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babylonsister Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-16-10 08:40 AM
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Michael Steele lauds outside groups' spending for Republicans as 'long overdue'

Steele lauds outside groups' spending for Republicans as 'long overdue'
By Michael O'Brien - 10/15/10 09:40 AM ET


Upstart groups' spending on Republican candidates in 2010 is "long overdue," Republican National Committee (RNC) Chairman Michael Steele said Friday.

Steele said he welcomed the creation of groups like American Crossroads, the GOP-oriented organization affiliated with former Bush White House officials Karl Rove and Ed Gillespie, precisely because they can bypass the restrictions that constrain the RNC's fundraising.

"Karl's group, like many other 527s that are beginning to form within the Republican Party, is long overdue," Steele said Friday on Fox News. "We're 10 years behind on that. And I applaud them for taking the step to go out into the marketplace."

Groups like American Crossroads and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce have found themselves under attack by President Obama and top Democrats in recent weeks for their work to influence Nov. 2's elections. Because of a Supreme Court ruling earlier this year that loosened restrictions on corporate spending in elections, those groups are able to receive millions in corporate support without having to disclose the source of funding.

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saltpoint Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-16-10 08:48 AM
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1. Michael Steele is just a mess, isn't he.
He's just a mess.

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babylonsister Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-16-10 09:02 AM
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3. I say to myself, 'he can't be that dumb', but he disproves me
time and again! :hi:
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saltpoint Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-16-10 09:03 AM
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4. LOL! Yes.
I wonder how many "hip-hop Republicans" he's managed to round up during his tenure so far?
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Ikonoklast Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-16-10 09:47 AM
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5. The Crazy Elevator he's riding on keeps finding another floor.
"I'm you."

If I was crazier'n a shithouse rat, I might be a Republican and fit right in with Steele and the rest of the loons.
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NC_Nurse Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-16-10 08:53 AM
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2. He is such an idiot. I'm sure he's glad they are saving his ass after he burned through
All the RNC cash!
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WingDinger Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-16-10 10:16 AM
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6. He doesnt know shit about fundraising, so any cheat is welcome.
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