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Feb. 2nd, 2009 | 09:35 am

Posted by Jax Hawk on Monday, February 02, 2009 9:34:00 AM

I know very little about the qualifications, and strengths of the new Republican National Party Chairman. The fact that he is a Black man impresses me or depresses me not one iota.
What does depress me, and give me pause to think where the Republican party has disappeared to is the fact that it seems important to many people that a Black man lead the RNC.

Wikapedia has this to say about the fifty year old Black man the Republicans have chosen to lead them out of the “dessert”!
“Michael Stephen Steele (born October 19, 1958)is an American elected official and chairman of the Republican National Committee, and is the first African-American to hold the position. Prior to this, Steele served as chairman of GOPAC and worked as a partner at the law firm of Dewey & LeBoeuf. He also served as Lieutenant Governor of Maryland from 2003 to 2007.

Steele was the first African American to serve in a Maryland state-wide office and the first Republican lieutenant governor in the state. From 2003 to 2005, Steele and Lt. Gov. Jennette Bradley of Ohio were the highest-ranking elected African American Republicans in the United States.

His election resulted from his defeating five other candidates according to the
“Originally six people were competing for the job of RNC chairman, but one by one they dropped out. Chip “Barack the Magic Negro” Saltsman bit the dust Thursday. Then current chairman Mike Duncan quit after the third round when it became clear that he was dropping. Ken Blackwell (who is also black), dropped out next. Blackwell urged his supporters to vote for the other black candidate, Steele, with whom he has major ideological differences, rather than the white candidate, Katon Dawson, with whom he sees eye to eye on most issues. After the fifth ballot, Saul Anuzis tossed in the towel but did not endorse either of the remaining candidates, At that point the Republican state leaders had a choice between a very conservative white southerner, Katon Dawson, who only recently quit a whites-only club, and a conservative black man from Maryland. Probably many RNC members realized that if they picked Dawson, the headlines the next day would read: “Republicans Choose Racist over African American.” They went with Steele, even though many of them think he is not conservative enough. Once again affirmative action raises it’s ugly head!

The RNC could have considered the demographics of Obama’s election if they really want a person that is in a group that helped elect Obama over McCain. Exit poles showed that 66% of those voters aged 18 to 29 voted for Obama, and only 32% of that generation voted for McCain. Rather than concentrate on race. Republicans must find a way to show the young voters that their future will be brighter if Republicans run a smaller government, not a mega-govt. like the Democrats propose, and all the baggage that comes with it. Devaluation of the dollar, hyper inflation and a possible severe Recession during their future years.

Continiuing to use Race as a tool in politics should be over now that a Black man sits in the Oval Office.
Predictably, the Press is full of quotes by pundits and there are talking heads on the television, making comments about why this man was picked. Too many feel it was because he is Black! I would hope that the Republican party has become color blind in the area of selection of whom they choose to lead their party. If not they are making a big mistake that could cause them to move into the area of extinction.

This quote from a Democrat Congressman is a perfect example of the quirky thinking going on in peoples heads since Obama was elected.
“Clearly Obama’s success contributed to Steele’s victory,” said former Rep. Martin Frost (D-Texas), who served two terms as chairman of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee. “Had Obama not won, I can’t imagine the Republicans would have elected an African-American chairman.”

“Obama’s historic presidency, the way in which he won and the scale of the crises he inherits have scrambled some of the underlying assumptions about American elections and politics and altered the laws of political logic”. Perhaps the fact that Congressman Frost is only the second Jewish man or woman to be elected to Congress from Texas, has influenced his thinking. I would hope that both he and Steele were selected because they were thought by those who put them in the office that they now hold were the best candidates for their particular job, and race or religion had nothing to do with their selection. From what he says it appears not!

Blacks make up approximately 20% of the population in the USA, and when voting in a block as they did for Obama can be a significant influence on the election outcome.Before the election this was said by Jesse Jackson: “I am convinced… that the black vote is going to be not only a bigger vote than ever before, it is the swing vote.” Rev. Jesse Jackson, Sr., speaking on CNN

But to think that appointing a man of color is going to change a group of people who think that “whitey” is the main reason they are kept from succeeding in life. Is pure folly! And it is an insult to the Black man that people think because you chose a Black leader for your party the issues have changed.

The Democrat party has chosen the Socialist way to govern. Cradle to Grave entitlemrnt,and employment of the majority of Americans by the government is the way for the Democrat party.
Republicans used to be for free enterprise, and as little government as was needed to protect us from foreign and domestic enemies, control the money supply and let the States decide how we should live. In plain English, as little government as possible to function and protect the public.

Lately the Republicans have become what I call “RINOS”, Republicans in name only, as they tried to spend their way into power along side the Democrats. They were aided by president Bush, who failed to veto a spending Bill in the eight years he was in office.

The Republican Party’s immediate prospects for recruiting more black voters to punch a chad or touch a screen on behalf of its candidates seems remote at best these days. This seemingly glacial reality causes no end of dismay and hand wringing on the part of black Republicans. Jack E. White, who is black and writes for Time magazine, has declared that the Democrats “virtual monopoly on the black vote is bad for African Americans… a demeaning form of political serfdom.” One black conservative analyst, La Shawn Barber, recently attributed the sway that Democrats have over black voters to “years of damage caused by liberal ideology and misinformation pumped into the black community for the past 25 years.” Despite this, a super majority of Blacks voted for Obama not because of his Socialist platform, but I believe because he has Black skin.
There are some Conservative Blacks. Thomas Sowell, J.C. Watts and Walter Williams to mention just a few. They realize that the “cradle to grave” programs offered to Black people does not “set them free”, but puts them in a state of perpetual bondage to the Democrats.
Lets get back to issues!!
Posted by BILL


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