RNC Chairman Michael Steele Lashes Out at Critics on ABC News Radio from ABC News Radio on Vimeo.
I hate to zing another black conservative, but Michael Steele is just such a Drama Queen. Every time I turn around, there is Michael in the news kicking up some stupid drama. Steele’s latest bit of theatrics comes from an ABC News Radio interview where Steele lashes out at his critics, saying things like: “get a life”, “shut up” and “fire me or get out of the way”. The cherry on top of the cake is when Michael Steele follows in the ill-fated footsteps of Obama and grades his own performance for the year, giving himself a solid “B”.
Oh boy! The problem with Michael Steele is that he is in love with the sound of his own voice. He loves getting out there on TV and trying be such a hip, cool and edgy Republican. Here is the thing, right now the GOP does not need a hip, cool or edgy Republican leader, what the GOP needs is a solid and competent one.
The GOP stands to do rather well in the 2010-midterm elections despite low fundraising and a base that has gone rogue. The GOP’s good fortune is not because of anything Steele has done, rather it has everything to do with the Democrats trashing their brand.
If Steele really wants to really earn a solid "B", he could start by getting everyone in the GOP leadership to abandon the stupid idea of watering down conservatism in order to create a “big tent”. Just today, Gallup once again shows America is firmly center right.
Americans don’t just want to flee the Democrats; they want something to vote for as well. This means Steele has to develop a message based on strong core principles and then support only candidates who live and breathe those principles. Stop wasting time and money on Republicans that waver all over the place. The day of poser is over, Americans want true substance.
Unless Michael can tear himself away from the cameras and start getting serious about taking full advantage of the golden opportunities being offered by the Democrats gone wild, he is wasting everyone’s time and risks having the Tea Party movement actually become America’s new third party.
Via: ABC News