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megimoo
04-08-2010, 09:42 AM
"Do you feel that, as an African-American, you have a slimmer margin for error than another chairman would?"

Republican National Committee Chairman Michael Steele was asked this question on ABC's "Good Morning America." The RNC reimbursed a staffer -- since fired -- $2,000 for a trip to a Hollywood club featuring topless dancers, simulated sex and S&M scenes. So the Democrats/lib-media broke out the good china.

Steele said: "The honest answer is 'yes.' It just is. Barack Obama has a slimmer margin. A lot of folks do. It's a different role for me to play and others to play, and that's just the reality of it."


Good grief. So he and Obama, as fellow blacks, ride in the same boat on troubled racist waters? More people than not voted for Obama because of his race. And given the ever-concerned-about-being-perceived-as-racist GOP, Steele's race was also a plus -- enabling the party to say, "Hey, we're racially inclusive, too."

Steele could have said: "Yes, there is a slimmer margin of error -- but not because of racism. It comes from the double standard applied to Republicans. I'll give you just one example. Republican Mark Foley resigned from Congress because of sexually explicit Internet messages to an underage intern. It was such a big media-driven scandal that it helped Democrats regain control of Congress. His Democratic successor, a married man, put his mistress on his congressional payroll. When he fired her, she threatened to sue, and he paid her a six-figure settlement. Not big news."

He could have said: "According to a Web site by Republican David Frum, the DNC has spent lavishly on parties, travel, hotels and limos -- including $6,000 at a D.C. club with stripper poles and go-go dancers. But I guess Democrats and strippers don't make news like Republicans and strippers."

He could have said: "For crying out loud, it's 2010. This is America, where more than anywhere else -- regardless of race, ethnicity or gender -- you are rewarded or punished based on your performance. Losers whine and make excuses. Winners don't."

He could have said: "Gee, when Republicans preach hard work, accountability and strong family values, they call us scolds. When we let our hair down and show that we're receptive to alternative lifestyles, they call us hypocrites. Can't win. Seriously, Democrats and their media friends would like nothing more than to divert attention from what's really going on -- the fierce opposition to this administration's massive expansion of government. Nothing less than the future of the country is at stake, and we're going to take this country back."

He could have said: "Black Republicans pose a special threat because black Republicans disarm the left wing's weapons of racial grievance and the victicrat mentality. Black Republicans are a scary bunch. They don't follow the script by blaming everything on race, as if nothing's changed. Like a gay who supports traditional marriage, a Latino who wants the borders secured first, a woman who is pro-life, or a poor person who doesn't want to soak the rich -- we threaten groupthink and identity politics."

He had a teachable moment -- and he blew it. This says a lot about why Steele worries so many. A March National Journal poll of about 100 named "Republican insiders" found that 71 percent considered Steele a "liability.

http://townhall.com/columnists/LarryElder/2010/04/08/rnc_chairman_obama_and_i_are_in_the_same_racial_bo at

Wei Wu Wei
04-08-2010, 06:54 PM
Republicans should just not talk about race. It doesn't work for them, it's politically stupid.

Jfor
04-08-2010, 08:31 PM
Republicans should just not talk about race. It doesn't work for them, it's politically stupid.

You and your ilk should not talk about race seeing as your kind are the race haters.

malloc
04-08-2010, 08:37 PM
You know, I didn't really blame Steele when this so-called scandal broke. I just figured that somebody under his purview did something incompetent, and that was that. I knew the liberal media would go bat-shit about it, but no one really watches them anymore anyway except die-hard leftists so who cares right? However, the way he's handling this in the aftermath of the scandal is really driving down his credibility within the party and with me personally. I won't be donating to the RNC. I'll be donating directly.

Rockntractor
04-08-2010, 08:48 PM
You know, I didn't really blame Steele when this so-called scandal broke. I just figured that somebody under his purview did something incompetent, and that was that. I knew the liberal media would go bat-shit about it, but no one really watches them anymore anyway except die-hard leftists so who cares right? However, the way he's handling this in the aftermath of the scandal is really driving down his credibility within the party and with me personally. I won't be donating to the RNC. I'll be donating directly.

I quit the party when Steele badmouthed Rush a year ago. When he resigns I may rejoin.