Theodore's World: Michael Steele Wins RNC Chairmanship ~ Congratulations!

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January 30, 2009

Michael Steele Wins RNC Chairmanship ~ Congratulations!

Michael Steele Wins RNC Chairmanship

"As a little boy growing up in this town, this is awesome," said Steele, the most moderate candidate in the field and considered an outsider because he's not a committee member.

In a brief acceptance speech, the new GOP chairman struck a tone of inclusiveness.

"We're going to say to friend and foe alike: We want you to be a part of us, we want you to with be with us, and for those who wish to obstruct, get ready to get knocked over," Steele said.

Wild Thing's comment.........

Kudos to you Michael. Now stand tall and proud. Be strong and push conservative principles. Do not falter and do not shrink from the fight against Obama and the Democrats.

When he was running for LT. Governor, the democratic party, with the help of Chuck Schumer, illegally gained access to his credit report .

From the past:

"Black Democratic leaders in Maryland say that racially tinged attacks against Lt. Gov. Michael S. Steele in his bid for the U.S. Senate are fair because he is a conservative Republican.

Such attacks against the first black man to win a statewide election in Maryland include pelting him with Oreo cookies during a campaign appearance, calling him an “Uncle Tom” and depicting him as a black-faced minstrel on a liberal Web log.

Operatives for the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee (DSCC) also obtained a copy of his credit report — the only Republican candidate so targeted.

But black Democrats say there is nothing wrong with “pointing out the obvious.”

Posted by Wild Thing at January 30, 2009 05:55 PM


I don't know much about Michael Steele but have not heard anything negative. I can at this point stand with him.
Bob A.

Posted by: Bob A at January 30, 2009 06:36 PM

I like Michael Steele and will back him 100% if he can get the parties spine back in place.

Posted by: cuchieddie at January 30, 2009 07:00 PM

That would be a lifetime job putting a spine back into the Republican party. I saw him more than once on Hannity and dipshit and he did pretty well. So for now he gets a pass. The track record of the RNC is poor in my book.

Posted by: Mark at January 30, 2009 09:12 PM

My take on Steele, from my blog:

Congratulations to Michael Steele, I wish him, and the RNC much luck!

That said, it appears that a lot of bloggers are almost ‘giddy’ with joy at the election of Steele to the position of Chairman. I am sure Steele is a great choice, I hope he is because right about NOW would be a really GREAT time for Steele to make EVERY effort to move the RNC back to some TRUE Republican roots, and as far away from being nothing more than *Dem Lite* as is possible. No more RINOs! EVER!! RINOs have destroyed the Republican party.

If the RNC doesn’t go back to being REPUBLICAN, if the RNC doesn’t stop trying to be as much like the Dems as they can, I will STILL be an Independent, and the Republican party will continue to be the party of weak-assed old losers, John McCain, and will continue to lose Congressional and Senatorial seats to the Dems.

Am I being a hard-ass?? You bet I am, it’s time to fight or forget it, and I am NOT going to support ANY candidate that’s not Conservative 1st, not until such time that the RNC becomes the party of true Conservatism, and nothing BUT Conservatism!

One story I saw leads off with Michael Steele becomes first black RNC chairman. Personally, I don’t care if he’s green with purple polka-dots. It’s what kind of JOB he can do to bring the Republican party back into line with CONSERVATISM, that is the goal that must be kept in sight!

Without the Conservatives of this nation the Republican party can forget ANY election, and I personally know many Republicans that are now far more inclined towards pure Conservatism than they are the RNC party policy. Steele had best keep this in mind, otherwise, being a Republican means about as much as it did under the last RNC chairman.

Return INTEGRITY to the RNC Mr. Steele, if you can do that, then there is a great possibility the Republicans can take this nation by storm in 2010!

Posted by: TexasFred at January 30, 2009 09:16 PM

Nick's side of the family lib types in 'Mary Land' ran him OUT of office after one term as Lt. Governor. His mother worked two jobs to put Michael through college and he was told basically by being black, he would have to vote for the Democratic Party lines if he wanted to get ahead. This man is THE REAL DEAL!

Posted by: darthcrUSAderworldtour07 at January 30, 2009 10:42 PM

I do like Michael Steele. He's a strong, capable man. Now he needs to lean with the right instead of right down the middle. It's time for a blockade of the demosocialist party and let it be known that in 2010 we ARE taking the House and Senate back and in 2012, we WILL take the Presidency too.
Michael can be a tough guy, so he needs to show it.
I do approve of this choice. I see the great backbone of the Grand Old Party showing a bit, now we need to let it shine!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Posted by: Lynn at January 31, 2009 08:02 AM