It looks like an increasing number of Republicans are have second thoughts about electing Michael Steele as chairman of the RNC. Steele, who seems to be on a mission to use every hip hop linguistic cliche in the book in his effort to give the RNC an "off the hook" image makeover was elected to the post four weeks ago.
Steadily becoming a dependable punch line, Steele has brushed back Rush Limbaugh, threatened moderate Republican senators, offered the "friggin' awesome" Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal some "slum love," called civil unions "crazy" and promised more outreach to "urban-suburban hip-hop settings" via an "off the hook" public relations campaign.
He even threw a shout-out to "one-armed midgets."
That's in just 30 days on the job -- and that's just the PR part.
After the jump, find out how you can "Be Like Mike" and issue your own groveling apology to Rush "I hope Obama fails" Limbaugh.
My favorite moment was watching Michael Steele grovel at the feet of Rush Limbaugh who was aptly described by Rahm Emmanuel as the "voice and the intellectual force and energy behind the Republican Party."
Republican National Committee Chairman Michael Steele says he has reached out to Rush Limbaugh to tell him he meant no offense when he referred to the popular conservative radio host as an "entertainer" whose show can be "incendiary."
"My intent was not to go after Rush - I have enormous respect for Rush Limbaugh," Steele said in a telephone interview. "I was maybe a little bit inarticulate. ... There was no attempt on my part to diminish his voice or his leadership."
You can make you own apology to Dear Leader Rush at I'm Sorry Rush, a new site brought to you by the DCCC.
On top of the PR nightmare comes word that while Steele spent a lot of time jutting from interview to interview he has failed to staff the RNC. Not a smart move after he made such a huge deal when asking the former RNC staff to resign.
A GOP strategist told U.S. News and World Report "If his implosion continues, RNC members are likely to call a special session to dump him for an effective chairman. There is not much patience for failure."
Being the rebel that he is, Steele is dismissing the naysayers as nothing more than "nervous Nellies."
My advice to Steele: Stay strong my Black brother. Don't let the GOP man get you down.
Of course if he does so, he may find himself booted out of his chairmanship far sooner than he expected.