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Micheal Steele on the Daily Show

From Examiner.com: Last night Michael Steele went on The Daily Show for an interview with Jon Stewart. However, before the questioning could begin the former Republican National Committee (RNC) Chairman had to prove that he was the “real” Michael Steele. Over the past year Stewart and one of his correspondents, Wyatt Cenac, have made famous a “puppet Steele” with funny mannerisms and rhymes. After proving he was the genuine article, the interview moved on to some more meaningful. 

Stewart first challenged Steele on the notion that Republicans are somehow the “fiscally responsible” party. Steele admitted that the GOP “lost their way” over the past ten years, but said that have traditionally been for less spending. Stewart countered by pointing President Reagan (some 25 years ago) also ran deficits and raised taxes during his presidency. Steele basically conceded the point, saying that many conservatives have a “blind spot” when it comes to Reagan.

Stewart then went on to press Steele on the apparent hypocrisy of the RNC, which is now $23 million in debt as a result of raising their own “debt limit” in 2010. Steele justifies the debt by saying he opposed it at first, and also claiming the money was well spent since it led to the Republican gains in the midterm elections. Stewart argues that Steele’s reasoning is the same as that of Democrats who justify stimulus spending as “money well spent” in order to obtain larger gains in the future.

Though liberals will of course view Stewart’s points more favorably, Steele did handle the interview well and make some valid counter arguments. Many analysts believe that Steele actually interviews better in the days since he was kicked out of chairman’s post by the RNC.

Part 1 is very silly. Part 2 is more SRS BSN.

The Daily Show With Jon StewartMon - Thurs 11p / 10c
Michael Steele Pt. 1
www.thedailyshow.com
Daily Show Full EpisodesPolitical Humor & Satire BlogThe Daily Show on Facebook



The Daily Show With Jon StewartMon - Thurs 11p / 10c
Michael Steele Pt. 2
www.thedailyshow.com
Daily Show Full EpisodesPolitical Humor & Satire BlogThe Daily Show on Facebook
Tags: jon stewart, michael steele, the daily show
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