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Martinez to become new RNC chief
CNN ^ | November 13, 2006 | CNN

Posted on 11/13/2006 12:06:47 PM PST by Tulsa Ramjet

Just breaking.

(Excerpt) Read more at cnn.com ...


TOPICS: Breaking News; Government
KEYWORDS: 2008elections; breaking; constitutionparty; florida; hispandering; hispanichaters; intotheabyss; liberalgop; losers; losing2008; melmartinez; morehispandering; pandering; racefor2008; rino; rinonatlcommittee; shouldhavebeensteele; votelibertarian
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To: Tulsa Ramjet

He can't be both senator and GOP chair, can he? Either way this sends the message "HEY, ALL YOU ILLEGALS, WANT AMNESTY? YOU GOT IT FROM US!". Another Republican disaster. Damn it!


151 posted on 11/13/2006 12:36:11 PM PST by MisterRepublican
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To: ken5050

The President nominates him but he has to be confirmed by the National Committee in January so we have between now and January to keep him for getting the necessary votes.

We can put pressure on our State Chairs and on our National Committee man and woman. I have already written my National Committee man to tell him to VOTE NO on Martinez.


152 posted on 11/13/2006 12:37:03 PM PST by PhiKapMom ( Go Sooners! Thanks Aggies for your 12th Man!)
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To: perfect_rovian_storm

So why then is someone with 100% from the ACU too liberal for these folks?


153 posted on 11/13/2006 12:37:23 PM PST by zbigreddogz
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To: zbigreddogz

He's big govt. The acu doesn't know what they're talking about. Most of us keep track of voting records ourselves. I don't need anyone to tell me the amnesty and no drilling are leftists positions, for crying out loud!


154 posted on 11/13/2006 12:37:38 PM PST by monkeywrench (Deut. 27:17 Cursed be he that removeth his neighbor's landmark)
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To: Hildy

I hear he is going to join the cabinet so someone must be leaving that we don't know about.


155 posted on 11/13/2006 12:37:43 PM PST by PhiKapMom ( Go Sooners! Thanks Aggies for your 12th Man!)
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To: MrRights

There we have it. Last week we hear at the daily presser that they plan to work with the dems for comprehensive immigration reform and today this.


156 posted on 11/13/2006 12:37:46 PM PST by Arizona Carolyn
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To: Tulsa Ramjet

Best and Brightest



ACU is pleased to recognize those members of the U.S. Senate who recorded a perfect score of 100% in 2005:



George Allen (R-VA)

Sam Brownback (R-KS)

Conrad Burns (R-MT)

Tom Coburn (R-OK)

Mike Crapo (R-ID)

John Ensign (R-NV)

James Inhofe (R-OK)

Johnny Isakson (R-GA)

Jon Kyl (R-AZ)

Mel Martinez (R-FL)

Mitch McConnell (R-KY)

Jeff Sessions (R-AL)

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hmmm... maybe he's not so bad....


157 posted on 11/13/2006 12:37:46 PM PST by traviskicks (http://www.neoperspectives.com/optimism_nov8th.htm)
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To: NormsRevenge

I love that idea but I doubt prissy Criss would have the testicles to do it.


158 posted on 11/13/2006 12:37:49 PM PST by MisterRepublican
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To: clintonh8r
..This is ridiculous. Is the GOP trying to self-destruct?..

I've got it... A conspirator has infiltrated the RNC passing as a Republican - just Like MacaCain in the senate [dig] - to sabotage 2008 for us.

How else to explain it? :)

159 posted on 11/13/2006 12:37:53 PM PST by ElPatriota (Let's not forget, we are all still friends despite our differences)
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To: Bahbah

I haven't taken the time to read the thread...

I JUST heard on Sheppy's show that MEL MARTINEZ, is the RNC Chairman???

He is a freakin idiot...and he already HAS A JOB!!

Folks...we are DOOMED, if he runs the RNC!!


160 posted on 11/13/2006 12:37:59 PM PST by Txsleuth
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To: zbigreddogz
For starters he supported the wide open immigration (read amnesty) bill in the Senate, that the Reps in the House were able to stop - and yes living here in Texas that is one heck of a major concern - and should be for everyone else that opposes the ongoing flow of 25 million illegals into this country Likewise IMHO he is not a strong and forceful personality that is needed for this type of critical role going into 2008.... Looking at other posters comments I'm not alone in my "opinions"....
161 posted on 11/13/2006 12:38:09 PM PST by VRWCTexan (History has a long memory - but still repeats itself)
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To: COEXERJ145

No those in the know are afraid of the damage his insane illegal alien amnesty bill would do to this country's economy and security for this and the next generation. Unfortunately Mel puts too much stock in his surname instead of the integrity of the USA.


162 posted on 11/13/2006 12:38:14 PM PST by TheKidster
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To: monkeywrench

So economic protectionism is good, and we should always drill everywhere, all the time, is the conservative position?


163 posted on 11/13/2006 12:38:38 PM PST by zbigreddogz
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To: zbigreddogz

I don't understand your post.


164 posted on 11/13/2006 12:38:39 PM PST by RexBeach ("Important principles may, and must be, inflexible." Abraham Lincoln)
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To: Arizona Carolyn
It almost makes you wish we had the power to form a new, conservative party that the real conservatives could all join and bring sanity back to DC.

It already exists. It's called the Constitution Party.

http://www.constitutionparty.com/

165 posted on 11/13/2006 12:38:44 PM PST by Sir Gawain
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To: MisterRepublican

Crist that is.


166 posted on 11/13/2006 12:39:10 PM PST by MisterRepublican
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To: PhiKapMom

Concur....thanks for the info..BTW..hell of a pair of wins for Mike Stoops...Maybe OU let the WRONG one go?


167 posted on 11/13/2006 12:39:12 PM PST by ken5050
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To: PhilCollins

Asa Hutchinson would be an ideal choice to lead the RNC.


168 posted on 11/13/2006 12:39:22 PM PST by PhiKapMom ( Go Sooners! Thanks Aggies for your 12th Man!)
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To: Hildy

Maybe Steele declined. Maybe he's getting a better appointment in the administration that will serve him better politically.

I'm not bothered by Martinez. He might be temporary. It's my understanding that Melman or whatever his name wants to leave ASAP. January I think.


169 posted on 11/13/2006 12:40:04 PM PST by onyx (I'm now a minority and victim of the democrats, but with full and free entitlements!)
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To: COEXERJ145

Nice casual toss of "The Race Card".


170 posted on 11/13/2006 12:40:10 PM PST by PBRSTREETGANG
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To: Arizona Carolyn

Ugh...I think I'll go do laundry now.


171 posted on 11/13/2006 12:40:16 PM PST by GatorRN (Air Force wife and proud of it!)
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To: Thickman
...I envision a leader who is capable of forming alliances with current and new congressional candidates who are willing to run to the right with pride..

You mean someone like MacaCain? [KIDDING!]

As long as we are thinking toward to 2008, I think it is only fitting to revise what Senator MacaCain’s actions to sabotage the Republican Party in the past two years, especially as he comtemplates running for President. Let's remember...

http://www.townhall.com/Columnists/HughHewitt/2006/11/08/the_road_not_taken__forfeiting_a_majority


172 posted on 11/13/2006 12:40:34 PM PST by ElPatriota (Let's not forget, we are all still friends despite our differences)
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To: Hildy

Sounds about right to me, Hildy.


173 posted on 11/13/2006 12:40:43 PM PST by Arizona Carolyn
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To: COEXERJ145

That is a scurrilous lie.


174 posted on 11/13/2006 12:40:48 PM PST by little jeremiah (Jesus' message is not "BUY MORE STUFF"!)
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To: Txsleuth

I don't see how this makes any sense.


175 posted on 11/13/2006 12:41:32 PM PST by Bahbah (Regev, Goldwasser and Shalit, we are praying for you)
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To: perfect_rovian_storm

Won't work, both are full-time, and Martinez is presumably to show an Hispanic face for the GOP, but Hispanics outside FL still won't know who he is no matter how many interview programs he sits on.


176 posted on 11/13/2006 12:41:38 PM PST by Theodore R. (Cowardice is forever!)
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To: Tulsa Ramjet
I'll bet NO ONE, especially conservatives, will agree with this appointment!

Maybe next election MORE conservatives will stay home or vote for Democrats and then THOSE conservatives can REALLY SHOW THE PARTY who is boss!!

< /sarcasm >

177 posted on 11/13/2006 12:41:53 PM PST by PISANO
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To: zbigreddogz

Because the ACU is on crack. John McCain has a very good ACU rating too. Why don't we make him party chair?

The ACU rating is meaningless. This guy is pro-amnesty and against drilling to end our dependence on foreign oil.

Most importantly though, he's BORING. This does nothing to energize the base and doesn't give us the energetic spokesperson that we need to help us win in 08.

This is a loser's pick. And it would be a loser's pick if his name was Mel Smith.


178 posted on 11/13/2006 12:41:54 PM PST by perfect_rovian_storm
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To: perfect_rovian_storm

how "racist" can we be - many of us want Steele.


179 posted on 11/13/2006 12:41:57 PM PST by oceanview
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To: onyx

He's going to go work with Rudy. Hope he does a better job.


180 posted on 11/13/2006 12:42:05 PM PST by Hildy (RUDY GUILIANI FOR PRESIDENT IN 2008)
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To: onyx

That's what I think, temporary. Sounds good in the meantime, 'Martinez' 'and Republican Party Chief' in the DBM.


181 posted on 11/13/2006 12:42:29 PM PST by txhurl (We had to destroy the party in order to save it)
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To: VRWCTexan

I guess the GOP hasn't decided that losing the mid-terms was enough. I think there is a big difference between GOP elites in Washington and the bugs out here in America. Maybe McCain likes this Martinez idea. I'm kind of believing it will be awhile before we win again. I told myself I would take a time out from posting for awhile...but here I am.


182 posted on 11/13/2006 12:42:33 PM PST by dforest (Don't get fooled, the bigger struggle is still out there, and growing)
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To: zbigreddogz

what is his immigration rating?


183 posted on 11/13/2006 12:42:56 PM PST by Arizona Carolyn
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To: ken5050

We are doing good now with our defense since Bob Stoops has gotten more involved. It has been a tough year with the quarterback getting kicked off, and Adrian Peterson going down and then his backup going down. Bob has done one of his best coaching jobs this year ever and with Josh Heupel back coaching quarterbacks Paul Thompson is looking better and better. We have one of the youngest if not the youngest team in the NCAA D-1. We have 11 seniors graduating this year. ESPN is saying that with us losing so many players and most of our players being Freshman and Sophomores, we are going to be really good next year.

Mike Stoops is going to be a good coach but Bob is still better as an overall coach IMHO. I personally wouldn't trade Mike for Bob.


184 posted on 11/13/2006 12:43:19 PM PST by PhiKapMom ( Go Sooners! Thanks Aggies for your 12th Man!)
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To: COEXERJ145
I'm from NH. I'm more riled up about this election than most. This guy is 2x the conservative than my 2 congressmen who got booted were. Bass and Bradley were 2 good congressmen. I think the republicans need to show that conservatives are just white guys. Steele would've been a good choice but more Hispanics vote republican. This has nothing to do with immigration. You wanted a conservative guy you got one. Hey they didn't give Chafee or McCain the job did they?
185 posted on 11/13/2006 12:43:53 PM PST by duckhunter1999
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To: oceanview

Good question.


186 posted on 11/13/2006 12:43:58 PM PST by perfect_rovian_storm
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To: COEXERJ145

"This has nothing to do with his voting record.
Most of the people here have a problem with his surname."

I guess that's why many here would like to see Steele take the position. We're all racists. /S


187 posted on 11/13/2006 12:43:58 PM PST by half-cajun
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To: PhiKapMom; All
Folks, this is a total takeover of the party apparatus by Mitch McConnell and makes McConnell the de facto head of the Republican Party. This is a GOOD thing! Mel Martinez will be a figurehead; the real power at the RNC will be Mike Duncan, who has been Kentucky's RNC Committeeman forever. He was a key player in McConnell's makeover of the Kentucky Republican Party. The Kentucky GOP is one of the most successful in the country.

This will also make sure the RNC is well coordinated with McConnell and the Senate Republicans. This will be a very good thing.

188 posted on 11/13/2006 12:44:08 PM PST by Dems_R_Losers (The people have spoken.......the housecleaning starts NOW!!)
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To: monkeywrench

I have long maintained that those ACU ratings are rigged --senators are told what they need to vote "conservative" on to keep up their ratings. Why Arlen Specter even gets nearly 50 sometimes.


189 posted on 11/13/2006 12:45:18 PM PST by Theodore R. (Cowardice is forever!)
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To: COEXERJ145

Bullsh*t. I have no problem with his surname. Hell, I voted for him.


190 posted on 11/13/2006 12:45:18 PM PST by MisterRepublican
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To: onyx

On Friday Steele specifically told Cavuto it was up to the President, but if asked he would be pleased to consider the position.


191 posted on 11/13/2006 12:45:21 PM PST by Arizona Carolyn
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To: MisterRepublican

Logically....this country has an enormous amount of Hispanic voters.....politicians pander to voters. I don't think this appointment will matter one whit. Hispanics will vote for dims. But, it is beginning to look like the Republican powers that be are courting Hispanics and "moderates".....right before the next election, a bone or two will thrown to the conservatives.


192 posted on 11/13/2006 12:45:30 PM PST by Jrabbit (Scuse me??)
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To: traviskicks

I'm sorry but he is a terrible terrible choice. Put aside his anxiety to establish completely open borders, he is soooo dull and boring, appears stupid, and believe me, he will be walked all over by everyone.

This is completely moronic. The RNC phone number is 202-863-8500... let them know how you feel.

We can do BETTER than this.


193 posted on 11/13/2006 12:45:34 PM PST by MrRights
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To: Bahbah

This is CRAZY, Bah.

You and I have seen him on the Senate floor...he can barely give a speech...

Plus..isn't he in the Gang of 14??

I have been yelling (while vacuuming)...and between having Lamar Alexander as WHIP, for crying out loud...and now THIS...I give UP on the Republican Party.

Why not Allen or Santorum..or STEELE, he wanted it??


194 posted on 11/13/2006 12:45:35 PM PST by Txsleuth
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To: Hildy


Who's going to work with Rudy?


195 posted on 11/13/2006 12:45:50 PM PST by onyx (I'm now a minority and victim of the democrats, but with full and free entitlements!)
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To: Tulsa Ramjet

Apparently the GOP leadership is still unconscious from last Tuesday's severe beating....They should have waited to appoint the new leader until full consciousness was restored....some time next spring, maybe.


196 posted on 11/13/2006 12:45:52 PM PST by clintonh8r
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To: zbigreddogz
For crying out loud - at this very moment the Chinese communists are drilling for oil and gas not far off the Florida coast -with the help of Cuba.

In point of fact there are many millions of barrels of proven reserves in the waters surrounding Florida (and Calif) - all that would help a great deal if they were actually produced...

The objections coming out of Florida from guys like Mel is that is might spoil the tourist views - or put a little oil on the beaches and thus it cannot be allowed to happen
197 posted on 11/13/2006 12:46:02 PM PST by VRWCTexan (History has a long memory - but still repeats itself)
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To: ShawTaylor

"What have Bush and Rove been smoking recently?"

The same stuff when they decided the time to announce Rumsfeld's resignation.


198 posted on 11/13/2006 12:46:23 PM PST by Tulsa Ramjet ("If not now, when?" "Because it's judgment that defeats us.")
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To: Sir Gawain

There would have to be so many of us make the move in mass that my fear is it will never work... I fear we are all like a rudderless ship.


199 posted on 11/13/2006 12:46:33 PM PST by Arizona Carolyn
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To: Dems_R_Losers
The Kentucky GOP is one of the most successful in the country.

Yes, and (outgoing) Rep. Ann Northrup agrees!!!!

200 posted on 11/13/2006 12:46:38 PM PST by Theodore R. (Cowardice is forever!)
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