Thursday, April 22, 2010

The Michael Steele Quote of the Day

Boy, you thought the cowboys over at the GOPilgrim were pissed with Da Little Big Brutha before, wait till they get a whiff of this. This boy is so far off the reservation, I wouldn't be surprised to see his scalp paraded all across the Fox News set.

"We have lost sight of the historic, integral link between the party and African-Americans. 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. Well, guess what happened in 1992, folks, 'Bubba' went back home to the Democratic Party and voted for Bill Clinton."


Darius Whiteplume said...

Wow. Did I misread, or did I just agree with Michael Steele?

boukman70 said...

Yeah. Freaky, ain't it?

Darius Whiteplume said...

Now that I think about it, I wonder if that is not some calculated step to distance the GOP from the Tea Buggerers? They can rally around their own personal black man (he's so well spoken) to keep the center happy, and the tea baggers will vote for them anyway - who else are they going to vote for?

He's delusional anyway. The GOP is no more the party of Douglas than it is of Lincoln or T. Roosevelt. They really are the party of Sarah Palin, they just haven't all figured it out yet.

Paula said...

Actually, it's the party of Cheney/Rove/Armey. Palin is just a bauble to attract the attention of those who don't want to take the time to read what those guys have to say.

Darius Whiteplume said...

I'll buy that.

Cujo359 said...

Glenn Beck managed to make sense this week, I guess Steele was feeling left out.

The Republicans have been their own worst enemy lately. The Democrats keep managing to not do anything useful in the midst of a major financial meltdown, and they can't seem to get us out of the wars we elected them to end. The only thing the Democrats have going for them is that the GOP is even less useful.