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Avalon6 Donating Member (206 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-30-09 04:04 PM
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BREAKING: Steele wins RNC chairmanship with 91 votes
Edited on Fri Jan-30-09 04:04 PM by Avalon6
Just saw on CSPAN. Need 85 to clinch.
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WritingIsMyReligion Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-30-09 04:05 PM
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1. The latest tool in the Republican toolbox.
I predict he will draw negative amounts of black voters to the Republican party.

:rofl:
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ShortnFiery Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-30-09 04:05 PM
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2. But what does Rush think about THIS election?
:evilgrin:
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jenmito Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-30-09 04:07 PM
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7. He'll have to grab his ankles, bend over, and just TAKE it!
'Cause Steele's the first Black RNC Chairman.
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global1 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-30-09 04:07 PM
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Rush's Head Just Exploded......
a black national chairman of the RNC.

Rush is gonna have to give up his sheet.
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SuperTrouper Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-30-09 05:59 PM
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48. Hannity's head has exploded too same with Ann Coulter's.
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TheCowsCameHome Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-30-09 04:23 PM
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23. "The next thing you know they'll want to eat in restaurants with the rest of us"
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Sebass1271 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-30-09 04:05 PM
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3. they think he will be the second Obama... riiiight like
if we are STUPID!!
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ej510 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-30-09 04:07 PM
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9. That is exactly their plan mixed in with Gop horse shit.
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Andy823 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-30-09 04:08 PM
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11. It was pointed out on CNN
From a viewers email that the democrats had Hillary, so the repubs went out and got Palin. We elected Obama not the repugs have elected the first AA as head of their party, they just can't seem to do anything but copy what the democrats have done!
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annabanana Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-30-09 04:14 PM
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19. monkey see, monkey do... It is amusing how PROFOUNDLY they
don't "get it".
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Andy823 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-30-09 04:05 PM
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4. Well I wonder what Rush sill say?
Will he say the same kind of trash talk he has been using for Obama about Steele?

Bend over Rush!
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SeattleGirl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-30-09 04:07 PM
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8. And will Steele get the same kinds of death threats and overt
racism thrown at him that Obama does?
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Franks Wild Years Donating Member (687 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-30-09 04:13 PM
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18. From what I've seen, Steele looks to be every bit as racist as Rush, so it will not be an issue. n/t
Edited on Fri Jan-30-09 05:10 PM by Franks Wild Years
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marimour Donating Member (696 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-30-09 04:51 PM
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36. Michael Steele is NOT racist.
His election is a great thing for the RNC. He was the only candidate to speak out about the Magic Negro song and he thinks the GOP has to be inclusive (ex. compromise about immigration) to bring minorities to the GOP. Freepers will hate this choice b/c they basically call him a RINO.
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Franks Wild Years Donating Member (687 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-30-09 05:09 PM
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41. "Obama played the race card and it worked beautifully"
that sort of trash is what I associate with Michael Steele. The sort of shit that has come from a million and one Republic Party turds.
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marimour Donating Member (696 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-30-09 05:30 PM
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45. never heard him say that.
If he did then it sucks but it doesn't make him a racist. I have seen him in other situations before the election where he did not act like that. I've heard him speak in support of Affirmative Action. I can never understand why a black person can be a republican but among them, he is one of the better ones IMO. He is no Alan Keys or Clarence Thomas and he is probably the most moderate among the candidates.
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Franks Wild Years Donating Member (687 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-31-09 02:43 AM
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50. Well, perhaps you are right.
Edited on Sat Jan-31-09 02:47 AM by Franks Wild Years
I was only going by what I've seen, afterall - Not making a blanket statement with regards to Steele, but from what I had seen to that point the impression I received was that he kowtowed to the seamier, more provocative style of Republic politics. Still, I had probably seen an incomplete picture - With that in mind, racist was the wrong terminology so if I could edit my previous post, I would change that to "ideologically bankrupt" but I do detect the usual Republic Party smugness and disrespect for the average citizen.

That said, manipulating and attempting to use economically deprived black people like this make me believe that in most respects he must be a standard issue Republican:

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/20...

(sumary from wikipedia)

"The Washington Post reported that on election day the Steele campaign arranged for buses of low income people from Philadelphia to distribute fliers at polls. The flyers contained incorrect information, including a statement that Michael Steele was endorsed by prominent state Democrats and African American leaders who had not, in fact, endorsed him. The homeless people were falsely identified as volunteers although they were paid, and the campaign funds used for this purpose of hiring the homeless were not timely or properly reported or attributed to the campaign"
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Liquorice Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-30-09 05:43 PM
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46. You can disagree with Steele politically without
calling him a racist. From everything I've ever read and seen about Steele, he is not a racist. Racism is a very serious charge, and I think people are throwing it around far too often.
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Barack_America Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-30-09 04:06 PM
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5. Tee hee. I love how the Republicans are trying so hard to sound excited. nt
Edited on Fri Jan-30-09 04:06 PM by Barack_America
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ecstatic Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-30-09 04:06 PM
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6. As someone on CNN just said: They responded to Hillary Clinton with Palin
and now they are trying to mimic Obama through Steele. They have no original ideas--just tone deaf gimmicks that don't work.
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meli224 Donating Member (108 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-30-09 04:08 PM
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12. it kind of seems like an insult.
they think, well lets just pick a black guy so we will get more minority voters, this is the same shit they did with Palin, what a joke.
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high density Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-30-09 04:47 PM
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33. My thought exactly
PUMA part 2.
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AllexxisF1 Donating Member (559 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-30-09 04:07 PM
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10. LOL
Steele is the biggest Republican asshole on the planet. I mean a supreme jerk.
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grantcart Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-30-09 04:08 PM
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13. "To Friend and Foe alike we say we want you to be a part of us"


Well Michael your going to be a genuine source of great lines.
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jenmito Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-30-09 04:09 PM
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14. Steele thinks the party is now "completely different." Sorry, Steele, same values
as they always had. He is NOT something different.
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Guy Whitey Corngood Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-30-09 04:09 PM
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15. The dumb leading the really really dumb. nt
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TTUBatfan2008 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-30-09 04:10 PM
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16. I think this is their strategy...
to continue racist attacks on Obama and then hide behind the fact that they have a minority chairman.
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jenmito Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-30-09 04:10 PM
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17. He just said they stand proud as the CONSERVATIVE party of the United States. How is that change?
He's stupid.
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thatsrightimirish Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-30-09 04:15 PM
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20. Too bad Strom Thurmond isn't alive to see this
A black President and RNC chair. LOL
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Thrill Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-30-09 04:15 PM
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21. They are pathetic. Out of ideas. They pick Palin thinking that women will vote for them. Now they
pull the same stunt. Pathetic
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SemiCharmedQuark Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-30-09 04:52 PM
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37. Don't forget Keyes.
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TheCowsCameHome Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-30-09 04:20 PM
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22. I hope they tip him well when he parks their limos at the conventions
How freakin' transparent these idiots are.
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Yavin4 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-30-09 04:24 PM
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24. This Will Alienate The Republican Base
Republicans are down to the bottom of the barrel in terms of their base. "Dead-enders", if you will. They're not going to be pleased with a Black man running their party.
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terisan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-30-09 04:33 PM
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26. Hopefully the right wing base will start a totally insignificant 3rd party. nt
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terisan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-30-09 04:34 PM
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27. Hopefully the right wing base will start a totally insignificant 3rd party. nt
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uponit7771 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-30-09 04:39 PM
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28. HOPEFULLY!!!
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marimour Donating Member (696 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-30-09 04:56 PM
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38. i dont think thats why they will be upset.
They are perfectly happy with someone like Ken Blackwell (also black) to lead because he is a hawkish conservative. They think Steele is a RINO, or a moderate republican, which he basically is.
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Barack_America Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-30-09 05:24 PM
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43. FR is already going nuts on his 2nd amendment and abortion stances.
Apparently he has indicated he supports an assault rifle ban and opposes overturning Roe v. Wade. The infighting took all of about 20 post to break out in full force.

I so rarely look over there, but I couldn't help myself today.

They also seem to be pleased with themselves that Steele is "more black" than Obama.

:eyes:
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terisan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-30-09 04:31 PM
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25. I am surprised. I thought he would make a good showing but not win. nt
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buff2 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-30-09 04:40 PM
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29. I wonder if the redneck repukes
will start taking up collections to have him "taken care of" like they did Obama? I'll bet they will be furious when they find out about this... :rofl:
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Lex Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-30-09 04:41 PM
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30. The yee-haw rebel-flag contingency of the party, just said a lot of ugly words.
And I know which ones, unfortunately.

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qanda Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-30-09 04:44 PM
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31. I wish him well
Hopefully, he'll bring some much needed balance and diversity to the Republican platform.
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TTUBatfan2008 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-30-09 04:45 PM
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32. Considering he spends all his time...
spouting off stereotypes about black people in the same vein as Limbaugh and Hannity, I would say "balance" isn't on his agenda.
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Lex Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-30-09 04:49 PM
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34. I'm afraid he's another Clarence Thomas. Completely co-opted.
nt
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DCBob Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-30-09 04:49 PM
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35. He's a moderate that might actually help them in the long run but...
but the rank and file conservatives might revolt. He nearly won the MD Senate in 2006 as a "non-Red" Republican. He desperately tried to appear to be a Democrat -- even his bumper stickers said "Steele Democrat" -- the campaign said it meant a "Democrat for Steele" but everyone knew what it really meant. He is potentially a good choice but it remains to be seen if he can unite the party.
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cherish44 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-30-09 04:56 PM
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39. All together now ..."Mike the Magic Negro heads the RNC.."nt
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cherish44 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-30-09 05:26 PM
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44. Corrected..."Mike the TOKEN Negro, heads the RNC.....
Edited on Fri Jan-30-09 05:27 PM by cherish44
"and frolics with some fascist pigs in a land called Washington DC...."
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dave29 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-30-09 05:02 PM
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40. we're not racist!!!
>.> <.<
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Robbins Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-30-09 05:19 PM
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42. Remmeber
The DNC had It's first Black Chariman back In 1989.Republicans like to call themselves the party of Lincoln but all firsts In
Equality come from Democrats.Let's see If this works as well for Republicans as the Palin pick did.Can we larger majorities in 2010
and landslide In 2012?
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Phx_Dem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-30-09 05:52 PM
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47. I wonder if he'll receive a copy of "Michael the Magic Negro"
from his party? Or from Limbaugh?
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Hellataz Donating Member (804 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-30-09 06:20 PM
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49. anotherlame attempt from the GOP to "re-invent" itself
Not to begrudge his experience or value to his party, since I don't know him, but to me this seems very much like another one of the GOP's attempts to "re-invent" itself. But dress a a piece of crap up all you want, it's still a piece of crap. They insulted our intelligence by parading Palin around shouting "look we embrace women", this is just their latest hat trick so they can shout "look we embrace minorities too!"
I'm not fooled.
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