Dispatches from the Creation Wars

Dumbass Quote of the Day

It’s getting to the point where I’m gonna have to have dumbass quotes of the hour. This one is from Newt Gingrich, defending Michael Steele:

GINGRICH: And I think overall he is a very impressive guy despite the fact – in fact, I think one of the reasons the elite media attacks him is it drives the left crazy to have an African-American chairman of the RNC because then they can’t attack the RNC for being racist.

Oh, of course. It’s all the fault of the “elite media” attacking Steele unjustifiably. I suppose that’s why major Republican donors have stopped giving money to the RNC and why Steele has said one stupid thing after another since taking office.

Gingrich is essentially confirming what I have been saying since Michael Steele was elected to head the RNC, that the only reason they put him in that position is so that he can attack Obama without being accused of being a racist. But the problem is that they’re now stuck with him even after he has proven to be a total disaster.

It’s gotten so bad that Karl Rove is building a parallel fundraising apparatus outside the RNC in order to get those big donors that have shut their wallets to the party to keep coughing up the cash. Even Republicans know they’ve given Don Knotts a bullet for his shirt pocket and he shot himself in the foot with it. But now they’re going to have a very difficult time getting rid of him because of his incompetence because that isn’t why they hired him in the first place.