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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.

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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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51 posted on 11/13/2006 12:21:59 PM PST by Joe Brower (The Constitution defines Conservatism. *NRA*)
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To: unkus

you know, I've been thinking about that lately...

then again, Castro's brother isnt very popular among the political refugees...


52 posted on 11/13/2006 12:22:10 PM PST by Zeppelin (Keep on FReepin' on...)
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To: Tulsa Ramjet
Hahaha. Glad to see the Republicans are taking the right message from the election: The GOP drifted way too far to the right, alienating millions of moderate voters.

Not. The Republican party is a bunch of idiots.
53 posted on 11/13/2006 12:22:26 PM PST by TeenagedConservative
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To: Tulsa Ramjet

And the circular firing squad continues...


54 posted on 11/13/2006 12:22:38 PM PST by Reagan is King (Those who say it cannot be done should not interrupt the people doing it)
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To: PhiKapMom

Chairman of the RNC is a full time job. Must be other stuff in the works.....


55 posted on 11/13/2006 12:22:49 PM PST by windchime (I consider the left one of the fronts on the WOT.)
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To: Tulsa Ramjet

Where? I HATE links that dump me on the general CNN site.


56 posted on 11/13/2006 12:23:15 PM PST by NonValueAdded (Prayers for our patriot brother, 68-69TonkinGulfYachtClub. Brian, we're all pulling for you!)
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To: indylindy

No doubt -

....however unless the Reps start (and stick with) a strong move back toward conservative principles - i.e. that they campaign on and then fail to fulfill more often than not, they will also continue to suffer huge election losses...JMHO


57 posted on 11/13/2006 12:23:30 PM PST by VRWCTexan (History has a long memory - but still repeats itself)
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To: Tulsa Ramjet

DC, Quit messing around and go get Newt. Newt is inveitable now. He told the Old Boys Club they had to run on an agenda. He was right. So WHERE is Newt?


58 posted on 11/13/2006 12:23:43 PM PST by MNJohnnie (The Democrat Party: Hard on Taxpayers, Soft on Terrorism!)
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To: Tulsa Ramjet
Monday, November 13, 2006

Martinez to become new RNC chief

WASHINGTON (CNN) -- Sen. Mel Martinez, a Florida Republican elected in 2004, has accepted an offer by the White House to become the new chairman of the Republican National Committee, three sources tell CNN.

Under the arrangement, Martinez will remain in office and serve as the party's lead spokesman as well as take a major role in fundraising and political outreach, while RNC General Counsel Robert (Mike) Duncan will oversee the committee's day-to-day responsibilities. Duncan is serving his fourth term as a RNC committeeman from Kentucky and was also elected the committee's Treasurer in Jan. 2001.


-- CNN Chief National Correspondent John King
Posted 11/13/2006 03:03:00 PM

59 posted on 11/13/2006 12:24:02 PM PST by George W. Bush
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To: Tulsa Ramjet

A trial lawyer and RINO? Don't think this is a good move...


60 posted on 11/13/2006 12:24:15 PM PST by traviskicks (http://www.neoperspectives.com/optimism_nov8th.htm)
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To: Tulsa Ramjet

WHAT!!??!!
Looks like even if the Republicrats win in '08, conservatism loses with this POS at the helm!


61 posted on 11/13/2006 12:24:20 PM PST by TheKidster
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To: Political Junkie Too

My sentiments exactly!

I hate to say it but Bush is getting on my nerves since the election. I think this is a poor pick because we need someone in the office with energy and charisma.

Didn't like Gates nomination, don't like this one, don't like the new tone crap and what's next?

How can he name a sitting Senator to head this knowing we have a Presidential election coming up that requires a full time RNC Chair. I am beginning to think that the loses in this election don't bother him and he doesn't care if we win in 2008. But then his Dad is now good friends with Bill Clinton it seems. I refrained from posting a lot in the last six months on here because I have not been a happy camper with the Administration but if he is recommending this person to head RNC, then I am not sitting back at all.

Please write your National Committee man and woman and demand they vote against this nomination. He cannot be approved without the support of the National Committee. Also write your Congressmen and two Senators who also could have an influence.


62 posted on 11/13/2006 12:24:30 PM PST by PhiKapMom ( Go Sooners! Thanks Aggies for your 12th Man!)
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To: Tulsa Ramjet

Steele said the other day on FOX that the decision was one the President as the head of the party makes, that if he wanted him to serve he would be pleased.... guess the President had ideas 180 from many of us.


63 posted on 11/13/2006 12:24:40 PM PST by Arizona Carolyn
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To: Tulsa Ramjet
info@gop.com

Okay, this is the best email address I could find from the GOP website. If anyone else knows a better address, PLEASE post it. We really need to let Republicans know what we think about this.

64 posted on 11/13/2006 12:25:27 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: PhiKapMom

Consider this one, though ... Mel resigns his seat to head the RNC and JEB APPOINTS KATHERINE HARRIS as his replacement!!! (Nah, I think there would need to be a special election and we all know how deep the bench is when it comes to republican Senatorial candidates in Florida.) Is this the day my W Oval comes off the car???


65 posted on 11/13/2006 12:26:12 PM PST by NonValueAdded (Prayers for our patriot brother, 68-69TonkinGulfYachtClub. Brian, we're all pulling for you!)
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To: RexBeach; All

Umm, no.

http://www.tampabay.com/blogs/buzz/2006/06/mel-martinezs-rising-star.html

ACU named him 2005's Best and Brightest. He's got 100% from the ACU.


66 posted on 11/13/2006 12:26:24 PM PST by zbigreddogz
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To: Munson

"Just starve the RNC for cash."
----

May I suggest the Club For Growth?:
http://www.clubforgrowth.org/about.php


67 posted on 11/13/2006 12:26:30 PM PST by traviskicks (http://www.neoperspectives.com/optimism_nov8th.htm)
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To: All
*** HOW Boring colorless, drab, dreary, dry, dull, flat, insipid, lackluster, lifeless, spiritless, tedious, unanimated, uninspired, vapid, wearisome... = ANOTHER CHERTOFF ****

Who made this choice? does anyone know?.. fire him! :)

Synonyms: boring, colorless, drab, dreary, dry, dull, flat, insipid, lackluster, lifeless, spiritless, tedious, unanimated, uninspired, vapid, wearisome

68 posted on 11/13/2006 12:26:35 PM PST by ElPatriota (Let's not forget, we are all still friends despite our differences)
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To: Tulsa Ramjet

Well, at least he's not being mentioned as a possible Supreme Court nominee again. Of course at the rate things are going the next Supreme Court nominee will be Lynne Stewart.


69 posted on 11/13/2006 12:27:08 PM PST by garv
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To: Txsleuth

ping

I imagine you have a list you can ping to this thread.


70 posted on 11/13/2006 12:27:14 PM PST by Arizona Carolyn
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To: Zeppelin
I dont know anything about this dude.

100% from the ACU.

Named 2005's Best and Brightest.

71 posted on 11/13/2006 12:27:15 PM PST by zbigreddogz
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To: Arizona Carolyn
Time to start telling conservatives to fund Club For Growth and their conservative candidates and never give money to the RNC. They can't be trusted with our money.
72 posted on 11/13/2006 12:27:18 PM PST by George W. Bush
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To: ken5050

He has to be approved by a vote of the Republican National Committee. Each state elects a National Committee man and woman, I believe the State GOP Chair sits on the committee, and if it is like the State GOP's, the elected national officials also sit on the Committee. It takes a majority vote of the committee to approve the President's recommendation.

I will go check to see if there are others who sit on the Committee but we need to start right now with an effort to derail this nomination. We need a full time RNC Chair IMO!


73 posted on 11/13/2006 12:27:24 PM PST by PhiKapMom ( Go Sooners! Thanks Aggies for your 12th Man!)
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To: Tulsa Ramjet

Bob Dole was a U.S. senator and the RNC chairman, 1973-'74.


74 posted on 11/13/2006 12:27:45 PM PST by PhilCollins
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To: Tulsa Ramjet

Here's why old Mel got the White House nod....

Voted in favor of bill to increase immigration and grant amnesty to illegal aliens in 2006.

Sen. Martinez voted in favor of final passage of S. 2611, the Comprehensive Immigration Reform Act of 2006. S. 2611 would dramatically change most occupations and communities in America with the largest movement of foreign workers in world history. Specifically, S. 2611 would: reward approximately 10.2 million illegal aliens with an amnesty allowing them to permanently take American jobs and become U.S. citizens; double legal immigration from 1 million to 2 million a year; give out permanent green cards to up to 66 million foreign workers and dependents over the next 20 years. The main difference in terms of numbers between the final version of S. 2611 and the version of the bill when the cloture motion was invoked was that the Bingaman Amendment to cap the number of employment-based visas for workers, spouses and children at 650,000 was adopted after cloture but before final passage. Robert Rector of the Heritage Foundation estimates that the Bingaman Amendment would reduce employment-based visas available under S. 2611 by about 150,000 a year. S. 2611 passed by a vote of 62 to 36.

http://profiles.numbersusa.com/improfile.php3?DistSend=FL&VIPID=1156


75 posted on 11/13/2006 12:27:45 PM PST by bordergal (John)
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To: PhiKapMom

It's almost like the Pubbie leadership is completely unwilling to take politics seriously. They would rather keep the old guard in a minority role than bring in new blood to take back control.


76 posted on 11/13/2006 12:28:01 PM PST by dirtboy (Objects in tagline are closer than they appear)
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To: Tulsa Ramjet

I thought Steele was nominated for this position.


77 posted on 11/13/2006 12:28:03 PM PST by diamond6 (Everyone who is for abortion has been born. Ronald Reagan)
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To: Tulsa Ramjet

I'm so excited!
I just can't hide it!

I'm about to lose control and I think I.....zzzzz.


78 posted on 11/13/2006 12:28:27 PM PST by rightinthemiddle (Without the Media, the Left and Islamofacists are Nothing.)
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To: George W. Bush

I'm still ticked off that the RNC refused to give Graf any money because he didn't walk the party line on immigration. He could have won with funding.


79 posted on 11/13/2006 12:28:30 PM PST by Arizona Carolyn
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To: Tulsa Ramjet

What happened to Michael Steele?


80 posted on 11/13/2006 12:28:35 PM PST by GatorRN (Air Force wife and proud of it!)
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To: Tulsa Ramjet

Who decides this? what's the policy on appointing folks?


81 posted on 11/13/2006 12:28:37 PM PST by dogbyte12
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To: ElPatriota
*** HOW Boring colorless, drab, dreary, dry, dull, flat, insipid, lackluster, lifeless, spiritless, tedious, unanimated, uninspired, vapid, wearisome... = ANOTHER CHERTOFF ****

And they both want a guest worker plan. What an amazing coincidence.

82 posted on 11/13/2006 12:28:41 PM PST by truthkeeper (It's the borders, stupid.)
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To: All

NO, NO, please tell me this is not so... NO NO NO.

He is 100% pro-amnesty. He'd bring them all here tomorrow if he could.

This is horrible.


83 posted on 11/13/2006 12:29:01 PM PST by MrRights
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To: Munson
Just starve the RNC for cash.

I haven't sent them anything in so long, I'd have to ask them to send me money...

84 posted on 11/13/2006 12:29:04 PM PST by Corin Stormhands (Attention 2008 Candidates: This tagline for rent.)
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To: George W. Bush

and..... why not JD Hayworth? He's out of work right now.


85 posted on 11/13/2006 12:29:07 PM PST by Arizona Carolyn
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To: Owl_Eagle

Mel got a 100% from the American Conservative Union 2005
http://www.conservative.org/archive2/senate.asp. I wouldn't call him a RINO


86 posted on 11/13/2006 12:29:16 PM PST by duckhunter1999
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To: PhiKapMom
How in the world can our leadership continue to make mistakes like this.. Mel is Cuban, Floridian, etc... but he cannot plan a picnic.. is not interested in or knowledgeable Re: economics, global commerce, key domestic issues and on top of it all... does not or cannot listen worth a darn to American hopes/dreams/visions.. has not had the capacity to actually hire competent staff (remember the insane staffing in his first year?)how in the heck can he possibly lead our party... has George gone totally nutz???
87 posted on 11/13/2006 12:29:17 PM PST by Fritzy
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To: monkeywrench

A guy with 100% from the ACU is too far left?!?!

Good grief, who ISN'T too far left then?


88 posted on 11/13/2006 12:29:19 PM PST by zbigreddogz
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To: Tulsa Ramjet

I'm surprised they didn't appoint Vicente Fox.


89 posted on 11/13/2006 12:29:28 PM PST by jpl (Victorious warriors win first, then go to war; defeated warriors go to war first, then seek to win.)
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To: Joe Brower

You got to be F'N kidding me!?!?

Uggggggggg.......


90 posted on 11/13/2006 12:29:40 PM PST by OXENinFLA
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To: Jim Robinson

Did you see this yet?

:-(


91 posted on 11/13/2006 12:29:45 PM PST by little jeremiah (Jesus' message is not "BUY MORE STUFF"!)
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To: bordergal

You're right!


92 posted on 11/13/2006 12:30:01 PM PST by Arizona Carolyn
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To: ken5050

First part of the rules:

Officers of the Republican National Committee
(a) The officers of the Republican National Committee shall consist of:

(1) A chairman and a co-chairman of the opposite sex who shall be elected by the members of the Republican National Committee. Except as otherwise ordered by a majority of the members of the Republican National Committee present and voting on the matter, the chairman and the co-chairman shall be full-time, paid employees of the Republican National Committee. The chairman shall be the chief executive officer of the Republican National Committee. The chairman or co-chairman may be removed from office only by a two-thirds (2/3) vote of the entire Republican National Committee.

(2) Eight (8) vice chairmen, comprising one (1) man and one (1) woman from each of the following four (4) regions:

(i) The Western States Association: Alaska, American Samoa, Arizona, California, Colorado, Guam, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, Northern Mariana Islands, Oregon, Utah, Washington, and Wyoming;

(ii) The Midwestern States Association: Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, Ohio, South Dakota, and Wisconsin;

(iii) The Northeastern States Association: Connecticut, Delaware, the District of Columbia, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Puerto Rico, Rhode Island, Vermont, and the Virgin Islands; and

(iv) The Southern States Association: Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, and West Virginia.

(3) A secretary, a treasurer, and such other officers as the Republican National Committee shall deem necessary, all to be elected by the Republican National Committee.

(b) The chairman, co-chairman, and all other officers shall be elected in January of each odd-numbered year. All officers, except the vice chairmen, shall be nominated from the floor and shall have at least the majority vote of the Republican National Committee members in each of three (3) states in order to have their names placed in nomination. There shall be no nominating committee.

(c) The eight (8) vice chairmen shall be elected at regional caucuses by the Republican National Committee members of the four (4) regions and shall be residents of and Republican National Committee members from their respective regions. The election shall take place in January of each odd-numbered year. The election of vice chairmen shall not require confirmation by the Republican National Committee.

(d) The chairman shall appoint a general counsel for the Republican National Committee, who will also serve as counsel to committees and subcommittees of the Republican National Committee, and a chairman of the Republican Finance Committee, both of whom shall be confirmed by the Republican National Committee and shall serve at the will of the chairman. In the event of the death, resignation, disqualification or disability of the chairman of the Republican National Committee, the general counsel for the Republican National Committee and the chairman of the Republican Finance Committee shall continue to serve in office until such time as the vacancy in the chairmanship has been filled pursuant to Rule 4(c) and his or her successor is appointed by the new chairman of the Republican National Committee and confirmed by the Republican National Committee.


93 posted on 11/13/2006 12:30:09 PM PST by PhiKapMom ( Go Sooners! Thanks Aggies for your 12th Man!)
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To: Tulsa Ramjet

This is a travesty. It looks like the GOP is learning absolutely nothing from last Tuesday.


94 posted on 11/13/2006 12:30:29 PM PST by kevkrom (John F'n Kerry's 'apology': "I'm sorry you were too stupid to realize I wasn't calling you stupid.")
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To: PhiKapMom

So the RNC is shooting themselves in the foot, only aiming much higher.

Sound Taps.

Or, as Dandy Don Merideth used to sing on Monday Night Football, "Turn out the Lights, the Party's Over".


95 posted on 11/13/2006 12:30:29 PM PST by savedbygrace (SECURE THE BORDERS FIRST (I'M YELLING ON PURPOSE))
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To: Arizona Carolyn

Because he's a loser.

And not a loser like Steele, who lost an incredibly difficult race that where the deck was stacked against him. A loser who lost a race he was almost incapable of losing.

Hayworth and Allen are the two biggest losers in the US for 2006.


96 posted on 11/13/2006 12:30:37 PM PST by zbigreddogz
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To: Tulsa Ramjet
I guess he can be GOP chair as an active senator?

Ole Mel hasn't been too active as a Senator. He has been pretty much in cognito since taking office.

97 posted on 11/13/2006 12:30:44 PM PST by khenrich (Ironically, Gore notes that he has run for president twice and says: "I know what it takes to win.?)
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To: George W. Bush

This year, I got a letter from the Republican Senatorial Campaign Committee, and they asked for a donation. I wrote, "I won't give you any money because you might give it to RINO's, including Lincoln Chaffee or Olympia Snowe."


98 posted on 11/13/2006 12:30:53 PM PST by PhilCollins
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To: truthkeeper
And they both want a guest worker plan. What an amazing coincidence...

Oh boy.. we're in trouble [sigh]

99 posted on 11/13/2006 12:30:55 PM PST by ElPatriota (Let's not forget, we are all still friends despite our differences)
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To: zbigreddogz; duckhunter1999
This has nothing to do with his voting record.

Most of the people here have a problem with his surname.

100 posted on 11/13/2006 12:30:58 PM PST by COEXERJ145 (Just one day without polls would be nice.)
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