The GOP's Hawaiian Vacation
You know what they say...nothing says grassroots populism like a trip to Hawaii. I'm telling you-- Michael Steele is the gift that keeps on giving! So much so that I'm not exactly sure why the Democrats don't exploit this man more. Don't answer that. I'm surprised the Democrats have the mental capacity to successfully pick their noses, much less do something that will actually help their party (sigh). But I digress...
It seems as if the Republican National Committee has decided to hold their winter meeting in a very fancy Waikiki resort. That's a very interesting choice for a party that has been trying to co-opt the Teabagger's anti-elite/anti-big government/anti-anti-anti message. I wonder how many of those hard-working blue collar teabagging folks have been out to Hawaii, particularly during this recession, with so many people out of work. You would think that it would make more sense to hold the RNC winter meeting in a place that was hardest hit by the recession, like say...Florida, or Ohio, or Nevada, or Pennsylvania, to name a few. But if you ask Michael Steele (and someone has), he'll tell you that there's a recession there, too.
"...Hawaii's going through a recession, too." Steele said. "So we're going to help the economy a little bit." He scoffs at the notion that this may look bad for the Republican party to look as if they're "chillin'", to use a word that he would try to use, in the tropics while their supporters are stuck in the winter cold, jobless and going broke.
Steele is one of those people that likes to cop this smug attitude, but sounds like a total moron while doing it; there is nothing like being cocky and stupid at the same time. I have not been shy in expressing my disgust and embarrassment regarding Steele. I am torn, actually...because as a non-Republican, I'm happy that they got this idiot to lead their party; the ultimate Affirmative Action hire ("Okay, we need a Black guy to go up against their Black guy...how about.......THAT one!"). But then...then I'm mortified that they managed to find the most incompetent of Black folks to run their party-- much in the way that I think a lot of women felt when the GOP found Sarah Palin ("Okay, we need a woman to go up against their woman...").
So, this Wednesday, the RNC will be enjoying the sun and surf in an island paradise, while they assess their "resurgence". We'll see how that works out.