Skip to comments.We must have Michael Steele at the RNC!
Posted on 01/12/2009 8:06:34 AM PST by thinkingIsPresuppositional
Here are a couple of reasons why throwing your support behind Micahel Steele is FAR more important than wasting another moment explaining why Chip Saltsman didn't "do anything wrong."
Ken Blackwell is both True Blue Conservative and Black... why don’t more know about this?
DMZ, the RhNC has 1 more misstep and the base will be gone...then you can have the all the Moderates and Rinos you want. IMO, Steele may be that misstep, I hope that Blackwell or another Conservative can do what is necessary to pull the RhNC/GOP off the cliff.
I lived in MD too - do you remember his campaign commercials?? What did you think about him and that dog? Wasn’t that dog someone else’s as well? just curious :)
We someone who can play politics first, someone who can communicate our ideas, and demonize the other side. Apologizing is a losing strategy. Look at Jack Kemp 1996. Going after republicans for siding with democrats is critical too.
I disagree. I live in Maryland, and I can tell you that he is a RINO.
He’s always been one and he still is one.
It’s disappointing to read that, as I liked Steele. After reading that? Not so much.
RE : “I disagree. I live in Maryland, and I can tell you that he is a RINO.”
I live here two and really like him , but I can see you are right. This “reach out to certain democrat groups” as he is saying is a minefield and usually is code for “take liberal positions” . The only way to gain these groups is wedge issues (and few will work right now) and brillant political posturing. (Sept 11 was a rare opportunity GWB blew) We already tried giving up our principles on economic issues, GWB massive deficits/compassionate conservatism bought him 20 % approval rating , as with Mr independent McCain who got few independent votes. If you have to lose, lose standing for something, not nothing. No matter how much Republicans sell out, it will be characterized as mean and conservative on election day. How about Mccain and Hispanics?
“Well, thats not really why I support him.”
I know what you meant, I suspect that you meant well, and I am not desirous of picking your posts apart, that’s just not my style. I am just sick of this entire skin color thing.
Frankly, I no longer see our political system, and most of those involved in it, as anything other than completely corrupt. It’s broken and it no longer has any credibility...none.
Unless and until I see MSM completely destroyed and bus loads of politicians on their way to prison, the entire process will continue to make me puke.
I am no longer interested in compromise candidates. I have always been willing to vote for the greater good, yet always Republican, but that no longer works, if it ever did.
I will not vote for anyone that is not a fire-breathing conservative that is unapologetically ready, willing and able to go through Washington like a crazy man/woman with a meat cleaver. Washington and the rest of our political system needs to be gutted and returned to the basics (our Constitution), or our country is just not going to survive.
I am no longer interested in talk, I have never given a hoot about color..... I want real leadership and I demand JUTICE.
I do think of Larry as a nice guy, better than some, but I do not see in him as the guy we need right now. Skin color can no longer be a qualification, if it must, then lets have some fun and put someone of Japanese decent in Office and other important leadership positions. At least the Japanese know how to make things small, perhaps they can apply that talent to our morbidly obese government.
Ok, I am now off of my soapbox. ;<)
I do hope that you have a nice day.....
Steele is a RINO. We’ve had enough of those.
I agree. Why is it wrong for white people to discriminate against blacks, but OK for blacks to discriminate against whites?
Blackwell is a much better choice.
Well said! The ultimate "October surprise", even though it was November.
Schumer's causing the Indy Mac collapse was the triggering "call to arms" to all the marxist-supporting financiers.
Maryland “Freak State” PING!
Make sure to read the comments, and not just the article, on this one.
See #9. I’m just being the straight man here.
That’s called fudging. At the time he was running for the Senate in Maryland. This guy is a conservative. No one is a 100%er on every issue.
Besides, your post 5 was about Steele not owning firearms. One can support the 2nd Amendment and still make a personal decision not to own a firearm.
No, it's called subtlety. Steele had some funny ads for his Senate run and seems like a nice guy, but in his interviews for the GOP job indicated that he had no guns. Maybe he had some in the past? Not having experience with guns is like not having experience with raising some kids yourself, but working on preserving society for future generations.
Being against the 2nd amendment is being against the Constitution. Being against the Constitution is a deal breaker. No more RINOs. W was the last one.
“Not having experience with guns is like not having experience with raising some kids yourself, but working on preserving society for future generations.
Being against the 2nd amendment is being against the Constitution. Being against the Constitution is a deal breaker. No more RINOs. W was the last one.”
Sorry, but you don’t seem to understand the 2nd Amendment. It is about the FREEDOM to own firearms - not the obligation to own them.
You can have Steele all you want. If he wants to further restrict gun ownership and use by Americans, he is PNG with me. No Thanks.
Leave him in the dust. He is ignorant of our true values and is nothing but a pawn...
“No one is a 100%er on every issue.”
I am. If a candidate, politician or functionary is not 100% in support of the Constitution of the United States, then I am 100% against them and often contribute money to defeat them. Steele is an elitist, anti-2nd Amendment, quasi-conservative. Fork him, he’s done.
See my post #9, obfuscator.
Definition to clarify:
ob·fus·cat·ed, ob·fus·cat·ing, ob·fus·cates
1. To make so confused or opaque as to be difficult to perceive or understand: “A great effort was made . . . to obscure or obfuscate the truth” Robert Conquest.
2. To render indistinct or dim; darken: The fog obfuscated the shore.
Where does he stand on the gun issue? I’ve seen how gun owners are treated in that state and I don’t want that kind of influence having anything to do with the Republicans for the 2010 mid-terms or the 2012 reelection campaign.
We gun owners have been doublecrossed too often by Republicans and if he’s one of those, that’s ten good reasons right there to not support him.
If he’s a supporter of the Assault Weapons ban, I don’t want anything to do with him.
If he’s a supporter of the Assault Weapons ban, I don’t want anything to do with him.
GOPAC. If he’s hooked up with GOPAC, he’s one of Gingerich’s gang and Gingerich is a gungrabber. He sponsored a magazine ban, HR-1400 in the 102nd Congress and that would have required us to put a serial number on any magazine over fifteen rounds, and registration and two hundred dollar transfer taxes.
Gingerich also doublecrossed us after the 94 mid-term elections and with friends like that, we most certainly don’t need enemies. So I can’t support Steele and I won’t support Gingerich, which is topical because he’s making Presidential noises.
Steele: Eric Holder and I are good friends. I like the guy.....He’s a good guy.
Everyone is 100% to himself, but not necessarily to another. There are always minor points of disagreement among conservatives that do not usually signal outright abandonment of the Constitution.
Someone who wants to restrict our right to keep and bear arms is not merely to be disagreed with. It is an outright abandonment of the Constitution that I swore to uphold and defend. Michael Steele is a usurper of our freedoms. Screw him and his ilk.
I am an absolutist in regards the Constitution.
I sat for dinner with him about 6, or 8 years ago, and I consdered him to be quite lukewarm. I don’t believe he is a strong 2nd amendment guy, or strong on moral issues, but I could be wrong. I just remember not being thrilled.
I agree. The problem is that it’s the left which defines what a morderate is. A moderate is radical-lite. Average Americans are uninformed and incredulous when they hear the truth. Most people hold conservative values. I mean heck, even BO ran on tax cuts! People crossed their fingers and hoped he could do better on the economy.
I’m not really up to speed about Steele. When Hannity seemed to promote him, I trusted the Han-Man. Silly me.
Hannity also carried water for the Jerkinator.
I know it was a special CA election, but McClintock later claimed that there was a point in which he was closing in on the Jerkinator very quickly. If Hannity had given McClintock as much time as he did Ah’nuld at that point, then CA could be a red state now.
[For those wondering what I’m up to these days, I won’t be posting much for a while. I left some details in my profile. God bless everyone for fighting the good fight!]
That kills the deal for me. We don’t need more anti’s on our side.
Bump! Bump! Bump!
BTT and reread #13