Tag Archives: RNC

Did Melania Trump steal Michelle Obama’s speech? YES SHE DID

This is the definition of irony. A speechwriter uses the words of the wife of the candidate’s nemesis in a speech. You can not make this stuff up. Share your thoughts.

Michael Steele Running for Reelection

Michael Steele wants a second term as RNC Chairman. Yesterday the press were reporting he would not seek reelection, but they made this statement without confirmation from Steele. He wants to be the chairman and he is prepared to fight for it. Steele has been a highly visible chairman and some in his party feel he has been too visible and too verbal. Some within the party have diverted funds from the RNC and distributed funds directly to selected campaigns. When Steele was elected chair two years ago Barack Obama was entering the White House. This was a primary reason that a black chairman was an attractive proposition at the time. Obama was at the height of his popularity. Welcome 2010 the president is no longer riding high and frankly the GOP simply don’t need or want Steele, but this brother is not going to simply exit at stage right. Steele has been a gaffe machine and he has also had some finance issues, but he presided over the GOP taking over the House so he does have some successes to tout, but he is not getting the credit for the win. Steele’s actions are reminiscent of the Dreamgirls song, “I’m telling you I ain’t going nowhere”, but will the Republicans love him?

Lawerence O’Donnell Apologizes to RNC Chairman Michael Steele

Sometimes people do actually act like grown ups. MSNBC host of The Last Word Lawrence O’Donnell refered to the RNC as Michael Steele’s “master”. This introduction was done live and O’Donnell’s interview with the Chairman had been taped earlier in the day so Steele did not hear the reference until that night. He called O’Donnell and expressed his dismay and last night O’Donnell offered a hearfelt apology. It was not one of those if I offended you types it was I know I did and I am sorry. Steele was equally gracious in his acceptance. It was just nice to see two people with conflicting political agendas act like grown ups.

Frank Kratovil for Congress…This is an Outstanding Commercial

Frank Kratovil is running for a Maryland Congressional seat. He is a conservative Democrat and this election season he has put together a series of outstanding commercials. This one struck me because he talks about how Congress passes bulls without reading them. He asks the simple yet pointed question”at home would you pay a bill without reading it?”, and the answer is no so why should Congress do it. I might not identify with Kratovil on all issues, but this is an outstanding commercial that does not bash, but hopefully tries to enlighten the electorate.

RNC Ad is Funny and Sad at the Same Time

I have to admit this is a funny ad, but it is also sad. The Democrats do seem to be running from the president. it is ironic that during President Obama successful presidential campaign Republicans were trying to identify with him. He wa the change agent, but now 2 years later he is saddled with trying to fix this mess that took nearly a decade to create. It does not seem to matter that he has not even been in office for 2 years. He needs to fix it and fix now. So members of his own party are running for the heels. This RNC ad makes me laugh but the problems we as a country have now are truly not a laughing matter.

Michael Steele’s Biggest Mistake

Michael Steele’s biggest mistake was not in taking issue with Rush Limbaugh. His biggest mistake was actually believing he was the head of the party. He spoke of the spoke of making the GOP appealing to the hip-hop generation. What he tried to do is change the face of the party without changing the policies of the party. The Republicans are viewed as the party of the rich because that is who they are. Their policies tend to favor the well off, and tend to hurt the least of these. Sure there are middle class Republicans but one look at their convention tells you what you are dealing with. Steele was a great symbol in part because of the election of President Obama. Steele started believing as Congresswoman Michelle Bachman put it he was “da Man”. When Steele was elected he talked of looking forward to “sparring” with the president. He mistakenly believed they were on the same level. He believed his own hype, and that could ultimately be his undoing. He has had one RNC member call for his resignation. Some strategists are citing unhappiness within the RNC staff. So it looks like Steele will not get his opportunity to spar with the president because he will be spending all of his time fighting to keep his job.   

RNC Chairman Michael Steele Asks “How You Like Me Now?” Say What?

Michael Steele the new chairman of the RNC claimed the prize on the 6th ballot. His elevation could hardly be called an overwhelming victory. So why is this guy so cocky? Steele said “I would say to the new president, congratulations. It is going to be an honor to spar with him. And I would follow that up with: How do you like me now?” This presumes that President Obama is even thinking about this guy. Somebody needs to tell the Republicans the election is over and we have a new president who has not even been on the job for 2 weeks so we really don’t have time to revel in the chest thumping antics of the former Fox news talking head. This is a guy who ran for the Senate and was endorsed by Mike Tyson who at the time was his brother-in-law. He has no real ties to the African-American community so it will be interesting to see how he plans to seriously reach out to minorities.  That’s why it is laughable to hear this guy quote from a Kool Moe Dee song and, ask rhetorically “how do you like me now?” Sadly, the crowd he was speaking to had no idea what the heck this guy was talking about, and that’s the problem.  

Michael Steele the New Face of the GOP

Michael Steele has been elected Chairman of the Republican National committee. When I first read it I thought of a skit from the Dave Chappelle Show. In the skit Chappelle thought he was white and he was a member of the Klan. He espoused their party line and thought he was one of them until somebody told him he was black and he was shocked. What will change with Steele at the helm? Will there be more diversity within the party? Will there be a real outreach effort? What will change? At the last GOP convention there were only 33 black delegates to the convention. There were so few the camera men had to keep showing the same people over and when panning the crowd for minorities.  Steele can only change if the party wants to change, and if Rush Limbaugh is the new voice of the party Steele has his work cut out for him.

Surprise! Mike Huckabee Defends Chip Saltsman

Huckabee has come to his former aide’s defense. He has advised him to select his Christmas gifts more carefully in the future, but gift selection is not the real issue.  Huckabee said “Chip should have been more careful in his selection of Christmas gifts, but no one who knows him would ever suggest that he in any way would purposely disparage other people. Chip knows how sensitive such issues are. It shouldn’t be the main factor in the RNC race.”  This is not a case of you gave chocolate-covered peanuts to someone with a peanut allergy or you gave Hill Farm sausage and cheese basket to a vegetarian.  This is a case of giving a racially disparaging CD to fellow Republicans. Barack Obama is no longer the Democratic candidate for president-elect, he is now the president-elect. On January 20th he will be the President of the United States. I think it would be reckless to label Saltsman a racist, but what he did was racially insensitive and no one including Huckabee can put a pretty face on this incident. His former employer Huckabee is simply trying to calm the waters, but his statement says more about him than about Saltsman.


Ken Blackwell Would Defend Uncle Tom if He Was Given a Chance

Ken Blackwell was instrumental in delivering Ohio for George Bush in 2004. He is the ultimate Republican. He would defend a fellow Republican under any circumstances, but one would think even he had a limit, but maybe not. Chip Saltsman as well as Blackwell are vying for chairmanship of the RNC.  Saltsman has recently come under fire for distributing, Barack the Magic Negro CDs to fellow Republicans, but Blackwell like a good soldier has come to his defense, “Unfortunately, there is hypersensitivity in the press regarding matters of race. This is in large measure due to President-Elect Obama being the first African-American elected president. I don’t think any of the concerns that have been expressed in the media about any of the other candidates for RNC chairman should disqualify them. When looked at in the proper context, these concerns are minimal. All of my competitors for this leadership post are fine people.” Good ole Ken, someone ought to give that man a handkerchief.