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Are_grits_groceries Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-22-09 06:40 PM
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Steele: Martin Luther King Would Be 'Disappointed' In Country's Leadership
Republican National Committee chairman Michael Steele told students at a historically black college in Arkansas yesterday that Martin Luther King Jr. would be disappointed with President Obama.

"Dr. King would be disappointed in the political leadership of this country for failing to address the least of us," he said.

As Think Progress points out, a student then approached the microphone and asked, "In all seriousness, I'm curious what you think that Dr. King would think about your party's current attempts to block universal health care?"

"It's a great myth that we're doing all this blocking. I wish we had that kind of control with the numbers, but we don't," Steele responded. "As I've said to the president many times, 'If that's the bill you want, vote it up or down.'"

http://tpmlivewire.talkingpointsmemo.com/2009/09/steele...

There are some serious drugs making their way through the RW.
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Happyhippychick Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-22-09 06:42 PM
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1. Dear Michael Steele, do me a favor and STFU. Love, HHC.
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Zoeisright Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-22-09 06:43 PM
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2. And you're the first in line, Steele.
I doubt Dr. King would even acknowledge that you exist, 'sir'.
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Maccagirl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-22-09 06:44 PM
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3. Does he really believe his own lies?
I'd love to see the audience reaction to the BS he spwed.
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MrModerate Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-22-09 06:45 PM
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4. Tell me again which parallel universe Michael Steele is from? n/t
Edited on Tue Sep-22-09 06:46 PM by MrModerate
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malaise Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-22-09 06:46 PM
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5. Is he communicating with King?
Every time I think Steele cannot say anything more stupid he opens that trap and exposes another layer of ignorance.
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LakeSamish706 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-22-09 06:47 PM
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6. I hope the student body booed this asswipe right back out the door. n/t
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noiretextatique Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-22-09 06:47 PM
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7. what a vile, pathetic, lying POS
republicons can have that pathetic lackey :nuke:
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Botany Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-22-09 06:47 PM
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8. MLK would be disappointed in a President from a mixed marriage .....
... who speaks of faith, hard work, education, personal responsibility, and world peace? A man
who gave up millions of dollars to go work with the poor in south Chicago and Gary Indiana?

Keep talking Steele ...... you are killing your party.
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DavidDvorkin Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-22-09 06:54 PM
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9. What would Lincoln think of the leadership of the GOP?
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Mayberry Machiavelli Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-22-09 06:58 PM
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10. Steele's sole function now is to "race bait" Obama from the GOP.
That's it.
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HipChick Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-23-09 12:51 AM
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20. His sole function from the begining..
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Mayberry Machiavelli Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-23-09 06:09 AM
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21. That's true, but they hadn't found his "niche" at the beginning, and he was randomly spouting off
stupid crap about anything and everything, all the time.

Now they've told him to STFU, and he's completely silent, unless they have some stupid race oriented talking point for him to spew like this one about MLK.
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LynnTheDem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-22-09 07:11 PM
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11. Yes he would, steele. But then, you're a "leader" in name only, aren't you.
Now the President, on the other hand...MLK would be extremely delighted with him!
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burning rain Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-22-09 07:16 PM
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12. If MLK were still alive,...
and he had criticism for Obama, he'd very definitely be criticizing him from the left, so that clown Steele should bite his tongue.
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Raschel Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-22-09 07:21 PM
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13. "The least of us"? What's that supposed to mean?
And he claims he's told the President many times to vote it up or down? What a laugh. I'm sure he and the President discuss things all the time... Egads, they're all nuts in that party.

:rofl:
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Ruby the Liberal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-22-09 07:33 PM
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14. Dear Lord. Can't the GOP afford a decent speechwriter?
This man is a disaster.

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agentS Donating Member (922 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-22-09 07:53 PM
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15. this guy knows nothing
1) the president can't vote bills up or down or even sideways. That's congress' job
2) The final bill isn't even ready yet. There are 4 to 5 bills being pressed thru legislative sausage at the moment. What, does Steele expect a bill to magically appear out of the ether?
3) Blocking- this is a relative term. Of course, Republicans screaming about death panels all damn summer is not the same as sponsoring a filibuster, but it has slowed the pace down substantially.
4) Would MLK Jr approve of the "Southern Strategy", Mr. Steele? That's what I would ask if I were there.
5) If 5 or more Repub senators were on board to vote for any of the proposed bills, it would be passed in days. It's like pushing a car to the mechanic. 2 people get it moving, but 3 or 5 would really speed things along.
6) Commenting on racism in our society, Steele told the audience, What your generation will face is very subtle. Its very quiet. Its deceiving. But it is there. And you cannot be fooled into believing otherwise.--When a black woman who's also a soldier is beaten up by a pissed off Cracker Barrel customer and Rush Limpdick is calling for the return of segregation and one of the largest employers of blacks is set up in a phony journalism video, then I'd say it's very, very LOUD.
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DCKit Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-23-09 12:35 AM
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16. C'mon folks. He's doing us a huge favor.
All those future lawyers, doctors, teachers, engineers, etc... may have considered becoming Republicans at some point. Every time he shows up to speak, it's assured that entire student bodies will never associate with the Republicans - except for the Steele clones.
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Rex Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-23-09 12:39 AM
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17. MLK would have thought of Steele as a flea turd.
MLK would have loved Obama.
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SeattleGirl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-23-09 12:43 AM
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18. Dear Michael:
Step away from the Koolaid. It's melting your brain.

Sincerely (and I mean sincerely),

SeattleGirl

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Selatius Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-23-09 12:48 AM
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19. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., was an advocate of social justice.
It's highly unlikely he would support a system that disadvantages the poor, especially since poverty disproportionately impacts the Black community.
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