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Coulter Defends Steele, DNC ‘In No Position’ to Complain...With Dems' Past Playboy Parties and All
Newsbusters ^ | 04/05/10 | Anthony Kang

Posted on 04/05/2010 5:43:54 PM PDT by 198ml

Ann Coulter for one has refused to pour gasoline on the Voyeur fire - pledging her full support and offering praise for RNC Chairman Michael Steele.

As Good Morning America's George Stephanopoulos so touchingly pointed out to Steele, a few Republican leaders have been publicly highly critical of Steele and according to a "poll of insiders" only 20 percent consider him an asset to the party.

"Everyone seemed to like him and recently it's like story after story after story - is this guy being villainized?" Fox Business Channel's Eric Bolling asked Coulter on the April 5 "Happy Hour."

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; Editorial; Front Page News; Government; Miscellaneous; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: coulter; doublestandard; elections; rncchairman; steele; teaparty
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To: gogogodzilla

I agree

Steel has to go only for one reason.....HE’s A RINO????

So Ann is human and makes mistakes.


51 posted on 04/06/2010 4:19:58 AM PDT by Halgr (Once a Marine, always a Marine - Semper Fi)
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To: HiTech RedNeck
I had a speculation about this, that the GOP was seeing TSA types systematically foul up their politicking trips

Take off your tinfoil hat. Who the heck cares about Micheal Steele? Heck the Democrats want Steele to stay at the RNC. He is their biggest weapon against the Republicans in this November's elections. Hardly a week goes by without yet another screw up from this loser. If super effective congressmen like Michelle Bachmann, who are really doing serious damage to the Democrats, can take commercial flights through the the TSA with no problems, why would ineffective jokers like Micheal Steele have anything to worry about from the TSA?

What percentage difference is this making in the budget? I'd like to see some numbers.”

There are plenty of sites that will give you comparative figures between taking a normal commercial flight, and chattering a private jet if you bothered to do an Internet search. One thing is certain, if you booked a flight through Expedia or Travelocity, its going to be far cheaper than chattering a private plane all to yourself.
That is not an issue.
You and your buddy “GVana” are making some of the stupid arguments I have seen a long time

52 posted on 04/06/2010 4:28:03 AM PDT by SmokingJoe
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To: Halgr

No, I don’t think she’s making a mistake. She’s saying that this ‘morality’ crisis is not a reason Steele should go.

She’s not saying he needs to stay because he’s a good Republican... or leader.

Or at least, that’s my take on her comments.


53 posted on 04/06/2010 4:44:57 AM PDT by gogogodzilla (Live free or die!)
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To: GVnana
“Well, “buddy” since you haven’t provided more info or even a link, but you’re real ready to ride the high horse, let’s just take a pass.”

“Since his election as RNC chairman, he has indulged an appetite for luxury hotels, chartered airplanes, expensive restaurants, and a lavish redecoration of his offices. Roll Call reported that Steele spent $18,500 to redecorate his dark-paneled office. “This is going to sound weird,” he explained, but “it’s too male for me.” Actually, more than anything, it sounds vain and self-indulgent. Among the new accoutrements — a Bowflex machine.

The Daily Caller (which broke the story of the Voyeur outing) also reported that the RNC spent $17,514 in the month of February alone for chartered airplanes, and that Steele had looked into the possibility of buying a private plane for the chairman’s use. When he travels, Steele stays at luxury hotels like the Beverly Hills Hotel and the Four Seasons. While raising decent amounts of cash, the Republican party under Steele has also burned through it quickly. Between July 2009 and February 2010, the GOP raised $63 million but spent $78 million, leaving the party without a solid cushion heading into the 2010 contests — and behaving all too much like the federal government.”
http://www.freerepublic.com/%5Ehttp://article.nationalreview.com/430412/go-quietly-michael-steele/mona-charen

54 posted on 04/06/2010 6:41:26 AM PDT by SmokingJoe
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To: 198ml
One has to wonder what goes through Ann's head sometimes. She supported Willard Romney in 2008 and when confronted with the fact that he was a liar and flip-flopper, she praised him for being able to fool enough Democrats and voters into electing him.

Apparently, lying and being allowing those under you to attend strip clubs on party money are no big deal to Ann as long as Republicans are doing so.

And, why would any conservative defend a nit-witted RINO that proven himself to be incompetent?

55 posted on 04/06/2010 8:12:30 AM PDT by Ol' Sparky (Liberal Republicans are the greater of two evils)
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To: 198ml
"[S]ince Michael Steele got the job, I see him on TV and I think he's very effective on TV. He's smooth, he's cool, he's hip, he always makes solid arguments." -- Ann Coulter

One has to wonder how competent Ann is when is defending a man that has been embarrassment to his party:

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/2482629/posts

Shortly after beginning his term as chairman, Steele described Rush Limbaugh’s work as “incendiary” and “ugly.” He was forced to apologize.

Later, in an interview with GQ, Steele described abortion as an “individual choice” – which is generally the rhetoric favored by the pro-abortion rights community. Again, Steele was forced to recant.

Steele has suggested that Mitt Romney didn’t win in 2008 because Americans were concerned about Mormonism.

He has also said he was going to give Indian-American Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal (R) some “slum love.”

And early this year, when discussing his book on Sean Hannity’s TV show, Steele used the phrase “Honest Injun” while making a point. That phrase is generally seen as offensive to the American Indian community.

http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-503544_162-20001730-503544.html

Michael Steele: Black Politicians Have Less Room for Error

Republican leader Michael Steele, whose leadership has been questioned by some in the GOP, said this morning his job is a little bit tougher because of his race.

56 posted on 04/06/2010 8:23:56 AM PDT by Ol' Sparky (Liberal Republicans are the greater of two evils)
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To: ClarenceThomasfan

“God Bless Ann Coulter. I see she has read Ronald Reagan’s 11th commandment - and she wants to win in November.”

While I agree the left wants the Republicans fighting amongst themselves......Steele needs to step down quietly and we need someone who will take the threat facing this COUNTRY [not party] seriously. The law is crumbling before our eyes and the left is ready to swing to a hard tyranny.

We need wartime leaders with BALLS and LOUD VOICES warning about the death of America as we know it if the COMMUNISTS are not stopped.


57 posted on 04/06/2010 8:34:31 AM PDT by Electric Graffiti (I'm armed and Amish.)
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To: 198ml

Brainless Steele is worthless. Always has been. I cringed when the Grand Old Panderers put him in charge.

In case you have any doubt:

http://www.gq.com/blogs/the-q/2009/03/-the-reconstructionist-michael-steele.html


58 posted on 04/06/2010 9:58:50 AM PDT by Mac from Cleveland ("See what you made me do?" Major Malik Hasan)
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To: SmokingJoe
OK. It looks bad. BUT.

I've just lived through eight years of Democrats demonizing George Bush, a leader that no one in their party can hold a candle to. Democrats know they are in trouble and they will be desperate to attack Republicans.

I have another stinking suspicion. I fear that entrenched donors within the Republican party will foster the "old guard" and try to hold sway against the will of the tea party movement. Especially since the GOP is behind the Dems in fund raising so far. You can't win elections without cash and there may be more of a fight for the direction of the party than we are aware of.

59 posted on 04/06/2010 10:44:43 AM PDT by GVnana
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To: SmokingJoe

Make up your mind, are you talking about JUST Mr. Steele, or all RNC officials? And even Steele is the opposite of Obama’s kiss of death for tight elections, that stands from the bare facts.

You deliberately misread the second issue, too. What PERCENTAGE, of the RNC BUDGET is it making, if you will recall, is the question.

You argue in quite bad faith.


60 posted on 04/06/2010 12:11:03 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (I am in America but not of America (per bible: am in the world but not of it))
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To: HiTech RedNeck
Make up your mind, are you talking about JUST Mr. Steele, or all RNC officialsp>

Can you read?

And even Steele is the opposite of Obama’s kiss of death for tight elections, that stands from the bare facts.”

Steele is a total disaster for the GOP.
We won in NJ, VA and MA DESPITE Steele not because of him.

You deliberately misread the second issue, too”

There is no second issue. You just tried to make one up. It doesn't exist.

What PERCENTAGE, of the RNC BUDGET is it making, if you will recall, is the question.”

It's totally irrelevant what percentage of RNC budget Michael Steele is squandering on expensive hotels and chattered private planes. That he is doing such profligate waste of RNC money in itself is the problem.

You argue in quite bad faith.”

You are not even arguing at all. You are merely yakking like one of them puny little dogs, all noise and no bite.

61 posted on 04/06/2010 2:27:10 PM PDT by SmokingJoe
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To: SmokingJoe

You lose.


62 posted on 04/06/2010 2:38:01 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (I am in America but not of America (per bible: am in the world but not of it))
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To: HiTech RedNeck

More empty talk from the little poodle?
And that is relevant how?


63 posted on 04/06/2010 2:39:26 PM PDT by SmokingJoe
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To: SmokingJoe

You jumped the shark. You doubly lose. Woof. Meow.


64 posted on 04/06/2010 2:41:37 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (I am in America but not of America (per bible: am in the world but not of it))
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To: HiTech RedNeck

Said the French poodle.
Yak Yak!


65 posted on 04/06/2010 2:42:15 PM PDT by SmokingJoe
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To: GVnana

Limo rentals. Hotel rooms. 20K fees for speeches. I’m
sure there’s more. Jet rentals? Jerkiness is enough reason to get rid of him...


66 posted on 04/06/2010 3:12:45 PM PDT by 185JHP ( "The thing thou purposest shall come to pass: And over all thy ways the light shall shine.")
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To: gogogodzilla

Well I have read much of what steele is saying....and the guy is a RINO

Do you know what that means?


67 posted on 04/06/2010 4:46:27 PM PDT by Halgr (Once a Marine, always a Marine - Semper Fi)
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To: Halgr

You aren’t making much sense. My initial post already stated that he’s a RINO.

So why the heck are you asking if I know what a RINO is.

Jeez...


68 posted on 04/06/2010 8:08:36 PM PDT by gogogodzilla (Live free or die!)
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To: 198ml
Coulter is not a fool, or a liberal's plaything. If she sees continued value in Steele, then it would behoove the rest of us to think long and hard about what that value is.

Flushing Congress

69 posted on 04/06/2010 8:10:34 PM PDT by Oceander (The Price of Freedom is Eternal Vigilance -- Thos. Jefferson)
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