The chairman of the Republican National Committe, Michael Steele, is showing again why he’s a sellout and Republican party patsy. We won’t even bother to mention the other obvious: he’s also a jealous, Obama hater.
He recently agreed with a caller, while hosting conservative host/pundit Bill Bennett’s radio show, who said that President Obama is “the magic negro.”
Interestingly, as ThinkProgress.org reminds, during the January campaign for chairmanship of the RNC, Steele slammed his then opponent, Chip Saltsman’s distribution of a CD with a song called “Barack the Magic Negro.”
“It doesn’t help at all,” Steele said at the time. “Absolutely, it reinforces a negative stereotype of the party
However, as we said, that sentiment is suddenly out the window. Now that he’s the chairman and needs to suck up to Rush Limbaugh and the party’s hard core fringe right – just to keep his job, suddenly the “magic negro” reference sounds good:
CALLER: It’s just like the LA Time said last year or two years ago: He is
the magic Negro.
STEELE: Yeah he — [laughing]. You read that too, huh? [still laughing]
CALLER: Oh yeah. I read that too. Even when things go wrong, he still
manages to come out smelling like a rose.
STEELE: Well, yeah.
Listen to it: