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Amanda Carpenter: Clintonista Already Dishing Out Oppo Hit Pieces on Steele (FR mentioned)
Townhall ^ | January 30, 2009 | Amanda Carpenter

Posted on 01/31/2009 11:03:41 AM PST by 2ndDivisionVet

Well, that didn't take long.

Hillary Clinton's former research director dished up a nasty hit-piece memo on Michael Steele hours after he was elected the GOP's first black RNC Chairman.

He cites shaky resources like Think Progress, a blog for the lefty Center for American Progress for his research. This would be like me linking to comments on FreeRepublic to back up my facts.

Steele's clearly got the Dems scared.

And, I wonder why Hillary's old research man had oppo sitting around on Steele...?

Here's a sampling of some of the disgusting comments already being posted on the Huffington Post regarding Steele's race and new status in the GOP:

I guess the GOP tried to pull a McCain (pandering to women with Palin as his running mate) by trying to pander to the African-American community and possibly other minorities.

How nice for them, they managed to find a African American in their party. I guess they think this is their "Teflon" against Obama now LOL, LOL. "We can say all the racists stuff we want now" we're covered!

Expect a lot more talk like this from the Left. I'd also expect Steele to FIRMLY put them in their place in some of his early interviews.


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Editorial; Philosophy; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: 527groups; bho44; democrats; freerepublic; gop; hillary; michaelsteele; obama; palin; rncchairman; smearcampaign
Comments from the craziest FReeper would be better than anything on Think Progress, but I know where she's headed with that. They never miss a chance to attack Governor Sarah Palin, why is that, do you think?
1 posted on 01/31/2009 11:03:41 AM PST by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

The Democratic Party “ATTACK MACHINE” is now kicking in gear.


2 posted on 01/31/2009 11:08:17 AM PST by stockstrader (Joe Biden is now officially our first "CLASS WARFARE CZAR".)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

A hit piece on Michael Steele???

She’s a RACIST!!!!!!
She’s a RACIST!!!!!!


3 posted on 01/31/2009 11:08:46 AM PST by Semper Mark (Born free, Will live free, And will die free)
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To: stockstrader

What else is knew, I was surprised it took them that long to do it.


4 posted on 01/31/2009 11:11:07 AM PST by Sarah Barracuda
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
He cites shaky resources like Think Progress, a blog for the lefty Center for American Progress for his research. This would be like me linking to comments on FreeRepublic to back up my facts.

Sweet Amanda of course meant to say, "This would be like me linking to comments on FreeRepublic to back up my facts. Although, jla has always intrigued, as well as inspired, me."

Now, to allay any apprehensions the rest of you may have over Amanda's comment, I believe all she is wanting to convey is that a political website, any political website, should not be used as a source when one wishes to relate facts of another person. As those 'facts' may be skewed on account of political bias.

Right, Amanda?

5 posted on 01/31/2009 11:15:51 AM PST by jla (Sarah! sarahpac.com)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Stay classy, Dems.


6 posted on 01/31/2009 11:16:08 AM PST by popdonnelly (The problem with Obama is that he believes his own hype.)
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To: Sarah Barracuda
What else is knew, I was surprised it took them that long to do it.

They were distracted a bit by trying to 'cover' for Geithner, Daschle and Rangel--

who, btw, are my first three nominees for a Task Force on IRS tax reform...lol

7 posted on 01/31/2009 11:17:04 AM PST by stockstrader (Joe Biden is now officially our first "CLASS WARFARE CZAR".)
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To: jla

“a blog for the lefty Center for American Progress”

Leftists have an Orwellian gift for language.


8 posted on 01/31/2009 11:18:03 AM PST by popdonnelly (The problem with Obama is that he believes his own hype.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
They never miss a chance to attack Governor Sarah Palin, why is that, do you think?

They will Bork this fine person and conservative for as long as they fear her.

9 posted on 01/31/2009 11:22:34 AM PST by Jacquerie (Islam is a barbaric political and social system in religious drag.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I find comments like that from the left to be maddening and hilarious at the same time.

It’s so far off target. It either displays a lack of understanding or a full blown attempt to deceive.

My focus and the focus of those I talked to about Steele, was directly related to his views, stands on the issues, and what his plans for the RNC would be. We didn’t discuss race. We talked about him and the other candidates, and whose views would be the most solid to lead the RNC.

I have admired Steele for a while now. When I have seen him on FoxNews, I have liked his demeanor, his points of view, and his ability to think on his feet. Yesterday I found that I may not have known all I should have about Steele. I will be watching him more closely in the future because of his views, but I certainly won’t be watching him closer because of his race.

Isn’t it racist to back a man simply based on race? When issues came up regarding Obama, the left dismissed them and called people racist. Obama should have been subject to open discussion on a number of issues, but the left didn’t want to be confronted with those matters. He was black. “Do you realize what his candidacy means for America? Do you realize it will be a new era? Do you understand he is, “The One”? The left went stark raving mad, avoiding even the pretense of giving Obama a critical look, before voting for him. Now that is what I call racism.

So who are the real racists? Who are the real misogynists? When it comes to Steele and Palin, there’s one party that has gone postal, while the other has ignored color of skin or gender, because they valued the person.

The Democrats should be ashamed of themselves.


10 posted on 01/31/2009 11:22:59 AM PST by DoughtyOne (D1: Home of the golden tag line: FBI cuts off CAIR for contact with Hamas, Obama wants to talk to.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
The Rats are a slimy bunch look at the nitwit in chief's cabinet.
11 posted on 01/31/2009 11:23:13 AM PST by boomop1
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
"How nice for them, they managed to find a African American in their party."

LOL - Don't throw me in that briar patch.



We actually found an American in our party who happens to be black.
12 posted on 01/31/2009 11:25:16 AM PST by Liberty Valance (Keep a simple manner for a happy life ;o)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Oppo Hit Pieces on Steele ...

Of course they are expected to hit back hard when afraid..they were afraid of Palin and so the concentration on her over McCain. Have always liked Steele!! He is smart ! eloguent !and can handle his own!!

Finally a leadership we can stand behind. He will pick a team that could change the course of the Republican Party.

They will accuse the Republican pary of "window dressing"..but in reality they know Steele is a real threat especially when things keep going wrong under Obamas choice of his team players-corruption with taxes and nanny issues..Obama has to spend his time cleaning up on Aisle 1..2...4..5..not a good Zen time under which to "perform" his duties. And it will get worse when people see who will really benefit under the stimulus package.

13 posted on 01/31/2009 11:33:19 AM PST by fight_truth_decay
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I love the racist tag coming from the libs who labelled Steele an oreo when he was running against a white man for the US Senate.


14 posted on 01/31/2009 11:34:12 AM PST by keepitreal (Obama brings change: an international crisis (terrorism) within 6 months)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Who cares what the RATS say. If Steele keeps his head and steers us back to conservative principals we might have chance. He needs to actively help on kinking the RINOs out and put resources on conservative Republican up for election.


15 posted on 01/31/2009 11:34:26 AM PST by Logical me (Oh, well!!!)
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To: Jacquerie
They will Bork this fine person and conservative for as long as they fear her.

Sarah Palin appeared to be the only thoroughbred in a field of nags. (OK, make that champion quarterhorse in a field of plugs. I once owned a splendid quarterhorse).

Sarah appears to be holding up well against the onslaught.

16 posted on 01/31/2009 11:35:09 AM PST by Ole Okie
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Amanda ...

(we should have rules for her, like we do for Ann)


17 posted on 01/31/2009 11:41:22 AM PST by CapnJack
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

an ACarp thread and no pics yet?


18 posted on 01/31/2009 11:41:31 AM PST by isom35
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To: CapnJack

thanks :)


19 posted on 01/31/2009 11:41:58 AM PST by isom35
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Hey Hillary, why not investigate the bulk of Obama’s picks for various positions, and yourself. That’d keep an investigator busy for a long time.


20 posted on 01/31/2009 11:44:13 AM PST by From The Deer Stand
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To: CapnJack

I know this is blasphemy, but I find her quite a bit more attractive than Ann or Michelle. I also like Mary Katherine Ham.


21 posted on 01/31/2009 11:44:27 AM PST by 2ndDivisionVet ("Don't confuse what you got a right to do with what's right to do." Bill Bennett)
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To: Liberty Valance

“they managed to find a African American in their party.”

Yep, one without a white mom from Kansas and a dad from Kenya.


22 posted on 01/31/2009 11:45:21 AM PST by popdonnelly (The problem with Obama is that he believes his own hype.)
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To: popdonnelly
American Center for Progress - Young lady from that org., Heather Boushey, on Cavuto's show last night. She was adamant that spending, not tax cuts, were the only way out of this current econ. morose. Neil and she continually tried talking over each other as the former repeatedly asked when in our history spending actually spurred econ growth.
Miss Boushey, assuming a very smug attitude, insisted that FDR's New Deal was what led the U.S. out of it's depression era. And she insisted on citing 1982 has a catastrophic time, as if she had a personal grudge against Reagan. Miss Boushey also wasn't to keen on tax cuts creating econ expansion.
Despite all this, I couldn't help thinking how cute she was and probably fun to be with, as long as politics or economics wasn't broached.
23 posted on 01/31/2009 11:57:50 AM PST by jla (Sarah! sarahpac.com)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

They are scared stiff of the GOP making inroads into any of their pet special-interest groups: blacks (eg., Clarence Thomas, Michael Steele) or women (Sarah Palin), hispanics (Alberto Gonzales). So they have to destroy them before that happens.


24 posted on 01/31/2009 11:58:53 AM PST by expatpat
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To: CapnJack
Amanda ...

(we should have rules for her, like we do for Ann)

Yow!

NOT GUILTY!

25 posted on 01/31/2009 11:59:01 AM PST by Ole Okie
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
The white liberals have never had much of a clue.

I recall the Clarance Thomas hearings. Late into the night with what looked like an empty chamber and maybe one Senator left on the panel Thomas' black supporters were allowed to testify.

The MSM employees marveled at these young people's mastery of the issues. Shocked might be a better word.

The network commentators couldn't stop talking about how each one excelled, men and women. It was like the network employees were saying, "But, but.. how can these black people be competent. We should be speaking for them against Thomas' ilk. They've never been allowed.. I mean they're suppose to be demanding a chance . . . ."

26 posted on 01/31/2009 12:00:21 PM PST by WilliamofCarmichael (If modern America's Man on Horseback is out there, Get on the damn horse already!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

They are scared stiff of the GOP making inroads into any of their pet special-interest groups: blacks (eg., Clarence Thomas, Michael Steele) or women (Sarah Palin) or hispanics (Alberto Gonzales). So they have to destroy them before that happens.


27 posted on 01/31/2009 12:00:27 PM PST by expatpat
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To: DoughtyOne

I sense a lot of projection on the part of the left.


28 posted on 01/31/2009 12:21:50 PM PST by darkangel82 (I don't have a superiority complex, I'm just better than you.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Remember that when Steele was running for Senator, the Dhimmicraps illegally invaded his credit records, “fired” two scapegoats (who took the fall for Upchuck Schumer himself, IMO), and then paid them for 5 months after “firing” them. (Working from home, I guess.)

So none of this is surprising. If it weren’t for dirty play, the Dhimmicraps would be out of the game. They know they lose if they play the game fairly.


29 posted on 01/31/2009 12:47:05 PM PST by TBP
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Palin-Steele?


30 posted on 01/31/2009 12:48:49 PM PST by TBP
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To: Ole Okie
And what's wrong with Thoroughbreds?

My little girl on my homepage is a registered T'bred - War Admiral and Northern Dancer breeding. She's an old lady now and I just retired her -- but she's still a pretty thing.

I used to own a racing QH named Going Limits -- Three Bars and Top Deck breeding. He was 85th percentile when he was racing. His head wasn't quite on straight but he was fast and a great jumper.

31 posted on 01/31/2009 2:35:14 PM PST by AnAmericanMother (Ministrix of ye Chasse, TTGC Ladies' Auxiliary (recess appointment))
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Dear Amanda Carpenter,

FACT: There isn’t a single mainstream news source that can be trusted more than ANY Free Republic reply picked at random.

FACT: Information and analysis posted at Free Republic self-corrects to a far greater and more timely extent than does information in the MSM as the FR thread discussions move on.

Thus FR is a better, MORE reliable source than any mainstream media source.

—bvw


32 posted on 01/31/2009 2:41:14 PM PST by bvw
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Is this the same oppo guy who illegally downloaded Michael Steele’s credit reports when he was running for the Senate???

Did that person ever go to jail or not???? Does anyone care?

(Steele’s credit reports, by the way, turned out to be clean)


33 posted on 01/31/2009 2:41:22 PM PST by cookcounty ("A ship in harbor is safe, but that's not why the ship is built." ---Governor Sarah Palin)
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To: DoughtyOne
Well said, DoughtyOne.

...I for one, will ignore anything the Big Lie (MSM) says about Michael Steele, for I learned not log ago they are the Democrat Party's brown nosed bootlickers.

If you look at the DNC Talking points and any headline from the New York Times, you will notice the content is quite similar, except the journalists use extra words for filler.

34 posted on 01/31/2009 3:34:57 PM PST by T Lady (The MSM: Pravda West)
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To: T Lady

log=long.


35 posted on 01/31/2009 3:36:26 PM PST by T Lady (The MSM: Pravda West)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
He cites shaky resources... This would be like me linking to comments on FreeRepublic to back up my facts.

Hmmm, I wonder why she made that comparison.

O'Reilly compared FR to KOS, now an ally equating FR's comments to another left wing website?

She would be well advised to check this website a little closer before making offhand statements like that.

36 posted on 01/31/2009 3:50:08 PM PST by Syncro (Ti Ming -- Use Librally)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

“why is that, do you think...?

because the lovely governor palin is a faithful christian. (and they do so hate the spiritual fullness of christians, especially female christians.)

IMHO


37 posted on 01/31/2009 4:06:14 PM PST by ripley
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To: jla

:-)

You beat me to it.


38 posted on 01/31/2009 4:25:28 PM PST by Gondring (Paul Revere would have been flamed as a naysayer troll and told to go back to Boston.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

It gets them off the anti-Rush Limbaugh crusade for a while.


39 posted on 01/31/2009 4:45:28 PM PST by HowlinglyMind-BendingAbsurdity
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

/mark thx


40 posted on 01/31/2009 6:00:46 PM PST by happinesswithoutpeace (You are receiving this broadcast as a dream)
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To: T Lady

I agree. Thanks for the comment T Lady.


41 posted on 01/31/2009 9:04:16 PM PST by DoughtyOne (D1: Home of the golden tag line: FBI cuts off CAIR for contact with Hamas, Obama wants to talk to.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
the obligatory Carpenter pic...

To Amanda... If you are reading this thread as a lurker, what are you doing??? Sign up and become a FReeper!!! We need more exposure within conservative media outlets.

42 posted on 02/01/2009 12:16:30 AM PST by Thunder90
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
How nice for them, they managed to find a African American in their party. I guess they think this is their "Teflon" against Obama now LOL, LOL. "We can say all the racists stuff we want now" we're covered!

Liberals sure do quite a bit of projection of their own mindset upon others.

43 posted on 02/01/2009 7:22:58 AM PST by highlander_UW (The only difference between the MSM and the DNC is the MSM sells ad space in their propaganda)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
I guess the GOP tried to pull a McCain (pandering to women with Palin as his running mate) by trying to pander to the African-American community and possibly other minorities.

Stupid and completely predictable.

44 posted on 02/01/2009 10:49:39 AM PST by GVnana ("I once dressed as Tina Fey for Halloween." - Sarah Palin)
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