Skip to comments.GOP chairman doubts Republicans can retake House
Posted on 01/05/2010 3:43:49 PM PST by Chet 99
WASHINGTON GOP Chairman Michael Steele thinks Republicans have "screwed up" for the most part in the years since Ronald Reagan was president. And, he adds in an interview on the heels of his new book's release, Republicans won't win back the House in fall elections and might not be ready to lead even if they do.
That forecast of failure sparked a pushback Tuesday at the GOP's own National Republican Congressional Committee, whose aim is to elect Republicans, and delight at its counterpart, the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee.
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I suggest he fall on his sword and resign immediately.
I don’t understand. There isn’t a pit bull in the article.
Can’t argue with him. As long as Steele is in charge, there is little chance for the GOP in 2010, even though there is a perfect storm out there for HUGE gains.
Fire his ass. Now. Get someone in who’ll play to win.
It is too early to try to downplay expectations. Now is the time to ratchet them up and get people excited about the possibility of a takeover.
The MSM has been so twisting what Steele said to try and diminish the passion on the right.
Were there not people who wanted this clown to run for president in 2008?
“GOP Chairman Michael Steele thinks Republicans have “screwed up” for the most part in the years since Ronald Reagan was president.”
That’s the spirit...dimwit.
I wonder if Sarah would be interested?
Sarah for the job, maybe?
Fire this jackass.
With that attitude Michael we won’t....
Sounds like something coming from a sad sack....
They guy is a RINO idiot.
The pr!ck is pimping his book.
Boycott it and the RNC. Donate directly to conservative candidates.
That’s the last straw.... that RINO needs to be removed.... NOW!!
So this statement by Steele doesn't surprise me - it's the classic lowering expectations angle, and keeping the base angry and excited. That still doesn't hold my disdain for Steele, however. He is a weak chairman and the fact that he's releasing a book when he should be out there promoting conservative policies and candidates tells me he's just looking out for numero uno.
Sarah might take the job under one condition ... That she will be allowed to toss Corrupt Republicans out of office.
That will be a day when Hell freezes over.
More likely, Sarah will take a Senate seat before running for President.
January 05, 2010
* Homeland Security
Steele calls for Nap sack — cites phantom GOP “leadership”
RNC Chairman Michael Steele was just on Neil Cavuto’s FOX show calling for Department of Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano to step down saying he agrees with “Republican leadership” on the need for a new DHS boss.
One slight problem:
Not a single member of the GOP “leadership” except Steele has called for her resignation in the wake of the failed Christmas bombing leaving Steele out on the limb with the only prominent member of his party to make the call, Rep. Dan Burton (R-Ind.).
Transcript, with video link to TVEyes:
CAVUTO: Janet Napolitano is getting a lot of heat for minimizing this problem and maybe botching this whole situation. Should she leave?
CHAIRMAN STEELE: I agree with the Republican leadership that called for her resignation, yes. I think the risks are too high and the experience required to do this job is too great. And I think on both fronts she’s fallen short.
Actual House “leadership” staffers on and off the hill were none to thrilled with Steele’s latest gaffe, with aides saying it undercuts their credibility in questioning the administration’s response to the attack. And they’re particularly upset that Steele made the mistake while promoting his book.
STEELE NEEDS TO RESIGN!
STEELE NEEDS TO RESIGN!
All the while all conservatives I know are donating ONLY directly to candidates and causes, and zilch to Steele-et-al. Not when he finds fit to send a $mil to Scuzzy, and peanuts to Scott Brown.
Wonder if Steele still thinks the GOP Convention looked like a Nazi rally. What a moron.
Honest to God, I’ve never seen a less capable leadership. This defeatist nonsense is insufferable.
You’ll never hear the left making stupid ass defeatist comments like this.
If our guys can’t remember how to fight, they could at least take a few pointers from the unified Left.
Steele is an incompetent fool.
Can’t win? Wouldn’t know what to do if we did?
Honestly, who needs enemies when this is supposed to be your best ally in Conservatism?
I think Michael just now got ‘round to reading what I wrote on the fund raising solicitation he sent me last week.
“Sorry Michael. I’m sending my contribution this month to Scott Brown. November’s went to Doug Hoffman. Maybe you should talk to Dee Dee about returning the money you sent to the winner of a Margaret Sanger award and who was tight with the Acorn people and the unions.”
Yep, it’s a leadership problem, Michael.
When did he come up with that gem?
That would be the dumbest move she ever made in her entire life..and she doesn't make dumb moves like that.
Not gonna happen.
Keep your mouth shut Michael!
“Thats the last straw.... that RINO needs to be removed.... NOW!!”
How does that happen ?
The only positive I see is I believe 2010 is going to be such a strong year for us not even the RNC can screw it up.
Steele is an idiot.
And the biggest screw up of all is himself.
Republicans wanted to jump on the minority bandwagon.
We bypass him completely and donate directly to the candidate of our choice.
“With that attitude Michael we wont....
Sounds like something coming from a sad sack....”
Exactly right, GraceG. Thanks for excellent observation!
I saw him on Cavuto today too. Did you hear him say, that if he wasn’t the GOP chairman he would be a Tea Party participant? The only thing he said that made sense was that Neopolitan fell far short of doing her job and being qualified for it.
A question to all—what was the generic ballot in say, oct of 94—when we retook the house and senate??
Was it higher than 9% ahead then??
Consider the source. It’s a pro-Dem hit piece.
He may have said that he did not know if the GOP could win a majority, but I don’t see any problem with expressing that opinion. You want to motivate your people to vote, and you want to reduce expectations. The part about not being able to lead even if they do win is purely AP’s bias. Nothing that he was quoted as saying anywhere in this article comes close to that.
What an uninspiring, negative loser. Just STFU, Steele!
Absolutely. If Ronnie were the chariman now, do you think he would talk about losing or winning?
The GOP is useless. They should step aside and let the grass roots save the country.