Michael “Sambo” Steele Leaves Them Speechless!

Saturday, May 9, 2009


When SCOTUS Justice David Souter announced his intention to retire last week, President Obama said he would not only “seek somebody with a sharp and independent mind and a record of excellence and integrity,” but also someone who has “empathy.” Leave it to RNC Chairman Michael “Sambo” Steele to pick-up on the word “empathy” as code for activist judge.

Listen here: 

“Good morning y’all, we’re back in the house. We’re talking a little bit of Constitution and a little bit Supreme Court. And a whole lot of saving America’s judicial system and saving our rights as citizens and not having empathetic judges decide cases, but rather judges who are actually understanding the rule of law and what the Constitution and those laws are all about. And how to apply the facts to the law and the law to the facts. And adjudicate my case. I don’t need some judge sitting up there feeling bad for my opponent because of their life circumstances or their condition. And short changing me and my opportunity to get fair treatment under the law. Crazy nonsense empathetic. I’ll give you empathy. Empathize right on your behind. Craziness.”

Michael, what are we going to do with you? Even the actor/comedian Jimmie “JJ” Walker doesn’t talk like this anymore. Someone needs to hip you to the fact that in 2009, America has a popular, well-educated, and articulate black president. Drop the jive shtick, OK? It’s tired and very 1971.

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19 Responses to Michael “Sambo” Steele Leaves Them Speechless!

  1. Dy-no-mite!

  2. Arizona Leatherneck says:

    Hahaha! Sambo Steele.

    Between kissing pedophile Limbo’s fat ass and this clown, it’s no wonder the Republican party is going the way of New Coke.

  3. MacDaddy says:

    How could a black man stoop so low…and spread em for druggie Limbaugh and his gangbangers?

  4. stradella says:

    Brother Steele is an embarrassment to African Americans from New York to California and from Florida to Washington.

    This cat needs to hightail it back to the plantation before his Massa notices he’s missing.

  5. JollyRoger says:

    Give the guy a break. He’s just trying to pass!

  6. Joe in Colorado says:

    I understand how black people find Steele’s antics a disgrace but from a purely political view, I hope he just keeps talking, and talking, and talking. He’s become a symbol for a party in disarray and every time he opens his mouth, he’s a reminder people why the GOP has no business being anywhere near Washington DC.

  7. taco says:

    “Crazy nonsense empathetic. I’ll give you empathy. Empathize right on your behind.”

    Did the RNC chairman really say this?


  8. Harry says:

    Steele reminds me of the resident drunk, always parked on the bar stool at the local pub, spewing his alcohol-drenched take on world events.

  9. Fran says:

    Obama should use the tactics the Bush administration did. Go for the max extreme…
    pick the most radical, extreme left wing candidates possible, until one of them is considered acceptable.
    Nothing BUT extreme left wing candidates.

    We want fair & balanced…. as in tipping the scales off the extreme right wing currently occupying the SCOTUS.

    BTW~ Steele is doing a great job making the GOP look bad. Keep it up !

  10. michael steele is the gift that keeps on giving.

  11. Walk on Socks says:

    Michael Steele is an ignoramus.

    Is he actually holding up for comparison the (lack of) judicial judgment former president George W. Bush in his Supreme Court appointments as the standard President Obama should follow?

    In 2005, after Sandra Day O’Connor announced she was retiring, Bush nominated White House Council and Bush family loyalist Harriet Miers to succeed O’Connor. However, Miers was forced to withdraw her nomination after facing opposition even from Congressional conservatives. Harriet Miers was followed by radical conservative John Roberts. After William Rehnquist died, Bush nominated another radical, Federal appellate judge, Samuel Alito.

    These two men were perfectly terrible choices and we can only hope Obama gets more than a few opportunities to restore balance to High Court.

  12. Robbie says:

    Oh. My. Gawd. I better check Field’s blog to see if Michael’s holding the lantern on his sidebar.

  13. emcee says:

    Steele is a dumb donkey. Shut it down, man.

  14. Aunt Peg says:

    A lot of older, white conservative members of the Republican party — the stalwarts, will cringe when they hear Steele say, “I’ll give you empathy. Empathize right on your behind.”

    This kind of comment can be taken many ways:

    1. a joke
    2. sexual
    3. hostile
    4. unprofessional
    5. crazy
    6. stereotypical

    I have to think the church-going Baptist ladies in Tennessee and Georgia will not like it one bit.

  15. Prairiedog says:

    Christopher – Where did you find a picture of Michael Steele in minstrel makeup? An instant classic!

    In any event, the GOP would be better off with Jimmie “JJ” Walker as their chairman. For reals.

  16. bradfrmphnx says:

    Steele, and his party are so far out there right now I have to wonder how they ever gained the national scene to begin with.

    Sure we all want less taxes and less government. But how about practicing what you preach? Every day there is more lunacy and idiocy coming from the right. So much so that even when they are at 20% they give us enough gaffes to just say WTF???

    So here I am wondering…WTF is up with their thinking? Am I so off base? For Christ’s sake, they wanted to put Palin in the White House with McCain! Where would we be right now if that transpired?

  17. feminazi says:

    I think Michael Steele looks like one of those 1930’s era singers like Al Jolson who performed on stage in black face. If he wore light face makeup he could pass for white. I suspect this is why the RNC selected him — his presence won’t upset the horses or the GOP country club members.

  18. TOM339 says:

    The RNC has so little confidence in Steele that the board has taken control of the finances away from him.

    This means any expenses he tries to charge to the RNC need approval before they’re expensed.


  19. Brigadoon says:

    Love the picture. Steele is a total douchebag.

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