Skip to comments.RNC chair: Media didn't vet Obama because of race
Posted on 05/23/2009 5:28:51 AM PDT by Scanian
Republican National Committee Chairman Michael Steele said Friday that President Obama has not been vetted thanks to a complicit media that wanted to see a black man become president.
Serving as a guest host for conservative radio personality Bill Bennett, Steele, who is also African-American, said Obama's political philosophy and principles remain largely unknown.
"He was not vetted, folks," Steele said. "He was not vetted because the press fell in love with the black man running for the office.
" 'Oh, gee, wouldn't it be neat to do that? Gee, wouldn't it make all of our liberal guilt just go away? We can continue to ride around in our limousines and feel so lucky to live in an America with a black president,' " Steele said, mocking what he sees as a biased media.
"OK, that's wonderful, great scenario, nice backdrop," the chairman continued. "But what does he stand for? What does he believe?"
Steele went on to suggest the media should have examined the influence the Rev. Jeremiah Wright had on Obama.
Steele has been on the receiving end of similar suggestions that he has advanced up the political ladder because of race. Having started off as chairman of the Prince George's County Republican Party and the Maryland Republican Party, then serving as lieutenant governor of Maryland, Steele became a frequent guest on cable news channels and a repeat speaker at Republican National Conventions in 2004 and 2008.
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Point on. However, Steele has an interesting way of putting things, doesnt he? lol
By executive order, President Barack Obama has ordered the expenditure of $20.3 million in migration assistance to the Palestinian refugees and conflict victims in Gaza .
The presidential determination, which allows hundreds of thousands of Palestinians with ties to Hamas to resettle in the United States, was signed on January 27 and appeared in the Federal Register on February 4. Few took note that the order provides a free ticket replete with housing and food allowances to individuals who have displayed their overwhelming support to the Islamic Resistance Movement.
Even a broken clock is correct twice a day.
(A white guy can't say this, look what happened to the Clintons)
He's just throwing us an occasional nugget, not to be trusted. He's like McCain, peas in a pod.
I know that some of you tell me that the American Jewish vote is a “lock” for Obama -—
Well, maybe we can get some of the American Jewish vote to at least abstain, or stay home, as this stuff continues!
Steele is just being a racist!
Oh..he’s black? Blacker than Obama?
Well, umm....he wasn’t born in Africa, like...umm...
NOT just the elite US media, but the WORLDWIDE MEDIA. I saw so much of it here in Japan (still do) that I was sick to my stomach. Certifiable. Insane. What were they thinking??!!
CHICAGO A NEWCOMER TO THE BUSINESS OF POLITICS HAS SEEN ENOUGH TO REACH SOMECONCLUSIONS ABOUT RESTORING VOTERS TRUST.
Plain Dealer, The (Cleveland, OH) - Saturday, August 3, 1996
Author: JOE FROLIK NATIONAL CORRESPONDENT
Before entering the race, Obama said, he spoke to about 30 elected officials in the district, which includes the integrated, middle class neighborhood around the University of Chicago as well as some of the citys poorest precincts.
Not one asked me where I stood on an issue, he says, smiling.
What they cared about was, `Who sent you? How much money you got?
His answers were apparently good enough; the party backed his nomination. And given the district, Obama s March primary win makes Nov. 5 simply a formality.
But despite the ease of his ascension, the nature of campaigning worries him. Sound bites sow distrust, he says: Theyre dishonest about how complex some of the issues are. Theyre dishonest about the very real conflicts between groups that are going to have to be resolved through compromise.
And then theres money. Chicagoans, he says, have grown especially jaded watching the Democrats raise cash for this months national convention in Chicago.
The conventions for sale, right, Obama says.
You got these $10,000-a-plate dinners and Golden Circles Clubs. I think when the average voter looks at that, they rightly feel theyre locked out of the process. They cant attend a $10,000 breakfast and they know that those who can are going to get the kind of access they cant imagine.
He is wrong. That the press failed to “vet” Obozo is correct, but the reason is wrong.
They did not fail to “vet” him because he is Black, the last time I looked Alan Keyes is also Black (blacker).
They failed to examine him because the “fix was in”. And the fixers are foreign and domestic enemies of the nation.
The MSN is a party to this fraud and should be punished for the peril they have put the country in.
The exposure is approaching, and inevitable.
The MSM barely reported it when Alan Keyes ran for president, even when Dr. Keyes was locked out of televised debates, handcuffed, and driven around in a police car for a couple hours...
They conveniently have ignored conservative black men running for office before, it is only the Liberals who get much airtime.
Obozo is not 1/2 negro, his family is from Arab lineage. He is more Arab than negro.
Steel is from negro stock.
Wow your server is slow. Seems like you posted that like 42 years ago.....and just now we got it.
We need a “That’s OBVIOUS!” kid, right beside a “That’s RACIST!” kid for this one...
And Rush Limbaugh.
First, that was then, why is the press not "vetting" him now? Certainly not because they are in love with a black man being president. Second, I wish Steel would have also said that he's actually 1/2 Arabic and 1/2 White (as stated above in this thread), which means the press was wrong then ... and still is. He marketed himself as black and the blacks fell for it.
I think you’re right.
He sat in for Bill Bennett this week. A caller asked why he doesn’t take his fight on to the typical leftist talk shows, why he doesn’t just prep himself and go on the shows and lay down the law, why doesn’t he call them and offer to go on their shows.
He says that he gets offers all the time, that they are begging him to come on, and that he will eventually, and, when he does, he’ll give it as good as he gets.
You are the head of the RNC,
and you are the one person that can criticize the communist in the White House without being shot down with the “R” attack,
WHAT THE EFF ARE YOU WAITING FOR?
The socialist commies will sneak in everything they can,most under cover of darkness.
Note that the liberal media won’t use Michael Steele’s name in the title. Possibly they want to stoke the vision of Whitey making this statement.
So what stopped the GOP/RNC from vetting him?
What stopped 544 members of our so-called government from vetting him?
I loathe the ENEMEDIA, but the blame should not lay only at their feet. If the ENEMEDIA are the ones controlling the country, why bother having elections? Why steal money from Americans to pay more than $30 billion/year for the salaries of CONgre$$ and SCOTUS?
Let's cut our losses; dissolve the government and let the ENEMEDIA run the country.
The socialists have all the bases covered,meanwhile the economy is going down for the last and final count.
Something is missing.
Shouldn't we get to send the dregs of our society to Palestine?
All the other countries do.
Can’t just blame it only on the media.
The GOP candidate/party failed to ‘identify’ and ‘define’ their opposition.
Team Obama played the race card early (against Clinton) and even fired a couple of rounds during the primaries at whomever the GOP nominee would be.
McCain/GOP took the hint and cringed away from any criticism of their opponent.
Wow! I hate Steele on the gun issue but he nails this one, and being black, he is onle of the few who can get away with this.
It needed to be said.
I might have missed it but when George W Bush was elected, they made a big deal about him taking and passing his drug test. Anyone remember any mention of zero taking and passing his drug test? Another non-vettin
Many Freepers are now donating money only to conservative candidates and when the RNC calls they get an earful about why we hate rinos,maybe they will get it.
There was similar fawning in the Euro presses.
Ironically, after the coronation of The O, some of the British press became the most critical — definitely much more than the US press.
However, The O’s clay feet seem to be revealing themselves. Even some of the lefty press are beginning to wonder whether The Annointed One is really ‘the one’.
Didn’t hear about that did ya? Sickening isn’t it?
Yep, Øbama being ‘vetted’ should have been done economically, by McCain, every chance he got since he was the Republican nominee, but, atlas, they were both economically illiterate, McCain at least admits it...Steele is boring us with something we all know
It is a tried and true ploy ... they rarely referred to President Bush as president, therefore he did not exist.
Unless of course they wanted to blame him for every ill that is known to mankind.
The Rockyfeller wing of liberals thought it would be cool to have an affirmative action liberal as the face of the RNC.
Where was the ACLU, Jesse Jackson, and the NAACP? (consider that a joke. Laughing not required)
But seriously, it sounds like (repeated) harassment of a citizen based on his political affiliation.
I thought there were laws against that.
It's not color that counts.
It's whether he's 'clean and articulate'.
Ha, this is great! Too bad they didn’t do this before the election.
I was not political in any way, including voting, until the 2004 campaign. Even I heard rumblings about drinking, drugs, military service et al. Didn't President Bush even release his dental records?
That is really white of him to bring terrorist to the US. That way they do not have to travel so far to blow us up.
Hey! Good to see ya! Keyes is extremely articulate. I love listening to him speak. The man can think on his feet, speak chew gum and run at the same time. He’s the chuck norris of speakism. ;-)
If Zero gets vetted it will be done here....HOw R U doin’ Son.
Truer words were never spoken.
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