Friday, January 30, 2009

What!?! The new chairman of the Republican National Committee is a black man?


It’s true!!!! It’s true!!!!! Michael Steele won 91 votes out of a possible 168. His main challenger, Katon Dawson, received the remaining 77 votes. Ken Blackwell, the other black guy, only had 15 votes. That number included family members from his mother’s side (okay I’m just joking). How unpopular are you when you only get 15 votes? Only two black guys running and he still couldn’t stand out. It wasn’t like running against Michael Steele split the vote. He had the lowest number of votes. Damn! You can’t win them all or in his case you can’t win anything. I never heard of this Katon Dawson character. I was listening to the results over the radio and it sounded like the announcer said Katie Dawson. I thought it was a last minute ploy to hold Steele back. I call that move “A Sarah Palin.” I still can’t believe The Grand Ole Party handed the reins over to the ancestor of a slave. I wonder what Jesse Helms would think about this? It is said Lyndon Johnson proclaimed "There goes the South for a generation," after signing the 1964 Civil Rights Act. Because of this act, racist Democrats left to join the Republicans. And ever since then, the Republicans have been giving black folks hell. But does this win mean that the Republicans are turning over a new leaf . . . or in their case a New Tree?

5 comments:

Bob Cooke said...

Its crazy. What is the world becoming? Although I am slightly skeptical about the good of this(Do we need another Bob Johnson ?), I am proud and not just for Michael Steele but also for our republican brothers and sisters.

uglyblackjohn said...

The "Obama Effect"

the uppity negro said...

Hell nah.

This is the evidence of tokenism.

We haven't seen this since the appointment of Clarence Thomas to the Supreme Court. Trust me, I'm quite clear that there are many a Strom Thurmond/Jesse Helms supporters who are currently rotisserizing in their graves as I write this. That aside, I'm not expecting ANYTHING to come from this. I think Steele as RNC chairman will be nothing more than a footnote, or as my mother says, a pimple on the ass of time.

uglyblackjohn said...

Okay, maybe tokinism.
But will whites leave in droves and join the Libertarian party?

Citizen Ojo said...

This is a hot topic I love it....