I think SNL's Seth Meyers summed up the nomination of Michael Steele for RNC Chairman rather succinctly on Weekend Update: "This week the RNC selected Michael Steele as party chairman. You guys know it doesn't work with just any black guy, right?" My sentiments exactly. Forget for a moment that this was the same Mensa member who authored the phrase "Drill, baby Drill", and defended the racist asshat who distributed the "Barack the Magic Negro" song(Chip Saltsman). Now that Michael Steele is the RNC chairman he's wants to mix it up with Obama in the worst way. Problem is he's selling nothing but wolf tickets and has a glass jaw to boot. First he said "..and for those of you who wish to obstruct, get ready to get knocked over" during his RNC Chairman acceptance speech - pretty flaccid tough talk when your party is outnumbered both in the House and the Senate.("We don't believe you, you need more people!") Then he was quoted saying "I'm in the business of winning elections". Huh? That's like carrot-top claiming that he's in the business of making people laugh, or Lil Kim saying that she's in the business of staying off of her back. Get the fuck out of here. But I thought of Jay-Z when Steele uttered this unfortunate grouping of words the other day: "I would say to the new president, congratulations. It is going to be an honor to spar with him. And I would follow that up with: How do you like me now?” Jesus fucking Christ, quoting Kool Moe Dee? Talk about Amateur hour.
I'm not the biggest Jay-Z fan in the world, but I continue to be impressed with how he deals with lesser opponents who feel the need to take shots at him from the cheap seats. Simply ignore them. I mean, the musical landscape is filled with unanswered diss records directed at Hov as far as the human eye can see. Jay-Z knows that when you reach a certain position, you only give your unworthy opposition who usually need a forklift to carry your jockstrap undue shine by engaging them. Besides, nothing obliterates an opponent more that a "You aren't even worthy of my time" message - the most deafening silence known to man. Steele is a GOP token, something to be smirked at like a picture of puppies or a Britney Spears interview - nothing more. Obama, when dealing with Michael Steele, should take heed of that.