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Fri Jul 29, 2016, 01:13 AM

Poor Michael Steel - MSNBC discussion on the DNC convention

Everybody was agreeing on how great the Democratic convention was and how pathetic the RNC one was. Michael Steel in a quiet little voice said, "We tried." Absolute silence for a short count.

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Response to csziggy (Original post)

Fri Jul 29, 2016, 01:14 AM

1. hahahahaha

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Response to csziggy (Original post)

Fri Jul 29, 2016, 01:16 AM

2. But I promise you surely as the day is long

He will quietly vote for Hillary in November.

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Response to RandySF (Reply #2)

Fri Jul 29, 2016, 01:21 AM

7. Agreed. Michael Steel is a reasonable person who will not participate in putting Trump into power

 

Unlike the Trumpian imbeciles, he values the Constitution.

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Response to alcibiades_mystery (Reply #7)

Fri Jul 29, 2016, 01:24 AM

8. It's much more basic than that.

He doesn't want to be a black man in Trump's America.

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Response to RandySF (Reply #8)

Fri Jul 29, 2016, 02:28 AM

11. Or a black footman on Trumps royal coach Trump will forget him after the election like waiter in

one of his outsourced restaurants

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Response to RandySF (Reply #2)

Fri Jul 29, 2016, 01:25 AM

9. I believe that completely. Like so many other Republicans he finds Trump soul-crushing.

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Response to RandySF (Reply #2)

Fri Jul 29, 2016, 02:53 AM

12. Or not vote at all,

which will have the same effect.

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Response to csziggy (Original post)

Fri Jul 29, 2016, 01:17 AM

3. Michael...

has given good reviews to the Democratic Convention all week and wishes his party's convention could have been the same. I think that that is a better analogy of Michael's input this week.

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Response to chillfactor (Reply #3)

Fri Jul 29, 2016, 01:21 AM

6. Frankly I think the Republican Party lost his heart a long time ago

Somewhere between Sarah Palin and Mitt Romney he's been less and less enthusiastic about the party. I have a sneaking suspicion he voted for Obama twice!

He just sounded so sad about the contrast with his little "We tried." I think the other commentators felt his anguish and felt bad about it.

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Response to csziggy (Reply #6)

Fri Jul 29, 2016, 03:23 AM

13. As one who has followed Steele for some time, the GOP screwed him back in 2008.

When Obama won the presidency in 2008, Steele ran for RNC chairman and won. His winning allowed them (the GOP) to not have to be saddled with the stigma that they were racist after the way they had treated Obama during the GE, so they voted for him for RNC Chair. So then what do they do? The first thing that the GOP did once Steele became the RNC Chairman was to remove/strip him of the Financial Manager role that came with the the RNC Chair position, which previous RNC chairmen all had. They turned the Financial Mgr role over to someone else, obviously a white person. It was such a public emasculation of him as a black man, that I was embarrassed for him. Anytime he needed money for anything in order to carry out the duties of RNC Chair and the new goals that they had come up with as a result of the autopsy, he had to get permission from the white man who was the Financial Mgr. Then they monitored every penny he was spending even though he had been tasked with rebuilding the party to bring more minorities into the party after the 2012 Romney loss and the autopsy results, and they kept interfering with everything he did.

The reason I know this is because, as a black woman who had grown up in the Catholic church, my learning that he had been in the Seminary studying to be a priest, prior, had caught my attention years before. So I followed his stint as RNC chairman because I was intrigued by a black man in the leadership role of the GOP. They hounded him from day one, criticizing everything he did and finally firing him. He was humiliated beyond what any man should've had to tolerate and I didn't understand why he put up with it. He remained with the GOP and I always thought he was a good and decent person.

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Response to politicaljunkie41910 (Reply #13)

Fri Jul 29, 2016, 04:58 AM

14. That's really sad

(and I am not being ironic)

The repukes-- class act to the end

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Response to csziggy (Original post)

Fri Jul 29, 2016, 01:20 AM

4. Literally JUST tweeted about this... lol

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Response to csziggy (Original post)

Fri Jul 29, 2016, 01:20 AM

5. I have come to love Steele over the course of the primaries...

 

and I absolutely hated him when he was chair of the RNC.

He's got a great show on Sirius on POTUS in the afternoons as well.

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Response to csziggy (Original post)

Fri Jul 29, 2016, 02:28 AM

10. I've been waiting

For a couple of years now, I've been expecting Michael Steele to change parties.

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Response to csziggy (Original post)

Fri Jul 29, 2016, 06:22 AM

15. He's collecting a well earned check and gloating about the fact that under his reign as RNC Chair

 

The GOP fared much better and gained their present majorities in the House.

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Response to csziggy (Original post)

Fri Jul 29, 2016, 07:22 AM

16. reality sucks for GOP....but they worked hard and deserve all of it....

 

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