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Republicans Maneuver to Oust Their Leader

November 10th, 2010 . by TexasFred

Republicans Maneuver to Oust Their Leader

WASHINGTON — Turning their attention to the 2012 presidential election, Republican leaders are digging in for a battle over control of the Republican National Committee, judging that its role in fund-raising, get-out-the-vote operations and other tasks will be critical to the effort to topple President Obama. 

Some senior party officials are maneuvering to put pressure on Michael Steele, the controversial party chairman, not to seek re-election when his term ends in January or, failing that, to encourage a challenger to step forward to take him on.

So far, the effort has been tentative, with Mr. Steele’s most ardent opponents working behind the scenes to persuade an alternative to run against him — fearful that any overt moves will create a backlash in Mr. Steele’s favor among those committee members who tend to view the establishment in Washington with suspicion.

One man leading the effort is a Mississippi Republican Party committeeman, Henry Barbour, who is a nephew of Gov. Haley Barbour of Mississippi — a former chairman of the Republican National Committee, himself. Governor Barbour is said by people involved in the discussions to be among those eager to see a change at the top of the party and recently criticized party fund-raising under Mr. Steele.

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Republicans Maneuver to Oust Their Leader

I know the original story isn’t aimed at Sarah Palin, but there are some parts of this story that Palin definitely needs to be injected into.

First; every time I hear someone address the issue of Sarah Palin running for, and being elected President in 2012, I truly cringe. I don’t like Sarah Palin. I think she is the most under qualified person that the GOP could ever run for the office of President. I honestly believe that if she were to become President, she would be an even bigger danger to America than Barack Obama is.

Sarah Palin is a quitter. All the excuses be damned, Sarah Palin QUIT on Alaska and she ran from the fight. That can’t be denied. You don’t cut and run if you’re RIGHT!

That said; she has, to some degree, redeemed herself in the eyes of some. Some never actually saw her quitting as a bad thing. I never understood that rationale, but, it’s a free nation, believe as you will.

I see Sarah Palin as nothing more than a cheerleader that can rally a crowd, raise tons and tons of money, and can deliver more one liners than Dan Rather on election night. That’s why I believe Sarah Palin needs to be the next chairperson of the RNC.

It’s a job that’s well suited to her *rock star* personality. It’s a job that she could excel at, and in all probability, she would be the best chairperson the RNC has ever had.

And let’s face the facts, suppose she quits again…no big deal, it’s a *Rah-Rah* position that can be filled by any Type-A drama queen and media whore. See what I mean? Palin IS perfect for the job.

What? Palin isn’t a Type-A Drama Queen and Media Whore? Really? Palin can work a room full of reporters and a rally like a stripper works a pole.

How many times can you turn on the TV and NOT see Palin and her new show, Sarah Palin’s Alaska? Or her daughter, Bristol, on Dancing With The Stars? Bristol Palin is a STAR? Or, is Bristol Palin on that program because she is the infamous semi-drama queen daughter of Sarah Palin? A Star, in the minds of some, of the TEA Party and all things Conservative?

OK, back to the story.

Officials close to the presumed new House speaker, Representative John A. Boehner of Ohio, and the Senate minority leader, Senator Mitch McConnell of Kentucky, said that both men would prefer a new chairman as well, but that they were also resigned to Mr. Steele’s continued leadership should no clear alternative emerge to defeat him.

Michael Steele is a RINO. Steele is a weak sister, he is highly ineffective in MY opinion and is only in place because the GOP/RNC needed a high profile BLACK person in a position of power to prove that they are a diverse bunch and not a collection of old, rich WHITE people.

Michael Steele is a token, nothing more.

Several officials involved in the discussions, all of whom requested anonymity to share details of the talks, said Mr. Priebus had recently warned Mr. Steele that a run for re-election could prove difficult this time around, and advised him to consider leaving the chairmanship at a time when he could point to big Republican gains nationwide.

Admittedly, the GOP did very well in the recent elections, but I don’t think Steele is the reason the GOP made the gains it did.

I am however, firmly convinced that the combined efforts of Sarah Palin and the TEA Party were what brought about the flip of the House. Not that Palin is the leader of the TEA Party, it’s just that some within the TEA Party seem to have deemed her the Queen of The TEA Party and the media picked up on it.

But I do believe that the joint efforts of Palin and the TEA Party are the reason why.

As much as I dislike Palin and her style, her QUITTER reputation and Drama Queen personality, I honestly believe that she IS the perfect choice for RNC chairperson. That’s probably why she’ll never place herself in contention or be nominated to the best job position she could ever assume.

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15 Responses to “Republicans Maneuver to Oust Their Leader”

  1. comment number 1 by: NativeSon



  2. comment number 2 by: Vigilante

    My vote is for Michelle Bachmann for GOP Chair. I think she is better
    qualified than Palin. Just MO. I’ve heard both of them speak and Michelle
    doesn’t even hesitate when asked about illegal immigration where Palin
    stutters and waffles along with the same theory as John McCain of amnesty first, then seal the border.

    Palin can be the fund raising cheerleader that’s about it.

  3. comment number 3 by: Vigilante

    HAPPY… ??????…. Fred!!!!!
    Many more….?????…. to follow I hope.

  4. comment number 4 by: TexasFred

    Vigilante — I can’t disagree with you on Bachmann in ANY way, I believe she has more class and brains than Palin could ever dream of, but, I am hoping for her (Bachmann) to achieve an even greater position in the GOP and Conservative movement than that of RNC chair…

    The head of the RNC is an important position, but if Palin were to take it, I believe she would find herself *Peter Principled*…

  5. comment number 5 by: jnjpartyof5

    This is a good day! I have finally found someone in the TEA Party that isn’t a Palin Zombie! I was beginning to seriously doubt myself. Good read!

  6. comment number 6 by: TexasFred

    jnjpartyof5 — As a TEA Party official, my view of Palin causes much consternation among a few members, but I speak what I feel, and frankly, I am NOT in the TEA Party to win a popularity contest… I don’t *toe* the GOP line, I don’t worship Palin, in ANY way, and I will blast off on her and the GOP in any format if they are doing something I feel is detrimental to Conservative issues…

    Frankly, I feel Palin is in it for Palin and the $$$…

    BTW, welcome to the TEA Party! I look forward to meeting you when we have our next meeting…

  7. comment number 7 by: jnjpartyof5

    Thank you, I look forward to meeting up with other fellow conservatives. I don’t mind listening to Palin and she does have some good ideas, but I no longer feel she is relatable. When she came onto the scene I felt a kinship, as a women and mother, you know… “soccer mom” mentality.

    As she emerged into the TV personality and book author (with her five million dollar deal) that she is today, I no longer feel like she is connected. Just another elite holding on to her fifteen minutes of fame. I may already be making enemies before I ever attend a meeting. lol! Side note, you must forgive me when my sentences seem broken or have misspelling, I have little ones around that often break my train of thought. Once again, thank you for the welcome and Happy Birthday/Anniversary!

  8. comment number 8 by: HoosierArmyMom

    Very, very good points Fred! Palin should be utilized where no harm is done if she needs time off for a meltdown or family issue, and RNC Chair would be it. The RNC, IMHO needs a major shakedown in order to morph it back into the Grand ole party again. Right now there is too much attention paid to Centrist/RINO loving donors and that needs to change. Palin did, as governor, take on corruption on both sides of the aisle in Alaska so she might be a good person to clean up the RNC the RINO supporting crap.

    The one problem I see with it is the fact the RNC doesn’t seem too fond of the tea party Conservatives…. I think we pose a threat to business as usual maybe???? Seems like it’s been like pulling teeth to get support on recounts for Tea Party supported candidates. Palin would be good to stop that game too.

    Well, I wish to not only wish you a happy birthday and many, many more… but happy 235th birthday to the USMC!!!! (Did your Mom and Dad plan to have you on the Marine Corps birthday??? What a brilliant idea!!!)

  9. comment number 9 by: TexasFred

    Thanks for the B/D wishes folks, and the 10th almost didn’t happen, I was hatched at 11:35PM according to my birth certificate…

    And thanks to NativeSon for the *29* thing… I wish… I’m 57 today, and just getting started… :twisted:

  10. comment number 10 by: Bob Mack

    Happy Birthday, Fred, and here’s to 57 more years of air-striking the liberals.

  11. comment number 11 by: extex_cop

    I see where you are coming from. I like Palin ( nice looking and all )….but as for a President of the United States….I don’t think so. She is a crowd getter…and money raising fool that is hard to beat…so leader of the RNC would be good for her and the GOP. I do wish Michelle Bachmann would throw her hat into the ring. I like her better than Palin…then they could appoint her ( Palin ) to chair a RNC Fund Raising Commitee.

    Gee Fred…you must be getting soft in your old age….actually saying something good a Palin…lol…Happy B-day anyway !!

  12. comment number 12 by: minuteman26

    Happy birthday Fred. John Bolton for POTUS in 2012.

  13. comment number 13 by: ablur

    Steele was a bad choice and cost the GOP big.

    If the GOP has gotten the message, and I have my doubts, they need a real conservative with some fire. I think Palin could use a bit more conservative but a fine choice by comparison. She does know how to work the crowd and get the money flowing.

    Have a great B-Day Fred!

  14. comment number 14 by: BobF

    Happy Birthday Fred.

  15. comment number 15 by: Steve Dennis

    I agree with you, if Sarah Palin wins the 2012 primary I think we are looking at a sure win for Barack Obama because Sarah Palin is not only not qualified she just rubs too many people the wrong way. But she is the perfect person for the job of chairman of the RNC. The one thing that she knows how to do is raise money and that is what the RNC needs. Michael Steele has been a disaster and needs to step down, we do not need him for another term, and Sarah Palin is the perfect person to take over.