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  • Birtherism stalks GOP, scaring the establishment

    04/26/2011 2:18:36 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 38 replies
    The Atlanta Journal-Constitution ^ | April 26, 2011 | Cynthia Tucker
    Perhaps Reince Priebus, the new head of the Republican National Committee, has no choice but to pretend he’s not worried about birther nonsense, which is proliferating like alien pods and threatening to take over the entire Republican Party. “I don’t think that it’s an issue that moves voters,” he told a journalists’ roundtable this morning. He wishes that were true. Last week, a New York Times poll showed that 45 percent of Republican voters — that’s nearly half, folks — claim not to believe that Obama was born in the United States. And it doesn’t stop there. As I wrote...
  • RNC Presidential Straw Poll

    04/26/2011 12:48:27 PM PDT · by rxsid · 22 replies ^ | 4/26/2011 | GOP
    "1. The following men and women have been touted by the media as possible candidates for the Republican presidential nomination in 2012. Which candidate do you favor? Michele BachmannJohn BoltonHerman CainChris ChristieMitch DanielsJim DeMintNewt GingrichRudy GiulianiMike HuckabeeJon HuntsmanGary JohnsonSarah PalinRon PaulTim PawlentyRick PerryBuddy RoemerMitt RomneyRick SantorumDonald TrumpUnsureOther  2. Barack Obama will once again raise hundreds of millions of dollars from Union Bosses, trial lawyers and Hollywood elites who will spend whatever it takes to keep the White House in Democrat hands. The RNC is the ONLY Republican Party committee that can directly support our presidential nominee, in addition to the...
  • It's like Clockwork when it comes to Gov. Palin.

    04/20/2011 5:12:36 PM PDT · by unseen1 · 29 replies
    04/20/2011 | unseen1
    Clockwork is a set programmed job. It requires you to know the gears, the springs and how it all goes together. It is a demanding job, requiring skill and a certain affinity for the job to be able to do it well. It is also a good analogy to the MSM/RNC/DNC attempts to STOP PALIN. If you notice, after every “homerun"/"good news cycle" of Gov Palin's, the clock workers in the MSM/RNC/DNC bend to their tasks of STOPPING PALIN. It doesn’t matter what type of homerun Palin accomplished. It could be a speech like last Saturday’s or a great interview...
  • New chairman Priebus cleans up RNC after Michael Steele’s 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 Steele’s tenure still hasn’t faded. But the new party chairman, Reince Priebus, has begun to restore order and to replenish the committee’s depleted bank account. Whether he can raise enough money and create the machinery needed to help the party’s 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 party’s major donors,...
  • RNC looks to leverage debates as fundraisers

    04/01/2011 8:31:06 PM PDT · by quantim · 10 replies
    AP/WorldMag ^ | Apr 1, 10:10 PM EDT | PHILIP ELLIOTT
    LAS VEGAS (AP) -- The Republican National Committee on Friday asked the likely presidential candidates if they would be willing to participate in debates where the central committee picked the format, content and even the moderators in exchange for the White House hopefuls' help digging the party out of its $21 million debt. In a letter, two RNC officials gauged support for seven debates that would essentially give the party's stamp of approval to monthly meetings between August and February. The process would give the candidates an excuse to skip any potentially hostile debates. Four years ago, the burgeoning number...
  • RNC proposes its own debates—to raise money (apparently those who attend gets the donor list)

    04/01/2011 7:33:11 PM PDT · by Bigtigermike · 10 replies
    Polutico ^ | Friday April 1, 2011 | Johnathan Martin
    The Republican National Committee is proposing to sponsor a series of monthly presidential primary debates beginning in August and running through February in which the RNC would determine the format and require each participating candidate to raise money for the party at the event, according to an email obtained by POLITICO. In a message sent Friday night, James Bopp, the party’s Indiana committeeman and chairman of a special debate committee, asked aides to potential GOP candidates to agree to six RNC-sanctioned debates in which “the RNC or its designee may at its discretion determine the time, place, co-sponsors, format ,...
  • Priebus plots RNC’s long climb out of financial hole

    03/11/2011 5:32:31 AM PST · by iowamark · 18 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | March 10, 2011 | Ralph Z. Hallow
    Reince Priebus, just over a month into his term as Republican National Committee chairman, is cutting costs and cultivating the party’s donor base in an aggressive bid to fix the national party’s tattered balance sheet. The former Wisconsin Republican Party chairman has less than 20 months to whip the GOP’s most important money-raising instrument into shape to ensure his party’s candidates can compete with President Obama and congressional Democrats in the 2012 elections. The troubled tenure of predecessor Michael S. Steele left the RNC deeply in debt and with what was once a battalion of big donors reduced to platoon...
  • RNC Wants a Longer Primary Season

    03/04/2011 11:16:27 AM PST · by Mozilla · 32 replies
    National Journal ^ | 3-4-11 | Beth Reinhard
    If the Republican National Committee has its way, the 2012 election will look a lot different than 2008, when 30 states had held GOP primaries or caucuses as of February 5. New party rules aimed at prolonging what has become a Twitter-speed primary season urge the earliest four states to push back votes from January to February; states that award delegates proportionately to vote in March; and winner-take-all states to vote in April. Relegating the states with the biggest bounties to the back of the line would prevent a candidate from quickly racking up delegates and squeezing competitors out of...
  • New RNC Ad Connects Obama and His ‘Union Bosses’

    03/03/2011 7:47:19 AM PST · by Lucky9teen · 10 replies
    WASHINGTON (The Blaze/AP) — The Republican National Committee is airing a new television ad in Wisconsin blaming President Barack Obama and “union bosses” for standing in the way of economic reform. And while the ad is first hitting the airwaves this week, when it debuted on the web last week one MSNBC host dubbed it “racist.” The ad seeks to bolster Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker as he pushes a measure that would take away most collective bargaining rights for state employees.
  • RNC ad links Obama to 'union bosses'

    03/02/2011 8:45:43 PM PST · by Innovative · 17 replies
    The Republican National Committee on Wednesday began airing a television ad in Wisconsin that blames President Barack Obama and "union bosses" for standing in the way of economic reform. The ad is an effort to bolster Republican Gov. Scott Walker as he tries to push through a measure that would take away most collective bargaining rights for state employees. Obama has not been to Wisconsin since the protests began. But he has called Walker's proposal an assault on unions and urged other governors not to vilify public workers. Obama's political arm at the Democratic National Committee also helped mobilize demonstrators...
  • Priebus Should Move RNC Convention Out of Florida

    02/21/2011 6:49:55 PM PST · by bigred08 · 7 replies ^ | 2/21/11 | Craig Robinson
    Just because the Republican National Committee and Democrat National Committee announced months ago that February 6th would be the date for the Iowa caucuses, doesn’t mean that’s when the First-In-The-Nation Caucuses will actually take place. The rules set by the national parties don’t even guarantee that the caucuses will be the first contest in the nominating process. In fact, there is a possibility that the Republican nomination could be wrapped up by February 6th, just like it almost was back in 2008.
  • RNC Surpasses Major Donor Goal Under New Chairman

    02/21/2011 1:06:04 PM PST · by FTJM · 11 replies
    Roll Call ^ | 2/20/11 | Tricia Miller
    The Republican National Committee raised $5.7 million in January, and new Chairman Reince Priebus said Sunday that $3.5 million of the total came in after his election Jan. 14. “We owe a lot of our success to major donors who helped us reach 180 percent of our monthly major donor goal, and we were able to accomplish that in the last two weeks of January,” Priebus said in a statement. “I am thankful for the outpouring of support I’ve seen over the past month, from both long-time and first-time donors, but we have a lot of work to do.” Priebus...
  • New RNC Chief of Staff Bought Sarah Palin $150K in Clothes?

    02/04/2011 7:27:53 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 65 replies · 1+ views
    Hotair ^ | 02/04/2011 | Matt Lewis
    Jeff Larson, a Minnesota Republican operative, is expected to become the new RNC Chief of Staff. But as Yahoo!’s Holly Bailey reported, back in the fall of 2008, Larson gained another sort of notoriety: He provided his credit card for Sarah Palin’s infamous $150,000 clothing makeover. As you may recall, this became a pretty big — if superficial — scandal back in 2008.As Newsweek reported, The disclosure that the Republican National Committee spent more than $150,000 on clothing and accessories for vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin and her family set off recriminations among GOP officials—and, more important, party donors. It...
  • RNC Chairman: Party Debt Is Worse Than Numbers Sheet Shows

    02/01/2011 10:06:27 AM PST · by Sopater · 33 replies
    Fox News ^ | February 01, 2011
    WASHINGTON -- Newly elected Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus took the job with $23 million in debt and cut a third of the staff he inherited from his predecessor, the controversial and gaffe-prone Michael Steele. In year-end federal finance reports on Monday, the GOP central committee showed that $2 million of its debt came during Steele's final two weeks as he sought to keep hold of his chairmanship. The Democratic National Committee, meanwhile, reported a continued fraction of that debt but had enough cash in the bank to pay off the loans immediately. "While the year-end FEC report reveals...
  • Michael Steele Compares Self to Julius Caesar (seriously)

    01/19/2011 11:34:11 AM PST · by therightliveswithus · 15 replies
    Pundit Press ^ | 1/19/2010 | Thomas Ferdousi
    Outgoing RNC Chairman Michael Steele is not taking his loss sitting down. After losing his bid for a second term, he appears to be firing back at his critics and has laid the blame at the feet of the RNC itself. This comes as Reince Priebus was elected to be the next Chairman. Steele famously (or infamously) was gaffe-prone, calling for a withdrawal from Afghanistan. He also ran the RNC into a massive debt after coming in with a considerable surplus. Steele was interviewed by FrumForum where he laid down the victim line. Apparently he didn't think that his own...
  • Vote in Our Poll: What Do You Think of Reince Priebus as New RNC Chairman?

    01/18/2011 6:25:11 AM PST · by therightliveswithus · 20 replies
    Pundit Press ^ | 1/17/2011 | Aurelius
    With the new RNC election last week, we saw the expulsion of Michael Steele, after he racked up a huge deficit while he came in with a sizable surplus. Steele was out by the end of the fourth round which left Priebus, Anuzis, Cino, and Wagner. Priebus finally won in the seventh round, beating Cino and Anuzis. With Priebus ready to set the stage for the 2012 races, is his appointment a good thing or a disaster?
  • Friday's Lightning Round (with commentary on new RNC chairman by Fox News panel)

    01/17/2011 11:53:49 AM PST · by EveningStar · 1 replies
    Fox News ^ | January 14, 2011 | FNC panel
    Jan 14, 2011 - 7:42 - All-Star panel's debt ceiling debate
  • 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,...
  • Barbour defeats Boehner in proxy battle for control of RNC; Steele ousted

    01/15/2011 8:35:36 AM PST · by Servant of the Cross · 43 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | 1/14/2011 | Ralph Z. Hallow
    For many Republican National Committee members and GOP activists, the real headline after Friday's defeat of RNC Chairman Michael S. Steele was "Mississippi Gov. Haley Barbour defeats House Speaker John Boehner." The newly-elected RNC Chairman, Wisconsin GOP Chairman Reince Priebus, was the behind-the-scenes choice of Mr. Barbour, who is considering a run for the GOP presidential nomination next year and can benefit from having his man heading up the GOP's top fundraising and campaign organization. Mr. Priebus bested Mr. Boehner's choice for the post, former Bush administration official Maria Cino, and two other rivals by the seventh round of voting...
  • 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 Friday’s Republican National Committee Chairman election, and it isn’t favorable about the results. “Big mistake not to re-elect Michael Steele” Coulter wrote via Twitter, “If he weren’t good, the left wouldn’t 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.