Remember when the head of the Republican National Committee said this:
"You have absolutely no reason, none, to trust our word or our actions at this point."
Well, Mr. Steele has, again, proven himself to be correct.
The race in New York's 20th Congressional district was finally decided on Friday. Mr. Steele predicted this about that race in an op-ed on the Politico blog:
"Tedisco’s victory will be a credible repudiation of the spending spree that Obama and Congress have been on since January. Even the executive director of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee acknowledged over the weekend that the race was “a referendum on the Economic Recovery Act and Barack Obama’s policies.” Well, the DCCC is right — this likely Republican victory is a referendum on the president. [...]
Well, the voters have spoken, and while the results are still pending, Republicans are confident that the final vote tallies will show those voters have rejected the president’s approach. [...]
The ground has shifted, and is shifting, as the voters become increasingly worried about Obamanomics. [...]
Tuesday’s election was a vote of "no confidence" in the Democrats’ tax, spend and borrow approach. I hope Obama and congressional Democrats are listening."
Before the election, Mr. Steele said this:
"Our game is not up...our message still rings true with countless Americans, specifically with those in the 20th congressional district."
The game IS up, Mr. Steele, the Democrat, Scott Murphy, won in the tradionally Republican district. Kirsten Gillibrand, who was appointed by NY Gov. Patterson to fill Hillary Clinton's vacated senate seat, was hardly a leftist Representative, and the district she represented had been previously represented by a moderate Republican, Benjamin Gilman, for thirty years. The Republicans should have won this race, but they couldn't. I'm beginning to think that damaging the GOP label through repeated blunders is all part of Steele's master plan. He'll wait until the Republicans are further demoralized after the 2010 elections, and then shout into the wind "We've got 'em now!"
Mr. Steele, you are again correct in saying we Americans should not believe a word you, as the head of the RNC, say.