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Wednesday, January 24, 2018

Michael Steele, the former chair of the Republican National Committee, has just about had it with evangelical Christian leaders who support President Donald Trump no matter what. On Monday, Tony Perkins, head of the conservative Christian nonprofit Family Research Council, said Trump gets "a mulligan" or "do-over" over allegations that he paid porn star Stormy Daniels to keep quiet over their reported affair. Steele wasn't having it. ... "After telling me how to live my life, who to love, what to believe, what not to believe, what to do and what not to do and now you sit back and the prostitutes don't matter? The grabbing the you-know-what doesn't matter? the outright behavior and lies don't matter? Just shut up."

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"I have a very simple admonition at this point," Steele said on Hardball on MSNBC. "Just shut the hell up and don't ever preach to me about anything ever again. I don't want to hear it."

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"Do over"? Two porn stars?

#1 | Posted by Zed at 2018-01-24 07:28 AM | Reply

With any luck there are more moderate Repubs out there similarly seething but so far keeping it quiet.

It'd be nice to have a moderate, sane GOP that kicks the evangelical "Christians" and so called "Freedom" caucus to the curb.

#2 | Posted by jpw at 2018-01-24 11:06 AM | Reply

Oh Boy!

You know what this means

Another day of jeffyj frantically excusing all sorts of -------- while simultaneously pretending he isn't excusing all sorts of -------- in a partisan way.

#3 | Posted by ChiefTutMoses at 2018-01-24 11:13 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

It'd be nice to have a moderate, sane GOP that kicks the evangelical "Christians" and so called "Freedom" caucus to the curb

Yeah. Where are the moderates? Many conservatives scolded moderate muslims for not speaking up against muslim extremists and now those same conservatives won't speak up against evangelicals.

Republicans are scum.

#4 | Posted by FedUpWithPols at 2018-01-24 11:23 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 9

"It'd be nice to have a moderate, sane GOP that kicks the evangelical "Christians" and so called "Freedom" caucus to the curb."

Their coalition is based on Evangelicals, racists and gun nuts, they can't win an election without those groups so they will always cater to them. The 1% doesn't really care about any of their issues but by catering to them they create a party almost big enough to win elections, add in the cheating and they get over the top.

#5 | Posted by danni at 2018-01-24 11:29 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 8

He's just a RINO, doncha know.

#6 | Posted by cbob at 2018-01-24 11:53 AM | Reply

A do-over! Get it in writing. I want tell Melania where I'll be this weekend...
--The Dotard, planning more 'executive time'

#7 | Posted by catdog at 2018-01-24 12:13 PM | Reply

We have prisons full of people who have lived life cleaner than Donald Trump.

If he gets a mulligan then open the doors and give all of them a mulligan too.

Law and order party my ass

#8 | Posted by hatter5183 at 2018-01-24 12:33 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 5

You know, there was a time when most Republicans were this kind of conservative rather than being wild-eyed rwingers. But then, there was a time when Evangelicals were the moderates and liberals.

We see it on the threads today where basically some few rational conservatives who don't like Trump's behavior still spend all day defending his policies because they align in general with their own.

The GOP pretty much knew what they were getting with Trump, they just didn't care.

#9 | Posted by Corky at 2018-01-24 12:54 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 3

There is a direct line between Reagan's 1980 campaign (announcement speech in Philadelphia, Mississippi, and his "I endorse you" speech to the evangelicals), and President IQ45.

And firmly ensconced along that direct line are people like Joe Scarborough, Bill Kristol, John McCain and, yes, Michael Steele, who did everything in their power along the way to encourage, empower and excuse people like Tony Perkins.

Their epiphanies and death-bed conversions in the Age of Trump are a day late and a dollar short.

#10 | Posted by Hans at 2018-01-24 01:05 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 4

The Trumpeters in America actively undermine their own economic interests by voting for Republican politicians who are only interested in further concentrating wealth in the hands of the 1%.

They do this mostly because the Republicans have learned to appeal to their religulous cravings.

That religulious propensity is increased every time clever politicians increase the insecurity in the lives of the poor because when living is difficult then the conditions are such that even an increased religiosity occurs creating a vicious cycle. This is a well known phenomena that has been used by the Catholics and Muslims for centuries.

So the worse their living conditions become, the more likely the religulous are to follow these self-defeating voting patterns.

The founding fathers were not stupid. That is one of the man reasons why they wanted a separation between church and state.

To break the cycle.

#11 | Posted by donnerboy at 2018-01-24 01:09 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

At least we should credit the republicans for getting the crazy people yelling on the corners with sandwich boards off the street. The problem is they voted them into public office

#12 | Posted by hatter5183 at 2018-01-24 04:15 PM | Reply | Funny: 1

Richard W. Painter @RWPUSA

Mulligan: A free pass for kinky sex and adultery so long as you say you are against abortion. A theological concept not accepted by main line Christians, nor by the wives of men who get one. The Office of the First Lady has no comment.

#13 | Posted by Gal_Tuesday at 2018-01-24 10:18 PM | Reply

Oh Steele...NOW you finally have ---------! Welcome to the XY club at last. Too late for anything to come of it, though.

#14 | Posted by e1g1 at 2018-01-25 08:26 AM | Reply

#2 then they'd be leftist, not Republicans.
and those are out there, massing now.

#15 | Posted by ichiro at 2018-01-26 02:43 AM | Reply

Good job Mr. Steele.

Time for moderates like him to take their party back from the Nazi's and fascists.

#16 | Posted by aborted_monson at 2018-01-26 02:46 AM | Reply

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