For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places. ---Ephesians 6:12

"The age of casual Catholicism is over; the age of heroic Catholicism has begun. We can no longer be Catholics by accident, but instead must be Catholics by CONVICTION." ---Fr. Terrence Henry TOR, Franciscan University of Steubenville

Friday, March 13, 2009

Time To Shake That LOSER--->Michael Steele

I guess I have had my mind on other issues lately, rather than Michael Steele, Rush Limbaugh, and the Republican quandary as of late... But today I received a couple of conflicting emails: one from my friend, Paul, who forwarded me a link to Star Parker's latest column, in which she calls for Steele to resign as RNC chairman, and one from Michael Steele himself (auto generated form letter) in which he "sets the record straight" and then asks for more money.

In addition to this I noticed a well-researched post from Lisa Graas at Why Mommy Is A Republican in which she accuses Steele of distorting the view of the Catholic Church on some important social issues, and calls for him to step down immediately.

First an excerpt from Parker's column: (regarding Steele)

[...Not only does the RNC chairman not seem to share the values of his party, or to even agree with his party's platform, but also he is a public relations disaster. The diversionary noise he has created has not only hurt Republicans, but it has helped the president move his ambitious agenda without being seriously publicly challenged.

...This is not a time when we can muddle through with a leader who is not sure who he is, who is not clear about the principles of his party, and who is not consumed with the importance of the cultural war that we now confront. Mr. Obama certainly knows his own values with clarity and knows exactly what his objectives are.

The basic principles and values that enable freedom and that made America great -- family, sanctity of life, and sanctity of property, have been under siege now for many years. But today we have a president who wants to make a clean and final break from all these things. This is what is at stake.

The Republican Party needs a chairman who wants to fight this fight. It seems pretty clear that Michael Steele is not that man.]

And yet in the letter from Steele he seems to have very clear positions about Obama and his policies on taxing and spending---an excerpt from the letter:

[...There's also the President's claim that his budgets will cut the deficit in half by 2013. This can only be achieved through smoke and mirrors accounting and assuming that the new programs passed in the $787 billion "stimulus" bill won't be renewed. The fact is that the President's tax hikes and spending boondoggles will increase the national debt by $23.1 TRILLION over the next ten years.

The liberal talking heads who act as Democrat mouthpieces won't give you the facts about Democrats' budgets that grow the size and scope of government at all levels, increase spending to record levels, foster the redistribution of wealth, and destroy the savings of millions of Americans.

Matt, it's up to you and me to get the truth to the American people about President Obama and the Democrats' reckless and irresponsible, tax-and-spend agenda.

Please help the RNC spread the word about the Obama Democrats' broken promises and real designs for America by making a secure online contribution of $1,000, $500, $100, $50 or $25 right now. Thank you.


Michael Steele
Chairman, Republican National Committee]

I guess the tax and spend issue is the only thing Steele can use against Obama with a straight face. On the others he simply has no credibility. And this is clearly seen in Lisa's post about the comments Steele made in a recent GQ interview:

Michael Steele needs to step down immediately. Questions about whether or not Steele represents the majority in the party aside (I would say he most certainly doesn't), what we have here is a man who claims that choice on abortion is consistent with the Catholic Faith. This is a blatant LIE.

From the Catechism of the Catholic Church:

From its conception, the child has the right to life. Direct abortion, that is, abortion willed as an end or as a means, is a "criminal" practice (GS 27 § 3), gravely contrary to the moral law. The Church imposes the canonical penalty of excommunication for this crime against human life.]

I certainly wasn't aware of all this when I coughed up an extra $25 to send to the RNC to help Senator Coleman in his post-election battle against the charlatan, tax cheat, Al Franken. But now that I know... No more money to the RNC while it's being run by RINO's.


Lisa Graas said...

Thanks for linking back........and for taking a stand. Are we the only ones?

Matt said...

No. Lots are feeling the same way. Google the blogosphere and see.

See also American Power on my left column.