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Steele's Racism Claim Slaps Own Party In Face
Newsmax ^ | 7/4/10 | Ronald Kessler

Posted on 04/10/2010 2:26:09 PM PDT by Eleutheria5

Republican National Committee Chairman Michael Steele slapped his own party in the face with his contention that being African-American is a factor in criticism of him and of Barack Obama.

During Steele’s appearance on ABC’s “Good Morning America” this week, George Stephanopoulos asked the RNC head whether his race gives him a “slimmer margin for error.”

“The honest answer is yes,” Steele said. “It just is. Barack Obama has a slimmer margin. We all — a lot of folks do. It’s a different role for me to play and others to play, and that’s just the reality of it.”

In suggesting that racism is behind the problems he has gotten himself into, Steele insulted his own party. At the same time, his indication that race is also a factor in criticism of Obama sides with the left wing of the Democratic Party, which sees disagreement with Obama’s policies as evidence of racism.

If ever there were a reason to oust a party chairman, this was it. The job of RNC chairman is to be a cheerleader for the party, not a detractor. Yet Steele’s comments are only the latest in a series of bizarre remarks that undercut his party. .....

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KEYWORDS: obama; racecard; rnc; steele
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He is a plant.
1 posted on 04/10/2010 2:26:09 PM PDT by Eleutheria5
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To: Eleutheria5
Steele is right and he loves this country and liberty. I listened to him today at SRLC and if you are even thinking about touching Steele you are on the wrong side. Go pound sand.
2 posted on 04/10/2010 2:30:00 PM PDT by Earthdweller (Harvard won the election again...so what's the problem.......?)
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To: Earthdweller

Steele did a good job with his speech today.


3 posted on 04/10/2010 2:30:51 PM PDT by tioga
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To: tioga

That was a fantastic speech! Where has THAT Michael Steele been all this time???


4 posted on 04/10/2010 2:32:22 PM PDT by MIlle
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To: Earthdweller

Oh, he gave a good speech. So what? How does that cancel out all the other garbage he’s spewed?


5 posted on 04/10/2010 2:33:10 PM PDT by raybbr (I hate B(ig) H(ead) Obama)
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To: Earthdweller

One good speech will not be enough for me to change me mine. He needs to go! Or else, the republicans are doomed to failure until that happens!


6 posted on 04/10/2010 2:34:16 PM PDT by rawhide
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To: Eleutheria5

His behavior and the behavior of his co-horts(the shade of their skin is unknown to me) is outlandish, embarrasing, and shameful. They’ve all run amok and they just want us to follow them over the cliff. Sorry Charlie, this old lady ain’t goin’ there.

I hereby declare myself independent of the republican(they don’t deserve the respect a capital R would bring) party. I’m still an ultra conservative, but if republicans who claim to represent me indulge their wildest desires or visit lesbian strip clubs on the company dime, they don’t represent me.


7 posted on 04/10/2010 2:34:36 PM PDT by grame (May you know more of the love of God Almighty in the coming year)
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To: rawhide; Earthdweller

me mine=my mind


8 posted on 04/10/2010 2:35:22 PM PDT by rawhide
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To: Earthdweller

We should let this go until after the election, then see how it plays out.


9 posted on 04/10/2010 2:35:35 PM PDT by Brimack34
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To: raybbr

Oh?... what garbage is that may I ask...the propaganda and spin out of someones mouth more important to you? I listened to him...not some jerk trying to tell us what he said. Yea...he does have a narrow margin of error..because of flipin’ progressives!


10 posted on 04/10/2010 2:36:31 PM PDT by Earthdweller (Harvard won the election again...so what's the problem.......?)
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To: Earthdweller

You got that right. Steele did a fabulous job with his speech today. I’m so sick of the BS detractors continually berating him. “Pound sand” was exactly what crossed my mind when I read the post.


11 posted on 04/10/2010 2:36:40 PM PDT by publana (Time to go Galt.)
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To: Earthdweller

He needs to stop making himself the issue.


12 posted on 04/10/2010 2:36:49 PM PDT by Jeff Chandler (Dissent is Racism)
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To: tioga

One speech doesn’t change many actions and remarks. He’s a plant. See, for example, http://newsmax.com/InsideCover/steele-sharpton-nlpc-letter/2010/04/07/id/355032?s=al&promo_code=9B7F-1

Did he really MEAN to charge his Mastercard for the exotic dancer, but he whipped out his RNC expense account by mistake? The race card is the absolute last straw, and I don’t care how eloquent his speech was or wasn’t.


13 posted on 04/10/2010 2:37:20 PM PDT by Eleutheria5 ( Two-state solution: A bad idea whose time has gone.)
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To: Eleutheria5

affirmative action by election remains affirmative action. Steele lacks the temperament, understanding, or principles. We picked a black to counter Obama, and got many of Obama’s worse character flaws with it.


14 posted on 04/10/2010 2:39:33 PM PDT by rmlew (There is no such thing as a Blue Dog Democrat; just liberals who lie.)
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To: Eleutheria5
Sigh, Mike picks snowshoes to walk through a minefield. He should know better.
15 posted on 04/10/2010 2:39:38 PM PDT by Navy Patriot (Sarah and the Conservatives will rock your world.)
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To: Earthdweller

I don’t think Steele said anything out of line, either.


16 posted on 04/10/2010 2:41:56 PM PDT by Mamzelle (Cameras, cameras--never forget to bring your cameras)
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To: Earthdweller
Steele Still On Board With Scozzafava

"I support the republican nominee as the republican party chairman, and that's the way it should go, right?" Steele told NBC's Chuck Todd this morning during an interview on MSNBC's Morning Joe (video here--fast forward to 4:55). Conservatives far and wide have alleged Scozzafava is too liberal, as Hoffman has won endorsements from Sarah Palin, Tim Pawlenty, Dick Armey, the Club for Growth, RedState, the National Review, and The Washington Times. Supporting him has become an emblem of conservative credibility.

Steele defends Snowe: 'She works in Maine' (stupid RINO alert)

Michael Steele : Some white Republicans are scared of me

Michael Steele, RNC Chair, strikes again.

In fact, when Hannity followed up on the point, Steele said he doesn't know if the GOP is ready to take back the reins of power. "I don't know. And that's what I'm assessing and evaluating right now. Those candidates who are looking to run have to be anchored in these principles," he said, referring to 5 conservative ideals he lays out in his new tome. "If they don't [anchor themselves], then they'll get to Washington, and they'll start drinking that Potomac River water, and they'll get drunk with power and throw the steps out the window."

Steele says Dems, GOP failing to address poverty (pandering to a black audience)

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. — Republican National Committee Chairman Michael Steele on Monday said his party must take steps to win over black voters, and he faulted both Democrats and the GOP for failing to address poverty. Speaking at a historically black college near downtown Little Rock, Steele said Republicans and Democrats need to address poverty in discussions ranging from health care to environmental issues. "Dr. King would be disappointed in the political leadership of this country for failing to address the least of us," Steele, who is the first African-American head of the RNC, told an audience of more than...

That last one really ticks me off. Do a search on the keyword "steele". If you really want to find out what garbage he's spewed.

17 posted on 04/10/2010 2:44:02 PM PDT by raybbr (I hate B(ig) H(ead) Obama)
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To: Eleutheria5

Cannot believe that people are still supporting Steele....he is no conservative....and would not be surprised if he was a DNC plant

Steele will hurt conservatives chances in 2010 and 2012....cannot have a porn star running the GOP while candidates are emphasizing family values


18 posted on 04/10/2010 2:44:13 PM PDT by UCFRoadWarrior (JD Hayworth for Senate ..... jdforsenate.com)
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To: MIlle

“That was a fantastic speech”

I hear obama’s pretty good at giving speeches, too.


19 posted on 04/10/2010 2:44:16 PM PDT by freeangel ( (free speech is only good until someone else doesn't like what you say))
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To: rmlew
Bull...he has a perfect temperament. He is under attack by progressives just like Palin was. What?...are the Republicans going to fall for this bait again? There is an important election coming and they want to cause trouble.

Don't be the stupid party.

20 posted on 04/10/2010 2:45:08 PM PDT by Earthdweller (Harvard won the election again...so what's the problem.......?)
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To: raybbr
The history of events is that Steele can say the right thing, give a good speech, write the correct position, etc., and then the Leftwingtards come out of the woodwork and mistate what he said, belittle and criticize thespeech, and rewrite whatever he's written.

It happens repeatedly.

Alas, the Republican party and the Conservative movement have more than their fair of narcissists who imagine that every word Mr. Steele utters in any way is a rebuke to they, themselves so they're always picking up on the Leftwingtard attacks and amplifying them.

Look, the Democrats only have to deal with one narcissist ~ why do we need so many more than them.

21 posted on 04/10/2010 2:45:09 PM PDT by muawiyah ("Git Out The Way")
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To: UCFRoadWarrior

What the h@ll ....porn star? You might as well have lied right to everyones face. Steele was not there.


22 posted on 04/10/2010 2:47:34 PM PDT by Earthdweller (Harvard won the election again...so what's the problem.......?)
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To: Eleutheria5

“The honest answer is yes,” Steele said. “It just is. Barack Obama has a slimmer margin. We all — a lot of folks do. It’s a different role for me to play and others to play, and that’s just the reality of it.”

KMA you moron. When are they going to dump this chump? If this isn’t grounds for dismissal...charging your OWN PARTY wi th racism...WTF is grounds for dismissal?


23 posted on 04/10/2010 2:47:40 PM PDT by jessduntno ( If someone calls me racist, I reply "you are just saying that because I'm white!")
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To: UCFRoadWarrior

Who is the “porn star” you have in mind to run the Republican party then? (Since it’s obvious you don’t want the party being run at all).


24 posted on 04/10/2010 2:48:08 PM PDT by muawiyah ("Git Out The Way")
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To: raybbr

Oh, he gave a good speech. So what? How does that cancel out all the other garbage he’s spewed?


You’re right. Nor does a good speech make up for all his mistakes. Ever hear of the saying “Talk is cheap”?


25 posted on 04/10/2010 2:48:32 PM PDT by RogerQ
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To: Eleutheria5

Steele is a rINO, and worse. Maybe even a democrat plant, to shore up obamma? I would not be surprised, because the republicans would love to do the same thing to the democrats! But most republicans cannot/will not get down into the gutter and fight and scheme like the democrats can!


26 posted on 04/10/2010 2:49:51 PM PDT by rawhide
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To: Mamzelle

It seems many are impressed with Steele’s latest speech, which I haven’t heard yet. Did he address his meeting with ‘latino leaders’ and his expression that he was behind amnesty?

[snip]4/1/2010 - The Soros/Tides/Ford/Rockefeller-funded Center for Community Change crowed yesterday that Steele gave them a “commitment” to “to help in securing Republican support for immigration reform:”

Today, ten leaders with the Fair Immigration Reform Movement (FIRM) met with Republican National Committee Chairman Michael Steele to discuss the future of comprehensive immigration reform in the Republican Party. They walked away with a commitment from Steele to work with Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) and the party’s leadership to enlist another Republican senator’s support for comprehensive and bipartisan immigration reform.

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2484788/posts


27 posted on 04/10/2010 2:50:27 PM PDT by AuntB (WE are NOT a nation of immigrants! We're a nation of Americans! http://towncriernews.blogspot.com/)
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To: Eleutheria5

There is room for him over in the Rat party home to mediocrity not one penny until he is gone.


28 posted on 04/10/2010 2:57:09 PM PDT by Cheetahcat (Zero the Wright kind of Racist! We are in a state of War with Democrats)
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To: Eleutheria5

Yet another reason I am NOT a Republican. One “good speech” can make up for this crap....


29 posted on 04/10/2010 3:00:47 PM PDT by patriot preacher (To be a good American Citizen and a Christian IS NOT a contradiction. (www.mygration.blogspot.com))
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To: Brimack34

If we let it go, he becomes an issue the Dims have proven they can exploit before.


30 posted on 04/10/2010 3:07:56 PM PDT by Ingtar (Congress: proof that Entropy trumps Evolution)
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To: Eleutheria5

Let’s put a conservative African-American of acknowledged stature in that position. Examples: Keyes, Sowell. I know there are plenty of others.


31 posted on 04/10/2010 3:11:43 PM PDT by Tax Government (Don't vote commie unless you ask your mommy.)
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To: jessduntno

If GOPers are so racists Michael, then why did we elect you?

Thats like calling your momma a whore.

BTW...was the SRLC speech paid or was it a freebie?


32 posted on 04/10/2010 3:12:58 PM PDT by bjorn14 (Woe to those who call good evil and evil good. Isaiah 5:20)
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To: Eleutheria5
Steele ,,,, a GOP Albatross .
33 posted on 04/10/2010 3:13:58 PM PDT by lionheart 247365 (-:{ GLEN BECK is 0bama's TRANSPARENCY CZAR }:-)
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To: Earthdweller
No sale... I listened to him sub for bill bennet’s Morning in America show many times. He is a pro abortion, pro reparations, pro big government progressive that stated on bill's show that “The era of Reagan is over”. “We need to become more moderate... more inclusive”. Then he called me a racist! You go pound sand pal.

LLS

34 posted on 04/10/2010 3:14:47 PM PDT by LibLieSlayer ( WOLVERINES!)
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To: raybbr

“During Steele’s appearance on ABC’s “Good Morning America” this week, George Stephanopoulos asked the RNC head whether his race gives him a “slimmer margin for error.”

“The honest answer is yes,” Steele said. “It just is. Barack Obama has a slimmer margin. We all — a lot of folks do. It’s a different role for me to play and others to play, and that’s just the reality of it.” “

We need this????


35 posted on 04/10/2010 3:19:25 PM PDT by stephenjohnbanker (Support our troops....and vote out the RINOS!)
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To: AuntB; All

“[snip]4/1/2010 - The Soros/Tides/Ford/Rockefeller-funded Center for Community Change crowed yesterday that Steele gave them a “commitment” to “to help in securing Republican support for immigration reform:”

Today, ten leaders with the Fair Immigration Reform Movement (FIRM) met with Republican National Committee Chairman Michael Steele to discuss the future of comprehensive immigration reform in the Republican Party. They walked away with a commitment from Steele to work with Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) and the party’s leadership to enlist another Republican senator’s support for comprehensive and bipartisan immigration reform.”

I don’t see how the GOP will survive if we don’t rid the org. of these traitors.


36 posted on 04/10/2010 3:22:08 PM PDT by stephenjohnbanker (Support our troops....and vote out the RINOS!)
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To: RogerQ

zero supposedly gave good speeches during the campaign. as dennis prager says “i’s not whay you say, it’s what you do that counts.”


37 posted on 04/10/2010 3:50:49 PM PDT by bravo whiskey (If the little things really bother you, maybe it's because the big things are going well.)
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To: Earthdweller

Pound Sand Yourself!

I am TIRED of RINOS and the people who support them!

Got a problem with that?


38 posted on 04/10/2010 3:52:36 PM PDT by plinyelder ("I've noticed that everybody that is for abortion has already been born." -- Ronald Reagan)
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To: Eleutheria5

Go and follow Colon Powell and the two of you just join “dem” already.


39 posted on 04/10/2010 3:56:29 PM PDT by Ghost of Philip Marlowe (Prepare for survival.)
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To: Earthdweller

If he played the race card — AFTER THE GOP PLACED HIM IN THEIR TOP CHAIR — then he’s acting more like a Liberal Dem than a conservative.


40 posted on 04/10/2010 3:57:30 PM PDT by Ghost of Philip Marlowe (Prepare for survival.)
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To: Earthdweller
Steele is right

Yes he is and I've even witnessed racial remarks here prior to their deletions..........

Unfortunately the Republican party, as evidence here, has aligned itself into a circular firing squad............with the MSM providing the targets then watching and laughing from the grandstands.....

41 posted on 04/10/2010 4:03:51 PM PDT by Hot Tabasco
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To: Earthdweller
He gives one good speech and all of his negative attributes go away?

The guy was elected for one reason and one reason only and pulls the race card and whines when criticized for not doing his job.

He needs to fill out his term and move on.

42 posted on 04/10/2010 4:14:14 PM PDT by Eagles6 ( Typical White Guy: Christian, Constitutionalist, Heterosexual, Redneck.)
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To: raybbr
Hey! You're not supposed to bring facts and truth to these discussions!

Republicans don't like Steele because he's black.

No wait. That's why he was elected...Never mind.

43 posted on 04/10/2010 4:21:44 PM PDT by Eagles6 ( Typical White Guy: Christian, Constitutionalist, Heterosexual, Redneck.)
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To: Eleutheria5
The idea that black politicians have a "slimmer margin of error" in politically correct, white-guilt-ridden America is beyond absurd. I am disgusted with Michael Steele for suggesting it.

There has never been a better time to be a black person in America. Our current fraud of a president was elected in large part because guilt-ridden whites wanted to "make history"; and I guarantee you that no white person as unqualified or inexperienced as Barack Obama would ever be elected president.

44 posted on 04/10/2010 4:30:17 PM PDT by Junior_G (Funny how liberals' love affair with Muslims began on 9/11)
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To: Earthdweller

Steele is a mole.


45 posted on 04/10/2010 4:33:47 PM PDT by Psalm 144 (What is a slave, but someone robbed of his labor to sustain the idle?)
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To: raybbr

Oh, he gave a good speech. So what? How does that cancel out all the other garbage he’s spewed?

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It proves the ‘gaffes’ are deliberate. He will drop a Pearl Harbor on the GOP immediately before the midterms, claim the GOP is the Klan, quit and join the democrats.

Just like his protoge, Dede Scozzafava.


46 posted on 04/10/2010 4:36:13 PM PDT by Psalm 144 (What is a slave, but someone robbed of his labor to sustain the idle?)
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To: AuntB

It seems many are impressed with Steele’s latest speech, which I haven’t heard yet.

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It put the gullible and simple back to sleep. THen he will bitch slap us all again later. Then be inspirational. Then bitch slap us again . . .

The real knife in the back will be the October surprise, when he does large scale the Dede Scozzafava stunt..


47 posted on 04/10/2010 4:42:15 PM PDT by Psalm 144 (What is a slave, but someone robbed of his labor to sustain the idle?)
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To: muawiyah
The history of events is that Steele can say the right thing, give a good speech, write the correct position, etc.,

That's how McCain has been getting reelected all these years.

48 posted on 04/10/2010 4:55:19 PM PDT by donna (Sarah Palin: ..."all of us, who consider ourselves progressive"...)
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To: rawhide
You've missed what I've said about Kaine. He managed to cover up the need to investigate the Va Tech administration for having allowed using improper doors on some buildings on campus ~ one of which was easily, in violation of code, locked with nothing more than a chain.

Doesn't anyone want to have Kaine prosecuted?

49 posted on 04/10/2010 6:14:57 PM PDT by muawiyah ("Git Out The Way")
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To: Psalm 144
Dede Scuffyfuzzy didn't drop a bomb on the Republicans (by endorsing the Democrat) until we'd drop kicked her over the goal line of life like a plastic Jezabell.

You think these people don't know what they are ~ but they know~!

50 posted on 04/10/2010 6:17:47 PM PDT by muawiyah ("Git Out The Way")
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