Thursday, October 19, 2006

Was Steele Overly Sensitive? 

Recently Senate Candidate Michael Steele got a mite testy when Rep. Steny Hoyer said Steele has "a career of slavishly supporting the Republican Party." Paul Mirengoff at Power Line echoed my initial thought that being offended and playing the race card over the a comment that very likely was innocently made is so Dem. However, upon further consideration, in the face of a Democrat campaign that regularly included calling Steele an "Oreo", "Uncle Tom", "Sambo" and even included photoshoped pictures of him in minstrel makeup, it's easy to see how a comment that should get the benefit of the doubt in any other climate might, instead, be assumed to be just another slur and attempt to reinforce the message the Democrats have been pushing on the black voters in Maryland the entire race: Steele's not really one of you; he works for The Man®.

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