In his book, Michael Steele loudly criticizes Republicans who don’t embrace the Tea Party line, George W. Bush, George H.W. Bush, John McCain, and Republicans who supported policies with whom he disagrees.
But now that he’s taking fire for his mismanagement of the RNC, he’s invoking Reagan’s so-called Eleventh Commandment:
All I’m saying is cut it out. If we have party differences that are inside the party, let’s deal with them inside the party. You don’t see the Democrats running around trying to beat up their national chairman or embarrass him.
Chairman Steele needs to have a long talk with Pundit Steele; the RNC chairman needs to spend more time raising money and supporting the party — both its conservative and centrist wings — and less time running his mouth and alienating entire GOP blocs.
Not only is Chairman Steele ineffective, defensive, and hypocritical — he’s also quite forgetful! Like the time he forget that he fought tooth and nail for the job that, he now says, he didn’t ever really pursue.