First Sarah Palin, Now Michael Steele

I feel I must use a phrase my four year-old niece likes to use when she knows something isn’t quite right, in reaction to the news that the Republican National Committee has elected it’s first African-American Chairman. “Are you ridiculousing me?”

First it was Sarah “I Can See Russia From My House” Palin, to woo the women from Hillary and now it’s Michael “I’m Black like Obama” Steele, to try and show that the Republican party isn’t really a party of old, white men. Do we sense a pattern here from the Republicans? Not a true, heartfelt bone in their old, white bodies.

Again, as an American I am offended that the Republican party gives us such little credit that we can’t see what is blindingly obvious. They picked Palin as a brilliant marketing move to garner the votes of women and intrigue men. Palin made a great poster child for women looking to show that we can, indeed, have it all. Men saw a MILF. Brilliant move by the Republicans. Unfortunately for them, Palin actually had to open her mouth. Not so brilliant move by the Republicans. Now, it’s Michael Steele, the great Black Savior of the Republican party. If Obama can do, so can Steele *bump fist*!

Admittedly, I don’t know much about this Steele guy, but everything I need to know as to why he was chosen to be the new RNC leader I can see with my eyes. Classic Republican politicians’ knee jerk reaction to the American people voting for a black President. Instead of re-shaping their party to fit what the majority of Americans find appealing (skin color isn’t it), they try and pander to what they see as some fashion trend…to be black. Affirmative Action gone awry, ironically by a party that historically is anti-affirmative action. Again…typical Republican reaction to things they just don’t get. And they still don’t get it. I find it even more amusing that they seem to be pissing off a core, although they don’t like to claim these types are part of their core, of their members. Check this gem out, from David Duke. (Quicktime format)

David Duke says Republicans can go to Hell!

Steele is a “black racist” so says David Duke, an “Obama Junior”. Yes, that David Duke. Would it be completely off color (ahem) to say to David Duke (KKK), isn’t that the pot calling the kettle black??

Michael Steele, I feel sorry for you in a way that I almost felt sorry for Sarah Palin. You’re being used. You’re a pawn. You’re just another example of a deceitful, thinly veiled attempt by the Republican party to play catch-up to a country(and world) that has clearly moved on from your tired rhetoric.

I think I might need to write a piece on Nancy Pelosi, just to keep this from becoming a Republican bashing blog. It’s just that, they make it so easy right now.


~ by Nichole on February 1, 2009.

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