Thursday, March 12, 2009

RNC Chairman On Thin Ice

Steele, GOPMichael Steele, Chairman of the Republican party, has done it again. Steele made headlines today by seemingly breaking message with his party on the controversial issue of abortion. (Image: CNN) The comments in question were made to GQ magazine, during a relatively run-of-the-mill interview. The Republican party describes itself as a "Pro-Life" party, meaning that they support a ban on abortions. So what did Steele say?

Here's the transcript from the interview via Politico:

GQ: Are you saying you think women have the right to choose abortion?
Steele: Yeah. I mean, again, I think that’s an individual choice.
GQ: You do?
Steele: Yeah. Absolutely.

Soon after the story broke that seems to blatantly break from the party line, Steele was quick to eat his words and guarantee his party that he is Pro-Life. He claims he simply meant that it is a choice available to women now -- not that he supports it. I find that almost too crazy to be a lie, but this is the Republican party.

Unfortunately for Steele, he's losing the support of his party as quickly as he's issuing corrections after interviews. Former Republican Presidential Contender Mike Huckabee was among ranking Republicans calling for Steele to step down. This comes under a week since Limbaugh and Steele had a minor spat over another interview by the RNC Chairman.

The leader -- if you consider him to be -- of the Republican party may be on his way out soon. The bad thing about this is that as crazy as Steele has been, at least he wasn't party of the Old Man's Club. We might see the GOP follow Rush's call for another Angry-White-Man movement and nominate someone like Mitt Romney. What could be worse?