Michael Steele: GOP Needs To Stop “Slammin’ And Rammin’” On Sotomayor

I’m beginning to think describing Michael Steele as “the gift that keeps on giving” is totally insufficient.  He deserves his own special term. Please leave your ideas in the comments.

RELATED: Karl Rove, who is proving himself to be one of the most clueless political consultants of all-time, continues to slam and ram. The only people who are going to fall for the “empathy is a bad word” shtick is the dwindling wingnut base.

Posted by Kevin K. on 05/29/09 at 09:08 AM • Permalink

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Of course, Steele is 100% correct, but he’s saying it in terms guaranteed to inflame the wingnut hordes who are already gibbering for his head. Maybe he’s a double-agent.

Of course, Steele is 100% correct, but he’s saying it in terms guaranteed to inflame the wingnut hordes who are already gibbering for his head.

Agreed. Steele’s never going to win, though, and neither is Cornyn. The GOP sold its soul (yeah, I know) to the knuckle-dragging base long ago and I just don’t see them wresting it back any time soon.

Scarborough was prattling on about what “red states” want this morning and I had to laugh because at this rate the only red state left may be Alabama.

I for one can’t wait for the day when the GOP realizes—too late—that their “base” is actually a millstone around their necks as they sink under the waters. Not waving, but drowning.

Word to your mother, Steele.

So in twenty-some years, will Karl Rove be hired by MSNBC to be the new grumpy old man, since Pat Buchanan finally decided to retire once he hit ninety and could only respond to arguments with a furious reply of “MAAAAAATLOOOOOOCK!!!”?

Pumalicious, I’m evil and hoping that Karl Rove will, long before that, go the same way as his beloved mentor, Lee Atwater.

Even doughy pantload David Brooks at the Newly Boring Times ever-so-indirectly told Rove to take his “empathy” and shove it up his gaping, now Jeff-Gannon-free rectum.

The American legal system is based on a useful falsehood. It’s based on the falsehood that this is a nation of laws, not men; that in rendering decisions, disembodied, objective judges are able to put aside emotion and unruly passion and issue opinions on the basis of pure reason.

Most people know this is untrue. In reality, decisions are made by imperfect minds in ambiguous circumstances. It is incoherent to say that a judge should base an opinion on reason and not emotion because emotions are an inherent part of decision-making. Emotions are the processes we use to assign value to different possibilities. Emotions move us toward things and ideas that produce pleasure and away from things and ideas that produce pain.

People without emotions cannot make sensible decisions because they don’t know how much anything is worth. People without social emotions like empathy are not objective decision-makers. They are sociopaths who sometimes end up on death row.

One can only hope, David.  One can only hope…

Today’s New York Times weighs the most sobering debate about Sotomayor: Is she a shrill shrew? Or an overbearing harpie?

http://www.nytimes.com/2009/05/29/us/politics/29judg e.html?hp

Comment by Oblomova on 05/29/09 at 11:38 AM

Michael Steele needs to check himself before he wrecks himself. True dat.

Michael Steele is like those anti-drug commercials that try to be “hip” but are just full of fail.  In that vein, I’m waiting for MC Steele’s dope rap album to drop.  Can you imagine the promo videos?  A shirtless Steele, huge golden cross draped around his neck, Malkin and Coulter in skimpy black dresses rubbing his chest…  That shit’s fucking HAWT.

I just received word that the first single off MC Steele’s album is called “Boxed Wined iz Fine, featuring Ann Althouse”.

Michael Steele is a win/win. We win because he can be counted upon to say something hilariously ludicrous every few days and he wins because he’s about a zillion times more famous than he was before this public humiliation - and that’s all that really matters. Remember before Steele of the RNC? It was more like, “Who’s the guest on (filling bobblehead show here)? “Oh, it’s that black conservative guy. No, not Alan Keyes. The less crazy one.” Now everyone knows who he is and he can haz buk deels if he wantz 2.

Tas, that’s it! What was that skateboarding dog that appeared on “The Itchy and Scratchy Show?” Steele is that dog!

Poochie!!

He’s totally in my face!!

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