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    Michael Steele, RNC Accused of Concealing $7 Million in Debt

    The Republican Party's national organizing body failed to report more than $7 million in debt to federal election officials this year, making it appear to be in better shape than it was as mid-term elections approach in November, a Washington newspaper said Wednesday.

    In a memo to GOP budget officers, Republican National Committee Treasurer Randy Pullen accused RNC Chairman Michael Steele and his chief of staff of trying to hide the damaging information from him by ordering other staff members not to communicate with Pullen, the Washington Times reported.
    OK, now which of these explanations for Steele's behavior would you believe?

    1) He is really a Democratic mole, who planted himself inside the GOP, waited for years, and then, when in a position to do irreparable harm to the Republican party, initiated mayhem.

    2) He is an incompetent boob.

    I'll go with number 2 on this. I mean he is number 2 . I don't know about anybody else, I have the feeling that he won't be the head of the RNC for much longer. Many in the GOP have wanted his head on a platter for some time now. Maybe they are finally going to get their wish, and he will be replaced with, um....

    How about a real Republican?

    Article is here.
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    RNC fails to report $7M in debt to FEC

    RNC fails to report $7M in debt to FEC

    Party treasurer faults Steele


    By Ralph Z. Hallow
    10:26 p.m., Tuesday, July 20, 2010


    The [/SIZE]Republican National Committee failed to report more than $7 million in debt to the Federal Election Commission in recent months - a move that made its bottom line appear healthier than it is heading into the midterm elections and that also raises the prospect of a hefty fine.
    In a memo to RNC budget committee members, RNC Treasurer Randy Pullen on Tuesday accused Chairman Michael S. Steele and his chief of staff, Michael Leavitt, of trying to conceal the information from him by ordering staff not to communicate with the treasurer - a charge RNC officials deny.
    Mr. Pullen told the members that he had discovered $3.3 million in debt from April and $3.8 million from May, which he said had led him to file erroneous reports with the FEC. He amended the FEC filings Tuesday.
    Campaign-finance analysts said that simply misreporting fundraising numbers to the FEC can lead to millions of dollars in fines and that criminal charges can be levied if the actions are suspected to be intentional.
    "This is significant because the civil penalties could mean big fines that take a significant bite out of the RNC's finances close to the November congressional elections, when state parties need the RNC's financial help for their 'victory' programs," said former FEC Commissioner Hans A. von Spakovsky.
    http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/...n-debt/?page=1


    Do we really want to turn the federal budget over to the Republicans? They can't even keep their own numbers straight?
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    re: RNC fails to report $7M in debt to FEC

    Quote Originally Posted by Ziggae_6 View Post
    RNC fails to report $7M in debt to FEC - Washington Times


    Do we really want to turn the federal budget over to the Republicans? They can't even keep their own numbers straight?
    I don't think it has anything to do with trusting them with finances. I'm surprised they'd make such a risky move so close to election time. What were they hoping to gain?
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    re: RNC fails to report $7M in debt to FEC

    Quote Originally Posted by Hatuey View Post
    I don't think it has anything to do with trusting them with finances. I'm surprised they'd make such a risky move so close to election time. What were they hoping to gain?
    The article stated that the intent was to make them look solvent than they actually are.

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    re: RNC fails to report $7M in debt to FEC

    Quote Originally Posted by Ziggae_6 View Post
    The article stated that the intent was to make them look solvent than they actually are.
    Yes but that couldn't possibly be true. They would have been found eventually. So why risk it? Now Democrats can simply say 'well if they lied about their own finances, why wouldn't they lie about the economy'? It's perfect. Oh. Brb. Gotta go text Obama about this.
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    re: RNC fails to report $7M in debt to FEC

    Quote Originally Posted by Hatuey View Post
    Yes but that couldn't possibly be true. They would have been found eventually. So why risk it? Now Democrats can simply say 'well if they lied about their own finances, why wouldn't they lie about the economy'? It's perfect. Oh. Brb. Gotta go text Obama about this.
    First of all I'd say that Republicans have a history of trying to hide their spending (ex: Bush and the cost of the Iraq war) but I'm not a Republican.

    But if I'm gonna guess, I'm gonna say that the WashingtonTimes is looking for evidence to dump Steele. After all, this is coming from the conservative paper, you think they want to help the Democrats?

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    What's really sad is that there are conservatives that actually believe that things will all of a sudden be magically different and better if the GOP gain control. They have already forgotten about the spending under Bush and past Republicans.

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    More and more I am thinking that mixed government is not such a bad thing, and the combination of Republican Congress and Democratic President seemed to work better than one party controlling both or having a Democratic Congress and a Republican President. Say what you want about Clinton, but the six years of Clinton as president properly restrained by the Republican Congress was actually a pretty good time for the United States
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    re: RNC fails to report $7M in debt to FEC

    I suppose here would be a great time to remind our good liberal friends, that, conservative, and republican are not mutually inclusive. Just thought I'd mention that.

    Carry on with your RNC evil story thread. Sorry to bother..

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    re: RNC fails to report $7M in debt to FEC

    Quote Originally Posted by Hicup View Post
    I suppose here would be a great time to remind our good liberal friends, that, conservative, and republican are not mutually inclusive. Just thought I'd mention that.

    Carry on with your RNC evil story thread. Sorry to bother..

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