Michael Steele Says Another Wrong Thing, This Time About Abortion
Five weeks ago, did any of usdream that the new chairman of the Republican Party would offer up such a cornucopia of amazing quotations and comedy opportunities? Who is this guy, with his talk of hip-hop and websites and now "choice"? Does he even know what a Republican is? (He will probably find out soon enough, once the real Republicans make him resign.)
Ever since 1776, the Republican Party platform has rested on a single idea: No abortion, ever. Oh sure, there are a couple of pro-choice Republicans out there, even if they don't get invited to all the fun parties at the quadrennial National Convention, and these pro-choice Republicans even get elected to office sometimes (dog catcher).
But for the most part, you cannot be a a pro-choice Republican on the national stage, period. CERTAINLY NOT IF YOU ARE, SAY, THE NOMINAL HEAD OF THE PARTY, who is supposed to *understand* and promote the two (2) central tenets of Republicanism which are 1) tax cuts and 2) no abortions.
Which is a very long way of saying that Michael Steele told GQ magazine this amazing thing:
Are you saying you think women have the right to choose abortion?
Yeah. I mean, again, I think that’s an individual choice.
So once this news came out, Steele again had to apologize/"clarify" and say some crap about how he really does support a Constitutional amendment banning abortion.
Is it possible that Michael Steele is not a Republican human after all, but instead a sleeper agent robot hybrid designed by Rahm Emanuel for laughs? Consider.
Do it now, because he will probably be out of a job by Monday.
Steele, under fire, walks back 'choice' remark [Ben Smith]