Michael Steele Says "I'm Done" With The President

Michael Steele is the gift that keeps on giving. Two months into President Obama's term as president and Steele proclaims that he's done with Obama.

You haven't spoken to him.

Steele: No.

But you've reached out.

Steele: Several times and I'm done.

So there's no bi-partisanship going on?

Steele: Not that I know of.

With all the problems President Obama has inherited from the Republicans, does Steele believe that Obama is supposed to get jiggy with him and they should run a little bebop together? Probably the week's best comics strip was the series in Candorville in which Steele appeared onstage at a hip-hop club:

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I doubt Obama has any inclination to deal with a man who has embarrassed himself so quickly as head of the RNC. Steele should be worried about how the NY-20 race with Tedisco comes out instead of making idiotic proclamations about the President.

And the latest poll is telling us that Murphy (D) now has a 4-point lead in that race. With Steele's job possibly hinging on the outcome, I believe the GOP would like Steele's attention off of the President at least until after the special election.

Democrat Scott Murphy has taken a 4 percentage point lead over Republican Jim Tedisco in the race for the 20th Congressional District, according to the latest Siena Research Institute poll.

That's outside the 3.2 percent margin of error. However, by a 10-point margin, more voters think Tedisco, an Assemblyman, will end up beating Murphy in the special election, the poll said.

Murphy, a venture capitalist, erased a 4 percentage point deficit in just two weeks. Tedisco’s campaign is seen as being more negative than Murphy’s by a 44-25 percent margin, according to the Siena Research Institute survey.

The NRCC is so frightened by the prospect of losing in a Republican district that they've pulled out the 9/11 -- Osama Bin Fearmonger card. I'm not kidding.

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