RNC CHAIRMAN MICHAEL STEELE BETS AGAINST OUR TROOPS, ROOTS FOR FAILURE
"Here goes Michael Steele setting policy for the GOP again. The likes of John McCain and Lindsey Graham will be interested to hear that the Republican Party position is that we should walk away from the fight against Al Qaeda and the Taliban without finishing the job. They'd also be interested to hear that the Chairman of the Republican Party thinks we have no business in Afghanistan notwithstanding the fact that we are there because we were attacked by terrorists on 9-11.
...and it would look bad if the GOP, with its old-white-guy image, fired its first black chairman because he wouldn't get in line with what everyone else wanted him to do and say.
“A large portion of those who identify as tea party supporters are also self-identified conservative Republicans, according to a new Gallup survey out Friday.
Sixty-two percent of tea party supporters surveyed over three separate Gallup polls say they are a ‘conservative Republican.’ Another 17 percent say they are ‘moderate/liberal Republican.’
All told, 79 percent of tea party supporters say they are Republicans.
Only 6 percent of the tea party supporters surveyed identify as a ‘pure independent’ while 15 percent said they would likely identify as a ‘liberal,’ ‘moderate’ or ‘conservative’ Democrat.
Asked which party they would likely vote for if the election were held today, 80 percent of tea party supporters said the GOP compared to 15 percent who would favor a Democrat.
‘The Tea Party movement has received considerable news coverage this year, in large part because it appears to represent a new and potentially powerful force on the American political scene,’ wrote Gallup editor-in-chief Frank Newport in his analysis of the poll.
‘Whether Tea Party supporters are a voting segment that is unique and distinct from the more traditional Republican conservative base, however, appears questionable.’”
In an impassioned and often angry speech from the flag-draped podium, Adkins berated both President Obama and former president George W. Bush, accusing them of turning the country into a welfare state, banishing God from public life, and creating an abysmal school system.
The tea partiers are just making the divide in the GOP way more visible. BTW, not all tea partiers are Republican-many of them consider themselves independent
I think Josh Marshal probably was about right when he said Steele seemed like someone who would just say whatever it was that he thought the other person wanted to hear.
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