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“Michael Steele’s problem isn’t the race card, it’s the credit card”

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I love White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs’ comeback to RNC Chair Michael Steele playing the race card. According to Gibbs, “Michael Steele’s problem isn’t the race card, it’s the credit card.” Especially in light of this latest RNC scandal, that is so true.

  • Teddy Goodson

    Mr. Steele handled the interview well, IMO. I was especially interested in his final comments on presenting a new Contract for America, which he referred to as “First Principles,” that would provide a blueprint of Republicans’ philosophy and an idea of how they would govern. This is a very very smart idea.

    Democrats, I have often said, squandered their political capital since the election of Obama, and never presented a relentlessly repeated vision of their principles as opposed to those of Republicans. They let Republicans frame the health care debate, and they therefore lost control of that entire phase of the discussion, to their eternal detriment. We wasted, or Obama wasted, an excellent opportunity to turn over a new leaf in politiccal economy, upsetting the Conventional Wisdom of adulation for Free Market theory (the failure of which is exactly what brought us the meltdown and Recession) which would have changed the terms of the debate on all the Change and the reforms we thought we were voting for.

    It is imperative for Democrats to present some “First Principles” of their own, including restoring the social contract. We must not let the Republicans frame the upcoming election and thus end up once again fighting the campaign on their choice of ground. Please.

  • pvogel

    Follow the money……..