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Old 01-31-2009, 12:41 PM   #21
 
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Well, RCW said it, but my though was a little more visual:

The more South Park references the better as far as I'm concerned but I've been following Michael Steele for a few years and he's been touted as a rising star in the Republican party for a while. There was a lot of talk about him being a potential leader of the RNC well before Obama even became a candidate for Prez. so this isn't exactly unexpected. BTW, here's one of my fave SP moments, behold Al Gore warns of "Manbearpig"!

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I love how the Democrats can elect a black man and it's progressive and historic. But the Republicans try it and it's obviously just politically-motivated.
The Democrats didn't elect a black man, the American people did.

One needs more than the support of the Dems to win the office of the presidency this country.

In other words: a lot of people who might have voted Republican in other years, didn't.

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But the Republicans try it and it's obviously just politically-motivated. God forbid the Republican leadership consists of anything other than old white men

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Congratulations to Michael Steele! He seems to be well respected and he's an effective speaker.

He's got a big job ahead of him. I wish him well.
I agree.
You've hit the nail on the head curlyjenn10.

Yeah, I could see this one coming a mile away.

Doesn't render our suspicions untrue though.

Did anyone see this?

In other words, my conservative friends, that perception is there for a reason.

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I love how the Democrats can elect a black man and it's progressive and historic. But the Republicans try it and it's obviously just politically-motivated.
The Democrats didn't elect a black man, the American people did.

One needs more than the support of the Dems to win the office of the presidency this country.

In other words: a lot of people who might have voted Republican in other years, didn't.

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You've hit the nail on the head curlyjenn10.

Yeah, I could see this one coming a mile away.

Doesn't render our suspicions untrue though.

Did anyone see this?

In other words, my conservative friends, that perception is there for a reason.
I don't think that's a good comparison. But that's a nice feminist blog.

Why can't times be changing for everyone? Bush's cabinet was more diverse than those of his predecessors.

For the record, has the DNC ever elected anyone other than an old white guy to be chairman?
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Yes, the DNC has been headed by other than an old white guy.

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SIGH....I live in Maryland (where Michael Steele was Lt Gov and lost a bid for Senate) and I'm no fan of Michael Steele.
I'm next door in Virginia and while I am aware that Steele served with Gov. Ehrlich, I can't say that I paid too much attention to how they ran the state.

Would you mind explaining to me, other than political party differences, why you're no fan of Michael Steele. I'm not being snarky, I would like to hear your thoughts.
Not a problem. Here is my issue....Michael Steele has been a happy Uncle Tom for the TNC for years. Last month, he said that the "Barack the Magic Negro" song was just a joke and people should relax (there was a thread on NC some where talking about that song and it was NOT a joke...it was a racist and offensive "song" that was put out by another front runner for the job that Steele JUST got).

Back when he ran for the Senate in MD, he resorted to putting up signs and letters in predominantly Black communities (in PG County...where I live) where he used the race card and asserted himself more as a civil rights candidate running against a white man (Cardin, a Democrat). He also never mentioned his Republican party affiliation during that run....ever...and he was running on the republican ticket and not as an independant. Basically, he pulled the race card and it blew up in his face. He was rejected at the polls as a result. I find it interesting...that he was banking on "black folks to vote for the black man" and they didn't for him....yet he accuses blacks that voted for Obama of doing the same thing...that we voted strictly on the color of the canidate and not the issues when his Senate campaign proves that theory incorrect...otherwise he would be the Jr Senator from MD and not a token being used by the RNC.


I think that about sums up my dislike of him. He's Black when it is "convient" and I guess its HELLA convient for him to be black right about now. Black is in vouge in Washington DC politics!
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I don't think that's a good comparison. But that's a nice feminist blog.
Do you mean the photos?

Or comparing a general election to a close, party-members-only one?
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SIGH....I live in Maryland (where Michael Steele was Lt Gov and lost a bid for Senate) and I'm no fan of Michael Steele.
I'm next door in Virginia and while I am aware that Steele served with Gov. Ehrlich, I can't say that I paid too much attention to how they ran the state.

Would you mind explaining to me, other than political party differences, why you're no fan of Michael Steele. I'm not being snarky, I would like to hear your thoughts.
Not a problem. Here is my issue....Michael Steele has been a happy Uncle Tom for the TNC for years. Last month, he said that the "Barack the Magic Negro" song was just a joke and people should relax (there was a thread on NC some where talking about that song and it was NOT a joke...it was a racist and offensive "song" that was put out by another front runner for the job that Steele JUST got).

Back when he ran for the Senate in MD, he resorted to putting up signs and letters in predominantly Black communities (in PG County...where I live) where he used the race card and asserted himself more as a civil rights candidate running against a white man (Cardin, a Democrat). He also never mentioned his Republican party affiliation during that run....ever...and he was running on the republican ticket and not as an independant. Basically, he pulled the race card and it blew up in his face. He was rejected at the polls as a result. I find it interesting...that he was banking on "black folks to vote for the black man" and they didn't for him....yet he accuses blacks that voted for Obama of doing the same thing...that we voted strictly on the color of the canidate and not the issues when his Senate campaign proves that theory incorrect...otherwise he would be the Jr Senator from MD and not a token being used by the RNC.


I think that about sums up my dislike of him. He's Black when it is "convient" and I guess its HELLA convient for him to be black right about now. Black is in vouge in Washington DC politics!

I remember this! I live in PG county as well. I am AA - I was so HOT when he pulled the race card at the end of the race. Some folks almost fell for the okie-doke and voted for him because they saw a black man on the placards. No mention of his thoughts on policy. He was criticized roundly for what he did. Not to mention, he did nothing as Lt. Gov except play yes man to Gov. Erlich.

Slightly off-topic: Did you know his sister is Mike Tyson's ex-wife. She's a medical doctor.
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Yes, the DNC has been headed by other than an old white guy.

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Man, I cried when his plane crashed! Some saw him as a potential Presidential candidate.
And yeah, RNC is about 15 years behind...
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That explains why Mike Tyson's crazy a$$ was on the campaign trail for Steele here in MD.
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You don't remember Alan Keyes being picked last minute to run against Obama in the Illinois senate?
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Do you mean the photos?

Or comparing a general election to a close, party-members-only one?
The photos.
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I love how the Democrats can elect a black man and it's progressive and historic. But the Republicans try it and it's obviously just politically-motivated.
You don't remember Alan Keyes being picked last minute to run against Obama in the Illinois senate?
No, I don't. I was sixteen then and don't live in Illinois. Although I think I saw an Obama biography on tv a few weeks ago that said his Republican opponent had to drop out for scandalous reasons.

Was this the same type of situation? Was Alan Keyes unqualified or did people just have problems with this because of the color of his skin?

ETA: I'm not defending him. I just read up on him a bit and he doesn't seem like someone I'd vote for. And Illinois is a pretty corrupt state to begin with.
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The Republican candidate in Illinois dropped out after a divorce scandal. Being that there was not one other Republican in Illinois, not one in a surrounding state, the party brought Keyes from Maryland to run against Obama.
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The Republican candidate in Illinois dropped out after a divorce scandal. Being that there was not one other Republican in Illinois, not one in a surrounding state, the party brought Keyes from Maryland to run against Obama.
I had almost forgotten about that whole Allen Keyes mess!!!! After the orginal canidate had to drop out of the race, the republicn party put keyes on the ballot. I remember thinking how is that remotely legal, when Keyes lives in MD? Something about he had another residence in Chicago or something....i dunno but I remember thinking that it was very fishy!!!!

I noticed a trend a long time ago, that the republican party seems to try and "neutralize" the "black" vote that the democratic party usually gets by putting up a black canidate to run against another black democratic canidate or a white canidate that is hugely popular with the black community. Even when they know the canidate that they put up has about a snow balls chance in he*l of winning. I personally find it quite patronizing and indicative of much larger problem in the republican party and politics in general.
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In Louisville in the late 80s or early 90s, a black guy named Al Brown ran for the U.S. House as a Republican. His platform - so to speak - was that he'd be the only black Republican therefore powerful for the city. That was it. Being black and Republican. When he lost, he was ticked saying that we (Black people in Louisville) were duped by the Dems once more. I didn't vote for him. Interestingly, in 1994, I voted for the I think the only Republican to lose that year, a woman (white) named Susan something.
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How is that legal? Don't they have rules about having to live in states for a certain amount of time before running for office to represent that state? I know we have that in Texas.
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SIGH....I live in Maryland (where Michael Steele was Lt Gov and lost a bid for Senate) and I'm no fan of Michael Steele.
I'm next door in Virginia and while I am aware that Steele served with Gov. Ehrlich, I can't say that I paid too much attention to how they ran the state.

Would you mind explaining to me, other than political party differences, why you're no fan of Michael Steele. I'm not being snarky, I would like to hear your thoughts.
Not a problem. Here is my issue....Michael Steele has been a happy Uncle Tom for the TNC for years. Last month, he said that the "Barack the Magic Negro" song was just a joke and people should relax (there was a thread on NC some where talking about that song and it was NOT a joke...it was a racist and offensive "song" that was put out by another front runner for the job that Steele JUST got).

Back when he ran for the Senate in MD, he resorted to putting up signs and letters in predominantly Black communities (in PG County...where I live) where he used the race card and asserted himself more as a civil rights candidate running against a white man (Cardin, a Democrat). He also never mentioned his Republican party affiliation during that run....ever...and he was running on the republican ticket and not as an independant. Basically, he pulled the race card and it blew up in his face. He was rejected at the polls as a result. I find it interesting...that he was banking on "black folks to vote for the black man" and they didn't for him....yet he accuses blacks that voted for Obama of doing the same thing...that we voted strictly on the color of the canidate and not the issues when his Senate campaign proves that theory incorrect...otherwise he would be the Jr Senator from MD and not a token being used by the RNC.


I think that about sums up my dislike of him. He's Black when it is "convient" and I guess its HELLA convient for him to be black right about now. Black is in vouge in Washington DC politics!
I appreciate your response. It sounds like you do have your reasons to dislike Michael Steele. Fair enough.

I still don't know enough about the man to pass judgement on whether or not he is what the RNC needs to raise money or win elections for Republicans. I guess time will tell.
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I'm next door in Virginia and while I am aware that Steele served with Gov. Ehrlich, I can't say that I paid too much attention to how they ran the state.

Would you mind explaining to me, other than political party differences, why you're no fan of Michael Steele. I'm not being snarky, I would like to hear your thoughts.
Not a problem. Here is my issue....Michael Steele has been a happy Uncle Tom for the TNC for years. Last month, he said that the "Barack the Magic Negro" song was just a joke and people should relax (there was a thread on NC some where talking about that song and it was NOT a joke...it was a racist and offensive "song" that was put out by another front runner for the job that Steele JUST got).

Back when he ran for the Senate in MD, he resorted to putting up signs and letters in predominantly Black communities (in PG County...where I live) where he used the race card and asserted himself more as a civil rights candidate running against a white man (Cardin, a Democrat). He also never mentioned his Republican party affiliation during that run....ever...and he was running on the republican ticket and not as an independant. Basically, he pulled the race card and it blew up in his face. He was rejected at the polls as a result. I find it interesting...that he was banking on "black folks to vote for the black man" and they didn't for him....yet he accuses blacks that voted for Obama of doing the same thing...that we voted strictly on the color of the canidate and not the issues when his Senate campaign proves that theory incorrect...otherwise he would be the Jr Senator from MD and not a token being used by the RNC.


I think that about sums up my dislike of him. He's Black when it is "convient" and I guess its HELLA convient for him to be black right about now. Black is in vouge in Washington DC politics!
I appreciate your response. It sounds like you do have your reasons to dislike Michael Steele. Fair enough.

I still don't know enough about the man to pass judgement on whether or not he is what the RNC needs to raise money or win elections for Republicans. I guess time will tell.
Nappy, do you have any idea of the origins of the parody "Barack the Magic Negro"? It is making fun of a LA Times columnist who called Barack Obama the "Magic Negro". It uses parody via Al Sharpton on a bullhorn to demonstrate the fast track that Obama has ridden at the expense of people like Al Sharpton who has been "down for the struggle" for many years.
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Yes I know the origins of the "parody" and I STILL think that it is racist. I thought it was racist and in poor taste THEN and I espically think that it was racist and in poor taste for it to be taken, turned into a SONG, and broadcast on national television.

BTW....the only cause that Al Sharpton is down for is keeping his name in the news and lineing his own pockets...which farther proves that this "parody" ain't really a parody at all.

Al Sharpton "down for the struggle"....PLEASE!
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Yes I know the origins of the "parody" and I STILL think that it is racist. I thought it was racist and in poor taste THEN and I espically think that it was racist and in poor taste for it to be taken, turned into a SONG, and broadcast on national television.

BTW....the only cause that Al Sharpton is down for is keeping his name in the news and lineing his own pockets...which farther proves that this "parody" ain't really a parody at all.

Al Sharpton "down for the struggle"....PLEASE!
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