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    Re: Michael Steele becomes first black RNC chairman

    Quote Originally Posted by Cilogy View Post
    None taken.

    Good question. I myself am not partisan, but I feel that I always vote for the person whom I think is best candidate for the job. For example I live in Texas: I voted for Obama in November but I also for voted Republican John Cornyn as our senator.

    I consider myself very liberal because I took a political aptitude last year and it said I was "very liberal." But I still have some conservative views.

    I want fairness basically. Like a good football game, I want there to be relative equality and competition. I also don't want the GOP to lose its glow.

    But honestly, let's say Obama goes 8 years in office. I can't think of any good (and young) Dems now that would be able to win in 2016. I see more of that on the Reps side, so I would want a better balance of power within the next 5 to 10 years.
    I was hoping you'd answer that way. It's nice to see someone so open minded. (I'll admit, I'm not that open minded, but I appreciate it in others).
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    Re: Michael Steele becomes first black RNC chairman

    Quote Originally Posted by danarhea View Post
    If everyone remembers correctly, I am the member here who first predicted this last year, right after the election.
    I was just reading this in another thread. Cudos to you, Dan.

    These are the thing I disagree with Michael Steele on:

    "More funding for adult stem-cell research, but not embryonic." -The government should not be funding any of it.
    "Support affirmative action and its improvements." -Racial quotas are unconstitutional.
    "Led commitment to $70M in grants to minority-owned business." -No government handouts.
    "Use anti-terrorism tools on criminals in our neighborhoods." -Not the purpose of antiterrorism laws.
    "More enforcement against Drug Trafficking." -The War on Drugs is lost, stop wasting resources.
    "Affirms marriage is between one man and one woman." -I agree on marriage, but the law must allow civil unions of some kind to all citizens.
    "Mandatory sentencing guidelines for child sex offenders" -Every case is different, judges should be given some discretion.
    "Reinstate college-level grant and loan programs" -No grants, I could live with loans, but prefer them to be from private institutions.


    These are the things I agree with Michael Steele on:

    "Roe v. Wade should remain in place."
    "Supports Bush's veto of embryonic stem cell research."
    "Moratorium on gas taxes until price stabilizes."
    "Create and sustain real energy independence."
    "Solar and renewables are the energy sources for the future."
    "Personally opposed to the death penalty." (To a degree.)
    "No ban on guns; focus on enforcement instead."
    "Let businesses avoid burdensome and ineffective system."
    "I don't need government dictating socialized medicine."
    "Spend more on care and less on bureaucracy."
    "Rumsfeld wouldn't be my secretary of defense."
    "Flexibility for some ownership over retirement choices."
    "Make tax relief permanent and repeal the death tax."
    "We need a clear strategy, and to pressure Iraq gov't."
    "Facilitated faith-based institutions to tap into resources."
    "Government should have limited control over welfare & family."

    So, for the most part, I am happy with this pick. I hope he brings the party back to its core principles.

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    Re: Michael Steele becomes first black RNC chairman

    Quote Originally Posted by Truth Detector View Post
    So you think it has NOTHING to do with qualifications and the fact that there are relatively FEW blacks who agree with the Republican platform and it's somehow a racism issue; how profound.
    Are you saying that all those appointees that erod named aren't qualified?

    Of course your response is that they aren't interested. Why do you think that is?
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    Re: Michael Steele becomes first black RNC chairman

    Quote Originally Posted by Cilogy View Post
    None taken.

    Good question. I myself am not partisan, but I feel that I always vote for the person whom I think is best candidate for the job. For example I live in Texas: I voted for Obama in November but I also for voted Republican John Cornyn as our senator.

    I consider myself very liberal because I took a political aptitude last year and it said I was "very liberal." But I still have some conservative views.

    I want fairness basically. Like a good football game, I want there to be relative equality and competition. I also don't want the GOP to lose its glow.

    But honestly, let's say Obama goes 8 years in office. I can't think of any good (and young) Dems now that would be able to win in 2016. I see more of that on the Reps side, so I would want a better balance of power within the next 5 to 10 years.
    Oh, I don't know. I think Mark Warner or Brian Schweitzer would make good candidates. Or Sheldon Brown, perhaps. Besides, the new stars have 8 years to make themselves known.


    Quote Originally Posted by StandUpChuck View Post
    I really wish we could do news w/out labeling people by the color of their skin. *sigh*
    So you would still have that exact same avatar if Obama was white? His race has nothing to do with it?
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    Re: Michael Steele becomes first black RNC chairman

    Quote Originally Posted by the makeout hobo View Post
    Oh, I don't know. I think Mark Warner or Brian Schweitzer would make good candidates. Or Sheldon Brown, perhaps. Besides, the new stars have 8 years to make themselves known.
    Oh ok, I guess I just have to do some research on them. Its just that there's been a lot of buzz about "young" Reps like Bobby Jindal and others.


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    Re: Michael Steele becomes first black RNC chairman

    Quote Originally Posted by Cilogy View Post
    Oh ok, I guess I just have to do some research on them. Its just that there's been a lot of buzz about "young" Reps like Bobby Jindal and others.
    I figure that's because we have our young star already- Barack Obama. We don't have to figure out who the next one will be for a while, so no one cares.
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    Re: Michael Steele becomes first black RNC chairman

    Quote Originally Posted by StandUpChuck View Post
    Cause he's a RINO? Just my guess.
    Actually I think he's a real conservative.
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    Re: Michael Steele becomes first black RNC chairman

    Quote Originally Posted by the makeout hobo View Post
    I figure that's because we have our young star already- Barack Obama. We don't have to figure out who the next one will be for a while, so no one cares.
    Yeah, lol, I was thinking about posting just that. Dems seem to be satisfied now.

    One of the first headlines I saw after Nov. 4 was something like "how will the GOP pick up the pieces?" I guess its just normal for both parties to regroup and "find out what went wrong" after they lose an election.


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    Re: Michael Steele becomes first black RNC chairman

    Quote Originally Posted by Hatuey View Post
    Everybody needs their token minority I guess. Colin Powell wasn't black looking enough.

    Wow, just wow. I was talking with a co-worker about this. I said, "you know the Dems are going to try and pigeon hole the guy as a token black guy." I just never thought they would stoop so fast and so direct.

    Considering how centrist the Republican party was shifting and the fact that it six different votes to come to a conclusion I was hoping there wouldn't be such blatant race baiting. At least some subltey. He was a safe pick (not too hardline) and yet still fairly conservative which is where the Republicans need to shift. He has been a possible VP pick more than once and a govenor.

    I love how the Dems pigeon hole high ranking QUALIFIED minorities as Uncle Toms. I don't remember Obama having Oreo's being rolled at him during a speech for being a Republican. The hypocrisy abounds.
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    Re: Michael Steele becomes first black RNC chairman

    Quote Originally Posted by American View Post
    Actually I think he's a real conservative.
    I think he probably is, too. But these dude keep changing on us. I hope he's the real deal.
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