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kpete Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-17-11 06:54 PM
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Michael Steele: Republicans 'could have used a few more brothers in the house'
Source: The Hill


By Sean J. Miller - 01/17/11 05:50 PM ET

Michael Steele said he brought African Americans into the GOP fold during his tenure as chairman of the Republican National Committee and predicted the new House majority will cooperate with President Obama on certain issues.


"What I tried to do was to broaden the landscape over which we could play, go into neighborhoods where we needed to be in, but hadn't been in generations, and I think it made a difference," he said, citing the election of African-American Reps. Tim Scott (R-S.C.) and Allen West (R-Fla.).

"I'm very happy with what we got done," Steele added during an appearance on MSNBC Monday.

After "Hardball" host Chris Matthews noted he rarely saw groups of blacks congregating at Republican conventions, Steele replied with his usual candor. "We could have used a few more brothers in the house, there's no doubt about that."

Read more: http://thehill.com/blogs/ballot-box/other-races/138349-steele-gop-could-have-used-a-few-more-brothers-in-the-house
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opihimoimoi Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-17-11 06:57 PM
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1. But that would be COUNTER PRODUCTIVE... for the Bros...there is little to gain from that Party
Common sense dictates avoiding the GOPer Bait,,,that includes all sane people
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baldguy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-17-11 07:04 PM
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2. Michael Steele wants to the the GOPs answer to Barack Obama.
He has failed. Spectacularly.
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wordpix Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-17-11 11:09 PM
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15. GOP will "run with O on certain issues"---really?
:crazy: I don't think so
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FailureToCommunicate Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-17-11 07:30 PM
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3. Scott and West, that makes two. Any others? Anybody? Hellooo? **crickets**
Edited on Mon Jan-17-11 07:31 PM by FailureToCommunicate
Steele "...predicted the new House majority will cooperate with President Obama on certain issues" Well, he's been wrong on every other prediction...

Sure will miss him!
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Cant trust em Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-17-11 07:34 PM
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4. Man. Imagine if Obama would have said that. nt
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defendandprotect Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-17-11 07:36 PM
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5. Hard for to find those Steele and Thomas guys when GOP needs them...
Clarence Thomas has been called a "Judas" by his own people --
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msongs Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-17-11 07:56 PM
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6. no sisters tho? nt
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Akoto Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-17-11 08:00 PM
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7. Electing Allen West is not something to be proud of. n/t
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Betsy Ross Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-17-11 08:21 PM
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8. Do you understand the word TOKEN? n/t
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my2sense Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-17-11 08:28 PM
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9. Apparently Mike still doesn't get it
You were a token.....they never wanted any brothers or "urban" folks.
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Dont_Bogart_the_Pretzel Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-17-11 09:20 PM
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10. Wasn't Obama enough for him?











:hide:
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AsahinaKimi Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-17-11 09:39 PM
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11. Maybe those, he was looking for ...
Were smarter than that.
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whogasa736 Donating Member (40 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-17-11 09:46 PM
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12. One Fast
They are 15 Million in the Hole. Who they gonna blame .. Drum Roll__ you see it.
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HankyDubs Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-17-11 10:39 PM
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13. Yo Yo Yo
Word to your mother.
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wordpix Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-17-11 11:07 PM
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14. yeah, I've seen lots of Repugs going door knocking in the poor, black & immigrant parts of DC & NYC
yeah, right---you really made inroads there, Steele. :sarcasm: Dream on.
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samsingh Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-18-11 12:34 AM
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16. repugs could use a heart and human decency
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