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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 ^ | 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 ^ | 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,
  • Congressman on George Zimmerman Verdict: Defense Attorney 'May Incite a Riot'

    07/13/2013 8:34:10 PM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 59 replies ^ | 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 ^ | 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.
  • Michael Steele floats running for RNC chairman again

    11/12/2012 7:10:44 PM PST · by Arthurio · 97 replies
    Former Republican National Committee (RNC) Chairman Michael Steele is floating the idea of running for his old post again. In an interview on C-SPAN on Sunday, Steele was first asked if he thought current RNC Chairman Reince Priebus should run for another term. Priebus has suggested that he is leaning toward running for reelection.
  • At RNC, Michael Steele is man who doesnt exist

    08/25/2012 10:26:37 PM PDT · by smoothsailing · 51 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 8-26-2012 | Byron York
    August 26, 2012 At RNC, Michael Steele is man who doesnt exist Byron York TAMPA Republicans gathered at the University Club in downtown Tampa Saturday night to honor GOP chairman Reince Priebus. The event was sponsored by the Wisconsin delegation, which of course represents Priebus home state, and the Mississippi delegation, home of former governor and former RNC chairman Haley Barbour. There were several major players there: Priebus himself, Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker, Sen. Ron Johnson, Barbour and nephew Henry Barbour, former Virginia governor and former RNC chair Jim Gilmore, former chair Mike Duncan, and others. With the presence...
  • Michael Steele: Brokered Convention Was 'My Goal'

    03/13/2012 11:36:55 AM PDT · by Halfmanhalfamazing · 24 replies
    Newser ^ | March 12th | Matt Cantor
    As the GOP nomination process drags on, odds against Republicans seem to be increasing: Voter turnout has dropped, and independents are fleeing Mitt Romney. Turns out, however, that the lengthy contest is just what the former GOP head sought in the first place. "I wanted a brokered convention," Michael Steele tells Mother Jones. It was "one of my goals" in rearranging the Republican nomination process: Steele hoped his party could emulate the excitement of the Democrats' 2008 primary battle.
  • Did Morning Joe Bore Michael Steele To Sleep?

    02/29/2012 5:59:51 AM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 6 replies · 3+ views
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Morning Joe likes to think of itself as the most scintillating three hours on morning TV. But did the show have a soporific effect on Michael Steele? When the camera cut to him today at 7:50 ET, Steele appeared to be, well, I believe the polite term is "resting his eyes." Hat tip NB reader Susan J, who points out Steele is due considerable slack since he was up late doing primary coverage for MSNBC. Steele rebounded quickly and was able to laugh off the moment. View the video here.
  • Michael Steele Scolds MSNBC Host Over Her Suggestion Conservatives Need to Rally Around Romney

    01/05/2012 1:55:09 PM PST · by Hunton Peck · 23 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | January 05, 2012 | 15:41 | Ken Shepherd
    With Mitt Romney winning the Iowa caucus and on track to do well in New Hampshire, conservatives should just give up and rally behind the former Massachusetts governor, MSNBC host Alex Wagner suggested at the open of today's Now with Alex Wagner. Former Republican National Committee chairman Michael Steele was having none of that: ALEX WAGNER, host: Here we are, and there's a lot of, there's Mitt-mentum, as it were. MICHAEL STEELE: Where is it? WAGNER: I don't know, you, well, there's-- STEELE: Where is it?! Twenty-five percent does not momentum make. [...] WAGNER: But there is some thinking that,...
  • Newt Gingrich Said What?

    12/01/2011 4:56:29 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 136 replies
    National Review Online ^ | November 30, 2011 | Jim Geraghty
    ..A few of Newt Gingrichs Not-So-Greatest Hits: August 30, 2004: Now hes back, preaching the gospel of party moderation. At an Aug. 30 forum held by the centrist Republican Main Street Partnership, Gingrich heralded the GOPs new, bigger big tent. Everywhere Ive been, Ive argued in favor of electing the moderates, Gingrich said He even chastised the fiscally conservative Club for Growth a group that finances primary challengers to Republican incumbents they deem too liberal for not getting with the program. Their strategy is explicitly wrong, Gingrich said. The key is to elect more Republicans and have a...
  • Michael Steele predicts Romney-Cain ticket

    10/19/2011 6:06:47 PM PDT · by Def Conservative · 57 replies
    Imagine this scenario: The polished businessman with the smooth and steady hand and the self-starter that appeals to the enthusiastic tea party contingent. Endorsement or no endorsement, move over, Chris Christie. Make room for a RomneyCain ticket. On Wednesdays broadcast of MSNBCs Morning Joe, MSNBC contributor and former Republican National Committee chairman Michael Steele predicted a Romney partnership with Herman Cain, the former Godfathers Pizza CEO. I think what youre looking at down the road is a RomneyCain ticket the merging of Wall Street and Main Street coming together to go up against Obama and Biden and to talk...
  • Steele: Perry Got 'Owned' When He Opened 'Whup---'

    10/19/2011 4:50:25 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 24 replies · 1+ views
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    A lively GOP debate dissection on today's Morning Joe. Mika really liked Romney's performance, saying among other things that he was "fabulous." She also had surprising praise for Michelle Bachmann. There was consensus that 9-9-9 was "deboned" and that Herman Cain hurt himself badly with his pre-debate answer on releasing terrorists from Gitmo. Michael Steele had a striking way of saying that Perry's aggressiveness backfired. Video and more here.
  • Howard Dean: Tea Party 'Not Playing With Full Deck' [Must-See Dean Photo]

    10/05/2011 5:14:04 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 47 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Bulletin from the Bureau of Pot-Meet-Kettle: Howard Dean has declared that Tea Party Americans "are not playing with a full deck." This not merely from the man who made The Scream famous, but who in the very same segment today had a manic tongue-sticking-out moment [see screen grab] that might have scared pets and small children. Dean also managed to get into a spirited fight with Michael Steele over Obama's 2012 prospects. Dean claims to see an Obama transformed, a candidate "on fire" who is on course to win. Steele soberly pointed to the 9.1% unemployment rate. View the video...
  • Michael Steele on Perrys Hunting Camp: Its Very Troubling

    10/03/2011 12:00:27 PM PDT · by roses of sharon · 146 replies
    TIME ^ | 10/3/11
    Even as Texas Governor Rick Perry downplays the story of a racist epithet painted on a rock outside a property that he co-leased, black Republicans are not giving him the benefit of the doubt. First came GOP presidential candidate Herman Cain, who said yesterday that Perry handled the episode in a very insensitive way. And in an interview with TIME on Monday morning, former Republican National Committee Chairman Michael Steele also scolded Perry. Its very troubling on some many levels, for so many reasons, Steele said. Steele said questions over when and how clearly the rock had been painted over...
  • Barnicle Blathers: 'What Percentage Of GOP Convention Delegates Are Total Nutcases?'

    08/22/2011 5:39:12 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 34 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Want incisive news analysis and perspicacious probing of the people and events of the day? Then Mike Barnicle is your mannot. On today's Morning Joe, reacting to Jon Huntsman's criticism of Republicans who reputedly reject science, the former Boston Globe columnist inanely asked former RNC Chairman Michael Steele: "what percentage of Republican delegates who go to the convention do you figure are total nutcases?" Video after the jump.
  • (Michael) Steele in talks to join MSNBC

    05/21/2011 10:08:52 AM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 30 replies · 1+ views
    The Hill, Washington DC ^ | 2011-05-20 | Emily Goodin
    Former Republican National Committee (RNC) Chairman Michael Steele is in negotiations with MSNBC to be a political analyst, according to sources. Steele would be a prominent Republican voice on a network known for its liberal television hosts. If the deal goes through, he would join the cable network in time to offer commentary on the 2012 elections.
  • New chairman Priebus cleans up RNC after Michael Steeles tumultuous tenure

    04/17/2011 11:21:26 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 29 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 04/16/2011 | Dan Balz
    After two tumultuous years, the Republican National Committee is getting back to business. The hangover from former RNC chairman Michael Steeles tenure still hasnt faded. But the new party chairman, Reince Priebus, has begun to restore order and to replenish the committees depleted bank account. Whether he can raise enough money and create the machinery needed to help the partys 2012 nominee compete against President Obama and his seasoned political operation will be the real test of his chairmanship. Priebus, the former Wisconsin GOP chairman, is taking things a step at a time: restore connections with the partys major donors,...
  • Michael Steele Agrees With Bill Maher: The Knives Are Out For Sarah Palin

    01/29/2011 10:02:22 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 61 replies
    Mediaite ^ | January 28, 2011 | Glenn Davis
    It was clear that recently-deposed former RNC Chairman Michael Steeles appearance on Bill Mahers Real Time would yield a colorful conversation, and looking back, it probably should have been obvious who would be a main focus of that discussion: Sarah Palin. Maher brought her up quickly, reminding Steele of an appearance on Mahers show over two years ago when Steele predicted Palin-bashers would one day eat their words. Maher did not eat his words on this night. She does get a little harder to defend, does she not? Maher asked Steele, following up with, Between her and Michele Bachmann, I...
  • Who is Reince Preibus (Ryns Pree-bus)? Why is he the new GOP Chairman?

    01/15/2011 11:09:58 PM PST · by Sun · 42 replies ^ | Jan. 15, 2011 | Patrician Walston
    Many are interested in his views on family values and issues as he will play a huge part in Election 2012. In the December 1, 2010 RNC candidate forum, Priebus provided a few details about his politics. He said he believes the RNC is "part of" the Tea Party movement. He believes in the Christian God. He stated that if he were elected as RNC chair it would be through God's blessing; believes it is the Republican Party's mission to "save our country, to save our party, and to take back the White House. He believes someone who is "pro-abortion,...
  • Ann Coulter calls the results of the RNC Chairman election a big mistake

    01/14/2011 5:45:28 PM PST · by BuckeyeTexan · 199 replies
    DailyCaller ^ | 01/14/2011 | Steve Nelson
    Ann Coulter has something to say about Fridays Republican National Committee Chairman election, and it isnt favorable about the results. Big mistake not to re-elect Michael Steele Coulter wrote via Twitter, If he werent good, the left wouldnt hysterically attack him. Steele lost the Chairman election to Wisconsin Republican Chair Reince Priebus. Steele came in second place in the first round of balloting, with 44 votes to Priebus 45 votes, but lost ground in further rounds of voting.
  • Steele Out, Priebus In at RNC

    01/14/2011 3:27:34 PM PST · by ColdOne · 82 replies
    FoxNews ^ | January 14th 2011 | FoxNews/AP
    WASHINGTON --Reince Priebus was elected chairman of the Republican National Committee on Friday after Michael Steeledropped his bid to stay atop the party for another two years. Priebus clinched the victory after seven rounds, securing 97 votes, more than the 85 required to win. Steele dropped out of the race after four rounds. "At this time, I will step aside for others to lead," Steele told the168 RNC committee members at the Gaylord Resort in National Harbor, Md. "But in so doing, I hope y'all appreciate the legacy we leave. Despite the noise -- because lord know we had a...
  • Steele drops out of RNC Chair race

    01/14/2011 1:05:28 PM PST · by Justaham · 121 replies
    NBC | 1-14-11
    From Tritter: Michael Steele drops out of RNC chair race, saying: "It's very clear that the party wants to do something different." - NBC Story developing....
  • Vote out RINO Steele from the RNC

    01/11/2011 5:45:54 AM PST · by donjuanluis07 · 15 replies ^ | 01/11/11 | donjuanluis
    On January 14, this Friday, the leadership of the Republican National Committee will vote on who will be the new chairman. Michael Steele has been one of the most ineffective and damaging chairmen that the Republican party has allowed to lead its chief fundraising organization in recent history. His chairmanship includes: baffling statements on race and culture (lampooned quite well by the Daily Show below)USAToday's own request for his change of parties due to his own conflicted beliefs and history[]two different sex club scandals [] & []factually inaccurate public statements on the War in Afghanistan []massive debt in the Republican...
  • RNC sees deep red for 2012 budget (Historic RNC Debt may sink Michael Steele)

    01/03/2011 9:58:00 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 19 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 01/03/2010 | Ralph Hallow
    The next chairman of the Republican National Committee will face a money-raising challenge of historic proportions. The unreleased official budget of the RNC reveals that the Republican Party's national governing body and premier fundraising apparatus begins the 2011-12 presidential election cycle more than $20 million in the hole. "A record for any year in the past 30 years," Maria Cino, a candidate for the RNC chairmanship and a former deputy transportation secretary, told The Washington Times. The budget was approved by RNC Chairman Michael S. Steele's Budget Committee. The document also reveals that the RNC will enter the 2012 presidential...
  • Majority of RNC against Michael Steele

    01/03/2011 8:03:26 AM PST · by · 22 replies
    Politico ^ | 1/3/11 | ALEXANDER BURNS & JONATHAN MARTIN
    Republican National Committee Chairman Michael Steele faces an all-but-impossible path to reelection this month, as a majority of the RNCs 168 members indicate that they will not support the controversial chairman for another term. A weeklong canvass of the partys governing board by POLITICO revealed 88 members who have decided not to vote for Steele, either opting to support one of his opponents or simply ruling out Steele as a choice in the race. Fifty-five members, some of whom have endorsed one of Steeles challengers, have signaled that they will not support the chairman under any circumstances. An additional 33...
  • GOP Chair Candidate Cino Explains Helping Pro-Abortion Group

    12/31/2010 3:30:02 PM PST · by julieee · 25 replies ^ | December 31, 2010 | Steven Ertelt
    GOP Chair Candidate Cino Explains Helping Pro-Abortion Group Washington, DC - Republican Party chairman candidate Maria Cino became the final candidate for the national party chairman position to interview with the Susan B. Anthony List, a pro-life political group.
  • The next RNC chairwoman? Amb. Ann Wagner wary of transatlantic creep of socialism

    12/31/2010 8:32:03 AM PST · by speciallybland · 27 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 12/30/2010 | Alexis Levinson
    When Ann Wagner, the former United States ambassador to Luxembourg, returned from abroad in 2009, she felt that she has not entirely left Europe behind. I felt, after I left, that perhaps socialism had begun to follow me across the pond, she told The Daily Caller in a phone interview. In an attempt to help end what she views as the governments overreach during President Barack Obamas tenure, Wagner is running for chair of the Republican National Committee.
  • Michael Steele falls further behind in RNC chair campaign

    12/28/2010 11:08:27 AM PST · by iowamark · 51 replies · 6+ views
    Iowa Independent ^ | 12/28/2010 | Patrick Caldwell
    More than one-third of RNC members have publicly stated their intentions. According to The Hotlines latest whip count, Michael Steele continues to fall behind former Wisconsin GOP chair Reince Priebus in his bid to maintain his position as chair of the Republican National Committee (RNC). Iowan Gentry Collins has picked up one delegate, bringing his total to three and leaving him badly trailing in the race for the RNCs top spot.As of Monday, Priebus was publicly supported by 22 voting RNC delegates, compared to only 12 behind Steele. Former Michigan Republican chair Saul Anuzis is breathing right down Steeles neck...
  • Republican Party Chair Michael Steele to Join Pro-Life Debate

    12/28/2010 10:42:59 AM PST · by wagglebee · 9 replies · 1+ views
    Life News ^ | 12/28/10 | Steven Ertelt
    Michael Steele, the embattled chairman of the national Republican Party, says he will participate in a January 3 debate co-sponsored by a leading pro-life organization.Steele confirmed today to the Daily Caller, a conservative news web site that is sponsoring the debate with the pro-life Susan B. Anthony List and Americans for Tax Reform, that he will face off with five rivals seeking to lead the party against pro-abortion President Barack Obama.The confirmation is surprising because some party insiders speculated Steele would not participate but would defend his record in private before the 168 members of the Republican National Committee...
  • Michael Steele Must Go - Sign the Petition

    12/19/2010 7:24:24 AM PST · by abigail2 · 70 replies
    Bond Action, Inc. ^ | December 19, 2010 | abigail2
    Michael Steele Must Go!. Sign the Petition! HERE Michael Steele: Afghanistan is "War of Obama's Choosing" Steele: Abortion an 'individual choice' Candidates Line Up for RNC Chairmanship Steele Says Blacks Have 'No Reason' to Vote Republican Black Conservative Group Launches Petition Drive To Remove RNC Chairman Michael Steele VIDEO: MICHAEL STEELE SAYS REPUBLICANS "AFRAID" OF HIM (video)Video: Steele says being black gives him "slimmer margin for error" at RNC (video) Probe of Steele spending sought RNC exec Gentry Collins resigns, attacks Michael Steele Michael Steele: GOP won't win House Op-Ed: Michael Steele Must Go!
  • All Formally Declared Candidates for RNC Chairman Confirmed for January 3 Debate [Next RNC Chair?]

    12/14/2010 9:46:13 AM PST · by 92nina · 5 replies
    ATR ^ | 2010/12/13 | Will Upton
    All four of the formally declared candidates for the Chairmanship of the Republican National Committee (RNC) have confirmed their participation in the Monday, January 3 debate at the National Press Club. Hosted by Americans for Tax Reform and The Daily Caller, the debate will begin at 1:00 p.m. ET. As of today at Noon, the formally declared candidates are Saul Anuzis, Maria Cino, Reince Priebus, and Ann Wagner. The event details are as follows: When: Monday, January 3, 2011 from 1:00 pm 2:30 p.m. ET (Doors open at Noon). Where: National Press Club (529 14th St. NW), 13th Floor,...
  • RNC Chair Michael Steele on Whether He Will Resign: I Aint Going Anywhere Video

    12/14/2010 7:21:38 AM PST · by Federalist Patriot · 20 replies · 1+ views
    Freedom's Lighthouse ^ | December 13, 2010 | Brian
    Here is video of RNC Chair Michael Steele being asked if he has given consideration to stepping aside as Chair of the Republican National Committee. Steele said, "I ain't going anywhere." He also said he and his fellow Republicans have a fundamentally different view of America. Steele said he believes we are an "exceptional people," while President Obama, Nancy Pelosi, and Harry Reid "have a different view." Uh, well see if Republicans agree that he should stay.
  • Jesse Lee Peterson Radio Show! Uniting the Races with Truth Instead of Dividing them with Lies!

    12/14/2010 12:11:56 AM PST · by abigail2 · 13 replies
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  • Michael Steele Is Running Again?!?! Sign Jesse Lee Peterson's Petition Steele Must Go!

    12/13/2010 10:38:19 PM PST · by abigail2 · 22 replies
    Bond Action, Inc. ^ | December 14, 2010 | abigail2
    Black Conservative Group Launches Petition Drive To Remove RNC Chairman Michael Steele Rev. Jesse Lee Peterson, Founder and President of BOND Action, a national 501 (c) (4) nonprofit organization created to educate, motivate, and rally Americans to greater involvement in the moral and political issues that threaten America, announced today that his group is launching a Michael Steele Must Go! petition drive. Rev. Peterson was one of the first Republicans to publicly call for embattled RNC Chairman Michael Steele to step down last January, citing his financial mismanagement and lack of conservative convictions to lead the committee. I am encouraging...