Friday, April 09, 2010

I'm sure he missed the irony, too

Clarence Page, that is:

...a five-minute chat on ABC's Good Morning America. Co-anchor George Stephanopoulos asked if Steele had a slimmer margin for error as the RNC's first African-American chairman.
“The honest answer is, ‘yes,' ” he said. “Barack Obama has a slimmer margin. A lot of folks do. It's a different role for me to play and others to play, and that's just the reality of it. But you take that as part of the nature of it.” True or not, can you imagine how Republicans would react if President Obama said that?
Perhaps the chairman is unfamiliar with the new conservative etiquette: Thou shalt not acknowledge that racism still exists in America — except “reverse racism” against white people.
I haven't a clue as to how Page got from Steele's "gaffe" to the "new conservative etiquette." No matter, though, I have yet to see Page and his fellow black pundits decry the racism directed at Steele and other black conservatives and Republicans, which leads me to believe they have their own etiquette, "Thou shalt not admit that blacks can be just as racist as anyone, especially toward the people that don't subscribe to the lefty herd mentality."