Saturday, October 10, 2009

Voices from the fringe, Michael Steele's included

E.J. Dionne on NPR
There is something kind of rancid about our current politics that you saw here, again, as you saw when there was a certain celebration on the right when Chicago didn't win the Olympics. And some of the things said about this on the right - not - David said some perfectly reasonable things about this being premature. But there was just such anger that our president won the Nobel Peace Prize, that's kind of disturbing about the state of politics.


David Brooks in response:
... There's always going to be fringe voices


Michael Steele right on cue:
"The real question Americans are asking is, 'What has President Obama actually accomplished?' It is unfortunate that the president's star power has outshined tireless advocates who have made real achievements working towards peace and human rights. One thing is certain - President Obama won't be receiving any awards from Americans for job creation, fiscal responsibility, or backing up rhetoric with concrete action."


There we have it. I think DB is right. Heading the RNC is heading a fringe movement. I checked the RNC blog to look for further discussion. Enjoy. No entries since April. Jesus, can't even muster the energy for snipe and snark.
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Fwiw, I think this is pretty much about right.

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