Another day, another opportunity for RNC Chairman Michael Steele to embarrass himself with a mind-blowingly asinine statement about how Obama is racist and Democrats are stealing all the brothas and sistas with their policies.
Taking his off-the-hook hip-hop tour all the way down to the dirty dirty of Little Rock, Arkansas, Michael Steele spoke at the historically black college, Philander Smith, where he faulted both Democrats and Republicans (less, but still) for failing to address poverty.
Although the "new" down-with-the-youth face of the Republican Party offered no solutions on how to best solve the terrible blight of being too broke-ass to even afford health care, let's say, he did place the blame on both parties for not talking about the issues enough.
"We've all screwed it up because we focused on the wrong things," Steele said. "At some point, we've got to focus on the right things and those right things start with the people who are concerned about what their tomorrow is going to look like."
Oops, must've been too busy teabagging at the Capitol, shouting obscenities and storming into town-halls in Nazi garb waving AK-47s or something.
While Steele did acknowledge his party kind of f-ed up on the whole "win black votes" thing, he also noted that Martin Luther King Jr. would be disappointed with President Obama, despite being elected the first black president and representing the culmination of his entire life's work.
"Dr. King would be disappointed in the political leadership of this country for failing to address the least of us," Steele said.
How right you are sir! He would be much prouder of the efforts of former slave-owning Republicans and their dedicated throng of patriotic Confederate-flag waving supporters who refuse to watch their glorious nation be taken over by an illegal Kenyan whose crazy, socialist vision for America includes things like equality, justice, and ending the vicious cycle of keeping the poor and disenfranchised, well poor and disenfranchised.
But one wayward student had the audacity, no make that the balls, to question the Steele man's airtight logic in reaching these conclusions, asking the RNC chairman, "In all seriousness, I'm curious what you think that Dr. King would think about your party's current attempts to block universal health care?"
"It's a great myth that we're doing all this blocking. I wish we had that kind of control with the numbers, but we don't," Steele explained. "As I've said to the president many times, 'If that's the bill you want, vote it up or down.'"
To be honest, he doesn't really care either way. His coverage is just fine as it is, thank you very much.