Wednesday, April 14, 2010

The Main Event: Steele vs. Obama

Michael Steele is the current chairman of the National Republican Committee (GOP), the first African-American to hold this office. Steele won the GOP chair in January 2009, shortly after the inauguration of first African-American President Barack Obama. In general, the GOP along with the right-wing extremists like Rush Limbaugh and Sean Hannity have been very critical of Pres. Obama's policies since day one, even before he was elected. Now, we find Michael Steele as the GOP's main spokesperson leading the political attacks.

This whole Michael Steele vs. Barack Obama angle is straight up black-on-black crime at the highest level. The GOP couldn't risk having a "white man" at the top (of their party) criticizing the "black President" all the time. So, they throw Steele in there to do their dirty work. Now, after making several political gaffes, including making seemingly critical remarks against Rush Limbaugh, the GOP quietly wants Steele to resign. For example, NC GOP Chair Tom Fetzer has called for Steele to step down stating that his resignation is "the only way to end scrutiny of the national party over lavish spending and ensure Republicans maximize gains during the mid-term elections." Let's see if Steele can somehow redeem himself by putting his ego to the side in favor of uniting the party before he causes any further damage that will be very difficult to repair come election time.

As always, all supporting or opposing points of view are welcome. Would love to hear from Steele, Limbaugh, Hannity, Fetzer or anyone else on this. Please click on the word "COMMENTS" to voice your opinion. Again, you can leave an anonymous comment if you wish. Hit me up on Facebook as well. Thank you!

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