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Tea party group wants Palin for RNC

December 6th, 2010 . by TexasFred
Tea party group wants Palin for RNC

Tea Party Nation founder Judson Phillips sent a letter to former Alaska GOP Gov. Sarah Palin asking her to run for chairwoman of the Republican National Committee.

“In order for the tea party, conservative movement to be successful, we have to have someone conservative running the GOP,” Phillips told POLITICO. “She is the perfect candidate. If she does not try, I am afraid we will end up with just another establishment flunky running the party and the [Republicans in name] will control the party again.”

“She has a track record of cutting wasteful spending, which has occurred under the watch of Michael Steele,” he added. “Finally, she is simply a rock star. She can raise money like no one else out there that I can think of.”

In his letter to Palin, Phillips pleaded, “We need you as [chairwoman] of the RNC. You have shown in the past no hesitation to take on the establishment. … If we end up with establishment control of the GOP and their support for an establishment candidate in 2012, Obama and the socialists will have won.”

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Sarah Palin would make an outstanding chairperson for the RNC! Palin is a natural cheerleader and that’s ALL the job of RNC head really is. The GOP needs her, in that capacity. Michael Steele has been a huge disaster.

A while back I took Judson Phillips to task over what I believed to be a hair-brained idea that he hatched; A *Call in Conservative* Protest. Judging by the comments I got on that thread, I would say that I was not the only one that had concerns for the sanity of Judson Phillips.

This story from Politico indicates to me that some of the suggestions I have made on MY blog, and in the comments of many other blogs, is being noticed.

I have long felt that the only way Sarah Palin needs to ever see the Oval Office is as a visitor on a Day Pass. Maybe some in the TEA Party are seeing that for the truth it is. If so, our differences aside, kudos to Judson Phillips for getting this out there in front of the people, he has a much larger speaking platform than I do!

I have expounded on the fact that I believe Palin to be the most logical, and most perfect choice for RNC head. She is a very attractive woman. She has STAR POWER. Palin can draw a crowd, that is not a myth. She can pack a room and they love her. She is considered by many to speak for the TEA Party and ALL Conservatives, and many think she is the 2nd coming of Joan of Arc.

She drives libbers crazy and that is a good thing. But, she gives serious Conservatives reasons to be concerned as well. More on that a bit further down the page.

In his letter, Phillips focused on much of the same criticism the current candidates have lobbed at Steele, contending that RNC fundraising problems prevented the committee from maximizing GOP gains in the 2010 midterms.

“Something is really wrong with the GOP when the RNC cannot fund a get out the vote campaign for midterm elections,� Phillips writes.

The RNC is a disaster under Michael Steele. Steele has NO leadership ability that I can see and as I have said in previous posts, Steele is nothing more than a token. He is the GOP’s answer to Barack Obama and is offered up as proof of true GOP diversity. The BIG Tent thing we hear so much about. The BIG Tent that has led the GOP into the sad state it presents today.

Steele and his allies have vigorously challenged critics, but criticism of the committee’s behind the scenes organizational work in the 2010 cycle is widespread — and what most of the RNC candidates seeking to replace Steele are pledging to reinvigorate.

I am NOT privy to the inner workings of the RNC, but I have more than enough common sense to know this, IF the RNC offers up another LAME ticket, one even remotely similar to the ticket of McCain/Palin, this nation is finished because the RNC, in that effort, would guarantee Obama a 2nd term in the White House.

If we survive the 1st term, it’s an almost certainty that we won’t survive a 2nd.

A spokesman for the former Alaska governor did not respond to a request for comment, but a Palin RNC run seems improbable.

Palin has been an ardent Steele defender during some of the most trying times of his chairmanship. She even lent her high profile to a pair of RNC fundraising events in October in California and Florida.

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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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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.

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