Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Michael Steele Crashes and Burns

Poor Michael Steele. He should have known better than to accept a job with the Republican Party. He should have realized that his selection was simply a token attempt to negate President Obama's ground breaking election. The Republican Party is not an inclusive party. It is an exclusive party. Oh, there are African Americans in the party, but not in positions of leadership. These African Americans are touted, when it becomes necessary for Republicans to try to show that they are all inclusive.

Since becoming the Chairman of the RNC, Steele has made attempts to start the changes necessary to bring the Party back into the mainstream, but he has been rebuffed at every turn. His ultimate embarrasment had to have been when he was forced to apologize to Limbaugh. Now some Republicans are already talking of Steele's replacment. It is rumored that a no-confidence vote is scheduled for late this month. The runner up to Steele in the election for RNC chairman, Katon Dawson, is said to be lining up votes in anticipation of Steele's demise.

It is obvious that the Republican Party is struggling with its identity. Steele's election was ill fated from the beginning. The South is the Party's comfort zone of right wing religious and racial politics, and Steele was an odd choice for a party so polarized. He must have felt terribly lonely, when he arrived at the RNC's headquarters to begin his job. He tried to confront the demons in the RNC's closet, only to have the door slammed in his face.

The powers that be in that Party at the moment do not want to hear of compromise or a softening of stances on the RNC's core issues of abortion, stem cell research, gay marriage, and religious domination of the goverment. They do not want to do anything that appears to move this country forward. Their goal is to be as obstructionist as possible in the hopes that the current administration will fail. It is a big gamble on the RNC's part. If Obama is successful, the Republican Party will be outside the mainstream for many years to come.

6 comments:

rainlillie said...

Excellent post! The republican party is still living in the 1950''s. They are just stuck and haven't changed with the times. They like to keep women and minorities in their "place." Michael should have known that.

Anonymous said...

Sounds like the Republican party core wants to stand for Biblical issues. Just like the Bible says about it being an unchanging Word. Imagine, God knowing what is best. mom2

Georgia Mountain Man said...

I don't know, Mom2. What are the "Biblical issues?" If there are some, what are they doing in politics?

Anonymous said...

We are finding out what happens when you leave Biblical moral values out of politics and governmental issues. This sure isn't any Utopia we are living in, it is not going to get better either! The fear of God is the beginning of wisdom and liberals have made sure that we don't consider God in our lives. Liberalism is self, self, self. The day of reckoning is coming. I expect you to be able to see that, but evidently you prefer to scoff. mom2

Georgia Mountain Man said...

Wrong mom2. Your so-called "liberalism" is helping others. Seeing that the less fortunate aren't left behind. Current "Republicanism" is worrying about the rich and ensuring that the less fortunate stay in their place.

Diane J Standiford said...

mom2--UTOPIA? In "the WORD?" where was that? Murders, incest, rapes, robberies, corrupt gov., get real. So true GMM, they got their token, now they will toss him aside and retreat to the middle in mixed words and deeds, lies if they must and always, always---God.