In Related News, Water is Wet

RNC Chairman Michael Steele, stating the obvious:

Q:  Why should an African-American vote Republican?

“You really don’t have a reason to, to be honest — we haven’t done a very good job of really giving you one. True? True.”

More significantly, Steele publicly acknowledged to a crowd of DePaul University students that the GOP’s Southern Strategy continues:

“We have lost sight of the historic, integral link between the party and African-Americans,” Steele said. “This party was co-founded by blacks, among them Frederick Douglass. The Republican Party had a hand in forming the NAACP, and yet we have mistreated that relationship.  People don’t walk away from parties, Their parties walk away from them.  For the last 40-plus years we had a ‘Southern Strategy’ that alienated many minority voters by focusing on the white male vote in the South.”

Is he implying that St. Ronnie, George H.W. Bush, George Bush, and John McCain exploited race to curry votes?

I’m shocked, shocked to find that gambling on the race card is going on here!

VIA:  Chicago Sun-Times
13 Comments

A moment of honesty from a politician is refreshing, but I’m continually amazed at how people like this keep their jobs.

I guess he missed that day in sophomore-level American history where we learned that the Dems and the Retreads have flipped political ideologies over the last 150 years. Oh well, he’s only the leader of one of our two major political parties, right?

Seems like Steele is daring the RNC to fire him; word on the street was they were holding off because they were worried about what he might say *after* he was fired.

In related “Republican pols saying stoopid shit” news, Karl “I’ll wiretap anybody I fucking want” Rove insists that Dems will use financial reform to spy on Americans. I guess we should be really worried, because he’s a dude who knows a little about illegal extrajudicial spying…

I’m wondering if Michael Steele is off of the tranquilizers that the RNC put him on.

@al2o3cr: Karl shouldn’t be worried because after all, he doesn’t have anything to hide, right?

@rptrcub: Those hunting darts are only good for so long.

I love Michael Steele. God’s gift to the Democratic party.

@SanFranLefty:

Not even the Democrats could find someone that lame. I mean, good God, are those supposed to be gang signs in those pictures? That mustache? Don’t get me started…

Add: Haha, Pat Toomy ads. ELECT MY HUGE EARS!

Mikey Steele, the George W Bush of the RNC.

@ManchuCandidate: I can’t believe these words are escaping my lips fingers, but Mikey Steele is starting to grow on me. I’m going to miss him when he’s gone.

Unlike Shrub.

@Tommmcatt Loves The Giant Floating Head: @SanFranLefty:
my thoughts exactly. gotta be a plant…or a manchu candidate with faulty wiring.
(no disrespect for our MC with the brilliant tag.)

@baked: Steele vs. the GOP is hot Man on The Man action.

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