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Steele: You Don't Like Me? You're Racist!

Michael Steele has got to go. Dude!!!! You're there to try to make the GOP look good, not just Michael Steele. What's wrong with this guy? I know just by asking this I'm in danger of being called a racist but I'm brave like that. Plumline has the quote in full:

It’s been awhile since Michael Steele has landed himself in the news, but this might stir things up again: In a new interview, Steele bluntly suggests criticism of his tenure — and all the media coverage it’s garnered — may be motivated by racism.

The story, called “Up in the Air,” is in the February issue of Washingtonian magazine, and it isn’t online yet, but here’s the key passage, buried way at the end of the piece, on page 96 of the mag:

Steele acknowledges that at times he has a tendency to take things too far. “And I get checked on that, just as when I was a young boy and I pushed the envelope too far and my Mama was there to check me.”

But there’s an edge to his voice when he talks about a double standard that he believes has been applied by his critics, and he posits racism as the cause: “I don’t see stories about the internal operations of the DNC that I see about this operation. Why? Is it because Michael Steele is the chairman, or is it because a black man is chairman?”
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2 comments:

Gutterball Master said...

He's a politician from Maryland. Any one from MD on the national stage has got to go/be replaced.

Anonymous said...

Similar defenses of Obama have been lodged by the media, are people just upset that Steele's seeking to wrap himself in the same brand of Teflon used by the White House??


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