HIPPITY HOP  2:04 pm May 23, 2011

Michael Steele Is Now Going To Wreck MSNBC

by Wonkette Jr.

This reminds us of the theme song from 'All That Jazz' for some reason.Michael Steele was (barely) chosen as the Republican Party chairman a few years ago as a response to Barack Obama’s election to the presidency. Not a political response, so much as an image-y kind of thing. It’s hard to remember now, but the trend in 2008-2009 was all about tall, dark and handsome men. Especially the “dark” part. But the Republicans only had creepy old goatee-man Alan Keyes and bald Maryland mediocrity Michael Steele to choose from, and what’s his name, the pizza man, hadn’t yet been born. (Herman Cain is a super baby, were you aware?) So they, the Republicans, picked Michael Steele to run the Republican party. And all the angry white old people promptly started their own Republican Party, but without the black people, and they called this the “Tea Party” (even though they mostly drank Sprite). Now Michael Steele has finished his work at the RNC, and is going to be a TV star with Rachel Maddow and … I don’t know anyone else on MSNBC. Conan O’Brien?

If you want a quick lesson in the history of Michael Steele, you should go read all the posts by my hero Juli Weiner, who is now a literary star at Vanity Fair magazine and probably has a limo and thrice-weekly nail appointments. The main things Michael Steele did for the RNC was to hire a lot of lesbian strippers, which is pretty street, and then to put these hip-hop videos on the Republican website. Let’s find this press release they forwarded to us.

FORMER RNC CHAIR MICHAEL STEELE NAMED MSNBC POLITICAL ANALYST

New York – May 23, 2011 – Former Republican National Committee (RNC) chairman Michael Steele has been named MSNBC political analyst. The announcement was made today by Phil Griffin, President of MSNBC, and is effective immediately.

Steele, who has been a frequent guest on MSNBC, will now regularly appear on the full lineup of MSNBC programming as part of the network’s diverse group of analysts and contributors.

“I’m thrilled to have Michael join MSNBC,” said Phil Griffin, President of MSNBC. “His strong voice and opinions will be a great addition to all of our programs.”

“It’s an honor to contribute and engage in the dialogue on MSNBC,” said Steele. “I look forward to engaging a diverse audience to share insights and analysis about the people, issues, and events shaping America’s future. I’m sure our discussions will be both informative and a bit spirited!”

Michael Steele is President and CEO of The Steele Group, a company he started in 1999. The Steele Group works with institutional and individual clients to design overall business development, investor, networking, and communications strategies. He was the first African-American chairman of the Republican National Committee. Steele left the RNC post earlier this year after setting a new direction for the Republican Party that led to record-setting fundraising totals and winning more seats at the federal, state, and local level since 1928. Prior to that, Steele was elected Lieutenant Governor of Maryland, becoming the first African American elected in that state.

Dreamy. Do I link a news story even if it’s just from a press release you forwarded me? I will link this story in the Baltimore paper because “The Wire” had a lot of black people in it and Michael Steele is probably just like in that show, because he lives in Maryland. Not really, he so lives in Chevy Chase! [Baltimore Sun]

 
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Barb May 23, 2011 at 2:08 pm

Now it's time to rename it MessNBC.

littlebigdaddy May 23, 2011 at 2:19 pm

As in "hot ghetto mess" y'all.

ganmerlad May 23, 2011 at 3:06 pm

Can't call it that, that is what the Britebart people already call it. Thinking caps everyone…

mrblifil May 23, 2011 at 2:08 pm

Gettin' jiggy widdit! Michael Steele puts the "anal" in analyst.

Callyson May 23, 2011 at 3:59 pm

Gives a whole new meaning to the slogan "Lean Forward"

Negropolis May 24, 2011 at 3:07 am

"Lean Forward…and cough."

JustPixelz May 23, 2011 at 2:10 pm

"Wreck MSNBC"? Are you just setting the bar low for the black guy Wonkette JR?

prommie May 23, 2011 at 2:11 pm

Holy mackeral, Andy! Yes indeedy, doddly doo. Its about time the minstrel show made a comeback.

WunkRocker May 23, 2011 at 4:11 pm

Needs Bobby Jindal to go on and talk about Volcanoes (since another'n blowed up).

mourningnmerica May 23, 2011 at 2:11 pm

I feel like Flounder. "This is gonna be great !!!"

meufchelou May 23, 2011 at 2:11 pm

I always thought MSNBC needed more street.

ProgressiveInga May 23, 2011 at 2:24 pm

I always thought MSNBC needed more skreet.

/fixed

vacuumslayer May 23, 2011 at 3:24 pm

And Tamron Hall wasn't enough?

x111e7thst May 23, 2011 at 2:12 pm

Better a Steele than a Priebus. At least if you have access to antibiotics.

James Michael Curley May 23, 2011 at 2:21 pm

If you remove all the vowels from Rence Priebus's name you are left with RNC PRBS – Republican National Committee Public Relations Bull Shit.

WriteyWriterton May 23, 2011 at 3:27 pm

Well-struck, colleague. Well struck.

Callyson May 23, 2011 at 4:00 pm

Or, Republican National Committee Pubic Region Bad Syphilis

SorosBot May 23, 2011 at 2:28 pm

It looks almost like a misspelling of Priapus, the Greek god of boners. (Really).

Rotundo_ May 23, 2011 at 4:43 pm

If we have any folks familiar with german folklore and the like did they have a nordic god named "Priebus" who either posessed or was in total a huge dick? It seems like it would make sense.

zhubajie May 23, 2011 at 6:14 pm

Yes, it does, and Priapus supposedly guarded money and property.

ShaveTheWhales May 23, 2011 at 6:47 pm

Actually, it's one of those simple transpositions that slip in over time. Originally, it was "Brie pus". French, y'know?

C_R_Eature May 23, 2011 at 6:55 pm

Priebus sounds too much like Priapus. Although, he was probably a fun God to have around.

mourningnmerica May 23, 2011 at 2:12 pm

I'm headed to my neighborhood homosexual bondage bar to celebrate !!!

ManchuCandidate May 23, 2011 at 2:13 pm

He's moving on up, moving on up to a deluxe appointment on Tvvvveee!

Radiotherapy May 23, 2011 at 2:13 pm

Make fun of this guy all you want, but during his reign, the Repugs took the house and, most importantly, got the tax cuts for the job creators.
He didn't have a results problem, it was an image problem.
Now he's just a problem.

Texan_Bulldog May 23, 2011 at 2:43 pm

"He didn't have a results problem, it was an image problem. "

He didn't have a results problem, it was a color problem.

Fixed.

Poindexter718 May 23, 2011 at 3:17 pm

"Make fun of this guy all you want, but during his reign…"

"Make fun of this guy all you want, but despite his reign…"

Fixed. (But mad props for not making it "rein".)

Callyson May 23, 2011 at 4:02 pm

That was one of Steele's big problems: he *couldn't* make it rain, and left behind a huge deficit for the Reeps. Kind of like what W left for the country…

Rotundo_ May 23, 2011 at 4:48 pm

It was all the little things, like being descended from african folks and the strippers, being descended from african folks and the gaffes, being descended from african folks and having the big donors set up their own independent operations outside the party to avoid having anything to do with someone descended from african folks. They just kept adding up.

Eve8Apples May 23, 2011 at 2:14 pm

"The main things Michael Steele did for the RNC was to hire a lot of lesbian strippers"

Hopefully, Mike will continue that tradition at MSNBC.

littlebigdaddy May 23, 2011 at 2:20 pm

I think Rachel would be down with that.

riverside68 May 23, 2011 at 3:04 pm

I understand that her strip act is out of his price range.

mourningnmerica May 23, 2011 at 2:14 pm

As a one armed midget, I feel like I have to embrace this hire.

Gopherit May 23, 2011 at 2:14 pm

This means only one thing to me: Maybe Jon Stewart will bring back Muppet Steele!

jodyleek May 23, 2011 at 2:18 pm

Gimme a high fibble! Woot woot!

Geminisunmars May 23, 2011 at 3:25 pm

You notice how every Wonkette Jr story has a silver lining. So clearly not Layne writing it.

mileslarboy May 23, 2011 at 10:53 pm

YES!!! That IS the only bright side to this. Otherwise I was totally depressed to read this (even with MSNBC being as bad as it is already!).

freakishlywrong May 23, 2011 at 2:14 pm

Can't wait for the first librul mashup that is Joe Doucheborough, Pat Buchannan, and, well, this guy.

Beetagger May 23, 2011 at 2:59 pm

It's a circle jerk with Donny Deutch as the pivot man!

Rotundo_ May 23, 2011 at 4:52 pm

Maybe he's becoming a comic sidekick for Scarborough! He and grumpy old Pat and Donny Dufus and the lovely Mika for some eye candy.

Wilcoxyz May 23, 2011 at 2:14 pm

You think he and Rachel have the same taste in pricy faux lesbian bondage clubs?

riverside68 May 23, 2011 at 3:09 pm

My guess is he likes the full bodied large waist band blonds,
She goes more for the nasty librarian brunettes.

SorosBot May 23, 2011 at 2:14 pm

I kind of miss Steele at the RNC; I can't even remember the new guy's name, and he hasn't done anything notably goofy like Steele used to do all the time.

freakishlywrong May 23, 2011 at 2:15 pm

I can remember it, I just can't fucking spell it.

HempDogbane May 23, 2011 at 2:18 pm

Rinse Prepuce

LesBontemps May 23, 2011 at 2:26 pm

Sage advice in any forum.

BaldarTFlagass May 23, 2011 at 2:27 pm

Raunch Priapism

Negropolis May 24, 2011 at 3:14 am

Ranch Shortbus.

gef05 May 23, 2011 at 2:30 pm

I still reckon the new guy needs to change his name to something less high falutin.

Something like Reince N'Priebus.

Geminisunmars May 23, 2011 at 3:27 pm

Prince Remus. Oh wait, that was the last fellow.

Captain_Quark May 23, 2011 at 2:15 pm

Michael Jackson isn't available, so I guess MSNBC had to settle for the "other Michael" in its attempt to provide the kind of entertainment, analysis, and insight the American people hunger for.

PsycWench May 23, 2011 at 2:15 pm

they called this the “Tea Party” (even though they mostly drank Sprite lukewarm PBR) Fixed that for you, Wonkette Jr.

Gunner Asch May 23, 2011 at 2:23 pm

I thought they mostly drank Spite.

PsycWench May 23, 2011 at 2:30 pm

Close; that's what comes out of their mouths.

OkieDokieDog May 23, 2011 at 2:37 pm

I thought it was Mountain Dew?

Bonzos_Bed_Time May 23, 2011 at 2:42 pm

The Tea Party is composed of hipsters?

AnAmericanInTO May 23, 2011 at 3:02 pm

Oh, come on! It's Walgreen brand Orange drink or GTFO!

Or any number of the knock off Dr. Pepper's: Dr. Radical, Dr. Thunder, Dr. Zeppa…

manythousands May 23, 2011 at 3:57 pm

Dr. Butts if you're at the H-E-B supermarket in Texas.

PsycWench May 23, 2011 at 4:42 pm

It's true that all of those go well with anus burgers.

Pithaughn May 23, 2011 at 11:19 pm

As an actual liquor store employee here in TeaTard Town, the brand of choice is Natural Light. I was able to confirm this while canvassing the "homes" in my precinct.
By my precinct I refer to my official role in the Democratic Party of Vice Prince Chancellor of said precinct. Why did I run for this office? A pretty girl smiled at me during the last caucus and I nodded yes! Bam, Co Captain or something! Oh and the "homes" would be refered to as manufactured housing in polite circles.

freakishlywrong May 23, 2011 at 2:16 pm

Oh, and "Fair and Balanced"? When you hire Howard Dean, we'll talk.

BaldarTFlagass May 23, 2011 at 2:44 pm

I'd love to see that Wiener or Grayson guy on Fox as much as I see that pathetic fucker Buchanan on MSNBC.

HistoriCat May 23, 2011 at 3:09 pm

You have a typo in your comment :
"pathetic fucker well-known liberal Buchanan on MSNBC."

There – fixed it for you.

HempDogbane May 23, 2011 at 2:17 pm

"Active in drama" is euphemism?

MissTaken May 23, 2011 at 2:18 pm

FINALLY! I've waited too damn long for the urban, suburban hip hop to come to MSNBC. Moo, motherfuckers!

DaRooster May 23, 2011 at 2:52 pm

WORD!

Bonzos_Bed_Time May 23, 2011 at 2:18 pm

I feel Wonkette Jr. is finally finding his/her/it's voice.

sezme May 23, 2011 at 4:51 pm

Careful, Jr. The Wonket voice is first person plural. Plural. You got at least three demerit points for this post.

Bonzos_Bed_Time May 23, 2011 at 6:32 pm

Or possible schizophrenic.

I do like this author though!

SorosBot May 23, 2011 at 2:19 pm

Should we try and finish the incomplete alt-text? "This reminds us of the theme song from" – Glee?

DaSandman May 23, 2011 at 2:22 pm

Well MSNBC had to go for a fair and balanced quota. All the other people of color on the air are good looking, well spoken and sane.

Beside which, if you're a busy exec you need a brother that can score an eightball and a lesbo floor show on short notice for you.

supernoun May 23, 2011 at 2:22 pm

I am surprised FOX News isn't hiring him! A strong conservative like that!

SorosBot May 23, 2011 at 2:26 pm

He's too reasonable and nice to those he disagrees with.

Graham Cracker May 23, 2011 at 3:19 pm

They already filled their quota with Juan Williams

Allmighty_Manos May 23, 2011 at 2:22 pm

MSNBC is shooting for the young, "urban" audience.

OkieDokieDog May 23, 2011 at 2:22 pm

So this means that MSNBC is fulfilling it's Affirmative Action quota?

OkieDokieDog May 23, 2011 at 2:26 pm

OT – but that Scary Sarah Palin ad thingy just changed to one about Zombies. Actually I think zombies are probably more human and lifelike that Sarah Lou.

OkieDokieDog May 23, 2011 at 2:36 pm

Oops – its ^ not it is. I ain't that OKIE nuff to not know the difference.

Here's another one you can downfist, tiny weenie, as I go up thumb for freedums!!1

Callyson May 23, 2011 at 4:08 pm

They have a black female, can't remember her name but I would totally gay – marry her, who used to fill in for KO sometimes.

Troubledog May 23, 2011 at 2:24 pm

Did that last weekend, it sound funnier than it was.

FraAnima May 23, 2011 at 2:24 pm

Still not urban enough.

elviouslyqueer May 23, 2011 at 2:26 pm

Poor Mikey. Too urban for CNN, and not batshit enough for Fox.

Nothingisamiss May 23, 2011 at 3:52 pm

Plenty batshit. Too dark. As per above, they've filled their quota of the dark mens.

Gunner Asch May 23, 2011 at 2:26 pm

Steele seemed an absolute buffoon when in charge of the RNC, but he seems not bad at all (for a Republican) when on Rachael's show. Maybe she radiates enough extra brain waves to supply the immediate vicinity.

grigoritheocto May 23, 2011 at 2:27 pm

The title of this article implies that MSNBC was not wrecked before DJ Jazzy Steele was hired. This of course, is not possible, because MSNBC is a 24-hour news channel. And everyone knows that 24-hour news channels are made from poop.

Ms Whatever May 24, 2011 at 8:02 am

You forgot about the 8-hour-a-day prison reality show programming, also played continuous from 8p Friday to early Monday am.

JoshuaNorton May 23, 2011 at 2:29 pm

Needs moar banjo music.

LesBontemps May 23, 2011 at 2:31 pm

What, no kicker hed? Standards around here are really slipping.

LesBontemps May 23, 2011 at 2:55 pm

Thanks for the update, Jr. All is forgiven and my OCD is calmed.

edgydrifter May 23, 2011 at 2:31 pm

I'll support this move if either of the following is true:
1) He gets his own show called Black Steele where every episode is him walking around gritty areas of urban desolation in a burnt umber turtleneck talking about how "street" he is and how he delivered his own brand of justice "back in the day."
2) He wins the super uncoveted role of "conservative Alan Colmes" which basically pays him to get rhetorically destroyed every day on Maddow's show.

chicken_thief May 23, 2011 at 2:55 pm

He's actually pretty good on Maddow. I think he and her genuinely like each other. But not THAT way.

Ms Whatever May 24, 2011 at 8:03 am

She's helping his career by having him on so much and treating him like the "cool guy" of the Republican kidz. She might have gotten him the gig. He better keep on her good side. MSNBC should also acquire TDS' Muppet Michael Steele.

HistoriCat May 23, 2011 at 3:12 pm

Black Steele? I was hoping he would stick with his theme from the RNC website redesign, What Up?

tessiee May 23, 2011 at 10:28 pm

"He gets his own show called Black Steele where every episode is him walking around gritty areas of urban desolation in a burnt umber turtleneck"

Also, he needs to be followed at all times by his backup band a la "I'm gonna git you sucka".

nounverb911 May 23, 2011 at 2:32 pm

When will Wonkette Jr's secret identity be unmasked?

freakishlywrong May 23, 2011 at 2:42 pm

Ken didn't have the heart to tell us; he hired Michael Steele.

sezme May 23, 2011 at 4:53 pm

Now that's what I call a "tough decision."

riverside68 May 23, 2011 at 3:14 pm

When he is legal age to hire.

Slim_Pickins May 23, 2011 at 2:36 pm

Maybe he and Rick Santelli can do a regular 'Douche bag – Counter-Douche bag' segment.

jus_wonderin May 23, 2011 at 2:44 pm

"Jane, you ignorant slut."

DustBowlBlues May 23, 2011 at 3:15 pm

I was thinking about that during Fallon's interview on "Fresh Air."

jus_wonderin May 23, 2011 at 3:24 pm

I listened to that. I was soo not aware that he did so many excellent impressions. He had “Trump” spot on. He is on to late for this 52 yo but the “Thank You” segments were hilarious.

privatejoker77 May 23, 2011 at 2:37 pm

It's a GOP inside job!

Beowoof May 23, 2011 at 2:37 pm

Fox already had their quota of black guys?

chicken_thief May 23, 2011 at 2:52 pm

Well, certainly! They have…. uh……….

trondant May 23, 2011 at 3:13 pm

I was gonna say Juan Williams, but now that I think about it he's probably a Messican.

DustBowlBlues May 23, 2011 at 3:16 pm

Whatev'. He's dark enough to qualify as a person of the negro persuation on Faux newz.

arihaya May 23, 2011 at 2:40 pm

"If you want a quick lesson in the history of Michael Steele, you should go read all the posts by my hero Juli Weiner, "

oh intern bluffing his/her seniors, I'm quite familiar with these

Goonemeritus May 23, 2011 at 2:41 pm

Is it just me or is anyone else’s schedule being thrown off by this Wonkette Jr’s work ethic? One might rightly accuse this person of enthusiasm which I find to be a reprehensible character flaw.

HistoriCat May 23, 2011 at 3:14 pm

That's how you know they don't have the job yet. It took Jack about 8 days before he hit the "Newell Zone."

ganmerlad May 23, 2011 at 3:32 pm

It is better to have too much than too little. Chasing stories is preferable to seeing the same one sitting there for more than a day.

Also, there may be more than one Jr.

BarackMyWorld May 23, 2011 at 2:41 pm

His new show will be called….(wait for it)…"Steele Standing."

riverside68 May 23, 2011 at 3:16 pm

I thought it was Steele Erecting

hagajim May 23, 2011 at 3:45 pm

How about Lexington Steele

pinkocommi May 23, 2011 at 2:47 pm

Downfister doesn't like us making fun of the black man. Either that or Downfister is a huge fan of lesbian bondage clubs.

tessiee May 23, 2011 at 10:30 pm

If Bobtroll is the one downfisting, he thinks we're all racist for some reason, remember?

Texan_Bulldog May 23, 2011 at 2:48 pm

If he hits on Tamron Hall, I hope she knees him in the groin. Or is he like Clarence Thomas & only goes for the white meat?

BlueMonkeh May 24, 2011 at 12:34 pm

does he go for girl meat?

chicken_thief May 23, 2011 at 2:50 pm

…"even though they mostly drank Sprite".

Diet Sprite! To wash down their super-sized Big Mac's with a double order of fries and a (motherfucking HOT!!!!) apple pie for dessert. Gotta watch the calories, ya know….

BaldarTFlagass May 23, 2011 at 2:53 pm

Maybe he could become Colmes to Rachel's Hannity, and call it "Lesbony and Irony."

WriteyWriterton May 23, 2011 at 3:33 pm

Yeah, that's a win.

Nothingisamiss May 23, 2011 at 4:26 pm

BalderT, that was good, man. Definite win.

lulzmonger May 24, 2011 at 12:22 pm

/comments

proudgrampa May 23, 2011 at 2:53 pm

Oh, Jesus Christ. Who cares?

fuflans May 23, 2011 at 2:55 pm

i like that picture, but i like the other fey one with the little yappy dog better.

welcome wonkette jr we are very happy you are the changes around here and the apocolypse is not the changes around here.

genxr May 23, 2011 at 3:00 pm

His first task will be a complete redesign of the MSNBC web site.

prommie May 23, 2011 at 3:00 pm

Its gonna be a cruel, cruel summer, folks, with Ken off being a novelist and all now, and Stueff flying the coop, and Waggaman wandering off. Woe betide us, what will become of our beloved Wonkette?

SorosBot May 23, 2011 at 3:10 pm

Let's just hope our mysterious new intern Wonkette Jr. here is a kind master or mistress.

riverside68 May 23, 2011 at 3:18 pm

Kindness is overrated
Let's hope he puts out often, and with imagination

HistoriCat May 23, 2011 at 3:18 pm

Evan Hurst offered to write something beyond his usual pushing of the homosexual agenda! Plus there's that Canadian guy – they've just about thawed in Canada, right? Hell, maybe Sara Benincasa survived sharing a stage with Breitbart and will toss off something for us losers.

Oh and we still have Blair Burke to kick around read.

Chet Kincaid May 23, 2011 at 3:00 pm

Will he be leading the cast of Mika Brzezinski's Morning Shoe Fetish in the Humpty Dance?
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cj9_yW8tZxs

Or will he return to his college roots and become MSNBC's interstitial Singing Frog?

Pres[ $ rm -r * ] May 23, 2011 at 3:02 pm

Lean Forward, bitches.

C_R_Eature May 23, 2011 at 6:44 pm

You get a Gold Star and a Cookie. And one Upfist.

gullywompr May 23, 2011 at 9:56 pm

Win.

el_donaldo May 23, 2011 at 3:03 pm

Herman Cain was only born a couple years ago? Yes, that seems right. Michael Steele is a muppet, and Herman Cain is a golem.

Billmatic May 23, 2011 at 3:07 pm

The Wire reference made me think that there should be a buddy comedy staring Mr. Steele and Omar Little.

It will be called "Oh, Indeed."

MissTaken May 23, 2011 at 3:08 pm

Does this mean that Steele will host episodes of "Lockup: Wherever A Prison Can Be Found" now? If so I might actually start watching those.

DustBowlBlues May 23, 2011 at 3:10 pm

That cross eyed Uncle Tom was on The Takeaway this morning and even in radio I could picture his crazy eyes. I switch the dial (well, not really the dial) any time he comes on my screen because I can't stand him and his crazy eyes. Or have I mentioned his crazy eyes already?

BZ1 May 23, 2011 at 3:15 pm

political analyst??? the Steele sure had a pulse on the steet lingo, for one, but he knew sumthin' about the politiks?!

KeepFnThatChicken May 23, 2011 at 3:22 pm

How is it that we luck out with a photo of Michael Steele dressed as a leisure-class dandy? Where's the ukulele?

WriteyWriterton May 23, 2011 at 3:30 pm

"Your large donors…"

Large donors of what, exactly?

Callyson May 23, 2011 at 4:06 pm

Let's just say you don't want the job of the person who has to mop up the club's floors after the show…

PuckStopsHere May 23, 2011 at 3:31 pm

Wow, this will be just like that black dude they got to be on Faux–you know, the one who used to be head of the DNC–who "will now regularly appear on the full lineup…as part of the network’s diverse group of analysts and contributors." That guy. Whatshisname. Oh, and fuck Cabletown.

MistaEko May 23, 2011 at 3:48 pm

Even MSNBC's version of Juan Williams will draw lower ratings.

Nothingisamiss May 23, 2011 at 3:48 pm

+1 for "makes Smither look a subversive."

mariser May 23, 2011 at 3:57 pm

first KO leaves.
now this.
MSNBC: been nice knowing you. 'bye

SilverTsunami May 23, 2011 at 4:02 pm

This is GREAT News! The Daily Show will not have to retire the Muppet-knock-off of Michael Steele!

mariser May 23, 2011 at 4:38 pm

I cant' believe I didn't know there was such an entity as "The Steele Group".
[snort]
thanks, Wonkette Jr.. for that amusing bit of info

prommie May 23, 2011 at 5:08 pm

The black character on Southpark, his name is "Token." This should be Steele's name.

tessiee May 23, 2011 at 11:09 pm

As long as he doesn't sing about his chocolate salty balls, I'm content.

Rotundo_ May 23, 2011 at 5:09 pm

The Steele Group sounds like something that starts out in grand style in tall glass sided office buildings in key places like D.C. or New York, and ends up in a strip mall next to the cigarette depot and Madame Desiree's Tarot readings. With one battered mahogany desk and a was-wood wreck for the "secretary" he hires for 20 hours a week at minimum wage to write press releases about all the important doings going on.

tessiee May 23, 2011 at 11:10 pm

"press releases about all the important doings going on"

There's doin's a-transpirin'.

lochnessmonster May 23, 2011 at 5:10 pm

Made up history again. Didn't Steele leave a lot of unpaid bills, scandalous expenditures? I'd hardly call that setting a new direction for the GOP.

Terry May 23, 2011 at 5:35 pm

"Prior to that, Steele was elected Lieutenant Governor of Maryland, becoming the first African American elected in that state."

He was the first African American Lieutenant Governor, but not the first African American elected in the whole darn state. BAD writing, MSNBC.

Terry May 23, 2011 at 5:43 pm

William H. Butler, Sr. (c.1842-1892) the first elected black official in Maryland, was elected to be alderman of Annapolis' third ward in 1873.

So, there, MSNBC.

C_R_Eature May 23, 2011 at 11:13 pm

Once again, anonymous hobby Internet blog commentator out-researches professional paid national news organization. How many times is this now? Are we into exponents yet?

Terry May 24, 2011 at 6:13 am

I was born and raised in Maryland. I know that Steele wasn't the first African American elected in the State because I've seen first hand (and voted for) a range of people of color in office.

Boy, that kind of sloppy writing annoys me.

C_R_Eature May 24, 2011 at 7:08 am

Well, Terry you deserve a Laurel and Hearty Handshake for setting the record straight. Thanks!Sloppy writing – and research – really gets to me too. These people are getting paid, fercrissakes and don't get me started on correct information as a Public Trust…

Limeylizzie May 23, 2011 at 5:47 pm

OK, I am reading your post in bright sunlight on my very old iBook and I thought yor name was "Cum Toting [ Redacted].

GunToting[Redacted] May 23, 2011 at 5:52 pm

I have to consider this a compliment coming from you, LL! *blush*

Limeylizzie May 23, 2011 at 5:59 pm

I have love for Michael Steele, seriously, when he is on Rachel's show they have terrific chemistry, probably both talk about what amazing cunnilinguists they are during breaks , anyway I am a fan and I think he seems really nice and funny. Go on downfist me, no not you Rachel, from you I will take the aforementioned cunnilingus.

C_R_Eature May 23, 2011 at 6:42 pm

I think those two are Cunning Linguists also.

zhubajie May 23, 2011 at 6:12 pm

There's a left-wing in America?

C_R_Eature May 23, 2011 at 6:39 pm

Michael Steele is to political and media organizations
– as –
Groo The Wanderer is to watercraft.

zhubajie May 23, 2011 at 6:49 pm

I was hoping he'd slide off to some place warm and cheap and without extradition with all the RNC's ill-gotten gains, to write a scurrilous memoir and perhaps open a lesbian bondage club for sex-pats. No such luck.

Refudiation May 23, 2011 at 6:50 pm

Or on the fucking Supreme Court.

Refudiation May 23, 2011 at 7:01 pm

Assuming Steele holds some lingering discontent over getting tossed out of the GOP circle jerk, we could be treated to a "Bitch set me up!" moment as soon as the cameras come on.

flamingpdog May 23, 2011 at 7:29 pm

Michael Steele – analyst. Rush Limpballs – anal cyst. You think those guys would be better friends.

snoopyfan2010 May 23, 2011 at 8:19 pm

So, MSNBC is a comedy channel now???

iburl May 23, 2011 at 9:30 pm

Cool, I hope this means that Puppet Michael Steel is returning
http://www.thedailyshow.com/watch/mon-january-17-

Make it Rain, Fraiser Craine!

trondant May 23, 2011 at 9:47 pm

You could shoot her from a cannon and I'd still watch.

But seriously, Rachel, this guy has the right idea. Hell, take Steele to the titty bar with you and he can expense it, like he did last time.

And politics *is* allowed in the champagne room.

mrblifil May 23, 2011 at 10:01 pm

Unfortunately for Steele his contract as an analyst limits his participation to popping up in miniature in the lower third of the screen and saying "Whassup!!" while swiveling his hips enough to call his sexual orientation somewhat into question.

Beck_is_Trig May 23, 2011 at 10:49 pm

Hey now libtards…rappin' Michael Steele IS cooler than "the Young Cons"….and if any of you ask who they are…so help me I will find something of theirs just so I can prove my point. The lameness…and the pastyness, and the white guy uncoolness…all of it rapping about shit like how great Reagan is…and how street the Brooks Brothers posse is. When I first heard about these douchenozzels…I thought some clever libtards issued a mega-troll/prank on the entirety of white 'Merica….then to my shock and amusement, I found out THEY'RE REAL, like those mythical tea-bagger rappers…and trust me, it's sounds even worse than it seems. Wonkette should start a new teabagger music review on here, just so we can laugh and have our ears bleed from their attempts at sounding cool…just sayin', political songs are totally worth reporting on. Now, since I've subjected myself to this…I'll go listen to Bob Marley to cleanse my soul…"No woman, no cry" (bet he never heard the "Young Cons"…they trigger involuntary crying)

tessiee May 23, 2011 at 11:14 pm

I remember getting in a heated argument with a former co-worker about whether Spinal Tap was satire or just really, really stupid (I contended that they were satire), so I'm reserving judgement on whether or not "Young Cons" are satire (especially with the word "cons" in their very name).

tessiee May 23, 2011 at 11:11 pm

MSNBC should create a Sunday morning show featuring Steele, Clarence Thomas, Condi Rice, and Herman Cain. They would sit around and give their opinions about what Obama SHOULD have done the preceding week. Call it Uncle Toms Cabinet.

fxd

larrykat May 23, 2011 at 11:15 pm

I can never tell if he's looking at me.

chascates May 23, 2011 at 11:46 pm

The bad thing about someone becoming a celebrity is that they then never go away.

Negropolis May 24, 2011 at 2:57 am

Snark off ffor a minute, I don't gete why Rachel likes him. I find myself switching the channel whenever she has him on. He's not on MSNBC because he wants to be (and it shows); he's on MSNBC because their the only rat-f%ckers who will have his goofy ass.

It's really kind of painful to watch, because both Rachel and her audience knows that she knows more about Michael's party's talking points and policies than even he does. He doesn't offer anything intellectually that some random conservative pundit couldn't, already.

Negropolis May 24, 2011 at 3:03 am

The Steele Group works with institutional and individual clients to design overall business development, investor, networking, and communications strategies.

So, it's your typical bullshit racket, eh? Nobody should be poor in this world, not with how easy cons are, these days. I bet it has a P.O. box for an address.

BTW, needz moar double-tuff Oreos.

ttommyunger May 24, 2011 at 9:46 am

"Michael Steele Is Now Going To Wreck MSNBC." Really? Then what, sink the Titanic?

occams8ball May 24, 2011 at 9:39 pm

I got it! Michael Steele is Wonkette Jr.!!!!!!!!!

Biel_ze_Bubba May 25, 2011 at 5:30 am

Larry, the MSNBC flunkie: "Hey Moe, I hired that color commentator you wanted. Nyuk nyuk,"
Moe: "Why you…"

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