From The New York Times:
The public relations campaign Mr. Steele has planned is going to be “off the hook,” he told the Washington Times in an interview published on Thursday.
“We want to convey that the modern-day G.O.P. looks like the conservative party that stands on principles,” Mr. Steele said. “But we want to apply them to urban-suburban hip-hop settings.”
And Mr. Steele, isn’t leaving anyone out, including, he joked, “one-armed midgets.”
Though the newspaper reported that Mr. Steele declined to offer specifics, he plans to put together a public relations team to give the Republican Party the equivalent of an extreme makeover. It’s part of a larger overhaul of the committee that he set in motion several weeks ago.
The new re-branding effort he said, “will be avant garde, technically. It will come to table with things that will surprise everyone — off the hook.”
OMG! Be still my heart! I think I just found comedy heaven!
Please do this, Steele. I will love you FOREVER! I love it when the “olds” try to be down with what’s hot in the streets!
And I’ve always joked (half seriously) that you’d think more rappers would be Republicans. I mean, they share a lot of interests. Gun ownership. Money. Entrepreneurship. A general “SOL” policy for life’s losers. (How are diss records any different from what Ann Coulter does in book form?) If only Eazy-E had lived to see this day.
But then most rappers don’t (can’t) vote, so … that kind of puts a damper on recruitment. Not to mention that given the current tenor of “the streets” being a Republican could hurt your efforts in “keepin’ it real” in some circles. But Steele is gonna fix all that with this rebranding and I, personally, cannot WAIT. Imagine, rappers actually discussing the efficacy of sin taxes (not my Cristal!) and embracing Libertarianism. (Smoking weed and sleeping with hookers totally shouldn’t be crimes! Get out of my life, Big Government!)
Break out the B-Boys dressed as elephants and ones-n-twos!
This reminds me of the time when my Dad discovered MC Hammer and Heavy D. It didn’t matter that everyone had moved on to Nas and Dr. Dre. Look at that big boy move, Papa Snob would say whenever the “Overweight Lover” would bound across the stage with his “New Jack Moves” at an award show. And sure, my dad discovered Hammer and Heavy long after they were “hip,” but that’s how it works with dads. I mean, my father likes Wes Montgomery, classic country, Motown and raunchy, old blues music.
Somehow, I think RNC Chairman Michael Steele would be more at home with Wes and various Northern Soul classics, but hip hop is what the kids like nowadays, right? It’s the dope, fresh, def, chill thing to do, right? Right, kids? And you can rhyme RNC with soooo many things! The possibilities are endless!