mcsteele.thumbnail.jpgDo-dooo-dooo-do. Do-doo. Do-doo.

"The era of apologizing for Republican mistakes of the past is now officially over,” Michael Steele, chairman of the Republican National Committee, told state party chairmen today at an assembly at a Potomac Riverfront convention center.

"We have turned the corner on regret, recrimination, self-pity and self-doubt,” Steele said.

"The second turning point for our party is this. We are going to take the president head-on. The honeymoon is over,” he said, addressing President Barack Obama’s popularity, an "Obama phenomenon” which the GOP should no longer fear. "The two-party system is making a comeback, and that comeback starts today.”

Since "the honeymoon" consisted of party-line rejection of pretty much everything Obama does, while calling him the "Democrat Socialist" Messiahitler, I can’t wait to see this new "head-on" approach.

"We’re going to take this president on with class. We’re going to take this president on with dignity,” he said, deriding the "classless and shabby way” that Democrats challenged former President George W. Bush.

And for the classy way to take on presidents, see Cheney, Dick; Bachmann, Michelle; DeMint, Jim; Chambliss, Saxby; Limbaugh, Rush, etc., etc.