Showing posts with label RNC Chairman Steele; "Shut Up or Fire Me". Show all posts
Showing posts with label RNC Chairman Steele; "Shut Up or Fire Me". Show all posts

Friday, January 8, 2010

RNC Chairman Michael Steele

Steele Lashes Out: Critics Should " Get a Life",
" Shut Up ", " Fire Me" or " Get Out Of The Way "

ABC News’ Aaron Katersky and Rick Klein report: RNC Chairman Michael Steele is lashing out his critics, with a series of blunt messages for prominent Republicans who have blasted him over his leadership for the Republican Party.

“I tell them to get a life. That’s old Washington, that’s old ways, and I don’t represent that, and that kills them,” Steele told ABC News Radio in an interview today.

“I’m telling them and I’m looking them in the eye and say I’ve had enough of it. If you don’t want me in the job, fire me. But until then, shut up. Get with the program or get out of the way.”

Steele was responding to a series of reports -- most recently in today’s Washington Times -- where prominent GOP operatives and fund-raisers have criticized Steele for seeming to focus more on his own image (and pocketbook) rather than the good of the party.
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Is Michael Steele Getting Fired ?
Steele Abruptly Cancels Appearance;
Cites ' Emergency ' RNC Meeting


Yesterday, a defiant RNC Chairman Michael Steele shot back at his critical colleagues by saying, "I'm telling them and I'm looking them in the eye and say I've had enough of it. If you don't want me in the job, fire me. But until then, shut up. Get with the program or get out of the way."

Is the RNC taking Steele up on the whole "fire me" offer? All eyes on Rick Klein's Twitter feed, where he reports today that Steele abruptly canceled a scheduled appearance on ABC's "Top Line", thirty minutes before air time: Read rest of article

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Newt Gingrich:

" Michael Steele's Race

Scares Some GOPers ! "


ATLANTA — Former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich is praising Michael Steele in his first year as chairman of the Republican National Committee.

Gingrich, who served as speaker from 1995 to 1999, says Steele is off to a good start, citing successes in fundraising and GOP victories in governor's races in Virginia and New Jersey.

"I'm a fan of Steele's," Gingrich said on Thursday in a meeting with reporters about healthcare reform. "I think he is learning, he is smart and he will be an important part of where we're going."

Steele came under fire earlier this week for saying he thinks Republicans have "screwed up" in the years since Ronald Reagan was president and for raising doubt that the GOP can win back the U.S. House in the fall elections.

Gingrich said the party should "relax and focus on winning elections and not on inside-the-party cannibalism."

"Michael Steele makes a number of old-time Republicans very nervous," Gingrich said. "He comes out of a different background. He went to seminary ... he's African-American ... But I think he's pretty close to what we need. He's different, he's gutsy and he's going to make a number of Republicans mad." Read rest of article

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B4B NOTE: This should be headline news ! Imagine if Howard Dean proclaimed that Democrats don't like the Jews...or Hispanics or fill in the blank. Newt Gingrich's admission that many in the GOP are against an entire race of Americans is astounding ! May also answer the question of why the GOP has become simply The Party of NO. Hope Black Republicans are paying attention.

So the Republicans (not just Bush) don't care about Black People !

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