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More Republicans pile on the man of Steele

By Perry Bacon


Two top GOP congressional leaders sidestepped questions about their confidence in Republican National Committee chairman Michael Steele on Sunday, adding to a number of Republicans who have expressed concerns about Steele's leadership since news emerged last week that an RNC aide authorized spending almost $2,000 at a bondage-themed club in West Hollywood as part of an effort to woo young donors.

Asked on "Fox News Sunday" if Steele should step down, Sen. Jon Kyl (R-Ariz), the No. 2 Republican in the party's leadership in the Senate, said "well, I'm not in the position of the people who elect Michael Steele to either say he should step down or not."

But he added, "this kind of thing has got to stop or they won't get any contributions. The people that contribute to the committees, both Democrat and Republican, want to know that their money is well spent for the cause, and it needs to be that way."

Rep. Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.), a top Republican leader in the House who is helping craft the party's platform for the fall's elections, said "you've got to bring the trust back, and that may mean shaking some other roles inside the RNC as well."

Asked if he had "full confidence" in Steele, McCarthy refused to say so, instead noting "the RNC does have some challenges that they need to correct."

"The victories we've had from New Jersey to Virginia, they've been engaged in," he said on "Fox News Sunday." "They've outraised the Democrats seven of the last 12 months. But if we are going to show that -- the American public that we believe in accountability and bringing it back to Washington, we have to make sure that the RNC has the accountability just the same."

Neither man called for Steele to resign, and no prominent party leader has yet done so. Republican strategists privately say the GOP would like to avoid a divisive internal battle over the chairmanship at a time when the party hopes to make major gains in this fall's elections by keeping the focus on President Obama and congressional Democrats.

But Kyl and McCarthy joined a number of Republicans, including former White House adviser Karl Rove and ex-Senator Rick Santorum (R-Penn.), who have criticized the RNC over the last several days. Steele aides have said the chairman did not know of the expenses at Voyeur, and the aide who approved the expense was fired last week.

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Balderdash - Don't let the Dems influence our party's decisions. Dems - mind your own affairs. You need it worse than we do.

Posted by: treedbrent | April 6, 2010 8:46 PM | Report abuse

that is great, I'm enjoying this.

Posted by: tinozagor | April 6, 2010 12:10 AM | Report abuse

Excellent job Mr. Steele, keep up the good work, all of us democrats love the way you do business.

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Posted by: itkonlyyouaa | April 5, 2010 10:47 AM | Report abuse

What is it with Us Republicans? We love to eat own own, and the democrats just sit back and watch.
Republicans ( me included) it is time to fight and investigate. Yes if Mr. Steele was wrong he should be reprimanded; but let go?
Republicans need to fight for the future and quit letting rumors and the media control our thoughts.
Investigate the problem...

Posted by: yokohlman | April 5, 2010 10:26 AM | Report abuse

Steele needs to go! He never represented the true Republican party any more than McCain and Palin represent intellectual leaders. The republican party needs real leadership not controversial lightweights. Oh maybe the party forgot what a leader really is, then look back to Reagan, that's right they broke the mold on that one and moved everybody to the center and took corporate payoffs during the bushy era.
Maybe the party can convince some of the Enron, AIG or GM execs to run.

They have about as much chance as anyone else the party can put up.

It really is time for a third party, that is neither right nor left but 100% American without any prefixed hyphens.

Posted by: Xcalibar | April 4, 2010 10:44 PM | Report abuse

Maybe I missed something here. Kyl said that he's not in a position to say whether Steele should step down, yet the Washington Post puts out a blaring headline saying that Kyl is expressing doubts about Steele's leadership?

The Washington Post isn't doing anyone favors by making up fake news stories. This is just another sad episode of how low this "newspaper" has sunk to stir up a bit of controversy and sell a few more papers at 50 cents a pop

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I have to agree. The blurbs that the Post puts on page 1 for these columns are often misleading or sensational.

However, in a place like Washington, an ambiguous statement like Kyl's automatically expresses doubt.

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And I have to agree as well. I like WaPo, but I have to wonder why they continue to do stuff like this, drawing unnecessary criticism. There's no story here with regard to Reps "piling on".

Posted by: jdarby21 | April 4, 2010 10:36 PM | Report abuse

I don't know what the problem is. Steele is a very good Republican that ably represents the party in a way that truly reflects its values and fundamentals. He is what and who the Republican Party is.

Posted by: MTgrassland | April 4, 2010 10:06 PM | Report abuse

Of course Michael Steele knew NOTHING about his fellow Republicans enjoying themselves at a fake-lesbian bondage club. Who could have possibly conjured that such a thing would have been paid for by a national political party. Only those who have been in politics as a career, that's all.
I think there may be many Republicans who regret installing Steele as their answer to Obama and so, they may get rid of him, but, on the other hand, this guy, Steele, is something of a loose cannon and he may simply possess too many secrets that he would be only too willing to reveal should he lose his office, with all it's trappings.
Haley Barbour must be pulling his hair out right about now.

Posted by: cms1 | April 4, 2010 9:57 PM | Report abuse

Mr. Steele's skin pigmentation was supposed to be the GOP's invitation to other pigmented Americans to consider the Republican Party as their party of choice. See a black man leading the GOP, know the party stands for good things to come to black people. At least that's how Karl Rove would calculate it. It is a deception and a ploy, but ordinary black voters are supposedly unsophisticated enough not to catch on. Americans of every hue elected the current president and he is black. He's also a Democrat, like most black people. This is quite disturbing to the rank and file of the GOP. To win the next election, however, the rank and file must continue on with Steele and all those lovely black votes he no doubt will deliver, with the help of the Young Eagles. By the way, the 2010 Census will show that white Anglo-Saxon Protestants are becoming a minority in their own country. No wonder they want their country back. Better start reproducing. And, for goodness sake, close the borders. The GOP will have a cow.

Posted by: BlueTwo1 | April 4, 2010 9:47 PM | Report abuse

RNC Chairman Steele's Newest Aide Misused Baseball Groups' Money


Republican National Committee chairman Michael Steele -- who really can't afford another 'holy ----" story after a GOP staffer dropped $1,900 at a lesbian-bondage themed Hollywood club and a top conservative called for an RNC donor boycott--has hired a new "special assistant for finance."

Although described by many as a smart, gifted and glib fundraiser, Neil S. Alpert, 31, who began work on March 29, probably won't do much to burnish Steele's image as a money manager.

This is the same Neil S. Alpert who in July 2007 was ordered by the city to repay nearly $70,000 in unauthorized expenses and unaccounted funds from a pair of local baseball groups he had chaired. He was also fined $4,000.

The 10-page order from the DC Office of Campaign Finance, issued after a lengthy probe, stated Alpert used "substantial amounts" of DC Baseball PAC funds "to defray his personal expenses" and that there were "numerous inaccuracies and omissions" in Alpert's receipts-and-expenditures report. The order also stated Alpert improperly co-mingled money from the PAC and its non-profit successor, the DC Baseball Association, whose bank accounts he controlled.
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Posted by: austininc4 | April 4, 2010 9:14 PM | Report abuse

This first comment was the best, and it holds true:

Republicans will get rid of Steele and go back to what always works for them, pandering to the wealthy, the racists and the religious extremists.

Fear, Hatred, Distortion, Distraction and Division is all they've got to offer.

Posted by: thebobbob | April 4, 2010 2:17 PM
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Spot on!

Posted by: losthorizon10 | April 4, 2010 8:46 PM | Report abuse

Everyone is looking for motives for MS getting dissed. Forget about motives and agendas. Listen to Steele speak and address questions on substantive issues. I don't count myself as a liberal but I do count myself as one who feels Michael Steele is just not very bright.

Posted by: wp318676 | April 4, 2010 8:25 PM | Report abuse

The Republican Party's version of Marion Barry.

Posted by: PghGuy | April 4, 2010 8:21 PM | Report abuse

Yes, we will get rid of Steele because we no longer need an affirmative action face; Odumbo has gotten folks mad enough to cripple him this fall and eject him in 2012. What will be fun is him being a playtoy for the hugely dominated Republican congress in-between the fall elections and the Presidential one...reversing all of his socialist bills while he cackles about being victimized because of his race...and the MSM backing him up, but no one will care!! BWAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!!!!!!

Posted by: tjhall1 | April 4, 2010 8:21 PM | Report abuse

Funny - the Republicans are killing the Dems in the polls, so the Post and the libs try to gin up a controversy in the GOP. They tried this with Bobby McDonnell in Virginia and failed - they tried this with Joe Cristy in New Jersey and failed - they tried this with Scott Brown in Massachusetts and failed - now they are trying it on the GOP leader that masterminded these upsets, and of course they will fail again. These Libs are childish and transparent, and that is why Amreica has made it clear they will remove them from office in the Mid-terms AND the 2012 General Election.

Obama and the Dems had their chance and failed.

Posted by: Realist20 | April 4, 2010 7:56 PM | Report abuse

Republicans can come back, maybe. - But, they have to reverse the criminal BUSH/CHENY $TAX the poor & middle-class. - And Quadruple, at minimum, the TAX's on the theft-monger $RICH, until Our U.S. DEBT is ZERO!! - Clinton would have had us out of DEBT! But that scoundrel Bush & His' $Elitist CONGRESS continued the Stealing from the WORKERS. - How sad that America is run and manipulated by a 1% Elitist Globalist BANKster & WALLster CARTEL. -- WE need to remove , both the RED & BLUE CORPORATE 'TURN-COATS from CONGRESS,-- and give Our Nation back to the Rightful Heir's-- WE-the-People!!!! --- No WHERE IN THE constitution DOES IT READ:- 'we-the-bankers', nor 'we-the-wallsters', - nor 'we-the-corporations'!!!

Posted by: jward52 | April 4, 2010 7:47 PM | Report abuse

Fred23 ~ about white folk becoming a "minority" in a few years all I can say to y'all is "send out your daughters".

Posted by: muawiyah | April 4, 2010 7:47 PM | Report abuse

GOP SELF DESTRUCT MODE COMMENCING IN -- T- Minus 10....9....8....7....6....5....4....3....2....1 KABOOM!

meltdown complete.

Posted by: Hillary08 | April 4, 2010 7:38 PM | Report abuse

Liberals live in the past you see and they have set ways of looking at things and their mind-set is REALLY out of date and old-fashioned.

Posted by: BruceMcDougall |
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Posted by: Emmetrope | April 4, 2010 7:38 PM | Report abuse

Steele does nothing for the party. We need to Elect A Conservative to every place possible and this can not be done under his watch.

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Didn't conservatives try to get elected in 2008? Didn't they then get elected to every office that was possible for them to get elected to? Think about it.

Posted by: Emmetrope | April 4, 2010 7:33 PM | Report abuse

For the GOP (Goobers Only Party) nothing ever changes:

In 1983, when he was a young congressman during the Reagan administration, Gingrich sparked a controversy when he said: "It is in the interest of the Republican Party and Ronald Reagan to invent new black leaders, so to speak. People who have a belief in discipline, hard work and patriotism, the kind of people who applauded Reagan's actions in [invading] Grenada."

Posted by: WhatHeSaid | April 4, 2010 7:26 PM | Report abuse

Michael Steele has been too tied up to comment on the Voyeur scandal.

Posted by: HughBriss | April 4, 2010 7:24 PM | Report abuse


For white liberals, you see, African Americans aren't supposed to think, or vote their middle-class interests, they are just simply supposed to follow the lead of white progressive liberals.

Posted by: BruceMcDougall | April 4, 2010 5:35 PM | Report abuse

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How do conservatives represent middle class interests? By creating huge deficits from tax cuts to the rich and unnecessary Middle East wars?

I don't care if Steele and Keyes are conservatives - you are welcome to both of them!

Posted by: maggots | April 4, 2010 7:21 PM | Report abuse

Maybe I missed something here. Kyl said that he's not in a position to say whether Steele should step down, yet the Washington Post puts out a blaring headline saying that Kyl is expressing doubts about Steele's leadership?

The Washington Post isn't doing anyone favors by making up fake news stories. This is just another sad episode of how low this "newspaper" has sunk to stir up a bit of controversy and sell a few more papers at 50 cents a pop

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I have to agree. The blurbs that the Post puts on page 1 for these columns are often misleading or sensational.

However, in a place like Washington, an ambiguous statement like Kyl's automatically expresses doubt.

Posted by: maggots | April 4, 2010 7:16 PM | Report abuse

Maybe I missed something here. Kyl said that he's not in a position to say whether Steele should step down, yet the Washington Post puts out a blaring headline saying that Kyl is expressing doubts about Steele's leadership?

The Washington Post isn't doing anyone favors by making up fake news stories. This is just another sad episode of how low this "newspaper" has sunk to stir up a bit of controversy and sell a few more papers at 50 cents a pop.

Posted by: diehardlib | April 4, 2010 7:07 PM | Report abuse

I'm hoping the present GOP leadership hangs in there for a while. Kyle, Steele, McCain, Palin and especially Rove have opened up the field for the Dems. In time the Dems will need correcting from real conservatives, but the present leadership of the GOP has nothing to do with any political philosophy right, left or center--they just stumbled into power on the coat tails of Bill Clinton's infidelity....

Posted by: protagoras | April 4, 2010 6:57 PM | Report abuse

Mr. Steele is the gift that just keeps on giving. Ask him about his new "Special Assistant for Finance" ...... http://www.politicsdaily.com/2010/04/04/rnc-chairman-steeles-newest-aide-misused-baseball-groups-money/

Posted by: goskins21 | April 4, 2010 6:42 PM | Report abuse

Firing their only visible black man won't do the GOP (Goobers Only Party) any favors with an increasingly ethnic America.

And therein lies their problem.

Current number of black Republican members of Congress: 0

Total number of black Republican members of Congress since 1935: 3

Remember when pasty white guy Ed Gillespie, then Chairman of the RNC, set out, with great fanfare, to win over America's black voters in 2003/4?

No? Neither do they.

Posted by: WhatHeSaid | April 4, 2010 6:17 PM | Report abuse

Man of steel? Just like Joseph Stalin, born Josef Dzhugashvili, transformed himself into Stalin (man of steel)?

Will Mikhail Steele bend.....or will he break under the pressure?

Posted by: gce1356 | April 4, 2010 6:06 PM | Report abuse

kyl? give me a break. he's been carrying senile-ator mccain's water for years. kyl isn't worthy of being school board member. another example of the failure of the az educational system.

bad week for guests on the american al jazeera network.

Posted by: xxxxxx1 | April 4, 2010 5:52 PM | Report abuse

The economy is showing signs of improvement. The DNC has more campaign funds that the repukes. The air smells of disgust and frustrations from the teabagging rightwing losers. Your stench is overwhelming, realist20. lol.

Posted by: gopstupor | April 4, 2010 5:38 PM | Report abuse

White Progressive liberals hate Michael Steele and they do everything they can to undermine him-hence this article.

They hate Steele and Americans like Alan Keyes because they are both conservatives and African American.

For white liberals, you see, African Americans aren't supposed to think, or vote their middle-class interests, they are just simply supposed to follow the lead of white progressive liberals.

White progressive liberals feel that that African Americans owe this to them.

White liberals ALWAYS assume-and expect- that African Americans, Hispanic Americans, and Asian Americans are liberals and get quite annoyed when they're conservatives.

Liberals live in the past you see and they have set ways of looking at things and their mind-set is REALLY out of date and old-fashioned.

Posted by: BruceMcDougall | April 4, 2010 5:35 PM | Report abuse

See what happens when Republicans try and make fools out of the American people. The only reason Michael Steele was chosen was because of Barack Obama. Republicans thought this was a way to prove they were inclusive. "We have a Black Too". Unfortunately for them Michael Steele believed he was on the same level as President Obama and failed miserably. Republicans tried the same thing with Sarah Palin, thinking that women were stupid. It didn't work then and it won't work now. All it has done was to unleash egotistical, incompetent fools on the American people. Now if they fire Steele, they know he will go out and embarrass Republicans even more. Quite frankly when Steele told them to either fire him or shut up they should have took the bait. Their bad !

Posted by: catmomtx | April 4, 2010 5:25 PM | Report abuse

I received a "2010 Congressional District Census" in the mail dated March 19, 2010 from the Republican National Committee (signed by Steele). The envelope (which states "OFFICIAL DOCUMENT", the letter, and the enclosed survey/contribution document seems intended by title and timing to be confused with the official Census (although there is a statement "Document enclosed is not U.S. Census"). I realize they need money, but why call it a "census" and why do it now? Does the RNC have no concern about interfering with the official Census or confusing people for the sake of fund-raising?
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It was either the mail or use bribery like the Democrats. The GOP decided to obey the constitution and common law......something the Democrats refuse to do!

Posted by: Realist20 | April 4, 2010 4:34 PM | Report abuse

???????????????????????????????????????????!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!WHAT ??? What the heck are you talking about ? Hahahaha, talk about corrupt, your ideas are corrupt. You twist a statement of fact around and distort it and somehow come up with Democrats not following the constitution, hahahah......

Posted by: catmomtx | April 4, 2010 5:19 PM | Report abuse

Kyl? What a meat brain he has. How can anyone who made a complete fool out of himself in questioning Sotomeyer during the judicial hearings last summer be quizzed seriously for his wisdom on the RNC? Kyl is a thoughtless, uneducated extremist pretending to be from mainstreet. He will vote every time for Wall Street bankers and insurance companies while claiming he is looking after "private enterprise" or "small businesses". What his votes! They make no sense. They show he is a simple old-fashion liar.

Posted by: walden1 | April 4, 2010 5:02 PM | Report abuse

Realist20 wrote: "It was either the mail or use bribery like the Democrats. The GOP decided to obey the constitution and common law......something the Democrats refuse to do!"

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Name ONE thing Democrats did that didn't "obey" the Constitution? Anything? Just one?

Posted by: swatkins1 | April 4, 2010 5:01 PM | Report abuse

Mike's mistake is the fact that he couldnt bring in minorities. Although he was black, he didnt increase black membership, latino/hispanic, asian...african...or any other group....and never reached out to these communities or establishments.

The other fact is ....the white population will be the minority within the next decade or two, for the party to be succesful and survive, it must represent the country. That is also said for the Democratic Party, who's white members are running everything and their small tokens of blacks and hispanics make up very little in the House or Senate but each group respectively gives the Dems almost 90% of the vote, blacks give 97% of their votes to the Dem party. ...and minorities are hardly represented.

Right now, Dems may have the black vote and a majority of the Hispanic vote but they are in trouble too.

That is why factions like the Tea Party and other small groups like them are gaining in popularity and may evolve to eliminate the current structure or at least give them a warning to wake up and reflect the numbers of leaders by the appropriate numbers of support coming from each and every race.

From what I heard, Mike only brought a handful of blacks to the RNC and they were from his staff at Maryland and a couple of close friends. He then gave them outrageous salaries, more than twice as much as the previous RNC staff..plus, When other black colleagues of mine and dropped off resumes...ask about volunteering or working there, no phone call back and no response. YOU HEAR ME, MINORITIES WERE APPLYING/DROPPING OFF RESUMES and received NO RESPONSE from the RNC. That is scary. I dont know if Mike knows about these things and maybe the nderlying structure of the RNC is keeping these things from him, butr something need to be done communication wise. These were minority folks from Asian, Hispanic, African and African Americans...no call backs or follow-ups.

This doesnt sit well when the GOP is starving for diversity. But hey, in the scope of everything, under his leadership he has won, New Jersey, Virginia and Massachussettes, not bad for 3 states that went for Obama in 2008.

Posted by: Fred23 | April 4, 2010 4:57 PM | Report abuse

Though the Deem-n-rats are soaked through with deviants of every kind the emerging behind-the-scenes danger is when their elected officials, whose otherwise sick behaviors, POTENTIALLY detected and exposed by overseers of the Fourth Estate, are NOT so exposed. Gay and otherwise perverted Deem-n-rat Party 'embedded' reporters and journalists of WashingTOON are themselves suffers of the same deficiencies of character as are their solon sources.

Thus, the Public are not only ill informed of the lapses of judgment but are VICTIMIZED by the DESTRUCTION directly attributable thereto.

An example of such caustic combination is the Hon. (!) Bawney, whose BOYfwend is a biggie in Fannie (!). Not wishing to appear HOMOPHOBIC the couple were UNTOUCHABLE in the Press so Bawney's claims of financial stability of Fannie and Freddie, palpable wanderings by a pervert, were UNTRUE and UNREPORTED by the 'best' our Nation could do in what has to be declared Disney's Land of Investigative Journalism, Washington, D.C.

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Posted by: dumpbama | April 4, 2010 4:55 PM | Report abuse

See what happens when Republicans try and make fools out of the American people. The only reason Michael Steele was chosen was because of Barack Obama. Republicans thought this was a way to prove they were inclusive. "We have a Black Too". Unfortunately for them Michael Steele believed he was on the same level as President Obama and failed miserably. Republicans tried the same thing with Sarah Palin, thinking that women were stupid. It didn't work then and it won't work now. All it has done was to unleash egotistical, incompetent fools on the American people. Now if they fire Steele, they know he will go out and embarrass Republicans even more. Quite frankly when Steele told them to either fire him or shut up they should have took the bait. Their bad !

Posted by: catmomtx | April 4, 2010 4:46 PM | Report abuse

the republicans never mention that they were in charge as the economy was crumbling - and they did NOTHING

Posted by: newagent99 | April 4, 2010 4:38 PM | Report abuse

It was just a matter of time when that clown is going down. He reeks of corruptions. Not suprising he's connected to the Republican party. He's a black Cheney.

Posted by: pechampion | April 4, 2010 4:34 PM | Report abuse

I received a "2010 Congressional District Census" in the mail dated March 19, 2010 from the Republican National Committee (signed by Steele). The envelope (which states "OFFICIAL DOCUMENT", the letter, and the enclosed survey/contribution document seems intended by title and timing to be confused with the official Census (although there is a statement "Document enclosed is not U.S. Census"). I realize they need money, but why call it a "census" and why do it now? Does the RNC have no concern about interfering with the official Census or confusing people for the sake of fund-raising?
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It was either the mail or use bribery like the Democrats. The GOP decided to obey the constitution and common law......something the Democrats refuse to do!

Posted by: Realist20 | April 4, 2010 4:34 PM | Report abuse

It was just a matter of time when that clown is going down. He reeks of corruptions. Not suprising he's connected to the Republican party. He's a black Cheney.

Posted by: pechampion | April 4, 2010 4:34 PM | Report abuse

Republicans will get rid of Steele and go back to what always works for them, pandering to the wealthy, the racists and the religious extremists.

Fear, Hatred, Distortion, Distraction and Division is all they've got to offer.

Posted by: thebobbob | April 4, 2010 2:17 PM | Report abuse
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Don't forget a radical left socialist Democratic party that America doesn't want!

Posted by: Realist20 | April 4, 2010 4:31 PM | Report abuse

I received a "2010 Congressional District Census" in the mail dated March 19, 2010 from the Republican National Committee (signed by Steele). The envelope (which states "OFFICIAL DOCUMENT", the letter, and the enclosed survey/contribution document seems intended by title and timing to be confused with the official Census (although there is a statement "Document enclosed is not U.S. Census"). I realize they need money, but why call it a "census" and why do it now? Does the RNC have no concern about interfering with the official Census or confusing people for the sake of fund-raising?

Posted by: jump4 | April 4, 2010 4:30 PM | Report abuse

Steele will be used to fall on the sword for what the Republicans have been doing for a long time. Now you thought the Gay Club as bad, in the 2000 pages you will find that the GOP gave a 950 dollar tip, 6 dollar cab fare but no meal. Few remember Sarah's shopping spree when running for VP. Look the stuff used by the RNC is so out there it's not even funny anymore. What's sad it the Republicans who give their donations for the Leaders to freely spend on personal things. Now we know why Senator Vitter was smiling after found with prostitutes he had paid with RNC money and then Rep. Mark Foley paid off the families of the kids he molested with you betcha RNC money. But theae are the Christian Republican Values we should all follow.

Posted by: qqbDEyZW | April 4, 2010 4:14 PM | Report abuse

The Free Enterprise Embassy
to the Peoples Socialist Republic of Obama

should be the RNC

when the waxman free enterprise pogrom hearings begin

Caterpillar, ATT, John Deere, Boeing

should all feel that the RNC is their embassy in the hostile

Peoples Socialist Republic of Obama

coordinate Senate and House member escorts to the hearings

inquisition prep

briefing on the various psychoses of dems on the waxman inquisition panel

RNC–this is the home team of capitalism

obama–it’s the socialism, stupid

Posted by: praetorian-guard | April 4, 2010 4:10 PM | Report abuse

sorry lefty - it just ain't so.
you just hate steel because he is black.
your just a racist who does not like to see the black man make it.

Posted by: infantry11b4faus | April 4, 2010 4:06 PM | Report abuse

time to "strip" steele of rnc job

or in the dc tradition–assign him to utter irrelevance until contract is expired

review ProCounsel’s previous memo suggesting a mainstream african american preacher to the rnc as director of voter turnout or some similar title–must be the real deal not a hypocrite

someone who will not only realize going to strip bar is bad but exactly how foolish using the rnc credit care is

then banish steele to irrelevancy and get someone else to head rnc

achieves 3 objectives:

1. evangelicals will embrace as he speaks fluent bible–evangelical churches are extremely racially integrated and will welcome this leader

2. african americans will be responsive to his voter registration and anti abortion themes–many african american women are already realizing that african americans are targeted disproportionately for abortion already

3. it is NOT a coincidence that the moses generation of african american leader in the civil rights movement were african american preachers.

obama’s policies are evil–just look at obamacre funding for abortion-- and oppose what most african americans believe and hear every sunday–they just need leadership to say so.

Posted by: praetorian-guard | April 4, 2010 4:05 PM | Report abuse

Steele does nothing for the party. We need to Elect A Conservative to every place possible and this can not be done under his watch.

Posted by: GaryP1 | April 4, 2010 4:05 PM | Report abuse

You know, the nude club is in the HEART of Lie-beral Hollywood, provider of child prostitutes to the moguls of Filmdom yet, the WAPO readers here are claiming indignation at the ReBOOBS who patronize THEIR establishment. The club represents an epitome of what Deem-n-rats think about women in society and what should be done with them for the pleasure of men.

So too did these readers defend Deem-n-rat action organization, child prostitution supporter ACORN, the great deceiver and user and professional league of liars corps (corpse?) which launders donations and provides lists of phantom petition-signers on demand for any Party candidates or issues that require legal bolster or self-generated 'popular' support beyond that found within their captured newsrooms.

Yet, the deduction, here below for all to read, the evaluation, which can be smelled beyond their keyboard stench, is that it is the ReBoobs fault for spending THEIR money, not Taxpayer money, unlike Rangel or Dodd or Frank have done with their near unspeakable abuses and derelictions.

Though, we MUST speak of the Deem-n-rat failures, as they imperil our great Nation to it's foundation.

Posted by: dumpbama | April 4, 2010 3:58 PM | Report abuse

Large week for Michael Steele this week...

Swaggart and Hugh Grant emcee next GOP fundraiser;
Lordy, lordy, we won't waste your fool's tiding on sex! ;^)

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Posted by: RField7 | April 4, 2010 3:44 PM | Report abuse

What is so odd and pathetic about many of the posts here...is that the defensive GOPs try to turn this into a "Well the Dems are worse" sort of argument...which has NOTHING to do with Steele's miderable performance as chair. If I were a GOP, I would want him replaced ASAP...anyone with even a slight grasp of practical politics (which leaves out most on the far right and the far left) can see that he is a poor administrator and a self-promoting grandstander, and someone who has not raised the kind of money he was supposed to. The problem with Steele has nothing to do with Dem of Rep...it's about a guy who isn't doing his job. And why can't the angry GOPs have a discussion about that without telling us yet again why they hate Obama?

Posted by: taylorb1 | April 4, 2010 3:42 PM | Report abuse

This guy Steele, had three strikes on him before he got up to bat. What's he doing there? The Republican party, and now aka the Tea Party, a bunch of white mostly southerner racists that will never quit. The poor things, all you have to do is touch the hot button, and you've got them. Bullfighting anyone?
Logic anyone?

Posted by: likovid | April 4, 2010 3:40 PM | Report abuse

If the GOP kicked Michael Steele out of one of its leadership roles, only John Yoo and Clarence Thomas will be the only two racial minorities in any visibility on GOP national gatherings. Won't that be sorta bad? Or perhaps the GOP, like the Tea Partiers, doesn't really care 99.99 of its members are all Whites, if not in party registration than in important gatherings?

Posted by: HerLao | April 4, 2010 3:37 PM | Report abuse

Once again we see the Dems outrage at imagined profane outbursts. Yet read the blogs. It is evidence that the Dems still do not know what it is all about. As a matter of fact all of the concern about the language, the signs and the advertisments must be the fault of George Bush. The Dems better get used to the fact that they have an ineffective standard bearer who cannot find his way off the campaign trail. He is clueless when it comes to running the country. But that is what happens when you send a boy to do a mans job.

Posted by: MALBENNET | April 4, 2010 3:36 PM | Report abuse

Forget Marxist Deem-n-rats.

The ReBoobs need Contract With America II..............and, it better be good.

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Posted by: dumpbama | April 4, 2010 3:33 PM | Report abuse

Wait, Realist 20, isn't John Ensign a Republican? What about Jack Abramoff? Scooter Libby? What about Bush and Dick, who lied and spent our money in a useless war that enriched Halliburton? Talk about bribery and corruption. Republicans are the leaders of the field.


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Realist 20 says: Interesting, while the GOP has outperformed the Democrats for the last 13 months, they still look for improvement, while th eDems wallow in corrurtion, bribery and socialism. Now onder all the Polls greatly favor the Republicans!

Posted by: Momo6 | April 4, 2010 3:32 PM | Report abuse

Interesting, while the GOP has outperformed the Democrats for the last 13 months, they still look for improvement, while th eDems wallow in corrurtion, bribery and socialism. Now onder all the Polls greatly favor the Republicans!

Posted by: Realist20 | April 4, 2010 3:01 PM | Report abuse

Not sure all of this is Steele's fault. The gaff of all gaffs was the luau in Hawaii with family members. That will certainly deter donors from contributing to the RNC and will divert more money to individual candidates. The RNC doesn't have the unconditional love of George Soros and Labor in the US. The RNC will have to earn its way back. Re: the above comment "Fear, Hatred, Distortion, Distraction and Division is all they've got to offer.' Those five nouns could easily be applied to the Democrats as of late.

Posted by: Galasso | April 4, 2010 2:59 PM | Report abuse

I really don't understand the contraversy; wasn't Sarah Palin performing at the bondage club that night?

Posted by: nsejaw | April 4, 2010 2:37 PM | Report abuse

Republicans will get rid of Steele and go back to what always works for them, pandering to the wealthy, the racists and the religious extremists.

Fear, Hatred, Distortion, Distraction and Division is all they've got to offer.

Posted by: thebobbob | April 4, 2010 2:17 PM | Report abuse

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