Michael Steele unveils the newest strategery:
Republican National Committee Chairman Michael Steele appealed to the political middle Friday to join his party but added that the party itself wouldn’t moderate.
“All you moderates out there, y’all come. I mean, that’s the message,” Steele said at a news conference. “The message of this party is this is a big table for everyone to have a seat. I have a place setting with your name on the front.
“Understand that when you come into someone’s house, you’re not looking to change it. You come in because that’s the place you want to be.”
Steele talked to reporters at the Radisson Hotel in downtown La Crosse before addressing party faithful to kick off the state party’s annual convention this weekend.
Couldn’t he just meet Olympia Snowe and Susan Collins in Washington, rather than asking them to go halfway across the country?
And he still fails to understand what is happening. Once Collins and Snowe are drummed out of the party, the definition of what is “moderate” will change yet again. The music will stop, and Lindsey Graham, with his ACU rating of 90, will find himself without a seat because he isn’t conservative enough.
It is already happening with Chuck Grassley (ACU rating of 76), who the conservatives are trying to screw out of the Judiciary seat because of insufficient fealty to the cause. Jeff Sessions of Alabama is their choice. He’s a “real conservative.” The same with Orin Hatch, whose ACU rating is only 80. He recently pointed out that conservatives aren’t going to win a fight over the Souter Supreme Court seat, and I am sure we will soon learn how he is insufficiently conservative and needs to be purged. Plus, he talks to Ted Kennedy.
Only the completely crazy need apply to the GOP.