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Are_grits_groceries Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-02-09 07:03 AM
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Michael 'Snoop Dogg' Steele
You know, the more I hear Republican National Committee Chairman Michael "That's How We Roll" Steele pepper his pronouncements with hip-hop parlance, the more I'm reminded of those ill-fated commercials for Chrysler starring the unlikely duo of former Chrysler chairman Lee Iacocca and rapper Snoop Dogg. It was part of the car company's strategy to reach out to potential urban customers. And look how well that worked out.
I give Steele mad props for trying to shake up the Grand Old Party with a little hip-hop realness, but he has to decide whether he wants to be the head of the RNC or the president of Def Jam Records. He needs to remember that a sizable chunk of the party distrusts him, to the point where the old guard has been trying to strip him of financial authority. His party is losing seats (see NY-20) and losing high-profile members (see Sen. Arlen Specter, D-Pa.). And it's suffering an identity crisis that has some of its most prominent members conducting town halls to rebrand the party.

If Steele wants to be a part of the solution to the GOP's problems, he needs to spend less time coming up with gangsta turns of phrase and more time coming up with plans to transform the party from a regional organization filled with conservative reactionaries into a big-tent national party that is a credible counterbalance to President Obama and the Democrats.

Those old white guys are going to take him down because that's how they roll: Over you!
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