Michael Steele: Concern Troll


The blackface minstrel the Republican Party installed as its chairman has had the audacity to call on Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid to resign.  Yesterday on Meet the Press, the preeminent Salon of Sunday talk, Steele was asked if Senator Reid should resign for saying Barack Obama was a viable Presidential candidate because he was “light-skinned” and because he did not speak with a “Negro dialect, unless he wanted to have one.”

I refuse to defend Harry Reid, but even an idealist like me knows the difference between a Majority Leader who advances the agenda of a black president and a Majority Leader who defended segregation.

Steele said, “[F]rom my perspective, whether he steps down today or I retire him in November, either way, he will not be the leader in 2011.” That is mighty curious statement because The Steele Sambo felt differently when Trent Lott found himself in a similar predicament.

The Politico has the scoop:

The Washington Post reported on Dec. 14, 2002: “Lt. Gov.-elect Michael S. Steele said last night that he was personally upset by U.S. Sen. Trent Lott’s praise for Sen. Strom Thurmond and his segregationist past, but said Lott should not be forced to relinquish his leadership position in the Senate. ‘Trent Lott apologized, but he needs to keep apologizing because this is a very sensitive issue to the black community,’ Steele (R) said at an event celebrating his election as Maryland’s first black lieutenant governor. ‘I know Trent Lott personally, and I know that this is not his intent. But it’s still unfortunate. And I think he needs to apologize a little bit more.’”

The New York Times quotes Steele:

What’s interesting here is when Democrats get caught saying racist things, an apology is enough,” Mr. Steele said. “If that had been [Senate Republican Leader] Mitch McConnell saying that about an African-American candidate for president of the United States,” Democrats would be “screaming for his head, very much as they were with [Former Senate Republican Leader] Trent Lott.

What the record proves, what it always proves, is that when Republicans say racist things an apology is usually enough and The Steele Sambo will be there to back them up.

Perhaps y’all remember this little tidbit from last year in Politico:

Republican National Committee Chairman Michael Steele says he has reached out to Rush Limbaugh to tell him he meant no offense when he referred to the popular conservative radio host as an “entertainer” whose show can be “incendiary.”

My intent was not to go after Rush – I have enormous respect for Rush Limbaugh,” Steele said in a telephone interview. “I was maybe a little bit inarticulate. … There was no attempt on my part to diminish his voice or his leadership.

Class, let’s review what The Steele Sambo has enormous respect for.

Rush Limbaugh has said:

Have you ever noticed how all composite pictures of wanted criminals resemble Jesse Jackson?

Look, let me put it to you this way: the NFL all too often looks like a game between the Bloods and the Crips without any weapons. There, I said it.

The NAACP should have riot rehearsal. They should get a liquor store and practice robberies.

[To an African American female caller]: Take that bone out of your nose and call me back.

I would be honored if the Drive-By Media headlined me all day long: “Limbaugh: I Hope Obama Fails.” Somebody’s gotta say it.

[On Justice Sotomayor] “So here you have a racist. You might want to soften that, and you might want to say a reverse racist. And the libs, of course, say that minorities cannot be racists because they don’t have the power to implement their racism. Well, those days are gone, because reverse racists certainly do have the power to implement their power. Obama is the greatest living example of a reverse racist, and now he’s appointed one.”

At every turn, The Steele Sambo has used his race and status as a Republican leader to defend the most aggressive purveyors of the racism he now claims to be offended by. In the blogosphere we called creeps like The Steele Sambo concern trolls. It is a delicious epithet because they damn sure ain’t the least bit concerned about whatever they comment on. And they are almost always an ugly wingnut troll. To be fair, Michael Steele is not ugly, but the racism he consistently defends as the Chairman of the Republican Party is.

While I am no fan of Barack Obama’s safe establishment politics, I hope The Steele Sambo’s book and his rancid political agenda fails.

13 thoughts on “Michael Steele: Concern Troll

  1. Jack

    The Democrats are the biggest racists of all, their programs are to keep blacks on their “voting plantation”.

  2. zeitgeist9000

    I actually feel sorry for the Republicans on this one. Michael Steele is abusing their bully pulpit on a daily basis to exercise his sorry, half-wit political skills. Politico’s running a story right now that the Party bosses want him out but fear the backlash that firing the first black GOP chairman would bring:


    Michael Steele will have his four (4) years as GOP chairman and quite possibly challenge Cardin again for the Senate. All of this is his prerogative. I’m glad there are people like Skep who call him out on his hellacious gaffes.

    • Zeitgeist9000,

      It is patently ridiculous for a black defender of Rush Limbaugh and Trent Lott to suddenly transform into a concern troll against Harry Reid and a caped crusading defender of Obama’s honor. Dr. Maya Angelou has said, “The first time someone shows you who they are, believe them.” Well, Michael Steele has shown me who he is. He is a blackface minstrel for his conservative paymasters. And their agenda is to use race as a blunt instrument to cement their hold on power.

  3. I am amused by Steele. He is everything that you say he is, and then some, SB, but he’s not stupid.

    He’s not depending upon their ‘largesse’ after the RNC gig to get himself the ‘ hookup’..


    He sees what happened to Alberto Gonzales – that his ass is STILL unemployed [I don’t consider teaching at Texas Tech getting the ‘ hookup’ if you’re the former Attorney General], and Steele is not going to let that be him..


    he’s getting PAID NOW!

    I think he’s hilarious, because he has these moments, and then they take him behind the shed and beat him until he says ‘ Toby’, and then they trot him out again.

    • rikyrah,

      “I think he’s hilarious, because he has these moments, and then they take him behind the shed and beat him until he says ‘ Toby’, and then they trot him out again.” ROTFLMAO. I might have to steal that from ya, girl.

  4. Elliot

    Yes! I was wondering where you guys have been!

    Aren’t you guys just thrilled about how Obama has changed everything? Post-partisan, post-racial, post-war! Like sending 30,000 troops to Afghanistan and planning to ask Congress for an additional $33 Billion next year? Or is it the unprecendented “transparency” that he’s shown? Or maybe continuing the warrantless wiretaps? Or, how about his veering so far left that the majority of the country is now rejecting not only him, but all Democrats. NJ Governor…VA governor…MA U.S. Senate could possible go to Republican Scott Brown? You kidding me?

    You guys were so gassed up over an empty suit. This is what you get. Now, not only is he a failure, he’s in the process of taking down the Democrat party, as well as their “progressive” bullshit. They (and you) were convinced that now was the time to go for it…to take the country over. The Dems and the media whipped all the liberals, and some Independents, into a frenzy w/ their constant attack on Bush and the war. They have overreached and are about to pay dearly for it. Obama…the 3 year lame duck.

    But, keep it up…the blatant and incessant racism coming from your side is unifying the rest of the country. PLEASE encourage your peeps to continue to call Republicans racists and bigots while your side is on full hypocrite display. Obama got elected b/c he is “light skinned” and “doesn’t speak w/ a negro dialect”..right? I wonder if Obama fetched Bill Clinton a cup of coffee today before their speech on Haiti?

    • “Elliott”

      I find it funny that people like you come out of the woodwork to concern troll on a post calling Michael Steele a concern troll. You people just don’t get irony. As for the so-called “racism” on our side, you’re gonna hafta do better than spout some Fox News talking points to back that up. The same senator you enjoy calling a racist is also the same Senate Majority Leader that advised Barack Obama to run in the first place.

  5. Elliot

    “Skeptical Brotha”

    Actually, I have come to your site quite often this past year. I couldn’t wait to see all of your reactions, disappointment and overall gloominess due to the ineptness of Obama. So, actually it’s not ironic at all for me to comment on a post that includes the word “troll.” I had not visited this site much lately b/c I had pretty much given up due to the inactivity here. I assumed that the wind had been taken out of the sails of the contributors here due to Obama’s “governing.” I just thought I’d give it another shot…and bam…you’re back!

    But, hey, if it makes you feel better to find irony in it..

    Actually there is one bright side to Obama being president…Joe Biden is NOT. Could he have picked a bigger buffoon?

    Sucks that Reid encouraged Obama to run for president before he was ready. He would have been much more prepared had he waited until 2012 or 2016. Instead, he went for it and is failing miserably…and he is taking the Democrat party down with him.

    I, for one, am glad he became president. People needed to be reminded of what it’s like under Democrat rule. Didn’t take long for the reminder to set in, did it? Less than a year and Dems have scared pretty much everyone to death. 2010 will be a blood bath.

    Gotta run…my favorite show on Fox is about to come on!


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