Tuesday, February 03, 2009

Michael Steele Has Already Started Saying Stupid Things

Michael Steele speaks after being elected Republican National Committee chairman in Washington January 30, 2009. (Molly Riley/Reuters)

Yay! Oh, Michael, I knew you wouldn't let me down. The first African American mentally retarded man to run the Republican Party was on the Wolf Blitzer show last night, and since he was on for more than five minutes, he said stupid things that made no sense:

And first off the government doesn’t create jobs. Let’s get this notion out of our heads that the government creates jobs. Not in the history of mankind has the government ever created a job. Small business owners do, small enterprises do. Not the government. When the government contract runs out, that job goes away. That’s what we’re talking about here and those 2 to 4 million jobs that are projected? Won’t happen, trust me.

The government doesn't create jobs? Yikes! Who has been paying my salary for the last nine years? I better look into this. Also: who paid Michael Steele to be lieutenant governor of Maryland?

Or, as Josh Marshall puts it, has Michael Steele ever heard of NASA?


FranIAm said...

Rutro! No government jobs!

Send the Obamas back to Chicago! It is all over.

BTW - do you think that Mikey is aware that the bizarre, cruel and draconian policies of the Bush admin might have more than a little something to do with many of those "small enterprises" going under?

Health care anyone?

Matty Boy said...

I love Republican logic. It's all about small businesses! So let's shut down the government AND let's shut down those worthless bastards at General Motors and Microsoft and Wal-Mart while we are at it. No good, shiftless big business getting in the way of small business. Just who do they think they are?

Like Michael Steele used to be and the Princess still is, I'm a gummint employee for about a decade now, except for the occasional job working for private schools.

dguzman said...

Is this the RNC's way of doing penance for that whole "Barack the Magic Negro" thing? Because really--two wrongs don't make a right.

drew in sf said...

Evangelical Capitalist Fundamentalism 101. Soon Puppy Mike will be telling the faithful that the only way to Heaven is to have a personal (one-sided, and all in one's head) relationship with the Savior (money). It's their only hope right now, what with only a teeny little margin for filibuster in the Senate standing between them and total irrelevance.

The Cat's Meow said...

I was a gummint employee once. Should I check my Social Security statement and give back the money for those years? But, wait — never mind. It's just dawned on me. This is the guy who snapped at Bill Maher's audience last fall, "You'll be calling her 'Vice President Palin' soon enough!" Was he ever wrong about THAT.

John said...

Question for Mr. Steele:

what was the Works Progress Administration doing during the great depression of the 1930's? Creating lots of jobs! Correct! And the CCC? Same thing!

Mr. Steele could use a few history lessons.

Terry in Maryland said...

The RNC don't need no steeeekin history lessons. They just act as those any horse hockey they repeat is stone cold fact.

Karen Zipdrive said...

I always wondered what became of Erkel.

Steve said...

Why is Larry interviewing Rushbo's new chauffeur/gopher?

Madduane said...

Best RNC chairman ever.

zoove groover said...

I love his cute little underbite. Kinda like a pekingese.

Anonymous said...

And about all those people in Kentucky who are stuck with no electricity and heat because of the ice storm? Dumb old Obama wants to spend money and fix the grid. Everyone knows cutting taxes is the only way to keep people from freezing in the dark.

Karen Zipdrive said...

What's with those sharpened lower incisors? Is he some kind of upside down vampire or what?

whatdafuq said...

the fact that you get a government
paycheck does not mean the government
CREATES jobs. The operative word here
is "create".

The government creates nothing. All
the money the government spends it
must first remove from the economy,
directly in the form of taxes or
borrowing, or indirectly in the form
of dilution of the currency.

That's why government spending does
not increase the GDP. Think about

Michael Steele may say lots of crazy
things but this isn't one of them.