Michael Steele: African Americans “don’t have a reason” to Vote Republican


    RNC Chairman Michael Steele tells us something we’ve known for several years now.  Better late than never, I guess.

    Why should an African-American vote Republican?

    “You really don’t have a reason to, to be honest – we haven’t done a very good job of really giving you one. True? True,” Republican National Chairman Michael Steele told 200 DePaul University students Tuesday night. […]

    “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.”

    Thank you, Michael Steele, for stating the obvious and acting like it’s a great revelation!

    P.S. A few more groups of people who should never vote Republican: women, GLBT folks, Hispanics, religious minorities (including atheists and non-religious people), teachers, police officers, government employees and contractors, scientists, anyone who needs health care, anyone who cares about the planet (including hunters, anglers, etc.), anyone who’s not in the top 1% in terms of wealth, anyone who lives in a city, etc., etc.  I wonder if Michael Steele will admit it.

    • DCCyclone

      Seriously, he’s absolutely right.

      And actually he’s not the first RNC Chair to say so, as Ken Mehlman said the same in a speech at a NAACP event a few years ago.

      But Steele has put his foot in his mouth politically so many times, in this instance, in his case, this is yet another embarrassing gaffe.

      We don’t really gain much from Steele’s routine clownery, other than some time in the news cycles focused on the GOP’s troubles…and that’s not nothing, but it’s not much.

      We DO gain, though, from Steele’s profligate spending, which if the RNC doesn’t turn it around FAST will end up saving a few seats for us by reducing the pot the RNC has for the midterms.

    • pvogel

      We of the paler  tribe have no reason to vote republican either. I will predict minor republican gains in nov 2010, but huge wins in 2012 for the dems, including a second term for Barrack Obama