That's why he gets the coverage he does (observe):
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I Am Now a Socialist
"RNC chairman plans turnaround for battered party; Analysts doubt Steele can lure minorities" by Joseph Williams, Globe Staff | March 1, 2009
WASHINGTON - Michael Steele, the Republican National Committee's first African-American chairman, said he believes the historic election of Democrat Deval Patrick, Massachusetts' first black governor, was more of a cultural phenomenon than a triumph of political ideas.
"You can't use Deval Patrick as a barometer for Republican strengths and weaknesses" in New England, said Steele, who has vowed to rebuild his party in New England, where Republican support has dwindled. "That was a historic election. You have to look at it for what it is."
A con job?
But he predicted that both Patrick, who followed four straight Republican governors and is running for reelection next year, and President Obama will lose star power the second time around without history on their side. The president and the governor, he said, will be run-of-the-mill political incumbents and voters "will take a more normal view" of their candidacies.
Yes, the guverner's gas tax is going to take the luster off that guy. The billion-dollar give-away to biotech and all the other state looting hasn't helped.
"It will be interesting to see what happens in 2012, when the novelty of having a black president has worn off," Steele said. "I don't have to guess the answer."
One hopes we get there in one piece!! 2012 is a LOOOOOOOONNG TIME AWAY!!
The critiques of Patrick and Obama come just weeks after Steele broke the color line, winning the Republican National Committee chairmanship in a six-round election. He promptly fired the entire RNC staff and outlined ambitious plans for a turnaround following the party's heavy losses in the last two elections - including the presidency and control of Congress.
Steele, Maryland's former lieutenant governor, vowed to bring all ethnic and racial groups, and the "the hip-hop generation," into the GOP. He also appointed himself Obama's toughest critic, throwing a rapper's boast at the new president: "How'ya like me now?"
Doncha love the divisive, racist, Zionist press once again using race as a wedge?
You know, WE GOT BIGGER FISH to FRY -- like LOOTING CLASSERS!!!!!!! All us poor folk in the SAME SLAVE SHIP!
For black Republicans, largely marginalized - and at times derided - by other black people during Obama's historic inauguration, Steele proves the Grand Old Party isn't just for whites....
Still, Obama's phenomenal popularity, which drew nearly 2 million people to his inauguration, casts a huge shadow over Steele's plan to rebuild the party with nonwhite voters.
The MSM is going to sell us that false view (as they sell so many others) to ram the globalist agenda through the DemocraPic-dominated Congress -- even though this country is mad as hell at both parties for betraying them.
Tara Wall, a former RNC spokeswoman.... who is now an editorial page editor at The Washington Times, said.... adding that Republicans need to put issues like social justice and the environment on their platform to draw in minority voters. That may be easier said than done, given the Republicans' general reputation of racial insensitivity.
Steele vied for the RNC chairmanship with Chip Saltsman, a Tennessee conservative who was criticized for distributing a music CD with the parody song, "Barack the Magic Negro." Latinos are still angry over the right's security-first stance on immigration reform. And while Steele pledged to make the GOP "relevant" to all voters, he stands to the right on gay marriage and civil unions - social issues that split the minority vote.
At the same time, federal investigators confirmed earlier this month that they are examining Steele's campaign-finance records from his Senate race, stemming from more than $37,000 paid to his sister's defunct catering business. Steele has denied any wrongdoing, but news of the investigation clouded his first days in office....
Oh, so their new guy is already tainted, huh?
With opinion polls showing the GOP's popularity languishing at below 40 percent - compared to Obama's 67 percent - Steele's got a tough sales job, especially among African-Americans....
Nice round number, huh?
WASHINGTON - Deeply wounded after big losses in the last two elections, and horrified at what they see as a veer toward socialism, conservatives are coming to the same conclusion as their Democratic foes: It's the Republicans' fault.
Sure, President Obama is moving toward nationalizing the banks, conservatives grumbled at their annual conference here this weekend. But former President Bush started it, they noted testily, with his $700 billion Wall Street bailout package.
And yes, congressional Democratic leaders should be held accountable for pork-barrel spending, they added, but it was Republicans who ran up the deficit and debt with big-government programs in the past eight years, according to activists at the Conservative Political Action Conference. The yearly meeting - meant to give conservatives a chance to exchange ideas and hear from potential candidates - had the air of a group therapy session this time, as thousands of conference-goers assessed their diminished power in Washington.
"Sadly, our former president propelled America to socialism - all the way to third base," with Obama set to bring it to home, said conservative columnist Deroy Murdock. "Our side emerged with neither principle nor power."
You, GETTING a CLUE as to WHAT is GOING ON, America! You DID NOT GET CHANGE (and that jerk had the audacity to use that word yesterday when it suited his health care goals; either single-payer Sicko or shove off, 'bamer)!!!!
And John Bolton, former US ambassador to the United Nations, was equally non-nostalgic in speaking about his former boss: "We are better off, in some sense, not having the Bush administration to defend," the former Bush administration official said. "Too many people connected the Bush administration to conservatism, and as we all know, that didn't happen.
John Bolton at CPAC: The Benefits of Nuking Chicago Former UN Ambassador John Bolton believes the security of the United States is at dire risk under the Obama administration. And before a gathering of conservatives in Washington on Thursday morning, he suggested, as something of a joke, that President Barack Obama might learn a needed lesson if Chicago were destroyed by a nuclear bomb.
Gee, somehow the MSM reporter missed that one, huh? Pffft!
So WHEN is the FALSE-FLAG OPERATION SLATED FOR, John? April? May? later this month?
Even former GOP House Speaker Newt Gingrich - while winning laughs for deriding Democrats in power - slammed the recently-retired president. "We didn't get real change. We got big spending under Bush, now we have big spending under Obama," said Gingrich....
Just 'cause Newtie's a fascist prick doesn't mean he's wrong.
Conservatives bemoaned their situation as the worst of possible worlds: They don't like what the Democrats are doing, but they're not so happy with a lot of the Republicans, either. And with the new president enjoying wildly high approval ratings, Obama-bashing doesn't give them much traction with the American public.
While speakers sought to rally the base, attendees were still deflated over last year's losses. One of the most popular events at the conference was a job fair for newly-unemployed conservatives. "Unofficial economic indicator," a young conference-goer said wryly as he waited in a long line with other job-seekers....
The annual conference has, in the past, been a launching point for Republican presidential hopefuls. As he did in 2007, Romney yesterday won the conference's straw poll. He gained 20 percent of the vote, followed by Governor Bobby Jindal of Louisiana with 14 percent and Texas Representative Ron Paul and Alaska's governor, Sarah Palin, tied at 13 percent each....
Not that I love the direction Obama is going; however, he has only been in office a month!
Only a few potential 2012 nominees - Huckabee, Romney, and Paul - showed up to speak. And while all got enthusiastic responses from the audience, none appeared to dominate among conference-goers still unhappy with the performance of the party....
O.K, now REMEBER THAT!! PAUL SHOWED UP!! Bolton got a quote, so....
Palin, like Jindal, did not show up at the conference, although some participants had their photos taken next to a poster of the GOP vice presidential nominee.
While Palin attracted many social conservatives, "she's tainted goods now," because of negative publicity during and after the election, said Bill Zeiser, 27. Zeiser said the party needed to return to a basic message of lower taxes and small government.
So PAUL SHOWED UP and the GLOBE spends TWO PARAGRAPHS on the NO-SHOW PALIN?
How about a Paul-Palin ticket?
The thought of a hot momma on the bottom....