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  • Noonan

    “I almost forgot my own name, baby.”

  • Jim89048

    M Steele’s childrens are surprisingly light-skinned!

  • NotthatLC

    I don’t understand why they can’t find at least ONE other Republican person of color to stand by or behind this man. What, Condi and Bobby weren’t available? But it’s just Mike standing with a bunch of white people – “Hey, Republicans, it’s your one black friend again! Thank God we’re the party of diversity!” Yawn.

  • proudgrampa

    Jesus. He can’t even get LIVE people to stand behind him!!


  • norbizness

    He’s black y’all, and he’s black y’all, and he’s blacker than black, and he’s black, y’all.

  • Country Club Jihadi

    He should have borrowed Obama’s Abercrombie & Fitch dudes. They make an impact.

  • MLHencken

    omg he actually said “Internet Land”

  • rachelv

    [re=449098]NotthatLC[/re]: They can’t even get PICTURES of people of color to stand near him!

  • Raph

    i like his tips:

    twitter – tweet your support

    facebook – donate your face

    this is a turnout election!! well they all are!! it’s important!

  • Aflac Shrugged

    [re=449101]proudgrampa[/re]: Changin’ the game, baby!

  • SayItWithWookies

    He and Sarah Palin must be pretty dedicated if they’re both diligently campaigning for candidates who don’t want to be seen with them. Of course, this is just a reflection on Obama’s inability to bring people together.

  • finallyhappy

    [re=449106]rachelv[/re]: So very true. He lied about endorsements when he ran for Senate in Maryland. He used some names from PG county and the politicians sent something out saying they never endorsed him

  • queeraselvis v 2.0

    Get on the bus, Mikey! The double dutch bus!

  • couchbound

    If he had simply videotaped the index card, it would have been far more compelling.

  • the problem child

    Well, now I know the phone number for a good RV rental place in what is it, Virginia?

  • A Better American Than You!

    The kidz standing behind him all seem fascinated by his bob-and-weave. Michael Steele is a punt returner in the game of life. Oh, they are not real. None of them

  • bureaucrap

    I love the fact that there is some kind of ad for some RV rental outfit in the video at all times. those Rs know that not even politics should get in the way of leasing out valuable advertising space!

  • NotthatLC

    [re=449106]rachelv[/re]: And it just never even occurred to him/them that it might be a good idea, instead of constantly putting Steele up as the exception that proves the rule. It doesn’t matter – He’s a DNC plant. No one will ever be able to convince me otherwise.

  • desertwind

    Can we start a petition to get Princess Sparkle Pony back blogging?

    Because, lordy…

  • Rumproast

    If Obamacare was in place when that young man behind Steele needed that vent surgically implanted in his chest HE SURELY WOULD HAVE PERISHED before the operation.

  • bago

    Between this and the face of the GOP.com, there’s a lot of face stealing going on out there.

  • Hooray For Anything

    [re=449098]NotthatLC[/re]: You have to give the Republicans credit here as they usually have the white guy up front with a bunch of black people behind them to make it look like Republicans don’t really hate black people. Now they’re trying to pretend it’s the other way around.

    Martin Luther King would be so proud

  • DC Hates Me

    It’s the GOP Children of the Corn Tour Bus.

  • memzilla

    Michael Steele, Resident Oreo.

    (Geez, I’m an OWG Old White Guy, and even I’m embarrassed for the poor schmuck.)

    Props for the Dubl-Stuf filling, Michael.

  • queeraselvis v 2.0

    [re=449103]Country Club Jihadi[/re]: Better yet, pics of the Huckabee clan. Of course for that, he’d need a double-wide.

  • Servo

    Joining the GOP = formaldehyde poisoning. Got it

  • Holybalheadedchrist

    That laugh track was totally off.

  • proudgrampa

    [re=449155]bago[/re]: AAAAAARRGGGHH! GIVE ME BACK MY FACE!!1!!

  • Servo

    They cut out the part where they give Michael the Rodney King treatment.

  • DoctorCulturae

    As I recall we’ve donated more than our faces to the GOP economy. Sorry Mikey, teh kitty am empty, even with your stand-in zombies.

  • AnnieGetYourFun

    Michael Steele is a Bengali actor who was trying to make it big in Dhakawood in 1998 when he was recruited by Democrat operatives; they knew that his odd diction and obvious discomfort in Western suits would make him the perfect plant to take down the RNC.

    Just picture him in a lungi (or don’t, if you value your brain), bobbling his head back and forth as he says, “Oh, goodly gosh, I have never been to this America only. What an honor this would bring to my good family in Chittagong.”

  • Extemporanus

    [re=449102]norbizness[/re]: Yes yes y’all, yes yes y’all!

    Yo, I’m the new host of “Yo! GOTV Raps”, yo, and I’m wickity wickity wack, yo!

    GOPeace out, yo!

  • freakishlystrong

    [re=449160]queeraselvis v 2.0[/re]: Yes. The fat that keeps on fatting

  • PickneyPinchback

    Donate my face? No thanks, I’m still using it. Ask again when I’m dead. Seriously, isn’t ripping the flesh off your skull and giving it to a political party something the evil monster Demoncrats would support as part of their Satanic plan to give everyone health care/murder the populace?

  • Georgia Burning

    Folks in the crowd are confused, did Al Roker lose that much weight??

  • sati demise

    [re=449128]desertwind[/re]: Where do i sign? Princess Sparkle Pony, you are our only hope!

  • Gopherit

    How awesome is it that the GOP Chairman can’t even get the candidate to pose with him for a fundraising plea…..he has to use his image from the side of the campaign bus. Everyone hates you, Steele. In more noble days, you would be expected to ritually kill yourself, but i’d personally settle for you just leaving forever.

  • Zadig

    [re=449159]memzilla[/re]: He’s not an Oreo, because there’s no actual chocolate there. Michael Steele is a dollop of mayonnaise with brown paint drizzled over it.

  • proudgrampa

    [re=449174]AnnieGetYourFun[/re]: Can I haz a lungi??

  • ithasatilde

    How long before this one is guzzling rum on Fox News in a Hawaiian t-shirt a la Terry McAuliffe?

  • teebob2000

    I got destroyed from behind once, in college. I was in my “sexual experimentation” stage.

  • Larry McAwful

    Back in the days when the RNC chairman was a white guy, video editors had to work like crazy to find black people to show up in their videos. But now that they’ve got an actual black guy to narrate, they don’t have to knock themselves out anymore. This has really eased the pressure on the Republicans.

  • Gopherit

    [re=449221]Larry McAwful[/re]: They just need to get the candidates to show.

  • sezme

    I’ve already donated my face, but it’s weird when I go to pick my nose.

  • chascates

    What up, dawg?

  • notwavingbutdrowning

    [re=449128]desertwind[/re]: oh if only . . .

  • bopumofu

    Tuesday has always been a very special day to m.e

  • Baconbits

    [re=449128]desertwind[/re]: I concur.

  • rmontcal

    I watched this video for a solid 20 seconds before I realized that those weren’t real people behind him.

    Also, why does the camera person hate McDonnell’s female family members?

  • Aloysius

    Scoff if you must, but he’s the GOP’s 21st century analog of Frederick Douglass–except without all the uncomfortable “you kept me slavery and wouldn’t let me read but I got a better education than any of you bitches” vibe.

  • PoignancySelz

    Is this his pitch to become the Chairman of the Conservative Party?
    All hands on deck, y’all.

  • One Yield Regular

    I think he’s really disrespecting the office of Republican National Committee Chair by not wearing a tie.

  • blinky_twinkie

    The patheticness… it burns!!

  • snideinplainsight

    Vote for McDonnell, or these kids will come over to your house and beat your kids up. We really really mean it. The two boys take karate classes on tuesday afternoons. Vote for McDonnell.

  • thefrontpage

    YO, what it is, what it be, where it at, Steeledawg, boi?

  • AnnieGetYourFun

    [re=449199]proudgrampa[/re]: ANYONE can have a lungi. Me, I prefer dothi on my mens.

  • bustydilettante

    I’m thoroughly charmed by the frugality of The Chairman, as evinced by the funky production values in this inspirational video. I even got out my 3-D glasses–but nope, those curiously flat-looking pigment-impaired people remain lifeless.

  • WarAndG

    F*** the PO-resident. That’s what I’m talkin’ about.

  • bondwooley

    He just makes me want to puke.

  • themanman

    Are Bob McDonnell’s kids sponsored by Nike or something?

  • WickedWitch

    This is in response to A Better American Than You:

    Bob and Weave — sounds like a mullet wig! Anybody wanna blingee Mikey up?? PLLLLLLEEEEEEEAAAAAASSSSSSEEEEE????

  • Saint Ronald the Devine

    sweet cheeses he wants my love. If I may say so, that is one far gone hip cat.