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Do Blacks Have a Reason to Vote GOP? Michael Steele Says No
CBS ^ | 4/22/10 | Stephanie Condon

Posted on 04/24/2010 6:40:43 PM PDT by blueyon

The Republican Party has not given African Americans a good reason to vote for the party, Republican National Committee Chair Michael Steele said Tuesday night.

"You really don't have a reason to, to be honest -- we haven't done a very good job of really giving you one. True? True," Steele said at DePaul University, the Chicago Sun-Times reports. Steele, the first African-American chairman for the RNC, said the GOP has lost its historical link to African Americans.

"This party was co-founded by blacks, among them Frederick Douglass," he said. "The Republican Party had a hand in forming the NAACP, and yet we have mistreated that relationship. People don't walk away from parties, their parties walk away from them."

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: blackrepublicans; blackvote; democrats; gop; obama; rncchairman; steele; steele4dnc; steele4obama; steeleantigop; steelevsgop
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Gee Michael, your going a really good job there......what party are you chairman of again?
1 posted on 04/24/2010 6:40:43 PM PDT by blueyon
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To: blueyon

Step down, Steele. its not about tossing cash at special interest groups to get them to vote.


2 posted on 04/24/2010 6:41:52 PM PDT by omega4179 (www.jdforsenate.com)
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To: blueyon

This guy is absolutely unbelievable. I can’t believe they don’t make him step down.


3 posted on 04/24/2010 6:42:09 PM PDT by RummyChick
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To: blueyon

Amazing


4 posted on 04/24/2010 6:42:32 PM PDT by al baby (Hi Mom sarc ;))
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To: blueyon

How about Republicans giving EVERYONE a way out of the Welfare State?


5 posted on 04/24/2010 6:43:56 PM PDT by Huskrrrr
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To: blueyon

Spoken like a true racist. Steele is an idiot.


6 posted on 04/24/2010 6:44:00 PM PDT by VRWC For Truth (Throw the bums out who vote yes on the bail out)
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To: RummyChick

Stunning! He needs to step down or be booted out ASAP!


7 posted on 04/24/2010 6:44:12 PM PDT by penelopesire ("The only CHANGE you will get with the Democrats is the CHANGE left in your pocket")
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To: blueyon

Do Americans have a reason to contribute to the RNC?

FReeper rogue yam says no.


8 posted on 04/24/2010 6:44:14 PM PDT by rogue yam
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To: RummyChick
This guy is absolutely unbelievable. I can’t believe they don’t make him step down.

If Republicans were half smart (if only) they'd line someone up who can help us win in Nov. then kick this dude out, he's killing us.

9 posted on 04/24/2010 6:44:17 PM PDT by Kenny
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To: blueyon

He appears well suited to be Chairman of The Stupid Party.


10 posted on 04/24/2010 6:44:44 PM PDT by Lawgvr1955 (You can never have too much cowbell !!)
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To: blueyon

He is a not very concealed sleeper. He is the 2010 October surprise.


11 posted on 04/24/2010 6:44:45 PM PDT by Psalm 144 (Is it sedition to defy usurpation?)
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To: blueyon

I think he just said that black people are too stupid to vote based on the same things white people vote on. Wow. Time for him to move on.


12 posted on 04/24/2010 6:44:58 PM PDT by brytlea (Jesus loves me, this I know.)
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To: blueyon
If Steele really believed this then why would he serve as RNC Chairman? He's either a liar or a completely greedy, opportunistic hypocrite. Neither option acquits him very well.
13 posted on 04/24/2010 6:45:24 PM PDT by circlecity
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To: blueyon

“People don’t walk away from parties, their parties walk away from them.”

Not true in the case of many blacks in this country.

They’ve been seduced into believing that someone else owes them a living.


14 posted on 04/24/2010 6:45:43 PM PDT by SatinDoll (NO Foreign Nationals as our President!!)
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To: blueyon

Of course, he’s correct. The leadership of the RNC hasn’t given ANYONE a reason to vote GOP.


15 posted on 04/24/2010 6:45:54 PM PDT by Darkwolf377 (Conservative Bostonian, atheist pro-lifer, outnumbered by the clueless)
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To: blueyon

I’m beginning to think that this jerk has an IQ of about 50. What a moron! He hasn’t gotten ONE SINGLE THING right since he was given this job. Not one.


16 posted on 04/24/2010 6:46:45 PM PDT by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: blueyon

P.S. Meant to add: Most people won’t vote FOR the RNC, only AGAINST the dems. Steele has done nothing to change that.


17 posted on 04/24/2010 6:46:49 PM PDT by Darkwolf377 (Conservative Bostonian, atheist pro-lifer, outnumbered by the clueless)
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To: blueyon

He’s got a point there, blacks did walk away from the GOP, led by the Pied Piper Rats who promised them 40 acres and a unicorn.


18 posted on 04/24/2010 6:47:07 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: blueyon

Steele has to go; the sooner the better.


19 posted on 04/24/2010 6:48:25 PM PDT by PackerBoy (Just my opinion ....)
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To: penelopesire
True but - now the RNC has a real problem. If they boot him tomorrow - it validates his claim. He should have been booted awhile ago but now its too late.

You can bet this will be all over the Sunday morning shows tomorrow.

20 posted on 04/24/2010 6:48:51 PM PDT by capydick (''Life's tough.......it's even tougher if you're stupid.'')
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To: blueyon

So, Steele votes Dem?


21 posted on 04/24/2010 6:49:08 PM PDT by lonestar (Better Obama picks his nose than our pockets!)
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To: blueyon

IT IS NOT ABOUT COLOR OF SKIN, STUPID STEELE!
IT IS ABOUT PRINCIPLES REGARDLESS OF MELANIN.
We want to give a helping hand not hand outs,
if anyone doesn’t like it, scram Sam.


22 posted on 04/24/2010 6:49:18 PM PDT by Doulos1 (Bitter Clinger Forever)
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To: blueyon

This guy is a disaster. He has got to go.


23 posted on 04/24/2010 6:49:28 PM PDT by Buckeye Battle Cry (Enjoy nature - eat meat, wear fur and drive your car!)
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To: blueyon

Time to hit the road Michael.

If you dont believe in the GOP why do you belong to it?

Get on down the road.


24 posted on 04/24/2010 6:49:33 PM PDT by Venturer
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To: blueyon

Michael Steele is just heart breaking. Of all people in the country who should understand that the message of learning and living the principles on which we were founded has the potential to raise everyone whatever their status starting out in life, it should be him.

And then he goes out there with the story line that the government should promise you stuff and all will be well. Is that what he is saying?


25 posted on 04/24/2010 6:49:34 PM PDT by Bahbah (Only dead fish go with the flow)
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To: blueyon
This guy's a high caliber jackass!
26 posted on 04/24/2010 6:49:35 PM PDT by blues_guitarist (ISLAM=DEATH!! . . . . . . black & humble . . .)
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To: blueyon

A prediction: when this jerk is given the heave-ho from his position as head of the RNC, he will defect to the ‘RATS.


27 posted on 04/24/2010 6:49:36 PM PDT by Salvey
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To: blueyon

Pandering to the “black” vote is the province of the Demorats. More entitlements, Muslim friendly, bigger government, more public employment, etc. Blacks don’t vote for anything else except in microscopic numbers which votes the GOP already gets. Forget them. Grievance politics is a loser’s strategy.


28 posted on 04/24/2010 6:50:45 PM PDT by anton
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To: blueyon

The republican party has spent tons of money and time over the last decade on “black outreach”. I remember when President Bush would make his yearly pilgrimage to the NAACP convention. For what? Blacks support democrats at the same rate they did before the outreach. Eventually it comes to a point where Republicans need to cut their losses and tell the black community, “This is what we believe, take or leave it. If your interested call us, we’re done calling you.”


29 posted on 04/24/2010 6:50:56 PM PDT by apillar
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To: Darkwolf377

Looks like we gotta purge or quit/ These RNC bufoons won’t do,


30 posted on 04/24/2010 6:51:01 PM PDT by screaminsunshine (i)
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To: RummyChick

Slaves will be slaves. I think they like it.


31 posted on 04/24/2010 6:52:02 PM PDT by screaminsunshine (i)
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To: blueyon

How about this for a reason?

“The GOP is not the one that’s been the Party of Slavery for 200 years!”

The Democrat party has; using people of African ancestry to convert cotton seeds to cotton bales before The Late Unpleasantness, terrorizing them via the KKK for 100 years after that, and today enslaving them again on the big-city urban plantations, using them to convert other people’s money into votes.


32 posted on 04/24/2010 6:53:30 PM PDT by DuncanWaring (The Lord uses the good ones; the bad ones use the Lord.)
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To: circlecity

“If Steele really believed this then why would he serve as RNC Chairman?”

He’s like that jerk Colin Powell I would guess. He’s taken what he needed with this job, and I’m betting will flip like a pancake sooner or later and do just what Powell did. I didn’t really see it coming from Steele, but I always knew Powell was a dbag. When Schwarzkopf says some one is a dbag I believe it.


33 posted on 04/24/2010 6:54:14 PM PDT by chichipow
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To: screaminsunshine

Ping.


34 posted on 04/24/2010 6:55:01 PM PDT by DuncanWaring (The Lord uses the good ones; the bad ones use the Lord.)
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To: blueyon

So does Steele think the GOP should start promising more gov’t cheese? — bigger welfare checks, slavery reparations, etc. Is THAT his plan?


35 posted on 04/24/2010 6:55:32 PM PDT by Mr. Mojo
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To: Darkwolf377

Got a call from the RNC, told them that as long as Steele was in charge not to call me again.

In this interview he should have pointed out, that Republicans never lynched a Black man, never sicked dogs on them, never used high pressure hoses on them, did not filibuster the Civil Rights Act, never had a KKK member in their ranks of Senator, never blocked the school doors to
a child. and many more examples that the RNC fails to point out.

below is a typical response to his interview.

“by toldyouso21 April 23, 2010 8:19 AM EDT
The nickname for the GOP should be “POK” “Party Of the Klan”

then we can all laugh about how disfigured they all are for being “POK marked” LOL”


36 posted on 04/24/2010 6:55:33 PM PDT by pennboricua
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To: Lawgvr1955

They sent me a fundraising email the other day. I replied and said “Not one red cent until Michael Steele resigns and is replaced by someone with a brain.”


37 posted on 04/24/2010 6:56:34 PM PDT by RightFighter (Sarah Palin - we love you and can't wait to see you again.)
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To: blueyon

Steele, resign. Please. Take McCain and Graham with you.


38 posted on 04/24/2010 6:58:09 PM PDT by CriticalJ (Suppose you were an idiot. And suppose you were a member of Congress.. But then I repeat myself. MT)
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To: blueyon
Michael, Americans have a reason to vote GOP, provided the GOP stands for getting the government out of our hair and out of our pocketbooks, and back in the servants' quarters where it belongs.

The last I looked, Americans come in all colors.

39 posted on 04/24/2010 6:59:07 PM PDT by Finny ("Raise hell. Vote smart." -- Ted Nugent.)
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To: apillar
The republican party has spent tons of money and time over the last decade on “black outreach”. I remember when President Bush would make his yearly pilgrimage to the NAACP convention. For what? Blacks support democrats at the same rate they did before the outreach. Eventually it comes to a point where Republicans need to cut their losses and tell the black community, “This is what we believe, take or leave it. If your interested call us, we’re done calling you.”

African American's are 8% of the population, probably less of the voting population, in other words they do not represent a significant block by themselves, only as part of an entitlement minded coalition. Republicans need to sway the independent suburban voters (Reagan Democrats) back into the party, not inner city blacks. Harsh words but the political truth nonetheless.

40 posted on 04/24/2010 6:59:58 PM PDT by JrsyJack (a healthy dose of buckshot will probably get you the last word in any argument.)
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To: blueyon

Oy!


41 posted on 04/24/2010 7:00:11 PM PDT by nolongerademocrat ("Before you ask G-d for something, first thank G-d for what you already have." B'rachot 30b)
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To: blueyon

Unfortunately Michael, the RNC made you the leader because of your skin color. not because of your accomplishments. You have done a crappy job and now it is time to move on. If the African American community insists on staying on the Democrat Plantation, than so be it.


42 posted on 04/24/2010 7:00:38 PM PDT by OCC
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To: blueyon
Steele has lost his collective mind.

Just has many Blacks are realizing a shared destiny with the republican party
Steele turns them away at the door.

43 posted on 04/24/2010 7:01:41 PM PDT by topfile
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To: blueyon

“The Republican Party has not given African Americans a good reason to vote for the party”

As long as we’re being honest, the GOP hasn’t given anyone - not just blacks - a good reason to vote for the party. The only reason people are likely to vote for it is because they seem to want to vote against our socialist president and congress.


44 posted on 04/24/2010 7:02:04 PM PDT by RFEngineer
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To: RummyChick

This guy is absolutely unbelievable. I can’t believe they don’t make him step down.”

I will not send a single dime to the RNC—especially as long as a guy with that attitude is in charge.

What does he think his job is?


45 posted on 04/24/2010 7:02:23 PM PDT by ridesthemiles
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"The Republican Party has not given African Americans a good reason enough entitlements to vote for the party, Republican National Committee Chair Michael Steele said Tuesday night.

There, fixed it.

46 posted on 04/24/2010 7:02:39 PM PDT by FrankR (Those of us who love AMERICA far outnumber those who love obama - your choice.)
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To: blueyon

It appears as though he hates white people so much that he is willing to allow the thing he is charged with managing to fail?

With leadership like this 0bama has a clear shot at installing Socialism in America.


47 posted on 04/24/2010 7:03:06 PM PDT by R0CK3T
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To: blueyon

It’s about Liberty stupid. Steele has shown his true colors (no pun intended) and needs to go.


48 posted on 04/24/2010 7:03:54 PM PDT by Outlaw Woman (Control the American people? Herding cats would be easier.)
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To: RightFighter

yea no kidding, Are they also going to run more rinos as well.


49 posted on 04/24/2010 7:04:36 PM PDT by reefdiver ("Let His day's be few And another takes His office")
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To: blueyon
Well I am still waiting for the promised “hip-hop” training video Michael said the GOP needed when he was selected....
50 posted on 04/24/2010 7:04:43 PM PDT by Just mythoughts
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