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The Rise and Fall of Michael Steel - RNC's First Black Leader
Finding himself under fire from Rush’s army of self-proclaimed “Dittoheads,” Steele immediately sued for peace. “I went back at that tape and I realized words that I said weren’t what I was thinking,”
Steele whimpered. “It was one of those things where I was thinking I was saying one thing, and it came out differently.
But given Limbaugh’s well-documented history of racial controversy, and Steele’s position as the Republican Party’s first African-American chairman, his apology is more significant than Gingrey’s. Limbaugh has, for example, mocked Obama as a “Halfrican-American” who should “become white“; he has called for a “posthumous Medal of Honor” for the assassin of Martin Luther King, Jr., James Earl Ray, and told an African-American caller, “Take that bone out of your nose and call me back.”
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