Strange question. I am a Conservative, I do not see Michale Steele as an "African -American". I see him as a fellow American. I do not see him as a "Black Man" but as a man.
I have been trying to tell everyone that the only bigotry in America is the bigotry of low expectations that exists on the Left. I am a Conservative, myself. I expect just as much from everyone else as I do from my own family and friends. I do not believe that any ethic group, especially one that has endured as much as American Blacks have is suddenly so pathetic that you have to be careful what you say to them or that you should not expect too much from them.
I have news for you. Black People, White People, Asian People, Hispanic People and any other group of people are more than up to the task of being self-reliant and of being strong leaders.
As a Conservative I submit, that Rush Limbaugh has too much respect for Michael Steele to not take him to task when he is wrong. Just as he would take any man to task that he believes is wrong.