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#1 Panthers_Lover

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Posted 30 January 2009 - 04:58 PM

WASHINGTON (AP) - Michael Steele was elected Republican National Committee chairman on Friday, defeating the incumbent party chief and three other challengers over six rounds of voting to become the first black to lead the GOP.

The former Maryland lieutenant governor takes over a beleaguered GOP as Republicans seek to rebound from back-to-back defeats in national elections that gave Democrats control of Congress and the White House.

"As a little boy growing up in this town, this is awesome," said Steele, the most moderate candidate in the field and considered an outsider because he's not a committee member.

In a brief acceptance speech, the new GOP chairman struck a tone of inclusiveness.

"We're going to say to friend and foe alike: We want you to be a part of us, we want you to with be with us, and for those who wish to obstruct, get ready to get knocked over," Steele said.

He won 91 votes out of a possible 168 in the sixth round. A simple majority of 85 was needed, but it took six rounds for Steele to win.


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#2 Matt Foley

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Posted 30 January 2009 - 05:07 PM

Can't wait to hear what incredibly clever and witty responses the libs on here will come up with....

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Posted 30 January 2009 - 05:13 PM

"Most moderate candidate" sounds good to me.

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Posted 30 January 2009 - 05:15 PM

Look we have a black guy too!

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Posted 30 January 2009 - 05:46 PM

Republicans need to get back to conservatism. They lose when they act like libs...As they should.

#6 Matt Foley

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Posted 30 January 2009 - 05:51 PM

Look we have a black guy too!


5.2 out of 10

#7 Jase

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Posted 30 January 2009 - 05:56 PM

Look we have a black guy too!


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#8 rodeo

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Posted 30 January 2009 - 06:16 PM

i'm not a fan of michael steele, but congrats on the progress.

#9 Matt Foley

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Posted 30 January 2009 - 07:02 PM

He reminds me of the dude that sang "My name is Humpty, pronounced with an umpty, and ladies how I'd like to hump thee"

And yes, I realize I now look like the whitest man alive. Eat me.

#10 L.A. Fanatic

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Posted 31 January 2009 - 03:12 AM

now that everyone has gone black, will they go back?


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