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05/19/2009

Video: Wherein Keith Steeles Michael's thudder

by Jeremy Hooper

On Sunday, we told you about/ chastised RNC chair Michael Steele's ridiculous new bottom line-based strategy for opposing marriage equality. Last night, Keith Olbermann took on the same:


Olbermann [MSNBC]

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Your thoughts

OH Yeah! Let's see a $16.8 BILLION dollar business in this country ...who would want such a thing, not any Repug thats for sure. What a thought.

Posted by: LOrion | May 19, 2009 10:58:05 AM

I think we need to reframe this: I have a straight male employee. On a weekend trip to Vegas he marries a hooker, bam, I'm responsible for providing healthcare for her. He just cost me money. See how that works, Michael?

Posted by: SammySeattle | May 19, 2009 1:28:22 PM

Or what about the straight male working for Steele's hypothetical small business who marries Ms. Octo-Suleman? Suddenly, the insurance policy of that company has to grow 15 new teats!

Posted by: Dick Mills | May 19, 2009 2:00:43 PM

As if our rights should be subject to the whimsies of big business. Steele is such a tool, he should be but back in the toolbox. In the heezy!

Posted by: Bruno | May 19, 2009 3:36:08 PM

Steele has pretty much proven so many times that he is suffering from some brain shriveling ailment. He spends two seconds coming up with one of his brilliant brain emissions, and then immediately blurts it out to everyone who will listen. I happen to think that it is only positive for our community.

His total inability to provide any substantive retort (not that there is any substance coming from any of the others in that brain trust), coupled with his sheer love of hearing his own voice spewing out what his mental incapacity considers to be uber-brilliance, does so much more for us (including all progressive issues) than any of us could ever hope to accomplish alone.

We just have to be diligent about pointing out the stupidity of his brain-fart centric debating technique.

Posted by: Dick Mills | May 19, 2009 4:25:27 PM

Can't you guys see Steele's point?
Back when blacks went from being slaves to slavery being illegal, THAT was an attack on "small business" as well. After all, they have to start PAYING all these people just because of this *equality* thingy...

I think what Steele should do is start legislation to HELP small business.
Married people shouldn't get marriage benefits (like employer spousal insurance coverage) until year 3 of the marriage, or until they have their first kid. Otherwise, how will we know if they're serious about the "marriage" thing...
It will HELP small business, and that's what the *Republican* party is all about, right?

Posted by: foundit66 | May 19, 2009 7:40:37 PM

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