Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Michael Steele Does the Hokey Pokey

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?


Madduane said...

f President Reagan were here today he would have no patience for Americans who looked backward.That may be the best line I've read all week.


Distributorcap said...

michael also told us that small businesses hate gay marriage. especially cake makers.

Karen Zipdrive said...

Steele is the gift that keeps on giving.

dguzman said...

"winning the future"--is that like "winning the peace?"

drew in sf said...

winning the future = WTF.

No question mark.

sfmike said...

I hope they all turn into pillars of salt.

samael7 said...

"Hey, remember when we used to not-look-backward, like Reagan?

"Good times, good times."

If there's anything the Republican party needs right now, it's a little self-reflection of the last decade. But they don't know how.

It would seem, to the GOP, nostalgia = critical thinking.

Alex said...

"We must move forward, not backward, upward not forward, and always twirling, twirling, twirling towards freedom!" - Presidential candidate Kang

Matty Boy said...

Alex, don't blame me. I voted for Kodos!