August 6th, 2009
02:47 PM ET
5 years ago

Opinion: RNC Chairman Michael Steele on Obama

(CNN) - Friday marks President Obama's 200th day in office, and in most respects, his second hundred days as president have been worse than the first 100.

Obama campaigned on bringing "change" to America, and during his first 200 days as president, his real definition of change is becoming absolutely clear to Americans.

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soundoff (127 Responses)
  1. zap01

    Any change beats any thing we had before him! I like seeing hands at work instead of sitting on them. This president has changed world views, stagnate policies, and bleak outlooks. We are better off now than 200 days ago... For sure!

    August 6, 2009 03:09 pm at 3:09 pm |
  2. Stacie

    You must remember that President Obama started off with a lot of issues and ground to cover. As long as he is willing to try to make things better for this country, he has my vote of confidence.

    August 6, 2009 03:09 pm at 3:09 pm |
  3. Willy Brown

    The democrat congress played the “victim card ” saying elect McCain you elect Bush. So you fell for Obama. Now Obama is just an empty suit, his programs are failing so now the democrats are screaming and playing the “victim card ” again. An because the legal voting tax payers of all political parties are say No to socialism. America was sold a bill of goods by the Victim Party a.k.a. The Democrats in Congress.

    August 6, 2009 03:10 pm at 3:10 pm |
  4. John

    CNN, are you SERIOUSLY looking to the head of the opposition party to get a critique of the President? What part of DUH or Conflict of Interest do you not get?? Do you somehow expect them to quit being the party of nastiness and obstruction and suddenly give Obama a glowing review?? No, you're just giving them another media outlet to pander their filth. They already have FOX, why do they need CNN, too? You make me sick...

    August 6, 2009 03:10 pm at 3:10 pm |
  5. Paul C.

    I certainly don't expect Michael Steele to have any kind words to say but as far as I am concerned the best change Obama brought to Washington is no Bush.
    Look at the first 200 days under George W. and thank your lucky stars that he only had 8 years.
    I propose we give Obama his full 4 years before I pass judgment... after all we are waiting on history's judgment of GW.

    August 6, 2009 03:12 pm at 3:12 pm |
  6. zap01

    Oh, BTW republicans, if you can't beat 'em; join em. You can always hitch a ride on their coat tails.

    August 6, 2009 03:12 pm at 3:12 pm |
  7. Vision

    I believe you may need to practice restraint of "tongue & pen" – 200 days in office and your side hasn't help facilitate any responsible action (s). Just complaining, whining like little boys...Man up!

    August 6, 2009 03:12 pm at 3:12 pm |
  8. John

    Ya.. And I think Mr. Steele is on crack....

    August 6, 2009 03:14 pm at 3:14 pm |
  9. makesUwonder

    The sad thing with this administration is the true fact it will only get worse. God help us all!

    August 6, 2009 03:15 pm at 3:15 pm |
  10. Peace

    If this is how the opposition should be, then there is no need of having any!

    August 6, 2009 03:16 pm at 3:16 pm |
  11. Lotta Muni

    I click on the link for 'Read Full Opinion Here' and I get

    Not Found
    Sorry, but you are looking for something that isn't here.

    What is THAT supposed to mean??

    August 6, 2009 03:17 pm at 3:17 pm |
  12. Jeff Brown

    And we care what Michael Steele says because?

    August 6, 2009 03:17 pm at 3:17 pm |
  13. felicia

    steel is bum, loser, and a thorn in my side. he needs to shut up and go away he does not represent america to me. President Obama represents the epitomy of change. He's doing a wonderful job and is handling his business as President. steele is just sucking up to keep the white folks off his back. I wish he can see he will always be a black man in america no matter what.

    August 6, 2009 03:19 pm at 3:19 pm |
  14. GI Joe

    We will never again sit idly by for 8 years and let two THUGS rule this country. We are watching all of them like a HAWK.

    CHANGE HAS ALREADY HAPPENED. IT CAN'T BE UNDONE. That's the kind of change I BELIEVE IN.

    Do your part, or move aside.

    August 6, 2009 03:20 pm at 3:20 pm |
  15. Loup Garou 782

    Michael Steel missed something somewhere along the line. obama has done exactly as promised he has brought "CHAINS" to America. But at 81 years old it is not my problem: Live with it suckers.

    August 6, 2009 03:20 pm at 3:20 pm |
  16. Polar Bears Against Palin

    Wrong again, shoe-shine boy.

    August 6, 2009 03:21 pm at 3:21 pm |
  17. Deb

    Mr. Michael Seele is the GOP<- Good Ole Parties token Black!

    the RNC is nothing but a bunch of racist ole farts!

    August 6, 2009 03:23 pm at 3:23 pm |
  18. notfooledtx

    Steele is a buffoon, we've witnessed his incompetence time and time again. I put more weight on the opinion of my mailman than I do steele.

    August 6, 2009 03:23 pm at 3:23 pm |
  19. MCD, SF, CA

    This is not politics... this is flat out unpatriotic... the Republican Party has crossed a line... they are trying to ruin our President.... they just don't care about America or The American People.

    The few people left in the republican party are acting like a bunch of middle school kids. It is hard to imagine that adults in power would act in this fashion. What they have tried to do since President Obama took office is shameful!

    August 6, 2009 03:25 pm at 3:25 pm |
  20. Change in America

    Bush is the worst president we ever had,,,,,So Steele you and you home boy's get off President Obama....Steele you are the worst person in politics

    August 6, 2009 03:26 pm at 3:26 pm |
  21. Ajay Jain, Garland, TX, USA

    Way to go Barrack!

    Obama – Biden 2012

    August 6, 2009 03:26 pm at 3:26 pm |
  22. Jake AZ

    the second 100 days might have produced higher poll numbers if the republicans hadn't spent every waking hour slandering The President.

    August 6, 2009 03:27 pm at 3:27 pm |
  23. Sam Sixpack

    When I click on "Read Full Opinion Here," it says "Not Found."

    August 6, 2009 03:28 pm at 3:28 pm |
  24. David

    How can a republican speak even about health care reform, while the stayed in office for 8 years and didn't made any move on reforming healthcare?
    The brought the reccession to America that Obama have to find a way of solving it.
    Deficit also.
    What did the republicans achieved in there 8 years in office??

    Can A real American think about it....

    August 6, 2009 03:30 pm at 3:30 pm |
  25. Tom KS

    These guys can only talk trash. How has he been reckless these last 7 MONTHS? If anything he has been overly cautious trying to find middle ground with you right wing nuts. I think if he would have brushed your nonsense aside we would be in much better shape right now and on a better trajectory for the future. Why doesn't the right just shut up and think for once about solutions they might have instead of ripping on everyone who has any.

    August 6, 2009 03:30 pm at 3:30 pm |
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