Skip to comments.Ideology Steers RNC Chairman Race
Posted on 12/27/2008 9:57:48 AM PST by St. Louis Conservative
A battle for the soul of the Republican Party has spilled over into the contest for national committee chairman, as conservative members are prodding candidates to shift their way.
Now that the presidential campaign is over and the congressional leadership elections are settled, conservative activists are turning to the race for chairman as their next chance to shape the party.
Already, one candidate has come under fire for his association with a centrist organization, while a group of prominent RNC members is set to put others through an exhaustive test of their personal conservatism.
"It's important that the chairman be in line with the principles of the Republican Party as expressed in its platform, and that means the person is a conservative," said Indiana National Committeeman Jim Bopp, a prominent Republican lawyer. "It's important that the chairman wants to unite all strands of conservatism, because that's where we went wrong. We went wrong by not being faithful to our conservative principles."
Bopp, along with nearly half the voting members of the committee, has established the Conservative Steering Committee, which will meet with candidates Jan. 6 and hold a straw poll to determine whether each candidate is conservative enough to serve as chairman. The group is semi-exclusive, with some RNC members invited to join while others have had to ask to be let in.
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We went wrong by not being faithful to our conservative principles.”
How very well put. The wallet stays closed as long as McLame, Powell, and the likes have any influence.
They can call when they are conservative. Again.
I don’t even answer the phone when they pop up on the caller ID.
Micheal Steele is fine too. This article is making hay over nothing.
I’m also for Ken Blackwell although I’d like to hear what all the candidates have to say in that Jan. 6 meeting.
Micheal Steele...he’s got my vote!
**They can call when they are conservative. Again.**
The Republican’s behavior over the last 8 years say that ...”I’m NOT WELCOME at the GOP!”
With that said, not only has my wallet closed, my GOP membership card has been RETURNED. IF I cannot admit without embarassment that I’m a GOP, I am now an INDEPENDENT CONSERVATIVE!!!
This is exactly my own position, and has been since the Contract With America went south some years ago. (Let's hear it for Caller ID!!)
There is nothing centrist about someone who wants to promote abortion rights or sexual activism. It is one thing to say I do not feel comfortable or compelled to fight the battle but another thing entirely to be leading the charge the other way.
Whitman’s group is the problem. They aren’t merely centrist on social issues they would have tax payers funding abortions, and promoting the gay agenda as well as move us back towards the “compassionate conservatism” crap that led us to the sad state we are in.
There should be a litmus test and that is one of integrity and honor and one can not have that and promote the ugly behaviors and procedures that are destroying not only the unborn and the weak but destroying the sense of humanity and decency that places man above the common animal. We should not aspire to the lowest common denominator. We should not seek to make those who choose bad decisions feel better about them. There is no compassion in becoming a nation of enablers.
I agree wholeheartedly with your comments. We need a strong leader who will face off against Liberals, the MSM, and RINO’s. If not, our beloved country will be no more. It’s that dire and that imperative!!!
Bopp is a sellout. He’s Romney’s straw boss.
Wake up conservatives. They’re setting you up for more mere lip service.
****(Let’s hear it for Caller ID!!)****
NO, I answer it so that I can TELL THEM
** IF I cannot admit without embarassment that Im a GOP, I am now an INDEPENDENT CONSERVATIVE**
I agree. We need a leader and so far I have seen none.
So am I.
They remind me of the leaders of the Presbyterian Church, completely out of touch with the grass roots of the organization.
Who holds the charter for the Republican Party and has anyone ever seen it?
“Bopp is a sellout. Hes Romneys straw boss.
Wake up conservatives. Theyre setting you up for more mere lip service.”
Oh for heaven sakes, can it for once with your Romney hatred. You make me sick.
Remember, even after the soi-disant Republican Richard Nixon, who instituted wage-and-price controls for god's sake, not to mention Watergate and Gerry 'wipe my drool' Ford's pardon, the Republican Party re-captured the Presidency with Ronaldus Magnus. Of course, 4 years of Jimmy 'I never saw a oil crisis I didn't like' Carter had something to do with it.
I'm not sayin' Zero will govern down to the standards of Carter, but ya gotta admit the possibility is there!
The question is, can we survive that long?
Anyone? Anyone? Bueller?
This is very good news.
As if this is a bad thing..this is why YOU (and I and anyone) should ~never~! listen to the liberal media (including The Hill comentators..).
Romney “Hatred” to oppose his rank liberalism-OK can we PLEASE cut the adhominim and converse on issues instead!?
Romney is a liberal, I don’t want his friend as RNC chair as well..
Romney Hatred to oppose his rank liberalism-OK can we PLEASE cut the adhominim and converse on issues instead!?
Romney is a liberal, I dont want his friend as RNC chair as well..
Your “friend” was not talking issues, he was talking the same Romney hatred he spews on every thread that Romney is mentioned on. He is a Romney hater. If you want to wear blinders, feel free. But facts are facts. Look up EV’s track record of comments for proof. But something tells me you already know this. You are of his same ilk, I suspect. Ok, now YOU go back to the issues, and YOU can the Romney talk.
You might want to check Steele's record. Check his voting record and also check on some of the things the says. He is pretty much a RINO IMO.
**the Republican Party re-captured the Presidency with Ronaldus Magnus. **
After the debacle of the Carter Regime, a trained CHIMPANZEE could have beaten CARTER.
Therefore, the presidency of Ronald REAGAN was a DIVINE BLESSING, and a DIVINE INTERVENTION sent by GOD To straighten us out. I guess the USA did NOT want to listen.
So attack me now..real class.
No I don’t personally know “my friend” neither did I know his supposed alleged ROMNEY hatred record.
I DO however believe Romney a liberal (backed by his record, and statements).
I wouldn’t want him as our nom, nor controlling the RNC.
He's a soft-spoken gentlemen (as in the Ronald Reagan tradition) but no push over.
Conservative Republican to the core; faithful Christian husband and loving father; stood down corrupt democRATS attempting to steal elections as Sec'y of State for Ohio and would wonderfully represent all Republicans without selling out to the "mod" RINOs.
If there actually is serious fighting among all of the candidates for RNC Chair, then bring it on, please, and let all of them successfully resolve all of their problems asap! It really is much better to get everything that may be controversial out of the way asap, so that the best person and best candidate for RNC Chair really will be picked, I seriously hope and pray!
Anyone who would call themselves a conservative and still support the most liberal Governor in the history of the republic, and his takeover of the Republican Party, is already sick. I'm simply diagnosing the disease.
Just how do you think we got the RNC? They're elected by those attending conventions in each state. If you're not happy with who they elected, then you have to look at the grassroots for someone to blame.
Well I hate to admit it but I have no idea was elected from my district. I bet I’m not alone.
Do you know who are your national committee woman and national committee man from your state?
You gave us McCain and hence Obama. I don’t think you got much room to throw stones.
While it’s true that Romney is not an Alan Keyes clone in terms of defending conservative principles, it is equally true that he was not the most liberal Governor in U.S. history. Romney was a statist. He will do want the people want who elect. In Massachusetts, he was elected to be fiscally conservative and socially moderate. And guess what he was!
Gay marriage was forced on the people of Massachusetts and Romney strong armed the legislature to fight aganst it, and filed several lawsuits to prevent it. However, he did not take the Alan Keyes approach and override the legislature. The Alan Keyes approach, while from a different political perspective, is identical to what the gay mobs want to do in California, ignore the process outlined in their state’s constitution to right a wrong because the greater good is at risk.
I don’t pay much attention to what these guys say, more to what they do. With high echelon politicos(even ours) it’s not what they say but their actions that count.
Right. And you support him. That's about all I need to know.
What a load of bunk.
The legislature did nothing in response to Goodridge, which was the proper course. Romney, although nothing obligated him to do so whatsoever, used Goodridge as an excuse to institute gay "marriage." Thereby making a mockery of constitutional governance and fulfilling his campaign promises to the gay lobby in spades.
You are clueless about what happened in this particular case, and the constitutional duties of the respective branches of government generally. Which makes you a perfect Romneyite. Such ignorance is Mitt's stock in trade.
This Duncan and his ilk should be tarred and feathered for the unbelievably horrible job they have done.
They ought to be made to face the consequences of their actions, instead they will continue to line their pockets and hang out at the country clubs collecting their congressional pensions.
Blackwell and Katon Dawson stand out as the best candidates.
I agree 100%. I want a Conservative Partisan Patriot... and nothing less.
Therefore, the presidency of Ronald REAGAN was a DIVINE BLESSING, and a DIVINE INTERVENTION sent by GOD To straighten us out.
The fun part is; this is where I came in...
I wouldn’t want to be as old mentally as you are, ever.
“Anyone who would call themselves a conservative and still support the most liberal Governor in the history of the republic, and his takeover of the Republican Party, is already sick. I’m simply diagnosing the disease.”
No, you and your constant disgusting crusade against Romney is sick. Live with it.
What a novel idea!
Hence your problem.
“Hence your problem.”
No problemo. You ARE the problem.