Steele: Obama Elected Because He Was Black

By Justin Gardner | Related entries in Barack, Dumb Things Said By Smart People, Obama, Republicans, Video

I didn’t think Steele could get any hackier, but yet again he proves me wrong.

Roll tape!



And here’s the transcript…

STEELE: The problem that we have with this president is that we don’t know [Obama]. He was not vetted, folks. … He was not vetted, because the press fell in love with the black man running for the office. “Oh gee, wouldn’t it be neat to do that? Gee, wouldn’t it make all of our liberal guilt just go away? We can continue to ride around in our limousines and feel so lucky to live in an America with a black president.” Okay that’s wonderful, great scenario, nice backdrop. But what does he stand for? What does he believe? … So we don’t know. We just don’t know.

I mean, seriously? Seriously???

I’m sorry folks, but if after THE LONGEST PRESIDENTIAL CAMPAIGN IN THE HISTORY OF THE WORLD you don’t think Obama was fully vetted or you don’t know where he’s coming from, well, you weren’t paying attention.

But hey, maybe this is part of the “hip-hop makeover” Steele has been promising for the GOP.

(SOURCE: Think Progress via Ambinder)


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11 Responses to “Steele: Obama Elected Because He Was Black”

  1. ExiledIndependent Says:

    If you cut through Steele’s bombast, the basic point is that race played a large role in this election. As did George W. Bush. Ironically, not much about the election was about the GOP candidate, John McCain. He himself was basically a non-issue.

  2. logtar Says:

    Stupidity runs wild amongst people that think that picking a president is like picking lottery numbers… I mean does anyone really play the numbers they get in the fortune cookie?

  3. michael reynolds Says:

    I love Michael Steele. I think his should be a lifetime appointment.

  4. wj Says:

    It is no doubt true that there were some people who voted for Obama simply because he was black. And there were others who voted against him for the same reason. For Steele’s point to be valid, he would have show that the former vastly outnumbered the latter.

    And, at the risk of being rude, is there any real doubt that Mr. Steele was elected to his current position exactly because he was black? Any at all?

  5. michael childers Says:

    I am a right-wing,America loving,conservative,middle-aged white man from Birmingham Alabama and Obamas race has NO bearing on why I dont support him. Obama is,at best,a socialist who has disdain for this country and our constitution. He will be proven to be a disaster as president. Lucky for us he will be a one-term president and America will elect a grown-up in 2012. As for any candidates race,WHO CARES!!! IT DOES NOT MATTER!!! It is their ideology that matters. As for why Obama was elected,check out Media Malpractice by John Ziegler. It will open the eyes of anyone brave enough to view it with an open mind.

  6. Chris Says:

    MR – lol so true man. If I were him I’d be trying to bury the party just to get back at them for setting him up as a puppet figurehead.

    WJ – lol I know the irony is so thick you need a sawzall to cut through it.

  7. Keith Says:

    Who did Michael Steele cast his vote for president? Similarly, gay Republican’s (especially closted ones) tend to legislate the toughest against gay rights. And, it appears black Republicans legislate the toughtest against the black populace. Steele is in this all for himself and he deserves this chairmanship where he is just be used. The Republican Party is failing and they want to wipe up the damage with him. Michael, you need to row that boat ashore because the sunami is headed your way!

  8. sunny Says:

    Sometimes Obama seems genuine, sometimes he comes off as the most narcissistic politician,(oh wait that is redundant) I wanted this to work even though I did not vote for him. The day after the election I told myself that he is my president and I will support him. But after 6 months I see that he does not want my support. To Obama, he does not feel he represents all Americans only the ones that agree with everything he says. He was the biggest player of the “race card” (that is why he did not get my vote) during the election. My father is from Africa, raised 8 children without welfare (he went to work), my mom too! They worked their tails off. What ever happened to that in this country?

  9. Daniel Says:

    What do you guys think of Donal Trumps investigation into Obama’s birth certificate? Personally, I think he should of left it alone and concentrated on talking more about the economy. I like some of his comments about the Chinese manipulating their currency.

  10. Reuben Says:

    Steele’s rant has a resonating undertone which probably plagues a lot of people…now. Did Obama really have a stance? Or was the longest and largest campaign in history just very good at playing chameleon to the majority fears in society at the time. Regardless, no presidential candidate will be able to get away with not being real this time around. There’s too much happening for voters to not at least be half awake.

  11. Charles Says:

    I agree with @Reuben. Our election process shows its flaws more each year (I’m not saying I have a better alternative). Just listen to “post-debate” commentary. little things (gestures, facial expressions, etc.) that we all do many times a day are counted as “points” or “wins” for candidates. I mean, come on. Do we want a poser as president or a real leader. I was a Obama supporter. I got caught up in the hope and enthusiasm like a lot of other people. Unformulated it looks like the emperor has no clothes. And looking back, what should we expect of a college professor, state senator and less than 1 term US Senator. His resume is about the thinnest I can think of in recent memory for being the most powerful man in the world. And it shows itself more each day.

    I like the guy, but he wouldn’t pass the first round of interviews to run my company.

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