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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  1. Lauren

    I have yet to hear anything intelligent come out of Michael Steele's mouth.

    August 6, 2009 03:31 pm at 3:31 pm |
  2. Sam Sixpack

    I know it must be hard for you to print anything depreciating about your messiah, but, come on, you can do it - print the rest of the opinion.

    August 6, 2009 03:32 pm at 3:32 pm |
  3. Sam Sixpack

    BTW, why is it clearly labeled as an opinion when Steele says something?

    August 6, 2009 03:33 pm at 3:33 pm |
  4. Dixon

    Who are these republicans speaking of when they say "Americans", or "most Americans"? I have been an American my entire life. I can assure you Mr Steele doesn't speak for me. Just be up front Mr Steele and admit you are the mouth piece for Rush (the mouth) Limbaugh. I am very happy about the process in Washington. The so called Blue Dogs are working to avoid the far left agenda. I wish the Republican party had a Red Dog group that would work to avoid the far right agenda.

    August 6, 2009 03:33 pm at 3:33 pm |
  5. Kimberley in California

    That's great and all, but until your party offers something as a viable alternative, not just fear and pettiness, no one cares what you think.

    August 6, 2009 03:34 pm at 3:34 pm |
  6. Darth Vadik, CA

    Of course there is change Steele, you nitwit, we don't have to wake up every day asking which country will we attack today.

    How's that for a change?
    Our forign policy is not threat and war?
    We don't see Democratic Senators changign the name of French Fries to Freedom Fries because the France had the gaul (that's funny I just realized it, France and Gaul, he he, to the nitwits in the right wing that don't get it it ,,,oh whatever) to oppose our occupation of Iraq.

    August 6, 2009 03:34 pm at 3:34 pm |
  7. dominican mama 4 Obama

    His second 100 days have been extremely productive: the economy is showing signs of stabilization; housing market is rebounding; 401ks are on the upswing; he nominated and had confirmed our new SCJ Sotomayor, thereby establishing history; he and Prez Clinton brought two hostages home from NK; he is currently working on healthcare.

    A heck of a resume for his second 100 days.

    God Bless Mr. President. Thank you and Godspeed.

    August 6, 2009 03:36 pm at 3:36 pm |
  8. Vets4Obama

    Obama's worst day to date, is by far and beyond better then any republicans best day ever.

    August 6, 2009 03:36 pm at 3:36 pm |
  9. Claudia in Houson

    Michael Steele and the GOP's only conversation and complaints are President Obama and that's not going to get it. WHERE ARE THE GOP'S SOLUTIONS OTHER THAN LOBBYIST KICK BACKS AND MISINFORMING THE MISINFORMED.

    August 6, 2009 03:36 pm at 3:36 pm |
  10. Jill in Cali

    And we should put our future in the hands of the very party which got us into 2 wars, ate up our surplus, and gave us a huge deficit? Mr. Steele, stop worrying about the "Leader Rush" might say about you, and think about the American people.

    August 6, 2009 03:37 pm at 3:37 pm |
  11. bern

    I doubt that even Michael Steele believes Michael Steele about anything. A token is a token is a token.

    August 6, 2009 03:38 pm at 3:38 pm |
  12. John

    Mr. Thuglican Steele, Keep your mouth shut , you all GOPERS come out with solution wher you can help Mr. President to bring back economy,JOBS, Health care reform etc. If you don't have any to offer keep quite. you all are going to be kiked out in 2010.

    August 6, 2009 03:38 pm at 3:38 pm |
  13. nick

    It must be sad to be theMichael Steele. He is the republicans BOY and will do and say what ever master tells him. His back does not have any marks cause he is always in line. Shame, shame,shame. As one racist said to him" Mike you be the man". Had sad it must be to be that type of man if one can call him that.

    August 6, 2009 03:39 pm at 3:39 pm |
  14. Tulsa

    Steele couldn't even hold the President's jock. What a waste of a human being.

    August 6, 2009 03:40 pm at 3:40 pm |
  15. Diane

    What a Fool!! You do not speak for anyone but a hand full of people. The majority of Americans know what a job was put on Obama to fix the 8 years of Republicans rule. We have patience and faith that Obama is doing what is right for working class people, not just the rich that you represent.

    August 6, 2009 03:40 pm at 3:40 pm |
  16. Common Sense 09

    Funny how people can judge or predict the Obama Administration in its first 200 days compared to the past 2,920 days (8 years) screwed up totally by the Bush Administration! It took time for Bush to mess up, now give Obama time to clean up!!!!

    August 6, 2009 03:41 pm at 3:41 pm |
  17. Tulsa

    Willy Brown is still an idiot.

    August 6, 2009 03:41 pm at 3:41 pm |
  18. Sniffit

    Mushmouth Steele...it's like Deep Thoughts with Jack Handy all over again...

    August 6, 2009 03:42 pm at 3:42 pm |
  19. Expat American

    Chairman "Drunk Behind The Wheel' Steele lost his credibility when he bore into his breakdancing Fat Albert 'Off Da Hook' routine and began disparaging people's 'Mamas'.

    A chairman shouldn't sound and act like he stumbled off the set of some bad 70s sitcom.

    August 6, 2009 03:42 pm at 3:42 pm |
  20. Ed, Santa Fe, NM

    Can't somebody muzzle this Steele moron?

    August 6, 2009 03:42 pm at 3:42 pm |
  21. Santana from California

    Who is the guy, what has he done since he's been the RNC? Did he do anything that draws more Republicans toward the party, and yet he can judge Obama? Give me a break! Obama has done more than this loser has done, all he does he holler, make reckless statements, and point the finger, and he wants us to follow his party! I'm sticking the President, he is at least trying and has done more than the Republicans did in 8 years in power!!!!

    August 6, 2009 03:44 pm at 3:44 pm |
  22. Pepou

    Michael Steele ? That JOKER ? Please, give us a break from the usual GOP buffoons.

    August 6, 2009 03:44 pm at 3:44 pm |
  23. J.L. n MD.

    Right...........................................do a compairson with GW Bush and see what you get Mr. Steele. W.T.H.E.

    August 6, 2009 03:45 pm at 3:45 pm |
  24. anonymous

    Can the rest of the Repuglicans follow Palins lead and get lost? I'm sick of hearing them whine.

    August 6, 2009 03:46 pm at 3:46 pm |
  25. jfs Memhis, Tn

    NO ONE really cares about this diffisive loud mouth. I wish that the GOP would come up with candidates ...and...programs(espcially a national health progam) that would convince us moderates to comeback home. Not seen anything yet.............while they are slinging mud and waiting for Obama to screw-up...they are losing valuable time that could be used for national health care, economic recovery, and JOBS. All they have done is managed to stage a tea party, seeded town hall meetings with big mouths like Steele, and cover up sex scandals of which no one has resigned (Unlike Elliot Spitzer). Where's Everett Dirckson and Ronald Reagan ??? This party is in serious trouble. All the support from Fox and even CNN can not fix this broken wheel. Its not squeeking..its broken.

    August 6, 2009 03:46 pm at 3:46 pm |
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