Fmr. RNC Chair Accuses Current RNC Chair of “Crapping” on His Legacy

By: Wednesday March 27, 2013 8:30 am

Michael Steele, the former Chairman of the Republican National Committee, is less than thrilled with the current head of the RNC, Reince Priebus. Priebus came to power by beating Steele in the 2011 RNC chair election after Steele helped lead the Republican Party to taking back the House of Representatives in the 2010 midterm election. Priebus, meanwhile, oversaw the Republicans losing 2012 elections in the Senate and an inferior infrastructure in the presidential election. Now Steele is accusing Priebus of “crapping” on Steele’s legacy.


Let’s Play With Some Numbers, Social Security Edition

By: Thursday December 13, 2012 5:00 pm

Of course, everyone that was on that show this morning (it included Harold Ford, Steven Rattner, Michael Steele, Disco Dave, Tweety, and Chuck Todd) as well as everyone on all the various talking head shows watched by the Beltway Village Idiots Courtiers are people who will never have to worry about living on Social Security as the only thing keeping them from poverty and homelessness, so they are all fine with most any and all changes being discussed. After all, they are all Very Serious People, often wrong but never in doubt. Why, we could almost call them all “economists” they are wrong so often.

Body Spray Dave: You’re Fired! — if you call Romney “weird.”

By: Friday August 12, 2011 5:07 pm

Keeping a meme aloft is hard work in America’s constantly shifting political landscape. David “Axe” Axelrod must have thought the “Mitt’s weird!” message was in danger of sinking below the waves of Minnesota Not-Nice during yesterday’s FOX/GOP (but I repeat myself) debate in Iowa.

So Body Spray Dave did what all good campaign advisers do: he went on Morning Joke to “tamp down” the rumors that the Obama campaign, bereft of a decent economy or a motivated base, would organize itself around Mitt’s weirdness.

Michael Steele Now Available to Ruin the Reputation of Other Organizations

By: Friday January 14, 2011 3:00 pm

The RNC is meeting to choose their new chairman for the 2011-2012 cycle. They’re through four ballots so far [update: after seven ballots, it looks like Reince Priebus will win.]. After nearly tying the front runner, Wisconsin GOP chair Reince Priebus, on the first ballot, incumbent chairman and human Kick-Me sign Michael Steele dropped support in each of the three subsequent ballots. In a rare moment of clarity, he dropped out of the race.

Late Night: The Leftovers Before New Years

By: Tuesday December 28, 2010 8:00 pm

Everyone loves leftovers, unless it’s some political yuckiness still sticking around. And everyone one probably has a moldy smelly chunk of of something they’d like to toss. . . .

FDL Book Salon Welcomes Daniel J. Galvin, Presidential Party Building: Dwight D. Eisenhower to George W. Bush

By: Sunday December 19, 2010 1:59 pm

During the summer of 2006, when Rahm Emanuel and Howard Dean were engaged in a strenuous fight over the future direction of the Democratic Party, I stumbled upon a very astute op-ed in the New York Times by an emerging politician scientist, Daniel Galvin, entitled “How to Grow a Democratic Majority.”

Late Night: Bad Dog, America! Look What You’ve Done.

By: Monday December 13, 2010 8:00 pm

Kate Gosselin for President 2020?

Late Night: Victory Has a Thousand Fathers (and Not All of Them Sane or Competent)

By: Friday November 19, 2010 8:00 pm

Of all the reasons why Republicans scored big gains in the elections earlier this month, I’ll bet that you hadn’t considered laughingstock RNC chairman Michael Steele to be one of them.

Top 10 Surprise Losers of Election Night

By: Wednesday November 3, 2010 9:46 am

Democrats in Congress were prepared to absorb defeats last night. But there were some surprise losers who shared the honors with them. . . .

The Mean Streets of Politics, 2010

By: Sunday October 24, 2010 9:30 am

Yet another Republican candidate has threatened the violent overthrow of the government should he not get his way in the election.  Here’s the Dallas Morning News reporting on Dallas congressional candidate Stephen Broden: If the government is not producing the results or has become destructive to the ends of our liberties, we have a right [...]

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