Thursday, April 29, 2010

Dense as Steele.

Sometimes Steele can be denser than lead, apparently. With news that the Florida Governor might will jump ship to dodge a stiff GOP primary and run for Senator as an independent, Michael Steele uttered this gem:
"That's a real possibility," Steele said of the chance Crist could win in a three-way race. "It's a dynamic that's unfortunate in my view. I think that the voters out there should be given a chance to have a clean call between the Republican nominee and the Democratic nominee..."
Yeah, I know I'd feel really deprived of my chance to make "a clean call". By golly, a clean race between a Dem and a GOPer is my right!

(Side note to the fifty-eleven GOP candidates clogging my local airwaves for the impending Indiana primary right now: If you spend the first three quarters of your commercial playing patriotic music and talking about family and right-to-life and suchlike and then, right before you say "I'm Joe Hoosier, and I approve this message," you squeeze in "andI'minfavorofsmallergovernment," you are not getting my vote. Y'all spent the first half of this decade rearranging your "family values" deck chairs while metastasizing the government. Some of you are obviously not getting it.)


Bram said...

They already had a clean call between a Republican and a Democratic - in the Republican primary race. The Republican won despite the fact that Steele supported the Democrat.

Now man up for once and help Rubio win the messy general election.

Tam said...

Michael Steele's "help" is rapidly turning into a very questionable asset.

The guy has the anti-Midas touch.

Stuart the Viking said...

I live in Florida and we have been calling Gov. Crist "Gov. Absent" because he has spent most of his time running around shoving his nose in the neither regions of anyone who would talk to him that he thinks might be able to help him into that next higher position. It is no surprise that as soon as it looked like he wasn't going to be able to get his party's nomination he jumped ship to run as an independant. The problem is, that's probably not going to get him what he wants and might just give the job to the next available Democrat. Normally, I wouldn't care so much, both party's stink to high statist heaven, but right now I'm rooting for the Repugnants because I really hate it when one party has control of everything.


Anonymous said...

I'm a big fan of choosing the man instead of the ass or pachy pin on his lapel; too bad the poster boy for alternative choice in this case has to be this milquetoast, whateverwaythewindblows sociopolitico climber.

I'd vote for the dem in this contest before I'd vote for him, and you don't even want to know his pedigree, but at least he is what he is.


wv: hodis...yes, dis is indeed a ho.

Jay G said...

"The guy has the anti-Midas touch."

That'd be the Roto-Rooter touch, wouldn't it?

John Stephens said...

Charlie Crist is not going to be a Senator, and he knows it. He's made a deal with the Democrats to run as an Independent, in order to draw away votes from Rubio. After the election, he'll get a high level appointment with the Obama administration. That's how the game is played these days, and I refuse to pretend to be shocked anymore.

theirritablearchitect said...

"...Some of you are obviously not getting it."

Of course not, they're politicians.

Did you expect that they'd grow a brain with an IQ that breaks the triple digit mark over the Donk ineptitude that's been on display lately?

Kristophr said...


They get it.

They just hope the electorate is dumb enough to not associate them with the results of their policies.

kishnevi said...

1) The LP actually seems to have an actual candidate for this Senate race who has qualified for the ballot, so there is an alternate to Gov. Suckup and the Tweedleparties.
Okay, now that you've stopped sniggering at the idea of a serious LP candidate...
2)Apparently the polling indicates that Crist, Rubio and Meek are all roughly even in a three way race. Which means that people who don't want to vote for a younger version of Obama-without-the-baggage on the one hand, and don't want to vote for an former Speaker in a legislature that offers a shining example of why we should never have legislatures (said former Speaker having besides some baggage of his own, mostly in the form of a type of dyslexia which made him mistake GOP credit cards for his won personal credit cards), will feel safe in voting for Crist, whose policies during his term can be summed up, "I'm so moderate you'll have no choice but to elect me when I run again" and who has no problem in supporting Democratic policies (no doubt because he is from a state that is close to half Democratic already), and can be safely counted on to do the shamelessly opportunistic bipartisanship the MSM loves to see in the Senate.

And since Meek will undoubtedly try to do the same thing that Obama did when he won Florida in 2008--that is, get every single black in the state to vote for him as a matter of personal pride--there's every possibility that Rubio will not come in dead last nly because that role is reserved to the LP candidate.

Anonymous said...

It's "official" now (been on pins 'n needles, ain'tcha?); Crist will take the indie route. The big announce was timed for the five minutes before the local evening news; the NBC affiliate covered it live, then led their broadcast with the big story.

In a further shocker, the teachers union immediately slammed the airwaves of the Tampa news hour with some *very* well-timed, *very* expensive and *very* nauseating ads "thanking" him for his big veto of the tenure bill. Can you say the phrase of the day, boys and girls? All together now, "quid. pro. quo."

Ah, well, like John Stephens says in his comment above, no big shock. But talk about payback, if his dark little scenario of collusion and manipulation have any basis in fact, that right there would be a big ol' 220V jolt, even to a jaded old bugger like me.

Hey, John: you wouldn't be in Palm Beach County, would you? Does the acronym USSC mean anything to you? If so, we know each other from long ago...please let me know.

Al Terego

Anonymous said...

"Reader, suppose you were an idiot. And suppose you were a member of Congress. But I repeat myself."

"When the doctrine of allegiance to party can utterly up-end a man's moral constitution and make a temporary fool of him besides, what excuse are you going to offer for preaching it, teaching it, extending it, perpetuating it? Shall you say, the best good of the country demands allegiance to party? Shall you also say it demands that a man kick his truth and his conscience into the gutter, and become a mouthing lunatic, besides?"

"A round man cannot be expected to fit in a square hole right away. He must have time to modify his shape."

All Mark Twain quotes. The last seems most appropriate when referring to the GOP as of late.

"I was for small government before I was against it!" Should be the new motto.

geekWithA.45 said...

That language is very reminiscent of the language used by the state supreme court of the dark and fascist state of NJ when they allowed the then retired US senator Lautenberg to place his name of the ballot as a substitute for scandal ridden Torricelli (who was going down in flames) well after the ballot deadline had passed.

IIRC, they said something to the effect that the letter of the law wasn't as important as preserving the two party system.

Perhaps they should have considered that one party in that race had put forth as their duly considered and chosen candidate someone who was corrupt as all get out, but who hadn't yet been caught.

It seemed to me at the time that at least one part in NJ was exempt from the consequences of their actions....