Michael Steele’s Persona Growing Less Grata By The Minute

May 1st, 2009at 07:16am Posted by Eli

Surely he should know by now that speaking the truth is a cardinal sin, especially when it reflects badly on the party that you’re nominally the leader of:

RNC chairman Michael Steele says the GOP is being “disingenuous” in blaming Democrats for poor economic performance, since Republicans started the bailout process in the first place.

“Look, we can’t go back out and start pointing fingers at Democrats and saying look how bad they’re performing, look at what they’re doing with the economy when we jumpstarted this thing,” Steele said on MSNBC’s Morning Joe. “We were the ones that put the $700 billion on the table and said, all right, let’s start nationalizing the banking system.”

Added Steele, “So now, for us to stand back and go, oh, that’s a bad thing to do is disingenuous.”

91 Republicans in the House and 34 in the Senate voted for the original financial bailout, which the Bush administration developed and lobbied for heavily. Since then, conservatives have criticized the program, arguing it has been poorly implemented.

Oops!  No wonder the GOP won’t let poor Michael join in any rebranding games.

Entry Filed under: Economy,Politics,Republicans


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