Republican National Committee Chairman Michael Steele is under fire (again) after his latest gaffe. Steele rewrote history again, and normally that wouldn't be a topic to discuss on BOR, but one of the few people rushing to his defense is none other than, Texas Congressman Ron Paul.
After Steele was quoted saying, the Afghanistan war launched by former President George W. Bush was “of (President Barack) Obama's choosing” and may be unwinnable.
While Republicans John McCain, Lindsey Graham and Jim DeMint all demanded Steele to apologize for his mischaracterization of facts, Ron Paul ran to Steele's defense.
However, conservative GOP Rep. Ron Paul of Texas, in a statement to CNN, supported Steele and said the RNC chairman's characterization of the war was correct.
“He is guiding the party in the right direction and we (the GOP) are on the verge of victory this fall,” said Paul, who mounted an unsuccessful bid for the GOP presidential nomination in 2008. “Chairman Steele should not back off. He is giving the country, especially young people, hope as he speaks truth about this war.” (From CNN)
Ron Paul's son, Rand Paul is running for U.S. Senate in Kentucky and his gaffe's on civil rights, apologizing to BP, claims of being board certified in Ophthalmology make his father a poor choice for public defender.
One thing has become clear, Michael Steele is creating a a bipartisan coalition. Democrats and Republicans both agree Steele is bad chairman and should probably be fired.
While John Cornyn has called on every major Democrat to resign since January 11, the chair of the National Republican Senatorial Committee (NRSC) appears to have made no statement on whether he supports Steele or thinks he should be fired. With 119 days left until the election, this fracturing is no good for the national Republican Party.