Dan Riehl notes the GOP is doing its best to shoot itself in the foot

Posted: December 13, 2010 by datechguy in politics
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The GOP’s chairman Michael Steele has been hit or miss since being in office but in the end he was the boss when the GOP managed to win a historic number of seats:

(Granted he had little to do with it but he didn’t mess it up either)

According to the latest report Steele is going to give it another go:

Controversial Republican National Committee Chairman Michael Steele, who last month presided over the GOP’s biggest electoral gains since 1938, will announce tonight that he is running for re-election, Fox News has learned from two RNC members.

One earlier report suggested he was not running and apparently the establishment GOP has a real winner on deck as my scheduled guest for Saturday Dan Riehl explains:

Unfortunately, the establishment-backed candidate to presumably replace current RNC Chair Michael Steele, Maria Cino, opted out of a recent grassroots-focused political event for the candidates. The FreedomWorks and conservative caucus sponsored event was reported on at Big Government on November 2nd. Chris Stirewalt pointed out her absence as well, via FoxNews.

Worse, Stirewalt’s item is primarily focused on how establishment money is driving the race behind the scenes and Cino’s Mary Matalin-hosted fund raiser tonight is only one of Cino’s links to it. Her lobbying for Obamacare on behalf of Pfizer and a $1,000 donation to Mike Castle during Delaware’s contentious GOP primary may prove to be deal breakers for members of the GOP grassroots hoping that the GOP might turn the page on the same old, same old way of doing business in Washington that brought us Obamacare and has left America with staggering debt.

Just what the GOP needs a person who ignores the Tea party grassroots and lobbied for Obamacare.

This is exactly what Scarborough was talking about today. I have a nasty feeling that the GOP establishment will attempt to play the race card to advance a candidate that simply doesn’t go for conservatism.

They won’t like the pro-abortion connection either, that’s a deal-breaker with me.

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