Michael Steele Obama Comments Controversy?

Republican National Committee Chairman Michael S. Steele's comments on the war in Afghanistan and his remarks on Obama has put his party's office-holders in a controversial position, as the latest Gallup polls show the scope of political power that the war has in this midterm election year.

I wonder why Michael Steele was opining on Afghanistan at all. President Obama and the liberal Congress have thrown softball after softball to Republicans since the last election. Obamacare, bailouts, pork-laden “stimulus spending,” energy tax legislation and imminent tax hikes all favor deep Republican inroads this fall--possibly leading to a change in control of one or both houses of Congress.

There is a video with Michael Steele's comments, someone sent me the link but youtube deleted it. Does anyone know of a working link to Michael Steele's video?

asked by Rain in Politics | 944 views | 07-03-2010 at 03:02 AM

Michael Steele's remarks, made at a Connecticut fundraiser for congressional candidates, were surreptitiously recorded by a progressive activist and posted on YouTube. Steele said President Obama was obligated to pursue the war in Afghanistan because during the campaign against John McCain, he demonized the Bush administration's handling of Iraq, which meant when he took office he had to make good on his boasts.

Obama failed to understand that "the one thing you don't do is engage in a land war in Afghanistan," Steele said. "There are other ways to engage in Afghanistan without committing U.S. troops."

This is the video with Michael Steele comments and remarks about president Obama.


In a mark of just how serious a threat Michael Steele's Afghanistan comments pose to his tenure as RNC chair, he has just released a statement in his own words trying to clean up the mess -- the second of the day, after an earlier one from a spokesman.

His latest comments could be the last straw for some Republicans, particularly because they so clearly cut against the GOP line on the war: They have already prompted a call for his resignation from William Kristol, the editor of the influential conservative magazine the Weekly Standard, and other such calls may be imminent.

answered by Ruby | 07-03-2010 at 03:03 AM

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