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Well, I guess it doesn’t matter how many b-boy stances you strike in pictures with kids from the burbs or fried chicken and potato salad picnics you have to lure blacks some people just aren’t buying it.  If it doesn’t bring in people, no one is going to be happy with your performance.

An article in the Washington Times reports that many Republicans are voicing discontentment and link it to Michael Steele’s performance.

“I don’t plan to give to the Republican National Committee this cycle, and no other major donor I know is planning to either,” Christine Toretti, a Pennsylvania RNC member and a longtime major donor to the RNC and other GOP campaign committees and causes, told The Washington Times.

Mrs. Toretti said that she and other major donors have never received a telephone call from Mr. Steele soliciting money for the RNC, the GOP’s chief campaign fundraising committee.

Lawrence Bathgate, who served a record three times as RNC finance chairman during and after the Reagan era, told The Times, “No, I haven’t given to the RNC this cycle.”

Washington Times Steele’s side pursuits drive away big donors 7Jan10

A columnist in the Sonoran Weekly Review calls for Steele’s resignation, also citing his peformance:

As time went on, Michael Steele increasing showed himself to be clueless on policy, devoid of ideas and bereft of a competitive political philosophy – this at a time when Americans are clamoring for one.  Most of all, his organizational skills, of primary importance to the position which the party chairman is elected to fill, were shown to be all but nonexistent.  As I watched on with dismay, I hoped against hope that Steele would grow into the job.  Regrettably, this was not to be the case.

Sonoran Weekly Review An Open Call for the Resignation of Michael Steele, 6Jan10

Steele responds to critics by telling them he’s done with Old Washington ways.

“I’m telling them and I’m looking them in the eye and say I’ve had enough of it,” Steele told ABC New Radio. “If you don’t want me in the job, fire me. But until then, shut up. Get with the program or get out of the way.”

I’m still pondering how he got the job over Ohio’s Republican Ken Blackwell, except I guess Steele could stoop and pander lower than Blackwell.  It seemed the only qualification the Republicans were looking for was black and they got the man to shuck and jive on the airways and shut up when the real head of the party spoke.

Someone needs to tell Steele the Amos and Andy schtick is over now, especially before he goes off on his book tour.


Written by rentec

7 January, 2010 at 8:34 pm

Posted in African Americans, news, politics

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