A Lesson In Civility From Michael Steele

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STEELE: The problem that we have with this president is that we don't know [Obama]. He was not vetted, folks. ... He was not vetted, because the press fell in love with the black man running for the office. "Oh gee, wouldn't it be neat to do that? Gee, wouldn't it make all of our liberal guilt just go away? We can continue to ride around in our limousines and feel so lucky to live in an America with a black president." Okay that's wonderful, great scenario, nice backdrop. But what does he stand for? What does he believe? ... So we don't know. We just don't know.

Criticizing the Democrats with civility, we can all learn how


The point aside, I still know a few Clinton advisers who would, in their heart of hearts, agree with this.  

The real point is, and you can forget Steele for a moment. Where's the evidence that Obama The President is pursuing more liberal policies than Obama The Campaigner proposed?  (There's evidence to the contrary in some circles...)


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Marc Ambinder is an Atlantic contributing editor. He is also a senior contributor at Defense One, a contributing editor at GQ, and a regular contributor at The Week.

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