Strike 2 Mr. Steele

Michael Steele sure knows how to kick himself when he is down.  He was one of the subjects of my post recently regarding the recent disappointments in the Republican party; pro-life failures, RINOs, and the Jerry Springer moments in GOP chairman vs talk radio host.  I didn’t think things could get any worse until Steele uttered these comments to GQ.

How much of your pro-life stance, for you, is informed not just by your Catholic faith but by the fact that you were adopted?

Oh, a lot. Absolutely. I see the power of life in that-I mean, and the power of choice! The thing to keep in mind about it… Uh, you know, I think as a country we get off on these misguided conversations that throw around terms that really misrepresent truth.

Explain that.

The choice issue cuts two ways. You can choose life, or you can choose abortion. You know, my mother chose life. So, you know, I think the power of the argument of choice boils down to stating a case for one or the other.

Are you saying you think women have the right to choose abortion?

Yeah. I mean, again, I think that’s an individual choice.

You do?

Yeah. Absolutely.

Are you saying you don’t want to overturn Roe v. Wade?

I think Roe v. Wade-as a legal matter, Roe v. Wade was a wrongly decided matter.

Okay, but if you overturn Roe v. Wade, how do women have the choice you just said they should have?

 The states should make that choice. That’s what the choice is. The individual choice rests in the states. Let them decide.

 Do pro-choicers have a place in the Republican Party?

Absolutely!

Make sense of that how you want because he is talking in circles, although I’m not talking about being confused over if he’s pro-life or not.  I’m talking about being confused over what type of choice he wants for abortion.  Is it the woman’s or the state’s choice?  And the real question is why is he the Republican party chairman?  While running for the position he did pledge to uphold the party platform, although given his ties to Christine Todd Whitman I had my doubts on his loyalty to the values of the party.

Steele has since backtracked on what he said and clarified, but it does not explain why he said what he said in the interview.  Misspoke?  This guy is a FOX News contributor known for his communication ability.  Strike #2, Mr. Steele.  Next up, Log Cabin Republicans.

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