Videos: Steele tweaks Barnicle over “you people”

posted at 11:36 am on December 9, 2009 by Ed Morrissey

Imagine, if you will, that a conservative commentator had used the phrase “you people” with a member of the Congressional Black Caucus to discuss their position on health-care reform. Not to get all tu quoque on Mike Barnicle and Morning Joe, but liberals would not have been laughing off Michael Steele’s response. There would have been outrageous outrage erupting all over the blogosphere, and likely all over MS-NBC, with multiple replays and Chris Matthews opining yet again on the melanin content of Tea Party events. Steele obviously played this to make that very point:

But his exchange with Donny Deutsch got a little more testy:

It started with CNBC commentator Donny Deutsch, who pointedly asked Steele about the GOP’s criticism of Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid’s comments comparing opponents of health care reform to those who tried to block the abolition of slavery.

“Any great change throughout history, the naysayers say ‘it’s not time, it’s not time?’ So why is that not a relevant analogy?” Deutsch asked.

“I won’t even dignify that with a response,” Steele said. “Next question.”

Deutsch interjected to say that Reid was “comparing it to dramatic change,” and was not suggesting Republicans were equivalent to those who opposed emancipation.

“Ok, whatever,” Steele responded. “Whatever. Next question.”

“That’s a great response,” Deutsch shot back. “That’s an intelligent and brave response.”

“It is, as was your question,” Steele said.

A better response would be to compare it to Democratic outrage over the Nazi comparisons posed about Barack Obama, which came from the LaRouchies (and which were entirely inept). It’s so out of context to the history of real Naziism that it degrades the conversation into hopeless ad hominems, which is why Steele doesn’t bother responding substantively to Deutch’s attempt to mainstream the argument. It’s akin to Steele demanding that Deutsch explain in detail how Barack Obama isn’t really a crypto-Nazi.


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NEW COMEBACK WHEN ASKED “why is the gop so white????”

Answer:

“We’re just trying to be as white as MSNBC’s all-day lineup”

http://michellemalkin.com/2009/11/23/the-indelible-whiteness-of-msnbc/

battleoflepanto1571 on December 9, 2009 at 11:39 AM

Painfully, I support Steele.

VegasRick on December 9, 2009 at 11:41 AM

Steel = 1
MSDNC dingbats = 0

cmsinaz on December 9, 2009 at 11:41 AM

donny deutsch = idiot

steele did great here, imo

the libs just wanted to see a gop try to answer a “different” question

steele looked like an adult

battleoflepanto1571 on December 9, 2009 at 11:41 AM

Steele on MSNBC=FAIL.

Mr. Arrogant on December 9, 2009 at 11:42 AM

Mike Barnicle is an idiot.

Corky on December 9, 2009 at 11:42 AM

There would have been outrageous outrage erupting all over the blogosphere, and likely all over MS-NBC, with multiple replays and Chris Matthews opining yet again on the melanin content of Tea Party events.

dang straight….

double standards part 432

cmsinaz on December 9, 2009 at 11:42 AM

Painfully, I support Steele.

VegasRick on December 9, 2009 at 11:41 AM

he had some bumps early on, but he’s been doing very well the last few months (other than giving $ to dede, but i think that’s probably more of a ‘entire gop beltway supports dede so steele had to follow’ thing).

he’s done much better the last say, 5 months, than his first month of screwups!

battleoflepanto1571 on December 9, 2009 at 11:42 AM

Donny Deutsch…appropriate last name.

WashJeff on December 9, 2009 at 11:43 AM

Well good for Steele. If these MSDNC hacks are gonna carry water for the Obama administration and Harry Reid, call them out on their BS.

I honestly can’t believe they’re trying to justify the slavery remark. Everytime I think the drive-bys have hit rock bottom, they find an even lower place.

Doughboy on December 9, 2009 at 11:43 AM

Why is Steele even talking to Deutsch; you need to lower your IQ to that of Grow Fins to even listen to the man.

Bishop on December 9, 2009 at 11:44 AM

I being on MSNBC a good use of time? If they do NOT have the viewers, why go there?

WashJeff on December 9, 2009 at 11:45 AM

You go Steele! It’s about time the shoe is put on the other foot. Notice their response? Idiots!!!

yoda on December 9, 2009 at 11:45 AM

Why is Steele even talking to Deutsch

?

I dunno.

Mr. Arrogant on December 9, 2009 at 11:46 AM

Does anyone questioning or answering Reid’s completely moronic statements know the actual history and try to set the record straight. Will someone in the GOP with a modicum of knowledge and intestinal fortitude, please come forward and speak up.

Kissmygrits on December 9, 2009 at 11:46 AM

he’s done much better the last say, 5 months, than his first month of screwups!

battleoflepanto1571 on December 9, 2009 at 11:42 AM

I will give him that, but these libs tee it up and Steele just can’t hit it out of the park. I am rooting big time for him because I like him, I just think he needs to get a lot tougher with these pawns.

VegasRick on December 9, 2009 at 11:47 AM

Steele had an opportunity to destroy Donny and didnt go for it. Man of Steele is man of foil.

moonbatkiller on December 9, 2009 at 11:47 AM

I being on MSNBC a good use of time? If they do NOT have the viewers, why go there?

WashJeff on December 9, 2009 at 11:45 AM

Steele has always been willing to go into enemy territory. And by that, I mean MSDNC not West Point. He’s even been on Bill Maher’s show. That’s about as hostile an environment as you’re gonna find being a conservative. But he’s handled himself well on that show.

Doughboy on December 9, 2009 at 11:47 AM

Obama kills unborn children. Hitler kills people in general, including powerful nations who can fight back. Yep, the analogy is inept. Hitler has more balls. And can deliver a good speech without a teleprompter.

Darth Executor on December 9, 2009 at 11:48 AM

MSLSD….what a place.

therightwinger on December 9, 2009 at 11:49 AM

Morning Joe is the only show Steele should visit on MSNBC.

faraway on December 9, 2009 at 11:50 AM

Why does Steele go on these shows if he hasn’t — which he apparently has not — anticipated the hostile questions and formed decent and effective responses that advance his own agenda. I’m sick of this flaccid GOP to the point of hopelessness.

rrpjr on December 9, 2009 at 11:50 AM

Why does Steele go on these shows if he hasn’t — which he apparently has not — anticipated the hostile questions and formed decent and effective responses that advance his own agenda. I’m sick of this flaccid GOP to the point of hopelessness.

rrpjr on December 9, 2009 at 11:50 AM

He could’ve slammed Deutsch-bag and Blistering Barnicles over this, but I see where he’s coming from. To respond to the slavery remark is to dignify it. And he doesn’t wanna go there. Let Reid’s stupidity hang out there for everyone to see. And if Dingy Harry is dumb enough to double-down on his comment(which he has), then even better.

Doughboy on December 9, 2009 at 11:54 AM

I saw this live and thought that Steele did a good job with these two questions, esp. his blowoff of Donnie D. (who was visibly pissed afterward). Too few in the Repub. leadership are willing to tell douchebags like Deutch to stick it when it’s warranted. His only hiccup came when laying out the Republican plans – they need 3-4 bullet points that are hammered every chance they get.

volnation on December 9, 2009 at 11:54 AM

Steele could have done better here. I don’t really dislike his answer, but it sounds like he doesn’t want to answer the question because he doesn’t have an answer to the question.

As a side point, going on MSNBC is probably a little heavy on the risk side and a little light on the possible rewards. You know you’re going to get ambush questions, and there are very few viewers who can be swayed by your answer.

A better option would be CNN. They have dismal viewer numbers as well, but you’re going to get your message out to a lot of uninformed people at airports and dentist offices.

BadgerHawk on December 9, 2009 at 11:54 AM

Imagine, if you will, if Ed learned HTML skills from Ace. What would the results be? :P

lorien1973 on December 9, 2009 at 11:56 AM

Doughboy on December 9, 2009 at 11:47 AM

If MSNBC audience is probably BleedsBlue, Shipley, GroFins, etc. types, you are not going to change minds. That battle is for the apolitical people in the “middle” and I doubt they are watching MSNBC. Like BadgerHawk said, high risk, low reward.

WashJeff on December 9, 2009 at 11:58 AM

“Deutsch interjected to say that Reid was “comparing it to dramatic change,” and was not suggesting Republicans were equivalent to those who opposed emancipation.” i.e. Democrats. Moonbatkiller is right, Steele had a perfect opportunity to give Donny DipS**t and the plagiarist a history lesson and he blew it.

celtnik on December 9, 2009 at 11:58 AM

What kind of pictures does Donny Deutch have? CNBC gave him a talk show, it was a flop. Then they put him on one of those nightly business “let us show you how to manage your money” shows, it flopped. Now he’s doing political interviews on msnbc.

I swear he has pictures of NBC’s CEO with a horse or something. Only explanation why they keep him around.

angryed on December 9, 2009 at 11:59 AM

Steele on MSNBC=FAIL.

Mr. Arrogant on December 9, 2009 at 11:42 AM

You’re right, he should just go preach to the choir on Beck or Hannity instead. That’ll get us past the legacy media blockade on conservative ideas. And votes. I’m sure the votes will start pouring in.

Darth Executor on December 9, 2009 at 12:00 PM

“What do you mean, ‘you people’?”
“What do you mean, ‘you people’?”

/Tropic Thunder

Abby Adams on December 9, 2009 at 12:00 PM

If MSNBC audience is probably BleedsBlue, Shipley, GroFins, etc. types, you are not going to change minds. That battle is for the apolitical people in the “middle” and I doubt they are watching MSNBC. Like BadgerHawk said, high risk, low reward.

WashJeff on December 9, 2009 at 11:58 AM

I know moderates who watch MSNBC. Actually I’m willing to bed politically informed moderates watch both MSNBC and Fox to get both perspectives.

Darth Executor on December 9, 2009 at 12:01 PM

Obama kills unborn children. Hitler kills people in general, including powerful nations who can fight back. Yep, the analogy is inept. Hitler has more balls. And can deliver a good speech without a teleprompter.

Darth Executor on December 9, 2009 at 11:48 AM

–Hitler only had one ball. And he’s dead.

Jimbo3 on December 9, 2009 at 12:02 PM

I worked with Deutschbag a few years back when he was just a spoiled, narcissistic rich scion on the eve of inheriting daddy’s advertising agency. He was a pretend art director who didn’t do his job, snipped at people, and constantly checked his ugly puss in the mirror. We all laughed at the fake boy bon vivant and I suspect they’re still laughing at him. What a primped maroooon.

Western_Civ on December 9, 2009 at 12:04 PM

“Hey Barnicle?……where the white women at?”

try again later on December 9, 2009 at 12:04 PM

he should have said… “Are you referring to the Democrats blocking what the Republican Party was founded to do?”

But the more salient argument is that the premise is stupid… it’s not just that “it’s not yet time” for the government to seize control of our lives, it’s that it is NEVER time for the government to seize control of our lives.

By the Left’s standards, opposing ANY legislation is akin to opposing slavery.

mankai on December 9, 2009 at 12:05 PM

I saw it this morning. Steele had just explained why the analogy was problematic.

but liberals would not have been laughing off Michael Steele’s response

Somewhere Ross Perot must be smiling.

Jed_Eckert on December 9, 2009 at 12:05 PM

Darth Executor on December 9, 2009 at 11:48 AM

–Hitler only had one ball. And he’s dead.

Jimbo3 on December 9, 2009 at 12:02 PM

Yes, but Hitler was able to get the Olympic games for Berlin. Obama couldn’t match that! ;-)

UltimateBob on December 9, 2009 at 12:07 PM

–Hitler only had one ball. And he’s dead.

Jimbo3 on December 9, 2009 at 12:02 PM

That’s a myth, but even if it was true, it’s one more than Ogabe has. Plus, Hillary has enough balls to replenish O’s and Adolf’s and still keep a pair for herself (Slick Willy’s).

Darth Executor on December 9, 2009 at 12:07 PM

Yes, but Hitler was able to get the Olympic games for Berlin. Obama couldn’t match that! ;-)

UltimateBob on December 9, 2009 at 12:07 PM

He also lifted Germany from a depression. Obama’s trying to plunge us further into one.

Darth Executor on December 9, 2009 at 12:08 PM

Once again, proving liberals have NO concept as to the history of this country!!!!!

“You people”? as in republicans or blacks???

xler8bmw on December 9, 2009 at 12:11 PM

He also lifted Germany from a depression. Obama’s trying to plunge us further into one.

Darth Executor on December 9, 2009 at 12:08 PM

I would guess his recovery was fictious in that he first used debt financing (keynes crap) to start the “recovery”. I would venture that part of the war rational was to confiscate the wealth of other nations to continue the “recovery”.

WashJeff on December 9, 2009 at 12:12 PM

Craig Crawford, Imus’s guest this morning on Imus In The Morning. Just In Time For Christmas “Listen Up Mr President” Craig Crawford FBN Video I tell my Democrat Friends not to underestimate Sarah Palin. Craig Crawford weighs in on a Third Party Run For Sarah Palin.

Michael Steel needs to take a page from the Palin playbook.

Dr Evil on December 9, 2009 at 12:16 PM

I saw this live earlier today. Steele had absolutely no one in his corner during this appearance. Scarborough had cut out after the first hour. So it was Mika, Barnacle, Deutsch, and Geist dealing on Steele.

Barnacle’s mistake was an unfortunate slip of the tongue. To me, however, Deutsch was the primary villain. Steele had already answered Mika’s question about the Reid-slavery assertion. Deutsch, who’s a certified douchebag, acted even worse. For Deutsch to mischaracterize Reid’s ridiculous analogy was absurd. He’s a lowlife guest.

BuckeyeSam on December 9, 2009 at 12:21 PM

–Hitler only had one ball. And he’s dead.

Jimbo3 on December 9, 2009 at 12:02 PM
That’s a myth, but even if it was true, it’s one more than Ogabe has. Plus, Hillary has enough balls to replenish O’s and Adolf’s and still keep a pair for herself (Slick Willy’s).

Darth Executor on December 9, 2009 at 12:07 PM

–Not a myth. See link.

http://www.thesun.co.uk/sol/homepage/news/article1945960.ece

Jimbo3 on December 9, 2009 at 12:23 PM

Sorry, Steele should have told this david douche that it was Republicans who ended slavery, who were the deciding vote on the CRA and who respect and regard blacks as capable of competing and succeeding in America.

I like Michael Steele, but more and more I find our conservative representatives incapable of laying out the truth in a way people can grasp. This was an opportunity lost as far as I can see.

Jvette on December 9, 2009 at 12:24 PM

“Any great change throughout history, the naysayers say ‘it’s not time, it’s not time?’ So why is that not a relevant analogy?”

OK Donny, (or Danny, or whatever your name is)how about this analogy. Another great change in history was the introduction of African slavery into the British colonies in North America in the 17th century. There were a few (mainly Pennsylvania Germans) who opposed this development(let’s call them “naysayers”)on religious grounds but also because they held that slavery was a wicked and immoral practice. Obviously, these “naysayers” were treated much like Dingy Harry treats the Senate Republicans: just a bunch rubes standing in the way of progress. Is that a relevant analogy?

WarEagle01 on December 9, 2009 at 12:25 PM

I hope, that after the Comcast bean-counters get hold of the NBC books and see the money pit that the NBC News dision has become, that changes are made.

kingsjester on December 9, 2009 at 12:25 PM

Ross Perot flamed himself with the “you people” expression when talking to the NAACP…

Roc on December 9, 2009 at 12:25 PM

I don’t know who laughed after Steele said “I just want you to define the pronoun” but, I’ll bet if you threw water on her she’d melt

oldernwiser on December 9, 2009 at 12:26 PM

Last week, Dennis Miller said something like, “Donny Deutsch’s trouble is, he thinks he’s Donny Deutsch.”

fivefeetoffury on December 9, 2009 at 12:27 PM

Mike Barnicle is a confirmed plagiarist. Why would ANYONE care WHAT he says about anything? Someone else probably wrote it.

bradley11 on December 9, 2009 at 12:32 PM

…you people uppity negroes who need to get back on the plantation

FTFY you Racist Democrats!

CurtZHP on December 9, 2009 at 12:33 PM

Mike Barnicle = Flamin’ Jackass

He belongs on the bottom of Jeanne-Claude Kerri’s cigarette boat.

Del Dolemonte on December 9, 2009 at 12:45 PM

Imus used to have Barnicle on when he was on MSNBC. Evidently, Barnicle’s appearances come with the time slot. Scarborough needs to leave for Fox News, as fast as he can.

kingsjester on December 9, 2009 at 12:49 PM

Abolishing slavery and civil rights didn’t cost taxpayers a trillion dollars. Actually, it didn’t cost taxpayers anything.

These guys seem appalled that people don’t want them wasting money they don’t have. They expect people to want them to waste their money for them. Let’s have a parade that congress is spending money they don’t have and demagoguing people who don’t want them to.

I tell you what Reid, give me your credit card and I’ll shop for YOU. . . what? you don’t think that’s a good idea? I’ll give you something REALLY REALLY good. Are you racist or something not wanting me to spend your money for you?

ThackerAgency on December 9, 2009 at 12:49 PM

History classes are excluded from journaljism school I see.

jukin on December 9, 2009 at 1:01 PM

MSNBC has more viewers on HotAir than in real time.

SouthernGent on December 9, 2009 at 1:07 PM

Imus used to have Barnicle on when he was on MSNBC. Evidently, Barnicle’s appearances come with the time slot. Scarborough needs to leave for Fox News, as fast as he can.

kingsjester on December 9, 2009 at 12:49 PM

But then the white house told them to stop going on Fox Network. Lou Dobbs was on Imus, and making jokes about how when CNN told him he couldn’t appear on Imus In The Morning because Imus is on Fox Business News He Quit :) Too Funny.

There are networks that responded to the White Houses call like CNN and MSNBC. ABC, CBS folks are still appearing on Imus In The Morning. I believe Begala and Carville will appear anyway, even though they are on CNN all the time.

The latest was the woman from NPR that appears on Fox News that was asked to stop appearing, last I checked she is still appearing on Fox News. Just because it isn’t being highlighted, doesn’t mean the White House War On Fox News is over.

Craig Crawford is on MSNBC all the time and he still appears on Imus In The Morning. I am not surprised they are old loyal friends.

Dr Evil on December 9, 2009 at 1:12 PM

Steele is a moron.

How did he rise to hold the position he does?

Dave Rywall on December 9, 2009 at 1:13 PM

Executives at National Public Radio recently asked the network’s top political correspondent, Mara Liasson, to reconsider her regular appearances on Fox News because of what they perceived as the network’s political bias, two sources familiar with the effort said.

Dr Evil on December 9, 2009 at 1:14 PM

The White House War On Fox News just went Covert ;)

They still have their proxy’s trying to undermine Fox News Networks.

Dr Evil on December 9, 2009 at 1:15 PM

Steele is great to take on the libs in their own terms, to admit a painful truth, because he’s black, and he’s great at talking smack. SOMETIMES. The jury is still out on whether it’s a net win or loss.

As an overall icon of the party?!? Give me a break.

voxpopuli on December 9, 2009 at 1:20 PM

Looks like Steele’s actually getting the hang of this. He’s been doing a pretty good all around job the past several months, IMO…

ReformedAndDangerous on December 9, 2009 at 1:25 PM

Steele is a moron.

How did he rise to hold the position he does?

Dave Rywall on December 9, 2009 at 1:13 PM

Takes one to know one, doesn’t it?

Red Cloud on December 9, 2009 at 1:29 PM

Is it pronounced DOITCH or DOUCHE? Seriously, the stupid is strong in this one and the Demtards, in general, these days.

Slavery? Some would argue that this healthcare plan which would not cover our elite betters and would also feature confiscatory new taxes and rationing is like slavery, and I would agree with them.

alliebobbitt on December 9, 2009 at 1:29 PM

Takes one to know one, doesn’t it?

Red Cloud on December 9, 2009 at 1:29 PM
—–
Wow.

Dave Rywall on December 9, 2009 at 1:30 PM

Takes one to know one, doesn’t it?

Red Cloud on December 9, 2009 at 1:29 PM

Drywall will continually surprise you with how little he knows.

alliebobbitt on December 9, 2009 at 1:31 PM

I hope, that after the Comcast bean-counters get hold of the NBC books and see the money pit that the NBC News dision has become, that changes are made.

kingsjester on December 9, 2009 at 12:25 PM

I have to disagree with you on this one. They will operate nbc at a deficit no matter what, just as a write-off alone on taxes. What better way to save tax money, and bash the GOP at the same time?

rightside on December 9, 2009 at 1:31 PM

So anytime there are naysayers to any effort, then such effort is kinda like abolishing slavery because there were also naysayers to abolishing slavery?

Do liberals even spend two seconds thinking about the logic of their statements?

blink on December 9, 2009 at 12:31 PM

Welcome to our post-racial presidency.

alliebobbitt on December 9, 2009 at 1:33 PM

Abolishing slavery and civil rights didn’t cost taxpayers a trillion dollars. Actually, it didn’t cost taxpayers anything.

ThackerAgency on December 9, 2009 at 12:49 PM

Abolishing slavery cost America quite a lot of money, not to mention the blood shed and bitter infighting among our families. It was Republicans who led us.

alliebobbitt on December 9, 2009 at 1:36 PM

Red Cloud on December 9, 2009 at 1:29 PM

Please don’t feed the trolls, it only makes them keep returning. dave can’t compete in the arena of ideas, so he simply calls people names, like most liberals. He’s not even in the US.

rightside on December 9, 2009 at 1:36 PM

Isn’t America great? A former (and douchy) Ad Exec can mock the head of the RNC on national TV under the guise that he’s a political commentator. Wonderful.

Malpaso on December 9, 2009 at 1:45 PM

Reid’s point: GOP drags its feet on historically important issues saying it’s not time for this yet, it’s not time for that yet

Hotair: REID COMPARED HEALTHCARE TO SLAVERY

Dave Rywall on December 9, 2009 at 1:48 PM

What Deutsch meant to say was “Be a good n!993r and answer the question this white man asked you, boy!”

RhymesWithRight on December 9, 2009 at 1:50 PM

“That’s a great response,” Deutsch shot back. “That’s an intelligent and brave response.”

When does Harry Reid get this treatment?

Speakup on December 9, 2009 at 1:52 PM

Steele is a good man who is fronting the most feckless group of politicians the GOP has had the sad misfortune to call their own. He’s had some missteps – ok grimacing moments – but he is not backing down, a first for the GOP of late.

More, please Mr. Steele.

Carolina Kat on December 9, 2009 at 2:03 PM

Reid’s point: GOP drags its feet on historically important issues saying it’s not time for this yet, it’s not time for that yet

Hotair: REID COMPARED HEALTHCARE TO SLAVERY

Dave Rywall on December 9, 2009 at 1:48 PM

Ok, I’ll type slowly just for you. The GOP isn’t saying “not now”. They are saying NEVER. And that is what the majority of Americans are saying too. Reid’s disastrous choice of metaphors is insulting to anyone with a brain – which explains why you aren’t offended.

Carolina Kat on December 9, 2009 at 2:05 PM

Donny Douche is on MSNBC….say no more.

Caper29 on December 9, 2009 at 2:09 PM

Bleed will never understand why Conservatives validate shows like Morning Joe and Networks like MSNBC by appearing on them?

Is “getting your message out” to 10 more people worth getting drowned out by 4 or 5 commies who outnumber you a TV show?

Bleed_thelizard on December 9, 2009 at 2:11 PM

Steele is a moron.

How did he rise to hold the position he does?

Dave Rywall on December 9, 2009 at 1:13 PM

Based solely on the color of his sk….oh, STEELE….I thought you meant the leader of the OTHER party….Steele got his job on merit. Moron.

runawayyyy on December 9, 2009 at 2:13 PM

One day somebody is going to get tired of losing money on MSNBC and close it down. That will be a great day for our country.

echosyst on December 9, 2009 at 2:15 PM

loren1973 @ 11:56
The effect of

“outrageous outrage erupting”

?

maverick muse on December 9, 2009 at 2:18 PM

Even when Steele tries to make a joke, he was obviously making a gag at the “You people” line, they feign outrage over him trying to take that road.

NBC seems to hire the most humorless dolts to host their tv shows.

Rbastid on December 9, 2009 at 2:20 PM

Steele is a moron.

How did he rise to hold the position he does?

Dave Rywall on December 9, 2009 at 1:13 PM

Not by making ignorant comments like this, that’s for sure …….

“The tea party movement is savaging the GOP.”

-Tim Kaine, DNC Chair, 11th annual American Democracy Conference

fogw on December 9, 2009 at 2:22 PM

What a couple of Deutchbags to compare healthcare reform and slavery. I just wish Steele had really driven the point home. Maybe with a “Yes, but…” statement something like this:

“Yes, it’s true that the Democrat Party didn’t believe the time was right, if it ever would be, to free a race of Man from bondage, but are you seriously comparing the end of slavery to (all the trillions of dollars aside) a budgetary disagreement?”

Frost3 on December 9, 2009 at 2:31 PM

Ok, I’ll type slowly just for you. The GOP isn’t saying “not now”. They are saying NEVER. And that is what the majority of Americans are saying too. Reid’s disastrous choice of metaphors is insulting to anyone with a brain – which explains why you aren’t offended.

Carolina Kat on December 9, 2009 at 2:05 PM
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ha ha keep on keeping on
you’ll get dragged into this century eventually whether you like it or not

Dave Rywall on December 9, 2009 at 2:39 PM

Donny Deutschebag

D2Boston on December 9, 2009 at 2:51 PM

I won’t dignify that with an answer. Next question./Steele

That’s an intelligent response./media

It is, as was your question./Steele

The media question was a lie, not an intelligent response aka an apology. Even if Steele’s refusal to accept a lie was his best shot of an intelligent response, the media perpetuation of the offense was not an intelligent apology.

“Whatever” is lame, at best. Better than nothing is only that much. The Party Chairman should KNOW facts before accepting appearances in order to nip incisions at the heart of the matter, rather than relying on the ignorant echo of “whatever” as if “whatever” is the high road out of hell. It sounds like the high tail. If something is beneath contempt, then say so, and include the “how dare you lie to my face” and be ready to back it up with simple facts.

Go to a gunfight armed and loaded, not waving a white flag.

FEIGNED outrage is a piss in the bucket. And Reid rules the Steele day for Obama authoritarianism.

The only transparency that Obama has given is the information on how to succeed as a terrorist in America.

Proving that you can get along with supporters of terrorism unruffled is hardly great showmanship let alone statesmanship.

Have your analysis clear and your premised statement/argument memorized and succinct, and reiterate your exact points repeatedly throughout your time on camera without backing down for distractive talk-over. Malkin learned to do it. Steele can learn it. It takes practice on your own camera before getting on air. I think that the powers that be progressively running the GOP behind the scenes put and keep Steele where he is because he fulfills their required nice guy patsy roll for them as they prevent conservatives from taking charge of the power reigns. All the while, Michael Steele listens to us; but what has he accomplished for conservatism? How has he demasculated Democrats and the Marxist monopoly in Washington? Steele is at best better than nothing, but remains too little too late as the leader for our conservative Zeitgeist.

maverick muse on December 9, 2009 at 2:51 PM

Conservatives say “never” to relinquishing our Constitutional Rights.

For the rabid radical leftists to demand revisionism that eliminates liberty is not ok, ever.

The point of any reform legislation is to ELIMINATE FRAUD from what currently exists PRIOR to augmenting all existing corruption.

Until Obama provides full transparency in the legislative process, just say no to getting raped. It’s not ok. Dissolving our Constitutional Rights and censoring unalienable rights is not legal. Conservative US Citizens will NOT recognize the authority of authoritarian illegitimate governance that legislates AGAINST the people’s unalienable rights and Constitutional Rights in order to rule our bodies and minds. That is why those with knowledge and memory must be disposed of first by the Marxists who refuse to acknowledge authoritarian heinous deeds in any other expression than revised for public consumption: MEDIA-POLITIK NEWSPEAK.

Against Newspeak, “You Lie!” beats “Whatever” hands down.

maverick muse on December 9, 2009 at 3:07 PM

you know steele had a chance to replay the history of the country.
Epic Fail

unseen on December 9, 2009 at 3:14 PM

Any response to Donny Douche that did not include the words “you snivelling little white nitwit” was inadequate and a wasted opportunity.

Jaibones on December 9, 2009 at 3:28 PM

you’ll get dragged into this century eventually whether you like it or not

A perfect summary of how the left views human rights.

sandberg on December 9, 2009 at 3:33 PM

Executives at National Public Radio recently asked the network’s top political correspondent, Mara Liasson, to reconsider her regular appearances on Fox News because of what they perceived as the network’s political bias, two sources familiar with the effort said.

Dr Evil on December 9, 2009 at 1:14 PM

Yeah, we had a lengthy HA thread about that Monday.

Del Dolemonte on December 9, 2009 at 3:41 PM

A perfect summary of how the left views human rights.

sandberg on December 9, 2009 at 3:33 PM
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ha ha ha go read a history book or something

Dave Rywall on December 9, 2009 at 3:43 PM

Why is Steele even talking to Deutsch

Who is Deutsch, never heard of him and hope never again.

Wade on December 9, 2009 at 4:35 PM

Donny Douche.

RobCon on December 9, 2009 at 4:40 PM

What Deutsch meant to say was “Be a good n!993r and answer the question this white man asked you, boy!”

RhymesWithRight on December 9, 2009 at 1:50 PM

Good grief man!

The Race Card on December 9, 2009 at 6:01 PM

Mike Barnicle is an idiot.

Corky on December 9, 2009 at 11:42 AM

Er, uh, yup.

Donny Douche.

RobCon on December 9, 2009 at 4:40 PM

And we have a winner!

The Race Card on December 9, 2009 at 6:05 PM

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