Deconstructing Michael Steele: Part 1
As many of you might have noticed lately, the Republican National Committee Chairman Michael Steele has been in the news lately for all the wrong reasons. A RNC staffer was inappropriately using party donations at an adult themed night club. That incident wasn't Michael's fault, but that incident did bring to light the spending habits of Michael when it comes to living high on the hog on the donations of Republican donors. Michael is from my state of Maryland, and I voted for Michael when he ran for the U.S Senate against Ben Cardin. I voted for him mainly, because I was voting against his opponent Ben Cardin. Another reason I supported Michael was because of how black and white liberals treated him when he was the Lieutenant Governor and also during his run for the U.S Senate. I can't say that I ever supported Michael based on conservative principals, because he isn't a solid conservative. This is the problem I see with Michael Steele as a person. Michael seems to be suffering from a "racial identity crisis". On one hand, he claims that he supports the platform of the Republian Party and is a conservative, yet he plays the racial victim game and wants to be accepted by black liberals as being "authentic". The reality that Michael doesn't want to accept is that he can't have his cake and eat it too. When Michael was a guest last year on the now cancelled D.L Hughley show on CNN, Steele was so desperate to prove to D.L that he was his own man, he got played like a useful idiot by D.L into attacking Rush Limbaugh. When I saw the interview, I knew my gutt instincts were right and that the Republican National Committee made a mistake in selecting Michael to be the Chairman. That interview came just two days after Limbaugh's speech at CPAC, and it didn't take a rocket scientist to understand that the only reason Michael was invited on Hughley's show was for him to be played like a fool into attacking Rush.
Anybody who follows politics knows that the only time a person can be the leader of his or her political party is when he or she is elected President of The United States. I guess Steele and Hughley didn't realize that fact or maybe Steele didn't. This misfire by Steele was only the first of many more to come. I openly backed Ken Blackwell for Republican National Committee Chairman as did the vast majority of conservatives. Most of the conservative think tank organizations, foundations, and bloggers knew that Ken was a much better fit for that position then Michael was. I believe the reason Michael was ultimately chosen to be the RNC Chairman was for two reasons. The first reason is that Michael has the experience of being a Chairman within the Republican Party. He was the Chairman of the Prince George's County Republican Party, the Chairman of the Maryland Republican Party and also the Chairman of GOPAC. The second reason is due to him not being a solid conservative but more so a partisan insider who wouldn't do anything to disrupt the moderate influences within the party.