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Steele: GOP Should Reach Out To Gay, Pro-Choice Voters
Video Cafe (via Fox News) ^ | Feburary 1, 2009 | David Sunday

Posted on 02/02/2009 9:17:17 AM PST by UCFRoadWarrior

Michael Steele, the new chairman of the Republican National Committee wants the GOP to reach out to candidates who support gay marriage and are pro-choice. Steele told Fox's Chris Wallace that it was "important" to reach out to those voters.

WALLACE: You are one of the co-founders of something called the Republican Leadership Council which supports candidates who favor abortion and gay rights.

STEELE: Yes.

(watch video)

WALLACE: Does the GOP needs to do a better job of reaching out to people who hold those views?

STEELE: I think -- I think that's an important opportunity for us, absolutely. Within our party we do have those who have that view as well as outside and my partnership with Christy Todd Whittman was an effort to build a bridge between moderates and conservatives.

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TOPICS: News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: abortion; bigtent; bohica; conservativism; culturewar; gayvoters; gopchairman; homosexualagenda; michaelsteele; moralabsolutes; proaborts; prolife; rebuilding; rncchairman; ruhroh; sellout; steele
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I guess all those "conservatives" [sic] who thought new RNC Chair Micahel Steele was the next "coming of conservatism" better think again. 2010 definitely does not look good now for the GOP, especially conservatives
1 posted on 02/02/2009 9:17:17 AM PST by UCFRoadWarrior
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To: UCFRoadWarrior

The GOP can now forget about my vote.


2 posted on 02/02/2009 9:18:36 AM PST by chesley (A pox on both their houses. I've voted for my last RINO.)
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To: UCFRoadWarrior

Nothing wrong with reaching out and trying to find common ground on other issues.


3 posted on 02/02/2009 9:18:39 AM PST by Always Right (Obama: more arrogant than Bill Clinton, more naive than Jimmy Carter, and more liberal than LBJ.)
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To: UCFRoadWarrior

Steele: GOP Should Reach Out To Gay, Pro-Choice Voters

and slap them.


4 posted on 02/02/2009 9:19:25 AM PST by MrB (The 0bamanation: Marxism, Infanticide, Appeasement, Depression, Thuggery, and Censorship)
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To: Always Right

I agree.


5 posted on 02/02/2009 9:19:52 AM PST by The Sparrow
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To: UCFRoadWarrior

If you live in Maryland, you know that Steele is no conservative. He is in fact a moderate with leftward leanings.

The information is out there.

If you are surprised that the RNC hired a RINO, then you have not been paying attention.


6 posted on 02/02/2009 9:20:55 AM PST by alarm rider ("We laugh at honor, and are shocked to find traitors in our midst" C.S. Lewis)
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To: UCFRoadWarrior
This doesn't sound right to me.

Unless he is talking about hating the sin and loving the sinner.

BREAKING! Pro-life, devout Catholic named new RNC chair!

Opinion: Michael Steele, Black, Pro-Life Catholic Takes the Helm of the G.O.P.

Catholic Michael Steele (former seminarian) takes over leadership of RNC

10 Things You Didn't Know About Michael Steele

7 posted on 02/02/2009 9:20:58 AM PST by Salvation ( †With God all things are possible.†)
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To: UCFRoadWarrior

Rut ruo....

Flame on.


8 posted on 02/02/2009 9:21:07 AM PST by Danae (Amerikan Unity My Ass)
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To: UCFRoadWarrior

Uh oh. Four more years of Obama.


9 posted on 02/02/2009 9:21:17 AM PST by PAR
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To: UCFRoadWarrior

there are VERY FEW pro-choice voters

stupid, stupid.


10 posted on 02/02/2009 9:21:31 AM PST by chuck_the_tv_out
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To: UCFRoadWarrior

They have learned no lessons.


11 posted on 02/02/2009 9:21:31 AM PST by PetroniusMaximus
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To: UCFRoadWarrior

I actually supported him for RNC Chair. Warning flags came up when he didn’t offer a staunch defense of Rush Limbaugh. Now this. Crapola.


12 posted on 02/02/2009 9:21:55 AM PST by exist
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To: UCFRoadWarrior

He’s stepping in the sewer now. Thanks for the article... I did not know he was crossing the line.


13 posted on 02/02/2009 9:22:00 AM PST by BigFinn (Isa 32:8 But the liberal deviseth liberal things; and by liberal things shall he stand.)
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To: UCFRoadWarrior
All of you people that attacked me for telling the truth about steele the liberal owe me an apology... he is the worst pick the pubbies had on their ballot!

LLS

14 posted on 02/02/2009 9:22:20 AM PST by LibLieSlayer (hussein will NEVER be my president... NEVER!)
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To: chesley

he said — **I think that’s an important opportunity for us**

He didn’t say he would do it.

Aren’t you jumping to conclusions?


15 posted on 02/02/2009 9:22:23 AM PST by Salvation ( †With God all things are possible.†)
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To: Always Right

As long as it’s done with the understanding that they don’t drive the party direction I’m fine with it. The GOP should stand for what it stands for and if pro choice and pro gay want to vote for conservative principles, so be it.


16 posted on 02/02/2009 9:22:29 AM PST by cripplecreek (The poor bastards have us surrounded.)
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To: UCFRoadWarrior

The GOP has too many RINOs already.
The GOP does not want or need gay or pro-choice voters.
The GOP needs to get back to basic conservatism and give RINOs the boot.


17 posted on 02/02/2009 9:22:48 AM PST by BuffaloJack
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To: Always Right
agreed...

however, I do enjoy reading all the posts from the ‘tolerant’ folks.

18 posted on 02/02/2009 9:23:13 AM PST by TV Dinners (Hope is not a Strategy)
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To: Always Right

agreed....

he more they push wouldbe voters away the more votes will end up in the hands of the rats....reaching out to these voters versus adopting their agenda; whether it be for political or genuine purposes, are night and day....

there are plenty of log cabin Republicans who, in many ways, are more conservative and more ardent to conservative policies than the dopes who’ve had an “-R” next to their name the past six years....


19 posted on 02/02/2009 9:23:24 AM PST by God luvs America (When the silent majority speaks the earth trembles!)
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To: UCFRoadWarrior

Well, he has never appeared very conservtaive anytime he has been the talking head on TV.

GOP is a dead party. They haven’t learned a damn thing.


20 posted on 02/02/2009 9:23:48 AM PST by dforest (life is now good again....he has been inaugurated)
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To: alarm rider
**** the republican party... they ****ed all of us!

LLS

21 posted on 02/02/2009 9:23:55 AM PST by LibLieSlayer (hussein will NEVER be my president... NEVER!)
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To: UCFRoadWarrior

*sigh* Will they never learn?


22 posted on 02/02/2009 9:24:16 AM PST by 444Flyer (Don't beLIEve Obama..................Repent Herod!................./Tom McClintock 2012!/)
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To: Always Right

Its important to destroy relationships with all voters ...that way Republicans can continue to lose


23 posted on 02/02/2009 9:24:37 AM PST by woofie
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To: UCFRoadWarrior

Michael Steele, co-founder of the centrist Republican Leadership Council to his conservative critics: “Wake Up People”: http://www.cbn.com/CBNnews/496935.aspx


24 posted on 02/02/2009 9:24:49 AM PST by jamese777
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To: UCFRoadWarrior

Reach out and explain how their agenda is wrong.


25 posted on 02/02/2009 9:25:10 AM PST by DManA
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To: UCFRoadWarrior

Steele sees no problem with Roe v Wade. So his outreach to pro-abortion types is understandable.

His out reach to homos is a new revelation.

Is this the leader the GOP needs?


26 posted on 02/02/2009 9:25:15 AM PST by Reagan Man ("In this present crisis, government is not the solution to our problem; government is the problem.")
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To: UCFRoadWarrior
WALLACE: You are one of the co-founders of something called the Republican Leadership Council which supports candidates who favor abortion and gay rights.

STEELE: Yes.

The nomination of McCain and the election of Steele is absolute concrete proof that Republican Party train has left the conservative station.

From Reagan to this in 20 short years I would have thought impossible...

27 posted on 02/02/2009 9:25:28 AM PST by WrightWings (Remember, Remember, the Fifth of November...)
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To: exist

This just proves something I’ve believed for a long time, conservatives are held hostage.

They exhibit all the signs of Stockholm Syndrome.

Any slight hope, and we pounce on it.

Too many know little to nothing about the candidates, and why? We have jobs. We have credit card bills, we have mortgages.


28 posted on 02/02/2009 9:25:52 AM PST by chuck_the_tv_out
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To: UCFRoadWarrior

I was jumped a couple of weeks back here at FR for expressing concerns about Steele’s previous statements about the ever loaded proposition of “reaching out”.

“Reaching out” is usually nothing but a nice euphemism for pandering to groups, which was the undoing of the strong GOP that existed up through the 2004 election, before Bush and Rove kicked their “reaching out” into high gear.

I see further losses on the horizon if Steele sets out on a serious program of “reaching out” to every interest group he can find.


29 posted on 02/02/2009 9:25:53 AM PST by Will88
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To: UCFRoadWarrior

What’s wrong with reaching out to gays and prochoicers?

If they want to come on in and vote along with us, it’s the only way we’re ever going to expand our numbers—not by becoming liberals, but saying “You’re welcome to come on in and join us.”

If we’re confident that our ideas are right and when one thinks about them they’re the obvious smart choice, we shouldn’t be afraid of gays and abortionists—whoops, prochoicers—coming along because of our ideas about defense (against Islamofascists, who hate gays and prochoicers), taxes (show them that keeping taxes low empowers the individual), small government, etc.

As long as WE don’t change to attract them, what is the problem?

And if we don’t start adding to our numbers, how are we going to change the current situation? Where are “new” voters going to come from if not from outside the party?


30 posted on 02/02/2009 9:26:04 AM PST by Darkwolf377 (Pro-Life Capitalist American Atheist and Free-Speech Junkie)
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To: UCFRoadWarrior

I don’t know about you guys,but I am fed up to HERE with “reaching out”. The only “reaching out” I want to see from so-called conservatives is “reaching out” to embrace Reagan conservatism.


31 posted on 02/02/2009 9:26:33 AM PST by gimme1ibertee ("No pale pastels,but bold colors".....Ronnie,we sure do miss you,sir!)
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To: Salvation

From your link to the 10 things.....

______________________________

2. He grew up in a family of Democrats.

I guess he has returned to his roots.


32 posted on 02/02/2009 9:26:49 AM PST by Responsibility2nd
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To: UCFRoadWarrior
It only took Steele one weekend in his new position to come out with this stupid comment? I see the Peter Principle is still relevant. Sarah Palin just got better with time.
33 posted on 02/02/2009 9:27:22 AM PST by Myrddin
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To: UCFRoadWarrior
Steele: GOP Should Reach Out To Gay, Pro-Choice Voters

So much for the conservatives. Forget RINO's. Welcome to the Barack-Obama-Republicans. Truly in the death throes if this is the "leadership".

Bye, bye, America ... you were once great
34 posted on 02/02/2009 9:27:39 AM PST by F15Eagle (1 John 5:4-5, 4:15, John 11:25, 14:6, 1 Tim 2:5, John 3:17-18, John 20:31, 1 John 5:13, John 6:69)
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To: Reagan Man
Wait until he reaches out to sarah brady and nancy pelosi.

LLS

35 posted on 02/02/2009 9:27:49 AM PST by LibLieSlayer (hussein will NEVER be my president... NEVER!)
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To: alarm rider

I am learning a lot more about him...yikes


36 posted on 02/02/2009 9:27:54 AM PST by UCFRoadWarrior (The UnHoly Grail of Anti-Americanism: Illegal Aliens, Globalism, Free Trade, WTO, UN,)
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To: Always Right
Nothing wrong with reaching out and trying to find common ground on other issues.

So, point out some specific common ground you think will be found between Republicans and pro-choice voters, and pro-gay rights voters.

Tell us how they can be won over to vote Republican.

37 posted on 02/02/2009 9:28:13 AM PST by Will88
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To: Jim Robinson

Here’s an idea:

The only way to maintain a conservative site is to start banning Michael Steele supporters.


38 posted on 02/02/2009 9:28:18 AM PST by donna (Synonyms: Feminism, Marxism, Communism, Socialism, Fascism)
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To: Will88; All

Maybe low taxes, a smaller Government???


39 posted on 02/02/2009 9:29:12 AM PST by KevinDavis (Thomas Jefferson: A little rebellion now and then is a good thing)
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To: UCFRoadWarrior

Now we know why they call him a moderate. Will we hear Steele say that the GOP needs to reach out to the social conservatives it has pushed away? If not, there is no way Republicans will be relevant.


40 posted on 02/02/2009 9:29:14 AM PST by pallis
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To: UCFRoadWarrior

Maybe he’s hoping they respond with a “reach around”.


41 posted on 02/02/2009 9:29:14 AM PST by PBRSTREETGANG
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To: Darkwolf377

“What’s wrong with reaching out to gays and prochoicers?”

______________________________________

Are you outta your FReeping mind??

just asking.

Why not ask: What’s wrong with reaching out to Ahmadinajad and Chavez?

As Obama is doing.


42 posted on 02/02/2009 9:29:25 AM PST by Responsibility2nd
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To: UCFRoadWarrior
"We want you to be a part of this, we want you to work with us, and for those of you who wish to obstruct, get ready to get knocked over."- Michael Steele, accepting his role as the RNC chair.

He's the savior of the party!!! HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!

43 posted on 02/02/2009 9:30:19 AM PST by TADSLOS (McCain always has a job as Obama's Butt Boy when he loses his seat in 2010)
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To: chuck_the_tv_out

Yes....and what a slap to Christian Conservatives, who are the strongest voting bloc in the GOP...the GOP did not learn


44 posted on 02/02/2009 9:31:34 AM PST by UCFRoadWarrior (The UnHoly Grail of Anti-Americanism: Illegal Aliens, Globalism, Free Trade, WTO, UN,)
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To: UCFRoadWarrior
"Michael Steele, the new chairman of the Republican National Committee wants the GOP to reach out to candidates who support gay marriage and are pro-choice."

Or said in another way, "the GOP should surrender their core values and become just like the Democrat party". Apparerently Steele feels that if you can't beat 'em, then join 'em. And this man is the head of the GOP Party? I'm saying goodby to the GOP, it has truly become spineless. From now on my vote goes to the best qualified for the job, who also holds the most conservative principles in his heart. The Repbuplican Party has walked away from conservatives and Christians, let them walk, and keep walking until they fall into the valley of political irrelivence.

45 posted on 02/02/2009 9:32:09 AM PST by rangeryder (If a man says something in the woods, is he still wrong?)
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To: UCFRoadWarrior

Were the strongest voting bloc. I am withdrawing my registration as a Republican. I don’t care what they do now. Let them implode.


46 posted on 02/02/2009 9:33:25 AM PST by Blogger (Barack Obama is not God. But, he will answer to Him someday.)
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To: UCFRoadWarrior
I'm a re-constructed Southern democrat
who started voting GOP with Reagan.

I left the Republican Party when
they nominated Mcshame.

I voted for Palin.

If this the direction of the GOP now,
it is toast !

Steele is not much of a follower of the Christ.

shalom b'SHEM Yah'shua HaMashiach Adonai

47 posted on 02/02/2009 9:33:45 AM PST by Uriel-2012 (Psalm 78:35 And they remembered that God was their ROCK, And the Most High God their Redeemer.)
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To: UCFRoadWarrior

Away from moral issues and more toward economic/freedom issues. maybe we’ll finally win an election. Its not always about abortion guys.


48 posted on 02/02/2009 9:33:49 AM PST by Troll_House_Cookies (Ironically, Chancellor Obama's first re-education camp will be in Alaska.)
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To: UCFRoadWarrior

I wish they would all stop “reaching out”, aka pandering.

Just be very clear on what you stand for, what you’re against, don’t waiver, and let the votes fall where they may.

Panderers get no respect....especially not from the panderee.


49 posted on 02/02/2009 9:34:05 AM PST by JudyinCanada
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To: UCFRoadWarrior

Oops, they did it again.


50 posted on 02/02/2009 9:34:16 AM PST by texas_mrs
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