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Fearing ugly exit, GOP officials trying to quietly remove Steele(Why? We will not get the blacks)
the hill ^ | 11/17/10 | Michael O’Brien

Posted on 11/17/2010 8:32:41 AM PST by bestintxas

They fear that alienating Steele could cause headaches for the party’s attempt to win back the White House in 2012.

Republican leaders have started to clamor for change atop the RNC while acknowledging that if Steele wages a tough fight for a second term as chairman, it could evolve into a politically messy spectacle.

“There’s widespread concern about the appearance of dumping the chairman of the RNC for the wrong reasons — particularly the first African-American chairman of the RNC when we have the first African-American president,” said former Rep. Vin Weber (R-Minn.).

Weber added, “In politics, perception is everything.”

Steele has not declared he will seek a second term at the RNC, but he has not ruled it out. The former Maryland lieutenant governor has been vocal since the Nov. 2 elections in promoting the RNC’s role in delivering Republican victories this fall, triggering speculation he will mount a bid.

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KEYWORDS: steele
Blacks voted +90% for Obama in 2008 and will do so again in 2012.

They are a lost cause and we do not need to PC worry about them.

Instead of focusing on the blacks that cause worry, why doesn't the GOP promote those more rock-solid like Allen West?

1 posted on 11/17/2010 8:32:46 AM PST by bestintxas
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To: bestintxas

Can someone just tell them to please stop being pussies?


2 posted on 11/17/2010 8:35:13 AM PST by Mr. K (TSA Sexual Assaulters: "You dont get on until we get off")
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To: bestintxas

Steele isn’t the problem. It’s the RINO club that the RNC has become that is the problem.


3 posted on 11/17/2010 8:37:43 AM PST by avacado
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To: bestintxas

To state that “we will not get the blacks” is to imply that black americans are terminally stupid and cannot possibly be reasoned with...ever. It’s a disgusting perception.


4 posted on 11/17/2010 8:38:26 AM PST by Outlaw Woman (No Compromise!)
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To: bestintxas
Just the fact that the RNC lacked funds for a 72-hour GOTV effort shows Steele must go.

Imagine what could have been if such was in place.

5 posted on 11/17/2010 8:39:29 AM PST by dirtboy
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To: bestintxas

“They are a lost cause and we do not need to PC worry about them.:

We could have Jesse Jackson leading the GOP and we wouldn’t get the black vote. We need to dispense with the whiny, woosy crap.


6 posted on 11/17/2010 8:40:47 AM PST by Luke21
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To: bestintxas

Steele traveled the country with Palin. I heard him speak very well and off the cuff to the Tea Partiers, and he finally has come around. He gets it now. I’d rather have him than one of the establishment-Karl Rove types.


7 posted on 11/17/2010 8:41:48 AM PST by Yaelle
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To: bestintxas

This is beyond stupid. When are these dumbbells going to learn that you just do the right thing and let the chips fall where they may. Steele was an embarrassment and did a pathetic job - this was obvious for all to see.

The Republican leadership is no leadership at all if they can’t make even the most basic argument effectively. Stand on principle and trust your ability to make the case.


9 posted on 11/17/2010 8:45:14 AM PST by PAR
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To: avacado

Bingo! The RNC needs to be cleaned out top to bottom. Then, the new overseers should turn to people like Grover Norquist, Mark Lloyd (of the Tea Party Federation), and the leadership at Americans for Progress to put it back together.

Restructuring will be a tight-rope walk. On the one hand, you need to have people who are not infected with the Inside the Beltway Syndrome. On the other hand, you don’t want a bunch of sociopathic kooks like the ALG political director coming in and creating a bilious bunker mentality.

When I became the Director of Communications for the Senate Republican Conference some years back, I ended up having to fire everyone who worked there because of their insider game-playing. But, I was careful to bring in people who knew how the system worked — and knew how to work with (and around) those inside the system.

Clearly Steele has to go along with everyone else in the building. But, it has to be handled with a scalpel, not a meat ax.


10 posted on 11/17/2010 8:45:16 AM PST by hampdenkid
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To: avacado

Only about 30% of received contributions are being used for candidates, so yes, Steele is a big problem. Any organization that does fund raising and has 70% admin costs is being mismanaged from the top. Or is corrupt.

Also, he is apparently a big spender, spending on himself for 1st Class airline tickets, chartered planes, and fancy hotel suites.


11 posted on 11/17/2010 8:48:49 AM PST by savedbygrace (But God.)
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To: bestintxas
Blacks voted +90% for Obama in 2008 and will do so again in 2012. They are a lost cause and we do not need to PC worry about them.

Theyre not the issue. It's the mush headed white independent/liberal females who are governed almost wholly by emotional responses to superficial news items. Theyre the ones the pols are worried about. Their vote is available and pivotal , believe it or not.

12 posted on 11/17/2010 8:52:48 AM PST by Nonstatist
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To: Outlaw Woman

What’s Alan Keyes doing these days? Maybe we could get him to do the job.


14 posted on 11/17/2010 8:58:10 AM PST by Oberon (Big Brutha Be Watchin'.)
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To: Oberon

Ken Blackwell would be a better choice.


15 posted on 11/17/2010 8:59:35 AM PST by catman67
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To: Outlaw Woman

“To state that “we will not get the blacks” is to imply that black americans are terminally stupid and cannot possibly be reasoned with...ever. It’s a disgusting perception.”

Since when does stating something which is true — that by reason of historical fact it is obvious that blacks do not and will not vote for Republican candidates — become a “disgusting perception”?

Interesting article to read that discusses the impact of the “changing demographic colors of America” insofar as the future is concerned:
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-chat/2628529/posts


16 posted on 11/17/2010 9:05:11 AM PST by Grumplestiltskin (I may look new, but it's only deja vu!)
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To: bestintxas

If the RNC had really wanted a black Chairman, they could have elected Ken Blackwell, who is also conservative and competent, but they chose Steele instead.


17 posted on 11/17/2010 9:07:16 AM PST by 3niner (When Obama succeeds, America fails.)
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To: bestintxas

Race issue again. Is he doing the job that he is required to do, Yes or No. what does his being of African descent pertain to his job duties, are they subpar or excelling in achieving any success or is he failing. I do not give a rats backside of his race, is he or is he not doing his job. Is the RNC head an affirmative action position. If it is than I would like to apply for it and be granted it to because I am a White Anglo Saxon Protestant Male whom happens to disabled and a veteran. See affirmative action has its fallbacks. Look at the 2008 presidency it was an affirmative action presidency and vicepresidency the first black, the first woman running for president, the democratics allowed the first black to purchase the presidency. the first vice president Biden was and is an imbecile - he is mentally challenged. On the republican side the first old geezer running for president and the first woman running as a vice presidential GOP candidate. how has the first blacks in leadership have been in the uSA president - is incompetent and Steele with the RNC - incompetent. Get them both out of office and stop worrying about offending the black voter. Their color is no reason to keep them if they are failing to do the positions that they selected to do and campaigned for and are failing to do admirably and are incomptent.


18 posted on 11/17/2010 9:08:23 AM PST by hondact200 ( Lincoln Freed the Enslaved. Obama Enslaves the Free. Obama is Americas Greatest Threat)
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To: bestintxas
Steele was completely rejected by the blacks in Maryland when he ran against a complete non-entity for Senate.

He also ran a ridiculously inept campaign. As his reward for screwing up, he was made RNC Chair. It was a "Hey Look! We got one, too!" moment by the equally ridiculous GOP.

Dump him. He's a toad.

19 posted on 11/17/2010 9:09:57 AM PST by Kenny Bunk (Obama. A Ray Nagin for everyman.)
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To: Outlaw Woman

“To state that “we will not get the blacks” is to imply that black americans are terminally stupid and cannot possibly be reasoned with...ever. It’s a disgusting perception.”

You’re absolutely right. Only about 96% of blacks might qualify as “terminally stupid and cannot possibly be reasoned with...ever.” The 4% who did NOT vote for Hussein...well that’s a different story! Perhaps you should remember that it is the left—that is DEMOCRATS—who have spent 60 years keeping blacks ignorant, dependent and therefore good little democrat voters.


20 posted on 11/17/2010 9:13:18 AM PST by Oldpuppymax
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To: avacado
10-4 on that, Steele has only been following orders, he isn't any worse than quite a few so called republican leaders.

If he is to be replaced it must be with a real fire in the belly Republican.

21 posted on 11/17/2010 9:18:31 AM PST by SWAMPSNIPER (The Second Amendment, A Matter Of Fact, Not A Matter Of Opinion)
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To: hampdenkid
"Then the new (RNC) overseers should turn to people like Grover Norquist.......to put it (the RNC) back together"

Are you referring to Grover Norquist, the D.C. insider married to Muslim D.C. insider, Samah Alrayyes, who has solid radical Islam credentials? The same Norquist who refuses to answer questions if he has converted to Islam?

The same Grover Norquist whom Paul Sperry refers to as "an agent of influence for Islamists in Washington"?

The same Grover Norquist who for many years has promoted and who speaks before CAIR, the aggressive Islamist lobbying organization based in D.C.?

This man should be one of the re-builders of the Republican Party??????

I think not.

Leni

22 posted on 11/17/2010 9:20:13 AM PST by MinuteGal
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To: bestintxas

he is holding out for a cushy think tank job that pays really well.


23 posted on 11/17/2010 9:24:29 AM PST by longtermmemmory (VOTE! http://www.senate.gov and http://www.house.gov)
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To: SWAMPSNIPER
.....a real fire in the belly Republican.

ROTFLMAO. Fire-In-The-Belly-Republican? That would be some kind of Third Party, wouldn't it?

24 posted on 11/17/2010 9:26:08 AM PST by Kenny Bunk (Obama. A Ray Nagin for everyman.)
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To: avacado
Steele isn’t the problem. It’s the RINO club that the RNC has become that is the problem.

Steele is part of that RINO club and thus is part of the problem.

25 posted on 11/17/2010 9:47:39 AM PST by rogue yam
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To: rogue yam

Put Herman Cain in there.


26 posted on 11/17/2010 9:59:27 AM PST by Mmogamer (I refudiate the lamestream media, leftists and their prevaricutions.)
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To: dirtboy

Right on!


27 posted on 11/17/2010 10:03:54 AM PST by Delta Dawn (The whole truth.)
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To: bestintxas

It is time to find out if Mr. Steele is a Republican or and African-American.


28 posted on 11/17/2010 10:10:33 AM PST by Redleg Duke (We didn't limit out, but we nailed a bunch of RATS!)
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To: Oberon

He formed a third party, and he runs for President.


29 posted on 11/17/2010 10:16:05 AM PST by ansel12 (Mitt Romney supporter, and anti-tea party figure, Eric Cantor, won this battle.)
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