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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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