RNC Chair says Obama ‘Abandoning the Ship’

30 01 2012

Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus criticized President Barack Obama, comparing him to “the captain that fled the ship in Italy, that’s our own president who is fleeing the American people.”

The White House is criticizing comments by the Republican National Committee chairman comparing President Barack Obama to the Italian cruise ship captain who allegedly abandoned his sinking ship.

From NBC: http://tinyurl.com/7nbxx9q

RNC Chairman Reince Priebus said Sunday on CBS’sFace the Nation” that Obama was “our own little Captain Schettino.” Priebus accused Obama of abandoning ship in the U.S. and spending more time on his re-election campaign.

Former RNC Chairman Michael Steele told MSNBC the analogy was “unfortunate.”

In response, White House press secretary Jay Carney said: “If you are so desperate for attention that you make an analogy that Michael Steele deems inappropriate, you know you’ve probably gone too far.”




2 responses

31 01 2012
Republicans are going beyond the standards of decency. God Bless Those who died in the shipwreck in Italy | My Blog

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31 01 2012

Yes, likely over the top. It was a knee-jerk comment and sometimes those are the most telling (like when you say something and then immediately say “just kidding”).

Nevertheless, sometimes the ship of state needs to hit a reef-which it has-to get the attention of the captain or if the captain is grand-standing, then those folks responsible for employing this captain, the American People.

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