RNC Chairman Michael Steele has all kinds of ideas about how to refurbish the image of the Republican party. There’s the “beyond the cutting edge” PR offensive, for instance, the hip-hop flavored one that will be off the hook.
But that one is still “forthcoming”. Till then, Steele is marking time just being offensive. For example, by employing the Macaca strategy that worked so well for George Allen that it made him a household name all across the U.S.
Here’s Steele with conservative radio talk show host Curtis Sliwa on Wednesday night, gleefully draping a racial stereotype all over Louisiana’s Indian-American governor, Bobby Jindal:
SLIWA: Now, using a little bit of that street terminology, are you giving him any Slum love, Michael?
SLIWA: Because he is — when guys look at him and young women look at him — they say oh, that’s the slumdog millionaire, governor. So, give me some slum love.
STEELE: I love it. (inaudible) … some slum love out to my buddy. Gov. Bobby Jindal is doing a friggin’ awesome job in his state. He’s really turned around on some core principles — like hey, government ought not be corrupt. The good stuff … the easy stuff.
God must really love the Democratic party these days. Nothing else explains Michael Steele.