Tuesday, February 03, 2009

Weren't We Led To Believe Michael Steele Was Smarter Than This?

New national GOP leader Michael Steele to Wolf Blitzer on CNN.
"Not in the history of mankind has the government ever created a job."
Let's overlook the hyperbolic first clause. We know that government patronage created some of the greatest works of the world, from the aqueducts to the art of Venice to the voyage to the moon.

Let's give Steele the benefit of the doubt on that. Is it possible that he has no eyes to see the works of the WPA, the CCC, the TVA? Is it possible that he does not know about the CDC or the EPA or NIH? Does he not understand that soldiers, sailors and airmen are government workers and that their skills and training flow back to benefit American businesses in ways that "Trickle-down Voodoo Tax Cuts" never will?

Or will he be content to parrot the talking points of past failed campaigns? Is he a leader or a follower? Will he be able to lead the GOP out of the wilderness or will he follow DeMint and Pallin down the road to the past?

So far it ain't looking good for a strong second party.

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