Don’t Have a Cow, Michael Steele! ‘Moo Moo’ Said Steele

October 16, 2009

(ChattahBox)—Is there anyone more foolish in politics at the moment, than Republican National Committee Chairman Michael Steele? I don’t think so. Steele’s frequent foibles and missteps have served up a treasure trove of mockable moments for Democrats and late-night comedians.

Steele’s latest nonsensical contribution to the political discourse is a metaphor he made on Fox News on Wednesday, comparing himself to a dairy cow on the train tracks, stopping the Democrat’s moving train of health care reform. Note to Steele, trains don’t stop for cows.

On Thursday, Steele apparently enamored of the thought of himself, as a big dumb obstructionist cow, even went so far as to utter the two words: Moo Moo!

During an appearance last evening at a forum hosted by the University of Akron, Steele was asked about his cow-on-the-tracks statement and replied:

“Moo moo! I’ll just get there and stop it. Look I was told by folks in Washington–this was in June–that health care would be done and he would have a bill on his desk on August 1. That the train had left the station and there was nothing that could be done to stop it, and the question I had was really? Because no one had told the American people that.”

Steele believes that Republican obstructionism and opposition to desperately needed health care reform for Americans, has been successful in slowing down the progress of legislative reform. And Steele intends to personally plant his cow-self on the tracks to stop health care reform.

At his appearance in Akron, Steele also told reporters that he doesn’t want to see health care reform passed this year. Steele said he hopes passing health-care legislation this year ”doesn’t become a reality in the current context…”

During his appearance on Fox News on Wednesday, Steele made clear with his cow-on-the-tracks metaphor that Republicans would continue to obstruct health care reform. But at the same time, he offered up a confusing analogy to Rodney King saying, “I’m not trying to be an obstructionist here. To the contrary, I’m saying, Can we all get in the room and have a Rodney King moment?”

Steele then boasted that, “Well, I’m the cow on the tracks. You’re gonna have to stop that train to get this cow off the track to move forward.”

Later in the day on CNN, Max Baucus, the Democratic Chairman of the Senate Finance Committee, and author of a health care reform bill that just passed through his panel, addressed Steel’s cow-on-the-tracks GOP obstructionism:

“This train is leaving the station. There’s a great sense of inevitability. We’re going to pass health care reform. So it’s much better to be part of the solution than opposed to the solution,” said Sen. Baucus.

Listen to Steele’s Moo moo moment:


Comments

2 Responses to “Don’t Have a Cow, Michael Steele! ‘Moo Moo’ Said Steele”

  1. Old Man Dotes on October 16th, 2009 5:34 pm

    “I’ll just get there and stop it.”

    And there, fellow Americans, is the meat of the issue: A GOP “leader” thinks that *he* *personally* will prevent *YOU*, the people who have the legal right to make the decision, from having gauranteed health care.

    So how much is the Health Insurance industry paying him to prevent you from getting affordable, non-cancelable insurance?

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