Sunday, March 21, 2010

Republican National Committee Chairman Michael Steele Super Hero Of Hard Truth

Michael Steele was on MSNBC’s Meet The Press this morning, talking to David Gregory about health care reform. The conversation eventually turned to yesterday’s anti-health care rally at the capitol, when members of the conservative Tea Party movement allegedly verbally assaulted John Lewis and Barney Frank, using racial and gay slurs. And unlike Sarah Palin, Michael Steele doesn’t self-identify with the Tea Party movement.

Sonnie Johnson, a conservative Republican blogger in D.C., writes about hearing the Republican National Committee chairman speak at the just-concluded Frederick Douglass Foundation Leadership Summit: "I immediately began to run my questions in my mind. This was the moment I had been waiting for, the moment I got to meet my Hero in the 2008 elections. Nervous. In one word, that’s all I felt. Let me qualify that. I’m not a believer in making [m]en idols. This wasn’t the greatest event in my life nor was it the second greatest event, it was simply a moment I got to meet and greet a part of American History. The first Black man elected Chairman of the Republican Party, the Anti-Slavery Party. My Party."

She continues her commentary: "I approached Michael Steele and a bright smile appeared on his face. 'Hey, I’m so glad you’re here'. 'You don’t even know me.' I smiled back as only I could. 'That’s why I’m glad you’re here. Now I can get to know you.' Instead of my list of prepared questions, I ended up telling Michael Steele how inspirational he was and how he affected my acceptance of the Republican Party. He stood quietly and listened to me speak, even while actual candidates gathered around waiting for their turn to converse with the RNC Chairman. It wasn’t the grounding breaking interview I’d hoped for but it left me happy and smiling."

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