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We must have Michael Steele at the RNC!
Modern Conservative ^ | January 10, 2009

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."

Do I still talk white?

Why we didn't defend Saltsman

Michael Steele for RNC Chairman!

AnyStreet: The Michael Steele Project


And here is what you do to make this happen. Don't wait—please do it now!



TOPICS: Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: chairman; gop; rebuilding; rnc; rncchairman; saltsman; steele
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To: Cheddar Cat

Ken Blackwell is both True Blue Conservative and Black... why don’t more know about this?


51 posted on 01/12/2009 9:05:02 AM PST by Lilpug15 (Obama: "They Need More Arabic Translators in Afghanistan...")
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To: dmz

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.


52 posted on 01/12/2009 9:05:26 AM PST by iopscusa (El Vaquero. (SC Lowcountry Cowboy))
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To: sickoflibs

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 :)


53 posted on 01/12/2009 9:08:16 AM PST by Lilpug15 (Obama: "They Need More Arabic Translators in Afghanistan...")
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To: MileHi; catman67
I think having an AA would be great for going after BoB. I just want to make sure his is not going after us, like that other guy that pushed amnesty. He killed off party donations, I certainly wouldn't donate after that, even if Obama was the other candidate.

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.

54 posted on 01/12/2009 9:14:52 AM PST by sickoflibs (Obama : " I will claim my 1B $ federal contracts to local gov (unions) is all private sector")
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To: Cheddar Cat

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.


55 posted on 01/12/2009 9:16:46 AM PST by alarm rider ("Father, let me dedicate all this year to thee". Lawrence Tuttiett (1825-1897))
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To: holymoly

It’s disappointing to read that, as I liked Steele. After reading that? Not so much.


56 posted on 01/12/2009 9:20:45 AM PST by Red in Blue PA (Guns don't kill people; abortion clinics do.)
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To: alarm rider

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?


57 posted on 01/12/2009 9:28:49 AM PST by sickoflibs (Obama : " I will claim my 1B $ federal contracts to local gov (unions) is all private sector")
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To: Cheddar Cat

“Well, that’s 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.....

Gator


58 posted on 01/12/2009 9:41:55 AM PST by Gator113 ("Noli nothis permittere te terere.")
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To: holymoly

Steele is a RINO. We’ve had enough of those.


59 posted on 01/12/2009 10:03:25 AM PST by Amadeo
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To: trisham
No. He supports affirmative action.

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.

60 posted on 01/12/2009 10:54:19 AM PST by Retired COB (Still mad about Campaign Finance Reform)
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To: Frantzie
"The “economic collapse” was engineered by Soros and his short buddies Paulson (not Henry) and Flowers plus others. This was helped by Schumer bashing Indy Mac. Set in motion years before with CRAs, Barney Frank, Fannie & Freddie bustout engineered by Emannuel & Gorelnic plus Raines and others, plus “genius” Rubin at Citi."

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.

61 posted on 01/12/2009 11:36:45 AM PST by SuperLuminal
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To: thinkingIsPresuppositional; Abundy; Albion Wilde; AlwaysFree; AnnaSASsyFR; bayliving; BFM; ...

Maryland “Freak State” PING!

Make sure to read the comments, and not just the article, on this one.


62 posted on 01/12/2009 3:23:29 PM PST by Tolerance Sucks Rocks (This election gave the drunks the keys to the liquor cabinet!)
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To: sauropod
And why do we want to “attract independents and moderates” anyway?

It's called winning! If we believe conservatism appeals are mainstream, then it stands to reason we need to pull inds and mods in with our message.
63 posted on 01/12/2009 3:35:49 PM PST by Norman Bates (Steele for RNC)
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To: Paladin2

So what?


64 posted on 01/12/2009 3:38:02 PM PST by Norman Bates (Steele for RNC)
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To: Norman Bates

See #9. I’m just being the straight man here.


65 posted on 01/12/2009 3:44:09 PM PST by Paladin2 (No, pundits strongly believe that the proper solution is more dilution.)
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To: Paladin2

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.


66 posted on 01/12/2009 3:47:34 PM PST by Norman Bates (Steele for RNC)
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To: Paladin2

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.


67 posted on 01/12/2009 3:51:18 PM PST by Norman Bates (Steele for RNC)
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To: Norman Bates
"That’s called fudging"

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.

68 posted on 01/12/2009 3:58:05 PM PST by Paladin2 (No, pundits strongly believe that the proper solution is more dilution.)
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To: Paladin2

“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.


69 posted on 01/12/2009 4:01:29 PM PST by Norman Bates (Steele for RNC)
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To: Norman Bates

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.


70 posted on 01/12/2009 4:06:38 PM PST by Paladin2 (No, pundits strongly believe that the proper solution is more dilution.)
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To: ExpatGator
Exactly right...

Leave him in the dust. He is ignorant of our true values and is nothing but a pawn...

71 posted on 01/12/2009 7:35:12 PM PST by JDoutrider (Heading to Galt's Gulch... It is time.)
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To: Norman Bates

“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.


72 posted on 01/12/2009 7:56:37 PM PST by ExpatGator (Extending logic since 1961.)
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To: Norman Bates

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.


73 posted on 01/12/2009 7:59:41 PM PST by ExpatGator (Extending logic since 1961.)
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To: Cheddar Cat

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.


74 posted on 01/13/2009 5:39:13 PM PST by Mi5ke561 (Tyranny-- A criminal Organization Masquerading As A Government)
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To: ExpatGator

If he’s a supporter of the Assault Weapons ban, I don’t want anything to do with him.


75 posted on 01/13/2009 5:40:44 PM PST by Mi5ke561 (Tyranny-- A criminal Organization Masquerading As A Government)
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To: ExpatGator

If he’s a supporter of the Assault Weapons ban, I don’t want anything to do with him.


76 posted on 01/13/2009 5:40:48 PM PST by Mi5ke561 (Tyranny-- A criminal Organization Masquerading As A Government)
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To: Pistolshot

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.


77 posted on 01/13/2009 5:46:52 PM PST by Mi5ke561 (Tyranny-- A criminal Organization Masquerading As A Government)
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To: Cheddar Cat
"Well, that’s not really why I support him. I just think it’s a plus that he dispels the illusion that are party is 100% WASP." Compared to the damage this RINO could do us? His position on gun control alone is a deal breaker. I don't care whether the GOP looks WASP or not, but I do care that people like me, (Gun Owners)aren't doublecrossed by Gingerichite type candidates again. I still remember Gingerich's attempt at a magazine ban and I remember how we got doublecrossed back in 94-95 and that makes Steel a whole lot less than appealing.
78 posted on 01/13/2009 5:59:12 PM PST by Mi5ke561 (Tyranny-- A criminal Organization Masquerading As A Government)
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To: thinkingIsPresuppositional

Steele: Eric Holder and I are good friends. I like the guy.....He’s a good guy.

nuf said.


79 posted on 01/13/2009 6:15:35 PM PST by Electric Graffiti
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To: ExpatGator

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.


80 posted on 01/14/2009 5:22:30 AM PST by Norman Bates (Steele for RNC)
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To: Norman Bates

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.


81 posted on 01/14/2009 7:56:32 PM PST by ExpatGator (Extending logic since 1961.)
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To: thinkingIsPresuppositional

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.


82 posted on 01/15/2009 8:46:31 PM PST by Delphinium
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To: holymoly
What do you need an assault weapon for

To fight against a tyrannical government.

The 2nd amentment was not for turkey hunting, read your Constitution and some history.
83 posted on 01/15/2009 8:49:27 PM PST by Delphinium
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To: sauropod; TigersEye; floriduh voter; metmom

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!]


84 posted on 01/21/2009 8:47:40 AM PST by Arthur Wildfire! March (Ayers unimportant? What about Robert KKK Byrd or FALN pardons? DNC -- the terrorism party.)
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To: ExpatGator

That kills the deal for me. We don’t need more anti’s on our side.


85 posted on 01/21/2009 8:52:43 AM PST by Double Tap
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To: Arthur Wildfire! March

Bump! Bump! Bump!

:)


86 posted on 01/21/2009 9:58:08 PM PST by MeekOneGOP (Obama, WHO is Bill Ayers and WHY are you still friends with him? Please RSVP asap!)
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To: icwhatudo

BTT and reread #13


87 posted on 02/09/2010 11:41:24 AM PST by icwhatudo ("laws requiring compulsory abortion could be sustained under the existing Constitution"Obama Adviser)
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