Skip to comments.RNC brings in veteran strategist (a Romneybot, CNN shill who once attacked Palin)
Posted on 11/23/2009 4:43:27 PM PST by rabscuttle385
WASHINGTON (CNN) - The Republican National Committee will announce Monday that veteran political strategist Alex Castellanos will assume a senior communications role at the committee, an RNC official tells CNN.
"Now the RNC has a new focus and direction - the 2010 elections," Castellanos said when reached by telephone. "And I am happy to help."
(Excerpt) Read more at politicalticker.blogs.cnn.com ...
She gave the McCain campaign its best two weeks. But, you know, if were going to be critical of Democrats when they shirk their responsibilities, we have do the same within our own house. She abandoned her state in the middle of a term.
On the national political stage, Castellanos, who worked as a political consultant for Mitt Romney's 2008 presidential bid, likened Palin to former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee.
Ask Mitt anything??
MITT, WHEN ARE YOU GONNA DROP DEAD??
Tells you all you need to know where the RNC is headed.
RNC listens to us no better than the DNC. They are the same.
The RNC had better wise up, damned quick!
You mean he should impersonate the MA GOP that he personally sent to the boneyard (along with the Maucks) ? Excellent suggestion !
Naah, they’re too busy shoving more DooDoo Scuzzyflavors down our throats. These RINO liberals know better than us, y’know.
The Republicans STILL don't get it. I think they WANT to lose.
And the clowns at the RNC wonder why they don’t get any money from me. When the call the house asking for my support, I tell them: I don’t want my money going to an organization that will use it to promote people like Romney — and I mention Romney by name.
This should be interesting election cycle.
The RNC is doing everything in their power to make sure Slick Willard is the nominee.
Every time I get to thinking that maybe I should send the RNC a few bucks, instead of sending them notes saying "Palin 2012", they do something like this.
Send your money here
Or, even better, send it directly to the candidates.
! ! !
That works too!
Yet another jaded professional beltway political hack with his head up Romney’s best end...
Is he? Might be interesting then. I do hope the blue-blood republicans are willing to shell out money, because it will take a lot to convince the base to up hard earned money.
Still, if he (Castellanos) puts his pants on and goes after the rats, then it might be worthwhile to support them, a bit.
I practice exactly the same policy. I wrote off the RNC/NRCC/NRSC years ago. As for the RNC (aka Big Tent RINO Central), they are completely worthless. They have learned absolutely nothing and often take actions which are harmful to conservative Republicans.
That’s been the plan all along...too bad that Sarah Palin and her vast army of grassroots supporters are throwing a huge monkey wrench into the GOP/RNC works.
Sounds like Steele continues to craft the RNC in his image (gulp!):
The Republicans have NOT learned how pissed we are, YET....
Yep. Romney—the Establishment’s RINO candidate. Blech!
RINOs, fence-sitters, mavericks and turncoats ...
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As expected after yesterdays cloture vote, Cass Sunstein was confirmed as the administrator of the White House Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs. The vote was 57-40. Click here to read OMB Watchs statement on the confirmation.
The vote fell mostly somewhat along party lines. Republican senators Robert Bennett (UT), Orrin Hatch (UT), Susan Collins (ME), Richard Lugar (IN), Olympia Snowe (ME), and George Voinovich joined 51 Democrats (including Sen. Joe Lieberman) in voting for Sunstein. Democratic senators Mark Begich (AK), Blanche Lincoln (AR), Ben Nelson (NE), Mark Pryor (AR), Jim Webb (VA), independent Bernie Sanders (VT), and 34 Republicans voted against.
Sen. Robert Byrd (D-WV) and Sen. Barbara Boxer (D-CA) did not vote.
Sunsteins nomination grew more and more controversial after the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee approved it on May 20. The Committee approved the nomination by voice vote, and only Sen. Tom Coburn (R-OK) objected. Committee members Pryor, John McCain (R-AZ), John Ensign (R-NV), and Lindsey Graham (R-SC) all voted against Sunstein this time around.
They represent themselves, not us. They are almost all Big Government Progressives, in bed with the bankster gangsters, the One World promoters and the K Street lobbyists who could not care less whether they were governed by Barack Obama, Gordon Brown, Hugo Chavez or Kim Jong Il as long as they get theirs, which, quite often used to be ours (before taxes).
In America, we still have a Constitution that enshrines the rights of the people to control and reform their government. Let's use it.
Ping to #23.
See also #34.
Your donations to the RNC:
” Me and Rabs buy this!
“They represent themselves, not us. They are almost all Big Government Progressives, in bed with the bankster gangsters, the One World promoters and the K Street lobbyists who could not care less whether they were governed by Barack Obama, Gordon Brown, Hugo Chavez or Kim Jong Il as long as they get theirs, which, quite often used to be ours (before taxes).”
Well, the sign DID say anything...... ;-)
Castellanos joins Gentry Collins, another Romney-asswipe. Michael Steele hired Collins to be the RNC political director in March. Hes been a Romney guy for years.
"Smear her children, too. Throw the Election to Obama .... for me."
"Alejandro "Alex" Castellanos (b. 1954, Havana, Cuba) is a U.S. Republican Party political media consultant who specializes in television advertising, and was a top media adviser to Bush Cheney '04 as well as Mitt Romney's presidential campaign.."
"In late February 2007, the Boston Globe obtained a leaked copy of an internal Romney campaign document describing the campaign's plan to win the Republican nomination. That document, produced by Castellanos, drew attention by implying the campaign's poor view of the sitting president. Specifically, the document advised that that Romney should create distance between himself and President George W. Bush by focusing on the separating factor of "intelligence.""
"The plan, which top Romney strategist Alex Castellanos helped to draft, charts a course for Romney to emerge as the nominee, but acknowledges that the "electorate is not where it needs to be for us to succeed."
The McCain/Palin ticket was up 8 pts. days prior to September 18th.
Obama was losing until the DNC played their October surprise on the economy
and the RomneyTeam attacked Gov. Palin and her children to throw Election2008.
Late in October, The American Spectator's The Prowler revealed:
"Former Mitt Romney presidential campaign staffers, some of whom are currently working for Sen. John McCain and Gov. Sarah Palin's bid for the White House,
have been involved in spreading anti-Palin spin to reporters, seeking to diminish her standing after the election.
'Sarah Palin is a lightweight, she won't be the first, not even the third, person people will think of when it comes to 2012,'
says one former Romney aide, now working for McCain-Palin.
'The only serious candidate ready to challenge to lead the Republican Party is Mitt Romney.
He's in charge on November 5th.'"
The Prowler added: "Some former Romney aides were behind the recent leaks to media, including CNN, that Governor Sarah Palin was a 'diva' and was going off message intentionally."
The Romney supporters in the McCain campaign had access to internal polling which indicated well in advance of the November 4 election that McCain had no chance to win.
So they began working to position their man Mitt for a run in 2012. Just two days after the election,The Palmetto Scoop reported:
"One of the first stories to hit the national airwaves was the claim of a major internal strife between close McCain aides and the folks handling his running mate Sarah Palin."
"Im told by very good sources that this was indeed the case and that a rift had developed, but it was between Palins people and the staffers brought on from the failed presidential campaign of former Gov. Mitt Romney, not McCain aides."
"The sources said nearly 80 percent of Romneys former staff was absorbed by McCain and these individuals were responsible for what amounts to a premeditated, last-minute sabotage of Palin."
These aides loyal to Romney inside the McCain campaign, said The Scoop, reportedly saw that Palin would be a serious contender for the Republican nomination in 2012 or 2016, which made her a threat to another presidential quest by Romney.
Erick Erickson, who organized Operation Leper, said:
"Heres what I think: I think there are some staffers on the McCain campaign who seriously screwed up the roll out of Sarah Palin, to which Governor Palin herself objected.
These staffers are now out trying to finish her off thinking, as typical D.C. types do, that if they dont do it to her, shell do it to them. They just never understood who Palin is or what she is about."
"Likewise, I do think there are some staffers and others who expect Mitt Romney to run again in 2012,
they decided McCain could not win, and decided to undermine Sarah Palin and her chances hoping it would ingratiate themselves with Mitt Romney."
"Who's the Palin Leaker from the McCain Campaign?(Mark Wallace)
National Review Online The publication of a Vanity Fair profile of Sarah Palin
appears to have opened old wounds in the McCain campaign.
... the source of the Diva leak was Nicolle Wallaces husband."
Check out the video at the first URL on #45 and watch
this RomneyBOT you are defending attack Gov. Palin
just as the the GOP ticket was peaking.
Romney wrought Obama. Must be nice for you RomneyBOTs.
[future op-ed] “2012 is still often referred to by old-timers as ‘the year of the Romney disaster’...”
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