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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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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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To: PhilCollins
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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To: Joe Boucher
>> 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). <<

Ummmm, no.

Once again you seem to have selective amnesia about the PRIMARY election that ear. Florida had the following people ALL come up and run for the Senate: Betty Castor, Peter Deutsch, Alex Penelas, Bernard Klein, Mel Martinez, Bill McCollum, Doug Gallagher, Johnnie Byrd, Karen Saull, Sonya March, and Larry Klayman.

It's not as though Martinez and Castro were the "only" people on the planet to file for the Senate that year, therefore forcing ALL Republicans to vote for Martinez.

Florida Republicans could have EASILY avoided the Martinez/Castro matchup situtation by simply nominating a different Republican (and they had half a dozen to choose from) for the Senate.

You can thank your fellow Republican grassroot voters for Martinez, and the many "true conservative" freepers on this board who worked their butt off to nominate him, denouncing current Florida Attorney General Bill McCollum as an "unelectable loser who will never win statewide" and a "gun-grabbing RINO sellout who is the darling of the radicial homosexuals"

51 posted on 10/19/2007 3:48:43 PM PDT by BillyBoy (FACT: Governors win. Senators DON'T. Those who do not learn from history are doomed to repeat it)
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To: Joe Boucher; Clintonfatigued
>> 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). <<

Ummmm, no.

Once again you seem to have selective amnesia about the PRIMARY election that year. Florida had the following people ALL come up and run for the Senate: Betty Castor, Peter Deutsch, Alex Penelas, Bernard Klein, Mel Martinez, Bill McCollum, Doug Gallagher, Johnnie Byrd, Karen Saull, Sonya March, and Larry Klayman.

It's not as though Martinez and Castro were the "only" people on the planet to file for the Senate that year, therefore forcing ALL Republicans to vote for Martinez.

Florida Republicans could have EASILY avoided the Martinez/Castro matchup situtation by simply nominating a different Republican (and they had half a dozen to choose from) for the Senate.

You can thank your fellow Republican grassroot voters for Martinez, and the many "true conservative" freepers on this board who worked their butt off to nominate him, denouncing current Florida Attorney General Bill McCollum as an "unelectable loser who will never win statewide" and a "gun-grabbing RINO sellout who is the darling of the radicial homosexuals"

52 posted on 10/19/2007 3:50:20 PM PDT by BillyBoy (FACT: Governors win. Senators DON'T. Those who do not learn from history are doomed to repeat it)
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To: BillyBoy

mel won when G.W. stepped in with his full support.


53 posted on 10/21/2007 4:48:54 PM PDT by Joe Boucher (An enemy of Islam)
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To: Joe Boucher
Mel won when the conservative grassroots stepped in with full support and hailed him as a "true conservative", then promptly stabbed Bill McCollum in the back and proclaimed he was a "gun grabber" and "darling of the homosexual movement" for only agreeing with them 95% of the time. Of course Mel told them EXACTLY what they wanted to hear, and they bought his lies hook, line and sinker.

If the useful idiot wing of conservatism hadn't cast their lot with Martinez, he would have had as much success in the primary as Harriet Miers did with her Supreme Court nomination.

Being a hand-picked Bush puppet does not guarantee victory.

54 posted on 10/21/2007 5:10:13 PM PDT by BillyBoy (FACT: Governors win. Senators DON'T. Those who do not learn from history are doomed to repeat it)
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To: BillyBoy

In Florida?
Get a grip.\

Popular gov. brother.
Buds with Martinez.
President gets his man.


55 posted on 10/22/2007 1:45:22 PM PDT by Joe Boucher (An enemy of Islam)
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