Yesterday, Republican National Committee Chairman Michael Steele released a statement about Obama nominating Elena Kagan to the Supreme Court. His major complaint against Kagan seems to be this:
her support for statements suggesting that the Constitution “as originally drafted and conceived, was ‘defective'”
OMG, how can a nominee to the Supreme Court believe that the original constitution was defective?
Well, it turns out that Kagan was only quoting an actual Supreme Court Justice, Thurgood Marshall, who in a 1993 article was using the example of how the original constitution only counted slaves as three-fifths of a person. Kagan was praising the Supreme Court for fixing that.
So ironically Steele, who is black, is attacking Kagan for supporting blacks as full people.
UPDATE: More information.