Friday, February 27, 2009

RNC Racism Part 2 (this week)

From Politico:
Steele offers Jindal 'slum love'

In an interview with Curtis Sliwa on ABC Radio last night, the host and RNC Chairman Michael Steele jokingly linked Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal to the film "Slumdog Millionaire." Steele offered Jindal "slum love.

Here's the transcript:

SLIWA: Now, using a little bit of that street terminology, are you giving him any Slum love, Michael?

STEELE: (laughter)

SLIWA: Because he is — when guys look at him and young women look at him — they say oh, that's the slumdog millionaire, governor. So, give me some slum love.

STEELE: I love it. (inaudible) ... some slum love out to my buddy. Gov. Bobby Jindal is doing a friggin' awesome job in his state. He's really turned around on some core principles — like hey, government ought not be corrupt. The good stuff ... the easy stuff.

Hello? Bobby Jindal is American. He was born right here in America. He's been American his whole life. But because he's of Indian descent he must have some relationship to Slumdog Millionaire? Racist. Not to mention stupid. What kind of moron takes that bait from a radio host? A competent answer would have been, "Well, I don't know about that, Curtis, but I certainly have lots of respect for Governor Jindal..." And the use of the word "friggin'"? Really? I have the biggest potty mouth on the planet, but even I know to clean it up if I'm being interviewed. Wow.

How else to say it? Even The Black Guy at the RNC is racist.

1 comment:

Beach Bum said...

Speaking as someone from the South and having at least a basic understanding of what a token is, the repubs have screwed that up as well. Having someone represent a government or organization strictly because of that person's skin color, religion, or national origin is suppose to be something they do to prove their inclusiveness by accepting someone outside their circle.
The repubs are just using Steele to try and prove to themselves that they are not the problem and that everyone else is wrong.