Skip to comments.RNC Denies Steele Expensed Trip to X-Rated Club (who is Erik Brown, DNC having field day)
Posted on 03/29/2010 12:02:58 PM PDT by SmartInsight
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What exactly has Steele done that has helped the cause of conservatism?
I can’t think of anything.
Well, rinos are horny.
The left is desperate. Obama’s poll numbers are still in the tank after his “victory” with “healthcare” which the American public resents and despises.
If a democrat goes to an X-Rated club using taxpayer or campaign money, it’s looked at as a badge of honor... Just saying.
“If a democrat goes to an X-Rated club using taxpayer or campaign money, its looked at as a badge of honor”
Actually, it’s called ‘campaigning’.
Yeah, as we don’t vote for the Republican Party members, the Leftist RINO’s had to have moved in, and made themselves at home in the beginning of their assault on our party. I think as nobody noticed right away as they figured would happen the next thing was we found ourselves voting for the one that lied in election campaigns better than the other RINO. Seems their modus operandi is to lie about their Conservative credentials, and then do as they damned well Leftist please once elected.
I recall voting many a time over the last twenty years or so for the lesser of evils opposed to somebody I really respected to be my representative, thus my observation.
What we are seeing here is another attempt at a Clarence Thomas style lynching by the Democratic party.
This is all irrelevant. Did the discuss politics a the S&M Sex Club or not?
Or just another Kennedy family reunion.
I don’t necessarily know the details of this but with some of the other controversies around Steele, it’s probably time for him to go.
At the very least we know that the RNC did reimburse a consultant for almost two grand spent at a SM go-go bar. It was discovered because it was reflected on a financial disclosure. So at a minimum Steele is signing off on Party financials he doesn’t bother to read. For that alone he should be shown the door.
> So lets continue to build bigger Democrat majorities in the House and Senate because of standards.
How about we toss out the scumbags who stuff our RNC contributions into a stripper’s G string and get someone instead who actually, oh... I don’t know... FUNDS GOP CANDIDATES SO THEY WIN???
I know. Crazy to expect competence or integrity in the RNC. What was I thinking.
God Almighty, The Stupid Party strikes again.
Well I read the article linked and I must say it is so convoluted as to be incomprehensible.
But I have some thoughts on the matter, as is my wont.
The Daily Caller is a site operated by Tucker Carlson, hardly any left-winger. I’ll allow as Tucker is sort of a moderate but he’s no Huffington. He’s not much of a dancer, by the way.
Which makes me wonder out loud how he got this information about Steele and why he repeated it. There’s something to this story...as if somebody repeated the story “off the record” but the Daily Caller reported it “on the record”.
This means that someone violated a confidence but doesn’t mean the facts aren’t true.
About that nightclub thing....this is really confusing. The RNC FEC filing shows almost 2 grand paid to a topless nightclub specializing in imitating lesbian sex. Then the article says that right above is a reimbursement to some guy, Joe Blow, who is a direct mail consultant for the RNC.
So what? We assume Joe Blow paid out the money for a “business luncheon” at this x-rated club and the RNC is thereby reimbursing him?
Then it goes on to say that everything the Sun reported earlier is lies, that Steele did not refuse an interview, that the expenditure for this Voyeur night club was illegitimate and the RNC should be have the money returned.
Well why did they file it in an FEC report? Nobody questioned it before? This is weird.
This article is evidently a follow-up to the original Sun article that repeated all this stuff from the Daily Caller, only it is a refutation of the original article.
Very unclear but someone did spend money at this x-rated club I deduce, not necessarily Steele but could be.
I’m thinking that Steele did suggest purchasing an airplane for RNC use...just a hunch. Somebody said it off the record and Carlson’s group printed it on the record. The notion of buying an airplane for the RNC isn’t that bizarre. I imagine the Chairman does do a lot of traveling. I must wonder if the DNC has an airplane of some kind.
Maybe it’s not warranted but it’s not like the RNC is the devil incarnate for considering it.
In summary, this seems to be a bunch of gossip stuff, probably started by a close perusal of the FEC filing, something anybody can see and the pubs could get out of the tanning booths and look over those Dem FEC filings, I bet they’re a real hoot.
Tempest in a teapot.
Enough is Enough. While I have no doubt Steele did not know about this, there lies the problem. He does not know what is going on (and is a liberal republican to boot). Time for someone new.
He didn’t spend any of my money. As long as Steele is there, I’m not sending them a cent.
Apparently, it was some jerk staffer who went to the club and sought reimbursement for it. Calling for Steele’s scalp is doing the Devil’s work.
Steele should have never been chairman. Only got the job through affirmative action. Needs to be let go.
Hopefully, this offense will be egregious enough that we’ll get to pick our next chairman based on merit and not race but I doubt it.
We’d do well to make Martinez the figurehead chair but to leave the legwork to someone else.
Yet another smear.
“Included in the RNC’s report for February spending was $1,946.25 for “meals” at Voyeur West Hollywood..”
Uhh, West Hollywood is code for “Gay”.
What the hell would he be doing there anyways?
That’s the city where Sarah Palin was hung in effigy during the election.
Not many republicans gon stand up fo that one, no.
The complaints from the RNC about this mornings Daily Caller article, High Flyer: RNC Chairman Steele suggested buying private jet with RNC funds, while loud, lack substance. Despite claims to the contrary, no one from the committee has ever explained the specific circumstances of any of the expenses listed in its most recent disclosure filings.
Our questions remain: Why did the committee spend more than $17,000 on private jets in the month of February? How and why was RNC business conducted in a bondage-themed nightclub, and how and why were the nearly $2,000 in charges that resulted approved by RNC staff?
To be clear: We did not claim that Michael Steele personally visited Voyeur West Hollywood. In fact, and unfortunately, we still know almost nothing about that trip, including its purpose. If the RNC provides details, well put them on the site immediately.
The Daily Caller requested interviews with Michael Steele on Jan. 14, Jan. 15, Jan. 18, Feb. 10, Feb. 23 and again on March 23. All were denied.
The story we ran today is accurate, as the RNC knows.
Maybe it should have read, “Barney, “Beany Weenie” Frank, ran Gay hookers out of his house.”
Erik Browns Experience
2002 Present (8 years )
Marketing strategy and management systems consulting for companies with intensive product development requirements.
IP commercialization. Market analysis for IP and venture capital investments in the materials market for semiconductor and solar manufacturing.
If this is the same E Brown...he is in to solar energy.
Most likely Erik Brown went to the club with friends and turned his tab in to be reimbursed thinking they’d never know it was a bondage club.
I know a man I thought to be a good man who was fired from a very high position because he charged thousands to his expense account that was going to a favorite stripper of his for performing dances for him in the “champagne room” of a sleazy strip club. That club advertised as having the “best burgers in town”.
This is typical left wing BS
Hey guess what Im a Republican
I'm not a virgin
I dont go to bed a 8 pm with milk and cookies
Ive been known to go to bars
Ive been known to go to drink boozes (I like single malt Scotch )
Ive been known to go to talk to women (good looking women)
I have even been known to go to to a few strip clubs
Ooooooo Im an evil Republican hypocrite NOT!
Im acting like a straight male not a castrated feminized metro sexual leftist
“I dont necessarily know the details of this but with some of the other controversies around Steele, its probably time for him to go.”
I agree. This is no time to give the other side any kind of figurative ammunition. This country is in a fight for its life and we don’t need this kind of sloppiness from Steele. He’s becoming gaffetastic ala Biden. Get rid of him now before he really commits political suicide right before November.
RNC cultivating young donors during after-party at Voyeur West Hollywood
By Alex Pappas The Daily Caller 03/29/10 at 5:23 PM
A $1,946.25 bar tab at a bondage-themed Hollywood nightclub financed by the RNC was part of a night of cultivating young Republican donors, The Daily Caller learned Monday after first reporting the expense that showed up on recent FEC filing.
The California blog Red County reported that the outing at Voyeur West Hollywood was an after-party for a number of young Republicans who attended a Young Eagles event that night at the Beverly Hills Hotel. Young Eagles is an RNC-sponsored program to cultivate 30- to 40-year olds seen as tomorrows big donors.
RNC chairman Michael Steele is not thought to have attended either event, according to Red County.
Erik Brown, who runs campaign firm DMI and has worked for prominent southern California Republicans, was reimbursed by the RNC for the Voyeur West Hollywood after party.
The night began at a Beverly Hills hotel, attended by about 50 people, which was the RNC official event. A fraction of those people went to the Voyeur West Hollywood afterward.
Steele has not purchased a plane, he continues to charter them. According to federal disclosure records, the RNC spent $17,514 on private aircraft in the month of February alone (as well as $12,691 on limousines during the same period). There are no readily identifiable private plane expenses for Democratic National Committee chairman Tim Kaine in the DNCs last three months of filings.
The RNC explains that Steele charters jets only when commercial service is unavailable,
Complaints, almost always expressed off the record, have been bitter. This is not somebody who is out recruiting candidates, said an aide who worked closely with Steele. He is not meeting with donors. Hes not asking for money. The guy is writing his book or doing his speaking gigs, or whatever the hell else he fills his days with. Those are his priorities.
A March 20 FEC filing shows the RNC has $9.5 million cash on hand. Steele began his tenure with $22.8 million, and has since raised $96.2 million. During the same period, however, the RNC has spent $109.6 million, for a deficit of $13.4 million. That spending included aid to the campaigns that elected Gov. Bob McDonnell in Virginia and Gov. Chris Christie in New Jersey.
The story is less whats left, and more whats been spent, said one longtime Republican operative.
**********Key: “.....the RNC had outraised the DNC in seven out of 12 months in 2009 and was raising gobs of money in the wake of President Obama signing health care reform legislation into law.
The club under controversy is hip to celebs/ Lady gaga, models etc and the 20-30’s. $200 bottle minimum can get you in and keep you out if not on “the list”. Erik Brown, donor, will probably pay it back..but how many business deals have been carried out in clubs, bars on company expense reports? What makes business/politics anyway different?? Republicans need to shake their image up now and then. It worked.
Me neither. The fact is we are not throwing money at their ugly gay whores, and that is the only reason they are mad: their pimping program loses money to tastier stuff which loves women and their children.
Dude, read my post again. You clearly didn’t catch it.
As you said:
"Key: "....the RNC had outraised the DNC in seven out of 12 months in 2009 and was raising gobs of money in the wake of President Obama signing health care reform legislation into law."
Whatever, Meghan McCain.
RNC Fires Employee Over Bar Expense
...After the event, several Republicans went to the club on their own, Mr. McKay wrote.
...Mr. McKay also said the committee fired a staffer who was at the bar and had told Mr. Brown he could obtain reimbursement for the tab.
“This was not an RNC sanctioned event and was not associated in any way with any RNC official event,” Mr. McKay said in his memo, which was addressed to committee members.
Wrong!! I work in mud and sewage to provide for my family and expect better representation than this. Planes , Limo’s, $2000 nights out on the town. Don’t we desire better. Sick of both the “R’s” & “D’s” living it up on our dime, then telling us how and what we should believe or do in our lives. Totally backwards. Time for real change. Time to hit Ctrl, Alt, Delete with DC. RNC has left us.
Maybe now we can all agree that Steele is the wrong man for the job.
The GOP needs to purge anyone involved in this.
Plus there’s a real chance we can get rid of Pelosi as Speaker. This will not help. The RNC needs to clean up house now.
Sounds like a drive-by hit. . .the version of target practice the Party of rats are known for.
Sure, I got it...;-)
I was insinuating that they do not make buns for beenie weenies...
Just adding to the maelstrom of insults hurtling towards Barney there...
I was only riding on the coat-tails of a master protagonist...;-)
Oh, you out punned me! Good job.
I do not pay attention to Meghan McCain. She bores me.
Read the facts back in my other post of the accountability of where the money has gone...to VA and NJ to make a difference. More money being raised than the Dems can raise--which means make up a story or embellish on a story where the Dems know, the Old Pious Republican Party will act as they have to this embellished story. Yes heads will roll..someone's head called Allison. People here immediately assumed Steele was involved at some X_Rated celeb club--Big deal. I wish I could be as pious as some pretend to be here. Scandalous. No one cares about a strip club, many that age today have been to one like this and are clamoring to get into this one in particular. Then another club will be popular...life goes on. Was their a crime committed? I think it is usually those promote themselves as most pious that are suddenly in the news for sleeping with some aide male of female..hypocrites!
When it comes to expense reports, that matter would be handled just like any comapny business expense under scrutiny. Donors are needed. I do not donate to the Republican National Committee, I give directly to the candidate; so if someone has a problem with where the money goes then direct it a way that you would a charity.
Oh the Scandal!! ;)
You sound just like her, I figured you'd like her writings.
Exactly, and what conservatives should do is put out the list of offenders, most recently Massage Massa— through Hot Dog Barney to waitress sandwich Dodd, to dead Kennedy, and include a photo of Mary Jo Kopechne’s tombstone. Machine politics, like Daley’s boy Obama needs to be fought by machine tactics, tooth and nail. Give it back and make it stick as it is, after all, the truth.
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