Blackwell Bails on RNC Chair Bid


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Maryland's Michael Steele

I was delighted to see last night that J. Kenneth Blackwell, the nefarious, ultraconservative tool of the religious right gave up his bid to lead the Republican National Committee after garnering a paltry 20 votes in six rounds of voting.  In a move he considers victorious, Blackwell conceded and endorsed Michael Steele, winner of the post.

With a black at its helm, the party enters uncharted waters. Hopefully, Mr. Steele can generate enough interest in the Republican Party among African Americans that it can avoid revisiting the  embarrassment of last year’s Republican National Convention, at which there were only 36 registered black delegates.

Regardless of who guides the RNC, if the party fails to adopt policies that appeal to black voters, don’t expect major changes regarding representation.

And Mr. Steele will have bigger fish to fry. The Committee is more fractious than it’s been in decades. In a party that relies on “small tent” policies, “wedge issues” and “single issue” voters, division is no way to conquer.  Not known for its” inclusion,” the GOP faces some major roadblocks to keep it from falling over its apparent intentions.

Best of luck, Mr. Steele.  You seem like a good man.  Sincere thanks for taking Mr. Blackwell out of the running.

UPDATE

Feb. 5:

I did a little research and realize that I was a bit too charitable in my comments regarding Mr. Sttele. While he’s indeed superior to “J-Ken,” he’s still a bit of a flaming ass clown.  My apologies.

–p

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2 Responses to Blackwell Bails on RNC Chair Bid

  1. Greg says:

    What, now we go and find our own “magic Negro”?

    This is a very, very sad day for America. The election of Steele proves that the Republican party will not go in the direction they need to for the sake of our country. They can expect to be in the minority for quite some time to come.

    Steve Deace is so right about him.

    He’s a RINO. On that we can be clear. This proves that the Republican Party’s move to the Left might be a permanent legacy of the Bush years.

  2. Paul Sonderman says:

    I don’t approve of “Magic Negro” and Rush Limbaugh is a rich, arrogant, sexist, bigoted prick.

    From what I understand, Steele (unlike Bush) is indeed a fiscal conservative. I mention his race only to point out how exclusive the Republican Party has become. It’s not representative of America’s “face” and must become so if it expects to be relevant.

    Bush is more a RINO than Steele, since he fostered the biggest government, biggest budget deficits and created “corporate welfare”. The GOP was hijacked, to be sure but I don’t think it was by men like Steele. I’m on the left and I can assure you, Steele’s not.

    Thanks for reading and commenting.

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