Skip to comments.Steele wants Palin to "reorient" the Party.
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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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.
She can start by getting rid of Steele and all of the other RINOs.
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.
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.”
Sorry, I was trying to lighten my day up a bit.
I’m listening, Mike!
Try to work within the party first.
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.
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.
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.
The three parties?
Socialist DemocRAT Party
The NEW BULL MOOSE PARTY
The next President and within another 4 years the majority party in Congress
Thanks for the chuckle!
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.
Sarah Palin should re-register as an Independent.
But like Vince Lombardi once said: "Score, if you're gonna play."
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.
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?”
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.
The comment that she would support conservatives in either party in election may well have prompted this comment.
It's coming from anti-Palin clowns whose lips are firmly entrenched on the groins of Republican Party hacks.
HAHAHAHAHA....HOHOHOHOHOHO....HAHAHAHA...HEHEHEHE...OMG... Stop it! Yer killin' me here...
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.
DITTO to your DITTO.
From your graphic description, I think they will be easy to spot. ;o)
God knows Michael Steele is clueless about it!!
What exactly would she gain by joining forces with the RNC?
Sarah has been hacked. If they can't beat her, they are going to try to split her off.
I think shes a movement conservative and, as such, wants to lead a movement, like Reagan did.
What they are afraid of is that Sarah Palin is the female John Galt or the real version of Dagny Taggart.
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.
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.
hmmm....I swear it sounds like the Republican Rhinos want to ride on Sarah’s coattails.
Shes been vetted more than any candidate in history, even more so after having lost the race. Having survived everything theyve thrown at her, they wont win...dont they know that? Maybe thats why they are called the Stoopid party.
I wasn't talking about the "Stoopid Party".
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.
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.
Very well said.
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.
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.
Go to hell, RINO Steele.
We need to split Sarah off from the "R" party, right?
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.
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.
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.
Now I see what you meant, and I agree with you.
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