Steele Squirms When Reporter Pointedly Asks Him If Obama's Olympics Trip A ‘Mistake’

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    Think Progress » Steele Hits Obama For Olympics Trip, But Squirms When Reporter Pointedly Asks Him If It’s A ‘Mistake’

    Really? Is Michael Steele really the best the GOP can do at this point? If this is the type of people they want to run their party, why should we trust them on who they want to run this country? :eusa_eh:
     
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    Nice dodge, Mr. Steele. You have taught many of your supporters on this board well!
    What a dick...
     
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    He answered the question. Sheesh you people are fucking stupid.
     
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    He did? WHAT was his answer, genius?
     
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    This article say the Olympics would generate revenue. Maybe you should talk to the folks in Montreal about that, it's taken them more than 30 years to pay off its extravaganza. Athens budgeted $1.6 billion for the 2004 Games but wound up spending $16 billion. Four years later, Beijing budgeted the same amount, $1.6 billion, for the 2008 Summer Games yet spent an enormous $40 billion. London originally planned to spend $8 billion for the 2012 Games; the current estimate is $19 billion and rising.
     
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    Stop being so racist (joking). :rolleyes:
     
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    While I appreciate the history lesson, WHAT was Steele's answer again?
     
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    Genius? I'm surprised you recognized that fact.

    Steele said "I think that this trip, while nice, is not necessary for the President.". Now when asked if it (Obama's trip) was a mistake, he again said "I just don’t think it’s necessary. I mean, I don’t know the judgment behind the President going."

    Now let me explain this to you, since you obviously aren't gifted enough to understand the written language. And I'll try to type slow as not to confuse you. Steele doesn't necessarily think it was a mistake it just wasn't a necessity given all that's currrently going on. Whether it was a mistake or not is up to personal opinion.
     
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    While I may not be as gifted as you (special needs children are sometimes referred to as "gifted" in this PC world of ours), please show me the QUOTE where Steele stated that he doesn't necessarily think it was a mistake.....genius.
     
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    I thought he said that the trip wasn't necessary? That's what i read today. I actually agree with Mr. Steele. We have so many problems facing our nation and i would rather see our President focus on them rather then flying all over the world begging for the Olympics. Maybe he could just stay home and speak to his Generals for a change. Speaking to the General in charge of Afghanistan only once? Yikes! So kudos to Mr. Steele for being honest.
     

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