February 1, 2009
RNC Chairman Michael Steele: Republicans have not learned their lesson
Source: WHO News Radio
Deace's Daily Diary
Source: Jim Brown - OneNewsNow
Michael Steele - new RNC Chairman
Michael S. Steele
"We're going to say to friend and foe alike: We want you to be a part of us, we want you to with be with us, and for those who wish to obstruct, get ready to get knocked over"
- The new RNC Chairman Michael Steele
This is a great slogan for the new RNC Chairman. "If you are a friend and if you try to obstruct what we have already decided, then we will steamroller you".
Isn't this why the Republicans lost the last election?
What happened to the "Big Tent" Republican Party taking in all comers -- like the Neocons?
Personally, I take this as a not-so-veiled threat to the Ron Paul movement.
As far as I am concerned, the Republican Party has personally declared war on Ron Paul.
"Republican Party -- What say ye to this accusation?"
Your Leader Reflects your Values
Michael Steele was just elected as the RNC Chairman after 6 rounds. This 6 rounds of voting by the Republican Party for their leader is the first indication of how the Republicans plan to address their lacking agenda.
By reviewing the record of Michael Steele as a barometer of their intentions, we can see that we are in for much more of the same garbage both parties have been giving us.
Michael Steele is not the man to lead the Republicans in the Christian direction it needs to go.
Ron Paul on the other hand would have led America in the right direction and does represent American values.
The Bible defines principles for Christians in the political party.
Political parties define what the Bible says for the Christian.
--- Pastor Bob Deever
Per Wikipedia for Michale S. Steele, here are the political positions of the new RNC Chairman and hence the Republican Party.
Note the lack of a Christian worldview in the leader of the Republican Party.
Political positions of Michael Steele
- On the war in Iraq: "It is imperative we improve conditions on the ground so we can bring our troops home as quickly as possible and have the Iraqi people take control of their own destiny. At the same time, we should not publicly state a timetable for implementation. I do not support a 'cut and run strategy.' Any politician out there talking about timetables and timelines is playing into the hands of our enemies who have an enormous capacity to wait. It would be a disaster for us to cut and run, as it would destroy our credibility in the region for at least a generation. At the same time, it is the Iraqi's themselves that will ultimately have to make democracy work in their country. We should stay there only long enough to give the Iraqi people the tools they need to secure the very democracy they voted for three times. After that, it's up to them."
TCS: Steel believes that we should not "cut and run" in Iraq, because that will show we are weak? That is of course purely silly thinking. We have totally ran Iraq for 6 solid years now, but if we leave tomorrow, then we are weak???? If we stop an undeclared, unconstitutional war then we are weak???? They have voted for democracy 3 times now and they still cannot stand on their own two feet? Any mission we had is long over. We need to get out yesterday. The first reduction in government should be with the military reduction of overseas committments.
- Energy policy: "To provide immediate relief for Marylanders, I have called on President Bush and Congress to enact an immediate moratorium on the federal gas tax - more than 18 cents per gallon - and an immediate moratorium on the 24 cents per gallon diesel tax. Moreover, Congress should approve legislation to suspend the tariff on ethanol imports. But those actions are designed to deal with our immediate crisis. Congress must roll up its sleeves and work to solve the underlying problem - our dependence on foreign sources of energy. To do that, I've called on Congress to double President Bush's budget request for biomass and bio-refinery research, and create market and tax incentives for E85 fuels, hybrid technologies and alternative energy sources. Tax credits for hybrid and alternative fuel vehicles need to be renewed and expanded. Additionally, we must increase fuel efficiency standards for automobiles - not just this year, but over the next several years."
TCS: Steele's fix for energy is to remove all taxes on gasoline, as well as the tariff tax on imported ethanol. Then we need to spend money on research for biomass and other green PC technologies.
First off, the tax removal is pure pandering. Second, the money on research is not directed at viable proven technoligies. No freedom of drilling offshore. No nuclear power initiatives. And no coal.
In sum, more of the same dependence on imported oil 34 years after The DOE (Department of Energy) was created to make us energy independent. (This period includes Republican years with 8 years of Reagan, 4 years of Bush Sr. and 8 years of Bush Jr. Over half the 34 years, the DOE was under Republican control.)
- The budget deficit: "Congress must also enact pro-growth policies that encourage the economy to expand: like making tax relief permanent and repealing the death tax. As we saw with the most recent deficit figures, a growing economy will in fact reduce the size of the budget deficit. In order to achieve optimal economic growth, Congress must adhere to sane spending guidelines while promoting smart policies devoted to growing businesses and creating jobs."
TCS: Steele's position is to reduce taxes and business will rebound, resulting in a reduced budget deficit. Yet, no word about reducing government spending. Like getting rid of the useless DOE or reducing our war budget by getting out of Iraq.
- Affirmative action: "Studies show enormous disparities still exist in education, health-care, employment and economic opportunities along racial lines in the United States. I believe programs are still necessary to help close these divides. I support giving people opportunities. Programs must be fair to all Marylanders - of every color - and they should focus on economic empowerment."
TCS: Steele is calling for more Affirmative Action. Is this guy even a Republican?
And by the way, Michael Steele is a black man. Can we call a black man using the power of the government to promote only black men over white men to be discriminatory? Can we call him a racist? Can we call him a bigot? Can we call him a black supremacist?
- On gay marriage: Steele has stated that he personally opposes a federal marriage amendment to ban same-sex marriage and believes that states should decide the issue for themselves but has indicated he would support it if elected RNC Chairman. He rates the issue of banning same-sex marriage low in importance.
TCS: Steele seems to be ambivalent on gay marriage. He needs to be getting government out of regular marriages and putting God back in control.
- Stem cell research: "We have a lot to gain through furthering stem cell research, but medical breakthroughs should be fundamentally about saving, not destroying, human life. Therefore, I support stem cell research that does not destroy the embryo."
TCS: Steele supports stem cell research that does not destroy an embryo. But a real concern for life would prioritize protecting 270-day-old embryos with fully developed brains, who are being late-term-aborted, over concern for a 4-cell 1-day-old embryo. Abortion seems to be no concern to Steele.
- Health care: " We need to increase access to health insurance through Health Savings Accounts (HSAs) and high deductible policies, so individuals and families can purchase the insurance that's best for them and meets their specific needs. . . . I support allowing small businesses to band together and compete for better insurance options. . . . To help increase our nation's seniors access to affordable care, I have called to extend the sign up period for the Medicare Prescription Drug plan."
TCS: For health care, Steele supports Health Savings Accounts (HSA) and high deductible emergency insurance. Also wants to extent the Medicare drug coverage. HSA is OK.
Pretty darn weak. Nothing here to get me excited.
Here are a few critical points Michael Steele leaves out.
- Kill the Federal Reserve that everyone and their brother can see has completely fumbled its prime purpose in life -- financial stability.
- Kill the Department of Energy which has also completely failed in its mission -- energy independance
- Kill the Department of Education which likewise has completely failed in its mission -- providing an educated public (Obama and McCain got through the primary process -- do I need further proof?)
- Kick out the Muslims the Feds have allowed into our country, so that we can get rid of the internal federal police force called the Department of Homeland Security, who believes it can ask us to strip naked anytime they want when we fly on an airplane or read our private medical records or our private emails. Bring back our State National Guard units from Iraq, where they were never supposed to be, so they can do their primary duty -- protect us inside our states. Kick the Feds out of our States, who were never supposed to act within a state. My State is my home -- Feds keep out!
- Break up the professional lawyers guild which controls all three branchs of government, with a Constitutional Amendment restoring the checks and balances between A) lawyers in the Judicial branch and B) the rest of America.
- Kill the 17th Amendment, bringing back vertical checks and balances between A) the States and B) The Fed. And the 16th as well, where both Amendments have allowed the Feds to bypass the States, gaining monopolistic power and control.
- Amend the Second Amendment, so that "the ultimate checks and balances" between A) the People and B) the Government, cannot be tampered with.
- Invoke a REAL "Fairness Doctrine" that would prevent our very small Jewish minority from having a near total monopoly on the national microphone.
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