January 9th, 2010
11:55 AM ET
soundoff (15 Responses)
  1. phillip Marlowe

    Uncle Tom if there ever was one. being used by the angry white wasp crowd.

    January 9, 2010 03:07 pm at 3:07 pm |
  2. John

    Poor Michael is just misunderstood by those nasty homeboys. If all the other republicans can make money with their connections, why can't Michael?

    January 9, 2010 03:17 pm at 3:17 pm |
  3. once upon a horse

    The Democrats may be having a few problems and aren't flying as high as they once were, but fear not because the even more dysfunctional GOP is on the way to help them out. Their choice to put Mike Steele as the face of their party to counter that of Obama is now starting to blowup in their faces. Most intelligent people saw why it was done, Steele was just a puppet for a very un-diverse party and it appears he's even tired of it. Sometimes the truth is hard to accept and Steele just might be telling the truth about his party's chances this fall, but the GOPers DON'T want to hear it. Just more infighting for the party between the far right, neocons, tea baggers, and moderates the Dems need do nothing but sit back and enjoy the show.

    January 9, 2010 03:45 pm at 3:45 pm |
  4. Mike

    Mr. Steele, you know better than that. now do what MASSA tells you.
    They wanted a nice Uncle Tom who would do what he was told in your position. Don't bother to apologize for republicans screwing the country for the last 8 years, you know MASSA does not like that.
    Now get back to work and do what you are told... no thinking for yourself, boy.

    January 9, 2010 03:49 pm at 3:49 pm |
  5. always proud dem in nc

    Geez Steele, give it up!! Don't you realize you will always the the GOP's token "boy". They will never take you seriously, since they are sooooo bigoted. Come over to the Dems.!!!

    January 9, 2010 03:50 pm at 3:50 pm |
  6. If you want something ruined, put a republican in charge

    Since there is no leader in the republican party, Steele thought that would be his role. Little did he know that Fox, Beck and Limbaugh are the real leaders of the right wingnut hate machine.

    January 9, 2010 03:52 pm at 3:52 pm |
  7. beth

    hey, you gotta love it...the GOP are eating each other....wait until the break-off tea partiers get their own party....they will destroy each other and the democrats will be in a great position

    January 9, 2010 03:54 pm at 3:54 pm |
  8. Johnny at Work

    The RNC should have cut ties with Steele after he placed his family members on the payroll.

    Steele is becoming the GOP's worst nightmare. Voters are fed up with Obama and Obamacare, but are not going to turn to the GOP with Steele as the Poster Boy.

    Guess what GOP, this is not 1980. Obama may be weaker than Jimbo Carter, but you won't win over voters by rehashing tired old Reagan policy.

    January 9, 2010 04:14 pm at 4:14 pm |
  9. Denna

    Is anyone really surprised that the GOP is turning on Steele? Seriously, the only reason that this man is the RNC Chairman is because Barack Obama is president. But for President Obama's election, Mr. Steele, you would still be on the outside of the party, nibbling at the edges trying to get in.

    January 9, 2010 04:18 pm at 4:18 pm |
  10. Lou from CT

    Michael Steele is a confused wind bag who should be deposed as RNC Chairman ASAP.

    January 9, 2010 04:21 pm at 4:21 pm |
  11. The Real Issue

    Steele is not the leader of the party of "NO".

    January 9, 2010 05:49 pm at 5:49 pm |
  12. jules sand-perkins

    I wonder whether or not the writer of the first comment realizes that every "angry white wasp" (WASP) is white.

    January 9, 2010 07:36 pm at 7:36 pm |
  13. jules sand-perkins

    It is horrible to see how much racism still thrives in this country, even after the election of an African-American president.
    Citizens still throw terms like "Uncle Tom" and "Boy" at each other as if completely unaware of inflicting not only offense, but pain.
    Anyone who bears witness to the Civil Rights Movement since its beginning finds frustration in hearing these words today.

    January 9, 2010 08:52 pm at 8:52 pm |
  14. Keith in Austin

    Democrats are their own worst enemy! Another year of Liberal politics will ensure their ultimate demise next November no matter who the GOP National Committee Chairman is!

    Barry, Harry, Nancy, Barney, taxboy Timmy, Nelson, Landrieu, et al are a disgrace and The People will prevail.

    Get ready for a mass exodus of Libbies this year!

    January 9, 2010 09:11 pm at 9:11 pm |
  15. chilly

    uncle tom has been taking notes from sarah palin.

    steel goin rogue

    January 10, 2010 01:00 am at 1:00 am |