Michael Steele

The former Lieutenant Governor of Maryland Mic...

The former Lieutenant Governor of Maryland Michael Steele (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Michael Steele was chairman of the RNC (Republican National Committee) from January, 2009, to January, 2011. He was defeated in his re-election attempt by Reince Priebus. I held a negative opinion of Steele because of what he said about Barack Obama. However, since he left the RNC, his expressed opinions have become, in my opinion, much more reasonable. According to Rachel Maddow, Steele’s record as chairman of the RNC was much more successful than that of Priebus. I have grown to like the guy. He is the kind of Republican that the party and the country need more of.

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Obama’s tone

The former Lieutenant Governor of Maryland Mic...

The former Lieutenant Governor of Maryland Michael Steele (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

According to Michael Steele, former chairman of the RNC, it’s not what President Obama says, it is more a lack of strength of tone. In other words, the GOP no longer believes in Teddy Roosevelt‘s speak softly and carry a big stick. When given an opportunity to criticize the President, the GOP will use any excuse they can, even the ridiculous one of not speaking with sufficient gruffness and the swagger of a George W. Bush.