Video: Steele responds to Cardin’s Michael J. Fox ad

posted at 3:38 pm on October 27, 2006 by Allahpundit

Effective, both sentimentally and in the way it uses the left’s own taxonomy of victimization against them. Black, female, and disabled? Game, set, and match, my friends. Her absolute moral authority is three times as absolute as Fox’s.

Someone at HuffPo had better photoshop some blackface onto her pronto.

As for the substance, while it’s true that Steele does support some forms of stem-cell research, he’s, er, expressed reservations about the embryonic variety. Which, let it be noted, still puts him light years ahead of Ben Cardin.

Exit question: will Dr. Turner’s extremely un-child-like professional credentials jeopardize Steele’s support in the all-important Chris Matthews demographic?

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Exit question: will Dr. Turner’s extremely un-child-like professional credentials jeopardize Steele’s support in the all-important Chris Matthews demographic?

Nah, it’s still racism.

Kini on October 27, 2006 at 3:41 PM

Checkmate. Very good rebuttal piece. Classy.

Limerick on October 27, 2006 at 3:44 PM

Predictions for November: Steele wins Maryland by 5%, Ford, Jr., loses Tennessee by 8%, and Chris Matthews is still not able to beat re-runs of the Iron Chef.

cms on October 27, 2006 at 3:47 PM

“Someone at HuffPo”? I thought blackface was Jane Hamsher’s department.

Mark V. on October 27, 2006 at 3:50 PM

Black, female, and disabled? Game, set, and match, my friends.

…hardly.

Is she a lesbian? Has her job been outsourced due to the globalized economy? Is she a migratory bird?

…don’t underestimate the Left’s ability to spin.

For Steele’s part, it was a masterful job…

Still, I’d have to agree…somehow it’s racist. A Rebublican candidate, therefore an “insufficiently black” candidate, with the person person in the commercial black or no, it’s still from the Party of Institutional Racism.

…mind you, that’s the Party of Treason talking….

Puritan1648 on October 27, 2006 at 3:51 PM

The Hamsher blackface photoshop originally ran at HuffPo.

Allahpundit on October 27, 2006 at 3:52 PM

The Matthews demographic will view this add as no better then Rush Limbaugh’s rant. It won’t change that.

Limerick on October 27, 2006 at 3:52 PM

Gooooaaaaalllllllll!

Valiant on October 27, 2006 at 3:54 PM

Wait. Steele will kill Superman, but not his sister?

lorien1973 on October 27, 2006 at 4:07 PM

Bravo!! Encore encore! What a lovely touching piece and absolutely true to boot! It sure feels good to see at least someone in politics has a brain.

Thank God they seem to be on our side. :)

Alilshy on October 27, 2006 at 4:07 PM

Awesome ad! Slam dunk!

indianaconservative on October 27, 2006 at 4:08 PM

As we used to say in the ‘hood, “OH, SNAP.”

mattshu on October 27, 2006 at 4:11 PM

It is high……It is far…..It is gone….Yankees Win! Theeeee……Yank, oh, wait….

Exit question: will Dr. Turner’s extremely un-child-like professional credentials jeopardize Steele’s support in the all-important Chris Matthews demographic?

Trick question (as if the race-betraying token ever had any support within the Washington effetes you call the “Matthews demographic”). Credentials, no matter how sterling, mean nothing beyond the plantation gates.

However…Cardin, Fox, Matthews, et.al have just been pwned. Game, Set, Election.

Kid from Brooklyn on October 27, 2006 at 4:14 PM

I stand corrected. Thank you AP.

Mark V. on October 27, 2006 at 4:21 PM

In our column about Chuck Norris, the following “Chucktoid” was revealed: “As a matter of fact, Chuck Norris can divide by zero.”

And now it is revealed that Allahpundit can show that

Her absolute moral authority is three times as absolute as Fox’s.

or in other words…

∞ ≠ ∞³

Yes, mysterious indeed are the mathematical powers of Chuck and Allahpundit, far beyond the ken of mere mortals such as ourselves.

EFG on October 27, 2006 at 4:22 PM

Classy lady, classy candidate.

Go Michael Steele.

God bless Dr. Turner.

I call for all other Jews in Maryland to vote for this very intelligent, competent, man.

But will the S.P.’s show this? Any bets

accdat on October 27, 2006 at 4:24 PM

to CMS

Amen

accdat on October 27, 2006 at 4:27 PM

I like Steele more everytime I see anything about him.

Esthier on October 27, 2006 at 4:30 PM

As for the substance, while it’s true that Steele does support some forms of stem-cell research, he’s, er, expressed reservations about the embryonic variety.

But considering no one says embryonic or adult when referring to stem cells, it’s no wonder his sister didn’t specifically say that. The ad run against Steele didn’t mention them either.

Esthier on October 27, 2006 at 4:37 PM

Not for nothing, but isn’t that Mike Tysons wife/ ex-wife?

JVelez on October 27, 2006 at 4:45 PM

Why do we pay attention to Matthews anyway? No one watches his show – he abviously smoked too much dope in the 60′s, is frozen in time and must still visit lala land regularly. Trying to make sense of his opinions is exhausting. Matthews brings guests on that are so called experts and usually share his extreme views. If he ever has a guest on that has anything worth listening to – Matthews does not listen and talks all over them. Let him go in peace- soon he will be on CNBC and then no one will remember his face.

iam7545 on October 27, 2006 at 4:59 PM

BOOM HEADSHOT

V15J on October 27, 2006 at 5:09 PM

Bless her heart.

And yes. She’s the ex-Mrs. Tyson.

tree hugging sister on October 27, 2006 at 5:20 PM

Hats off to AP and EFG for catapulting HotAir into the rarified stratosphere of mathematical profundity.

infidel4life on October 27, 2006 at 5:31 PM

To EFG:

Hate to break it to you buddy, but it is possible to effectively divide by zero with Calculus (assuming asymptotic limits approaching zero). Can’t do it with Algebra, however, since division by zero is undefined.

Also, there is a method (developed at the turn of the 19th century) that you can end up dividing by zero using subtraction. Don’t remember the book, just remember that it exists.

Natrium on October 27, 2006 at 5:57 PM

Very classy. Somewhat nonpolitical, as in speaks the truth without character assasination. The only racial factor was that Steele’s sis is, umm, black also. Go fig. I am sure there is some nutjob out there on DU finding something ‘inherently racist’ or ‘sickenly desperate’ about this ad….

lsutiger on October 27, 2006 at 6:07 PM

Can’t do it with Algebra, however, since division by zero is undefined.

Hey Natruim, don’t tell me, tell Chuck Norris that. But when you do, remember….

The last thing you hear before Chuck Norris gives you a roundhouse kick? No one knows because dead men tell no tales.

EFG on October 27, 2006 at 6:30 PM

Nice ad. The p0s3r prediction: Absolutely no mention of this ad while they continue to pimp MJF.

p0s3r on October 27, 2006 at 6:42 PM

…it is possible to effectively divide by zero with Calculus…

…and it’s possible to divide a redneck from his longneck, but, like calculus, it’s usually more trouble than it’s worth….

Puritan1648 on October 27, 2006 at 8:49 PM

Her absolute moral authority is three times as absolute as Fox’s.

Not quite as Fox is an Act-Tor, and everyone knows that they are the ultimate moral authority. Now if she had been wearing a bikini…

DannoJyd on October 28, 2006 at 2:46 AM

To Puritan,

Be that as it may, I’d say that it is would be a lot less painful to divide by zero with Calculus than it would be to divide a redneck from his longneck…

Natrium on October 28, 2006 at 3:45 AM

To EFG,

Maybe Chuck Norris was using Calculus or subtraction…

Natrium on October 28, 2006 at 3:48 AM

She’s on target and firing for effect….

georgej on October 28, 2006 at 4:50 AM

After seeing the link about Don Murphy’s hateful comments (the link on michellemalkin.com), I went over there. I’m Watergate there as well. It was interesting to challenge the Lefties. In fact, because many of them are from Europe, they get really mad if you call them Lefties. They somehow believe that Left/Right is something unique to the United States, and that they are above it. But, it’s not as if they are apolitical — far from it.
Anyway, the regulars at Don Murphy’s blog all defended his comments, and then called me names for criticizing Mr. Murphy for calling names.
If anyone is interested, you should all go over there and argue with them. They get real mad when people disagree with them — especially in a polite and respectful fashion. They think you are being overly “superior” by criticizing nasty, personal insults as being nasty and personal insults. Then, they say you should die. It is really very similar to the Religion of Peace.

Watergate on October 28, 2006 at 7:18 PM

She’s the ex-Mrs. Tyson.

So she’s black, female, disabled and an abuse victim.

If she turns out to be a lesbian, that’s a Royal Flush, my friends. You can’t beat that with nothin’.

Pablo on October 28, 2006 at 7:45 PM

Not quite as Fox is an Act-Tor, and everyone knows that they are the ultimate moral authority.

DannoJyd on October 28, 2006 at 2:46 AM

Exactly. These people speak words written by someone else, stand and move as directed by someone else, even their “off-camera” public appearances are scripted by publicity hacks. And we are supposed to credit their opinions? I think not.

There are, of course, exceptions. They are the ones who have actually accomplished something in the Real World – Fred Dalton Thompson, for example. Him, I’ll listen to.

Rusty Bill on October 29, 2006 at 10:18 AM

Michael Steele is a credit to his…
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But considering no one says embryonic or adult when referring to stem cells, it’s no wonder his sister didn’t specifically say that. The ad run against Steele didn’t mention them either.

There’s a reason why she didn’t. Follow this link that Allah has above as light years ahead of Ben Cardin, and you’ll see that there has been legislation for embryonic research THAT DOESN’T RESULT IN THE DESTRUCTION OF THE EMBRYO. So the issue divides now that you can be for embryonic stem cell research if it’s the “right kind”.

There are, of course, exceptions. They are the ones who have actually accomplished something in the Real World – Fred Dalton Thompson, for example. Him, I’ll listen to.

Indeed. I have hopes that he considers a run as the lower half of a national ticket in ’08.

Freelancer on October 29, 2006 at 4:37 PM

Puritan1648 said

“Is she a lesbian? Has her job been outsourced due to the globalized economy? Is she a migratory bird?

…don’t underestimate the Left’s ability to spin.”

I now have a new ‘Katrina’ conspiracy theory … the Dems did it!

“For Steele’s part, it was a masterful job…”

I totally agree. “Classy!” was my first thought.

ValhallaMike on October 29, 2006 at 8:23 PM

Doesn’t this just say it all?

Fox: Well, I don’t think that’s true. You know, I campaigned for Claire McCaskill. And so I have to qualify it by saying I’m not qualified to speak on the page-to-page content of the initiative. Although, I am quite sure that I’ll agree with it in spirit, I don’t know, I— On full disclosure, I haven’t read it, and that’s why I didn’t put myself up for it distinctly.

So the ad uses Fox’s disability to get the audience to cry a river of tears, yet Fox admitts that he has no clue about the contents of the very bill he is pushing. He would be the perfect liberal politician.

DannoJyd on October 30, 2006 at 9:06 AM