Michael Steele is pandering again. If there is one thing I cannot stand about Michael Steele is his foolish pandering to black liberal myths. Remember how he praised ACORN at the black college? Then there was his getting punked by Chuck D and DL Hughley? Well hold on to you seats here comes another one.
While on the black news program TVOne Washington Watch with Roland Martin, Michael Steele had this to say.
From The Hill:
MARTIN: But your candidates got to talk to them. One of the criticisms I've always had is Republicans -- white Republicans -- have been scared of black folks.
STEELE: You're absolutely right. I mean I've been in the room and they've been scared of me. I'm like, "I'm on your side" and so I can imagine going out there and talking to someone like you, you know, [say] "I'll listen." And they're like "Well." Let me tell you. You saw in Christie and you saw in McDonnell a door open because they went in and engaged. McDonnell was very deliberate about spending...
STEELE: I mean, Sheila Johnson was on his team. I mean, that was a big deal. That's because he engaged her and she helped navigate him through that relationship. [Video available here]
Memo To Michael: If you are trying to get brothers and sisters to join the Republican Party, you have to stop agreeing with the stereotypes black liberals have of Republicans!
As a black conservative who has probably met as many white Republicans and conservatives as Michael Steele has, I have not met any who cower in fear of me, especially when they know we share the same political beliefs. On the other hand, I have encountered TONS of white liberals who DEMAND to know why I am a conservative. Talk about racist, what are black people only allowed to have one political view?
I suspect what white Republicans are truly afraid of concerning Michael Steele, is that they are afraid he will stick his foot in his mouth once again.
Side note: In the article from the Hill, they also report that Michael Steele said he would “come after” any centrist Republican who supported health care reform. Funny that seems rather contradictory to his laissez faire attitude he took over Dede Scozzafava. It is this pandering to different crowds that make Michael Steele so damn ineffective. Say what you mean and mean what you say my brother, too many people are watching.
Via: The Hill