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At RNC, Michael Steele is man who doesn’t exist
Washington Examiner ^ | 8-26-2012 | Byron York

Posted on 08/25/2012 10:26:37 PM PDT by smoothsailing

August 26, 2012

At RNC, Michael Steele is man who doesn’t exist

Byron York

TAMPA — Republicans gathered at the University Club in downtown Tampa Saturday night to honor GOP chairman Reince Priebus. The event was sponsored by the Wisconsin delegation, which of course represents Priebus’ home state, and the Mississippi delegation, home of former governor and former RNC chairman Haley Barbour. There were several major players there: Priebus himself, Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker, Sen. Ron Johnson, Barbour and nephew Henry Barbour, former Virginia governor and former RNC chair Jim Gilmore, former chair Mike Duncan, and others.

With the presence of Priebus, Barbour, Gilmore, and Duncan, the event featured the current and three former chairmen of the party. But there was one very recent chairman who was nowhere to be found, and whose name didn’t come up: Michael Steele.

Steele was chairman when the party selected Tampa as the site of its 2012 convention. Steele was chairman when the GOP came roaring back after defeats in 2006 and 2008 to pick up 63 seats to gain control of the House in 2010, and also to gain six seats to greatly strengthen its position in the Senate. In addition, during Steele’s time in office, Republicans won key governorships in New Jersey and Virginia.

But at the University Club, Steele was not only not there; he wasn’t noted or referenced. In public remarks, no one said anything bad about him, and no one said anything good about him. He just didn’t exist.

“I have not been invited to the convention at all,” Steele says. “Their view is, the less we talk about him, we don’t invite him, we ignore him — it just didn’t happen. But those 63 seats in the House did happen. They may want to ignore me, but they don’t want to ignore what I did. It’s just sad.”

“I would have loved to have been there to salute the work of the party and see former chairmen,” Steele adds. “But I guess I’m not a member of that club.”

As it happens, Steele is in Tampa, but only, he says, in his role as an analyst on MSNBC. He won’t be attending any events in his role as former chairman.

In addition to the party’s electoral victories, Steele also left the RNC with a huge debt, and a number of Republican insiders accuse him of leaving the party in a terrible mess. “That’s a bunch of bulls–t,” says Steele. Other chairmen have also left debt, he says, and other members of the RNC concurred in the expenses that led to the Steele-era debt. “It’s just annoying as hell,” Steele says of the talk. “You get a little sick of the bulls–t after a while.” Priebus was a close Steele deputy at the time, but to say the two men have had a falling out is an understatement.

Asked about Steele’s situation, an RNC source noted that most past party chairmen are also part of their state’s delegations to the Tampa convention, and are thus part of events here. But the source did not specifically explain Steele’s absence.

Whatever bad blood exists privately, it is remarkable that the GOP’s most recent chairman has no role at all in the convention whose planning he initiated. He’s also the man who was in charge when the party won smashing victories in the most recent mid-term elections. And he didn’t gain power in a coup; he was elected chairman by a majority of members of the RNC. Finally, Steele is the party’s only black chairman at a time when Republicans are particularly worried about their continuing difficulties in attracting minority voters. Why not have him play some public role in the convention? And if there are still hard feelings — well, it would hardly be the first time that people who didn’t like each other joined hands and smiled in front of the crowds.

“Can we just say I’m part of the party,” asks Steele, “a leader of the party, and still an asset to the party?”


TOPICS: Extended News; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: 2012rncconvention; michaelsteele; rnc; rncchairman; snub; steele
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1 posted on 08/25/2012 10:26:41 PM PDT by smoothsailing
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To: smoothsailing

He made a deal with the devil. Let him revel in his contract and be discarded with the rest of them.


2 posted on 08/25/2012 10:31:01 PM PDT by samadams2000 (Someone important make......The Call!)
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To: samadams2000
As it happens, Steele is in Tampa, but only, he says, in his role as an analyst on MSNBC.

My my, isn't that special.

3 posted on 08/25/2012 10:37:11 PM PDT by smoothsailing
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To: smoothsailing

Steele sold his soul when he decided he would start his commentating career and started making just stupid comments


4 posted on 08/25/2012 10:39:41 PM PDT by Nifster
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To: Nifster

Steele was the one of the first black Pubbies’ to be shown the racist side of Dumocraps when he was pelted with Oreos..literally. Aside from that, he just sucked being the RNC head and got voted prez due to white guilt-ridden GOP-Ers.


5 posted on 08/25/2012 10:48:20 PM PDT by max americana (Make the world a better place by punching a liberal in the face)
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To: max americana

yup. I was hoping that the GOP would have had the sense to pick Ken Blackwel instead but noooooo


6 posted on 08/25/2012 10:56:18 PM PDT by Nifster
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Thank God we have Priebus and not Steele this time.


7 posted on 08/25/2012 10:58:32 PM PDT by D-fendr (Deus non alligatur sacramentis sed nos alligamur.)
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To: smoothsailing

First good news out of RNC in years!


8 posted on 08/25/2012 11:00:45 PM PDT by SuperLuminal (Where is another agitator for republicanism like Sam Adams when we need him?)
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To: smoothsailing

Steele is at MSNBC? That explains why I haven’t seen him in ages and why he doesn’t exist. No one sees him.


9 posted on 08/25/2012 11:10:55 PM PDT by jan in Colorado (In times of universal deceit, telling the truth will be a revolutionary act. --George Orwell.)
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10 posted on 08/25/2012 11:20:43 PM PDT by onyx (FREE REPUBLIC IS HERE TO STAY! DONATE MONTHLY! IF YOU WANT ON SARAH PALIN''S PING LIST, LET ME KNOW)
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To: smoothsailing

Grand old GOP loyalty at play again. I guess the GOP’s upset that Steele didn’t marginalize the Tea Party enough. Left them a lot of catch-up work to do like redistricting Allen West out of existence and banning him and other real conservatives like Palin and Gingrich from the convention.


11 posted on 08/25/2012 11:30:50 PM PDT by JediJones (Too Hot for GOP TV: Newt Gingrich, Sarah Palin, Allen West and Donald Trump)
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To: smoothsailing

The successes of 2010 were due to 1 - Obama.2 - the tea party. Steele was a bystander. Preibus accepted the tea party in Wis. That’s why he’s chairman and partly why Ryan is VP selection.


12 posted on 08/25/2012 11:33:10 PM PDT by sgtyork (The secret of happiness is freedom, and the secret of freedom, courage. Thucydides)
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To: smoothsailing

Steele was a walking, breathing gaffe


13 posted on 08/25/2012 11:42:12 PM PDT by stuck_in_new_orleans
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To: smoothsailing

Steele should not feel bad. A better man than him who did more for Conservatism than Steele could ever dream of,was not invited either. Of course, I am talking about Sarah Palin who has more testosterone than Team Mittens and all the Pubbie elite snobs put together.


14 posted on 08/25/2012 11:49:17 PM PDT by Biblebelter
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To: smoothsailing
What the hell good is having a black party chairman when he won't defend Republicans against blanket charges of racism?

And now he can't keep his mouth shut. He's gotta whine to the press about being mistreated cuz’ no one will talk to him. I'm sure it's your skin color...couldn't be because you were a train wreck of a chairman.

RNC spends nearly $2,000 at sex-themed Voyeur nightclub

Steele can KMA.

15 posted on 08/26/2012 12:00:08 AM PDT by Tex-Con-Man (T. Coddington Van Voorhees VII 2012 - "Together, I Shall Ride You To Victory")
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To: Biblebelter; All
A better man than him who did more for Conservatism than Steele could ever dream of,was not invited either.

Sarah Palin was invited and offered a speech during primetime and declined according to the party chair's interview with Mark Levin.

This is consistent with Palin's statements (on Greta talking about Akin) and activities on behalf of contenders down-ballot races--she'll be in Arizona.

16 posted on 08/26/2012 12:07:51 AM PDT by newzjunkey (Election night is 71 days away.)
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To: newzjunkey
Sarah Palin was invited and offered a speech during primetime and declined according to the party chair's interview with Mark Levin.

This is consistent with Palin's statements (on Greta talking about Akin) and activities on behalf of contenders down-ballot races--she'll be in Arizona.

Hmmm.

LOL

17 posted on 08/26/2012 12:17:50 AM PDT by Talisker (One who commands, must obey.)
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To: newzjunkey
Do not feel bad about it Steele. Sarah Palin also helped get those 68 seats in the House and some governorships was not invited.

You are the first black chairman and Sarah Palin is the first woman nominated as the GOP VP.

The one that did nothing during the mid-terms is calling all the shots and he does not like black people or women and that person is that lowlife scumbag

ROMNEY. And no Sarah Palin was not invited the convention.

18 posted on 08/26/2012 12:32:16 AM PDT by Truth101A
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To: sgtyork

Preibus is a lowlife scum and looks the part too.


19 posted on 08/26/2012 12:34:35 AM PDT by Truth101A
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To: smoothsailing
Michael Steele was not so much an example of affirmative action but tokenism as the Republican Party reeled from its debacle dealt by the Magic Negro. His appointment was not based on merit but on the notion that the Republican Party could not effectively respond to a black president with a white spokesperson.

Michael Steele not only proved himself to be an ineffectual spokesman, he was afflicted with a serious case of foot in mouth disease which plagued his entire chairmanship. His appointment reflected the vacuousness of the Republican Party which began with the second term of the Bush administration. The victories of 2010 were accomplished not under the guidance of Michael Steele but in spite of his unfocused and even chaotic leadership by the spontaneous upwelling of the Tea Party.

His appointment was all the more unfortunate at the time because the Republican Party controlled no branch of the federal government having lost The House as well as the Senate and the White House. This meant that the party chairman would have to play a very prominent role as a counterpoint to the president, to the Majority Leader of the Senate, to the Speaker of the House. We chose a spokesperson because of his color rather than his forensic skills.

He not only fell short in the public arena but in the behind-the-scenes nuts and bolts business of raising money and rebuilding the party as well.

Many of us pleaded time and again on this forum for his removal.


20 posted on 08/26/2012 12:35:05 AM PDT by nathanbedford ("Attack, repeat, attack!" Bull Halsey)
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To: D-fendr

Priebus is stick so far up Romney’s butt that I can smell the shizz here.


21 posted on 08/26/2012 12:36:28 AM PDT by Truth101A
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To: D-fendr

Priebus is stick so far up Romney’s butt that I can smell the shizz here.


22 posted on 08/26/2012 12:36:38 AM PDT by Truth101A
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To: Truth101A

There is only one person that is NOT4SALE and you can find that person by following the North Star.


24 posted on 08/26/2012 12:38:53 AM PDT by Truth101A
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To: newzjunkey
Sarah Palin was invited and offered a speech during primetime and declined according to the party chair's interview with Mark Levin. This is consistent with Palin's statements (on Greta talking about Akin) and activities on behalf of contenders down-ballot races--she'll be in Arizona.

That is a Pubbie Elite FAIRYTALE, I ain't drinking the Kool-Aid. Party chair whoever that be means nothing to the unwashed masses like me. Mark Levin gets a bit more respect but that boy has been lied to by better Pubbie Elite snobs than the "party chair".

Am I calling Sarah Palin a liar?

I like Sarah Palin but she has to pay the bills and she takes checks from that senile old globalist elite bugger named Rupert Murdoch and I would not expect her to be forthright on Faux News with O J apologist Greta von Sustern.

Sarah Palin is a class act. She ACCEPTED an apology from that clown who cruelly made fun of Trig at some stupid roast.

Sarah is not going to waste her energy fighting with her enemies in the Pubbie Elite such as Team Mittens.

Reagan did not trash the same Rockefeller Elitist when they did him dirty in 1976, he held his tongue and when they crash and burned, he picked up the pieces and saved conservatism.

Sarah is smart, and Team Mittens can do her dirty, she don't give a twit, she knows who she is, and she knows who Mittens and his NWO and CFR buddies are, and after those boys have shot their wad and crashed and burned, her day will come.

25 posted on 08/26/2012 12:41:06 AM PDT by Biblebelter
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To: nathanbedford
He not only fell short in the public arena but in the behind-the-scenes nuts and bolts business of raising money and rebuilding the party as well.

Where is the evidence he fell short? We had an historic election victory in 2010. And from what I hear Republican fundraising has been doing just fine. Anyone can claim he did a bad job, but I'm going to need to see the evidence of it before I believe it. I saw him on TV and radio as a spokesman sometimes and didn't hear anything all that bad. Certainly nothing worse than we get from Priebus now.

26 posted on 08/26/2012 12:44:05 AM PDT by JediJones (Too Hot for GOP TV: Newt Gingrich, Sarah Palin, Allen West and Donald Trump)
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To: Truth101A

Know-nothing.


27 posted on 08/26/2012 1:12:51 AM PDT by sgtyork (The secret of happiness is freedom, and the secret of freedom, courage. Thucydides)
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To: Truth101A
Priebus is stick so far up Romney’s butt that I can smell the shizz here.

Maybe it's time to change your diaper...everthinkofthat?

28 posted on 08/26/2012 1:21:24 AM PDT by Tex-Con-Man (T. Coddington Van Voorhees VII 2012 - "Together, I Shall Ride You To Victory")
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To: JediJones

He left the party millions in debt. Priebus has been able to turn around the funding.


He was as gaffe prone as Biden.

———————Republicans have not given Blacks a reason to vote Republican

The Republican Party has not given African Americans a good reason to vote for the party, Republican National Committee Chair Michael Steele said Tuesday night.

“You really don’t have a reason to, to be honest — we haven’t done a very good job of really giving you one. True? True,” Steele said at DePaul University, the Chicago Sun-Times reports.

http://answers.yahoo.com/question/index?qid=20100423111622AAUr2rB

-———He praised ACORN!!!

But during a speaking appearance in the days between issuing those two statements, Steele had kind words for ACORN and its CEO, Bertha Lewis, who happened to be guiding that so-called damage control.

Appearing September 21 at Philander Smith College, a historically black college in Arkansas, the RNC chairman spoke diplomatically of the group and its history of organizing in low-income communities.

http://politicalticker.blogs.cnn.com/2009/10/05/steele-applauded-acorn-leader-in-speech/

—— He said that the people who elected him Chairman were scared of him.

MARTIN: But your candidates got to talk to them. One of the criticisms I’ve always had is Republicans — white Republicans — have been scared of black folks.

STEELE: You’re absolutely right. I mean I’ve been in the room and they’ve been scared of me. I’m like, “I’m on your side” and so I can imagine going out there and talking to someone like you, you know....

__________________________________________________________
This was two weeks after he came to a dinner I was at and my wife and I had our picture taken with him.

Sure we were scared of him, what about the people who threw Oreo cookies at him?


29 posted on 08/26/2012 1:24:11 AM PDT by sgtyork (The secret of happiness is freedom, and the secret of freedom, courage. Thucydides)
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To: JediJones
I set forth below three posts published here early in the administration of Barack Obama:

[31 January 2009]

much there and very little to disagree with. Naturally, I will focus on the little bit with which I quibble.:)

I think the position today is unique in its historical context. The chairman will become the default spokesman of the party. I suspect he is also going to be the leading policymaker-if he has the stuff for it. He must carry his policy with his rhetoric and he must contrive a policy which will justify the rhetoric. I see no one else on the horizon at this time who can step up to that role. By virtue of their offices the minority leader of the Senate and the minority leader in the House might offer themselves. Mitt Romney might evolve to a party spokesman but that will be awkward for an undeclared candidate. By default, Michael Steele will be the face of the party and probably its brain.

As you point out, his responsibilities include the nuts and bolts of running the party and that means herding cats but also a host of other duties: although he inherits $20 million, he must raise tens of millions more; the entire IT footprint of the party must be adapted to the Blitzkrieg introduced by the Democrats in the last two elections; candidates must be found who can wage credible campaigns at least in a few areas where we might regain some ground; a strategy must be developed to penetrate the red states and that implies selling something that the voters want to buy; legislative strategy must be coordinated with our minorities in the House and Senate so that the party speaks with one voice; discipline must be established and ruthlessly maintained; and finally, a sense of urgency and destiny must be imparted so that the whole country knows what is at stake and what must be done, they must believe it can be done, they must believe that it will be done. They must believe that only the Republicans can do it.

In sum, he must define conservatism and throw down the gauntlet to the creeping statism represented by Obama and his ilk. He must define the limits; this far and no further!

These responsibilities call for a Winston Churchill or a Newt Gingrich. They beg for charisma. The Republican Party might have only one more chance for survival. We need a wartime leader not a conciliator. The best analogy I can think of is that of England in 1930s reluctantly shaking off Neville Chamberlain, its exponent of appeasement, for Winston Churchill whose warnings had been so terribly vindicated that no one now could gainsay him. He told him what his policy was: to wage war. to wage war on land, sea and air. He told them what his aim was: victory. Victory at all costs, victory whenever the price, victory no matter how long or hard the road.

Since the Republican Party is that it position analogous to Great Britain after the fall of France, anything short of this level of commitment dooms the party which in turn shelters and nurtures conservatism and that ultimately dooms the Republic.

This is no time for business as usual. Can Michael Steele grasp the nettle?

[02 March, 2009]

A review of my posts going back many, many months will reveal that I have never been in favor of Michael Steele to be the chairman of the Republican National Committee.

My lack of enthusiasm for the man comes not because of personal deficiencies on his part but for the absence of charisma and drive needed for the man who will be a greatly responsible for saving the Republican Party. By default, the chairman of the Republican national committee becomes the spokesman of Republicanism when we have no other national voice. Anyone who is the spokesman sets policy. I think Rush is wrong when he says that Steele's job is not to set policy. That role under these circumstances is virtually unavoidable for anyone who holds the office and is able to sit up and take nourishment. Any man with charisma, and I say a lesser man will not do, cannot help himself, he must set policy.

Therefore it is critical that we have the right man in the post. As I said in many previous posts on Free Republic we need a man with charisma, a bomb thrower, a man of Churchillian drive. I have long advocated Newt Gingrich for the post but the party selected Michael Steele as a counterpoint to a black president. Steele ran on a platform that he could broaden the outreach to the black and Hispanic voters.

The irony is that that is exactly what he was doing when he made his gaffe. He saw his audience as the black community and was trying to shape the Republican image in a way that was more acceptable to that audience. We as mostly white Republicans and staunch conservatives predictably reacted negatively to what Steele was trying to do. We reacted negatively because he was apologizing for what we stand for. I must say that if that is Michael Steele's notion of appealing to the black community we have certainly chosen the wrong man for this job.

The problem is that Steele has no great vision for the party. He wants to be a mechanic, a ward healer in the black community. Even a conservative Barak Obama working the precincts.

Are we going to continue to sleepwalk? Michael Steele does not understand what happened at the CPAC convention. He does not get it. His firing of Sarah Palin's finance chairman raises questions which to my knowledge have not yet been answered. Does that represents a victory for the Rockefeller wing? If so, Steele must go.

Our backs are to the wall. The conservative movement has been created under heaven to fulfill this role at this time in history which is to save the Republic from a damned Manchurian Marxist. The chairman of the Republican National Committee cannot lead us in that cause if he does not see it.

[12 March 2009]

The job description Of a Republican National Committee Chairman does not include leaving conservatives confused, defensive, and bickering in the wake of every television interview. The job calls for a chairman who can render the opposition defensive and bickering.

Ask yourself how Haley Barbour or Newt Gingrich would have answered last question.

No one in America is more vulnerable on the abortion issue than President Barak Obama who condoned abandoning babies simply to die who miraculously survived botched abortions. Steel is not even smart enough to recognize a question about abortion as an invitation to tee off on Obama's murderous depravity. Once the liberal media begins to understand that such questions hurt their party because effective spokesman for the party exploit the opening, they will stop laying snares for the unwary on the abortion issue. Instead Michael Steele was so obtuse that he actually attempted to answer the question on the interrogator's terms. He is a fool.

He may be identical error with respect to the homosexuality question. Conservatives have the numbers on their side on this issue, Michael Steele managed to piss off both sides.

In answering these questions, he made the same mistake that he is made twice before, he tries to ingratiate himself with critics by conceding the premise and then weasel around his concession with mindless blather. So he accepts the premise of the Republican convention was like a Nazi gathering, for example. The man acts as though he is ashamed of conservative principles. He does not understand that it is impossible to apologize your way into becoming a majority party.

For the record, I have been opposed to this man since before his selection. I have opposed him because he does not have the candlepower or the charisma required to save a party that is on the verge of political oblivion. He does not understand the role of a national chairman and he does not have the forensic skills required to fulfill that role.

Michael Steele simply must go!


30 posted on 08/26/2012 2:12:52 AM PDT by nathanbedford ("Attack, repeat, attack!" Bull Halsey)
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To: smoothsailing

Why in the world does Byron York think that Steele had anything to do with these great TEA Party victories? Talk about totally out of touch.

The TEA Party saved the GOP while Steele was grossly mismanaging its finances.
And now he has a job as a token Republican at MSNBC. That tells you a lot about his credentials.


31 posted on 08/26/2012 2:20:26 AM PDT by txrefugee
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To: JediJones
More Money Woes Revealed At Republican National Committee

http://abcnews.go.com/Blotter/money-woes-rnc-michael-steele/story?id=12348598#.UDnpw9bibqI

The Republican National Committee has quietly disclosed more than $4 million in previously unreported debt in amended filings with the Federal Election Commission, meaning yet another headache for embattled party chairman Michael Steele.


32 posted on 08/26/2012 2:22:40 AM PDT by nathanbedford ("Attack, repeat, attack!" Bull Halsey)
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To: smoothsailing

He is invisible for a very good reason ... there is nothing there.


33 posted on 08/26/2012 3:30:34 AM PDT by Check6 (United States of Moronia: A nation of morons ruled by a gang of communist thugs.)
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To: smoothsailing

“But those 63 seats in the House did happen. They may want to ignore me, but they don’t want to ignore what I did.”

The idea that Steele the the GOPe had much to do with those seats is laughable. Those seats came about because of the TEA Party movement and came despite the GOPe’s best efforts to undercut it.

The rest of what I think about Steele is best left unsaid.


34 posted on 08/26/2012 3:35:10 AM PDT by FreedomPoster (Islam delenda est)
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To: FreedomPoster

Steele and the GOPe


35 posted on 08/26/2012 3:35:48 AM PDT by FreedomPoster (Islam delenda est)
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To: nathanbedford

Great post, that just really nails it, and your retrospective posts show you called it at the time. None of which should surprise anyone who reads your posts and has been paying attention.


36 posted on 08/26/2012 3:44:43 AM PDT by FreedomPoster (Islam delenda est)
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To: smoothsailing
Steele sold out to nbc to be their token "house pubbie" and they use him and his skin color to denigrate conservatives when they need a "voice of reason" to bash those old white radicals.

I donated to steele's run for MD gov but was really disappointed at his mealy mouthed campaign and his "defense" of pubbies has been sickening.

I wouldn't let him clean the toilets.

37 posted on 08/26/2012 4:10:46 AM PDT by USS Alaska (Nuke the terrorist savages, start today.)
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To: FreedomPoster

Thanks


38 posted on 08/26/2012 5:22:02 AM PDT by nathanbedford ("Attack, repeat, attack!" Bull Halsey)
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To: Nifster

yup. I was hoping that the GOP would have had the sense to pick Ken Blackwel instead but noooooo


Agreed completely; Blackwell is too conservative, too Tea Partiish for them.


39 posted on 08/26/2012 5:56:09 AM PDT by CincyRichieRich (Keep your head up and keep moving forward!)
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To: smoothsailing

ok - here’s my prediction. Trump is going to introduce Sarah Palin as a “surprise” speaker.


40 posted on 08/26/2012 6:01:35 AM PDT by w4women (A claim for equality of material position can be met only by a government with totalitarian powers.)
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To: smoothsailing
No serious person would credit Steele with the 2010 gains....we made those gains in spite of his anti conservative tirades!!
41 posted on 08/26/2012 6:02:10 AM PDT by ontap
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To: smoothsailing
... to honor GOP chairman Reince Priebus

For what, may I ask?

42 posted on 08/26/2012 6:05:09 AM PDT by TexasCajun
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To: nathanbedford

Well stated.


43 posted on 08/26/2012 6:20:13 AM PDT by 9YearLurker
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To: smoothsailing

Steele proved to be a worthless RINO and a useless leader. He deserves obscurity as do so many GOPe.


44 posted on 08/26/2012 6:26:53 AM PDT by Caipirabob (Communists... Socialists... Democrats...Traitors... Who can tell the difference?)
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To: w4women

” here’s my prediction. Trump is going to introduce Sarah Palin as a “surprise” speaker.”

Does that mean Morning Joe got bumped? Breaks my heart.

I’ll believe in the RNC again when Alan West is its chairman, Michele Bachmann heads the House Un-American Committee, Greg Gutfeld is keynote speaker, and Palin and Rubio are running mates. One is free to shuffle those names around as you will.

Wouldn’t hurt to put Daniel Hannan and Lord Monckton on the podium as well to really ritz it up.


45 posted on 08/26/2012 9:13:44 AM PDT by A'elian' nation (Political correctness does not legislate tolerance; it only organizes hatred. Jacques Barzun)
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To: smoothsailing

I lost respect for Steele when he cozied up to Al Sharpton and NAN, no one can con a con man and Sharpton is that as well as a criminal.


46 posted on 08/26/2012 9:22:47 AM PDT by jazusamo ("Intellect is not wisdom" -- Thomas Sowell)
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47 posted on 08/26/2012 10:09:58 AM PDT by smoothsailing
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To: w4women
ok - here’s my prediction. Trump is going to introduce Sarah Palin as a “surprise” speaker.

That would be a surprise! I hope it happens! :)

48 posted on 08/26/2012 10:20:59 AM PDT by smoothsailing
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To: jazusamo

I had high hopes early on for Steele when he ran for Senate in Maryland. The dems hated him, called him an Oreo and worse.

Overall though, he has been a disappointment.

One thing I like was his rally cry at the 2008 Republican Convention; “Drill, Baby, Drill!”. People assume Sarah Palin started that, but it was actually Steele.

http://blogs.wsj.com/washwire/2008/09/03/steele-gives-gop-delegates-new-cheer-drill-baby-drill/


49 posted on 08/26/2012 10:40:34 AM PDT by smoothsailing
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I also respected and supported Steele until this Sharpton thing, didn't know that "Drill, Baby, Drill" was started by him.

Are Republican National Committee Donors Now Bankrolling Sharpton?

50 posted on 08/26/2012 10:57:41 AM PDT by jazusamo ("Intellect is not wisdom" -- Thomas Sowell)
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