Monday, January 3, 2011

GOP Plans to Discard Uncle Steele Like Used Toilet Paper

After the nation elected the first African American president, the Republican Party was forced to embrace diversity.  So, they elected a token African American, Michael Steele, as Chairman of the Republican National Committee. 

Michael Steele kissed their butt. He tap danced for them.  He shined their shoes.  He cooned for them.  He tom'ed for them.  At the end of the day, none of that mattered.  Politico reports:

Republican National Committee Chairman Michael Steele faces an all-but-impossible path to reelection this month, as a majority of the RNC’s 168 members indicate that they will not support the controversial chairman for another term.

A weeklong canvass of the party’s governing board by POLITICO revealed 88 members who have decided not to vote for Steele, either opting to support one of his opponents or simply ruling out Steele as a choice in the race....

Another who does not plan to support Steele expressed concern about the appearance of kicking out the party’s first black leader: “If you're going replace an African-American chairman, you better look for something more unique than a white man from the Midwest.”

The Republican Party used that misguided "brother" until they used him up. Despite historic victories in the House and on the state level, his Party is ready to discard him like a used piece of toilet paper. When the GOP ousts Steele, it is going to be more difficult for them to pretend to support diversity.  As the country becomes more and more diverse, the GOP remains a primarily white political party.

More disturbingly, during the Republican National Committee Chair Debate, all of the candidates voiced support for so-called voter integrity programs.  Essentially, those are programs designed to suppress African American and other minority voters.  During the debate, Saul Anuzis stated that Michigan is a blue state that can go red under the right circumstances.  Anuzis complained that in Michigan voter fraud has been a big problem in many of the urban areas.  As we know, "urban areas" is a code phrase for predominantly African American and Latino areas. 

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