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Steele Out, Priebus In at RNC
FoxNews ^ | January 14th 2011 | FoxNews/AP

Posted on 01/14/2011 3:27:34 PM PST by ColdOne

WASHINGTON --Reince Priebus was elected chairman of the Republican National Committee on Friday after Michael Steeledropped his bid to stay atop the party for another two years.

Priebus clinched the victory after seven rounds, securing 97 votes, more than the 85 required to win. Steele dropped out of the race after four rounds.

"At this time, I will step aside for others to lead," Steele told the168 RNC committee members at the Gaylord Resort in National Harbor, Md. "But in so doing, I hope y'all appreciate the legacy we leave. Despite the noise -- because lord know we had a lot of noise -- despite the difficulties, we won."

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1 posted on 01/14/2011 3:27:35 PM PST by ColdOne
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To: ColdOne

Reince Priebus

Good thing he wasn’t a write in and you had to get the spelling right. Congratulations, sir.


2 posted on 01/14/2011 3:28:50 PM PST by jessduntno ("'How fortunate for governments that the people they administer don't think." - Adolph Hitler)
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To: ColdOne
Is this guy a conservative or is he another RINO hack?
I have never heard of him before now.
3 posted on 01/14/2011 3:30:16 PM PST by fuzzybutt (Democrat Lawyers are the root of all evil.)
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To: ColdOne

Senior RINO out, Junior RINO in.


4 posted on 01/14/2011 3:32:19 PM PST by snowrip (Liberal? You are a socialist idiot with no rational argument.)
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To: ColdOne

Thank you for your service Chairman Steele.

You will always be remembered for “Drill, Baby, Drill”.


5 posted on 01/14/2011 3:32:30 PM PST by bigoil
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To: ColdOne

How is his name pronounced? Rinse Or Rinsay?


6 posted on 01/14/2011 3:33:37 PM PST by Red_Devil 232 (VietVet - USMC All Ready On The Right? All Ready On The Left? All Ready On The Firing Line!)
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To: ColdOne

Pablo Martinez Monsivais/AP
Reince Priebus talks with members during the Republican
National Committee meeting on Friday in Oxon Hill, Md.
Priebus was selected as RNC chairman after seven rounds
of voting.

Wisconsin's Reince Priebus Wins RNC Chair After Steele Drops Out

Updated at 5:23 pm — Wisconsin's Reince Priebus was elected RNC chair with 97 votes.

His victory came after seven rounds of voting and plenty of wrangling behind the scenes.
Priebus, chair of the Wisconsin Republican Party, is a staunch conservative who's
regarded as a rising star in the party

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7 posted on 01/14/2011 3:33:50 PM PST by deport
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To: jessduntno

Can he raise money and fund / organize GOTV efforts? That was sorely lacking under Steele’s leadership and no doubt cost us seats this last election.


8 posted on 01/14/2011 3:34:14 PM PST by Republican Wildcat
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To: ColdOne

The only question of any importance is, is he pro-Sarah?


9 posted on 01/14/2011 3:37:24 PM PST by Jim Noble
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To: fieldmarshaldj; AuH2ORepublican; Impy; Norman Bates; LdSentinal; ExTexasRedhead; Justice Seeker; ...

I’ve never heard of him.


10 posted on 01/14/2011 3:41:45 PM PST by Clintonfatigued (Illegal aliens commit crimes that Americans won't commit)
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To: Red_Devil 232

I believe it’s ree-On-say.


11 posted on 01/14/2011 3:44:59 PM PST by Fantasywriter
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To: Red_Devil 232
How is his name pronounced? Rinse Or Rinsay?

"RINESE" in one syllable for the whole name. Like Rinse but with a hard "I".

12 posted on 01/14/2011 3:45:35 PM PST by Ronaldus Magnus
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To: Jim Noble

But what about my question if pin stripes are still cool.
;O)

See ya Mike!


13 posted on 01/14/2011 3:45:55 PM PST by Herbster
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To: snowrip
Senior RINO out, Junior RINO in.

Do you have any evidence about the new RNC chair to back that up or do you just like going around making false accusations about people?

14 posted on 01/14/2011 3:47:53 PM PST by Ronaldus Magnus
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To: jessduntno
I thought Toyota made the Priebus.

How far will it get on it's tank of gas?
Does it leak?
Does the navigation have any directional heading?
Is the air overinflated in it?
Does this one have any horse power or will it be embarrassingly slow and ugly?

15 posted on 01/14/2011 3:49:27 PM PST by A CA Guy ( God Bless America, God bless and keep safe our fighting men and women.)
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To: fuzzybutt

Here’s a little more background on him:

http://www.wispolitics.com/index.iml?Article=223330

He’s just helped elect a conservative R Governor in WI and kicked Rusty Feingold to the curb, so be nice to the guy!

After all, we could be looking at another election with Michael Steele.


16 posted on 01/14/2011 3:50:35 PM PST by bigbob
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To: A CA Guy

I thought Toyota made the Priebus.

How far will it get on it’s tank of gas?
That depends on how much beer it has had to drink.

Does it leak?
See above.

Does the navigation have any directional heading?
See above.

Is the air overinflated in it?
See above. If it WAS beer ...

Does this one have any horse power or will it be embarrassingly slow and ugly?
Well, hopefully it will not be made of Steele.


17 posted on 01/14/2011 3:54:15 PM PST by jessduntno ("'How fortunate for governments that the people they administer don't think." - Adolph Hitler)
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To: deport

“Priebus, chair of the Wisconsin Republican Party, is a staunch conservative”

Is it too soon to get my hopes up?


18 posted on 01/14/2011 3:57:08 PM PST by Stormdog (A rifle transforms one from subject to Citizen)
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To: ColdOne

Reading up on him: he’s a punk.


19 posted on 01/14/2011 3:57:25 PM PST by Outlaw Woman
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To: jessduntno

May not be made of Steele, but let’s hope it isn’t full of $h#t as well.


20 posted on 01/14/2011 4:00:13 PM PST by A CA Guy ( God Bless America, God bless and keep safe our fighting men and women.)
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To: Ronaldus Magnus
Do you have any evidence about the new RNC chair to back that up or do you just like going around making false accusations about people?

Thanks Magnus. I sometimes weary of the 'I'm not happy with anything' crowd here. It was Steele's time to go, that's for sure. I laugh, because those who are quick to criticize his replacement are some of the very same ones who were posting that the RNC is dead to them just a few months ago. If they were honest, what matter does it make who leads a group they will have nothing to do with?

21 posted on 01/14/2011 4:00:24 PM PST by The Citizen Soldier (Obama: All turban, no camels.)
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To: Red_Devil 232

Rain-Say Pry-Bus


22 posted on 01/14/2011 4:00:44 PM PST by BenKenobi
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To: ColdOne

The rhetoric of elections, awards and other such things always annoys me. Steele wasn’t “ousted.” HIS TERM WAS UP. He ran for re-election, and there were four other candidates. One of those five would win, the other four wouldn’t. He saw the writing on the wall and dropped out. But it wasn’t like someone came after him while he was still chairman and yanked him out. His term was up and he had to go through the process like anyone else.


23 posted on 01/14/2011 4:02:46 PM PST by smalltownslick
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To: ColdOne

Priebus is a University of Miami law school grad.

It’s all about The U!


24 posted on 01/14/2011 4:03:55 PM PST by Terpfen (Buh-bye, Suntan Charlie.)
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To: Ronaldus Magnus

From some earlier posts today, he appeared to be the least offensive of all the candidates.


25 posted on 01/14/2011 4:06:07 PM PST by smalltownslick
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To: Clintonfatigued; Impy

Close to your neck of the woods in WI. Did a good job as their state chairman. He had my endorsement (if only because he was the best of a lackluster-to-execrable bunch). I see the Anuses crew aren’t wasting any time badmouthing him in this thread. Talk about a hugh and series turd.


26 posted on 01/14/2011 4:06:32 PM PST by fieldmarshaldj (~"This is what happens when you find a stranger in the Amber Lamps !"~~)
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To: Terpfen

I hope we can unite and defeat obummer.


27 posted on 01/14/2011 4:08:59 PM PST by Big Horn (Rebuild the GOP to a conservative party)
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To: Republican Wildcat

Not sure how he’ll do at the national level but here in WI in the last election we had the biggest D to R sweep in the whole country. The interesting thing is that he was on Mark Belling’s show the day of the election and pretty much called it while the polls were still open nationwide. He recruited Ron Johnson to take out Feingold and Sean Duffy to take Obey’s old House seat. Hopefully he doesn’t get corrupted by the national GOP.


28 posted on 01/14/2011 4:10:07 PM PST by creeping death
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To: Republican Wildcat

Not sure how he’ll do at the national level but here in WI in the last election we had the biggest D to R sweep in the whole country. The interesting thing is that he was on Mark Belling’s show the day of the election and pretty much called it while the polls were still open nationwide. He recruited Ron Johnson to take out Feingold and Sean Duffy to take Obey’s old House seat. Hopefully he doesn’t get corrupted by the national GOP.


29 posted on 01/14/2011 4:10:11 PM PST by creeping death
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To: Ronaldus Magnus

Priebus was a volunteer and a law clerk for the NAACP.

Later, as an attorney, he participated in cases in Milwaukee where he confiscated land from private citizens via eminent domain. He also worked privately on behalf of Wisconsin companies angling for huge stimulus payouts... at the same time the anti-stimulus RNC employed him as general counsel.

He did some good work in WI, but the TEA Party really carried the water. This is not the best guy for RNC chair, and it just reinforces the belief that the GOP is making backroom deals... again.


30 posted on 01/14/2011 4:11:31 PM PST by snowrip (Liberal? You are a socialist idiot with no rational argument.)
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To: Stormdog

Is it too soon to get my hopes up?


I know nothing about the guy. But with all public figures I take them with a grain or two of salt until they show their wares.


31 posted on 01/14/2011 4:11:31 PM PST by deport
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To: fuzzybutt
Preibus is in the classic Congressional Wing of the Reublican party ~ in the long run they don't know how to be winners ~ just hacks.

This is like throwing away 2012 to 4 more years of Democrat tyranny.

32 posted on 01/14/2011 4:14:27 PM PST by muawiyah
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To: deport

You’ve got a good point. I gotta watch out for that Scott Brown syndrome again.


33 posted on 01/14/2011 4:15:09 PM PST by Stormdog (A rifle transforms one from subject to Citizen)
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To: Republican Wildcat

Steele raised record amounts of money. So, whach you talkin’bout?


34 posted on 01/14/2011 4:15:18 PM PST by muawiyah
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To: ColdOne

Footnote: Sarahpac & Jim Demint’s conservative PAC will be the only ones contributed to. New leadership at RNC? Same BS


35 posted on 01/14/2011 4:15:56 PM PST by Outlaw Woman
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To: Jim Noble

Preibus’ friends are, when you get right down to it, cozy with Mit ~ even the Souvrn’ wing.


36 posted on 01/14/2011 4:16:11 PM PST by muawiyah
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To: muawiyah

20 Million in Debt


37 posted on 01/14/2011 4:18:44 PM PST by AGreatPer (Voting for the crazy conservative gave us Ronald Reagan....Ann Coulter)
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To: bigbob
Another election with Michael Steele would be another record breaker.

See, I've been saying some of you people just don't know how to be winners. First you don't knowhow to win. When you've won you deny it. And to get ready for the next election you're going to send your money to somebody who's not much better prepared to run than yourself.

Frankly, I don't think you understand why we have political parties, and feel uncomfortable around them.

38 posted on 01/14/2011 4:18:55 PM PST by muawiyah
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To: AGreatPer
Raising funds is one thing. Spending is another. The difference created a debt, but we had an historic win.

Would you give away control of most of the legislatures in a redistricting year just to avoid $20 mil in debt?

Steele came up with the jack. The party won. The anti-party who shouldn't be playing this game want to give it all away.

Again, lot of you folks don't know how to be winners.

39 posted on 01/14/2011 4:29:51 PM PST by muawiyah
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To: ColdOne
Reince Priebus?

Have we seen his long form birth certificate? LOL

40 posted on 01/14/2011 4:43:34 PM PST by Know et al
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To: muawiyah

anyone that expects the RNC to elect a conservative is smoking something... these are establishment people. Our only hope is the tea party the republicans are just another brand of statist


41 posted on 01/14/2011 4:56:42 PM PST by Breto (never accept the premise)
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To: muawiyah
The only reason we won this year were circumstances beyond the GOP.
Instead of a shellacking they would have got a nuclear sweep.

Don't give me this "we won BS". The Tea Party won and you rode on their coat tails.

42 posted on 01/14/2011 6:11:45 PM PST by AGreatPer (Voting for the crazy conservative gave us Ronald Reagan....Ann Coulter)
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To: AGreatPer
I been defending TEA Party here, and elsewhere, since the very beginning. So do your "you" and "us" thing somewhere else buddy. This operation doesn't have a Leidership Elite ~ it's grassroots, and you can't get more rooted than me, but I also know all about why we have two party politics in this country, and unless you're willing to go to multi-member districts, and runoff elections that's not gonna' change.

The TEA Party, as a political movement, has only two places to go ~ as yet another addition to the Republican party coalition, or to the Democrat party coalition.

You wanna' show us your hind-end, just go see how the Democrats treat you.

43 posted on 01/14/2011 6:23:40 PM PST by muawiyah
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To: muawiyah
This is one of the most important decisions the GOP will make.

I just hope this guy is up to it. Most of us know nothing about him.

44 posted on 01/14/2011 6:25:31 PM PST by AGreatPer (Voting for the crazy conservative gave us Ronald Reagan....Ann Coulter)
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To: AGreatPer
Not to fear, he's not up to it, and you won't know any more about him when he leaves in the middle of the next campaign than you know about him now.

I take him as a guy who might do well among his cronies, but if they're not around he's programmed for inadequacy. That is, he's like so many bosses people have had brought in as the fresh new face of management only to turn into the shop floor idiot.

I think Sean O'Hannity share's my view on this and it's not anything about politics ~ it's about what happens in Working America every day ~ alla time ~ I've experienced it, and so has he, and we demand a tad more gray at the tmples of those who would be our leaders.

45 posted on 01/14/2011 6:32:28 PM PST by muawiyah
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"The Tea Party won and you rode on their coat tails."

Let me get this implication straight.

and you rode on their coat tails

YOU was Steele, not you personally.

46 posted on 01/14/2011 6:35:21 PM PST by AGreatPer (Voting for the crazy conservative gave us Ronald Reagan....Ann Coulter)
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To: ColdOne

Can you explain how this process works? Who are the people casting the votes to begin with? Who selects the people to cast these votes is the 2nd question? The person just selected is someone I have never heard of, at least I knew Steele’s name when he was elected.


47 posted on 01/14/2011 6:36:11 PM PST by Alissa
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To: AGreatPer

You stated: “The Tea Party won and you rode....” ~ I would suppose you know what you said!?!?!?!


48 posted on 01/14/2011 6:39:32 PM PST by muawiyah
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To: AGreatPer

Well, the RNC never ‘heard’ of the Tea Party until we took back the Nation a few months ago, maybe this is payback against us, a guy nobody ever heard of to.. ? do God knows what.


49 posted on 01/14/2011 6:46:38 PM PST by txhurl
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To: Alissa

No I do not know how this process works.


50 posted on 01/14/2011 7:08:37 PM PST by ColdOne
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