Oh, where do we go with this? All we have to do is recognize the source for starters….
Well, Michael Steele is a self-aggrandizing, gaffe-prone incompetent who would have been fired a long time ago were he not black. Of course, the irony is that he never would have been voted in as Chairman of the Republican Party were he not black.
Okay, I’ll give her that.
But at the same time, would The Atlanta Journal-Constitution’s Cynthia Tucker have won a 2007 Pulitzer for “for her courageous, clear-headed columns that evince a strong sense of morality and persuasive knowledge of the community” if she weren’t black and thus praised by a pandering body in need of translation of the community’s pulse?
Let’s remember how the Party wound up with Michael Steele. In November 2008, the Party was devastated that the Democrats had elected the nation’s first black president while the Republican Party was stuck with being seen as largely the party of aging white people, with good reason.
While I’ll question Tucker’s knowledge of the conservative community, it would appear her assumption that Republicans were “devastated that the Democrats had elected the nation’s first black president” is in her small mind. I know of many aging white Republicans who voted for Barack Obama precisely because they wanted to see a black man in the White House, despite their gut feelings against.
A party that was hostile to people of color, especially blacks and Latinos.
Cynthia Tucker is in partisan lockstep when it comes to perceptions of Republican racism. I would be very curious to hear her probable kneejerk response to the racist comments of Democrats like Robert Byrd, Bill Clinton on Obama’s serving him coffee, Harry Reid and Obama’s on-and-off Negro dialect, and John Mayer’s boasts of his nigger pass.
I would also ask Ms. Tucker to name the first two black Secretaries of State, first black National Security Advisor, as well as the first black to be a national party chair? What party do they belong to?
So the Party needed a new face, preferably a face of color, and they didn’t have very many officials to choose from. So, they came up with Michael Steele. And it is very ironic since the Republicans have been so critical of affirmative action, to watch them stuck with their affirmative action hire that they dare not get rid of because that would generate even more controversy.
Cynthia Tucker had be very careful when bringing up affirmative action.
I am more qualified to be President of the United States than is Barack Obama. Granted, I’ve not met a payroll, but I do have the ability to go back and look at what’s not only created a positive atmosphere for job creation, but what’s also resulted in the doubling of tax revenues for the government: both things Barack Obama refuses to do.
As a veteran, I would not have let an Army general in-theater languish for months with not so much as even a phone call, when he requested reinforcements on the battlefield.
And if the Republican Party hadn’t picked a black man as RNC chair, Cynthia Tucker would be the first person to point her finger, shake her head, and bitch about how nothing’s changed in the Republican Party while she gloated about Change We Can Believe In.
Illustrating her ignorance of the GOP, there are many blacks the Republican Party could (and should) have chose from. Ken Blackwell, Lurita Doan, J.C. Watts, Larry Elder, Ken Hamblin, Armstrong Williams, Walter Williams, Shelby Steele, and I’m sure there are many others who would raise their hands if there were walk-on tryouts.
Michael Steele had name recognition, made the cable news rounds heavily after Obama’s election, and really wanted the job. Obviously that should have been a red flag, but much was expected of his abilities.
Perhaps Cynthia Tucker of The Atlanta Journal-Constitution should now spend more of her time asking why Democrat whites and Independents are abandoning the first black Democrat. Of course she’ll say it’s not because of race but because of what Obama inherited.
Heaven forbid she see racism coming from it’s historical origin.