What a great lesson the Republicans gave the opposition party on Friday. Faced with an incompetent leader the Republicans dumped Michael Steele.
Steele had gambled that his skin color guaranteed him the top job at the RNC. In the wake of the 2008 election Republicans gambled that Steele’s skin color would help them fight the “racist” charge. That gamble paid off.
However, Steele’s subsequent multi-faceted nincompoopery and blue state pedigree combined to turn the Republican gamble into an overall loss (especially of donors and money and consequently additional 2010 election victories). Steele gambled his skin color would continue to protect him. But with the increase in African-American Republican elected officials, the increased and very visible diversity of the Republican ranks, the Republican National Committee voters realized they did not need Steele’s protection from the “racist” charge anymore. Furthermore Obama is so weakened at this point, the “racist” charge so flaccid from overuse, Republicans gave the heave-ho to the blunt Steele.
Obama Dimocrats by contrast relected Nancy Pelousy to be their leader, created an extra position for James Clyburn even as Steny Hoyer kept his post. Tim Kaine and Harry Reid have nothing to fear.
Digest that. The Republicans won victories not seen in generations and they (despite protests and controversy over the new leader) dumped their leader because they wanted to prepare for 2012 and the future. The Obama Dimocrats were slapped nationwide with defeats but the motto remains “stay the course – together we thrive”. Which team would a sensible person hire to run their business?
Sunday's episode was not a good one. They tried to pack way too much into it. Lynette's mother is suddenly on. And guess what? She wants to get married! And guess what! Larry Hagman's playing the man!!!! And guess what, there's a wedding!!!!! And I left out why she got married, why she said she was going to get married and all this other crap that had no reason to be in this episode.
It ate up a lot of time.
Renee (Vanessa Williams) had so many strong moments in her limited time. Terri Hatcher was wonderful as Susan and I'm really rooting for Bree in her relationship. Brian Austin Greene had an old girlfriend show up. Guess what? He's a father. And doesn't know. And Bree has to figure out what to do. Now I'm sorry but that was a whole episode in itself or should have been. Instead we were off with the drama of Lynette's mother.
I think Susan got screwed the most over it because it seems like she was barely on. (And to be clear, I'm not griping about Lynette. Lynette's a good character. But this wasn't Lynette's story. It was her mother's and I just didn't give a damn.)
Gabby and Carlos were hijacked. This is how I feel towards Gabby, okay? I was thinking, "Maybe she's going to die." And I was okay with it.
Carlos and Gabby were going out to eat and she insisted upon taking her $800 doll with her -- Carlos found out about it this episode. And they get car jacked. Carlos gets out of the car and Gabby's supposed to but she starts saying, "My baby, my baby!" And she can't get the doll out of the car seat.
The car jacker see it's a doll and thinks Gabby's pulling something. Carlos pulls her away in time. But if Gabby had been shot? I wouldn't have cared. My big question would have been: Who gets Carlos now? He's a hottie.
"Iraq snapshot" (The Common Ills):