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.
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:
From the Catechism of the Catholic Church:
2322 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.