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Steele: RNC has learned its lesson
The Hill, Washington, DC ^ | 2010-04-10 | Aaron Blake

Posted on 04/10/2010 7:16:54 PM PDT by rabscuttle385

NEW ORLEANS -- A more soft-spoken and humble Michael Steele assured his party faithful Saturday that he has learned his lesson from the Republican National Committee’s (RNC) recent troubles.

“In life, you realize that you can’t please everyone, but you can certainly make them mad at you the same time, and that’s a lesson well-learned,” Steele said at the outset of his speech to the Southern Republican Leadership Conference.

Steele then offered a quasi-apology for the distractions that have plagued the RNC and led two members of the committee to call for his resignation.

“Folks have been mad at us in the past, and we have learned from that past,” Steele said. “And we are ready to move on as Republicans, as conservatives."

(Excerpt) Read more at thehill.com ...


TOPICS: News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: apology; incompetent; lessons; mccain; rinos; rnc; rncchairman; romney; srlc; steele

1 posted on 04/10/2010 7:16:54 PM PDT by rabscuttle385
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To: rabscuttle385
Ronald Reagan quotes:

"We will have no more of those candidates who are pledged to the same goals as our opposition and who seek our support. Turning the Party over to the so-called moderates wouldn't make any sense at all." – Ronald Reagan, 1965

“A political party cannot be all things to all people. It must represent certain fundamental beliefs which must not be compromised to political expediency or simply to swell its numbers.” – Ronald Reagan, CPAC address, 1975

Admittedly there is a risk in any course we follow other than this [surrender], but every lesson in history tells us that the greater risk lies in appeasement, and this is the specter our well-meaning liberal friends refuse to face--that their policy of accommodation is appeasement, and it gives no choice between peace and war, only between fight and surrender.
2 posted on 04/10/2010 7:19:07 PM PDT by Man50D (Fair Tax, you earn it, you keep it! www.FairTaxNation.com)
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To: rabscuttle385

I see the same problem that plagues election ballots across the country likewise plagues the RNC.

Anyone halfway decent has no interest in politics. This is the result.


3 posted on 04/10/2010 7:19:21 PM PDT by TheZMan (Just secede and get it over with. No love lost on either side. Cya.)
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To: rabscuttle385

“Republicans, as conservatives.”

Why aren’t both capitalized?


4 posted on 04/10/2010 7:19:56 PM PDT by Jet Jaguar (*)
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To: rabscuttle385
Aw gee! Since he's admitted that he learned from his mistakes, I suppose that makes it ALL BETTER.

It will be better when his RINO ass is down the road and somewhere else other than the RNC!
5 posted on 04/10/2010 7:20:35 PM PDT by hiredhand
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To: rabscuttle385

The reason people are mad is that we no longer are willing to accept the lie that we have to elect a political class the has no principles in order to win. The GOP is 60-70 % conservative and te largest political group is both socially and fiscally conservative. Most of America see big government as a problem and Steele and other Republican political insiders have been slow to get it. We aren’t going to settle any more for the constant slide towards socialism and liberty rending liberalism.


6 posted on 04/10/2010 7:22:11 PM PDT by Maelstorm (Some want to enslave your body others your soul.)
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To: rabscuttle385

I thought I read the whole thing, but somehow I must have skipped over the part where he resigned.


7 posted on 04/10/2010 7:22:37 PM PDT by TChad
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To: Jet Jaguar

Conservative isn’t capitalized because it isn’t a proper noun, unless it’s referring to the Conservative Party.


8 posted on 04/10/2010 7:22:39 PM PDT by COgamer
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To: rabscuttle385

No they haven’t.

Steele is still there.


9 posted on 04/10/2010 7:22:49 PM PDT by Da Coyote
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To: rabscuttle385

ACTIONS not WORDS, Mr. Steele. Repeal ‘Rat CARE, filibuster till Nov.


10 posted on 04/10/2010 7:23:09 PM PDT by VRWC For Truth (Throw the bums out who vote yes on the bail out)
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To: COgamer

Okay.

But, does Steel mean it?


11 posted on 04/10/2010 7:24:26 PM PDT by Jet Jaguar (*)
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To: rabscuttle385

He means they didn’t learn anything from the ‘08 election? Losing the Presidency and both Houses taught them nothing?
Slow learners, these Republicans.


12 posted on 04/10/2010 7:25:00 PM PDT by cydcharisse (`)
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To: Jet Jaguar

Steele


13 posted on 04/10/2010 7:25:20 PM PDT by Jet Jaguar (*)
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To: rabscuttle385

He admits he “made mistakes”, but doesn’t detail what those mistakes were, so we still don’t know what he’s talking about, could be anything from enjoying the highlife to the embarrasment of the $2000 Voyeur nightclub tab.
If only those were the most serious mistakes he’s made.....
Looks like both Steele and Tiger Woods, big mistake-admitters, are out there now at the same time, trying to
‘make the cut’. Ultimately I’m not sure either will make it.


14 posted on 04/10/2010 7:27:39 PM PDT by supremedoctrine ("Every election is like an advance auction sale of stolen goods"--H.L.Mencken)
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To: rabscuttle385

The RNC has something very much in common with the DNC

They have absolutely no perception of the level of outrage We the People have for their unyielding arrogance and elitism.

The national mood will NOT calm down by November and the liberals and progressives in both parties will be unceremoniously thrown the hell out on their asses.


15 posted on 04/10/2010 7:32:14 PM PDT by DanielRedfoot (What a fool believes, No wise man has the power to reason away)
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To: DanielRedfoot

We need to get rid of graham and mccain asap.


16 posted on 04/10/2010 7:37:41 PM PDT by GlockThe Vote
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To: GlockThe Vote

Amen Brother!


17 posted on 04/10/2010 7:39:24 PM PDT by DanielRedfoot (What a fool believes, No wise man has the power to reason away)
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To: supremedoctrine
He admits he “made mistakes”, but doesn’t detail what those mistakes were,

I think he must mean the mistakes that led to delays in launching the $39.95 per year "Michael Steele 24/7" website, and mistakes with the ad campaign for Steele Cologne, the Republican Fragrance for Men.

18 posted on 04/10/2010 7:44:22 PM PDT by TChad
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To: Maelstorm

Agreed, we want to see action, not just words. Words are cheap, and even then, what the RINO’s don’t say speaks as loud as what they do.


19 posted on 04/10/2010 7:44:51 PM PDT by gidget7 ("When a man assumes a public trust, he should consider himself as public property." Thomas Jefferson)
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To: rabscuttle385

The real Apology would be to get out and do not come back.


20 posted on 04/10/2010 7:46:36 PM PDT by Cheetahcat (Zero the Wright kind of Racist! We are in a state of War with Democrats)
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To: supremedoctrine

I bet Tiger Woods wishes he only had Michael Steele’s problems right now.


21 posted on 04/10/2010 7:46:56 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (I am in America but not of America (per bible: am in the world but not of it))
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To: rabscuttle385

All he has to do is outline the GOP platform then support it. If they are unable to do it, I am unable to support them.


22 posted on 04/10/2010 7:49:20 PM PDT by eyedigress ((Old storm chaser from the west)?)
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To: rabscuttle385
Sounds like Steele suscribes to the "it's easier to apologize than it is to get permission" theory of human relations.

TRUST is a valuable commodity, and once it's lost it's very hard to get back.

Most of us are really, really, tired of waffling and rhetoric, we want to see some honesty, determination, consistency, and definitive action.

I would think with all the money taxpayers sacrifice to the spendthrift government, we should at least get a "reach around".
23 posted on 04/10/2010 7:51:58 PM PDT by FrankR (Those of us who love AMERICA far outnumber those who love obama - your choice.)
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To: rabscuttle385

ny23 ny23


24 posted on 04/10/2010 7:57:43 PM PDT by 4rcane
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To: cydcharisse

And it’s been frustrating to watch. The spectacle of the Democrats in charge of the national government increased GOP electoral prospects dramatically over the last year. Unfortunately, the RNC seemed stuck in McCain “middle” drive and didn’t know whether or not to connect with (let alone try to lead) the growing dissatistaction that producted GOP victories in Va, NJ and MA. With the prospects of a third party movement, and oh yeah, the utter desctruction of of the United States if the Dems aren’t thrown out of office in 2010 and 2012, maybe the RNC will get in the f#%&*^g game!


25 posted on 04/10/2010 8:03:11 PM PDT by RepublicanMeansAmerican
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To: rabscuttle385

Steele probably thinks his big mistake was only spending $18,000 redecorating his office; should have spent $50,000


26 posted on 04/10/2010 8:28:03 PM PDT by devere
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To: rabscuttle385

Grahamnesty staffers are working to save him.


27 posted on 04/10/2010 8:34:43 PM PDT by quantim (Victory is not relative, it is absolute.)
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To: Jet Jaguar

Great question!!


28 posted on 04/10/2010 8:35:21 PM PDT by Calif4Palin (Proud Moosehead....)
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To: rabscuttle385

Apparently it is critically important to the GOP to have a BLACK man head the RNC. If they must play the RACE game, atelast out in someone like Thomas Sowell, someone who IS a conservative. Get rid of Steele.


29 posted on 04/10/2010 9:12:55 PM PDT by nmh (Intelligent people recognize Intelligent Design (God).)
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To: rabscuttle385

I don’t buy it. As long as they continue to support RINOs like McCain I can’t trust them.


30 posted on 04/10/2010 9:16:23 PM PDT by ducttape45
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To: 4rcane; rabscuttle385

Did Steele learn from NY23 or not to play the race card???

I have a gut feeling that he has learned nothing, and will continue his stupidity tour.


31 posted on 04/10/2010 9:27:37 PM PDT by Lauren BaRecall ("Healthcare is today's Prohibition" - Dennis Miller)
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To: ducttape45

Ditto!


32 posted on 04/10/2010 9:30:21 PM PDT by Lauren BaRecall ("Healthcare is today's Prohibition" - Dennis Miller)
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To: rabscuttle385
steele spit in the face of Conservatives... he is just kissing arse trying to keep his job... but he is a liberal and he will never change.

LLS

33 posted on 04/10/2010 9:34:14 PM PDT by LibLieSlayer ( WOLVERINES!)
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To: GlockThe Vote
We need to get rid of graham and mccain asap.

That's an understatement. They're as bad as most libs.

Wait a minute, they ARE liberals.

34 posted on 04/10/2010 9:57:45 PM PDT by Cobra64
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To: eyedigress
All he has to do is outline the GOP platform then support it.

Steele's platform:


35 posted on 04/10/2010 10:04:56 PM PDT by Cobra64
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To: rabscuttle385; All
I said as much, after the 2006 debacle:



Mike Pence At SRLC

Posted by: Curt @ 1:00 pm in Conservatism, Politics | 28 views

VIDEO AT LINK--



via The Right Scoop

Pence: Let’s be honest, let’s be honest. Three years ago Republicans in Congress didn’t just lose their majority, they lost their way.

When I opposed No Child Left Behind, when I opposed the Medicare prescription drug bill, when I opposed the Wall Street bailout, I knew if we kept acting like big government liberals the American people are eventually going to go with the professionals.

And that’s just what they did.

Truth is our party walked away from the principals that minted our national governing majority and the American people walked away from us. Read the rest of this entry »


36 posted on 04/11/2010 1:26:51 AM PDT by backhoe (Just an Old Keyboard Cowboy, ridin' the trakball into America's Twilight...)
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To: Jet Jaguar

He wasn’t referring to a Conservative Party.


37 posted on 04/11/2010 1:32:10 AM PDT by firebrand
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To: backhoe

Thanks for posting this. God bless the South. I can’t imagine that response at the Northern Republican Leadership Conference.


38 posted on 04/11/2010 2:04:46 AM PDT by firebrand
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To: firebrand

39 posted on 04/11/2010 2:08:30 AM PDT by backhoe (Just an Old Keyboard Cowboy, ridin' the trakball into America's Twilight...)
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To: rabscuttle385

http://www.collinsreport.net/2010/04/05/michael-steele-you%e2%80%99re-the-failure-i-predicted-you-would-be-resign-now-for-the-good-of-our-country/
on him since 3/3/09


40 posted on 04/11/2010 3:47:08 AM PDT by jmaroneps37 (Conservatism is truth. Liberalism is lies.)
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