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Botany Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-04-10 07:38 AM
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GOP puzzled as Michael Steele courts diplomats
Edited on Wed Aug-04-10 07:42 AM by Botany
Source: Politico

The Republican National Committee is trying to set up meetings between Chairman Michael Steele and foreign ambassadors to the United States,
according to an email obtained by POLITICO an effort that has puzzled diplomats as well as fellow Republicans.

An RNC intern sent a message late last month to at least one ambassador on behalf of Neil Alpert, a senior finance aide, with little explanation.

As you know, the November election is just 103 days away and the Chairman would like to extend to you an invitation to sit down either at the
RNC or at your embassy to discuss the upcoming 2010 midterm elections, wrote Christopher Kelleher, a finance department intern. With literally
hundreds of congressional seats up for grabs in just under four months, Chairman Steel would love to have the opportunity to discuss the Party's
outlook with you.

snip

They cant give any money and they cant vote, said former RNC Chairman Jim Nicholson of the ambassadors. I dont know why youd take time to do it.

It is illegal for foreign nationals to contribute to American candidates or political parties.

Read more: http://www.politico.com/news/stories/0710/40344.html



Steele is every bit as batshit crazy as Palin, Bachmann, and Angle.



"Because that is how we roll, Baby!." I hope he stays on forever as chair of the RNC.
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rocktivity Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-04-10 07:40 AM
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1. Didn't Kerry got blasted for doing something similiar during the '04 camapign?
Edited on Wed Aug-04-10 07:40 AM by rocktivity
:eyes:
rocktivity
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JustABozoOnThisBus Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-04-10 08:46 AM
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9. Yeah, but Kerry had the audacity to speak French
I doubt that Steele is overburdened by education.

:hi:
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Demeter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-04-10 07:40 AM
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2. Maybe He's Looking For Political Asylum from His Companeros in GOP
when what he really needs is an insane asylum....
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AlinPA Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-04-10 07:44 AM
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3. If the Democrats did that, the republicans and Fox "news" would go berserk.
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onpatrol98 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-04-10 07:55 AM
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4. Isn't it obvious...
He's looking for a job.

:dunce:
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Botany Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-04-10 08:06 AM
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6. as well he should
Once on the ground, FEC filings suggest, Steele travels in style. A February RNC trip to California, for example, included a $9,099 stop at the
Beverly Hills Hotel, $6,596 dropped at the nearby Four Seasons, and $1,620.71 spent at Voyeur
West Hollywood, a bondage-themed nightclub featuring topless women dancers imitating lesbian sex.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2010/03/29/voyeur-west-ho...
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T Wolf Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-04-10 08:00 AM
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5. The Democrats should go after the GOP for "conducting foreign policy" or whatever the BS they
threw at John Kerry and other Dems in the past.

But they won't.
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SpiralHawk Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-04-10 08:21 AM
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7. "Human beings puzzled as republicons continue their FAIL," - Human Beings
Edited on Wed Aug-04-10 08:29 AM by SpiralHawk

"Yes, it's absolutely, undeniably, 100% true. We are like totally puzzled at how Republicon Homelanders can continue to be such solid-state hypocrites, with their claims to be 'conservative' when in fact they are borrow-and-spend FAIL Freaks. And don't get us started on their wide-stance, diaper-clad, faux lesbian rentboy bathroom-kinkster, luggage-handling Family Values antics. Sheesh. Give us a frikkin break.

"Of course we are puzzled at their shameful hypocrisy and propensity for FAIL. Why do they want to drag America and Americans down to their level at the bottom of the cess pool? Totally puzzled."

- Human Beings
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Demit Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-04-10 08:25 AM
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8. He's a buffoon. And I think the GOP quite likes having a buffoon as their chairman.
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groundloop Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-04-10 11:14 AM
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10. Looks like he's seeking political asylum
Edited on Wed Aug-04-10 11:16 AM by groundloop
It's a preemptive strike before he can be charged with the crimes he's committed.
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Fearless Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-04-10 11:20 AM
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11. Didn't the new election reform law say that they could donate unlimited amounts to campaigns?
Or am I off base?
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Exultant Democracy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-04-10 11:26 AM
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12. Their companies can, you didn't miss a thing. Sovereign investment funds cash
is going to pour into our elections.
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MilesColtrane Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-04-10 12:12 PM
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13. I believe that the Citizens United v. FEC decision now allows...
Edited on Wed Aug-04-10 12:13 PM by MilesColtrane
corporations to finance as many campaign commercials in as many races as they can afford.

Don't know if it allows foreign based corporations to do this, but that could be tied to Steele's overtures.
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TheDebbieDee Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-04-10 10:32 PM
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14. Michael Steele is NOT crazy! He's on the Dem payroll.
Listen to me now and hear me later...........he's acting in the best interests of the Democrats.
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