30 January 2009

Michael Steele: the Anti-Obama?

After pressuring the incumbent Bushite to withdraw his candidacy for re-election, the Republican National Committee has elected Michael Steele, a former lieutenant governor of Maryland, as its chairman. It is probably no coincidence that this moment of history sees the Party of Lincoln select its first-ever black chair. While The American Conservative saw nothing to distinguish Steele from the other Reagan idolaters, the Grand Olds clearly intend to send a message by selecting him as their leader: Look how far we've come as a country, so that even a black man now embraces our every-man-for-himself philosophy!

Oh, I forgot. They call it "personal responsibility." But between you and me, that's what we call a euphemism, which is a fancy way of blaming workers when their jobs go away and poor suckers when the economy crashes. It's a talent that Mr. Steele will find more useful than licking Reagan's marble toes, but I'll admit that that'll probably come in handy, too. May he reign in interesting times.


Crhymethinc said...

Like McCain choosing Palin, this move will probably backfire on the Republicans, considering how many members of the "party of Lincoln" are still racist scum. I wouldn't be surprised if more than a few drop out and form their own party or parties based on white power.

hobbyfan said...

He won't last unless he develops enough of a spine and takes the maverick approach to heights that not even John McCain could reach.