In a "The Word" segment last night, Stephen Colbert explained why the Republican National Committee can't fire chairman Michael Steele.
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"When Barack Obama was inaugurated back in 2009, it seemed the Democrats had a monopoly on groundbreaking achievements. They elected the first African-American president and the first gaffe-rican-American vice president," he said. "That's why I was so proud when, just 10 days later, the Republican National Committee elected Michael Steele its chairman. The Republicans had finally reached the mountaintop, of having their own black guy."
"The Republicans hired this strong, competent leader, not because he's black. But now they can't fire this weak, incompetent leader, because he's black," he said. "They are trapped!"