Wednesday, March 4, 2009
It is easy to laugh at the whole Limbaugh-Steele drama and assume that it is a complete meltdown of the Republican party.
But I think it could instead be a devious choreographed play to mobilize racists for the Republican party.
Think about it. No big political plays happen unless they are crafted in advance by Karl Rove or some other political strategist.
Here, if you look below the surface, what is really being played out?
At the most basic emotional level, what is happening is a black man is having to apologize to - and being belittled by - a white man.
For all of the racists who are horrified that a black man - Obama - has been elected to the most powerful office in the world, this is a great thing. The black guy put in charge of the GOP (Steele) is being shellacked by the self-appointed voice for the common white guy (Limbaugh).
Do you get it? Its an attempt to channel all of the anger of the racists into support for the GOP.
Does this sound too crazy and disgusting to be real? Maybe . . . but I've got 2 words for you: Karl Rove.
I don't know if this is what's going on. I'm simply putting out a hypothesis.