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Showing posts with label Michael Steele. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Michael Steele. Show all posts

Monday, December 13, 2010

Black Conservative Group Launches Petition Drive to Remove RNC Chairman Michael Steele

Reverend Jesse Lee Peterson, Founder and President of BOND Action, a national organization created to educate, motivate, and rally Americans to greater involvement in the moral and political issues that threaten America, announced today that his group is launching a "Michael Steele Must Go!" petition drive. Rev. Peterson was one of the first Republicans to publicly call for embattled RNC Chairman Michael Steele to step down last January, citing his financial mismanagement and lack of conservative convictions to lead the committee.

We don't have a favorite in this race yet, but one thing is clear, the national GOP needs a party builder who can raise funds, recruit quality candidates, improve the state and national party machinery, and most urgently, fix state rules governing the party nominating process.
We do not need someone who hires friends and relatives at three times the usual salaries, promotes himself, undertakes personal book tours, attacks icons of Republican thought like Rush Limbaugh, and takes the bows on election night after contributing absolutely nothing to the final outcome.

The time has come for the GOP national committee to elect a Republican spokesperson who can lead the the party to full control of the Congress and the White House and a national redirection toward small, accountable, constitutional government.

To sign Reverend Peterson's petition
click here.

Thursday, April 8, 2010

N.C. GOP Chair Calls for Steele to Step Down

From Newsmax
By David A. Patten

wing GOP insurgency bent on ousting RNC chairman Michael Steele appears to be gaining momentum, after two RNC committee members called for Steele to resign Thursday afternoon.

Also, sources tell Newsmax that a veritable flood of angry e-mails from key Republicans has poured into GOP offices over the
past week. Republicans are complaining that the questionable RNC expenditures, which culminated in last week's "strippergate" scandal, have created a major distraction at a key point in the election cycle as the midterms begin to loom large.

A significant portion of the rising resistance to Steele's tenure is coming from black Republicans, who are frustrated that Steele earlier this week appeared to partially blame his problems on racism.

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Monday, March 29, 2010

Too Much is at Stake; Steele Must Go!

As we have noted here, here, here, here, and here, the current Chairman of the Republican National Committee is not merely unqualified for the job he has been given to do, there is every indication that he is mentally disturbed.

The nation has crossed the line to tyranny, our Constitution has been trammeled, the checks and balances that are supposed to be guaranteed by three, separate and equal branches of government no longer exist, our currency is debauched, rampant inflation is around the corner, the nation faces economic collapse and control by enemy creditors, our President has alienated our traditional allies while cozying up to Marxist despots, and a tidal wave of illegal immigrants may soon be added to voter rolls, ensuring that those destroying our nation may continue unhampered by the democratic process.

We need an opposition that is one in mind and spirit with our nation's founders. Republicans must be willing to put their lives, fortunes, and sacred honor on the line to take the nation back from those destroying it. We must all do whatever is necessary to restore the foundations of the old republic, repeal destructive and alien socialism, and ensure that the Constitution never again comes under such an internal assault.

In the face of our national crisis, we have a Republican Chairman who refuses to spend time building the party machinery, raising funds, and recruiting the strongest candidates. And only a few months ago, he dismissed any idea of taking back the Congress. Instead, he has promoted himself and his book, while giving comfort and amusement to those he should challenging. Today we learned that in his self promotion, he travels in style and obviously has no understanding that America's hope lies in moral, spiritual and cultural renewal.
"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 [update: the amount is actually $1,946.25] at Voyeur West Hollywood, a bondage-themed nightclub featuring topless women dancers imitating lesbian sex."
Too much is at stake to tolerate the antics of this affirmative action buffoon.

If Republican candidates want to be taken seriously about radically changing the leadership and direction of the country, they should first demand a radical change in the leadership and direction of the Republican National Committee.

Monday, January 25, 2010

Black Conservative Leader Calls on Michael Steele to Resign

Reverend Jesse Lee Peterson, nationally syndicated radio and TV personality, author, and founder of The Brotherhood Organization of A New Destiny (BOND), a group dedicated to promoting the empowerment of African Americans, has called on RNC Chairman Michael Steele to resign.

We can only hope that other Republican and conservative leaders will also step up and ensure that the Republican National Committee has dynamic, conservative leadership going into the 2010 elections.

The following is Reverend Peterson's statement:
"Despite the hope that many Republicans see in a Scott Brown victory, the Republican Party has a serious problem--namely Michael Steele. In the short time since Steele was elected--he's acted less like a friend and more of a foe to conservatives.

"On election eve, anticipating a Brown victory in Massachusetts, Steele claimed that the RNC 'has been working very diligently behind the scenes' (prematurely taking credit for the victory). Whatever effort Steele put into Brown's campaign, it's too little too late for him. Steele has allowed his ego and need to be liked by liberals get in the way of being an effective Party Chair:

Earlier this month, Steele appeared on Sean Hannity's TV show and stunned everyone when he announced that the GOP couldn't win back a majority in the House in 2010.

In November of 09', the RNC Chairman appeared on TV One, a liberal black network, and reinforced the lie that white Republicans are fearful of blacks.

In March of 09', he appeared on CNN with a liberal host and dismissed Rush Limbaugh as an 'entertainer' whose show is 'incendiary' and 'ugly.'

"When some Republican leaders rightfully criticized Steele for his slams against Republicans, Steele told them to: 'Get a life... If you don't want me in the job, fire me. But until then, shut up.'

"Michael Steele is a weak leader and he needs to resign or be fired. We need someone who's not afraid to boldly promote strong conservative Republican ideas. The only reason Steele is still RNC Chair is because he's black and the party is terrified of the implications of firing him.

"The Republicans have a serious leadership problem with Steele at the helm and they had better correct it, or what could be a historic November election could instead be a disaster, and in 2012 Barack Hussein Obama--God forbid--could even be re-elected!"

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Steele's Spending on Friends Spurs Special Meeting of State GOP Leaders

The Washington Times is reporting today that RNC Chairman Michael Steele has hired longtime associates and family friends at salaries nearly three times that of their predecessors in the jobs. His spending and, we hope, his psychotic behavior and lunatic comments will be hot topics at a special meeting of Republican state party chairmen Tuesday and Wednesday in Washington's Maryland suburbs.

If financial malfeasance provides the excuse to get rid of a party chairman who is demonstrably unsuited for the job, we hope party leaders will seize it.

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Steele Yields Powers to Foes in RNC

From The Washington Times
By Ralph Z. Hallow

Capitulating to critics on the Republican National Committee, embattled Republican Party Chairman Michael S. Steele has signed a secret pact agreeing to controls and restraints on how he spends hundreds of millions of dollars in party funds and contracts, The Washington Times has learned.

The "good governance" agreement revives checks and balances Mr. Steele resisted implementing for RNC contracts, fees for legal work and other expenditures that were not renewed after the 2008 presidential nominating contest.

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Thursday, April 30, 2009

The RNC's Crazy Man in the Attic

We strongly recommend that members of the Republican National Committee see the 1994 film, The Madness of King George. As we've noted here, here, and here, they have a lunatic on their hands in the person of the current chairman. If they are unwilling to correct the huge mistake they made in January, they might at least get pointers on coping from the Court of George III. It appears they are beginning to work around the crazy man in the attic:

Steele Fights Back Against RNC 'Scheme'

From The Washington Times

By Ralph Z. Hallow

The embattled Republican National Committee chairman angrily returned fire in his fight with current and former officers over control of the GOP's purse strings.

Under attack from conservatives since taking office on Jan. 30, Michael S. Steele on Wednesday blasted a group of members pushing for new checks and balances on the chairman's spending powers, accusing them of a power grab "scheme."

"I have just returned from an overseas trip to learn that the five of you have developed a scheme to transfer the RNC chairman's authority to the treasurer and the executive committee," Mr. Steele wrote in an e-mail he sent to Randy Pullen, the RNC's elected treasurer, and Blake Hall, the committee's general counsel, as well as to three former RNC officers.

In the e-mail, obtained by The Washington Times, Mr. Steele argues that he always has embraced the "transparency, competitive bidding and good governance" that Mr. Pullen and the others said their resolution aims to achieve.

Mr. Pullen and four other veteran members have proposed a resolution that imposes new controls on Mr. Steele's power to award contracts and spend money on outside legal and other services. The group needs signatures from RNC members from 16 states to force the resolution to the floor for a vote by the full party committee at the May 20 special meeting.

"It is of course not lost on me that each of you worked tirelessly down to the last minute in an effort to stop me from becoming chairman," Mr. Steele wrote.

Mr. Pullen, himself a candidate for treasurer, backed no one for national chairman. The party's former general counsel David Norcross, a longtime friend and mentor to Mr. Steele, supported the South Carolina GOP chairman. Since then, Mr. Norcross said Mr. Steele has not responded to telephone calls and e-mails from him.

RNC members reached by The Times said they did not know Mr. Steele had been "overseas." Steele spokesman Trevor Francis said "no comment" when The Times asked on Wednesday where exactly Mr. Steele had been.

In the e-mail, Mr. Steele said the resolution "amounts to nothing short of a completely unprecedented usurpation of the authority of the RNC chairman, and a transfer of the chairman's authority to the executive committee and the treasurer. No RNC chairman has ever had to deal with this, and I certainly have no intention of putting up with it either."

But Mr. Norcross, one of the measure's sponsors, said in an e-mail to some members that the opposite is true. He argues that the financial checks and balances proposed in the resolution were always in play at the RNC and somehow got lost in the 2008 post-presidential nominating convention shuffle.

"Randy's resolution or something very similar has been in place for years," Mr. Norcross wrote. "It has been adopted as part of the 'boilerplate' at the organization meetings immediately after the convention every four years. Inexplicably it was not adopted in Minneapolis."

Mr. Norcross then pointedly noted that the RNC's "elected treasurer is subject to criminal and civil penalties for false reporting to the Federal Election Commission. I don't think we should expect anyone to undertake that kind of exposure without this resolution or something very much like it."

Mr. Pullen said he gave Mr. Steele the measure Thursday and was told he would get a response by Sunday. When the response didn't arrive, Mr. Pullen informed the committee's other 167 members of the effort, igniting a battle with members supportive of Mr. Steele.

Wisconsin Republican Party Chairman Reince Priebus knocked the group for trying to "embarrass and neuter the chairman."

The funding fight continues the open challenge to Mr. Steele's authority. Unhappy RNC conservatives secured the signatures needed to force the committee to convene next month's special meeting to vote on a resolution labeling Democrats as "socialists," despite the chairman's reservations about the political wisdom of the move.

Critics said the "socialist" resolution battle was a sign of Mr. Steele's rocky start as RNC chairman and his continuing struggle to assert control of the party's message since his election in January.

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

The Republican Party Needs A Sane National Chairman

It is painfully obvious that the Republican National Committee has at its helm someone who is mentally unbalanced and needs to be replaced at the earliest opportunity.

One can forgive a few early missteps, but Michael Steele has become the most bizarre and unstable Republican personality since Martha Mitchell. When he made outrageous and damaging remarks about Rush Limbaugh, we attributed the comments to a misguided need to be liked by the media, in whose spotlight he found himself. He promptly apologized and, one hoped, some lessons were learned. Now he has reversed his apology and attributes his behavior to a calculated chess move intended to sort out friends and enemies.

Many had been led to believe that he was committed to the pro-life cause; but that position, on the central moral issue of our day, seems to have been discarded. Perhaps it was yet another Machiavellian manipulation in the truly weird and twisted mind of the psychopath now running the Republican Party.

Yesterday, Steele told a Republican audience in Maryland that they need to emulate him and be “unconventional, unpredictable…to do from time to time the unexpected." What is expected of the Republican National Chairman is that he be a party builder, raise funds, recruit quality candidates, improve the state and national party machinery, and most urgently, fix state rules governing the party nominating process. Instead, Mr. Steele has been broaching the possibility of his own candidacy for President, dividing the party, alienating the base, and creating the impression that the Republican Party is even more disoriented and disorganized than it already is.

We believe Michael Steele is, as he says, "unpredictable." It is the unpredictability of someone who is completely unhinged. Before any further damage is done, the Party needs to put an end to this pscho-drama and find a sane and able professional for the urgent task of rebuilding the Republican Party.

Friday, March 13, 2009

Register Your View On Michael Steele

We are pleased to see today that the American Family Association is polling its members on whether Michael Steele should resign as Chairman of the Republican National Committee for the following (and other) offensive comments:
In a recent interview, Republican National Chairman Michael Steele told GQ magazine that he supports abortion rights. "I think that's an individual choice (to have an abortion)," he said.

Are you saying you think women have the right to choose abortion?
Yeah. I mean, again, I think that’s an individual choice.

You do?
Yeah. Absolutely.

Steele later issued a statement "clarifying” his comments regarding abortion saying he is “pro-life.”

Steele also disputed the view that being homosexual is a lifestyle choice. "I don't think I've ever really subscribed to that view that you can turn it on and off like a water tap. ...You just can't simply say, oh, like, 'Tomorrow morning I'm gonna stop being gay.' It's like saying 'Tomorrow morning I'm gonna stop being black,'" explained Steele.

Steele said an amendment to define marriage as a union between one man and one woman is a state issue and is “mucking around with the Constitution.”

In light of Chairman Steele’s remarks, should he resign as Chairman of the Republican National Committee?
In our view, affirmative action should be left to the Democrats. We are pleased that as of this writing 14,546 respondents to the AFA poll say Steele should go. Only 1,095 believe he should continue.

Republicans wishing to express their views should go here.

Thursday, March 12, 2009

Time to Say Goodbye, Michael Steele

Michael Steele clearly doesn't understand that his role is not to espouse policy, but to rebuild the Republican Party, raise funds, and repair a state primary sysytem that permits Democrats to choose Republican nominees. We thought his days were numbered with his stupid comments about Rush Limbaugh. The following story only points up the urgency to fill the RNC chair with a media-wise, party professional. Besides, these gaffes divert too much attention away from the nation's Gaffemaster, Joe Biden.


New national Republican Party chairman Michael Steele has gotten himself in hot water with pro-life advocates for softening his pro-life views and then issuing a statement saying he hasn't backed down on abortion. The misstep is the latest Steele gaffe that has some calling for his resignation. Steele has taken a pro-life position in the past and has been endorsed by pro-life groups for his various political races -- including running for the U.S. Senate in Maryland.
However, in an interview with GQ, Steele said he thought women have, according to the interviewer, a "right to choose abortion." "Yeah. I mean, again, I think that’s an individual choice," he said. "Yeah. Absolutely." In comments to the news web site Politico, Steele reaffirmed his pro-life views, and said his comments to GQ don't take back from his position supporting a Human Life Amendment. "I am pro-life, always have been, always will be," he said. Steele said his comments were awkward and that he "tried to present why I am pro life while recognizing that my mother had a 'choice' before deciding to put me up for adoption."

Full story at

Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Thank You, Mr. President!

Friends, if you read one thoughtful article on the whole Obama vs. Limbaugh vs. Steele controversy, read the following by James Lewis. It makes clear that the conflict is pivotal. It also recognizes, as perhaps no one has ever done before, that Rush Limbaugh's role in the struggle for American freedoms and Western civilization is far, far greater than any political party's apparatchik or the noisy featherweights of the media.

We detest Obama and all that he stands for, but for recognizing and elevating Rush Limbaugh as the leader of the opposition, we thank him. The opposition is in good hands.

Obama Appoints Rush Limbaugh Leader of the Opposition
By James Lewis

Rush Limbaugh ‘just an entertainer?" Well, Mark Twain was an entertainer. But he was also one of the finest satirical voices in our history, a searing mocker of our national conscience at the time of slavery. He made people laugh until it hurt, but his aim was fundamentally moral.

For the Chairman of the Republican Party to call Limbaugh "just an entertainer" is both inaccurate and political suicide. Michael Steele saw that quickly, and apologized. ‘Nuff said.
Steele allowed himself to slip on CNN's carefully scripted banana peel, but he knew better. Most of our media Neanderthals don't. They really are ignorant, and the more cocksure they sound, the more you can be sure they don't get the Limbaugh phenomenon. After all, they aren't picked for their capacity for independent thought. Our media artistes begin as Party hacks, like Stephanopoulos, Matthews, Moyers and Russert. They're picked for their completely predictable mindset. Novel ideas are anathema. That's why they're finally going down in the marketplace, and good riddance to ‘em.

The Left may think Rush is just an entertaining loudmouth, like Bill Maher or Jeanine Garofolo, who don't come within a stone's throw of Rush's IQ. Not so. Rush is a political philosopher and a devastating wit in the Burkean political tradition. That's our conservative tradition, which places its trust in human intuition, the profound, tacit wisdom that most of us share. (Unless it's been beaten out of you by an Ivy League education).

Why is intuition so fundamental? Because all human beings are experts at life. And like all experts, most of their knowledge is intuitive, not something you can write down into a large tome like
Das Kapital. Edmund Burke noticed with remarkable insight that French politics of the Revolution was run by intellectuals, who tried to reason out every step of the process. The result was an utter disaster.

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