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  • Michael Steele Dumbfounded By Romney Speech:"I Don't Know Who They Think This Is Going To Influence"

    03/03/2016 5:25:03 AM PST · by RoosterRedux · 164 replies
    RCP ^ | Tim Hains
    2012 GOP nominee Mitt Romney will be delivering a major speech Thursday denouncing Donald Trump. FORMER RNC CHAIRMAN MICHAEL STEELE: I don't know why they think this is going to work in the first place. I don't know who they think this is going to influence. Keep in mind, Mitt Romney lost 3 million Republicans, who didn't even bother to show up and vote for him because they did not support his campaign.
  • Ex-RNC chair: Trump will be nominee

    01/18/2016 5:31:20 AM PST · by ScottWalkerForPresident2016 · 43 replies
    The Hill ^ | 01/16/2016 | Peter Sullivan
    Former Republican National Committee Chairman Michael Steele said Friday he thinks Donald Trump will be the Republican nominee for president. "I‘m gonna say this and I know people are going to scratch their heads and go ‘what?’ but I don’t think he can [be stopped]," Steele said on 1210 WPHT in an interview posted by BuzzFeed News. "That window has closed and I think Donald Trump effectively closed it over the last couple of months." "You tell me who stops him and when do they do it," he added, noting Trump‘s strong positions in the polls. "I don‘t see how...
  • Former RNC Chairman: Donald Trump Will Be Republican Nominee

    01/17/2016 11:27:18 AM PST · by VitacoreVision · 77 replies
    CBS ^ | January 15, 2016 | Rich Zeoli
    Former Chairman of the Republican National Committee, Michael Steele says, following the last Republican presidential debate in South Carolina, Donald Trump will be the Republican Party's nominee for President. Steele, responding to a question from Rich Zeoli on Talk Radio 1210 WPHT about who can defeat Trump for the nomination, said no one can. "I don't think you can. That window has closed and I think Donald Trump effectively closed it over the last couple of months. You tell me who stops him and when do they do it? He's polling anywhere from 33 to 35, 36 percent in...
  • Surprisingly Feisty Michael Steele To Howard Dean: 'You're Shilling for Hillary'

    12/21/2015 6:26:11 PM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 6 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Spine of Steele! Where has this feisty Michael Steele been? In this NewsBuster's view, the former RNC chairman has too often been the voice of the mushy Republican middle. But on MSNBC's All In this evening, Steele forcefully advanced the GOP cause. For starters, Steele shocked guest host Alex Wagner when he said Donald Trump would beat Hillary Clinton in a debate. Steele then took on Howard Dean, mocking the former DNC chairman when he claimed Marco Rubio and Ted Cruz "know nothing" about foreign policy. For good measure, Michael accused Dean of "shilling for Hillary." Say it, Steele! View...
  • Andrea Mitchell: Senate’s Dislike of Cruz Should Have Made Candidacy ‘a Non-Starter’

    11/26/2015 8:23:59 AM PST · by Isara · 81 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | November 26, 2015 | Curtis Houck
    Closing out the Wednesday edition of Andrea Mitchell Reports on MSNBC, Andrea Mitchell remarked how the presidential candidacy of Republican Senator Ted Cruz (Tex) would have been sunk and declared “a non-starter” under so-called normal circumstances due to so many of Cruz’s Senate colleagues having a disdain for him. Mitchell was speaking with former Republican National Committee (RNC) Chairman and MSNBC political analyst Michael Steele when she exclaimed: “The conventional wisdom has always been that Ted Cruz had so alienated all his colleagues that he was a non-starter to be a national candidate, but this year, that could be an...
  • Guess Who Said Hillary Email Story 'A Lot Ado About Nothing'?

    03/06/2015 4:17:38 PM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 20 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Who said the Hillary email story is "a lot ado about nothing": a. Mika Brzezinski; b. Lawrence O'Donnell; or c. Michael Steele? You'd be forgiven for choosing a. or b., but it turns out that Mika said that the way Hillary handled the matter "wasn't honest" and O'Donnell said that Hillary's email system was set up "to defy" the Freedom of Information Act. The correct answer is indeed c., Michael Steele. The former chairman of the Republican National Committee said it on today's Ed Show. View the video here.
  • Michael Steele: If Charlie Hebdo Were Published in U.S., Evangelicals Would Raise Up Mightily

    01/19/2015 7:37:23 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 61 replies
    National Review ^ | 01/19/2015 | Ian Sample
    Evangelical Christian Republicans would have a serious problem with Charlie Hebdo were it to mock Christians in America, says former Republican National Committee chairman Michael Steele. It would be a real, real problem for a lot of grassroots evangelicals out there, particularly with respect to the sense of attack on them personally, said Steele, appearing on NBCs Meet the Press on Sunday. Its a real balancing act, he continued, between . . . that feeling of expression and wanting to be free to do that, and then the personal feeling I have when you express yourself, and I feel like...
  • Former RNC chairman: 'Black man's life not worth a ham sandwich'

    12/03/2014 7:28:43 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 114 replies
    The Hill ^ | December 3, 2014 | Jesse Byrnes
    (VIDEO-AT-LINK)Former Republican National Committee Chairman Michael Steele on Wednesday criticized grand jury decisions to not indict white police officers in the deaths of black men in New York and Ferguson, Mo. "They tell us, at least, a prosecutor can indict a ham sandwich. Well clearly a black man's life is not worth a ham sandwich when you put these stories together. And that is the frustration," Steele said on MSNBC. Earlier in the day, a Staten Island grand jury declined to indict a New York police officer in the choking death of Eric Garner over the summer. Video captured by...
  • Michael Steele slaps his GOP team on immigration: 'Get a grip'

    11/19/2014 9:36:17 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 45 replies
    The Washington Examiner's Washington Secrets ^ | November 19, 2014 | Paul Bedard
    (VIDEO-AT-LINK)Former Republican Party Chairman Michael Steele ripped his party for pushing back hard on President Obamas immigration plans with a firm demand that they get a grip. Appearing on MSNBC, he said he would advise the GOP to work with the previously passed Senate comprehensive immigration reform bill. Get a grip, because youre sounding tone deaf here as I think the president is as well but we can talk about that in a moment. Number two, you have the solution already in front of you the Senate in a bipartisan effort passed an immigration bill...
  • Bill Maher, Ben Affleck and Islam

    10/07/2014 2:17:41 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 40 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | 10-7-2014 | Dennis Prager
    Last Friday night a rare dialogue/debate took place on American television. It was rare because it involved criticism of Islam, one of the many taboo subjects that are labeled "politically incorrect." And it took place on the program "Real Time with Bill Maher," a show not generally known for taking politically incorrect positions. But on this night the host, Bill Maher, along with atheism-advocate Sam Harris, had a vigorous debate with Actor Ben Affleck, New York Times columnist Nicholas Kristof, and former Republican National Committee Chairman Michael Steele. Bill Maher, a man of the left on virtually every issue, began...
  • Michael Steele: Beware pizza with Ted Cruz

    08/04/2014 6:26:14 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 49 replies
    The Politico ^ | August 4, 2014 | Jonathan Topaz
    Michael Steele thinks House Speaker John Boehner needs to keep closer tabs on Sen. Ted Cruz. The former Republican National Committee chairman on Monday poked fun at reports that some House Republicans changed their minds on crucial border legislation last week after meeting with Cruz, the Texas Republican and tea party icon. For John Boehner, whenever any of his members says, Hey, Im about to have pizza and beer with Ted Cruz, he should be concerned, Steele joked. Really look at the calendar and see if theres a vote coming up, he said, adding that Cruz undermined GOP leaders. Steele...
  • Republican Michael Steele Compares Trayvon Case to Sandy Hook [gun grabber alert!]

    07/21/2013 4:44:15 PM PDT · by kevcol · 37 replies
    Politix ^ | July 21, 2013 | Mary Noble
    Former RNC chair Michael Steele likened Sandy Hook to the Trayvon Martin case during a heated discussion on NBC's Meet the Press on Sunday. He likened the two as incidents that should have inspired legislative change, but didn't because Obama failed to lead.
  • Michael Steele: Liz Cheney run will be divisive (only conservatives are divisive dontcha know!)

    07/17/2013 1:17:16 PM PDT · by cotton1706 · 63 replies
    Politico.com ^ | 7/17/13 | Tal Kopan
    Michael Steele on Wednesday said Liz Cheneys decision to challenge fellow Republican Sen. Mike Enzi for his Wyoming Senate seat will be disastrous and split the party. The former Republican National Committee chairman told MSNBCs Alex Wagner that he thinks former Sen. Alan Simpson was right to call the situation a disaster. I think hes right, I think its going to open a lot of fissures in the party. I think this is an insurgent move by Cheney, Steele said Wednesday on Now with Alex Wagner. Steele criticized Cheneys comments that Enzi has compromised too much and gone along to...
  • Dem. Congressman Attacks Zimmerman Lawyer O'Mara, Says May "Incite a Riot"

    07/13/2013 8:47:32 PM PDT · by kristinn · 38 replies
    Twitter ^ | 10:58 p.m. EDT Saturday, July 13, 2013 | Rep. Joaquin Castro
    "Defense attorney Mark O'Mara may incite a riot by his arrogance alone. Talk about adding insult to injury."Serving Texas Congressional District 20 in the U.S. House of Representatives San Antonio, Texascastro.house.gov
  • Congressman on George Zimmerman Verdict: Defense Attorney 'May Incite a Riot'

    07/13/2013 8:34:10 PM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 59 replies
    nationaljournal.com ^ | July 13, 2013 | Matt Berman
    In a dramatic end to a case that has unwinded for over a year, George Zimmerman was found not guilty of any charges related to the death of Trayvon Martin, an unarmed black teenager who was shot by Zimmerman.The case wasn't just a fascination for the broader American public, but for politicians as well. This was especially true after President Obama said in March, 2012 that, if he had a son, "he'd look like Trayvon." On Saturday night, the reactions from D.C. started coming in soon after the not-guilty verdict was reached.The first came from Rep. Corrine Brown, who represents...
  • MSNBC Anchor Says Republicans Werent Sent to D.C. to Just Hold Hearings

    06/04/2013 3:46:27 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 17 replies
    NewsBusters.org ^ | June 4, 2013 | Paul Bremmer
    MSNBC continues to disparage the scandals that have plagued the Obama administration the last few weeks. On Sunday’s Weekends with Alex Witt, the host brought on former Democratic staffer Jimmy Williams and former RNC chairman Michael Steele to reluctantly discuss the scandals once again. Of course, rather than focus on the substance of the controversies, Witt fell back on the concern that she and many others in the liberal media have often expressed: “[D]oes this have the potential to derail the president's second-term agenda?” The president’s agenda is always the victim of these scandal investigations in the minds of the...
  • Michael Steele looking at run for governor of Maryland

    06/04/2013 7:50:50 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 37 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 06/04/2013 | John Wagner
    Michael Steele, a former Republican National Committee chairman and former lieutenant governor of Maryland, is weighing a 2014 gubernatorial bid, he said Monday. Were looking at it, Steele, who is now an MSNBC contributor, told host Chuck Todd on his program The Daily Rundown on the network. Steele said he doesnt feel that he needs to make a decision until the end of the year. His comments came on the same day that Harford County Executive David R. Craig (R) became the first major Republican candidate to announce his bid to succeed Gov. Martin OMalley (D). Also Monday, Lt. Gov....
  • Ex-RNC Chair Michael Steele: I Dont Understand The Fear Of Gun Registration

    04/10/2013 8:10:04 PM PDT · by tobyhill · 82 replies
    tpm ^ | 4/9/2013 | DAVID TAINTOR
    Former Republican National Committee Chairman Michael Steele on Tuesday said he doesn't understand why gun owners fear the registration of their firearms. "I don't get the fear of registration," Steele said on MSNBC. "I don't get the, the concern about trafficking. Are we saying that we want criminals to, you know, make back-alley sales out of the trunks of their cars?" Steele was part of a panel on MSNBC's "The Daily Rundown," during which former Sen. Blanche Lincoln (D-AR) said that responsible gun owners insure their guns, which means they're registered. "I mean, I don't understand," she said. MSNBC...
  • GOP catfight: Michael Steele calls Reince Priebus 'numb nuts'

    03/19/2013 4:03:01 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 28 replies
    The Washington Examiner's Washington Secrets ^ | March 19, 2013 | Paul Bedard
    The catfight between former Republican National Committee Chairman Michael Steele and his replacement, Reince Priebus, has reached screech level, with Steele belittling the party's new focus on minorities as old news. Appearing on the "Andrea Tantaros Show," a nationally syndicated radio show, Steele called the GOP establishment that on Monday unveiled a $10 million minority outreach effort a bunch of "numb nuts" for ignoring the plan he instituted four years ago. Steele also sounded ready to beat up Priebus. Asked by Tantaros who would win in a cage fight, Steele said, "Oh, no question, I would clean his clock." How?...
  • Michael Steele On Cliff Negotiations: 'A Lot Of It Is, Let's See How Big Yours Is Versus Mine'

    12/03/2012 5:58:25 AM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 17 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    On today's Morning Joe, asked by substitute host Willie Geist how much of the tough talk by Republicans and Dems over the fiscal cliff was posturing, former RNC Chairman Michael Steele said that 80% was posturing, then added "a lot of it is, let's see how big yours is versus mine." Steele was careful to suggest he was simply talking about the size of the two parties' respective . . . plans. But between the smirks, raised eyebrowsand an immediate intervention from Geistit seemed obvious that Steele was making a macho allusion to something else. View the video here.