On C-SPAN's morning call-in show Washington Journal on Tuesday, they took calls from Republicans only for reaction to Michael Steele's decision to run again for Republican National Committee chair -- and some of the responses were overtly racist, to put it mildly.
I didn't catch the entire segment, but these were two of the worst calls that I did hear, and I heard none that were complimentary to Steele. It doesn't look like their minority outreach program went over too well with these two birds. I'm so glad that second caller decided to let us all know that he's not a racist after he just twisted himself up in knots with his justifications for why he stopped donating to the RNC as soon as the black guy got elected to run it.
MARYLAND CALLER: You're not going to like what I have to say so you can put your finger on the dump button... I don't want Steele to be chairman of the Republican National Committee because he's black. I think we have bent over backwards to accommodate blacks in this country with the affirmative action stuff that's gone on now for sixty years here. And it's time we ended it. And as a black person I think he's inhibited to come out and condemn some of these Black Panthers like creep up in Philadelphia who said they should start killing white children. And I've never heard a single word from Michael Steele condemning this guy. Now I'm...
BRAWNER: Well what about the argument that the Republicans did capture the House, that they made gains in the Senate and that Michael Steele was the chair of the RNC at that time and has that record and that he made the point according to The Washington Times that this is... they need to make a bigger tent in the Republican party and show diversity?
MARYLAND CALLER: I disagree with that. Diversity is terrible for any country. It's destroying this country and it will destroy any country.
ALABAMA CALLER: Yeah I agree with the previous caller a couple of calls ago about why they wouldn't support Mr. Steele because he was black. I don't have anything against black people, but I noticed after he took over all the letters that I kept getting from the Republican committee want me to donate my money they were wanting to keep supporting these RINO's, what we call RINO's, Republicans which really should be in the Democratic party.
And so I just quit giving my money that I've been donating for about thirty five years every year to the Republican party, because of that reason. Because I just took my money and give it to the individual people that I wanted to vote for that were conservative Republicans and quit giving into everything that the Democrats wanted.
And as far as getting the black vote for the Republican party, it's never going to happen because you see what happened to Mrs. Clinton. You see how they praised her all those years about her husband being the first black president? Well they stabbed him in the back and they're still stabbing white people in the back because 90% of the Democratic party in the black population, which I grew up in, and I'm not a racist... that I grew up in they want to tag the white people, all white people as racists, so the Republicans are never going to get to vote for 'em.