Skip to comments.Michael Steele on Perry’s Hunting Camp: “It’s Very Troubling”
Posted on 10/03/2011 12:00:27 PM PDT by roses of sharon
Even as Texas Governor Rick Perry downplays the story of a racist epithet painted on a rock outside a property that he co-leased, black Republicans are not giving him the benefit of the doubt. First came GOP presidential candidate Herman Cain, who said yesterday that Perry handled the episode in a very insensitive way.
And in an interview with TIME on Monday morning, former Republican National Committee Chairman Michael Steele also scolded Perry. Its very troubling on some many levels, for so many reasons, Steele said. Steele said questions over when and how clearly the rock had been painted over miss the point:
So Im going to lease lease a property.....Do you paint over the rock? Or do you just remove the damn thing altogether? So, Im sorrymy attitude is just remove the rock. That is the ultimate statement for me. Just get rid of the rock. Unless the thing is a damn boulder.
Steele stopped short, however, of impugning Perry personally. I am not ascribing anything to anyones motives or decisions, he said. He added, however, that he agrees with Cains criticism: I think Herman Cain was right. It does lead one to feel that there was a level of insensitivity about how this would be perceived by the larger community. Im not just talking about black folks, Im talking about all folks. You would think that even in the 1980s that there would still be some sense of, Do we really want this on our property? Even though were leasing it, still, do you really want that there? And just painting over it?
At that, Steele, who believes the Republican Party needs to make amends with black voters for its Southern Strategy, simply sighed with exasperation.
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The GOP is dead, they just don't know it yet.
You and me both. This is beyond ridiculous and Michael Steele should shut his mouth.
It’s a fake hit job by the leftist media. Steele is an idiot who now works for MSNBC.
Not without filing an Environmental Impact Statement, completing a Type I Archeological and Historical Study, submitting an erosion and sediment control plan and obtaining all applicable federal, state on local PERMITS, you don't!
An idiot who works for MSNBC - some might say that is redundant...
Sadly, I think you are right.
The TEA Party should replace the Republican Party IMHO.........
I get it, but at some point OUR candidates and the former head of the RNC SHOULD GET IT TOO.
The Republican party have been enabling the MSM for over 30 years now, FGS!
How long can one remain in a political party that consistently runs us down, calls us racists, bigots, hobbits...and on and on.
I am sick of it.
Cain should be ashamed of himself. I am offended by his shallow political-correctness.
The Republican Party should be a 3rd party by now, their insults to the base should not be rewarded with votes.
If they are embarrassed by us, so be it.
Why keep voting for men who hate us????
Actually, this is great. The media are making fools of themselves beating a horse that died yesterday when Perry cleared the situation up.
—Do you paint over the rock? Or do you just remove the damn thing altogether? So, Im sorrymy attitude is just remove the rock.—
My attitude is, “which is cheaper”. They both accomplish the same goal. Duh.
When Cain and Steele come out and complain against all THIS: barnesandnoble; instead of happily signing their books there. I will believe them to be hypocrites.
No, you should be ashamed of yourself. Cain didn’t start this fight...he answered a question asked to him by Chris Wallace. He gave an HONEST answer. The fact that Perry is now circling the wagons instead of letting the story go is a bigger issue. If you want an honest candidate, then accept answers you don’t like. But, since you obviously like politicians who pander, back-slide, etc, then you are the one with issues...not Cain. The rock WAS insensitive...now tell me, did he have this rock displayed on his property or not?
I don’t think Perry is a racist.
It was unfortunate.
Let it go.
There are more important things.
I left the R’s just before the 2004 election. When I am supposed to thank my party for only raping me once when the other party would have raped me twice, I have gotta expand my dating pool.
The property was leased. It was not for the Perry family to remove a rock that itself didn't need removing.
The do nothing Michael Steele is troubled? He IS a major trouble to the GOP. Get lost, mickey - your time is over.
—Not without filing an Environmental Impact Statement, completing a Type I Archeological and Historical Study, submitting an erosion and sediment control plan and obtaining all applicable federal, state on local PERMITS, you don’t!—
You moron! There is an endangered beetle living under it. All that paperwork was a waste of time. And need I mention the toxicity of the paint to the beetle? It shall be ground off, after submitting the forementioned permits.
I’m no Perry fan either> Cain should have not played the race card, it shows a profound character flaw IMHO
Steele is a weenie, he’s about as much of a conservative as a marshmallow