Monday, November 15, 2010

DeMint Tells It Like It Is - Michael Steele Must Go

Tell me - does the above resemble your own response to the RNC's request for donations?

Jim DeMint ( R-SC) is the political figure along with Sarah Palin who is responsible for the GOP's resurgence and the historic victory November 2nd.And he's also a shrewd enough politician to see why the win wasn't even bigger, and what needs to be done for 2012.

The lack of a well-organized voter mobilization effort by the Republican National Committee could have cost the GOP “a few Senate seats,” Sen. Jim DeMint suggested Sunday.

Partly as a result, the South Carolina Republican suggested he wouldn’t support a second term for controversial RNC Chairman Michael Steele, saying on "Fox News Sunday" “I’m looking for some alternatives right now.”

“I haven’t decided who would support," DeMint said, "but we need a strong national Republican organization to help organize the energy of the tea parties and the other citizen activism that we are seeing out there right now. We need to make sure that we have a lot of boots on the ground.”

The senator said, “I appreciate Michael Steele’s service.” But he added the party’s get-out-the-vote effort lagged under Steele, asserting “where we lost a few Senate seats, our ground game was not as strong as it could have been. We were actually out manned on the ground.” in Washington, Nevada and Colorado, where the $8 million and the footsoldiers Steele put into California for Carly Fiorina could have been used a lot more effectively.Nevada and Colorado especially should have been won. And not only the Senate seats. Any number of legislative seats in these key states were lost that didn't have to be.

DeMint isn't the only one that noticed.

I've had a lot to say about Michael Steele in the past. All of it was true. But at this point, I'm prepared to let bygones be bygones and let Steele go back to hustling someone else to preserve his expense account five-star lifestyle provided he departs gracefully and is nowhere near the GOP leadership or anywhere else where he has any responsibility.

Otherwise, I'm more than willing to reconsider my original idea concerning handcuffs, a floatie and the Humbolt current.

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Anonymous said...

I for one have sent back no less than a dozen responses to RNC contribution requests. I always note reference to contact Dede Scozzafava, Grahmanesty, Lisa Murkowski, Olympia Snowe, or other RNC funded sure losers.

B.Poster said...

Unfortunately Jim Demint will go before Michael Steele goes. At least the RNC will try to make Mr. Demint go, if he dares challenge Mr. Steele. As for the tea party, the RNC and establishment Republicans don't care much for them. In fact, given the opportunity, they would unite with the Democrats to get rid of this movement. I think the thinking is there will be plenty of time to resume the fight between the Rs and the Ds once a common enemy is vanquished. The problem for the Rs is how can they expect to fight the Ds effectively without the assistance of the tea party folks. I guess they haven't thought that far ahead.