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Martinez to quit RNC job [Pro-Amnesty RNC Chairman to Step Down - WooHoo!]
Orlando Sentinel ^ | 2 October 2007 | Mark K. Matthews

Posted on 10/03/2007 3:58:17 PM PDT by Spiff

WASHINGTON - U.S. Sen. Mel Martinez of Florida, who took over as the first Hispanic chairman of the Republican National Committee earlier this year with a pledge to reach out to minorities, is expected to resign the post early next year.

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


TOPICS: News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: aliens; bushlackey; gop; immigrantlist; immigration; martinez; rino; rinobush; rnc; saynotornc
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WooHoo!!!

1 posted on 10/03/2007 3:58:21 PM PDT by Spiff
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To: Spiff

BUMP


2 posted on 10/03/2007 4:00:13 PM PDT by stephenjohnbanker (Pray for, and support our troops(heroes) !! And vote out the RINO's!!)
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To: Spiff
Martinez's decision comes as his party is receiving increasing criticism for ignoring -- or castigating -- minority groups, often while criticizing an immigration-reform package that Martinez, along with President Bush, supported.

Why is the republican party so worried about losing the illegal alien vote?

Anyone see a problem here?

3 posted on 10/03/2007 4:02:54 PM PDT by donna (They hand off my culture & citizenship to criminals & then call me racist for objecting?)
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To: Spiff

Wasn’t the announcement made last week?


4 posted on 10/03/2007 4:05:52 PM PDT by A_Tradition_Continues (THE NEXT GENERATION CONSERVATIVE)
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To: Spiff

Newt suggested that a better way to oppose the Democrats on immigration is to push for English only as the official language. He said that this has almost 100% support of the voters and Hillary opposes it.


5 posted on 10/03/2007 4:05:57 PM PDT by Eva
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To: Spiff

Their pocketbook is hurting since he took over.


6 posted on 10/03/2007 4:08:20 PM PDT by donnab (Saving liberal brains...one moron at a time.)
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To: Spiff

Hasta la vista, jackass.


7 posted on 10/03/2007 4:10:11 PM PDT by Petronski (Congratulations Tribe! AL Central Champs)
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To: Spiff

Good. Now if he can start acting like a conservative again...


8 posted on 10/03/2007 4:10:43 PM PDT by Normal4me
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To: Eva

Newt is spot on here!


9 posted on 10/03/2007 4:10:57 PM PDT by stephenjohnbanker (Pray for, and support our troops(heroes) !! And vote out the RINO's!!)
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To: Spiff
Why does the web site have this guy as chairman?


10 posted on 10/03/2007 4:14:09 PM PDT by TexasCajun
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To: TexasCajun
www.GOP.com
11 posted on 10/03/2007 4:15:51 PM PDT by TexasCajun
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To: stephenjohnbanker

Soory Mel you did not get enough pecos to do the job.


12 posted on 10/03/2007 4:16:23 PM PDT by jocko12
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To: Spiff

The sooner the better


13 posted on 10/03/2007 4:16:48 PM PDT by taxesareforever (Never forget Matt Maupin)
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To: donna
Why is the republican party so worried about losing the illegal alien vote?

Anyone see a problem here?

ya, like since when did they get the RIGHT to vote??!!!!!

14 posted on 10/03/2007 4:16:50 PM PDT by pollywog (Joshua 1:9 Have not I commanded thee? Be strong and of a good courage; be not afraid,)
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To: Spiff

Good news!


15 posted on 10/03/2007 4:17:10 PM PDT by Fledermaus (Are we there yet?)
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To: Spiff

Martinez’ resignation can’t happen soon enough for me.

Now, if we can just get Daffy Duck to run against him in the next election, we’ll have a Disney character as a Florida Senator. A decided improvement.


16 posted on 10/03/2007 4:17:31 PM PDT by vetsvette (Bring Him Back)
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To: Spiff
Why is Martinez holding on until next year? He should be gone yesterday!

He is a disaster for the GOP, and we knew he would be fronm the beginning. He is a major reason RNC donations are in the toilet. I know I won't donate a cent until he's long gone.

If Steele were in charge, the GOP would be cruising at full throttle. But then, the GOP didn't get the moniker of the "Stupid Party" for nothing!

17 posted on 10/03/2007 4:19:59 PM PDT by Gritty (Mexico does not end at its borders. Where there is a Mexican there is Mexico-Pres. Filipe Calderon)
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To: jocko12

Who is taking his place?

Another pro amnesty guy?


18 posted on 10/03/2007 4:20:09 PM PDT by stephenjohnbanker (Pray for, and support our troops(heroes) !! And vote out the RINO's!!)
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To: Spiff
Here's hoping we've got Michael Steele on the klan-fone speed dial.

Owl_Eagle

If what I just wrote made you sad or angry,
it was probably just a joke.

19 posted on 10/03/2007 4:21:41 PM PDT by South Hawthorne (In Memory of my Dear Friend Henry Lee II)
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To: Spiff

Give the job to Michael Steele.


20 posted on 10/03/2007 4:21:52 PM PDT by fkabuckeyesrule (Revenge begins on December 22nd!!!!!)
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To: Owl_Eagle

great minds......


21 posted on 10/03/2007 4:23:23 PM PDT by fkabuckeyesrule (Revenge begins on December 22nd!!!!!)
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To: vetsvette

Or Donald, even ;)


22 posted on 10/03/2007 4:27:12 PM PDT by ECM (Government is a make-work program for lawyers.)
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To: Owl_Eagle
Steele would be good.

How about Newt? :)

23 posted on 10/03/2007 4:27:54 PM PDT by TheBigB (I'm back. I'm bad. Get used to it.)
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To: TheBigB

Agreed. Newt.


24 posted on 10/03/2007 4:30:24 PM PDT by Jet Jaguar (Who would the terrorists vote for?)
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To: Spiff
Gads they're stupid: they should have fired him - publicly and loudly - for being a moron.

That would be the quickest way to win back a little of the support he lost them.

25 posted on 10/03/2007 4:33:50 PM PDT by Psycho_Bunny
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To: Gritty

If Steele were in charge, the GOP would be cruising at full throttle.

I don’t really know what most in the GOP would think of Steele leading the RNC, but, I said after the 2006 elections that I would like to see Steele in the post.


26 posted on 10/03/2007 4:44:34 PM PDT by Wuli
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To: TheBigB

Not Newt. He would be great working in a top role for the leader of the RNC, but not as the leader of the RNC. I think his ideas and sense of strategy could be very useful, advising the GOP leader. He seems to not want such a role. Our loss and his.


27 posted on 10/03/2007 4:47:56 PM PDT by Wuli
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To: donna

ALL of the Washington D.C. club has become power-hungry and elitist. All of them. They don’t know what nor care about life in “flyover” country.


28 posted on 10/03/2007 4:51:04 PM PDT by Clock King (Bring the noise!)
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To: Spiff

YAY!


29 posted on 10/03/2007 4:55:41 PM PDT by Guenevere (Duncan Hunter...President '08)
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To: Spiff

Martinez managed to do more harm than all of the Republican Party’s adversaries.


30 posted on 10/03/2007 5:02:28 PM PDT by popdonnelly (Get Reid and Harkin out of the Senate.)
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To: Spiff

31 posted on 10/03/2007 5:11:28 PM PDT by RasterMaster (Rudy McRomneyson = KENNEDY wing of the Republican Party)
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To: Spiff

My mother used to tell me, “Don’t put off ‘til tommorrow what you can do today.”


32 posted on 10/03/2007 6:25:50 PM PDT by sig226 (New additions to the list of democrat criminals - see my profile)
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To: fkabuckeyesrule

Give the job to Newt or DeLay.


33 posted on 10/03/2007 6:27:03 PM PDT by EQAndyBuzz
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To: Spiff

Takes the GOP awhile doesn’t it?


34 posted on 10/03/2007 6:44:38 PM PDT by stevio ((NRA))
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To: Spiff

He (Martinez) should never have been Chairman of the RNC.

He’d best be replaced by a true Conservative, and should be replaced NOW, not next year.

We need the Republican Party Conservative. Oust all RINO’s.


35 posted on 10/03/2007 6:49:01 PM PDT by rockinqsranch (Dems, Libs, Socialists...call 'em what you will...They ALL have fairies livin' in their trees.)
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To: Spiff

Not the latest news:

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1904518/posts
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1904060/posts


36 posted on 10/03/2007 8:09:18 PM PDT by upchuck (Hildabeaste as Prez... unimaginable, devastating misery!)
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To: Spiff
Resigning, my foot. He's being eased out with cover to save face.

A national chairman for either party is mostly a figurehead. Others do the day-day-operations.

The chairman is brought in to be a rainmake, i.e. to rake in the contributions from the heavy hitters as well as the average GOPer.

However, Martinez' term has been marked by a rebellion among donors and he has made about as much rain as there is sweat on an alligator swimming in the Okefenokee Swamp.

Leni

37 posted on 10/03/2007 8:20:03 PM PDT by MinuteGal ("I don't believe anything MoveOn.org or Rush Limbaugh says" (Geraldo Rivera))
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To: Spiff

My Florida senator Mel Martinez is a p.o.s. amnesty turd.
During the amnesty deal I sent him an e-mail stating my opposition and he sent me a request for a donation to the D.N.C.
He has done nothing for my state or my country as far as I am concerned and has hurt the republican party.


38 posted on 10/04/2007 3:42:11 AM PDT by Joe Boucher (An enemy of Islam)
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To: Gritty
He is a disaster for the GOP, and we knew he would be fronm the beginning. He is a major reason RNC donations are in the toilet. I know I won't donate a cent until he's long gone.

He only got in there due to GWBush and Rove and their grande strategy of tying GOP fortunes to pandering to Hispanics and illegal and the illegal alien lobby. What a mess.

39 posted on 10/04/2007 3:52:05 AM PDT by dennisw (France needs a new kind of immigrant one who is "selected, not endured" - Sarkozy)
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To: Spiff

Good!


40 posted on 10/04/2007 3:53:31 AM PDT by sauropod ("Nobody has time for your priceless prose. Get to the point.")
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To: Joe Boucher
My Florida senator Mel Martinez is a p.o.s. amnesty turd.

Dittos!! This guy is my Senator too. Totally useless except that he's better than a Democrat

41 posted on 10/04/2007 3:54:36 AM PDT by dennisw (France needs a new kind of immigrant one who is "selected, not endured" - Sarkozy)
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To: dennisw

No,
He’s just a hair better then Betty Castor who was the president of U.S.F. and a defender of Sami Al Aren.

Wow, not too many folks are worse then her.
Pretty stark statement when you say that the best Florida could come up with to run for the senate was Betty Castor(palestinian funds raiser) and Mel Martinez(an amnesty turd who I wouldn’t let walk my dog).


42 posted on 10/04/2007 10:20:18 AM PDT by Joe Boucher (An enemy of Islam)
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To: Spiff
What? He can't get outta there sooner?

Bump his behind to the curb, pronto.

43 posted on 10/04/2007 10:26:36 AM PDT by Just another Joe (Warning: FReeping can be addictive and helpful to your mental health)
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To: Joe Boucher

I get bad vibes from Mel Martinez. That he’s a thug and a nasty piece of work


44 posted on 10/04/2007 1:59:45 PM PDT by dennisw (France needs a new kind of immigrant one who is "selected, not endured" - Nicholas Sarkozy)
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To: Spiff
". . . is expected to resign the post early next year."

Which means months more of incompetence and misdirection for the leadership of the Republican Party. As long as he is there, the only money coming in will be the Bush Pesos.

But don't expect any improvement - the RNC head is usually picked by an incimbent President, and Bush will just appoint another amnesty zealot to the post.

Republicans better get ready for a complete wipeout next year - as bad as 1974-76. It will be a horrible 4-6 years, but it may be the cleansing act needed to return the party to its roots and beliefs.

Without Carter and the Watergate Congress we never would have gotten Reagan.

45 posted on 10/05/2007 10:07:06 AM PDT by oldbill
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To: Just another Joe

If Martinez resigns, whom should his replacement be? I hope that he’ll be replaced by Asa Hutchinson. He’s a conservative who was the U.S. Attorney for Arkansas, 1982-’86; Chairman of the Ark. GOP, 1993-’97; U.S. Rep., 1997-2001; Head of the Drug Enforcement Agency, 2001-’03; and a Deputy Secretary of Homeland Security, 2003-’05.


46 posted on 10/08/2007 10:43:58 AM PDT by PhilCollins
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To: oldbill

Bookmarking.


47 posted on 10/08/2007 10:50:13 AM PDT by roses of sharon
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To: TexasCajun

IIRC Duncan is a good guy from what other freepers said, from Kentucky I think. He did a really good job building up the party on a local level. He didn’t have enough name recognition to do it all on his own.

However I know nothing of where he stands on issues. Can’t remember, that. But he was doing a lot of mentoring of college students to get them started in the business world, maybe helping them start businesses. He used to work for a bank in a rural area IIRC [again].

You asked a good question. When his name came up I didn’t hear anything negative about him from anyone who knew anything of him.


48 posted on 10/08/2007 10:56:48 AM PDT by daylilly
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If Martinez resigns, whom should his replacement be?

Well, let's see, any one of the Presidential hopefulls, minus Ron Paul, couldn't do a WORSE job.

49 posted on 10/08/2007 11:53:21 AM PDT by Just another Joe (Warning: FReeping can be addictive and helpful to your mental health)
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To: Just another Joe

I agree with you about Rep. Paul. I was in the navy, and I worked near Baghdad, in the Triangle of Death, for six months. I hoped that all Americans supported my unit’s mission of killing and capturing terrorists, but Paul didn’t support us.


50 posted on 10/08/2007 12:18:12 PM PDT by PhilCollins
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