Thursday, August 27, 2009

RNC Chairman Michael Steele doesn't know the meaning of the word "nuanced"

Literally, he doesn't know what it means. He thought it was an insult when an interviewer mentioned that his new position on Medicare seemed nuanced. In fairness, "nuanced" doesn't begin to describe his position. "Batshit crazy" might be a little more accurate.

You can link to the Morning Edition interview on NPR here.

In case you didn't understand Steele's arguments for and/or against Medicare, I've outlined his talking points for you:

1) Medicare is a sacred institution and we can't allow the Democrats to mess it up.

2) Medicare is a total mess and we need to fix it.

3) Medicare just is. It isn't bad or good or indifferent. It just exists. Whoo, I just blew my own mind.

4) Medicare is bad.

5) We must protect Medicare from the Democrats.

6) The government needs to fix Medicare.

7) We absolutely can't let the government touch Medicare.

8) Medicare is very popular. So I love it. Even though it is terrible and I hate it.

9) You can see Russia from parts of Alaska.

10) Death panels.

I hope this has helped.


Cliff O'Neill said...

Oh, this whole trying-to-stop-reform thing makes me so mad. Grrrr.

desertwind said...

Thank you, Eric.

My mind is exploding over all thisd.

Maybe something as important as health care shouldn't've been publicly presented during Summer Silly Season?


mumblesalot (Laura A) said...

Did this guy drop acid or something?

Thanks for sharing that.

The amount of false info about socialized medicine makes me nuts. Ok don't call it socialized, call it americanized , whatever, but reform it so we all can get it and have it.

Sewing Siren said...

Double plus good, Double plus good, Double plus un-good.

eric3000 said...

Seriously, I don't shock easily but I am shocked at how pathetic this guy is.