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Steele Reassures Base With Goofy Tirade

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Posted on Mar 16, 2009
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Michael Steele, left, does a bit of political glad-handing in 2007.

Michael Steele recently irritated his party by taking a tolerant view of abortion, but the RNC chairman is here to let everyone know that there’s plenty of crazy where that came from. While guest-hosting a talk show, Steele compared President Obama to Richard Nixon and argued that, science be damned, the Earth isn’t getting warmer—it’s getting colder.

In trying to prove it, he called upon a grossly inaccurate sense of socio-geography.

Huffington Post via Political Wire:

And when a listener scoffed at the notion of global warming, Steele eagerly ran with the baton.

“Thank you, thank you,” he said. “We are cooling. We are not warming. The warming you see out there, the supposed warming, and I am using my finger quotation marks here, is part of the cooling process. Greenland, which is now covered in ice, it was once called Greenland for a reason, right? Iceland, which is now green. Oh I love this. Like we know what this planet is all about. How long have we been here? How long? No very long.”

Greenland, for the record, likely had forestation some 450,000 to 800,000 years ago. But its name was derived, as is most commonly believed, from Erik the Red, who wanted to trick people into going to that island as opposed to the more hospitable Iceland.

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By Geri, March 17, 2009 at 3:28 am Link to this comment
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MICHAEL STEELE, - AMERICA’S OTHER CLARENCE THOMAS !

This man is a joke, and as another Black, African-American, watching him in his daily message of…

(I was selected RNC Chairman, and I’m going to flip-flop, APOLOGIZE, AND GET DOWN ON MY KNEES TO ANY OTHER IDIOT THAT I HAVE TO, all over the place to keep this gig, but come hell or high water, I’m staying) attitude, is insulting to all Black, African-Americans to say the very least.

I have listened to Steele on Talk-Radio at times when he sat in for Bill Bennett, (who’s another situation in its own when you take time to catch some of his slight little comments re Blacks and other minorities), and I knew Steele was jealous of the fact that Barack Obama had been elected President and not him. But he’s been a really sad picture to watch, since his selection as the RNC Chairmanship.

I KNEW WHAT AND WHO HE STOOD FOR: (MICHAEL STEELE) AND ONLY MICHAEL STEELE, YET IT IS STILL SO VERY SAD TO SEE THIS MAN PERFORM IN SUCH A CLOWN-LIKE WAY EVERY TIME WE HERE ABOUT HIM !

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By Bibonian, March 16, 2009 at 6:01 pm Link to this comment
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Erik would have made a good politician.

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