Steele Whacks Obama on ‘Empathy’

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Friday, May 15, 2009 at 12:28 pm

Republican National Committee Chairman Michael Steele is speaking to the National Rifle Association today, using his remarks to try and define the Supreme Court debate.

It is imperative that President Obama take his time and search for a nominee with the wisdom and grounding to interpret the laws of our great nation – not one who will have a knee jerk desire to ‘empathize’ with the concerns of Americans. Sounds like instead of another Judge Roberts, the President is looking to put Doctor Phil on the Court … Obama is considering including politicians, not judges, among his short-list of Supreme Court nominees. We don’t need a justice on the Court with an ideological agenda.

Just as a reminder, here’s what Steele said about Supreme Court nominees in his final 2006 Senate race debate:

My approach to a Senate nomination by the president for the United States — U.S. Supreme Court is to listen to them and to hear them out and to evaluate their jurisprudence, their, their judicial temperament. I don’t have a litmus test on any issue. I want to be able to take down, take down their words, to listen and engage them.

Steele also confirmed, in that debate, that he considered Justice Clarence Thomas a “hero” and thought it was important that he was “the only African-American on the bench,” and he engaged in a spirited defense of affirmative action. Something to remember if the president does not pick a white, male nominee and this battle takes a turn in that direction.

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11 Comments

Pamela
Comment posted May 15, 2009 @ 11:16 am

Michael Steele along with the majority of Republicans in congress are out of their minds.


Teabagging Torture-Lovers
Comment posted May 15, 2009 @ 12:05 pm

Pamela already said it all, beautifully and correctly.


Sealy
Comment posted May 15, 2009 @ 12:21 pm

I am 68 years old and became a Republican when Reagan came into office, when the people who ran the party were honorable people. I voted for John McCain, and though he did not win, I do think we had two honorable candidates running for the position.

I am embarrassed that Republicans have elected Michael Steele to head up the RNC and to make appearances in the Republican name. The man is a clown. We live in very serious times. My daughter just lost her job and my wife and I are supporting her and her two children while she looks for another job. Though I am retired, I used to own a small business. The clerks who worked under our small store still call me every Christmas. There was a time when Republicans had integrity. We need an RNC Chairman who knows how to lead and will talk to the American people seriously.

Michael Steele is running this party into the ground.


sharon
Comment posted May 15, 2009 @ 12:23 pm

The more Steele opens up his mouth the more he turns this afro-american away from the republican party. Also, the more Rush and others open there mouth they turn me off too. Until they have a person with some common sense they will never be able to get the votes. Steele is full of himself and Clarence Thomas is no example of a good supreme court justice.


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GTFOOH
Comment posted May 15, 2009 @ 7:18 pm

Without Michael Steele that party is running into the ground. I wouldn't pin it all on him!


l mB
Comment posted May 16, 2009 @ 7:46 pm

Dr. Phil is a big fat Republican. Wouldn't that make you happy?


LuZenMyMnd
Comment posted May 18, 2009 @ 7:58 am

Clarence Thomas is an idiot, and Steele is an even bigger idiot. Steele disagrees for the sake of disagreement. He was so tickled to be acknowledged by the president (openly) at the correspondents dinner. Steele has NO idea what he believes or what side he's on.

There was a time that blacks really bought into the idea that republicans were INVITING them to an exclusive club membership by asking them to be a part of the RNC. Now, w/Boss Hogg and his other KKK friends running the ranch, Steele will soon have to acknowledge he's nothing more than a field hand. “Yes-suh Boss Hogg….I's apologize for havin an independent thought.” This is SO transparent and obvious that it's laughable.

Why is it the republicans always try a new scheme to pull over on the people not recognizing it's the same old schemes many of us have seen for years! Centuries!!! Not until republicans can come forward and have an open HONEST dialogue….will anything ever change. Since that doesn't seem to be happening anytime in the near future, I guess we'll just keep watching them do what they do and ensnare a couple of Michael Steeles…..but now that they've seen THAT experiment has failed……they'll refocus on Jindal. “Another face of the republican party!”


LuZenMyMnd
Comment posted May 18, 2009 @ 2:58 pm

Clarence Thomas is an idiot, and Steele is an even bigger idiot. Steele disagrees for the sake of disagreement. He was so tickled to be acknowledged by the president (openly) at the correspondents dinner. Steele has NO idea what he believes or what side he's on.

There was a time that blacks really bought into the idea that republicans were INVITING them to an exclusive club membership by asking them to be a part of the RNC. Now, w/Boss Hogg and his other KKK friends running the ranch, Steele will soon have to acknowledge he's nothing more than a field hand. “Yes-suh Boss Hogg….I's apologize for havin an independent thought.” This is SO transparent and obvious that it's laughable.

Why is it the republicans always try a new scheme to pull over on the people not recognizing it's the same old schemes many of us have seen for years! Centuries!!! Not until republicans can come forward and have an open HONEST dialogue….will anything ever change. Since that doesn't seem to be happening anytime in the near future, I guess we'll just keep watching them do what they do and ensnare a couple of Michael Steeles…..but now that they've seen THAT experiment has failed……they'll refocus on Jindal. “Another face of the republican party!”


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