Steele to Head RNC

We see your black president and we raise you a black Republican National Committee Chairman!

(The GOP is evidently as good at poker as they are at everything else.)

No word on whether Steele is a Magic Negro, too.

ETA: In all seriousness, and despite the fact that Steele regularly provides the GOP cover for its racist bullshit (like the aforementioned holiday CD fiasco), I think this is, on balance, a good thing. It's not that Steele's positions aren't objectionable; they are. But they are no more objectionable than any of the other men (yes, all men) who were in the running for this position. (And, in some cases, they are less objectionable.)

It matters that there are visible people of color in top leadership posts of both parties at the same time. That's important for this country, and it's more than just a symbol. It's one of the millions of little things that will fill in that oft-referenced void in which abuse of marginalized peoples happens.

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