Bachmann: Michael Steele! You be da man!
Perhaps our worst nightmare has just come true: Rep. Michele Bachmann, one of the whitest unhip Republicans in Congress, is trying to talk in slang. To a black man! Good effort Bachmann. Just please, pretty please, don't try it again.
When Republican National Committee chairman Michael Steele finished speaking at the annual Conservative Political Action Conference in Washington, emcee Bachmann responded, "Michael Steele! You be da man!"
As Steele concluded his remarks, Minnesota Rep. Michele Bachmann -- the event's moderator -- told Steele he was "da man." "Michael Steele! You be da man! You be da man," she said.
We could go on for much longer about all of the other things she said last night, but Minnesota Independent has a good recap.
We just hope this really bad slang was Steele's idea. In a Washington TImes article, Steele used some choice quotes to get people pumped up about the Republicans shift to life in hip hop.
The Republican Party needs a "hip-hop" makeover to attract younger voters ...
He plans an "off the hook" public relations campaign
"We want to apply them (RNC principles) to urban-suburban hip-hop settings"
"We need to uptick our image with everyone, including one-armed midgets"
Oh, and in case you're saying, "So there are a couple weirdos in the party trying to sport the cool logo. There are actual cool Republicans. I swear," watch this video. It might change your mind.
Republicans are doomed.
Get the This Week's Top Stories Newsletter
Every week we collect the latest news, music and arts stories — along with film and food reviews and the best things to do this week — so that you’ll never miss City Pages' biggest stories.
- Black Lives Matter marches on the Fair with heavy police escort, few hecklers
Sat., Sep. 19, 12:00am
Sat., Sep. 19, 7:00pm
Sun., Sep. 20, 12:00pm
Sat., Sep. 26, 2:30pm
- Vester Lee Flanagan could have just as easily bought a gun in Minnesota
- A terrible Minneapolis park deal just got $2 million worse