Republican National Committee Chair Michael Steele says he wants to expand the party, but it's an uphill battle when the party includes people such as Rusty DePass and Sherri Goforth.

DePass, former chairman of the South Carolina Election Commission, posted a comment on Facebook about an escaped gorilla at a Columbia zoo being one of Michelle Obama's ancestors. He apologized to the state NAACP chapter.

Goforth, an aide to a GOP legislator in Tennessee, was reprimanded for emailing a picture of two cartoon eyeballs against a black background meant to depict President Obama. She said she sent it to the "wrong list."

Memo to Goforth: there is no "right list" for racist emails from state officials, or anyone else.