Fmr. RNC Chairman Accuses Current RNC Chairman Of “Crapping” On His Legacy

By: Wednesday March 27, 2013 5:58 am

Michael Steele, the former Chairman of the Republican National Committee, is less than thrilled with the current head of the RNC, Reince Priebus. Priebus came to power by beating Steele in the 2011 RNC chair election after Steele helped lead the Republican Party to taking back the House of Representatives in the 2010 midterm election. [...]

Michael Steele Now Available to Ruin the Reputation of Other Organizations

By: Friday January 14, 2011 1:19 pm

The RNC is meeting to choose their new chairman for the 2011-2012 cycle. They’re through four ballots so far. After nearly tying the front runner, Wisconsin GOP chair Reince Priebus, on the first ballot, incumbent chairman and human Kick-Me sign Michael Steele dropped support in each of the three subsequent ballots. In a rare moment [...]

Steele Thinks Republican Base, Media Won’t Find Translation of Spanish

By: Tuesday August 24, 2010 1:48 pm

Like a Presidential candidate of the 19th century who would tell different things to different audiences and hope that nobody finds out the difference due to the relative lack of long-distance communication, RNC Chairman Michael Steele told Univision yesterday that the immigration law SB1070 in Arizona “is not a reflection” on the entire party, and [...]

Republican Party Chair Says We Shouldn’t Be In Afghanistan

By: Friday July 2, 2010 3:20 pm

Republican Party Chairman Michael Steele, speaking at a Republican Party fundraiser in Connecticut yesterday, said the US is on the wrong side of history in Afghanistan, which he called “a war of Obama’s choosing.” “This is not something the United States had actively prosecuted or wanted to engage in,” Mr. Steele said in a speech [...]

Here Comes The Stupid In The Kagan Nomination Fight

By: Monday May 10, 2010 9:52 am

This Supreme Court nomination fight is bound to be enervating, and I’m likely to just tune it out as much as possible. Because while there’s a case to be made for teasing out the nominee’s substantive opinions and judicial philosophy, and to be sure a case to be made against her on substantive grounds, that’s [...]

Crist Heads Into Indie Senate Bid With No Staff, Party Apparatus

By: Thursday April 29, 2010 8:30 am

The Wall Street Journal writes on Charlie Crist’s expected announcement of making an independent bid for the US Senate in Florida. The key point here is that nobody seems to know who would work for him: According to his advisers, Mr. Crist would remain a registered Republican while qualifying for the ballot with “no party [...]

Heading For the Exits at the RNC

By: Tuesday April 6, 2010 12:14 pm

Late yesterday, Michael Steele’s chief of staff resigned from the Republican National Committee. Strategist Cut Anderson left as well. Now Brian Beutler reports that more staffers are looking to walk away from the RNC: “People are sending out resumes,” the consultant says. “[T]his is another shoe that has dropped.” This is happening at all levels [...]

Steele Plays the Race Card

By: Monday April 5, 2010 6:44 am

In his first interview since a series of missteps last week. Michael Steele suggested race is a factor in his – and President Obama’s – struggles since their respective elections to positions of political power. I’m sure his cohorts in the Republican Party are thrilled that he just depicted them as a bunch of racists [...]

RNC Bondage Club Party Scandal Keeps Turning Up More Scandal-y Goodness

By: Tuesday March 30, 2010 7:23 am

Bondage-gate (now there’s a nickname I’ve been longing to apply) just took a hilarious turn. It turns out that Erik Brown, the OC-area operative who filed for the reimbursement of expenses for Voyeur West Hollywood, did so because the RNC staffer’s credit card was denied. Think about that for a second: you now know Brown’s [...]

Sex Club Patron Expensed By RNC Worked Direct Mail For Poizner, DeVore

By: Monday March 29, 2010 1:57 pm

The name on the reimbursement slip for around $2,000 in “meals” at a bondage-themed nightclub in West Hollywood is Erik Brown. Turns out the guy has a profile as a California political consultant. A California-based political consultant who charged the Republican National Committee nearly $2,000 for a night out at Voyeur – a risque West [...]

The RNC, Living Large In Hollywood

By: Monday March 29, 2010 9:14 am

Looks like Tucker Carlson has collected his first scalp at his Huffington Post rip-off: Michael Steele’s. According to two knowledgeable sources, Republican National Committee chairman Michael Steele once raised the possibility of using party money to buy a private jet for his travel. “I know that … regular ongoing use of planes was something that [...]

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