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Steele: Many Republicans Getting 'Fed Up' With How GOP Presents Itself
Newsmax ^ | 24 Jan 2014 | Melissa Clyne and John Bachmann

Posted on 01/24/2014 4:31:44 PM PST by gooblah

Former GOP Chairman Michael Steele says there's an insurgence within the party to "turn the elephant" and recast the stereotypical perceptions of Republicans to appeal to a broader base of voters.

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1 posted on 01/24/2014 4:31:44 PM PST by gooblah
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To: gooblah
Steele didn't really help when he was at the helm.

If he's actually onboard now, fine.

2 posted on 01/24/2014 4:34:28 PM PST by Paladin2
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To: gooblah

But, Republicans are EEEVULLL. Just ask the lame-stream media and the Democrats.

The Republicans in charge need to push the Tea Party Platform. That platform should appeal to ALL Americans. We are taxed too much and the government is too large...let’s do something to reduce both. That is the Tea Party platform.

If I’m not mistaken, there was a recent poll stating that 73% of people think the government is TOO BIG. Time for a Tea Party!


3 posted on 01/24/2014 4:36:20 PM PST by woweeitsme
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To: gooblah

Damn the timeless principles and what has worked for the GOP. Basically, Steele is saying that the GOP isn’t “hip” enough and needs to be more like Democrats and stoop down to their level. Too upper-crusty white bread, eh? Well, I say Pschaw! (Twirls handlebar mustache and laughs maniacally while holding a cloth bag with the “$” symbol in front) All the GOP has to do is get back to true conservatism and shout it from the rooftops. Wins every time.


4 posted on 01/24/2014 4:37:32 PM PST by Extremely Extreme Extremist (15 years of FReeping! Congratulations EEE!!)
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To: gooblah

You mean become Dems?


5 posted on 01/24/2014 4:38:47 PM PST by RIghtwardHo
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To: gooblah

Fed up was over 10 years ago.


6 posted on 01/24/2014 4:39:35 PM PST by nickcarraway
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To: Paladin2

Another limp wrist from the East Coast......Steele call that misleading for a name.


7 posted on 01/24/2014 4:40:43 PM PST by ptsal (Repubicans swallowing more kool-aide from Rove & Kristol)
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To: gooblah

Broader base?

Why not CONSERVATIVISM instead of more
Statism, Polygamy, Illegals, Beastiality, and Felons??

Why not? Because this is the GOP = DNC.


8 posted on 01/24/2014 4:41:24 PM PST by Diogenesis
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To: nickcarraway

Well after that shameful and idiotic display by Boehner on Leno’s show, fed up ain’t the word for it.
It was gawdaful.


9 posted on 01/24/2014 4:41:42 PM PST by dforest
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To: gooblah
Former GOP Chairman Michael Steele says there's an insurgence within the party to "turn the elephant" and recast the stereotypical perceptions of Republicans to appeal to a broader base of voters.

Before anyone gets their hopes up, HE IS NOT TALKING ABOUT US. He's talking about gays. Mexicans. Greens. Minorities.

And the only way to appeal to them is to continue the drive to become the Uniparty.

10 posted on 01/24/2014 4:42:30 PM PST by Lazamataz (Early 2009 to 7/21/2013 - RIP my little girl Cathy. You were the best cat ever. You will be missed.)
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To: gooblah

Loser.


11 posted on 01/24/2014 4:46:57 PM PST by madison10
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To: gooblah

Look in the mirror, steele...


12 posted on 01/24/2014 4:47:52 PM PST by Caipirabob (Communists... Socialists... Democrats...Traitors... Who can tell the difference?)
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To: Lazamataz
Anybody who trusts Michael Steele deserves what they get.


13 posted on 01/24/2014 5:03:59 PM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: madison10

Dude has been hanging on the back of the wagon for a decade slowing it down (because he’s so cool). Now he wants to jump in from.


14 posted on 01/24/2014 5:22:11 PM PST by bakeneko
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To: gooblah

The only kind of Republican candidate having any chance to be elected will be a straight man representing the largest demographic in the USA—a moral, pro-family man with a desire to increase manufacturing on US soil. That’s the case, regardless of who will run on the Democrat side. It will be even more the case, if bandwagons of harpy harridans threaten voters in a push for any less of a candidate.


15 posted on 01/24/2014 5:30:08 PM PST by familyop (We Baby Boomers are croaking in an avalanche of corruption smelled around the planet.)
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To: gooblah

And spending. Federal funding to local governments needs to be cut radically.


16 posted on 01/24/2014 5:33:22 PM PST by familyop (We Baby Boomers are croaking in an avalanche of corruption smelled around the planet.)
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To: familyop

Cities, counties and states need to raise their own funds for their own budgets and same with the feds and borrowing


17 posted on 01/24/2014 5:37:36 PM PST by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans!)
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To: gooblah

steele is the type RINO scum I’m running away from the republican party
because of


18 posted on 01/24/2014 5:53:21 PM PST by Joe Boucher ((FUBO) obammy lied and lied and lied)
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To: GeronL

Agreed.


19 posted on 01/24/2014 6:58:54 PM PST by familyop (We Baby Boomers are croaking in an avalanche of corruption smelled around the planet.)
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To: gooblah

Most Hispanic immigrants came here for freedom from corruption and business opportunities. They did not come to get a welfare check and to live in a ghetto provided by a centralized controlling government master.

Socialists/progressives have not killed America yet, but they are well on the way to killing individual freedom which makes business opportunity and land ownership next to impossible. We won’t have a middle class if they stay in power. We will have the very corrupt rich ruling over a land of dirt poor peasants with no way out.


20 posted on 01/24/2014 7:32:40 PM PST by SaraJohnson
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist

Could be.

Seems to me he (Steele) the ultimate middle-of-the-GROPe establishment - is now complaining that the tea Party and conservatives OUTSIDE the GROPe establishment must be resisted. That the GROPe must NOT become the image that the Tea Party is showing.


21 posted on 01/24/2014 7:39:38 PM PST by Robert A. Cook, PE (I can only donate monthly, but socialists' ABBCNNBCBS continue to lie every day!)
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To: gooblah

It would help to have articulate Republican leaders.


22 posted on 01/24/2014 8:12:13 PM PST by The_Media_never_lie (The media must be defeated any way it can be done.)
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To: The_Media_never_lie

I would settle leaders with principle. What passes for leadership in the GOP is disgraceful; Boner, Cantor, McCarthy, Upton, McConnel, Cornyn, etc. The current GOP “leadership” roll is a list of spineless reprobates.


23 posted on 01/24/2014 11:42:26 PM PST by jospehm20
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To: Diogenesis
Broader base? Why not CONSERVATIVISM instead of more

Agreed. Conservatives by themselves outnumber liberals as do moderates. There's no good reason to appeal to liberals whatsoever.

24 posted on 01/24/2014 11:53:45 PM PST by Moonman62 (The US has become a government with a country, rather than a country with a government.)
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