Did that make me sound ridiculous? Yes. But not nearly as ridiculous as the new Chairman of the Republican National Committee, who has vowed to take his party “beyond the cutting edge.”
Steve Benen on this most recent turn of events:
Steele said the party needs “messengers” who can capture a “region” made up of “young, Hispanic, black, a cross section.” He added, “We want to convey that the modern-day GOP looks like the conservative party that stands on principles. But we want to apply them to urban-surburban hip-hop settings…. [W]e need to uptick our image with everyone, including one-armed midgets.”
Steele went on to explain his public-relations vision, saying, “It will be avant garde, technically. It will come to table with things that will surprise everyone — off the hook.”
Asked if he imagines a cutting-edge approach, Steele replied, “I don’t do ‘cutting-edge.’ That’s what Democrats are doing. We’re going beyond cutting-edge.”
Raise your hand if you think Michael Steele has the foggiest idea what he’s talking about.