In an effort to make the term dumb ass n***a mainstream, the head of the Republican National Committee, Michael Steele, and former University of Georgia athletics director, Damon Evans have taken over the news for their respective reckless antics.
Once touted as a possible contender for a presidential run, Michael Steele has used his tenure to all but assure that the Republican party will not be backing him should he choose to do so. Last week Steele went on record at a fundraiser saying that the war in Afghanistan "...is not something the United States had actively pursued or wanted to engage in." Then referring to President Obama, Steele said, "If he's such a student of history, has he not understood that, you know, the one thing you don't do is engage in a land war in Afghanistan. Everyone who has tried, over a thousand years of history, has failed."
The problem with Steele's comments were that, the current war in Afghanistan began during George W. Bush's first term, shortly after the September 11 attacks. While some people may not agree with Obama's handling of the war since he's been in office, no one can say he incited it. Steele has since been under great scrutiny. Being that this isn't his first gaffe since becoming the RNC chairman [and I'm sure him being the first African-American chairman isn't helping his cause], people are calling for his resignation.
As of now his position is safe, unlike...
Damon Evans' ole silly ass! Just months after he signed a contract renewal that extended his 6 year term as the UGA athletics director, Evans was announcing his resignation. He was arrested and charged with a DUI. To make matters worse, the 40 year old, married, father of two, was in the car with a 28 yr. old woman, and he had her panties in his lap.
Neither of these dudes are a shining example of what a black man can do when placed in a position of power. Both me made negligent and unwarranted mistakes. Hopefully they get their actions and comments on the right track going forward.