You probably thought I meant President Obama. Nope. I was referring to Michael Steele. Don’t get me wrong; I don’t think race has anything to do with stupid stuff. Apparently the Republican Party is afraid to fire Steele for fear of looking racist but their spin machine is not above making him look foolish. Also don’t get me wrong; Michael Steele has said plenty of stupid things to damage the Republican Party as its token African American. But then the Republican Party is not immune from stupidity, regardless of race. Wait, isn’t Michael Steele the only non-white in the party? Oh yeah.
Well, the “Republican National Committee political director Gentry Collins resigned from his post Tuesday morning with a stinging indictment of Chairman Michael Steele’s two-year tenure at the committee.”
Funny story. I was out with a colleague the other night. She (white woman) had just been through a painful split with her ex and told me she was dating a black man. I said something like, ‘That’s awesome!’ wanting her to be happy and loved. Then she told me he was Republican (which she is not). My jaw hit the floor. I was totally, ‘You’re kidding, right?’ You; an avowed liberal, are dating a Black Republican?’ That’s like a Jewish Nazi supporter isn’t it? Gays for DADT? I guess compromise does exist. Back to Michael Steele.
When your party is blaming you for not getting out the vote, losing the Senate, and blowing the majority of the budget in the mean time I guess you invite that criticism. I agree Steele has made some strange statements but I hardly think the party can blame him for their not complete tsunami takeover of the world although he does appear to make a convenient lightning rod. I actually think the Republicans could do with a little introspection. It ain’t Steele’s fault (though he didn’t help). People are just beginning to realize what the French call being sold a chat en poche (cat in a bag, or pig in a poke in American terminology. In business language; a bait and switch).
I actually like what Michael Steele has brought to the Republican Party. He is making a real attempt to manage the party’s business. Sometimes he even sounds sane. I think it’s disappointing that the Republican Party in making him their token example of inclusiveness will gladly throw him under the bus when things don’t go according to plan.
Perhaps they need a token Latino. Oh, wait a minute; here comes Marco Rubio, Latino AND Tea Party. I think we’re on to something here. Get the popcorn. Should be interesting.
- RNC Aide Quits, Blasts Michael Steele (blogs.wsj.com)