I actually can not believe that finally, a Republican has validated what I’ve been trying to teach them about what they’re doing. I called out Black Republicans awhile ago, because I said that they were the GOP’s last ounce of social consciousness that remained. So as I was preparing to close the book on the GOP and just let them figure it out the hard way, Michael Steele actually says it.
Thank you Chairman Steele. I often disagree with you, but when I said that I would probably find myself defending you more often against your own party than I would opposing you, it was true. I really don’t know what you can accomplish that would register to many within the GOP, because I’ve tried. Many simply refuse to open their minds to consideration of others beyond themselves. I continue to wish you the best of luck, because you know what’s going on, even if you can not politically admit it. I know, it’s politics, nothing personal.
As usual, those who continue to misunderstand the message will side with what’s comfortable for them and respond with anger and denial. Do what you do. I’ve been trying to tell you this for almost two years now. I give up on you, just as the GOP has given up on Moderate White Republicans, Asians, Arabs, Latinos, Jews, Blacks, Pacific Islanders, Catholics, Gay/Lesbian and especially any other immigrant.
Personally, I applaud the Chairman of the Republican Party, MD Former Lt. Gov. Michael Steele for finally saying what should have been said a long time ago. Gen. Colin Powell, Former Rep Mel Martinez, Former Sen. Chuck Hagel, Late Sec. Jack Kemp and many others have said similar things, but how do you tell a group of scared people who believe the way they do things is always right and any other way is always wrong that they’re going in the wrong direction? At some point you have to stop saying anything and allow them to realize that they’re lost.Link to the article by Andy Barr, published on 04/21/10 at Politico.com: http://www.politico.com/news/stories/0410/36171.html
Republican National Committee Chairman Michael Steele told a group of students that African-Americans “don’t have a reason” to vote for Republicans.
Steele was asked Tuesday night during a speech to roughly 200 students at DePaul University why African-Americans should vote for GOP candidates.
“You really don’t have a reason, to be honest,” Steele responded, as was first reported by the Chicago Sun-Times. “We haven’t done a very good job of giving you one.”
Steele has made similar comments in the past, saying during an interview in November that some white Republicans are “scared” of him.
“I’ve been in the room and they’ve been scared of me,” said the first African-American chairman of the RNC at the time. “I’m like, ‘I’m on your side.’”
In his remarks Tuesday, Steele also defended his outreach to leaders of the tea party movement despite friction between the grassroots groups and the RNC.
“Those activists have now become a very large part of our voting block,” he said. “They represent a third or more of the voting age population, so they’re going to have a profound impact on elections and in some cases in the primaries this November and this spring. Both parties had better pay attention.”