Skip to comments.Michael Steele predicts Kevin McCarthy backlash
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 thats going to come back to bite.
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He’s right. We’re pissed.
He used to be part of the problem
.he’s seeing the light.
Boehner, on the other hand .
Well he’s right IMO.
There will be a backlash - a bluest of blue state rep as majority leader? Really?
That has to change.
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.
Yup, it is time - - - time for a change.
The Good Old Boy club MUST be disbanded...NOW!
For once, Steele gets it right.
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.
"Coronate," that is. Gah!
I hope it ticks off enough people to flush that piece of fecal matter Boehner down the bowl next year.
(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 thats 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 !
“Michael Steele said Tuesday its a mistake that Sarah Palin doesnt 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 thats going to be important going forward into the general campaign Shes the vice presidential nominee from 2008. Extend the invitation, give her a moment to speak to the delegation, to the candidate and [their] families.
Drill baby, drill!
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.
Anyone know if the votes are public or do they do this behind closed doors?
Behind closed doors, secret, nobody tells each other how they voted unless they want to.
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.
“its a mistake that Sarah Palin doesnt 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.
Thanks. Wish it was public, but I can understand why it isn’t.
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.
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.
Yep. The ruling class want just two classes: the elite and the surfs. We are heading back to an aristocratic feudal society.
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.
We are MAD as HELL!!!
And we will vote in November, next will be a march on DC!!!!
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?
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.
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.
Tom McClintock is from the same state and you, and the rest of the country would be glad to have him.
Secret ballot, behind closed doors.
Agree. If necessary take them out in the General.
Two chances every two years.
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.
Just called my congressman.
Told his office conservatives celebrated cantors loss.
He best vote for a conservative leader,
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.
It appears Steele can be taught.
When Michael Steele is making more sense than any current party leaders, you know we’re being hosed by Washington.
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.
Steele is of course correct here. But he is only stating the obvious. Nobody was fooled.
This doesn’t change Steele’s track record.
Graping the obvious?
OOPS - Grasping
Who put some truth serum in Steele’s oatmeal this morning?
Yes we should finish him in the general is what i meant to say...
we can get that planned/organized/implemented
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.
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.
From there we can take on the other commies and illegals.