(CNN) - It doesn't appear former Republican National Committee Chairman Michael Steele will be patching things up any time soon with his onetime friend and protégé Reince Priebus – the man who took Steele's job.
"I know exactly how Caesar felt," Steele told the FrumForum website. "It is what it is."
Before orchestrating Steele's ouster from the top GOP post, Priebus was the ex-chairman's trusted aide and the committee's top lawyer – a venerable position Steele handed to Priebus.
But Steele says he now believes Priebus, also the chairman of the Wisconsin GOP, was secretly plotting against him for months despite what appeared to be unfettered loyalty.
"I trust my friends. Well, I guess the adage is right. In Washington, you should get a dog… We put a lot of resources in Wisconsin over the last two years… that's what you do for [the] team," said Steele.
Members of the RNC elected Priebus to the top job on Friday.
Steele will be guest on The Situation Room with Wolf Blitzer later Wednesday.
Steele does what republicans do best: whine about losing a fair election! Even if it means likening his own party, and his fellow republican to one of the most famous traitors in human history.
Has it occured to Steele that maybe it was his own incompetence that got him fired? That maybe, just maybe he lost fair and square?
Why all the boohoo ? When you knowingly take the job of lightening rod you have to expect to get burned sooner or later.
Next filiment please ...
The republicans self of entitlement, outright arrogance and elitism are mind boggling.
Steele should feel like Palin: Stupid
Steele's wound was self-inflected. He should find blame on his own shortcomings and incompetence.
tried to warn ya! But nooooooo, ya didn't wanna listen! Put your efforts behind Obama and you will be LEGENDARY!!!!
How fitting an exit from Steele; he went out the way he came in – no class whatsoever.
Why did the GOP oust Steele? He got them the majority in the House, and made gains in the Senate. This is simply a confirmation of what everyone already knew... the GOP won because of factors beyond their control. In other words, they won seats not by good leadership or ideas, but by economic timing and public ignorance. Otherwise, Steele would have been credited, and coveted by the GOP, not "caesared". Please do your homework and make informed decisions. This is not against conservatives, just the GOP who calls themselves conservatives. Yes, there is a difference.
Steele did a great job for the Republican National Committee, but with that said, welcome to the real world, where there are no guarantees and it is dog eat dog survival. Hopefully there won't be any sour grapes over what took place.
Backstabbbing, the GOP way!!!!!!!
Pure EGO ?
Go find a real job , maybe a plumer !
Has he gone totally nuts? He is a mediocre GOP worker who did a terrible job.
As much as I have come to dislike this Republican clown, I do feel a certain amount of sympathy for him. He was set up by his "friends" to create the appearance of inclusiveness in the Republican Party which we all know is false (see recent gay bashing incident). But the characterization that he is Caesar is a little over the top. Et tu stupid?
Tseng Tzu said: Every day I examine myself on three counts. In what I have undertaken on another's behalf, have I failed to do my best? In my dealings with my friends have I failed to be trustworthy in what I say? Have I passed on to others anything that I have not tried myself? Well, chairman Steel, how do you examine yourself?
Only a fool places his faith in the loyalty of fellow Republicans, and certainly any African-American who believes in the Republican Party should get his bullbleep detector recalibrated.
Mike you knew that they was using you long before this. That"s what happen when the love of money is your main focus. You tried to turn your on race against the prez. You lied about him nancy,harry and others. The prez never said anything bad about you. Man you is lower then a snake.
Steele is embarrassed because he knows he has made a total fool of himself and it was his own doing, Caesar was no fool.
Steele, don't flatter yourself, you should feel more like Uncle Tom than Caesar. You were a pawn all the time with this little girl Priebus. Just wait until they catch him in high heels and with lipstick, he will fall just like you!
Maybe Priebus just got tired of watching you screw everything up.........
"We put a lot of resources in Wisconsin over the last two years." lol! The best politicians money can buy...
Oh poor baby, Mr. Steele are you really that trusting? It took 7 votes to "win" your election. Your powers as RNC chair were diminshed almost immediately and you thought the Good ole Boy's party had your back. After President Obama's election, you, Mr. Steele only possessed the right hue,and a big mouth to say what the paler member of your party couldn't say without repercussions. Ask JC Watts how that knife felt in his back. You served the purpose they intentended you to serve now you're out like yesterday's newspaper. I'm sure those old white guy are sending in those checks fast and furious now, and you will continue to be a talking head for the RNC accepting whatever scraps they throw your way. Good luck with that.
Oh Good Grief! The ONLY positive on this dude's resume is he was sitting in the leadership position and simply benefited frrom the "Anti-Obama" vote in the last election. That's All!
I never ceases to amaze me when politians use every dirty trick up their sleeve against their political rivals, but then cry foul when those same tactics are used against THEM. Grow up Michael . . . politics is a dirty business.
So Steele is comparing himself to Caesar? Considering the way he's run the RNC the last few years a more apt comparison would be to Larry, Curly, and Moe. I know your fellow Republians threw you under the bus Michael, but I don't feel all that sorry for you. Your problems were for the most part of your own making.