Michael Steele-Vote Republican? “You Really Don't Have a Reason to, to Be Honest”

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    Michael Steele, current chairman of the Republican National Committee, described the G.O.P.’s political offensive thusly: “For the last 40-plus years we had a 'Southern Strategy' that alienated many minority voters by focusing on the white male vote in the South,” according to the Chicago Sun-Times. And as for why any of the 200 African-American students to whom he was speaking should vote Republican, he simply acknowledged: “You really don't have a reason to, to be honest—we haven't done a very good job of really giving you one.

    Michael Steele on Why African-Americans Should Vote Republican: “You Really Don't Have a Reason to, to Be Honest” | VF Daily | Vanity Fair

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    Someone in the Republican Party who is telling the truth. What brought that on? I'm temped to vote Republican just because one of them said something true. I admit, I'm flabbergasted. You go Big Mike.
     
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    He will be corrected and will change his stance tomorrow.

    I got my mind right boss....I got my mind right
     
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    Eisenhower got, I think the number was, 39% of the black vote in '56. Anyone who still tries to convince you the GOP is the party of Lincoln should be reminded that the GOP is not even the party of Eisenhower.
     
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    Further evidence that Steele needs to go.
     
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    Steele is a fucking moron.
     
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    “I’ll have those ******* voting Democratic for the next 200 years.” - Lyndon B. Johnson
     
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    Steele's speech reminds us of the "Southern Strategy" ... oops.
     
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    Steele reminds everyone how out of touch the Republican Party is.

    Note to RNC: it's OK to fire a Negro if he's a complete and total fuck up like Steele. It's not going to cost you the "Black vote"
     
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    He's correct. The GOP wrote off the black vote a long time ago. The "in it for the rich" stigmatization is entrenched and very difficult to overcome.
     
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    What's your point?
     

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