Saturday, January 31, 2009

The new RNC chair

Michael Steele, one of the few African-American Republicans elected to public office, was today elected as the RNC Chairman.  He's from Maryland - a Blue state - and was apparently seen as a moderate.  But here's what he had to say to CNN earlier this month:
“I'm proud to say I'm a conservative, have been, always will be... So this notion that I’m a moderate is slightly overblown, and quite frankly a lie.”

So… being a moderate, like most of America (national exit polls for the 2008 POTUS election suggest 44% are moderate, 34% conservative and 22% liberal), is a slur to a Republican? No wonder the GOP is a regional party. Looks like Steele will continue that Grand Old Procession to Southern-party status.

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