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Obama Can’t Revive Economy With Socialism

March 5, 2009

What Limbaugh clearly wants is for the president to fail in his apparent goal of bringing social democracy to our shores (through his nationalization of much of the economy and his onerous tax increases). Limbaugh wants this effort to fail because it will prevent economic recovery and the prosperity that has been allowed us by free-market economics. The whole controversy is a hoax. Yet now it is reliably reported that as many as a dozen top Democrats, some on the White House staff, are continuing this hoax and expanding it by trying to make reaction to Limbaugh an issue for the Republican Party to pronounce on.

From: R. Emmett Tyrrell
American Spectaor

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Incoming White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel gestures prior ... 
Incoming White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel gestures prior to the inauguration ceremony of Barack Obama as the 44th President of the United States, in Washington, January 20, 2009.(Jim Young – UNITED STATES/Reuters)


Michael Steele becomes RNC chairman

January 30, 2009

The Republican Party elected a black former Maryland Lieutenant Governor as Party Chairman today.  Michael Steele won after sevaral ballots for RNC.  He is well known and respected in his party both for his work in his home state and for his TV appearances nation wide…. 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.


Michael Steele

By LIZ SIDOTI, Associated Press Writer

“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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Former Maryland Lt. Gov. Michael Steele smiles after being elected ... 
Former Maryland Lt. Gov. Michael Steele smiles after being elected the first black Republican National Committee chairman, Friday, Jan. 30, 2009, in Washington. Steele was the most moderate candidate in the field and was considered an outsider because he’s not an RNC member. He beat back four challengers, including incumbent Mike Duncan.(AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

Senate GOP Leader: Party Must Explain Core Values; Senate Will Pass Stimulus Without GOP Votes

January 29, 2009

Sen. Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., the Republican leader in the Senate, said today that he expected the economic stimulus bill to pass in the Senate without too many changes from the House bill — and with little if any Republican support.

He called the House vote on the stimulus on Wednesday an example of “bipartisan opposition.”  All House Republicans voted against the bill and they were joined by 11 Democrats.

McConnell said he applauded the president’s effort for bipartisanship but he said Nancy Pelosi and other Democrats didn’t make that a reality.

The Senator was interviewed by Neil Cavuto….


After crushing defeats in back-to-back elections, the top Senate Republican warned Thursday that the GOP risks remaining out of power in the White House and Congress unless it better explains its core principles to woo one-time faithful and new loyalists.

By LIZ SIDOTI, Associated Press Writer

“The results of the two recent elections are real, and so are the obstacles we face as a party,” Sen. Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., told the Republican National Committee on Thursday. “My concern is that unless we do something to adapt, our status as a minority party may become too pronounced for an easy recovery.”

“The situation is challenging, but it’s far from irreversible,” McConnell added, a dash of optimism in an otherwise stark assessment of where the Republican Party went wrong as he provided a road map for how it can right itself.

 Stimulus: Will Some Republicans Join the President?

He spoke to Republicans gathered in Washington to choose the next national chairman; five candidates are trying to unseat former President George W. Bush‘s hand-picked RNC chairman, Mike Duncan of Kentucky. The vote is Friday.

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