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March 30, 2009
Michael Steele Says “He’s Done” With Obama
Ebony Mom Politics — musesofamom @ 11:36 am

Tags: Barack Obama, black men, Black People, Black women, CNN, Current Events, Democrats, don lemon, gop, Michael Baisden, Michael Steele, politics, race, Republicans, Tom Joyner

Michael Steele is probably at his best when he keeps his mouth closed. When he talks he leaves the listener wondering if this guy has the biggest ego in the room or is he just crazy. In an interview with CNN Don Lemon he said he has reached out to the Obama administration but no one has reached back, and so he is done. When Steele became chairman of the GOP he seemingly thought he was now on the same level as the new president. He believed his job was to create policy. He forgot his real job was to raise money for his own party. He has seemingly become frustrated because people within his own party are saying stay in the office and drum up the dollars. He saw his position much more exalted than a fundraiser. Lemon asked him he were jealous of Obama, and Steele said no. One wonders why the interviewed would pose this particular question to Steele. The answer is that Steele and Obama are black men. Under normal circumstances I would have thought this was a ridiculous question, but I do think that Steele did think that he would have gotten an audience with the new president because they are both black. Steele would probably not have been this off the chain if the new commander in chief had been a white man. Steele needs to concentrate on doing his own job as outlined in his job description, and stop trying to re-write the script. If he keeps these antics up he will be the one written out of the script.

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Posted By: Marta Fernandez
Monday, March 30th 2009 at 1:04PM
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I saw this interview, and it was another bizarre outing for Steele. It’s clear that Steele apparently forgot the mission of the head of the RNC was to raise money. But I think that is not entirely his fault. It was clear from the outset that the GOP was stung this last election, as commentators couldn’t help but note the lack of diversity in the GOP lineup. Once again, it was all white guys, while the democrats’ two most popular candidates were a woman and a black man. Where it not for that, I doubt we would have seen Palin as their VP candidate, nor would we have Steele today as their RNC head. Steele is so oblivious to the mission for his role that it must have been made clear, at least implicitly so, that a black face is what they want; a competitor for Obama but only on those terms as they saw Palin as a competitor for Hillary, e.g. “you want a woman, here’s one.” In their bigoted view, they thought all that was needed for competition was a black skin and not ability, background or experience, because I can’t imagine that if they had vetted Steele on those grounds, he would not be where he is today.

The jealousy question Lemon asked was begging by that point, as Steele seemed almost melancholy about the fact that he hadn’t had more contact with Obama. Steele forget that Obama himself had said many times he’s not running as a “black” anything, but that he’s running for President as someone who happens to be black. Big difference.

Monday, March 30th 2009 at 1:47PM
Hey Irma good point; if Steele being there provides a teaching moment that all black folk don't think/act alike, that will be worth it. And what would be the point of Obama sitting down with Michael Steele? He's the chairman of a failed party that is increasingly desperate in its attempts to drag down the President.

Tuesday, March 31st 2009 at 10:03AM
Micheal Steele is a damned fool. And if he does not see the irony of being elected the first black chairman of the RNC after the Republicans have lost their base and the election to a black president, then he is crazy. Just as crazy as anyone who thought Mccain ran with Palin for her credentials and not because she was a woman (hoping to steal some Clinton supporters).

They republicans are transparent as hell and seriously need to grow up.
Tuesday, April 7th 2009 at 10:15AM
He is so ppitiful He needs to resign while he has some credibility left. He is being used as a token and not very well at that.
Friday, May 22nd 2009 at 8:04AM
cece valentine
well done sis.
Friday, May 22nd 2009 at 10:44AM
One of the last things we, as a people need, to foster is Black-on-Black rivalry where the President is concerned and to be mindful that it will work in our best interest be wise of the media tactics that would even employ such distructive strategies. We need a National Leader for this hour and he needs our support for the betterment of our Country.

Thank you, for this blog post, Marta
Thursday, August 13th 2009 at 1:24AM
Why is it that the Chinese, Indian, Russian and Middle Easterners thrive in this country without any same- race Washington DC representation?
Thursday, September 17th 2009 at 10:34PM
Michael Steele WHO????....Republican party WHO/WHAT?????
Thursday, April 10th 2014 at 6:47PM
Clark, I am still laughing at Michael Steele while in a way, and for the first time not regretting he is a member of my race because I just saw an excerpt of that interview he did with Don Lemon.

Steele's equating his chairman of a party that lost the past two major elections in a row is trying to say he is in some way to be compared to our President and the winning political party to boot?!?

If it (Michael Steele and the Conservative's choice of him as chairman)does nothing else this should cause some people to stop trying to make all in our race on a single level in all things as in :actions, deeds and words...and, for this I am grateful and so very happy at this political gift that keeps on giving an giving each time he says how he is the Republican party's chairman.

As always Marta you post is right on time and perfect.
Thursday, April 10th 2014 at 6:47PM
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