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RNC chairman attacks Obama on health care

July 20th, 2009 . by TexasFred

RNC chairman attacks Obama on health care

WASHINGTON – The chairman of the Republican Party on Monday called President Barack Obama’s plan to overhaul health care “socialism,” accusing the president of conducting a risky experiment that will hurt the economy and force millions to drop their current coverage.

Michael Steele, in remarks at the National Press Club, also said the president, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and key congressional committee chairmen are part of a “cabal” that wants to implement government-run health care.

“Obama-Pelosi want to start building a colossal, closed health care system where Washington decides. Republicans want and support an open health care system where patients and doctors make the decisions,” Steele said.

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Ding Ding Ding!!! WE HAVE A WINNER!! Steele gets it. It took a while. But after several months as the head of the RNC, Michael Steele finally gets it.

And the RNC wonders WHY Conservatives like me aren’t flocking back to the Big Tent.

Bloggers have been screaming at the top of their lungs, Obama and Company are trying to turn the United States into a socialist haven. People like Mark Levin and Glenn Beck have been ranting for months about Obama and Company. Just out of curiosity, WHERE has Michael Steele been during all of this?

Steele is correct in his words, he’s just way late to the party.

“Many Democrats outside of the Obama-Pelosi-Reid-Waxman cabal know that voters won’t stand for these kinds of foolish prescriptions for our health care. We do too. That’s why Republicans will stop at nothing to remind voters about the risky experimentation going on in Washington,” the party chairman said. Harry Reid, D-Nev., is Senate majority leader; Rep. Henry Waxman, D-Calif., is chairman of the House Energy and Commerce Committee.

Well Captain Obvious, just exactly what are Republicans going to do? Wait for YOU to lead the way? Gosh, I hope not. Your so-called leadership is suspect at best. Mr. Steele is another RINO that has Peter Principled himself.

The Peter Principle; “In a Hierarchy Every Employee Tends to Rise to His Level of Incompetence.”

In his speech, Steele broadened his attack beyond health care to question Obama’s truthfulness.

The president “tells us he doesn’t want to spend more than we have, he doesn’t want the deficit to go up, he doesn’t want to live off borrowed money. But he also told us he didn’t want to run an auto company. President Obama justifies this spending by saying the devil made him do it. He doesn’t want to spend trillions we can’t afford, but he says he just can’t help it,” Steele said in the prepared excerpts.

Again I say, Michael Steele has the words. WHY has it taken him this long to get vocal?

I have never been able to get ON the Michael Steele bandwagon. Steele does not impress me in ANY way. I’m not a political science major but I am an avid student OF politics. The RNC could have done a much better job of anointing a chairman. My personal belief is that Steele is the RNC making an attempt to answer the DNC for their Obamessiah. And that is strictly MY personal opinion. Politics should NEVER be about race, politics should be about WHO is the best candidate for the job.

But in the case of Michael Steele being the head of the RNC, I DO believe it’s a ‘we have Steele, you have Obama, now you can’t accuse the GOP of being the party of old, rich white guys’.

Fresh off a legislative session that he dominated, Republican Gov. Bobby Jindal has injected himself into the national discussion on health care, blasting the idea of a public insurance plan pushed by Congressional Democrats and the Obama administration.

In an online column published today at, Jindal, widely viewed as a future presidential candidate for the GOP, repeats many criticisms that Republicans and health insurance executives have leveled at Democratic plans moving through Congress. SOURCE

I have a lot of respect Bobby Jindal. I believe he is one of the stars of the future for the GOP, and will be one of the reasons that many Americans DO return to the GOP, or at least, voting FOR the candidates that the GOP offers up. I don’t know that Michael Steele is the one needed to be leading this effort.

The GOP had control of this nation, the White House, the Senate, Congress, a Conservative Supreme Court, all of it, the whole enchilada. And they blew it!

It seems that the GOP/RNC has a way of snatching defeat from the jaws of VICTORY! They gave this nation away. They allowed this nation to roll over and now the Dems are in, or should I say, OUT of control. Now the GOP and RNC are preaching about taking America back. I have no problem with that, save one.

If you’re going to take America back, have the decency to offer up candidates that are REAL Conservatives and not left-over reruns. We don’t need any more RINOs. We don’t need the GOP to continue down the trail of failure. We don’t need the GOP to continue being what I describe as Dem Lite.

America can demand Conservative leadership, we can make it happen. Michael Steele, and the RNC, as it currently stands, are NOT the Conservative leadership this nation needs. If those guys want to represent the GOP AND Conservatives, they need to get fired up! They need to get with the program and start attacking like a junkyard dog.

Fired up or FIRED! It’s their choice…


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13 Responses to “RNC chairman attacks Obama on health care”

  1. comment number 1 by: Margaret

    I was glad to see Michael Steele finally get a backbone. I was just reading this site The Causes of the Great Depression

    It sounds like history repeating itself. Hopefully, this country will wake up before it is too late. Keep up the good work Fred, we love your site!

  2. comment number 2 by: ablur

    Steele must have finally awoke from his nap.

    The country is going down the tubes fast and it only took the leader of the RNC 6 months to figure that out. He spent his first couple of months stepping in it and taking everything personal. Maybe somebody finally broke through and got him on message.

    It is getting hard to watch my nation going down in flames every time congress or BO open their mouths. I don’t think DC has a clue what conservative is and they damn sure don’t know a thing about our constitution and the intentions of our founders. It will be very hard to undo all the damage being done.

  3. comment number 3 by: hardheadedtexan

    Ummm Steele WHO?
    You know I honestly forgot all about him. When I think of saving our country I think of “We The People”, people like Fred and the people who don’t have their Political Career in mind. He isn’t one of us. He hasn’t woke up, he is sleep walking. Shhhh, don’t wake him up, he’ll go back to sleep.
    You are either with The American People or against the American People. I’m sick of these people stopping by for a beer, and never bringing any beer with them. Leeches. Lock the damned door.

  4. comment number 4 by: mrchuck

    Fight fire with fire?
    Fight black politicians with black politicians.
    Maybe that is the answer.

    If Steele calls himself a black-American, then he will abide himself to be black before he will be an American.
    And that is true of anyone who calls himself or herself a black-American. Period.

    So, don’t get your hopes up on this Steele fellow.

  5. comment number 5 by: WhoBeen

    Ref:”comment number 1 by: Margaret
    Today at 2:16 PM (2 hours ago)

    I was glad to see Michael Steele finally get a backbone. I was just reading this site The Causes of the Great Depression…”

    Careful what you read at that website, the author is very liberal and pro Obama.


  6. comment number 6 by: hardheadedtexan

    Mr. Chuck “If Steele calls himself a black-American, then he will abide himself to be black before he will be an American.
    And that is true of anyone who calls himself or herself a black-American. Period.”

    That is the truth.
    Story Time.
    When I first went into the Navy, I was 18 and very naive.Around 1988, Texas Country girl.
    I had to go TAD (Tempory Assigned Duty) to the Post Office. I didn’t know what to do, and working with the US Mail is a pain in the BUTT. We were always getting into trouble. Not meaning to, but there are so many laws.
    Anyway a Black lady really took me under her wing, gave me extra advice and I thought she was my friend.
    I was going to the Exchange one Day, saw her with some of her Black friends, went over to say “Hi” to her and she turned her back on me and wouldn’t even acknowledge me. I couldn’t believe it. I learned my lesson. One will be your friend. Watch your back with a Pack.
    Somethings you have to learn on your own, as so many of us have had to do. Sorry so long.

  7. comment number 7 by: TexasFred

    Folks, I am NOT denigrating Steele because he’s black, I think Steele is being used as a tool, he’s a high profile *token black* for the GOP and is offered up as the sacrificial lamb…

    Well, black sheep actually.. :twisted:

    Look, I don’t trust him, I don’t like him, Steele doesn’t get MY hopes up on anything, but it’s not because he’s black, it’s because he’s a RINO…

    A highly ineffective RINO!!

  8. comment number 8 by: hardheadedtexan

    Sorry, didn’t mean to sound like an ass. Rinos piss me off more than the demcraps. Steele is useless. You’re right, this has nothing to do with color, Steele is spineless. A Jellyfish.

  9. comment number 9 by: minuteman26

    Still waiting for Steele to castigate the house Republicans that voted for Cap and Tax. He’s a wimp.

  10. comment number 10 by: TexasFred

    Steele is a gutless wimp, he hasn’t found a backbone, he has been forced to act…

    If Steele had a set to call his own, he would be ALL OVER Obama, and who better?? But sadly, that’s not going to happen…

    Steele did all he’s going to do when he made his comments…

  11. comment number 11 by: Longstreet

    I don’t trust him! I think the RNC has just figured out – from the volume of letters, phone calls, and e-mail they have been receiving from us ole mossback conservatives about ObamaCare that they have been on the wrong side of the issue and they NEED US AGAIN to make any kind of headway in the elections in 2010. THEY ARE PLAYING US AGAIN!!!!


  12. comment number 12 by: TexasFred

    @ Longstreet: The may *think* they are playing us, and it may work with some folks, not with you or me or our readers obviously.

    I will never again fall for the GOP BS, the *Big Tent* politics, the *almost Conservative* stance of the GOP, I will NOT settle for the lesser of anything ever again.

    If the GOP/RNC can’t get their act together and ALL of their oars in the water, I will continue to vote INDEPENDENT and/or Libertarian.

    Personally, I wish that Texas would tell them ALL to kiss off and go ahead with the secession that many of us KNOW is coming sooner or later.

  13. comment number 13 by: Mr Pink Eyes

    As head of the RNC Michael Steele has been a major dissapointment. We need him to stand up loudly and string against this presidents policues and he has failed to do that. Finally he has spoken out about Obama’s healthcare plan, it is about time. Hopefully this is a sign of things to come.