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Michael Steele Must Go
Fox News ^ | 07/02/2010 | Christian Whiton

Posted on 07/02/2010 2:08:20 PM PDT by iowamark

Republicans still have time to transform their concern about the explosion in the size of our government into a directed political force that sweeps elections this November. The single person who can now do the most to make this happen is RNC Chairman Michael Steele. How? By resigning.

The latest mark against Steele is the apparent exposure of a personal belief deeply at odds with Republican philosophy. Yesterday, Mr. Steele said of the war in Afghanistan that “this was a war of Obama’s choosing.” ...

Indeed, major donors have deserted the RNC. The DNC has led the RNC in fundraising. RNC headquarters is in chaos. Since February, some sixteen people have fled the communications shop alone. Novice candidates--precisely the kind of outsiders the party needs to shed its image as just another corrupt facet of Washington--have looked in vain for help from the RNC...

Everyone makes mistakes, but Mr. Steele has failed at virtually all of the tasks expected of him. He is gaffe prone, off message, and has repelled rather than attracted RNC donors. His comments on Afghanistan, reminiscent of isolationists who called World War II “Mr. Roosevelt’s war,” and who were kept out of office by voters as a result, ought to be the last straw.

There is still time for Republicans to take full advantage of overwhelming concern at the expansion of government and the shortcomings of the Obama administration. Doing so requires funneling broad discontent at Washington into a few basic principles and plans--and then communicating them clearly.

At a time when national Republicans have no natural communications platform, finding a good RNC chairman is key. Michael Steele can do the GOP a great service by triggering a search for one with his own resignation.

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: afghanwar; demtalkingpoints; divideandconquer; drivebymedia; firesteele; idiot; michaelsteele; pravdamedia; rnc; steele; steelemustgo; whatanidiot; witchhunt

1 posted on 07/02/2010 2:08:23 PM PDT by iowamark
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To: iowamark

Obama had said that the Iraq War was the wrong war and that Afghanistan was the “right war”. It is Obama’s war and he should own up to it.

Either commit to the mission or pull out now.

He can’t vote “present” on this one.


2 posted on 07/02/2010 2:10:19 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (I wish our president loved the US military as much as he loves Paul McCartney.)
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To: iowamark

He should have been gone months ago. The man is an idiot.


3 posted on 07/02/2010 2:11:35 PM PDT by jospehm20
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To: iowamark
major donors have deserted the RNC

I say that was more the result of the RINO's running out of control for years, acting like demolite, not just the steel fellow.

4 posted on 07/02/2010 2:12:17 PM PDT by org.whodat
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To: iowamark
I don't know anyone that donates to the Republican party anymore, I haven't in years. No way am I giving any money to a group that is no better than the democrats.....what I don't get, if the Republicans want more power, they could have it easily if they acted like conservatives!! They would never be removed from office!!!
5 posted on 07/02/2010 2:12:49 PM PDT by 4everontheRight ("America is good. And if America ever ceases to be good, America will cease to be great." Tocquevill)
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To: iowamark

Steel does not go because a rat says so. Steel goes because We decided it was time.
Rats do not pull the nations cart they sit in it. And they will not drive ours again


6 posted on 07/02/2010 2:15:09 PM PDT by reefdiver ("Let His day's be few And another takes His office")
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To: 4everontheRight

I donate to conservatives directly, The GOP is far far far from being trusted again.


7 posted on 07/02/2010 2:15:57 PM PDT by omega4179 (www.jdforsenate.com)
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To: iowamark
Regardless of Steele, money donated to the RNC just goes to get RINOs (a.k.a. "moderates") elected. If you want to help the conservative cause, you have to donate directly to the campaigns of specific conservative Republican, Tea Party, or whatever, candidates.

No such thing as a "conservative Democrat" so I'd never ever waste my money or vote on a D. Whatever one might say, when push comes to shove they always vote with their Marxist party leaders on the key issues - even the so-called "conservative" ones. Dems are always party over principle.

8 posted on 07/02/2010 2:25:36 PM PDT by MCH
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To: iowamark

State parties can have a huge affect. Here in Florida the conservatives took back their party. Stelle came down and tried to rescue the former chair and salvage Crist. But he was run out. Steele and Sen. Cornyn...both slimely scumbags fought for Crist all the way. The RNC is run by a bunch of whiney consultants. Tea party or local parties are the way to go.


9 posted on 07/02/2010 2:30:34 PM PDT by rrrod
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To: 4everontheRight

Somewhere in the last 5 - 6 years they have lost me, I think for the duration.

I now contribute only directly to candidates of my choice, and typically vote Republican for the stirring reason that the GOP is less hideous than the Democrats.

Sarah Palin was the last candidate I was happy to vote.


12 posted on 07/02/2010 2:33:58 PM PDT by Psalm 144 (The Democrats' mascot is a jackass. This is because they are asses who are in it for the jack.)
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To: MCH

‘...you have to donate directly to the campaigns of specific conservative Republican, Tea Party, or whatever, candidates....’

agree. I began doing that 2 years ago. imho, the RNC proved totally ineffective.....lost the WH, the Senate and the House.....why should I continue to give them money?


13 posted on 07/02/2010 2:44:28 PM PDT by 4integrity
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To: jospehm20

He should have been gone months ago. The man is an idiot.

Uh oh! you’ll earn the wrath of the Michael Steele fan club! i got in trouble for saying the same thing!


14 posted on 07/02/2010 2:46:31 PM PDT by COBOL2Java (Obama is the least qualified guy inas whatever room he walks into.)
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To: a fool in paradise

see my post, on earlier thread on same topic

at: http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2545963/posts

at entry number 32


15 posted on 07/02/2010 2:53:34 PM PDT by Wuli
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To: aloishammer

Afirmative Action????


16 posted on 07/02/2010 3:00:09 PM PDT by dusttoyou (libs are all wee wee'd up and no place to go)
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To: COBOL2Java
He should have been gone months ago. The man is an idiot.

Uh oh! you’ll earn the wrath of the Michael Steele fan club! i got in trouble for saying the same thing!

As a once member of the Steele fan club, I assure you that no wrath has been earned. I would however like to know the context of his remark before passing final judgement.

17 posted on 07/02/2010 3:00:58 PM PDT by evad (SHUT IT DOWN!!!)
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To: COBOL2Java

First the strip club thing and now this. This guy just does and says stupid things. Even the fan club should see that he is not the guy for the job. If the RNC boot him now, maybe he won’t be able to sabotage the November elections.


18 posted on 07/02/2010 3:06:31 PM PDT by jospehm20
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To: reefdiver

bttt


19 posted on 07/02/2010 3:06:51 PM PDT by Matchett-PI (BP was founder of Cap & Trade Lobby and is linked to John Podesta, The Apollo Alliance and Obama)
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To: omega4179

“I donate to conservatives directly, The GOP is far far far from being trusted again.”

Seconded!

Some time ago I was returning two or three RNC solicitations in their sase telling Steele to get his act together and start supporting the right people in NY 23, the Mass Senate race, etc. There’s been some improvement since, I must say. Steele seems to have stopped sending me those solicitations.


20 posted on 07/02/2010 3:07:17 PM PDT by Mobties
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To: Mobties

Those stopped a couple months after I became un-enrolled.


21 posted on 07/02/2010 3:22:05 PM PDT by omega4179 (www.jdforsenate.com)
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To: iowamark
I was excited when Michael Steel was elected head of the RNC. That didn't last long. He has since demonstrated a barely-hidden contempt for conservatives and a glaring lack of leadership. He should resign - but he won't.

It's galling but conservatives simply have to 'go around' the RNC, as we're doing - by ignoring RNC solicitations for money and, instead, contributing directly to conservative candidates and working with local Tea Party groups.

My battle cry is the same as that of millions of disaffected Republicans nationwide: "NO MORE RINOS"!

22 posted on 07/02/2010 3:32:23 PM PDT by Jim Scott
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To: MCH
No such thing as a “conservative Democrat”

Zell Miller

23 posted on 07/02/2010 3:40:55 PM PDT by Vaquero (Don't pick a fight with an old guy. If he is too old to fight, he'll just kill you.)
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To: iowamark
of all the RINO crap that Steele pulled, his position was sacrosanct.

now that he shows some backbone....the RINO segment of the party wants him out.

this Party needs and ENEMA

24 posted on 07/02/2010 3:44:40 PM PDT by Vaquero (Don't pick a fight with an old guy. If he is too old to fight, he'll just kill you.)
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To: jospehm20

maybe Obama promised him a cabinet position if he destroyed November for the conservatives...


25 posted on 07/02/2010 3:49:37 PM PDT by COBOL2Java (Obama is the least qualified guy inas whatever room he walks into.)
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To: iowamark
major donors have deserted the RNC

Minor ones, too. I donate to spot individual campaigns, not the national party now- too many Craigs, Foleys, and Cunninghams. I got tired of the quarterly Republican thief/degenerate showing up on the news.

26 posted on 07/02/2010 3:51:02 PM PDT by 4buttons
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To: iowamark

Steele and Graham should just spend the long weekend together on Fire Island, dreaming about being RATs when they grow up....


27 posted on 07/02/2010 4:00:21 PM PDT by clintonh8r (Heckuva job, Brownie!.)
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To: a fool in paradise

Steele is the Joe Biden of the GOP.


28 posted on 07/02/2010 4:05:55 PM PDT by lonestar (Barry is furious the big spill wasn't caused by EXXON...would have nationalized it by now.)
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To: iowamark
“this was a war of Obama’s choosing.”

Absurd. Steele is a clown. Republicans snatching defeat from the jaws of victory.
29 posted on 07/02/2010 4:07:58 PM PDT by Vision ("Did I not say to you that if you would believe, you would see the glory of God?" John 11:40)
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To: reefdiver
"Steel does not go because a rat says so. Steel goes because We decided it was time..."

No. Steele goes because he is a complete MORON! And as far as I am concerned, most of the entrenched GOP leadership can go with him. These people couldn't sell a glass of water in the Sahara for crying out loud! No wonder they're in politics. Apparently they can't do anything else.
30 posted on 07/02/2010 4:09:14 PM PDT by ThomasSawyer (Democratic Underground: Proof that anyone can figure out how to use a computer.)
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To: reefdiver
"Steel does not go because a rat says so. Steel goes because We decided it was time..."

No. Steele goes because he is a complete MORON! And as far as I am concerned, most of the entrenched GOP leadership can go with him. These people couldn't sell a glass of water in the Sahara for crying out loud! No wonder they're in politics. Apparently they can't do anything else.
31 posted on 07/02/2010 4:11:05 PM PDT by ThomasSawyer (Democratic Underground: Proof that anyone can figure out how to use a computer.)
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To: iowamark

Steele needs to go.


32 posted on 07/02/2010 4:36:21 PM PDT by Bridesheadfan
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To: aloishammer

Considering that Democrats survive into their adult years, it oughta be a little bit easier for the limp biscuit known as Mr. Steele to do so. After all, he’s a RINO.


33 posted on 07/02/2010 4:55:49 PM PDT by gogogodzilla (Live free or die!)
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To: Vaquero
Zell Miller

Doesn't count, since he hasn't held elected office since 2005. Might as well be talking about Thomas Jefferson, who was also a Democrat of the [more distant] past. Even in 2005, Miller was a rare dinosaur - one of the very last. The few remaining Dems today who even dare to call themselves conservative, or "blue dog," or whatever bogus term they choose to use, really aren't. As I said before, when push comes to shove it's party over principle and they vote with their Marxist party leaders with a little bit of so called "arm twisting."

34 posted on 07/02/2010 9:36:29 PM PDT by MCH
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To: MCH
The few remaining Dems today who even dare to call themselves conservative

I do believe we have a fat load of “RINO” republicans who feel the same way

35 posted on 07/03/2010 5:11:27 AM PDT by Vaquero (Don't pick a fight with an old guy. If he is too old to fight, he'll just kill you.)
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