Republican Party Chooses New Leader

The Republican Party is now headed by the first black national chairman in its history.

Former Maryland Lt. Gov. Michael Steele says his election marks "the dawn of a new party."

Steele defeated four other candidates including former President George W. Bush's hand-picked GOP chief.


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  • by VBush Location: MHCY on Feb 1, 2009 at 11:44 AM
    OK; You can call it opinion if you so desire, but the truth is the truth. I have done my research. In addition, I predicted the outcome of this election before it happened and I also predicted why it happened. I have done the research to back it up. It is a fact, whether you choose to acknowledge it or not. It makes no difference to me. It is a fact that Obama was primarily elected because he is black. End of story. Do your own research. I even used some liberal sites in my research. They actually provide the best information to support this fact. They just don't realize it. As far as Mr. Steele goes, I support him, not because he is black, but because I think he can do a good job in bringing my party (that is in shambles) back to reality. I am pulling for him. Race is irrelevant to me, much the same way it wasn't relevant in the Presidential race, I just don't like liberals and I don't care what color they are. Pelosi, Reid, Frank, Dodd and the rest of 'em are all scum.
  • by Tad Location: Jamesville on Feb 1, 2009 at 03:38 AM
    Lamont, I have the answer. Instead of following directions from Bush and FEMA they thought Ray Nagin was their "Moses" and followed him around the city for four days. Turns out he ain't Moses. They will find out soon enough that the Chicago street hustler is no "messiah" either. I like Michael Steele, he's level headed, well spoken and a good leader. I wouldn't, however, sit with him in New Orleans with a storm coming in.
  • by OK Location: NC on Feb 1, 2009 at 02:08 AM
    VBush, before you say that someone else doesn't know fact from opinion you should find out for yourself. It is not a fact that our president was elected because of his race. It is your opinion. My opinion is that President Bush was elected because many Americans felt it was unpatriotic to switch Presidents during a war. That is not a fact. It is only my opinion. The fact is that I voted for a President who wants Americans to take responsibility for the America we have created. Don't blame the officials that you have elected blame yourself. Do what needs to be done to make America better. My opinion is that Mr. Steele was selected because of his qualifications and potential. I hope that he does a good job.
  • by Honorable Bloggie Location: NC on Jan 31, 2009 at 09:06 PM
    "Brothers, think of what you were when you were called. Not many were wise by human standards; not many were influential; not many were of noble birth. But God chose the foolish things of the world to shame the wise; God chose the weak things of the world to shame the strong. He chose the lowly things of this world and the despised things--and the things that are not--to nullify the things that are--so that no one may boast before him." I Cor. 1:26-29 Let us take heed and listen to what the Scripture tells us. God is doing a new work! Men are being forced to comply with the will of God. Will we learn? Will we not boast of our greatness when we are all nothing more than mortal human beings? I hope so.
  • by Ron Location: Merritt, NC on Jan 31, 2009 at 07:59 AM
    Amen, VBush!
  • by VBush Location: MHCY on Jan 31, 2009 at 06:57 AM
    Ron, Liberals don't 'think', they 'feel'. That is why they don't like facts. Feelings are what drive them. Facts rarely if ever support their positions. That is why fact based analysis is irrelevant to them. You will never hear a liberal quote a fact unless it supports their position. That is why reason escapes them. A reasonable thinker will change his or her opinion when provided with facts that go against their position. Liberals see things the way they think things 'ought to be'. If the facts don't support that notion, they do not change their minds; they just ignore them as if they don't matter. When challenged by facts they do sometimes drum some up if they can possibly twist something into what looks as though it supports their position. In the end, feelings are all that really matter to them.
  • by Ron Location: Merritt, NC on Jan 31, 2009 at 06:42 AM
    You liberals are such fuzzy thinkers! Steele was chosen as chairman because he is a true Conservative who can lead the Republican Party back onto its true path, not because he is black. He is a brilliant man who can speak extremely well and espouse his views with clarity and without pauses or "er's and um's". The "Chosen One" cannot link two words together without a verbal stumble unless he is reading from his teleprompter. Deep down, we all know Obama WAS chosen because of his race, while Steele was chosen because of his brilliance and his conservatism.
  • by Kimo Location: Belhaven on Jan 31, 2009 at 06:31 AM
    Even if Mr. Steele turns out to be a abject failure, it will be an improvement over what we have seen in the last couple of elections. He was clearly the best candidate. Much better than any R we have seen in a long time.
  • by Lamont Location: Beaufort on Jan 31, 2009 at 06:24 AM
    I'M Confused.... How can 2 million blacks get into Washington, DC in sub zero temps in 1 day when 200,000 couldn't get out of New Orleans at 85 degrees with four days notice. --------------------------------------------------------------------------------
  • by VBush Location: MHCY on Jan 31, 2009 at 05:16 AM
    Alpha; Obama was elected because of race. It is a stone cold fact. Now he is the President of the United States and has the same opportunity to succeed or fail as any other previous President. So far it isn't looking good. Of course it will take him some time to learn how to deal with left wing pit bulls like Pelosi and Reid. They will lead him around by the nose until he figures out how the game is actually played from his chair. Once he figures that out, we will see what he can do. As far as Micheal Steele goes, his race may have been part of it, I don't know, and I don't care...We just need a real leader for the RNC and I think he is up to the job.
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