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Steele wants Palin to "reorient" the Party.
Politico ^ | July 7, 2009 | Andy Burr

Posted on 07/11/2009 8:16:27 PM PDT by DavidFarrar

Michael Steele wants Sarah Palin to reorient" the party and grow it. Interesting

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But what does Michael Steele mean when he says, "Sarah Palin should "reorient" the party and grow it?" Has the party's orientation been wrong and now he is inviting Sarah Palin to reorient it? Looking at the party's Constitution and bylaws, how does one person "reorient" the party? Is there a "reorientation" position authorized in the bylaws, together with "reorientation" rules that need to be implemented and Sarah Palin is just the person to do the job? Has there been a motion made by the National Republican Committee, duly authorizing Sarah Palin as the GOP "reorientation" person?

I seem to recall Sarah Palin going up against entrenched corporate-type Republicans from big oil, is this what Michael Steele is now calling on Sarah Palin to do within the party structure -- empower grassroot-Republicans over the corporate wing of the party -- actually support the party's political platform rather than the corporate wing's political agenda? History has shown us the corporate wing of the party doesn't really care about lowering taxes, individual liberty or reducing government. What they want is someone who can rightfully pick up that banner in the peoples' eyes, while they pursue business as usual behind the scenes.

I agree with Mr. Steele, the Republican Party badly needs to be reorientated, from the ground up. But before Sarah Palin picks up the GOP banner, she had better make sure she actual has the power to "re-orientate" the party. If she doesn't, it will be she who is "reorientated.

ex animo

davidfarrar

1 posted on 07/11/2009 8:16:28 PM PDT by DavidFarrar
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To: DavidFarrar

She can start by getting rid of Steele and all of the other RINOs.


2 posted on 07/11/2009 8:18:52 PM PDT by AUH2O Repub (Palin/Hunter 2012)
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To: AUH2O Repub

DITTO!


3 posted on 07/11/2009 8:19:34 PM PDT by SWAMPSNIPER (THE SECOND AMENDMENT, A MATTER OF FACT, NOT A MATTER OF OPINION)
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To: DavidFarrar
What?

Is he volunteering to resign and endorse an Asian as head of the RNC?

I love the people of the Orient this would be so much more diverse than a token Black.

4 posted on 07/11/2009 8:23:58 PM PDT by right way right (Do not mistake Religion for God.)
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To: AUH2O Repub

STEELE: “Mrs. Palin, the Republican Party have lost their conservative way and we want you to lead the Party. You can fire anyone you want and I will 100% agree to it. Which of these RINO’s should we get rid of first..MCCain, Snowe, Collins?”

PALIN: “You’re fired.”


5 posted on 07/11/2009 8:24:26 PM PDT by max americana
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To: All

Sorry, I was trying to lighten my day up a bit.


6 posted on 07/11/2009 8:25:09 PM PDT by right way right (Do not mistake Religion for God.)
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To: DavidFarrar

I’m listening, Mike!


7 posted on 07/11/2009 8:26:02 PM PDT by Mamzelle
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To: DavidFarrar

Try to work within the party first.


8 posted on 07/11/2009 8:26:43 PM PDT by McGruff (Don't explain; your friends don't need it, and your enemies won't believe you anyway)
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To: McGruff

Yes, I agree. One of the actions I think might be helpful is to have the RNC vote Gov. Palin in as Chairwoman of the RNC. In this capacity she could then speak for the party itself.

ex animo
davidfarrar


9 posted on 07/11/2009 8:31:30 PM PDT by DavidFarrar
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To: DavidFarrar

Is this action like Lucy and the football with Charlie Brown?

How many times have we been treated that way?

That said, 3rd parties seldom succeed.


10 posted on 07/11/2009 8:35:45 PM PDT by Texas Fossil (The last time I looked, this is still Texas where I live.)
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To: DavidFarrar

I think she should stay outside. She will have her hands tied taking any position in the RNC, just as her hands were tied being governor of AK.

Let her support and campaign for those that she trusts and share her values. It will be a good litmus test as to who we should funnel donations to.


11 posted on 07/11/2009 8:39:51 PM PDT by listenhillary (90% of our problems could be resolved with a government 10% of the size it is now.)
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To: DavidFarrar
The GOP is as terrified of Sarah Palin as the DemocRATS are ... She's perfect for a legitimate third party.True conservatives plus a huge chunk of female Republicans as well as many.... MANY independents

The three parties?

Socialist DemocRAT Party

Republicrat Party

The NEW BULL MOOSE PARTY

The next President and within another 4 years the majority party in Congress

12 posted on 07/11/2009 8:40:57 PM PDT by Bob Eimiller (appeasement "it's the idea that if you feed the alligator he will eat you last." Winston Churchill)
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To: right way right

HeHeHe!!!

Thanks for the chuckle!


13 posted on 07/11/2009 8:41:07 PM PDT by babsi.1776
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To: Texas Fossil

I think many of you are missing the fact that Steele even referred to Sarah Palin at all. As head of the RNC he is supposed to be neutral. Having said that, Steele must have some inside info of the impact that Sarah is going to make in the lower 48 when she arrives and since this is in the wake of the Washington Times story that Sarah will be supporting all types of conservatives he must feel confident that she has that type of sweeping or charismatic ability to ‘reorient the party’. This is a very unusual comment indeed.


14 posted on 07/11/2009 8:41:55 PM PDT by techno
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To: AUH2O Repub

Sarah Palin should re-register as an Independent.


15 posted on 07/11/2009 8:42:09 PM PDT by Boiling Pots (Barack Obama: The final turd George W. Bush laid on America)
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To: DavidFarrar
"Re-orient?" So Steele wants Palin to reach out to Asians or what?
16 posted on 07/11/2009 8:42:41 PM PDT by Extremely Extreme Extremist ("President Obama, your agenda is not new, it's not change, and it's not hope" - Rush Limbaugh 02/28)
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To: Texas Fossil
Fair point.

But like Vince Lombardi once said: "Score, if you're gonna play."

ex animo

davidfarrar

17 posted on 07/11/2009 8:44:44 PM PDT by DavidFarrar
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To: Boiling Pots

Agreed. Triangulation. Stay out of the head games that the Republicans and Democrats play to set citizens against each other to distract them while they’re stealing our lunch.


18 posted on 07/11/2009 8:45:01 PM PDT by listenhillary (90% of our problems could be resolved with a government 10% of the size it is now.)
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To: DavidFarrar

Betcha his blackberry is buzzing off the hook now, with irate RINOs demanding his head on a platter for saying this.

“Palin is to be marginalized, you idiot, not encouraged! Didn’t you get the memo?”


19 posted on 07/11/2009 8:49:16 PM PDT by bigbob
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To: Texas Fossil

I don’t understand where all of this talk of a third party is coming from.

I think she’s a movement conservative and, as such, wants to lead a movement, like Reagan did.


20 posted on 07/11/2009 8:49:22 PM PDT by dixiechick2000
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To: techno

Agreed!


21 posted on 07/11/2009 8:50:04 PM PDT by dixiechick2000
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To: techno

The comment that she would support conservatives in either party in election may well have prompted this comment.


22 posted on 07/11/2009 8:51:10 PM PDT by Soul Seeker
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To: dixiechick2000
I don’t understand where all of this talk of a third party is coming from.

It's coming from anti-Palin clowns whose lips are firmly entrenched on the groins of Republican Party hacks.

23 posted on 07/11/2009 8:52:08 PM PDT by Extremely Extreme Extremist ("President Obama, your agenda is not new, it's not change, and it's not hope" - Rush Limbaugh 02/28)
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To: McGruff
Try to work within the party first.

HAHAHAHAHA....HOHOHOHOHOHO....HAHAHAHA...HEHEHEHE...OMG... Stop it! Yer killin' me here...

24 posted on 07/11/2009 8:53:06 PM PDT by Lurker (The avalanche has begun. The pebbles no longer have a vote.)
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To: techno

I think the Republican leadership (if you want to call it that) are terrified of 2 things:

(1) Sarah Palin’s ability to connect to the core voters of America. The heartland, the veterans, the small businessmen, the builders of the country, as opposed to the takers.

(2) They are more afraid she can unify this segment, not just her leadership as per direction, but put together a voluntary coalition of people who know how to do things. Release the ability this nation has always shown to do great things, without top down direction.

Central planning ALWAYS Fails. It always will. Joint effort of honest hardworking people always gives far better results.

If you cannot contribute at least get out of the way.

This is what they fear. And they should.


25 posted on 07/11/2009 8:54:43 PM PDT by Texas Fossil (The last time I looked, this is still Texas where I live.)
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To: SWAMPSNIPER

DITTO to your DITTO.


26 posted on 07/11/2009 8:54:52 PM PDT by Gator113 (I live in "one of the largest Muslim countries in the world." Imam Obama told me so.)
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To: listenhillary
If she stays outside, the insiders will be free to pursue their own objectives behind Palin's banner.

ex animo

davidfarrar

27 posted on 07/11/2009 8:54:57 PM PDT by DavidFarrar
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist

Thank you!

From your graphic description, I think they will be easy to spot. ;o)


28 posted on 07/11/2009 8:56:30 PM PDT by dixiechick2000
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To: DavidFarrar
Steele wants Palin to "reorient" the Party.

God knows Michael Steele is clueless about it!!

29 posted on 07/11/2009 8:56:47 PM PDT by DustyMoment (FloriDUH - proud inventors of pregnant/hanging chads and judicide!!)
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To: DavidFarrar

What exactly would she gain by joining forces with the RNC?


30 posted on 07/11/2009 8:57:25 PM PDT by listenhillary (90% of our problems could be resolved with a government 10% of the size it is now.)
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To: dixiechick2000
I don’t understand where all of this talk of a third party is coming from.

Sarah has been hacked. If they can't beat her, they are going to try to split her off.

I think she’s a movement conservative and, as such, wants to lead a movement, like Reagan did.

Yup.

31 posted on 07/11/2009 8:57:37 PM PDT by FreeReign
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To: Texas Fossil

What they are afraid of is that Sarah Palin is the female John Galt or the real version of Dagny Taggart.


32 posted on 07/11/2009 8:59:34 PM PDT by techno
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To: AUH2O Repub

One of the first priorities should be to close the Republican primaries in all states and let the states with the strongest support (as shown by the results of the most recent presidential election) have the first primaries and caucuses. Reward good behavior.

For the record, I’m in California and not a registered Republican so I have nothing to gain from that plan.

And I’ll re-register as a Republican if they learn how to treat Governor Palin with the respect and dignity she deserves.


33 posted on 07/11/2009 9:00:25 PM PDT by Two Kids' Dad (((( Sarah Louise Heath Palin - 45th President of the United States!!! ))))
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To: FreeReign

She’s been vetted more than any candidate in history, even more so after having lost the race.
Having survived everything they’ve thrown at her, they won’t win...don’t they know that?

Maybe that’s why they are called the Stoopid party.


34 posted on 07/11/2009 9:02:00 PM PDT by dixiechick2000
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To: DavidFarrar

hmmm....I swear it sounds like the Republican Rhinos want to ride on Sarah’s coattails.


35 posted on 07/11/2009 9:02:20 PM PDT by Patriot Babe
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To: dixiechick2000
Sarah has been hacked. If they can't beat her, they are going to try to split her off.

She’s been vetted more than any candidate in history, even more so after having lost the race. Having survived everything they’ve thrown at her, they won’t win...don’t they know that? Maybe that’s why they are called the Stoopid party.

I wasn't talking about the "Stoopid Party".

36 posted on 07/11/2009 9:05:18 PM PDT by FreeReign
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To: listenhillary
Well, she is a Republican. As the RNC Chairwoman, what she speaks, the party will speak as Sarah Palin.

Now, true, for people like Steele, who doesn't have a national following, he is basically a mouthpiece for the corporate elite of the party. But in the case of Sarah Palin, when she becomes an official of the party, the party will speak as Sarah Palin. It's the difference between a leader and a follower.

ex animo

davidfarrar

37 posted on 07/11/2009 9:05:31 PM PDT by DavidFarrar
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To: Texas Fossil

You are wrong. They are afraid she is going to be controlling all the money that conservatives are going to donate to her PAC rather than the RNC.


38 posted on 07/11/2009 9:06:17 PM PDT by SeaHawkFan
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To: Texas Fossil

Very well said.


39 posted on 07/11/2009 9:07:24 PM PDT by Gator113 (I live in "one of the largest Muslim countries in the world." Imam Obama told me so.)
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To: AUH2O Repub
Perhaps Steele will resign immediately for the good of the party??
40 posted on 07/11/2009 9:07:41 PM PDT by mrsixpack36
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To: techno

It is not what she knows, or who she knows, or the fact that she can gather crowds.

She is honestly one of US, as opposed to being one of THEM.

We have leaders in this country, not Rulers.

A fact that Obozo the Clown has yet to learn, but he will.

We will not be run off the cliff.

The current “leadership” in the party has been worrying about offending the little Commies who are destroying us. It is time to take the battle to them and make them squeal and run. NO MORE, NO MORE, Enough.

Why has the leadership of the Republican Party done this? Simple, some of them want the same thing the Dems want. That is to subject us to a world government and destroy our national sovereign. Our very birth right. And for what? To line their personal pockets. Traitors too, just like the Dems.

I should not hit the post button after writing this, but I will.


41 posted on 07/11/2009 9:08:15 PM PDT by Texas Fossil (The last time I looked, this is still Texas where I live.)
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To: DavidFarrar

One thought I had the other day was if Michael Steele messes up one more time how about Sarah Palin as chairman of the RNC. She’s a good behind the scenes kind of person (i.e., natural gas pipeline) and she can make sure the moderates do not get to be the next nominee of the republican party by making sure that democrats do not get to vote in the republican primary’s.


42 posted on 07/11/2009 9:09:06 PM PDT by fkabuckeyesrule (There might just be too many metrosexuals in America to allow Sarah Palin to become President)
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To: DavidFarrar

Go to hell, RINO Steele.


43 posted on 07/11/2009 9:09:29 PM PDT by rabscuttle385 ("If this be treason, then make the most of it!" —Patrick Henry)
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To: Patriot Babe
Oh, indeed they do. And if she stays on the outside, they'll be free to climb all over here. But if she represents the party's leadership, they will have to tow the party line or be declaried, "Personae Non Gratae" and asked to leave the party -- and Sarah Palin seems just the type of party leader who would do it and make it stick.

ex animo

davidfarrar

44 posted on 07/11/2009 9:14:21 PM PDT by DavidFarrar
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To: rabscuttle385
Go to hell, RINO Steele.

We need to split Sarah off from the "R" party, right?

45 posted on 07/11/2009 9:16:52 PM PDT by FreeReign
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To: DavidFarrar

I think she is feeling much like the rest of the conservatives. She didn’t leave the Republican party, the Republican party left us.

RNC betrays us again and again by supporting liberals calling themselves Republicans. We’re supposed to come crawling back to them, because we have no other place to go. It’s an abusive relationship. At some point people say fark it. I’ve had enough. We are at that point.


46 posted on 07/11/2009 9:17:03 PM PDT by listenhillary (90% of our problems could be resolved with a government 10% of the size it is now.)
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To: fkabuckeyesrule
The RNC actually has two chairs, one a female and the other a male. Technically speaking, Sarah Palin cannot be the RNC Chairman, but she can very well be the RNC Chairwoman.

ex animo

davidfarrar

47 posted on 07/11/2009 9:17:16 PM PDT by DavidFarrar
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To: dixiechick2000
This all sounds like 3rd party to me.

The McCain Party will never accept Sarah Palin. Unfortunately for the RepubliCAIN Party, they can't win without embracing her staunch Reagan conservatism and.... they never will.

The great experiment called the United States of America is being systematically dismantled by the left because of the weakness of the republiCAIN party and its inability to compete.

Sarah Palin appears to be our only hope.

48 posted on 07/11/2009 9:17:44 PM PDT by Bob Eimiller (appeasement "it's the idea that if you feed the alligator he will eat you last." Winston Churchill)
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To: AUH2O Repub

She can start by getting rid of Steele and all of the other RINOs.
________________
Yep and she can start but calling out Snowe and Collins, those 2 traitors from Maine.


49 posted on 07/11/2009 9:19:08 PM PDT by mojitojoe (All tyranny needs to gain a foothold is for people of good conscience to remain silent.)
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To: FreeReign

OH!

Now I see what you meant, and I agree with you.

Thank you!


50 posted on 07/11/2009 9:20:19 PM PDT by dixiechick2000
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