Yes, I said it! I said it, and I meant it. The Republican Party is comprised of a bunch of grumpy old pussies trying to do anything possible to save their constituency and future. How else would you explain the appointment of Michael Steele as its national chairman? Yeah, okay. Go ahead and tell me there's no reason to suspect the anointing of Steele was political or calculated. Go ahead! I’ll tell you that it was for two significant reasons: the election of President Barack Obama and the former candidate for the chairmanship, Chip Saltsman.
With the election of Barack Obama as the 44th President of the United States, the GOP was knocked on its ass and into reality. For so long the party had relied on a certain electorate to thrust them into power and dominance, which primarily consisted of Caucasian, wealthy and upper-middle class, blue-collar voters from a largely Christian community. To be fair, you also had a few people of color scattered throughout the country that helped usher in the era of Bush. However, after eight years of lies and incompetence that has left many American companies, families and individuals on the verge economic ruin, those trusted voters bolted for the booths on Election Day in droves to loudly proclaim, “Payback is a bitch!”
Needless to say, the “Pubbies” were stunned. If they had the courage to speak honestly about the election and race, many of them would probably say they never expected John McCain would lose to a black man, even with the Palin factor working against him. The Republicans never took Obama seriously as a candidate, and the proof was in the fact that they kept saying how much they feared Hillary Clinton. They ended up looking like a bunch of assholes, and they knew they had to do something drastic in the wake of Obama’s historic win in order to keep pace with the Democrats. Hence, the GOP chose Steele to allegedly represent a new tone and direction for the Republican Party. Sorry, but The G-Man isn’t buy it.
Photo Credit/Copyright: Steele for Chairman
Saltsman pretty much killed his chances of getting the nod after thinking it would be a hoot to mail copies of a CD to GOP members that included the song “Barack, the Magic Negro”. It was a spoof based on “Puff, the Magic Dragon”, but when the media and public found out about it, especially in the black community, all hell broke loose. People of every hue had a right to be pissed off about the song and the fact that the ass-clown who put it out there was vying for the Republican National Committee’s top post. I could care less about the bullshit defense Rush Limbaugh, Sean Hannity and others put forth regarding the song and Saltsman’s actions. Saltsman, as well as those in the GOP who refrained from denouncing the act, should've known better.
For many that are familiar with black history, Barack, the Magic Negro cut too close to the “race songs” that were recorded during the heyday of the Ku Klux Klan and Jim Crow. Incidentally, one of the songs, “Nigger Hatin’ Me”, by Johnny Rebel, regained its popularity after Obama’s victory, thanks to the Internet. Saltsman’s timing couldn’t have been worse, and the fact that his colleagues were divided over what Saltsman did only added to the growing contempt among black people for the GOP. It was time to go political, and they couldn’t dig up or clone their savior, Ronald Reagan. Hence, the GOP chose Steele to allegedly represent a new tone and direction for the Republican Party. The G-Man isn’t buy it.
If the GOP really wanted to impress me, other blacks who question the their motives and members of their ranks desperate for real change, they wouldn’t have chosen Steele after the fact! This is group that doesn’t have a pot to piss in or a window to throw it out of, in relation to setting the tone or calling the shots in Congress or the Senate. They had eight years to do the right thing for this country and keep a significant majority of their voting block, and now they want to flex their balls and tits, play hardball and bitch when someone is actually trying to do something to clean up the mess made by a Republican president? They fucked up royally up by allowing Wall Street and big enterprise to run amok and rob every citizen of their right to the American dream. Sure, you had your share of asshole “Demmies” chiming in and sanctioning what was going on, but you look to the man in charge and that was Bush.
Given the fact that Republicans were divided or saw nothing wrong with what Saltsman did, I believe there are members within the GOP that may subconsciously harbor certain attitudes about race that could hinder President Obama’s ambitious agenda for the country. I hope I'm wrong. Many will think I’m crazy for what I'm about to say, but I have a lot of respect for Rush Limbaugh for one reason. You can see his punches coming. He publicly admitted that he wanted Obama to fail. I appreciate anyone this is willing to say something and stand behind it. If you think he is the only conservative in America who feels that way about Obama, think again. The others are just too pussy to say it.