Give Michael Steele a fake British accent and this could be a scene from Spinal Tap:
TAPPER: [D]o you condemn that point of view? I mean, where would African-Americans be if the federal government hadn’t come in and said, hotels, you have to–
STEELE: Exactly. That’s very much a part of the debate back in the ’60s, as it is going forward. But the reality of it is, our party has stood four-square behind, you know–
TAPPER: But do you condemn that view?
STEELE: I can’t condemn a person’s view. That’s like, you know, you believe something and I’m going to say, “Well, you know, I’m going to condemn your view of it.”
Why the hell can’t he just say that he condemns the point of view that Jim Crow laws should be legal? I realize that all of this is bad for Republicans and therefore good for the country, but it just makes my head hurt.