Wednesday, March 11, 2009

No Confidence In Steele, No Confidence In The Party

The latest word about Michael Steele is that he is about to go down. Apparently the party apparatus is going to hold a No Confidence vote after the NY-20 special election. The hip-hopping Chairman of the RNC has ruffled one too many feather in the Grand Old Party and his show is about to come to a close.

From Political Wire:

Republican insiders tell Political Wire that a no confidence vote on RNC Chairman Michael Steele is likely to be called after the NY-20 special election on March 31 -- regardless of whether Republicans win the seat or not.

Katon Dawson, who came in second in the January RNC vote, is said to be quietly organizing a vote and is getting the support of several state party chairmen who want to dump Steele.
So the whole "put up a minority thing to make us look diverse" thing is over. From a political standpoint, this is the smartest thing Republicans can do to avoid the almost daily embarrassment displayed by Steele. They certainly have no confidence in him to pull the party from it's dark hour. Yet really, who the hell can? If Katon Dawson replaces him, then at least we'll get to see the GOP for what they really are, a whites-only country club kind of place where minorities are tokens meant for display only.

As for the rest of the American people who are not Republican (approximately 70% of the country), there is almost no confidence not only in Steele, but the party itself. As they said it themselves, the GOP isn't going to put out new ideas, only to attempt to stall the bold plans of the Democratic party. With that attitude, their Chairman could be Chuck Norris or a moderate Republican someone that isn't completely batshit crazy, you can only excite a small percentage of people when your core beliefs simply consist of fighting Democrats and not presenting a way forward for all Americans, regardless of party.