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08 Feb 2012 01:53


Politics: Santorum won big tonight, yes. But there’s a catch…

  • yes…Rick Santorum swept tonight’s nominating contests, winning Colorado and Minnesota’s caucuses in addition to Missouri’s primary. He’s now won more states than Mitt Romney.
  • however…No delegates were awarded tonight, so these victories–as well as all victories to this point–are significant primarily from the standpoint of public perception and media narratives. source

31 Jan 2011 21:46


Politics: The RNC’s big bills: Michael Steele, what hast thou wrought?!

  • $23 million owed by the RNC to lenders and vendors source

20 Jan 2011 11:57


Politics: Michael Steele feels betrayed by Priebus’ RNC win

  • I know exactly how Caesar felt. It is what it is.
  • Former RNC chairman Michael Steele • Likening himself to Julius Caesar in light of Reince Priebus, who he called a “friend,” beating him in his bid for a second term. Steele, who appointed Priebus as RNC general counsel, believes he knew he was going to mount the challenge yet hid it for months. source

14 Jan 2011 14:49


Politics: Michael Steele unintentionally nails his legacy with the RNC

  • “It was the best of times, it was the worst of times.” Guess which book Michael Steele thought this iconic quote was from? (Hint: Not from “A Tale of Two Cities.”) Anyway, even though he completely misattributed the quote (he said it was from his favorite book, “War and Peace”), let’s face it, that’s everything you need to know about his two years as RNC chair. Despite the immense level of success the Republican Party had in winning elections in 2009 and 2010, their current financial situation is pretty much the polar opposite of what one would expect from the party of fiscal responsibility. So, let’s take a moment to honor the RNC weirdo in his last stand, the one whose party succeeded despite his own personal failures. And the fact that he attributed this quote to the wrong book explains everything about why he won’t return. (Edit: He’s currently behind in the vote, which is taking place now … he’s not doing bad but losing support.) source

14 Jan 2011 12:18


Politics: Today’s big vote: So, who’s going to be the next RNC chair?

So, much of the betting money is leaning towards this Reince Priebus guy (who we’re totally going to call Prince Riebus by accident) becoming the RNC chair. Sayonara, Michael Steele. source

03 Jan 2011 10:15


Politics: Why RNC chairman Michael Steele has no chance of being reelected

  • $20M the amount of debt the RNC will carry into this year – which is massive and will hurt Steele
  • $10M the amount of debt the fiscally-minded RNC will likely carry into the 2012 presidential year
  • $2M the largest amount of debt the RNC has had in a presidential year (in 2000) – until now source

14 Dec 2010 23:46


Politics, U.S.: GOP donors not thrilled about Michael Steele’s reelection bid

  • The long and short of it is I have a hard time finding any major donor who would trust [Michael Steele] to straighten out the RNC and run a principled and ethical fundraising operation…My own slogan is now, Anybody But Steele.
  • Former RNC Finance Chair Al Hoffman • On Michael “Drill, Baby, Drill” Steele’s announcement that he will run for a second term as RNC chair. Lots of big-money GOP donors have pledged stop giving to the RNC if Steele wins his reelection bid. Some worry that, should Steele win, the RNC might not even be able to raise enough money to fund the 2012 GOP Convention in Florida. source

13 Dec 2010 20:48


Politics: Will Michael “stripper tab” Steele run for reelection as RNC chair?

  • YES even though he sucks and is totally gonna lose source

13 Dec 2010 10:10


Politics: Michael Steele: Will Mr. Delusional run for RNC Chair again?

  • That look in Michael Steele’s eyes? Some might call it “deer in headlights.” We call it “ignorance to the gravity of his situation.” Anyway, the man of Steele, who has led the RNC through its most embarrassing period in ages, will be announcing his future plans today. Our money is on him being so oblivious to his unpopularity among Republicans (especially for his fiscal skills, which are pretty much the key part of running the RNC) that he’ll run again. And honestly, we hope he does. We love the sound of a good trainwreck. source

04 Oct 2010 15:18


Politics: Despite enthusiasm gap, lots of Dems donating to re-election effort

  • $16 million raised by the Democratic National Committee in September
  • 2002 last time the DNC raised this much during the midterms source
  • » The DNC is in charge of re-electing Democrats. Although conventional wisdom says that Democrats are in big trouble this November, that hasn’t stopped them from pulling in record amounts of cash for their national re-election effort. Fun fact: 80% of the money came from low-dollar donors online and through the mail, as opposed to high-priced fund-raising dinners, George Soros, or anti-American communists intent on keeping Obama in power. The Republicans’ counterpart organization, the RNC, has not yet revealed its September totals.