Conservative Cannibalism

Friday, July 2, 2010


In the world of politics, what’s more enjoyable than conservative cannibalism? Righties goosestep in a tightly practiced line similar to Kim Jong Il’s army of lemmings. Question Rush Limbaugh? Never. Challenge the myth of the late Ronald Reagan? What are you? A comedian? Admit Sarah Palin is a grifter and an intellectual midget? Expect to be run out of town.

So when conservative firebrand William Kristol, the founder and editor of the far-right political magazine The Weekly Standard and a regular commentator on FOX News, pens a letter to RNC chairman Michael Steele, asking for his resignation, I couldn’t help but enjoy the moment.

Kristol’s unusually negative reaction to Michael Steele was in response to the RNC chairman caught on camera saying the Afghanistan war is a largely “unwinnable” and the conflict was “President Obama’s choosing.” Steele’s remarks are just the latest embarrassment for the controversial RNC chairman. In March 2010, the public learned under Steele’s leadership, the RNC spent $1,946.25 at Voyeur West Hollywood, described as “a lesbian, bondage-themed nightclub featuring topless women dancers.”

In the neocon world, William Kristol enjoys impeccable cred. He is one of the original founders of the Project for the New American Century (PNAC). He is also one of three board members of Keep America Safe, a think tank co-founded by professional Obama-hater Liz Cheney, the vicious heterosexual daughter of former vice president Dick Cheney.

In his letter to Steele published on his Weekly Standard site calling for the RNC leader’s resignation, Kristol opines:

Dear Michael,

You are, I know, a patriot. So I ask you to consider, over this July 4 weekend, doing an act of service for the country you love: Resign as chairman of the Republican party.

Your tenure has of course been marked by gaffes and embarrassments, but I for one have never paid much attention to them, and have never thought they would matter much to the success of the causes and principles we share. But now you have said, about the war in Afghanistan, speaking as RNC chairman at an RNC event, “Keep in mind again, federal candidates, this was a war of Obama’s choosing. This was not something that the United States had actively prosecuted or wanted to engage in.” And, “if [Obama] is such a student of history, has he not understood that you know that’s the one thing you don’t do, is engage in a land war in Afghanistan?”

Needless to say, the war in Afghanistan was not “a war of Obama’s choosing.” It has been prosecuted by the United States under Presidents Bush and Obama. Republicans have consistently supported the effort. Indeed, as the DNC Communications Director (of all people) has said, your statement “puts [you] at odds with about 100 percent of the Republican Party.”

And not on a trivial matter. At a time when Gen. Petraeus has just taken over command, when Republicans in Congress are pushing for a clean war funding resolution, when Republicans around the country are doing their best to rally their fellow citizens behind the mission, your comment is more than an embarrassment. It’s an affront, both to the honor of the Republican party and to the commitment of the soldiers fighting to accomplish the mission they’ve been asked to take on by our elected leaders.

There are, of course, those who think we should pull out of Afghanistan, and they’re certainly entitled to make their case. But one of them shouldn’t be the chairman of the Republican party.

Sincerely yours,

William Kristol

The hapless Michael Steele recovered from the controversy of spending RNC donations to attend a lesbian bondage club in West Hollywood but, calling the Afghanistan war “unwinnable” clearly makes him a heretic in neoconservative circles. I expect Steele will be gone by Labor Day.

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14 Responses to Conservative Cannibalism

  1. retahyajyajav says:

    MC Steele.
    Rush Limbaugh.
    Sarah Palin.
    John Boehnor.

    Talk about a party in utter disarray? I think the GOP could do better if they hired Bobo the Chimp to run their party.

  2. Omaha Opie says:

    As much as I get nauseous at the sight of Bill Kristol, he’s the only winger who comes to mind who has the cajones to stand up to Rush Limbaugh.

    If Limbaugh joins the attack on Steele, he could be replaced even before Labor Day.

  3. davidrrapp says:

    I just don’t see how the “right-ies” can keep everyone in “lockstep.” It is easy to blame President Obama for everything they don’t like, wars, the economy, size of government, etc., but what solutions are they offering? Being anti- President Obama is easy, blaming him for the oil catastrophy is easy, blaming him for a war that started while “W” was at the control, blaming him for an oil production system that was in place long before Mr. Obama was involved in politics is very easy.
    If I saw the “right-ies” and tea-baggers walking lockstep along the gulf coast lending free help and support to those in need, then I might think they were seriously invested in and supportive of America.

  4. Big Hank says:

    Michael Steele is a moron.

    Personally, I hope he remains RNC chairman. He’s a constant reminder of what’s wrong with the GOP.

  5. R.J. says:

    Michael Steele is a moron but it’s Kristol that’s universally known as “Irving Kristol’s idiot son”.

    Someone pass the popcorn. I love watching GOP infighting as much as I love watching Real Housewives of New Jersey.

  6. fran says:

    Steele spoke out loud the truth!

    He’s in trouble now.

  7. feminazi says:

    While Michael Steele is someone I find to be very offensive (based on his drivel about President Obama), I am forced to admit he’s spot-on about the war in Afghanistan. Nine years and $300 billion dollars and what do we have to show for it? Fire him for incompetence but not for telling the truth.

  8. Woodcliffe says:

    Maybe Steele is a closet Democrat?

  9. TOM339 says:

    Here’s the tally of those calling for Steele’s ouster:

    – Bill Kristol, editor of the Weekly Standard
    – Liz Cheney, revisionist historian and daddy’s girl
    – Katon Dawson, SC GOP chairman

    If Tuesday, Rush begins his radio program calling for Steele to go, then Steele will be gone long before Labor Day.

    He’s gone by the end of the month.

  10. Mets Fan says:

    What was there to “win” in the first place?

    Nine years on and we know based on CIA and Interpol intel reports that al Qaeda is headquartered in NW Pakistan and no where near Afghanistan. But Obama remains content to continue on with Bush’s policy to the recent tune of $80 billion more dollars.

  11. Big Hank says:

    Conservative Cannibals! ROFLMAO!

    Perfect description of these fools.

  12. Estacada says:

    Steele is the gift that just keeps giving.

    Can you imagine in a corporate setting if the guy at the top got busted for using company monies to go to a lesbian bondage/strip club?

    He would be so fired. They wouldn’t wait until 5PM to give him his walking papers. But not Michael Steele. I guess he doesn’t report to anyone.

  13. bradfrmphnx says:

    It sounds terrible, but I think it’s true. Michael Steele was the “token” person of color that the GOP put into place after Obama was elected. I had never heard of him before the elections, and then to all of a sudden wind up as head of the GOP?? Come on…

  14. Bee says:

    I hope Steele was smart enough as least to realize when he was made Chairman that he was only put there to project the false image that the GOP is race-inclusive. “Token” is only scratching the surface of that particular brand of cynicism that the GOP has mastered. He should have fully expected to be smacked down whenever he said anything that his handlers didn’t like.

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