Michael Steele...I don't think "off the hook" means what you think it means and I'm not sure whoever picked the caption for this pic, understands what the word "nightmare" means. To this Democrat, Michael Steele is a dream come true.
Why? I'm a simple guy, lazy too. So I appreciate it when I don't have to try that hard. So the GOP picking a Chairman who utters nothing but absolute nonsense appeals to me on a slacker level.
What do I mean? Well, about a week ago, Steele began uttering some his his one-of-a-kind-nonsense about how he plans to tackle the problems the GOP faces.
Newly elected Republican National Committee Chairman Michael S. Steele
plans an "off the hook" public relations offensive to attract younger voters,
especially blacks and Hispanics, by applying the party's principles to
"urban-suburban hip-hop settings."
The RNC's first black chairman will "surprise everyone" when
updating the party's image using the Internet and advertisements on radio, on
television and in print, he told The Washington Times.
Steele said the party needs "messengers" who can capture a "region"
made up of "young, Hispanic, black, a cross section." He added, "We want to
convey that the modern-day GOP looks like the conservative party that stands on
principles. But we want to apply them to urban-surburban hip-hop settings....
[W]e need to uptick our image with everyone, including one-armed midgets."
Steele went on to explain his public-relations vision, saying, "It will
be avant garde, technically. It will come to table with things that will
surprise everyone -- off the hook."
Asked if he imagines a cutting-edge approach, Steele replied, "I don't
do 'cutting-edge.' That's what Democrats are doing. We're going beyond
Now, I won't even get into how stupid it is that Steele thinks its their "image" that needs fixing and not the actual policy and issues they push. Instead, I'd like to spend a few paragraphs on Mr. Steele's follow-up. For instance, those one-armed midgets...they best not be gay:
GALLAGHER: Is this a time when Republicans ought to consider some sort of
alternative to redefining marriage and maybe in the road, down the road to civil
unions. Do you favor civil unions?
STEELE: No, no no. What would we do that for? What are you, crazy? No.
Why would we backslide on a core, founding value of this country? I mean this
isn't something that you just kind of like, "Oh well, today I feel, you know,
loosey-goosey on marriage." [...]
GALLAGHER: So no room even for a conversation about civil unions in
STEELE: What's the difference?
So, "beyond cutting edge" and "off the hook" must mean "ass-backwards" to Mr. Steele. Because public opinion, as well as your last President and Vice-President, is in favor of civil unions.
Or how off the hook is this?
[Speaking of the 3 Republican Senators that backed the Stimulus Bill,]
Steele said that the Senators were likely to face primaries as a result of their
vote for the stimulus bill.
Steele was asked by Fox’s Neil Cavuto: “Will you, as RNC head,
recommend no RNC funds being provided to help them?”
Steele confirmed that he would “talk to the state parties about.” When
pressed on whether he was open to it, Steele said: “Oh, yes, I`m always open to
everything, baby, absolutely.”
So there you have it. The Democrats "Worst Nightmare" is so stupid he is on tv bragging about withholding primary funds from 3 of his Senators in a Senate where Democrats enjoy a majority just below the filibuster proof number of 60. Explain to me why this guy should scare Democrats?