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Ken Blackwell Comes Out With a Long Knife for Michael Steele; Update: Mike Huckabee is troubled by Steele Abortion Comments


Former Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee expresses his disappointment with Michael Steele

Comments attributed to Republican National Committee Chairman Michael Steele are very troubling and despite his clarification today the party stands to lose many of its members and a great deal of its support in the trenches of grassroots politics. Since 1980, our party has been steadfast and principled in believing in the dignity and worth of every human life. We have supported a Constitutional amendment to protect life and the party
has taken the position that no one individual has the supreme right to own another person in totality including the right to take that life. For Chairman Steele to even infer that taking a life is totally left up to the individual is not only a reversal of Republican policy and principle, but it’s a violation of the most basic of human rights–the right to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. His statement today helps, but doesn’t explain why he would ever say what he did in the first place.


The Republican National Committee Chairman field, January 2009

Right now, Mike Duncan does NOT look so bad.

You know the Flap over RNC Chairman Michael Steele’s interview with GQ and his comments on abortion – after the disaster of criticizing Rush Limbaugh and equating the GOP convention attendess with Nazis.

Ken Blackwell:

“Chairman Steele, as the leader of America’s Pro-Life conservative party, needs to re-read the Bible, the U.S. Constitution, and the 2008 GOP Platform. He then needs to get to work — or get out of the way.”

Flap would say that Steele is on a very short leash, remembering Ken Blackwell’s endorsement of Steele is what lead Steele to victory over Katon Dawson.

The long GOP knives are out for Steele.

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  • Sal

    I still think Steele is redeemable; getting rid of him would be horrible PR, the media would eat it up for weeks and label it as racist. Steele can turn this around, but he has to shut up, get to work, and not try to be Mr. Cool.

    I do not think, however, that Mike Duncan would have been preferable, given that he presided over two of the biggest GOP defeats in a generation. There really were no great choices up there.

  • Dennis


    Good comment. Let Steele get down to raising money and finding good republican candidates for 2010. Frankly, the pro-lifers should realize that the party must attract social conservatives to win elections.