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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: MadIvan

A distinct possibility, huh? Interesting.


351 posted on 11/13/2006 1:18:35 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

According to the ACU ratings, Mel Martinez scored a perfect 100% in 2005.


352 posted on 11/13/2006 1:18:45 PM PST by kesg
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To: mandingo republican

OH, and one more thing -
HISPANIC is not a race - it is a cultre where you can be of any race.


353 posted on 11/13/2006 1:18:49 PM PST by mandingo republican (Libs are Moloch worshipers I tell ya! - FREE HK, CUBA & IRAN - SATAN was the first liberal!)
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To: Tulsa Ramjet
The media will only talk about Martinez' campaign funding oversight, his role in the Terry Schiavo debacle, and ties to Jack Abramoff.

Is there anyone better?

354 posted on 11/13/2006 1:19:15 PM PST by The KG9 Kid
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To: monkeywrench
It's more than that, even. He's too far left.

Is he? His ACU rating in 2005 was a perfect 100%.

355 posted on 11/13/2006 1:19:59 PM PST by kesg
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To: zbigreddogz

Brightest ? You have to be kidding. Have you ever really listened to him? Not too impressive.


356 posted on 11/13/2006 1:20:08 PM PST by Bainbridge
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To: RexBeach
Yup. Old Mel a bit of centrist, isn't he?

Maybe not. His ACU rating in 2005 was a perfect 100%.

357 posted on 11/13/2006 1:20:35 PM PST by kesg
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To: theDentist

"Great. It's time to pull out the big guns, and the 'Pubs produce a .22"


More like a water pistol than a big gun. Something a child would play with, doesn't look like they mean business.


358 posted on 11/13/2006 1:20:42 PM PST by hoosierpearl (To God be the glory.)
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To: onyx
I am strongly of the opinion that to protect Steele's career, he needs to be kept out of the bloody battles to come over the next 2 years. He and Santorum in particular need to be put into active service in a different venue for a while.

Regards, Ivan

359 posted on 11/13/2006 1:21:27 PM PST by MadIvan (I aim to misbehave.)
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To: mandingo republican

I'm not sure where you're getting that people here have a problem with his being a "Hispanic". In fact, I'm pretty sure nobody here cares what ethnicity or culture he's from. They're just worried he's not the right guy for the job based on his voting record and charisma-challenged personality.


360 posted on 11/13/2006 1:21:32 PM PST by The Blitherer (In theory, there is no difference between theory and practice. But, in practice, there is.)
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To: dawn53
Surname, it's more than that...he's an immigrant. He's Cuban, immigrated here when he was 16.

And his 2005 ACU rating was 100%. Not bad.

361 posted on 11/13/2006 1:21:36 PM PST by kesg
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To: PhiKapMom

That is my biggest complaint...in fact, when I first heard the news I was flabbergasted...because I know what time Ken Mehlman put into the job...and it wasn't enough.


362 posted on 11/13/2006 1:21:37 PM PST by Txsleuth
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To: All

About those "Ratings"... shouldn't they be revised? - LOL


363 posted on 11/13/2006 1:21:52 PM PST by ElPatriota (Let's not forget, we are all still friends despite our differences)
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To: mandingo republican
Love Ileana! However, wouldn't it be nice if we were beating up dems instead of our guys?

There's a story up on Drudge about the dems unhappy with Pelosi getting herself in the middle of the Hoyer/Murtha choice.

Guess people feel better beating on their own? I don't get it!

364 posted on 11/13/2006 1:21:52 PM PST by OldFriend (Run and Hide, Tax and Spend for the next two years. Everyone happy?)
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To: kesg; OldFriend
According to the ACU ratings, Mel Martinez scored a perfect 100% in 2005.

That's correct, and his lifetime rating is 96.

Hardly what I would call a 'moderate.'

365 posted on 11/13/2006 1:22:13 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: Lancey Howard
One thing I have learned through the past 12 years is that a lot of Republicans are fickle.:-(

fick·le (fĭk'əl) pronunciation adj.

Characterized by erratic changeableness or instability, especially with regard to affections or attachments; capricious.

366 posted on 11/13/2006 1:22:18 PM PST by Spunky ("Everyone has a freedom of choice, but not of consequences.")
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To: kesg
According to the ACU ratings, Mel Martinez scored a perfect 100% in 2005.

Perhaps some would prefer a Senator who scored 200%. Math education in the public schools isn't what is used to be.
367 posted on 11/13/2006 1:22:52 PM PST by Happy Valley Dude
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To: MrRights
This is not the time to "give someone a chance". Do you know who he is? He is so so so boring, no personality, looks like a dork

What an intelligent response! I nominate you for poster boy of the Martinez lynch mob.

Welcome to FR- member since 11/9
368 posted on 11/13/2006 1:23:00 PM PST by Republican Red (if you don't want to root for the home team then get the hell out of the stadium)
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To: perfect_rovian_storm; melancholy
"This is a disaster."

AMEN!! We just N-E-V-E-R learn!!

Nancee

369 posted on 11/13/2006 1:23:00 PM PST by Nancee ((Nancee Lynn Cheney))
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To: onyx

I just don't understand why they would even choose a temporary one...this is only November 13th...and Mehlman won't leave until January.

I am calmed down...but, it still doesn't make sense to me.


370 posted on 11/13/2006 1:23:04 PM PST by Txsleuth
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To: COEXERJ145

Oh Yeah? How do you know that? My last name ends in a vowel. My problem with him is he is weak, ineffectual, boring and wrong on many issues. Don't start playing the race card here.


371 posted on 11/13/2006 1:23:06 PM PST by Bainbridge
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To: Dems_R_Losers

Do you think Fletcher will not run again in 2007? Shouldn't he be defeated in a primary to have any hope of holding on to the governorship? Will Ben Chandler run again for governor? Why do you think "Ms." Northup lost? Yes, I know that McConnell has had more success in KY than many other Republican leaders in other states. Look at how bad the GOP is faring now in MT and CO.


372 posted on 11/13/2006 1:25:05 PM PST by Theodore R. (Cowardice is forever!)
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To: MadIvan

I concur completely.

At first, I loved the idea of Steele at the helm, but soon realized the foolishness of that appointment for Steele, if he has ambitions for elected office nationally.


373 posted on 11/13/2006 1:25:08 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: AndrewC
Thanks. Looks like Martinez ACU rating is good!

We could do worse.

374 posted on 11/13/2006 1:25:35 PM PST by Siena Dreaming
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To: kesg

He is not an immigrant - he is a political refugee from a repressive communist system - he has become an American now. He had to flee his home to come to this great nation of ours.


375 posted on 11/13/2006 1:26:08 PM PST by mandingo republican (Libs are Moloch worshipers I tell ya! - FREE HK, CUBA & IRAN - SATAN was the first liberal!)
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To: George W. Bush
I stopped funding them when Jeffords jumped ship and they didn't think it would be proper to ask to be reimbursed for the contributions they made to his campaign.
376 posted on 11/13/2006 1:26:24 PM PST by dmartin (Who Dares Wins)
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To: Bainbridge

What issues is Martinez "wrong" on.

If he has a 100% ACU rating in 2005 with a lifetime rating of 96%, I am curious as to why so many are upset?


377 posted on 11/13/2006 1:26:32 PM PST by Republican Red (if you don't want to root for the home team then get the hell out of the stadium)
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To: Dems_R_Losers

I resent being called an "angry white southern Christian".

I also was backing Steele for the job...so I am NOT racist.


378 posted on 11/13/2006 1:26:47 PM PST by Txsleuth
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To: onyx

You loved Steele. How is that. Everyone else hated the idea of Steele. No opinions of your own allowed.


379 posted on 11/13/2006 1:26:48 PM PST by OldFriend (Run and Hide, Tax and Spend for the next two years. Everyone happy?)
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To: PhiKapMom

I am tired of wannabe-conservative types costing us elections.

There needs to be more than 2 major parties in this country and the immigration issue proves it. Why? Both parties look and speak the same.


380 posted on 11/13/2006 1:27:09 PM PST by abercrombie_guy_38
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To: Republican Red

I think the biggest issue is his pro-amnesty stance.


381 posted on 11/13/2006 1:27:27 PM PST by The Blitherer (In theory, there is no difference between theory and practice. But, in practice, there is.)
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To: Tulsa Ramjet

Good Lord. The RNC has either learned nothing from November 7th, or actually wants to run small-government conservatives out of the party.


382 posted on 11/13/2006 1:27:34 PM PST by Doohickey (I am not unappeasable. YOU are just too easily appeased.)
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To: Dems_R_Losers
"Mel Martinez now becomes the first minority to head a major political party, and he is not a "token" appointee because he has won an election with 5 million people voting for him in a very big state. It's a great move."

It's a great move if you want open borders. Your bigoted assumption that the GOP is a party of "angry white southern married Christians" is garbage. What we have right now is an elitist Repub. establisment forcing integration with Latin America despite voter opposition. Most people in this country (including many Hispanics) want our immigration laws enforced and no amnesty.

Imho, the GOP's relentless pandering to Hispanics, and the dominance of open border elitists, will kill the Republican party.

383 posted on 11/13/2006 1:27:36 PM PST by teawithmisswilliams ("Trust and Obey" does not apply to GWB on immigration)
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To: Txsleuth
Your on target.. someone said we need a street fighter.. someone who knows the American interest, willing to challenge the Dems.. excited enough to stump in every circle for a new, emerging, visionary and responsive Republican party.. full of hope, opportunity and integrity.. that is just not good old, sleepy eyed, lazy, bumbling Mel... I am so heartbroken with our leadership... and just voted a full Republican ticket... I need to sit with Jeb a bit to discover what idiot came up with this guy... by the way, just because organizations promote someone on a certain standard does not endorse or evaluate the capacity for specific roles... don't be fooled by applause sheets!
384 posted on 11/13/2006 1:28:11 PM PST by Fritzy
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To: Dems_R_Losers
You all need to get it into your heads that the Republican Party has GOT to appeal to Hispanic voters or it is DONE as a majority party within the next 10 years. President Bush and Karl Rove are not going to give up on this. The GOP will not survive as a party of angry white Southern married Christians. Mel Martinez now becomes the first minority to head a major political party, and he is not a "token" appointee because he has won an election with 5 million people voting for him in a very big state. It's a great move.

I agree completely, but we do need to pep this guy up and train him to be a sharper speaker, quicker on his feet.

385 posted on 11/13/2006 1:28:36 PM PST by mwl1
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To: Txsleuth
I resent being called an "angry white southern Christian".

Me too! I think its a very racist thing to say.

;-)

I am NOT from the south!

386 posted on 11/13/2006 1:29:09 PM PST by The Blitherer (In theory, there is no difference between theory and practice. But, in practice, there is.)
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To: Dems_R_Losers
Thanks for the commentary. Good to know.
387 posted on 11/13/2006 1:29:09 PM PST by Caipirabob (Communists... Socialists... Democrats...Traitors... Who can tell the difference?)
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To: PhiKapMom

good point.


388 posted on 11/13/2006 1:29:24 PM PST by rwfromkansas (http://xanga.com/rwfromkansas)
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To: Republican Red
What issues is Martinez "wrong" on.

Amnesty Under Hagel-Martinez: nearly 10 million illegal aliens will receive amnesty under the Hagel-Martinez bill

389 posted on 11/13/2006 1:30:14 PM PST by M. Thatcher
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To: kabar

GWB is hellbent on amnesty. He knew the plan would infuriate conservatives in a mid-term election year, but he went full-speed ahead. The guy is killing the Republican party. I really wouldn't mind if Pelosi went ahead with impeachment. At least Cheney could deliver speeches without sounding like a 7th grader.


390 posted on 11/13/2006 1:30:21 PM PST by Deport Billary
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To: Tulsa Ramjet

First we step in it, then we fall in it. I regret going door to door for him last cycle. We are doomed!!!!


391 posted on 11/13/2006 1:30:31 PM PST by lqcincinnatus
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To: OldFriend
You loved Steele. How is that. Everyone else hated the idea of Steele. No opinions of your own allowed.

Yep, I still love Steele! Some posters here found fault with him, because he didn't share 100% of their views. For that matter, he doesn't share 100% of my views either, but I am happy with 90%.

393 posted on 11/13/2006 1:31:13 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: Republican Red

Over at the DNC they're saying, "Aw crap, they made Martinez head of the RNC. We're doomed." NOT!


394 posted on 11/13/2006 1:31:18 PM PST by vamoose
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To: AndrewC
Am I missing something other conservatives see? I don't know how you can get a better rating than 100%.

Shhh. They picked someone with a Spanish name...

395 posted on 11/13/2006 1:31:45 PM PST by Lunatic Fringe (Say "NO" to the Trans-Texas Corridor)
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To: Tulsa Ramjet

Just when the thought the party couldn't hit a new low -


396 posted on 11/13/2006 1:32:15 PM PST by kcbc2001
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To: COEXERJ145
You are saying most of us are racists, well, that is totally racist on your part to say something that ridiculous.
397 posted on 11/13/2006 1:32:21 PM PST by top 2 toe red (~**~ I liked Tuesday, November 7, 2006...a lot, lot better before the votes were counted. ~**~)
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To: Fritzy

We laughed about Howard Dean...and he is always good for an outrageous statement...but, he gets attention.

We need someone who gets attention...and I don't think I have ever listened to a whole floor speech that Martinez has given..but, there are LOTS of Senators that I don't listen to.

I am almost as disappointed with Lamar Alexander as Minority Whip...because HE doesn't inspire excitement...and IMHO..the word "whip" connotes "gung-ho..let's get going" type personality.

I guess I am still on edge from last Tuesday.


398 posted on 11/13/2006 1:32:24 PM PST by Txsleuth
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To: Republican Red; Matchett-PI; gonzo; Bob Ireland; oldglory
If he has a 100% ACU rating in 2005 with a lifetime rating of 96%, I am curious as to why so many are upset?

I'm going to puke.

Martinez ?

(Insert vomit sounds here. . . . )

399 posted on 11/13/2006 1:32:37 PM PST by mcmuffin (Majority Rule-what a concept. To infinity and beyond... our grasp.)
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To: Republican Red
I am curious as to why so many are upset?

Google the words "Hagel-Martinez bill" and "immigration."

400 posted on 11/13/2006 1:33:00 PM PST by truthkeeper (It's the borders, stupid.)
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