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Martinez to become new RNC chief
CNN ^ | November 13, 2006 | CNN

Posted on 11/13/2006 12:06:47 PM PST by Tulsa Ramjet

Just breaking.

(Excerpt) Read more at cnn.com ...


TOPICS: Breaking News; Government
KEYWORDS: 2008elections; breaking; constitutionparty; florida; hispandering; hispanichaters; intotheabyss; liberalgop; losers; losing2008; melmartinez; morehispandering; pandering; racefor2008; rino; rinonatlcommittee; shouldhavebeensteele; votelibertarian
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I guess he can be GOP chair as an active senator?
1 posted on 11/13/2006 12:06:48 PM PST by Tulsa Ramjet
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To: Tulsa Ramjet

Yup. Old Mel a bit of centrist, isn't he?


2 posted on 11/13/2006 12:07:33 PM PST by RexBeach ("Important principles may, and must be, inflexible." Abraham Lincoln)
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To: Tulsa Ramjet

This is a disaster.


3 posted on 11/13/2006 12:07:49 PM PST by perfect_rovian_storm
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To: Tulsa Ramjet

"I guess he can be GOP chair as an active senator?"

Sounds like it would be tough to find the time to do both. Are they sure this isn't the campaign chair? We need someone to replace Dole.


4 posted on 11/13/2006 12:07:59 PM PST by SmoothTalker
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To: Tulsa Ramjet

oh boy


5 posted on 11/13/2006 12:08:15 PM PST by Liberty Valance (Keep a simple manner for a happy life)
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To: SmoothTalker

He shouldn't even be that.


6 posted on 11/13/2006 12:08:32 PM PST by perfect_rovian_storm
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To: Tulsa Ramjet

Whenever I think of Mel Martinez, I think "excitement." (not!)


7 posted on 11/13/2006 12:09:31 PM PST by My2Cents
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To: perfect_rovian_storm

Agree.
It's rubbish.


8 posted on 11/13/2006 12:09:47 PM PST by ShawTaylor
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To: RexBeach

being a centrist, do you think he got the offer because of his surname?

just curious. I dont know anything about this dude. About to do some research.


9 posted on 11/13/2006 12:10:36 PM PST by Zeppelin (Keep on FReepin' on...)
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To: Tulsa Ramjet

Okay, who do I start emailing to express my "displeasure"?


10 posted on 11/13/2006 12:10:49 PM PST by The Blitherer (In theory, there is no difference between theory and practice. But, in practice, there is.)
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To: Tulsa Ramjet

Chris Dodd was for the Rats a few years ago.


11 posted on 11/13/2006 12:11:36 PM PST by The South Texan (The Democrat Party and the leftist (ABCCBSNBCCNN NYLATIMES)media are a criminal enterprise!)
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To: Tulsa Ramjet

WTF?


12 posted on 11/13/2006 12:11:55 PM PST by linn37 (Love your Phlebotomist)
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To: Tulsa Ramjet

Ungh!


13 posted on 11/13/2006 12:12:40 PM PST by NeoCaveman (Rushbot, AnnDroid, Steynaholic, any questions.)
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To: Tulsa Ramjet

It figures.


14 posted on 11/13/2006 12:13:09 PM PST by truthkeeper (It's the borders, stupid.)
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To: ShawTaylor

Apparently the Rep leadership has chosen to go for the so called "moderate middle"...?

IMHO conservatives need to consider forming a whole new political party


15 posted on 11/13/2006 12:13:12 PM PST by VRWCTexan (History has a long memory - but still repeats itself)
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To: VRWCTexan

Say Hello to President Hillary.


16 posted on 11/13/2006 12:13:52 PM PST by perfect_rovian_storm
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To: Tulsa Ramjet

Why would he be named as head of RNC? I can think of a lot better Senators like Jim Inofe or Tom Coburn.

Please tell me this is not true! First Gates for SecDef and now this. I am officially living in the twilight zone.


17 posted on 11/13/2006 12:14:10 PM PST by PhiKapMom ( Go Sooners! Thanks Aggies for your 12th Man!)
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To: Zeppelin

Surname, it's more than that...he's an immigrant. He's Cuban, immigrated here when he was 16.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mel_Martinez


18 posted on 11/13/2006 12:14:12 PM PST by dawn53
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To: Tulsa Ramjet

Perhaps they meant NRSC.


19 posted on 11/13/2006 12:14:12 PM PST by windchime (I consider the left one of the fronts on the WOT.)
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To: VRWCTexan

What have Bush and Rove been smoking recently?


20 posted on 11/13/2006 12:14:43 PM PST by ShawTaylor
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To: VRWCTexan

A big mistake and will result in more Republican loss.


21 posted on 11/13/2006 12:14:49 PM PST by dforest (Don't get fooled, the bigger struggle is still out there, and growing)
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To: Tulsa Ramjet

I thought this could have been Steele's. What a pity.


22 posted on 11/13/2006 12:14:59 PM PST by twigs
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To: Tulsa Ramjet

bad choice

does actually someone think that this centrist is gonna gain the Hispanic vote?
...it won't

'08 disaster is guaranteed with this choice.


23 posted on 11/13/2006 12:14:59 PM PST by woollyone (We are travelers between the eternities- by His grace, may your eternity future be filled with Him.)
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To: Tulsa Ramjet

Are they sure this is not NRSC -- for Senators?


24 posted on 11/13/2006 12:15:00 PM PST by PhiKapMom ( Go Sooners! Thanks Aggies for your 12th Man!)
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To: Tulsa Ramjet

Reaching for the hispanic votes and aiming for amnesty - the Republican party will become a permanent minority party.


25 posted on 11/13/2006 12:15:36 PM PST by Sgt_Schultze
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To: Tulsa Ramjet

Who is Mel Martinez?


26 posted on 11/13/2006 12:15:52 PM PST by Osage Orange (The old/liberal/socialist media is the most ruthless and destructive enemy of this country.)
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To: Tulsa Ramjet

Oh yea, the no drilling anywhere near Florida Martinez. It's obvious now the direction the GOP wants to go and it's not Conservative.


27 posted on 11/13/2006 12:16:19 PM PST by tobyhill (The War on Terrorism is not for the weak.)
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To: The Blitherer

We're going to need a very long list for expressing our displeasure. And probably for a very long time.


28 posted on 11/13/2006 12:16:33 PM PST by sarasota
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To: Tulsa Ramjet

Egads. Now I wish I'd voted Democratic.

Well, it might at least help get Hispanic votes and possibly even pull the rabbit out of the hat in Florida in 08.

Wouldn't count on it, though.


29 posted on 11/13/2006 12:16:36 PM PST by Brilliant
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To: Tulsa Ramjet

I like Senator Martinez, but I don't think he's the person for this job. We don't need another low energy person.


30 posted on 11/13/2006 12:16:39 PM PST by nickcarraway
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To: dawn53

It's more than that, even. He's too far left.


31 posted on 11/13/2006 12:16:50 PM PST by monkeywrench (Deut. 27:17 Cursed be he that removeth his neighbor's landmark)
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To: PhiKapMom
Does this mean we get to have our own "Maynard Jackson" moment? I thought that Steele was interested in this position?

Way to go courting African-Americans into the GOP!

-PJ

32 posted on 11/13/2006 12:17:27 PM PST by Political Junkie Too (It's still not safe to vote Democrat.)
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To: monkeywrench

Agreed!


33 posted on 11/13/2006 12:17:30 PM PST by dawn53
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To: PhiKapMom; windchime; All
Looks like it is in fact for the RNC...headline on cnn.com...

Florida Sen. Mel Martinez agrees to head Republican National Committee after the party's current chairman, Ken Mehlman, steps down, Republican sources say.

34 posted on 11/13/2006 12:17:44 PM PST by TheBigB (Do you think "Lady in the Water" is in Ted Kennedy's NetFlix queue?)
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To: dawn53

yeah, I had figured as much...Hispanic surname, from Florida, Republican...there's a 98% chance he's Cuban.


35 posted on 11/13/2006 12:18:06 PM PST by Zeppelin (Keep on FReepin' on...)
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To: sarasota

Just starve the RNC for cash.


36 posted on 11/13/2006 12:18:18 PM PST by Munson
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To: Tulsa Ramjet

Mel is such a looser... perhaps this will give him something to do.. he does not do anything in Office.. so he has plenty of time to chair this... what a loss for our Republican leadership... I am SO ready for a new party...


37 posted on 11/13/2006 12:18:21 PM PST by Fritzy
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To: perfect_rovian_storm

Expect Conservatives to get stabbed in the back a lot in the next few years.


38 posted on 11/13/2006 12:19:04 PM PST by SmoothTalker
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To: perfect_rovian_storm

Expect Conservatives to get stabbed in the back a lot in the next few years.


39 posted on 11/13/2006 12:19:06 PM PST by SmoothTalker
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To: TheBigB

Found the story as well -- I am getting more disgusted instead of less disgusted as the day goes on!

Monday, November 13, 2006
Martinez to become new RNC chief
WASHINGTON (CNN) -- Sen. Mel Martinez, a Florida Republican elected in 2004, has accepted an offer by the White House to become the new chairman of the Republican National Committee, three sources tell CNN.

Under the arrangement, Martinez will remain in office and serve as the party's lead spokesman as well as take a major role in fundraising and political outreach, while RNC General Counsel Robert (Mike) Duncan will oversee the committee's day-to-day responsibilities. Duncan is serving his fourth term as a RNC committeeman from Kentucky and was also elected the committee's Treasurer in Jan. 2001.



-- CNN Chief National Correspondent John King


40 posted on 11/13/2006 12:19:17 PM PST by PhiKapMom ( Go Sooners! Thanks Aggies for your 12th Man!)
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To: perfect_rovian_storm
Disaster indeed! From the same folks who gave us Harriet Miers....

Hello Hitlery...So long, Amerika!

41 posted on 11/13/2006 12:19:22 PM PST by newfreep
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To: Tulsa Ramjet

Stupid decision.


42 posted on 11/13/2006 12:19:45 PM PST by ksen ("For an omniscient and omnipotent God, there are no Plan B's" - Frumanchu)
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To: Tulsa Ramjet

Great. It's time to pull out the big guns, and the 'Pubs produce a .22


43 posted on 11/13/2006 12:19:48 PM PST by theDentist (Qwerty ergo typo : I type, therefore I misspelll.)
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To: PhiKapMom

Nothing up on cnn.com yet

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I would see it more likely as you surmise,,
NRSC not the national party post or outpost,

it seems like a lot of work for one person,
especially when so much is at stake


44 posted on 11/13/2006 12:19:51 PM PST by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi ...... Cornyn / Kyl in '08)
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To: Fritzy
I am SO ready for a new party...

Do you know how to work Wikipedia? If so, we can get crackin' in a few hours.

/sarc

45 posted on 11/13/2006 12:20:19 PM PST by jdm
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To: Zeppelin

Castro will be dead by '08 and the Cuban vote is going to be up for grabs then.


46 posted on 11/13/2006 12:20:48 PM PST by unkus
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To: TheBigB

Who chooses? It's the equivalent of a defeated general getting to nname his replacement?


47 posted on 11/13/2006 12:21:14 PM PST by ken5050
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To: PhiKapMom

Thanks!

wow.


48 posted on 11/13/2006 12:21:23 PM PST by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi ...... Cornyn / Kyl in '08)
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To: Tulsa Ramjet

Who made this insane appointment?


49 posted on 11/13/2006 12:21:29 PM PST by Major_Risktaker
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To: Tulsa Ramjet

What happened to Michael Steel?  Or is Rover going to put him in the cabinett, as head of HUD?  "Cause ya know, he's black, so he probably knows his way around a project, right?"

Owl_Eagle

If what I just wrote made you sad or angry,
it was probably just a joke.


50 posted on 11/13/2006 12:21:39 PM PST by South Hawthorne (In Memory of my Dear Friend Henry Lee II)
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