Flashback: Steele used to claim he didn’t ‘play race game’

As a follow to today’s new that Michael Steele thinks being black is holding him back to a degree in the GOP, there was the Michael Steele of yesteryear who liked to blame Democrats for playing “the race card.”

Note to Michael Steele. Being black isn’t holding you back. Being a Republican is.

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