Sunday, January 16, 2011

Steele's Out, Priebus's In as New RNC Chair

Republican David Frum's website,, reports that the Republican National Committee has a new Chair: "Wisconsin State Chair Reince Priebus was elected the next Republican National Committee Chairman." The article charts the vote and a little bit of drama.

So, thist the party's first African-American Chair, Michael Steele is out. But we saw that coming.

Mike just wasn't getting results, and then there was that money problem and him playing the "race" card for his troubles. He had to go. And I for one will not miss his ridiculous exploits into HipHop.

Below is video of Priebus addressing his fellow GOP members, rallying the troops to beat President Barack Obama in 2012. He says Republicans must unite. He's right. The Tea Party's breathing down the GOPs neck so hard that the GOP seems inclined to carry the TP's coat.

But what's up with the huge gavels? Preibus has one in the video. Are Republican men trying to tell us something about compensation issues?

O.K. I'll quit playing. I suspect the gavel was a joke following John Boehner's big gavel as Speaker of the House.


msladydeborah said...

I am really disappointed in MC Mike's time as the GOP. He really could of opened that party up for some swiriling that could of made their politics look way more interesting than ever before.

Instead he steps up and starts talking like Steve Erkel trying to transition into the 21st Century.

One of the things that I found to be really undermining was his inability to smack down LImbaugh and company. I think if MC Mike had come across having the mental balls to tell Rush to STFU, in a forceful manner, he would of looked a lot more in charge. Instead, he was made to look like no more than one more house servant in the plantation's holdings.

So, now that the new boss man of the Grand Oppressive Party is in place, let the games commence. To quote Bette Davis, "Fasten your seat belts, it's about to be a bumpy ride."

Vérité Parlant is Nordette Adams said...

You are on point, Deborah. :-)