Friday, January 30, 2009

Congratulations to new RNC Chairman Michael Steele

The Republican National Committee (RNC), after a somewhat arduous voting process, has elected Michael Steele as its Chairman.

Among other notable career highlights, Steele is the former Lt. Gov of Maryland, and he came to speak at the Spring Dinner of the Lake County Republican Federation a few years back. He was great.

More like him, please.


Anonymous said...

Great news! Someone who not afraid to think outside the box without surrendering traditional Republican values.

He was very impressive at the Lake County Republican Federation Dinner a while back and is one of the few Republicans to leave Bill Maher tongue tied on his HBO show.

He will be a great spokesman for us and of course, has a lot of work to do.

Louis G. Atsaves

Anonymous said...

Excellent new leader - I am thrilled for the Party.

Anonymous said...

Steele is charismatic but if you think things are bad here, try the Maryland GOP. They are next to non-existent despite his win in 2002 there with Governor Ehrlich. He was an historic leader there but it fizzled because he was a lot of bark and not so much bite. Their version of Mark-Connie Morella got beat, and they've lost their versions of peter roskam and others.

He's not a nuts and bolts Chairman like Haley Barbour and Ken Mehlman were or a policy guy like Gingrich so it will be interesting to see what he brings in. More than anything else right now the party needs a major league-like soldier field style overhaul and rethink, and I'm not sure he can offer it.

A lot of you think Mark can win because the democrats are corrupt next year, but I think it's going to take a lot more than that. If you look at the underlying factors of why the Democrats won back congress in 2006 and the white house last year it's because people like howard dean, the wacko Kos, rahm, and some others stepped forward from the outside and foisted change upon a badly beaten party.

Andy and Mark don't seem to want to do any deep thinking and while I love steele, the jury will be out until he develops ideas and coalitions that will win westchester county and wilmette as much as the washington conservative establishment.


Greg said...

What, now we go and find our own "magic Negro"?

This is a very, very sad day for America. The election of Steele proves that the Republican party will not go in the direction they need to for the sake of our country. They can expect to be in the minority for quite some time to come.

Are you a true conservative or just a kool aid drinker? If you are a true conservative then you would listen to what this other true conservative has to say about him.

Steve Deace is so right about him.

He's a RINO. On that we can be clear. This proves that the Republican Party's move to the Left might be a permanent legacy of the Bush years.

Team America said...

Greg- if you don't like the direction the Republican Party is headed, perhaps you should just bolt and become a facist/anarchist and spend your time posting manifestos on the Internet. Seems like you'd fit right in with that crowd, if in fact you're not one of them already.

Anonymous said...

Even this once Republican who took off his rose-colored glasses believes the RNC did the right thing selecting Steele....not based on his color, but his qualifications. The party needs a complete re-tooling in order to keep in-step with the 21st century and attracting young people. The base (boomers) is dying off.

marcfeld said...

Mr. Steele failed to speak out against Anti-Semetic literature that was used against his opponent in Mr. Steele's recent Senate bid.

This is not backbone, this is not bravery, this is George Bush and Karl Rove 'any means necessary' politics that was attempted recently by the GOP in Tennessee as well.

Apparently, Ann Coulter has more backers amongst mainstream GOP'ers than she even knew and than would be good for the country.

You cannot be pleased with Ms. Coulter, Magic Negro, and anti-Jewish while opening the GOP tent to more Americans.

Of course, no one consistently accuses the GOP of being too sensitive or inclusive.

Its not if they only had a brain, its if they'd only use it instead of the lock-step, rubber stamp approach to all things in civil discourse.

How fast can YOU spend $350 Billion with no strings?

Anonymous said...

I'm amazed that Republicans elected someone who isn't a WASP. That's an indication that they have at least a small idea about how bad they've screwed up over the last 8 years. Without Bush and his lemmings, Barack Obama would not be President right now.

Anonymous said...

marcfeld, if the Republicans nominated a candidate for president who openly associated with a man who had bombed abortion clinics the way Bill Ayres bombed the u.s. congress, your liberal mainstream media would have been all over him.

The fact that the print organ of the democratic party is openly blasting the obama administration this early in his term-Maureen Dowd even took a shot at him tells you how fake and awful the next 4 years will be.