Conservative Columnists Call for Michael Steele’s Resignation

July 2nd, 2010

 

It’s no secret. Michael Steele says the darnedest things.

It’s not the first, nor is it the second or third time the Republican National Committee Chairman has said something completely outrageous or untoward.

He’s outraged Democrats with his comments as he has Republicans.

But this time his remarks at a GOP fundraiser about the war in Afghanistan are angering some Republicans to the point that two prominent conservative columnists – William Kristol, founder of the Weekly Standard,  and grassroots blogger-activist Erick Erickson –  are calling for his resignation

Steele said America’s war effort  in Afghanistan is doomed.

“Keep in mind again, for our federal candidates, this was a war of Obama’s choosing,” Steele incorrectly mouthed, yet with conviction. “This is not something the United States had actively prosecuted or wanted to engage in. It was the president who was trying to be cute by half by flipping a script demonizing Iraq, while saying the battle really should be in Afghanistan. ”

“Well, 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?,” he went on. “All right, because everyone who has tried, over a thousand years of history, has failed. And there are reasons for that. There are other ways to engage in Afghanistan.”

Steele’s words forced Kristol to defend Obama.

“Needless to say, the war in Afghanistan was not ‘a war of Obama’s choosing.’ It has been prosecuted by the United States under Presidents Bush and Obama. Republicans have consistently supported the effort, he wrote. There are, of course, those who think we should pull out of Afghanistan, and they’re certainly entitled to make their case. But one of them shouldn’t be the chairman of the Republican Party.”

Erickson, who blogs at Redstate.com went a little further.

“The war in Afghanistan is not a war of Barack Obama’s choosing. It is a war of Al Qaeda and the Taliban’s choosing,” he wrote. “We responded. Michael Steele must resign. He has lost all moral authority to lead the GOP.”

Steele doesn’t even have his facts straight.

Should he be forced to resign?

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lynda47 Said on

The GOP put this loaded gun Steele as their voice box when the President was elected, now that he’s out of control verbally they want to toss him out. Guess they figured by him being black he could “relate” to Obama, well be careful what u wish for. I’m so tired of these uneducated “red necks” relating welfare to blacks when the majoriy of people on the welfare system are white. One more point ; Obama didn’t start the war, he inherited it just like the ugly list of other things that went wrong for the previous 8 years……



Maurice Said on

Chairmen Steels says some of thew most idiotic things at times. But I still support him, I wish he were President than the buffoon we have in office now.



Mia P Said on

Maurice why don’t you tell that fool Mr Steel to run against President Obama and see who will win it won’t be that fool. And I believe he wish he was Obama and the president is not a buffoon you and your lover is Micheal and maurice the loser.



Maurice Said on

LOL Mia P. Insults don’t bother me at all. Face it, Pres. Obama is a one term president. Even my fellow black friends say the same thing. We’re all black. Look! We tried it-it hasn’t worked out. I thought we were voting for a moderate. But Obama is WAY TOOOOOO Liberal & left winged. And the US is a center right country. He will get blasted in 2012, you’ll see. Heck the Democrats will lost many seats come this November.



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Lynba47 President Omama didn’t inherit the inharmonious list of circumstantial issues. He CAMPAIGNED for them ! As for You red neck blacks . There are more black people percentage of perceptible on welfare and that is a fact. You people act like ogres when you can’t get something free ? The word (Work) isn’t in your poeple’s vocabulary.