It's a big day for Mike! He has some important meeting where they'll rename the Democratic Party 'n' stuff, so yay! If you're wondering what he'll say at the meeting, well, Politico has made it easy by allowing Steele to publish his comments as an op-ed, which is really most accommodating of them.
So anyway, Michael says that the GOP has "turned a corner," which totally makes me think about all those corners we turned throughout the war in Iraq during the Bush administration.
But wait! Michael says I'm not supposed to look back:
First, the Republican Party will be forward-looking – it is time to stop looking backward. Republicans have spent ample time re-examining the past. It has been a healthy and necessary task. But I believe it is now time for Republicans to focus all of our energies on winning the future by emerging as the party of new ideas. Republicans are emerging once again with the energy, the focus, and the determination to turn our timeless principles into new solutions for the future.
Hmm... sounds like somebody wants a clean slate. Have they considered going to confession? One wonders if Michael wants this tabula rasa for his party or for himself.
But how to accomplish this? How to look forward? So simple:
The Republican Party has turned a corner, and as we move forward Republicans should take a lesson from Ronald Reagan. Again, we’re not looking back – if President Reagan were here today he would have no patience for Americans who looked backward.
Neat! So all the GOP has to do is look to Reagan, but not by looking back.
May I suggest small, discrete hand-mirrors?