Rethuglican National Committee Chairclown Michael "The Shizzle" Steele last December, attacking Dems for bringing up civil rights in the health care reform debate:
I’m kinda sick and tired of the left and Democrats in this country when they get in trouble and don’t get their way and their backs are up against the wall on legislation or whatever it is their trying to do, they go to that card, they play that race card, that slavery card, that civil rights card.
The Shizzle yesterday on ABC's This Week, regarding criticism of his "leadership" of the RNC:
STEPHANOPOULOS: We’ve got questions on my blog for you, this morning. One came in from Myron, he asked, do you feel as an African-American, you have a slimmer margin for error as another chairman would?That should further endear The Shizzle to his party's Aryan base.
STEELE: The answer is yes.
STEPHANOPOULOS: Why is that?
STEELE: It just is. Barack Obama has a slimmer margin. A lot of folks do. It’s a different role for, you know, for me to play and others to play. That’s just the reality of it.
UPDATE: In his press briefing today, Robert Gibbs said this of The Shizzle's "race card" claim: "I think Michael Steele's problem isn't the race card, it's the credit card."