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Fri Dec 21, 2012, 01:21 PM

Michael Steele: NRA Press Conference ‘Very Haunting And Very Disturbing’ (VIDEO)

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TOM KLUDT 12:56 PM EST, FRIDAY DECEMBER 21, 2012

Former Republican National Committee chairman and MSNBC commentator Michael Steele on Friday said he found the press conference led by National Rifle Association executive vice president Wayne LaPierre "very haunting and very disturbing."

Asked by MSNBC anchor Thomas Roberts for his immediate response to the NRA presser, Steele initially appeared speechless.

“I don’t even know where to begin," Steele said. "As a supporter of the Second Amendment and a supporter of the NRA, even though I’m not a member of the NRA, I just found it very haunting and very disturbing that our country now, that are talking about arming our teachers and our principals in classrooms. What does that say about us? And I do not believe that's where the American people want to go. I do not believe that is the response that should be coming out of the tragedy in Newtown."

Watch the exchange:




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Reply Michael Steele: NRA Press Conference ‘Very Haunting And Very Disturbing’ (VIDEO) (Original post)
DonViejo Dec 2012 OP
el scorcho Dec 2012 #1
goclark Dec 2012 #12
ywcachieve Dec 2012 #20
99th_Monkey Dec 2012 #22
wordpix Dec 2012 #28
ReRe Dec 2012 #2
Maine-ah Dec 2012 #3
PatrynXX Dec 2012 #4
ReRe Dec 2012 #13
Cooley Hurd Dec 2012 #10
ReRe Dec 2012 #23
Cooley Hurd Dec 2012 #24
ReRe Dec 2012 #27
ohiosmith Dec 2012 #31
xtraxritical Dec 2012 #19
freshwest Dec 2012 #5
Jobam Dec 2012 #6
freshwest Dec 2012 #17
SummerSnow Dec 2012 #29
BobbyBoring Dec 2012 #16
AllyCat Dec 2012 #7
libodem Dec 2012 #8
lunasun Dec 2012 #30
Blue Owl Dec 2012 #9
ellisonz Dec 2012 #14
freshwest Dec 2012 #18
Demo_Chris Dec 2012 #11
KG Dec 2012 #15
hue Dec 2012 #21
heather blossom Dec 2012 #25
Iris Dec 2012 #26


Response to el scorcho (Reply #1)

Fri Dec 21, 2012, 03:19 PM

12. We need to take a Driver's Test

to drive a car.

If we go through a stop sign - we run the risk of getting a ticket

If we don't pay the rent, we get put out of the dwelling

If we get an "F" on a test, we FAIL

We can't enter a Movie without getting a ticket

And yet, a person can go to a gun shop or borrow a gun from a buddy and kill people with it!


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Response to el scorcho (Reply #1)

Fri Dec 21, 2012, 04:06 PM

20. What about the killers who are just plain evil (which describes most).

How do we fund them?

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Response to el scorcho (Reply #1)

Fri Dec 21, 2012, 04:30 PM

22. Great idea! I "signed" the petition but it was weird

kind of like electronic voting is weird.

I entered the email field and the password, and submitted it,
but the number of signers remained the same at "9".

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Response to el scorcho (Reply #1)

Fri Dec 21, 2012, 10:03 PM

28. good idea, and tax the ammo, magazines - could be done immediately in every state

and make the tax apply to internet sales.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Fri Dec 21, 2012, 01:34 PM

2. I personalaly don't...

... care for this man, and can find nothing redeemable in him. Whenever he comes on MSNBC, I turn the channel. Thank you for posting this clip in case someone wanted to see it. I didn't watch it. Thumbs down for Michael Steele:

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Response to ReRe (Reply #2)

Fri Dec 21, 2012, 01:39 PM

3. I can't stand him either - probably most of us here can't, but...

he actually had a some-what intelligent moment.


He'll get his talking points soon though, I'm sure.

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Response to ReRe (Reply #2)

Fri Dec 21, 2012, 01:39 PM

4. so technically one assumes you approve of the NRA

then.

I'll listen to Michael.. he's at least tolerable. he's like Joe on MSNBC. changed from hard right to more normal Republicans.

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Response to PatrynXX (Reply #4)

Fri Dec 21, 2012, 03:20 PM

13. I don't care what he says...

...he revolts me. You go right on and listen to Michael and stand up for him when he's "tolerable." And I never watch Joe Blow. Each to their own likes and dislikes, OK? I don't want to fight about it. Get a grip. And Merry Christmas.

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Response to ReRe (Reply #2)

Fri Dec 21, 2012, 03:12 PM

10. Thumbs down! Arm teachers!!

WTF????

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Response to Cooley Hurd (Reply #10)

Fri Dec 21, 2012, 06:45 PM

23. Are you out of your ever-loving mind?

Or are you just looking for a fight? You're not going to get one out of me. In no way do I advocate such a thing! I did not listen to the clip, so I don't know what the hay he said. Go back and read my original message again. I repeat, I give Steele a thumbs down , as I do not care to hear his voice. Period. I commented on Michael Steele himself, not whatever he said in that clip.
How many times do I have to say that? Go drink a glass of milk and calm down, for Pete's sake!

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Response to Cooley Hurd (Reply #24)

Fri Dec 21, 2012, 09:09 PM

27. Well, -blank- you right back.

So you quote Steele? Guess what, I didn't read it. Down with Steele.

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Sat Dec 22, 2012, 11:16 AM

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Response to ReRe (Reply #2)

Fri Dec 21, 2012, 04:06 PM

19. Michale Steele = Uncle Tom

 

He would need years to make a name for himself in the Democratic party but RepubliCONc love to put their token front and center.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Fri Dec 21, 2012, 01:42 PM

5. To his credit, Michael Steele remembers that he is still a human being.

The NRA freak shriveled his heart years ago, reduced to selling his soul for money. He lost his humanity long before today. He is now merely the robo-seller of a spiritually dead thing, and a caricature of a human. A republican who is would rather die than surrender a dime of profit.





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Response to freshwest (Reply #5)

Fri Dec 21, 2012, 01:47 PM

6. Watching Steele now that he no longer heads the RNC

is like watching an infant as he crawls before walking for the 1st time........to his benefit he has come a ways. I liken it to traveling coast to coast....he's a half mile in and only 2999.5 miles to go.

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Response to Jobam (Reply #6)

Fri Dec 21, 2012, 03:55 PM

17. They kicked him to the curb for his enthusiasm. He's learning all right.

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Response to freshwest (Reply #17)

Fri Dec 21, 2012, 11:05 PM

29. When he was the Chairman ..

He was not allowed to go on Rachel Maddow.Then when he got kicked to the curb he appeared on her show.Hilarious.

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Response to freshwest (Reply #5)

Fri Dec 21, 2012, 03:51 PM

16. I love Michael Steele!

He's one of those republican gifts that keep on giving! He's a source of amusement for me, especially when he's on Bill Maher~

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Fri Dec 21, 2012, 02:15 PM

7. I can't believe I'm hearing him say this. So sensible.

This is NOT where we want the country to go. And it ain't just us libs saying it. Next door neighbor is an enthusiast who thinks having guns in the school is a horrible mistake. He says more guns won't solve this problem and weapon-bearing is not the proper role of teachers.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Fri Dec 21, 2012, 02:20 PM

8. Preping the kids

For that ultimate school to prison projection than many find themselves on. Sure, just make school a little more like jail. More repression, conformity, and authoritarian control.

Will it be more Marxist or Facist?

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Response to libodem (Reply #8)

Fri Dec 21, 2012, 11:44 PM

30. for the future worker bees too

They wll have been schooled with that repression, conformity, and authoritarian control

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Fri Dec 21, 2012, 02:41 PM

9. OK props to Steele for having a soul

n/t

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Response to Blue Owl (Reply #9)

Fri Dec 21, 2012, 03:24 PM

14. Ain't that the truth

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Response to Blue Owl (Reply #9)

Fri Dec 21, 2012, 03:57 PM

18. The farther he gets away from the NRA, the clearer his conscience will be.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Fri Dec 21, 2012, 03:16 PM

11. +1

 

Respectfully, I think it possible that Steele essentially woke up to who and what modern Republicans are when he was forced from his position in the party. I am not saying I like or respect the guy, and he has a long way to go to redeem himself, but I believe he might be on that road.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Fri Dec 21, 2012, 03:50 PM

15. piss on Michael Steele

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Fri Dec 21, 2012, 04:17 PM

21. There can never be a "higher level of conversation" with members of the NRA

Never in the history of the world anywhere on this planet has anyone thought of arming teachers in classrooms!!!

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Fri Dec 21, 2012, 07:40 PM

25. Holy $hit

I agree with Michael Steele!

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Response to heather blossom (Reply #25)

Fri Dec 21, 2012, 08:56 PM

26. A little scary isn't it?

Not only do I agree with him but he actually put into words what's been in my head all week.

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