As I’ve previously written, RNC Chairman Michael Steele is embroiled in a heavy wave of criticism, from fellow Republicans, over his profligate spending of party funds. This includes an expenditure for a well-publicized trip to a lesbian bondage-themed strip club.
What’s Steele’s excuse for all of this criticism? The race card. Yes, the same race card he has repeatedly “accused Democrats of using.” You have to love hypocrites!
Quick, when race is involved who’s the first person that you would seek an opinion from? Naturally, George Allen.
So what does George Allen (R-VA) think about all of this?
WARREN: “He [Steele] says he gets extra scrutiny because of the color of his skin, that there is less room for error because he’s black. Do you buy that?”
ALLEN: “I don’t care what his skin pigmentation is. Understand that I grew up in football families. You don’t care about someone’s race or religion or ethnicity. You care about can they do the job. I think Michael, I like Michael. When I was chair of the Senate Campaign, I’d have Michael speak because I think he’s a good, enthusiastic leader regardless of his race.”
So, Allen learned how to be colorblind by playing football. Allen recently explained, “In sports, what you have is a level playing field…you don’t care about race, all you care about is who can help you win.”
So what Allen is trying to say is that he learned to overlook a person’s color for the sake of winning. If only Macawitz would have followed this winning game plan in 2006, he may have still been Senator. I know, scary thought.
What’s worse is that several of his former college football teammates painted a different picture of him back in 2006. These former teammates say that he “repeatedly used an inflammatory racial epithet and demonstrated racist attitudes toward blacks.”
Allen’s race problems have been well documented.
Here’s some advice: if you want to learn how to be tolerant, don’t ask or follow George Allen. If only someone would have told Bob McDonnell that, before deciding to follow Allen’s lead in omitting any mention of slavery when recognizing Confederate History Month.