Wednesday, March 04, 2009

MIchael Steele is having a bad week...

First he gets mocked by our own Congresswoman, Michele Bachmann.

"Michael Steele! You be da man! You be da man," she said.

Awesome...simply awesome Congresswoman Bachmann.

Then, RNC Chair Michael Steele gets his ass handed to him by Rush Limbaugh and then apologizes to Rush!

The racial overtones here are disturbing. It feels like the national Republican party is trying to harness the same aura of Barack Obama.

Congresswoman Bachmann's statement is a more subtle form of racism. It feeds the stereotype of an uneducated African American. These subtle forms of racism are often more damaging then the attack by Rush Limbaugh.

Neither are acceptable and should be met with outrage.

1 comment:

eric zaetsch said...

A bit off-point, but a good view of what we could have had:

Falling into line on Franken, moving to Barkley as a protest/hope, neither really was as good as Jack.

Everyone should read the Minn Post piece.

Jack is Wellstonian. But with a less intense and more laid back approach to a parallel message.

To Jack, a specific message: Now living in Ellison's district, move to Anoka County. The Sixth District needs the Enlightenment to finally reach it; centuries late perhaps but better than nothing. There's intelligent life somewhere, some places there; and Jack, you might be able to find it and remove the sad joke now sitting in that Congressional seat.

Per the Blue Man post, thinking it over -- perhaps this is NOT as off point as I first thought.