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They Must Be SO Tired From All That Apologizing

May 19th, 2009

GOP head Michael Steele just plain wore himself out apologizing nonstop for the past several months, apparently:

“The era of apologizing for Republican mistakes of the past is now officially over. It is done,” Steele said in remarks prepared for delivery Tuesday to state party chairmen. “We have turned the page, we have turned the corner. No more looking in the rearview mirror. From this point forward, we will focus all of our energies on winning the future.”

Funny, I must have missed it. Who apologized when? I think I heard about some Republicans saying that Bush spent too much, but that’s about as apologetic as I think they got.

But an “era”? Wow. A whole couple of decades of Republicans apologizing?

I know! They did it in private! Behind closed doors. That explains it–or at least it’s the only thing that could make any kind of sense, however little. Republicans acted brazenly, arrogantly in public, demonizing anyone who dared oppose them, going on unrepentant spending sprees, gleefully tearing the Constitution to shreds–and then retired to their homes every night, walked into dark closets, and spent hours and hours apologizing for their actions.

And now they’re darn tired of all that secret apologizing. No more! Time for a comeback!

Isn’t it nice to live in a world where you can make stuff up and everyone will just believe you? Good luck to Steele on that.

Meanwhile, back in the real world, Gallup has a good breakdown of where the GOP is losing ground. Young college graduates in the Midwest seem a big problem for them. Whites strayed from the GOP far more than blacks, but mostly because not too many blacks were in the party in the first place. People of all income levels, married and not married, left in almost equally significant numbers. The only groups that did not leave the party were conservatives and frequent churchgoers. The base, in other words. Maybe Steele believes it’s time for a comeback because there’s no one else left to bolt from the party. Or so he hopes.

So, there’s no sign of a turnaround, but if Michael Steele says there is, then perhaps we should pay attention. You gotta respect a man who has spent so much time apologizing to his wardrobe.

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  1. matthew
    May 20th, 2009 at 01:10 | #1

    Tech point–font is again tiny. Sorry to have me complaining, but with font this small it is really a burden to read. And the color scheme is not helping. The old blog was perfect size and color.
    I like the quote balloon and how it separates from the body but text and background are too similar in color—add that to the tiny font–it is very difficult to read.
    Just MHO.

  2. May 20th, 2009 at 02:06 | #2

    Hmmmmmmmm. I, too, am wondering why I have not heard all of the GOP apologizing!

  3. Luis
    May 20th, 2009 at 08:18 | #3

    Matthew: That’s very odd. You mention that the font size is “again” tiny, but I increased the font size, not decreased. By one point size only, admittedly, but it should be larger, not smaller. Also, the color scheme should be very similar as well; I added a very faint blue tint to some of the outer brushed-metal background images, but the hue is almost imperceptible, at least to me. Or do you mean the text color relative to the background?

    Maybe it is a case of what is or is not visible outside of my “home base” access to the site. I will view it on computers at work today. But could you do me a favor? Take a full-screen snapshot (screen capture) of the main page, and email it to me at snapshot@blogd.com. That’s a temporary forwarding address which I’ll take down after you send the image. That might help me a lot.

    In the meantime, I will try upping the font size again, see how it feels for a while. Thanks again for the continued input!

    UPDATE: I changed most of the font sizes, and made the text darker to match the old color. The sidebar font sizes now look too big–I will revisit that soon.

  4. matthew
    May 20th, 2009 at 09:08 | #4

    Sent snap to you

  5. Luis
    May 20th, 2009 at 09:17 | #5

    Yep, that’s what it looks like to me. Did the changes make it better, or do you still have problems with it?

  6. matthew
    May 21st, 2009 at 07:49 | #6

    Looks ok now.

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