Republican National Committee Chairman Michael Steele, better known as “Money Mike,” is in hot water these days.
Money Mike had us fooled. See, we all thought that Mike had turned in his so-called race card when he took over the RNC and became a full-fledged Republican. But, Mike has come to realize that his so-called race card was pretty valuable and decided he had not quite maxed it out as of yet. So, after using the media to whine about left-wing blacks playing the so-called race card, Money Mike has decided that maybe it is time for him to swipe his get-out-of-trouble-using-race-card again … for old times sake.
On ABC’s GMA, Steele said that he was being singled out in GOP politics because he’s black. He’s calling Republicans racists. Wow, he’s joining us except in a much deeper way because I’ve been calling many in the Tea Party movement racist. In his case….
The embattled chairman played the race card today when asked on “Good Morning America” if he has a slimmer margin of error because he is African American.
“The honest answer is, ‘yes,’” he said. “Barack Obama has a slimmer margin. A lot of folks do. It’s a different role for me to play and others to play and that’s just the reality of it. But you take that as part of the nature of it.”
“My view on politics is much more grassroots oriented, it’s not old boy network oriented, so I tend to, you know, come at it a little bit stronger, a little bit more street-wise, if you will. That’s rubbed some feathers the wrong way,” Steele told “GMA’s” George Stephanopoulos.
Mike, Mike, Mike…
The oftentimes bumbling Steele just doesn’t get it. Note to Brother Mike: You can’t play the so-called race card if you’re a Republican. Mike, right wingers don’t mind MasterCard, American Express, Visa or even UNO cards, but the race one is the card they don’t like.
By the way, Mike is no rookie at playing the race card.
Nothing like trouble to help Money Mike remember that he is black and find something in common with President Obama (this should illustrate how much heat Steele is feeling).
Here is what White House press secretary Robert Gibbs had to say: as quoted by The Hill:
GOP Chairman Michael Steele shouldn’t blame criticism of his actions on race, White House press secretary Robert Gibbs said Monday. Gibbs called Steele’s remark that criticism of his leadership is motivated by race “silly” during a meeting with reporters. “I think Michael Steele’s problem isn’t the race card, it’s the credit card,” Gibbs added.