Skip to comments.Martinez to become new RNC chief
Posted on 11/13/2006 12:06:47 PM PST by Tulsa Ramjet
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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!
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.
So why then is someone with 100% from the ACU too liberal for these folks?
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!
I hear he is going to join the cabinet so someone must be leaving that we don't know about.
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.
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)
hmmm... maybe he's not so bad....
I love that idea but I doubt prissy Criss would have the testicles to do it.
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? :)
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!!
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.
So economic protectionism is good, and we should always drill everywhere, all the time, is the conservative position?
I don't understand your post.
It already exists. It's called the Constitution Party.
Crist that is.
Concur....thanks for the info..BTW..hell of a pair of wins for Mike Stoops...Maybe OU let the WRONG one go?
Asa Hutchinson would be an ideal choice to lead the RNC.
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.
Nice casual toss of "The Race Card".
Ugh...I think I'll go do laundry now.
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 MacaCains actions to sabotage the Republican Party in the past two years, especially as he comtemplates running for President. Let's remember...
Sounds about right to me, Hildy.
That is a scurrilous lie.
I don't see how this makes any sense.
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.
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 >
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.
how "racist" can we be - many of us want Steele.
He's going to go work with Rudy. Hope he does a better job.
That's what I think, temporary. Sounds good in the meantime, 'Martinez' 'and Republican Party Chief' in the DBM.
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.
what is his immigration rating?
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.
"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
This will also make sure the RNC is well coordinated with McConnell and the Senate Republicans. This will be a very good thing.
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.
Bullsh*t. I have no problem with his surname. Hell, I voted for him.
On Friday Steele specifically told Cavuto it was up to the President, but if asked he would be pleased to consider the position.
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.
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.
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??
Who's going to work with Rudy?
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.
"What have Bush and Rove been smoking recently?"
The same stuff when they decided the time to announce Rumsfeld's resignation.
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.
Yes, and (outgoing) Rep. Ann Northrup agrees!!!!