What did we buy into here? Check out how Hughley "johnsons" Steele and the GOP. Rush is right. Steele should spend less time trying to be a CNN star and more time winning races.
Hughley confronted Steele on the Republican's implementation of their big tent philosophy. "Well, Michael, I agree. I'm telling you, if it were the sign alone -- in other words, the tenets of the Republican Party are amazing and they seem warm and welcome. But when I watch it be applied -- like you didn't have to go much further than the Republican National Convention."
"Agreed," replied Steele.
"It literally look like Nazi Germany. It literally did. I make that point, not only are we not welcome -- not only are we not welcome, but they don't even care what we think," explained Hughley.
I met Steele at Restoration Weekend and heard he was having a bloggers phone interview. I asked to be included and to be on his bloggers briefings and communications list. He handily agreed and gave me the contact info for his handlers. I wrote and requested inclusion, but was never contacted nor given the conference call info. His people conducted the blogger interview with Steele and no, I was not invited. I saw him later and he said it must have been an oversight blah blah blah. I followed up three times to be included on the blogger list of communication and news releases.
Love me or hate me, I am a right of center blogger with a large readership of center right patriots. On the move.
UPDATE: Steyn on Steele
UPDATE: Rich Davis, founder of the West Chester Victory Movement sent me this letter from a Sheepdog:
You have erred in levying those words of criticism at Rush Limbaugh. He has done more than "entertain" Conservatives. He has continued to stand strong and deliver a clear message of Conservative principles. Since you found it necessary to distance yourself from Rush, you categorically distanced yourself from us and our message of "unapologetic Conservatism."
Where is your indignation at what Obama is doing to this country? Where is your indignation at DL Hugley's comments? You actually nodded in agreement when he said CPAC looked like Nazi Germany. I am a Black female and I attended CPAC and it was one of the most welcoming and encouraging environments that I have ever been in. You didn't expose the overt racism in Mr. Hugley's statement because you either believe it to be true, or because you don't have a spine.
I supported your bid and final ascendancy to the head of the RNC. You have now lost that support. I am an inaugural member of a conservative grass roots organization and I can confidently say that you have lost their support as well. There are a lot of us Mr. Steele. Not just the folks in my political action committee, but the millions who are not happy with your comments and who have decided that the RNC will not receive a dime of support because of your comments and your apparent weakness on the issues.