First he said he would fight anyone who would try to limit his powers as RNC chairman. Then The Washington Times reported that he was cool with the opposition yanking the purse strings. Now he’s all Hi-C rapping “I’m Not Your Puppet.”
O Rly? You have balls now? I thought Rush Limbaugh sauted your balls and served them with a fine Chianti and a side of asparagus. Did someone loan you a pair? And if so, when JC Watts asks for his cajones back won’t you just bend over and fold again?
But I’m game. Let’s entertain your latest foray into Big Bad Brown mode. Wow me and the “O RLY” owl. Here we are now. Entertain us!
More after the jump.
Republican National Committee Chairman Michael Steele told FOX News that part of his job is to “manage the money” and suggested that if committee members strip him of that authority he’ll step aside.
“They can contemplate all they want to, but the reality is if they want a figurehead chairman you can have a figurehead chairman, but it won’t be Michael Steele,” he said.
Steele aides insist the chairman was not threatening to quit, but merely to fight over retaining his authority. But his comments reflect the persistent tension within the Republican National Committee over his chairmanship. (FOX News)
One minute he’s claiming he has the juice. The next minute he is singing castrato. Now he is threatening to quit (but not really) if they limit his financial powers. C’mon Uncle Mike, what is going on? Was it the rap music? Was it the whole Rush Limbaugh thing? Or the Mitt Romney thing? Or the fact that you just won’t shut the hell up? Seriously. You suffer from the world’s worst case of word vomit.
Or is this because even the folks who supported you are starting to give you a huge dose of the side-eye?
Steele, who delivered a speech Tuesday on the future of the GOP, said some of the animosity is from people in the party who supported other candidates for chairman. But some of his critics are former allies.
“Some of them were supposedly friends that were in some cases, when I was a young state party chairman, were mentors to me and it’s kind of eerie to see them standing on their knives bared,”he said.
The folks at Gawker, of course, are having a high chortling field day with the Not-So-Man of Steele.
Some members of the RNC are concerned about handing over the party’s purse strings to an obviously incompetent hip-hop enthusiast whom they only hired to be a black Republican on TV, so a move is afoot to restrict Steele’s ability to spend money. The state parties are scheduled to vote on it tomorrow, and Steele got all “I Will Survive” and told Fox today that “they can contemplate all they want to, but the reality is if they want a figurehead chairman you can have a figurehead chairman, but it won’t be Michael Steele.” Um, they actually did want a figurehead chairman. So sorry for the misunderstanding, Mike. We’re sure they’ll be a great reference and wish you luck in all your future endeavors.