having a central leader (hi, President Scary-Smart!) does open a movement up to mockery. If the leader has femtometer-thickness skin, well, it just makes it more effective. Only if the movement's ideas are genuinely compelling will they survive. As Snarkist-in-Chief at bleakonomy, I'm sure you understand the whole "emperor's clothes" thing.

    Unlike the grassroots rebellion against Obamacare, the hired crowds of Organizing for America and Union Goons United for Obama are also easy to mock, as they seem less, well, authentic.

    So no, I'm not unhappy in the choice of Mr. Steele for head of the RNC.