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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Just talked to the RNC - CALL THEM 202-863-8500. Martinez will be voted on in January by the 155 voting members for a 2-year term.
Call your State RNC.
Two Oklahomans. Woohoo!
The ACU rating is a good thing generally speaking. For this position, though, a personality is mandatory. Need a good rating, great public speaking skills, and charisma.
He has all the fighting gumption of the fighting Dukaki.
Lifetime ACU rating of 96? Also not too shabby. But this appointment is going to make the anti-immigration crowd go nuts. It's happening already on this thread. d ignore them.
I think they chose Martinez primarily for two reasons. First, he is a Hispanic immigrant. The GOP Hispanic vote was down a full 10% points from 2004. If this happens again, or if they don't reverse the trend, the GOP will be doomed to minority party status. This is an excellent step in the right direction of trying to regain these voters.
Second, and even more important, Texas and (to a slightly lesser extent) Florida mostly bucked the national Democratic trends. These happen to be the second and third biggest states after California. These are also states where the state GOP has adopted an inclusive approach to Hispanics. If you start pissing off Texas and Florida hispanics and they flip to the Democrats, the Democrats will soon have an electoral lock on the four biggest states in the nation. This means a lock on the Presidency and the House as well.
The GOP can win these voters if it goes after them. They tend to be culturally conservative. I know that many of them in Texas are. I bet that this is even more true in Florida, where many of the Hispanics are Cuban-Americans. President Bush and brother Jeb have been very successful at winning Hispanic votes.
It's called the Constitution Party.
He's a BIG LIB lawyer. Cross your fingers!
What are you Mel Martinez or something? You keep posting the same crap that has been exquisitely disputed.
Martinez isn't even very well thought of in Florida. He has a 43% positive/42% negative job approval rating and he's soft on illegal immigration. Yuck.
That knife twisting in your back getting a bit uncomfortable? You ain't seen nothin' yet...
The GOP cannot win without support from all its factions. If conservatives split off, they'll never win anything.
In a perfect world....what would your solution be to the illegal problem? And, believe me, it is a HUGE problem. I encounter it every single day here in Texas. So, what to do? Is it really possible to round them all up and send them south of the border? Or, should they be identified, and allowed to stay? What about the border? Military? A fence?
I'm just asking....I don't know what the answer should be.
Oh yeah. 1974 was a FABULOUS year for Reps.
What gets me is that people are acting all surprsied by this!
Anybody else think that Rove totally lost his mojo during the Plame/blame/game?!?
I won't mind the heat as much as long as it ain't too humid.. ;-)
Martinez is a political moron.
He managed to piss off every core group which has made florida a republican state. From bikers, gun owners, property owners, and supporters of traditional marriage Mel has mucked it up.
He is an empty suit and this is just further proof that the elites of DC are back in charge. Mel has not substance he just follows orders.
Until Libertarians get over the idea that you can kill a small child and call it freedom, they will not be a party worth the support of any conservative.
Why would the party that just LOST name a LOSER as national chairman??
That's why it is so much more disappointing that he backs the shamnesty legislation the Senate and President want to shove down our throats. He should realize citizenship and the promises the USA offer should not be thrown out for free to anyone not willing to play by the rules. That's like using pages from the Bible to line your birdcage!!
Perhaps the true colors of Rove and Bush are shining through?
Perhaps the true colors of Rove and Bush are shining through?
votw with us or your $upport goes away. Only the dead horse head is missing.
Isn't this guy a crony of GWB?
That is exactly what will be happening now. I have watched this coming down he runway for the past 6 years!!!!
Maybe that's what the handlers are looking for.
You have that one right!!!
I went online and looked, it is Maricopa county. WOW, I found a blog that must be out of AU in Tempe, says it was started specifically to follow the Mitchell/Hayworth race and they are ecstatic that Mitchell is still ahead and calling JD a crybaby... this is what we are getting with liberal universities and the push to register more and more young voters.
At this stage in the run-up to the primaries in 16 months, this is a place-holder appointment. As the convention shakes out, the nominee will put his man in place for the run. Martinez is blah enough that no one (Mitt, Rudy, McCainiac) was against him.
It's not just his political views. He makes Bob Woodward look like the life of the party. I hope people are right that this is a very temporary choice.
Oh Geeze a Me! I was hoping to vote him out next time he came up for reelection. Ok...I give up, I really am NOT being represented! Sheesh.
Hey Mom, long time no see!
Only one of these adj/nouns describe me...and yet I vote a straight R ticket.
I oppose Martinez for one reason only, he does not have the energy, charm, personality, polish, demeanor, nor confidence to do for the RNC that that has to be done for 2008. I thought Steele had all those qualities I find lacking in Mel. MHO.
The race card gets old. Try pulling a different one out of the deck.
It's all so bizarre. The Repubs better realize they are doing precisely the opposite of what they should.
Pro-Amnesty Martinez... WooHoo... Get out the maracas!!!
Those are excellent points. Operation Peter Pan, IIRC. I didn't look at site. That said - he better be able to go toe to toe with wacky Dean, if Dean will ver show up.
So? I guess their standards are different than mine. Supporting amnesty for illegals (with all the attendant tax $$$), makes you a big govt. subsidizer, in my book. Not allowing us to drill off Florida, but standing around with your finger up your nose as china and cuba do, makes one a worthless liberal, in spite of the acu rating.
I don't know if you are tossing out the race card because you are trying to be funny or you are trying to be profound...you've fallen flat whichever the case may be.
Okay, I have a question. How can you get a perfect ACU rating yet still oppose offshore drilling for oil or gas?
Full speed ahead!! Make hay while the sun shines!! Amnesty, cha-cha-cha!!
I am anti-illegal immigration, but I agree with the reasons you stated regarding his appointment.
Worst news on the home front yet!
The next General Election isn't until 2008 so she'd have the seat for two years. It would drive the libs stark raving mad and throw gasoline on what will already be a wildfire when it comes to the '08 Presidential. The thing is, would Jeb want to go out that way? I don't think so. It would be a delicious back-atcha but too volatile politically.
"GWB is hellbent on amnesty. He knew the plan would infuriate conservatives in a mid-term election year, but he went full-speed ahead."
Bush probably knows that it will be largely the catholic mexican that will be fighting the muslim hordes in the not so far future. Indian will also assist if they don't get nuked by Pakistan. Sides will be drawn by religiously, and the hispanic culture is uniquely Christian based.
News from south of the hood
From yesterday's SDUT
Tijuana plans sister-city pact with Havana
Officials heading to Cuba this week
TIJUANA, Nov. 12 (UNION-TRIBUNE)
A group of Tijuana officials and city council members is expected to travel to Havana, Cuba, this week to sign a declaration formalizing a sister-city relationship with the communist nation's capital.