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Michael Steele predicts Kevin McCarthy backlash
Politico ^ | 06/13/2014 | JONATHAN TOPAZ

Posted on 06/13/2014 8:35:29 AM PDT by GIdget2004

Former Republican National Committee Chairman Michael Steele on Friday warned that the tea party caucus is not happy with the rush to coronate Rep. Kevin McCarthy as majority leader. “Guys in Congress and gals rushed this thing through,” Steele said on MSNBC. “The base is not happy about it. They wanted to see a conservative — probably someone out of the tea party caucus — at least vie for the position. They clamped it down early, did not give them a chance to ramp it up, and that’s going to come back to bite.”

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1 posted on 06/13/2014 8:35:29 AM PDT by GIdget2004
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To: GIdget2004

He’s right. We’re pissed.


2 posted on 06/13/2014 8:36:33 AM PDT by gwgn02
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To: gwgn02

He used to be part of the problem….he’s seeing the light.
Boehner, on the other hand…….


3 posted on 06/13/2014 8:37:15 AM PDT by C. Edmund Wright (www.FireKarlRove.com NOW)
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To: GIdget2004

KM bites


4 posted on 06/13/2014 8:37:17 AM PDT by Paladin2
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To: GIdget2004

Well he’s right IMO.

There will be a backlash - a bluest of blue state rep as majority leader? Really?

That has to change.


5 posted on 06/13/2014 8:37:21 AM PDT by Principled (Obama: Unblemished by success.)
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To: GIdget2004
"They wanted to see a conservative — probably someone out of the tea party caucus — at least vie for the position."

Wow, traditional Republicans wants to see a conservative in in a Republican leadership position. The nerve of those guys. It is becoming clear that the divide in this country is no longer Dem vs. Republican but the elitist class versus the middle class. And the middle class is losing. Losing big.

6 posted on 06/13/2014 8:39:56 AM PDT by circlecity
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To: Principled

Yup, it is time - - - time for a change.


7 posted on 06/13/2014 8:40:03 AM PDT by Graewoulf (Democrats' Obamacare Socialist Health Insur. Tax violates U.S. Constitution AND Anti-Trust Law.)
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To: GIdget2004

The Good Old Boy club MUST be disbanded...NOW!


8 posted on 06/13/2014 8:41:01 AM PDT by Don Corleone ("Oil the gun..eat the cannoli. Take it to the Mattress.")
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To: GIdget2004

For once, Steele gets it right.


9 posted on 06/13/2014 8:41:05 AM PDT by clintonh8r (Can Juan Williams possibly be that stupid?)
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To: C. Edmund Wright

Just so. Michael Steele put on a good conservative act, but as soon as he was put in a position of power, he did whatever they told him.

I still wouldn’t trust him, after that. But he’s right about this rush to crown a RINO whip.


10 posted on 06/13/2014 8:41:12 AM PDT by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: Cicero
But he’s right about this rush to crown a RINO whip.

"Coronate," that is. Gah!

11 posted on 06/13/2014 8:45:15 AM PDT by Tax-chick (When the truth finally dawns, it dawns in fire!)
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To: GIdget2004

I hope it ticks off enough people to flush that piece of fecal matter Boehner down the bowl next year.


12 posted on 06/13/2014 8:46:25 AM PDT by ZULU (Impeach Obama NOW.)
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To: gwgn02
gwgn02:" He’s right. We’re pissed."

(article): Michael Steele :“The base is not happy about it. They wanted to see a conservative
— probably someone out of the tea party caucus — at least vie for the position.
They clamped it down early, did not give them a chance to ramp it up, and that’s going to come back to bite.”

No ,.. we are not just pissed !
We are VERY FREAKIN PISSED by the Machine Politics of the GOPe to follow the status quo , which is how they lost the last election !
The GOPe is setting themselves up for mass abondonment of the party , and the establishment of a third party.
and it is this behavior that will cause it - and they deserve it !

13 posted on 06/13/2014 8:47:05 AM PDT by Tilted Irish Kilt (Political Correctness is Tyranny .. with manners ! Charlton Heston)
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To: GIdget2004

“Michael Steele said Tuesday it’s a “mistake” that Sarah Palin doesn’t have a role at the Republican National Convention in Tampa.

“I think it was a little bit of a mistake not to have Sarah Palin here,” the former Republican National Committee chairman said on MSNBC. “I think she brings a level of energy and excitement that’s going to be important going forward into the general campaign… She’s the vice presidential nominee from 2008. Extend the invitation, give her a moment to speak to the delegation, to the candidate and [their] families.”


14 posted on 06/13/2014 8:47:28 AM PDT by ansel12 ((Ted Cruz and Mike Lee-both of whom sit on the Senate Judiciary Comm as Ginsberg's importance fades)
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To: ansel12

Drill baby, drill!


15 posted on 06/13/2014 8:49:25 AM PDT by lulu16 (May the Good Lord take a liking to you!)
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To: circlecity
And the middle class is losing. Losing big.

Good point. I was chatting with a few dems recently, actually just two guys who are not really wired in but who vote dem due to their family history. They both said they are appalled about what has happened to the country especially under this clown. Still, they are not of a mind to cross over because in their words: things are not much different “over there” regarding what is going on. While I do not agree on that point, I think it noteworthy the general notion is it one big club in DC and we are merely fodder for their positions.

16 posted on 06/13/2014 8:49:28 AM PDT by Mouton (The insurrection laws perpetuate what we have for a government now.)
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To: GIdget2004

Anyone know if the votes are public or do they do this behind closed doors?


17 posted on 06/13/2014 8:50:24 AM PDT by Nickname
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To: Nickname

Behind closed doors, secret, nobody tells each other how they voted unless they want to.


18 posted on 06/13/2014 8:52:41 AM PDT by txhurl (2014: Stunned Voters do Stunning Things!)
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To: circlecity

The ruling class see the taxpayers as nothing but a bunch of peasants to be exploited. And it doesn’t matter if they have an R or a D after their names.


19 posted on 06/13/2014 8:55:57 AM PDT by Blood of Tyrants (Haven't you lost enough freedoms? Support an end to the WOD now.)
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To: ansel12

“it’s a “mistake” that Sarah Palin doesn’t have a role at the Republican National Convention in Tampa.”

It is a mistake but what it is a slap in the face of anyone who believes this is a conservative party. Look at it this way, they gave us the consensus RINO last election and the conservatives sat at home and they lost. So, rather then even extending a olive branch out to entice the conservatives back into the fold, they shove it up our backsides by in effect saying: we can do it without you and who else are you going to vote for anyway?

We have got to continue taking out the old guard RINO every primary from now to eternity till they get the message, even if we have to lose more general elections. Till we change the leadership, there will be no change in how we are viewed by them: the enemy, more so then the Dems.


20 posted on 06/13/2014 8:56:31 AM PDT by Mouton (The insurrection laws perpetuate what we have for a government now.)
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To: txhurl

Thanks. Wish it was public, but I can understand why it isn’t.


21 posted on 06/13/2014 8:57:07 AM PDT by Nickname
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To: GIdget2004

Regrettably, there are not enough House members with spines that won’t turn to jelly.

They had a chance to deseat Boehner in January 2013 and even had to the votes to do it, but Bachmann’s and a couple of others’ spines turned to jelly.

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Now is their chance again to get someone in a leadership position.

History says they won’t — another example of pulling defeat out of the jaws of victory.


22 posted on 06/13/2014 8:58:19 AM PDT by TomGuy
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To: Blood of Tyrants
"The ruling class see the taxpayers as nothing but a bunch of peasants to be exploited. And it doesn’t matter if they have an R or a D after their names."

Yep. The ruling class want just two classes: the elite and the surfs. We are heading back to an aristocratic feudal society.

23 posted on 06/13/2014 8:58:54 AM PDT by circlecity
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To: GIdget2004

McCarthy’s constituents need to stay home in November and cut the RINO loose. Bite the bullet now and replace him in 2016. Same with Boehner.


24 posted on 06/13/2014 8:59:49 AM PDT by Sgt_Schultze (A half-truth is a complete lie)
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To: GIdget2004

We are MAD as HELL!!!

And we will vote in November, next will be a march on DC!!!!


25 posted on 06/13/2014 9:06:00 AM PDT by EXCH54FE (Hurricane 416,Feisty Old Vet !!)
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To: GIdget2004

Let’s see... Majority Leader outspends opponent 50 to 1 and loses by 11%. So Leader’s friends rush to install a clone.

What could go wrong?


26 posted on 06/13/2014 9:08:38 AM PDT by Ray76 (True change requires true change - A Second Party ...or else it's more of the same...)
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To: GIdget2004

There is no reforming the GOP, guys. You couldn’t get a clearer message from the base: Cantor was tossed. And in respone, the GOP leadership is doubling down. You serfs WILL know your place.

You can’t save the GOP. All you can do it kill it off, and replace it with something completely different, the requires explicit fealty to conservative policies, not just lip service.


27 posted on 06/13/2014 9:12:23 AM PDT by DesScorp
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To: GIdget2004
So the Tea Party caucus is so disorganized that they can't rally around a single candidate in the course of a week? How much time do they want?

McCarthy became Majority Whip on January 3, 2011. And since January 4th of that year he's been planning and working on becoming the Majority Leader. The Tea Party caucus is just complaining because they got caught flat-footed and hadn't even begun contemplating what they would do should a leadership position come open. Let that be a lesson to them. If they some how manage to get one of their members into the Whip's spot then they had better begin working on getting him into the next office up the ladder.

28 posted on 06/13/2014 9:15:34 AM PDT by DoodleDawg
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To: Principled
"There will be a backlash - a bluest of blue state rep as majority leader? Really?"

Tom McClintock is from the same state and you, and the rest of the country would be glad to have him.

29 posted on 06/13/2014 9:23:37 AM PDT by Mariner (War Criminal #18)
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To: Nickname

Secret ballot, behind closed doors.


30 posted on 06/13/2014 9:26:52 AM PDT by DoodleDawg
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To: Sgt_Schultze
"McCarthy’s constituents need to stay home in November and cut the RINO loose. Bite the bullet now and replace him in 2016. Same with Boehner."

Agree. If necessary take them out in the General.

Two chances every two years.

31 posted on 06/13/2014 9:29:57 AM PDT by Mariner (War Criminal #18)
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To: Mariner

Tom Price is from my state. I thought he’d be mentioned....

we just need more of a conversation on this speaker/leader thing.

estab is playing this completely wrong. now we feel railroaded - again.

this won’t win for the gop-e it will only make the swing farther and with more momentum.


32 posted on 06/13/2014 9:35:31 AM PDT by Principled (Obama: Unblemished by success.)
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To: GIdget2004

Just called my congressman.
Told his office conservatives celebrated cantors loss.
He best vote for a conservative leader,


33 posted on 06/13/2014 9:40:40 AM PDT by Donnafrflorida (Thru HnodredscottIM all things are possible.)
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To: Sgt_Schultze; DoodleDawg

Time to get a good opponent [like Brat] against mccarthy. Primary his butt in his blue of blue states. He can be taken out just like so many others have been.

make it a focus. Give the seat to the dems. Just get mccarthy gone. losing his seat is no big deal for control of the house.


34 posted on 06/13/2014 9:43:43 AM PDT by Principled (Obama: Unblemished by success.)
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To: GIdget2004

It appears Steele can be taught.


35 posted on 06/13/2014 9:46:52 AM PDT by RinaseaofDs (.)
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To: GIdget2004

When Michael Steele is making more sense than any current party leaders, you know we’re being hosed by Washington.


36 posted on 06/13/2014 9:47:24 AM PDT by ilgipper
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To: Principled
Time to get a good opponent [like Brat] against mccarthy. Primary his butt in his blue of blue states. He can be taken out just like so many others have been.

Maybe next time. The California primary was last week and McCarthy ran unopposed. And even if someone had run, the California primary is wacky. In it the top two vote getters wind up on the ballot, regardless of party affiliation. So you can have two Republicans running against each other, or two Democrats.

37 posted on 06/13/2014 9:53:09 AM PDT by DoodleDawg
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To: Cicero

Steele is of course correct here. But he is only stating the obvious. Nobody was fooled.

This doesn’t change Steele’s track record.


38 posted on 06/13/2014 9:59:32 AM PDT by ChildOfThe60s ((If you can remember the 60s.....you weren't really there)
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To: GIdget2004

Graping the obvious?


39 posted on 06/13/2014 10:21:22 AM PDT by celmak
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To: celmak

OOPS - Grasping


40 posted on 06/13/2014 10:21:53 AM PDT by celmak
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To: GIdget2004

Who put some truth serum in Steele’s oatmeal this morning?


41 posted on 06/13/2014 10:26:14 AM PDT by SharpRightTurn (White, black, and red all over--America's affirmative action, metrosexual president.)
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To: DoodleDawg

Yes we should finish him in the general is what i meant to say...

we can get that planned/organized/implemented


42 posted on 06/13/2014 10:54:57 AM PDT by Principled (Obama: Unblemished by success.)
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To: Principled
Yes we should finish him in the general is what i meant to say...

Then dig up a write in. When I said McCarthy ran unopposed I mean he really was unopposed. No Democrat ran and no other Republican either. He got 100% of the 56,000 votes cast so his name will be the only one on the November ballot.

43 posted on 06/13/2014 11:02:10 AM PDT by DoodleDawg
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To: DoodleDawg

egads


44 posted on 06/13/2014 12:47:41 PM PDT by Principled (Obama: Unblemished by success.)
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To: Principled
There will be a backlash

Oh yes there will be a backlash.
45 posted on 06/13/2014 12:50:30 PM PDT by novemberslady
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To: DoodleDawg
The Tea Party Caucus is no longer believable with letting this through. Why? They should have someone who they were planning to have challenge Boehner as Speakier, and that person could've gone for Cantor's position.

The only conclusion I can draw is that they had no intention of challenging Boehenr as Speaker, again. I wonder how many of them are real conservatives and how many are just playing the numbers game so they can vote with conservatives when they have to, but know the RINOs will still be in charge.

46 posted on 06/13/2014 12:54:38 PM PDT by grania
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To: Principled
We must first cleanse our own party, in the primaries AND THE GENERAL (stay home, never vote for a rat or RINO)

From there we can take on the other commies and illegals.

47 posted on 06/13/2014 1:02:40 PM PDT by Mariner (War Criminal #18)
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