Skip to comments.Martinez to quit RNC job [Pro-Amnesty RNC Chairman to Step Down - WooHoo!]
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.
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Why is the republican party so worried about losing the illegal alien vote?
Anyone see a problem here?
Wasn’t the announcement made last week?
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.
Their pocketbook is hurting since he took over.
Hasta la vista, jackass.
Good. Now if he can start acting like a conservative again...
Newt is spot on here!
Soory Mel you did not get enough pecos to do the job.
The sooner the better
Anyone see a problem here?
ya, like since when did they get the RIGHT to vote??!!!!!
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.
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!
Who is taking his place?
Another pro amnesty guy?
If what I just wrote made you sad or angry,
it was probably just a joke.
Give the job to Michael Steele.
Or Donald, even ;)
How about Newt? :)
That would be the quickest way to win back a little of the support he lost them.
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.
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.
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.
Martinez managed to do more harm than all of the Republican Party’s adversaries.
My mother used to tell me, “Don’t put off ‘til tommorrow what you can do today.”
Give the job to Newt or DeLay.
Takes the GOP awhile doesn’t it?
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.
Not the latest news:
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.
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.
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.
Dittos!! This guy is my Senator too. Totally useless except that he's better than a Democrat
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).
Bump his behind to the curb, pronto.
I get bad vibes from Mel Martinez. That he’s a thug and a nasty piece of work
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.
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.
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.
Well, let's see, any one of the Presidential hopefulls, minus Ron Paul, couldn't do a WORSE job.
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.