In the midst of another scandal, this time involving expenses submitted for reimbursement for entertaining under-45 donors called Young Eagles at a Hollywood bondage club, we now find that Michael Steele’s ascension to the chairmanship of the RNC was an an object lessen in what the entire party is missing on race. Chris Lehmann, blogging for Yahoo! writes,
One factor likely to help Steele, however, is the logistical headache of recalling a committee chairman and staging a special election among the donors who make up the RNC board. It was difficult enough for the committee to settle on Steele when he was elected in early 2009 — it took six ballots from the 168 donors convened to select a chairman in order to yield him an 85-vote majority.
In other words, they wanted a black RNC chairman and they kept voting until they got one. The latest scandal, following on the heels of the embarrassing “fear” memo on donor strategy, is showing Steele for what he is, another affirmative action incompetent who acquired his position based on skin color and the supposed “cool” factor it would garner with a generation of voters who, increasingly think the GOP is irrelevant at best, and more often simply a joke. Brilliant strategy. The “me too” thinking of the RNC on appointing a minority “face” for the committee simply proves the utter paucity of leadership and ideas in what is essentially a completely moribund party. Our opinion? It couldn’t happen to a nicer bunch of Warmongers.