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April 04, 2010
Why is it that "progressive liberal" Democrats attack Mike Steele, Sara Palin, and other conservative individuals? It is because they want to personally destroy individuals who are a threat to them. This is the same reason that the Democrats attack the Catholic Church and the Protestant religion. They know that if they attack these individuals or organizations, they may not get push-back from them on their very liberal and socialist views.
If Mike Steel was a Democrat and the Republican Party went after him like the Democrats are doing, then they would be called a racist. Democrats use the old tried and true race issue when they do not have the facts to back them up.
According to the Washington Post, "Steele has put a public face on what had been largely a behind-the-scenes job, hoping to foster what he has called a "hip-hop" Republican renaissance. That high profile has been accompanied by a record of lavish spending and a string of gaffes, leading some party activists to complain that Steele revels in the perks of the office while neglecting some of the onerous work necessary to reclaim majorities in the House and Senate. This narrative grew more damaging last week with the disclosure that RNC staffers approved a $1,900 bill at a Hollywood nightclub that features topless dancers mimicking lesbian sex acts while wearing bondage gear."
Now, the Washington Post is saying that Mike Steele was elected as RNC Chairman because the Republican Party wanted a "black" to counter Obama. The Washington Post reported...To understand how this one-term lieutenant governor from Maryland became his party's national chairman, go back to the day he was selected, Jan. 30, 2009. It was one week after Obama's historic inauguration, and many in the Republican Party were demoralized and seeking new direction. In a crowded field of candidates for the chairmanship, Steele stood out -- a 6-foot-4, dapper, television-friendly former politician who spoke eloquently of expanding the party's base to include more blacks and Latinos. He offered a break with history as the first African American chairman of what he referred to over and over again as the "party of Lincoln." "The party has really wallowed in the sewers of racial politics in the country," said NAACP President Ben Jealous, a longtime Steele friend. "Mike Steele is their chance to get back on higher ground."
Mike Steele will live and die as Chairman on the amount of money he raises and the number of elections the Republican Party wins. Mike has good political instincts and is a survivor. An exception is Virginia. Steele won praise for his work on behalf of Republican Gov. Robert F. McDonnell, who was elected in November in a landslide. At Steele's direction, the RNC invested more than $9 million in the state, helping fund field operations and get-out-the-vote efforts that helped GOP candidates sweep the statewide races.
The Washington Post thinks that a large number of "big donors" are not giving to the RNC because of Mike Steele. That is not true. A large number of donors are giving directly to candidates or Congressional committees since they want to make a direct impact and the RNC only supports candidates that they decide can win. Many of us gave to Scott Brown and other Republicans directly since we wanted to make an impact on races that we determine are critical.
For example, Lawrence Bathgate, a past RNC finance chairman, said Steele has asked him for donations. Bathgate said he instead donated to the governors group and individual campaigns. "If my money will help some Republican get elected to the Senate or the House and if we can make some gains, that's better for my country than giving it to the RNC to see what they're going to do with it," Bathgate said.
The Republican Party must go after their detractors and not let them destroy the Party from the outside. Mike--raise money for the Congressional races. Sara--keep after Obama's socialist policies. Republicans--stay united and go after the anti-American policies of the Democrats.
February 03, 2009
The newly elected chairman of the Republican National Committee (RNC), Michael Steele, today announced his transition team to review all party operations and begin preparing for this year’s elections.
Comprised of current RNC members, the transition team will help implement the sweeping changes Steele proposed during his campaign for chairman. Under Chairman Steele’s leadership, the RNC will focus on recruiting a new cadre of top-notch candidates and operatives, build new volunteer networks, and forge new working relationships with state and local parties. The team will also immediately begin preparing for the gubernatorial and local elections later this year in Virginia and New Jersey, and the special Congressional election in New York State.
“We’re going to bring this Party to every corner of the country and ask people to join us and work with us,” Chairman Steele said. “By standing on our principles – we can expand and grow. My transition team will take a fresh look at everything with an eye toward preparing to win the campaigns of the future.”
The Chairman’s transition team will be led by Reince Priebus, Chairman of the Republican Party of Wisconsin, member of the RNC’s Executive Committee, and one of the young leaders who will help expand the Grand Old Party.
“Michael is committed to our conservative cause, has strong leadership skills, and the ability to connect with and energize our grassroots supporters,” Priebus said. “Our core fundamental principles remain strong and mirror those of the majority of Americans. We must improve our outreach efforts in order to grow as a Party. I look forward to continuing my partnership with him and the RNC.”
Co-Chairmen Of The Steele Transition Team Include:
Saul Anuzis is the current Chairman of the Michigan Republican Party. Anuzis founded the telecommunications firm Quick Connect USA, is a leader in the use of technology in political campaigns, and an active blogger.
Henry Barbour is the current National Committeeman from Mississippi. Barbour has served as the campaign manager for Chip Pickering and Haley Barbour, the current Governor of Mississippi and former RNC Chairman.
Pat Brady is the current National Committeeman from Illinois. He is an attorney and originally from St. Charles, IL. Brady previously worked as a federal prosecutor in California and in the Cook County State’s Attorney’s office.
Jim Greer is the current Chairman of the Republican Party of Florida. Prior to his expanded work for the Republican Party in Florida, Greer was the Acting President & CEO of Regulatory Compliance Services, Inc. and J. Greer & Associates.
Holly Hughes is the current National Committeewoman from Michigan. Hughes is a small business owner and a former Montague Area Public School Board member.
Bo Palacios is the current National Committeeman from the Northern Mariana Islands. Palacios is currently a Legislative Assistant with the Commonwealth of Northern Mariana Islands Resident Representative.
Shawn Steel is the current National Committeeman from California. From 2001-2003, Steel served the California Republican Party as Chairman. He is also the founding director of the California chapter of the Club for Growth.
Joyce Tehres is the current National Committeewoman from Maryland. From 1989-1998, Tehres served as Chair of the Maryland Republican Party.
Bob Tiernan is the current Chairman of the Republican Party of Oregon. Tiernan is a business consultant from Lake Oswego and a former state representative.
January 30, 2009
Congrats to Mike Steele in winning the votes today to become the next RNC Chair. The Republican Party needs Mike Steele to refocus its efforts and to win the confidence of the American people.
Michael Steele’s election as Chairman of the Republican National Committee is a historic achievement for Maryland, our Party and the nation. Now, the RNC will focus on the concerns of all Americans in the spirit of President Lincoln and Ronald Reagan. Having had the privilege of working with Michael Steele in the Maryland Republican Party, I look forward to supporting him in his efforts to rebuild the Republican Party. He will include more working families, give them hope and have them keep more of their tax dollars. He will help the party in its efforts to gain the American trust and restore the values of conservative fiscal policies. Mike will help our party grow and craft the strategy of fighting our way back to a Majority in Congress.
Again, it is a great day to be a Republican in the United States!!!