How Sorry is the GOP?

Pretty sorry. When the chairman of the RNC apologizes to a talk show host, you know things are in bad shape.


If you and the GOP want to be credible in the black community, then you have to call out this kind of garbage and state emphatically that the GOP does not agree with nor will it or stand for Limbaugh’s inflammatory and divisive rhetoric.

Here is the bottom line, Michael Steele. We have been in the same fight for years, a fight to broaden and truly open up our grand old party to all Americans. As leader of the GOP, your primary role is to infuse optimism and energy into a party that is battered and broken. Stand your ground. Stop worrying about radio personalities and lead the GOP away from extremists like Rush Limbaugh.

Sophia A. Nelson is a regular contributor to The Root.