Skip to comments.Steele's Racism Claim Slaps Own Party In Face
Posted on 04/10/2010 2:26:09 PM PDT by Eleutheria5
Republican National Committee Chairman Michael Steele slapped his own party in the face with his contention that being African-American is a factor in criticism of him and of Barack Obama.
During Steeles appearance on ABCs Good Morning America this week, George Stephanopoulos asked the RNC head whether his race gives him a slimmer margin for error.
The honest answer is yes, Steele said. It just is. Barack Obama has a slimmer margin. We all a lot of folks do. Its a different role for me to play and others to play, and thats just the reality of it.
In suggesting that racism is behind the problems he has gotten himself into, Steele insulted his own party. At the same time, his indication that race is also a factor in criticism of Obama sides with the left wing of the Democratic Party, which sees disagreement with Obamas policies as evidence of racism.
If ever there were a reason to oust a party chairman, this was it. The job of RNC chairman is to be a cheerleader for the party, not a detractor. Yet Steeles comments are only the latest in a series of bizarre remarks that undercut his party. .....
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Steele did a good job with his speech today.
That was a fantastic speech! Where has THAT Michael Steele been all this time???
Oh, he gave a good speech. So what? How does that cancel out all the other garbage he’s spewed?
One good speech will not be enough for me to change me mine. He needs to go! Or else, the republicans are doomed to failure until that happens!
His behavior and the behavior of his co-horts(the shade of their skin is unknown to me) is outlandish, embarrasing, and shameful. They’ve all run amok and they just want us to follow them over the cliff. Sorry Charlie, this old lady ain’t goin’ there.
I hereby declare myself independent of the republican(they don’t deserve the respect a capital R would bring) party. I’m still an ultra conservative, but if republicans who claim to represent me indulge their wildest desires or visit lesbian strip clubs on the company dime, they don’t represent me.
me mine=my mind
We should let this go until after the election, then see how it plays out.
Oh?... what garbage is that may I ask...the propaganda and spin out of someones mouth more important to you? I listened to him...not some jerk trying to tell us what he said. Yea...he does have a narrow margin of error..because of flipin’ progressives!
You got that right. Steele did a fabulous job with his speech today. I’m so sick of the BS detractors continually berating him. “Pound sand” was exactly what crossed my mind when I read the post.
He needs to stop making himself the issue.
One speech doesn’t change many actions and remarks. He’s a plant. See, for example, http://newsmax.com/InsideCover/steele-sharpton-nlpc-letter/2010/04/07/id/355032?s=al&promo_code=9B7F-1
Did he really MEAN to charge his Mastercard for the exotic dancer, but he whipped out his RNC expense account by mistake? The race card is the absolute last straw, and I don’t care how eloquent his speech was or wasn’t.
affirmative action by election remains affirmative action. Steele lacks the temperament, understanding, or principles. We picked a black to counter Obama, and got many of Obama’s worse character flaws with it.
I don’t think Steele said anything out of line, either.
"I support the republican nominee as the republican party chairman, and that's the way it should go, right?" Steele told NBC's Chuck Todd this morning during an interview on MSNBC's Morning Joe (video here--fast forward to 4:55). Conservatives far and wide have alleged Scozzafava is too liberal, as Hoffman has won endorsements from Sarah Palin, Tim Pawlenty, Dick Armey, the Club for Growth, RedState, the National Review, and The Washington Times. Supporting him has become an emblem of conservative credibility.
In fact, when Hannity followed up on the point, Steele said he doesn't know if the GOP is ready to take back the reins of power. "I don't know. And that's what I'm assessing and evaluating right now. Those candidates who are looking to run have to be anchored in these principles," he said, referring to 5 conservative ideals he lays out in his new tome. "If they don't [anchor themselves], then they'll get to Washington, and they'll start drinking that Potomac River water, and they'll get drunk with power and throw the steps out the window."
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. Republican National Committee Chairman Michael Steele on Monday said his party must take steps to win over black voters, and he faulted both Democrats and the GOP for failing to address poverty. Speaking at a historically black college near downtown Little Rock, Steele said Republicans and Democrats need to address poverty in discussions ranging from health care to environmental issues. "Dr. King would be disappointed in the political leadership of this country for failing to address the least of us," Steele, who is the first African-American head of the RNC, told an audience of more than...
That last one really ticks me off. Do a search on the keyword "steele". If you really want to find out what garbage he's spewed.
Cannot believe that people are still supporting Steele....he is no conservative....and would not be surprised if he was a DNC plant
Steele will hurt conservatives chances in 2010 and 2012....cannot have a porn star running the GOP while candidates are emphasizing family values
“That was a fantastic speech”
I hear obama’s pretty good at giving speeches, too.
Don't be the stupid party.
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