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Friday, January 30, 2009

Michael Steele Elected RNC Chairman

From Time Magazine -

The Republican National Committee has elected former Maryland Lt. Gov. Michael Steele the first black Republican National Committee chairman.

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, who was forced to withdraw from the field midway through the balloting in the face of a lack of support.

Old dead, Republican Mayor Sam approves this move. Steele was an excellent choice. Watch out Pelosi!

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Blogger Edward Headington said:

Thanks M. I've been watching Steele since his Maryland campaigns. Not a big fan but he's much better than the de facto GOP head, Rush Limbaugh. One of his tasks will to be to make the GOP more of a "proposition" party than "opposition" party.

January 30, 2009 2:25 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Well with the support of a dead Mayor, how can he possibly fail?

Affirmative action has finally arrived to the GOP. Now they can lose their last bastian of suopport, the redneck vote.

January 30, 2009 3:50 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

So Ed - how soon will it be that you guys are calling Steele an Oreo?

January 30, 2009 3:52 PM  

Blogger Michael Higby said:

Good point 3:52 - though Ed would never do that. However I am sure that fairly soon 3:50 will be calling Steele a "house negro."

OH! They already are!

January 30, 2009 4:12 PM  

Blogger Michael Higby said:

It's so funny when they call the Republicans Rednecks, etc. when it was the Republican Party that 1) ended slavery 2) passed the civil rights act, etc.

Who voted against the Civil Rights Act?


-Al Gore's dad
-J. William Fullbright, Clinton's mentor
-Robert KKK Byrd, Democratic pork barreller supreme

Fullbright voted against the Civil Rights Act of 1957 and the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the 1965 Voting Rights Act.

He also offered this gem:

"Israel controls the United States Senate. Around 80 percent are completely in support of Israel; anything Israel wants it gets. Jewish influence in the House of Representatives is even greater.” in CBS Face the Nation on April 15, 1973

President Clinton apparently didn't care about that when he said on the occasion of honoring Fullbright after his death in 1995:

"We honor the dream and legacy of a great American, a citizen of the world, a native of my home state and my mentor and friend, Senator Fulbright."

Yet - when Trent Lott - a dinosaur Republican I would not have voted for - wished Strom Thurmond a happy birthday he lost his seat for being a "racist."

Go figure.

January 30, 2009 4:22 PM  

Blogger Michael Higby said:

The Southern Manifesto was a document written in February-March 1956 by legislators in the United States Congress opposed to racial integration in public places. The manifesto was signed by 101 politicians (99 Democrats and 2 Republicans).

The document was largely drawn up to counter the landmark Supreme Court 1954 ruling Brown v. Board of Education, which integrated public schools.

January 30, 2009 4:25 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Are the Rebubs playing follow the leader?

I guess if impression is the best from of flattery, the Repubs seem to be trying their best to mimic the better political party.

If you can't beat em, join em, seems to be a new thing the Repubs are attempting to do.

Oh by the way Michael, President Lincoln signed the Emancipation Proclaimation in 1863 and attempted to impose it on a government and a land that he was not President of.

President Jefferson Davis was the head of the government of the Confederate States of America when Lincoln signed the document.

It wasn't until Lincoln was dead and the Civil War ended that the Union was able to finally impose its will on the southern states and end the horrible, disgusting, wrong, miserable, vile, and bad period of slavery.

It was the Union, including all political parties that joined together to fight the C.S.A. that ended slavery with the end of the Civil War.

George H.W. Bush sent African American military members to aid Kuwait, a country that continues to practice slavery. I think you remember what party "W"'s dad belongs to.

January 30, 2009 6:58 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:


Equating current parties to those of the past is pure idiotic.

In terms of politics, Lincoln was a modern-day Democrat (federal over state, civil rights).

And last I checked, Civil Rights started with FDR, than moved forward with Kennedy and then became law because LBJ pushed it. Those are all modern day Democrats in terms of policies.

Your ignorance astounds me.

January 30, 2009 7:00 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Here's a little inside baseball for you political junkies. No, not the crap that ZD dishes you that he finds by googling or reading archives, but real inside baseball.

One of California's Republican National Committeemen, Shawn Steel (no relation) broke from tradition here.

The usual traditional protocol is that no one expresses a preference for any candidate openly, and they all vote with a secret ballot.

But Shawn never was one to stand on ceremnoy, so a couple of weeks ago, he came out publicly and very strong for Michael Steele, way ahead of any groundswell of support.

The election was hotly contested with several outstanding candidates, including Ken Blackwell, the former Secretary of State of Ohio and the existing Chair who did such a fine job the last two years.

The Republican Party has a new face and it is an articulate and educated one.

Just for ZD's benefit, I'll mention that Michael Steele is black.

That just makes it better, since Michael is the real deal, not like Obama, who can't deliver a speech wwithout a teleprompter.

January 30, 2009 7:49 PM  

Anonymous reality checker said:

Every President and politican who delivers a speech using a teleprompter. So what's your point?

January 30, 2009 11:42 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

My point? You want me to explain it?

OK, here you go.

Obama, the brilliant speechmaker, is as bad as, or perhaps worse than, George W. Bush when he is unscripted.

Keep watching and you will see for yourself.

As a guy who didn't vote for him, but wants him to suceed for the good of the nation, I am very concerned about his inability to communicate without the teleprompter. This bodes scary for me.

January 31, 2009 5:13 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Will the racists in the party understand that it takes the right set of circumstances and the right two candidates to allow the conservative wing of the party to dominate? And that those circumstances aren't there now.

If they can't handle having a black person be the face of the party, where will they go and what will they do?

January 31, 2009 7:27 AM  

Blogger Zuma Dogg said:

Bitter loser at 7:49 PM said..."not that (stuff) he finds by googling or reading archives..."

First of all, how compulsive of you to have to mention me in your comment that had 0% to do with anything ZD related. Do you have "Zuma Dogg on the brain" disorder?

Secondly, I hate to break it to you, but the stuff I blog about comes to me in the form of emails, phone calls and people I meet in person.

I'll occasionally link to a news article on something like today's Daily News article on Measure B that I saw on the newstand (hardcopy) and went to the website, after, and blogged it. But all the other stuff, comes from the streets, y'all.

NOT FROM GOOGLING OR INTERNET SCANNING. I'm not out there TRYING to find stuff to irritate me, loser.

And did you see me on Fox 11 10 o'clock news, last night? I didn't even have time to post my KNBC 4 11 o'clock news apperance from Wed, yet.

January 31, 2009 12:40 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Steele's election is really bad news for the Obama Admin and the Democrats. Expect major gains in the House and Senate in 2010. If Obama's relations with the press remain as prickly as they have become in just a scant two weeks in office he could have some trouble ahead.

The blogger is correct, Obama unplugged is as bad as GWB or Tom LaBonge. Even Villaraigosa is more articulate.

January 31, 2009 1:22 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Here's something else to consider.

Most estimates of the 2010 census show many blue states losing electoral votes and those votes moving to red states. Its about a 14 vote net gain for the GOP.

That would not be enough to have tipped the difference for McCain but in a close race it could be all the difference in the world.

Biden will not be renominated and the Obama/Clinton ticket could go the way of Carter/Mondale 80 or Bush/Quayle 92.

January 31, 2009 1:25 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

The same stooge who chanted "Drill, baby, drill" from Agnew's home state, and with lots of his rhetoric. Don't make me laugh. He's the GOP's Reverend Al.

January 31, 2009 3:59 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Wait a minute there, I said "unscripted" Obama is as bad as GWB, or worse.

I NEVER said he was as bad a La Bonge; no one is that bad.

As for that poor, lost, indigent, uneducated fool who thinks everyone has ZD on the brain, let me say this:

You are just a fool who people like to use as comedy relief; no one takes you seriously, except perhaps Higby, who for some unknown reason tortures us all with frequent references, quotes and chops for you.

Your constant use of the terms "Loser", "Bitter", "Crybaby" for any and all that comment, shows your total lack of vocabulary and imagination.

Actually, most pejoratives that you manage to spit out better describe you than the person at whom you have directed them.

My advice is try not to take it personally on March 3 when you see how little anyone really thinks of you, but, here's the bad news: it is personal.

February 01, 2009 1:05 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Is that ZD calling people "Loser" again?

Does anyone else see the irony of an unemployed, washed out former executive that couldn't make it in the real world, who never bathes or shaves or changes his clothes. sleeps in his van, and begs for food, gas money and coffee calling someone else a "Loser"?

Whoever the other guy is, I'd have to bet on him to be a lot less of a loser than the guy calling the names.

February 01, 2009 5:59 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Woo hoo 1:05AM on the KFC post, 3:05AM, 5:59AM,Walter Moore losing sleep over Zuma Dog!

February 01, 2009 1:03 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Totally see your point 5:59 am.

Its worse than irony though. It's pathetic that he could possibly think of anyone else as a loser. And to think he's still loose on the streets is mind-boggling.

February 01, 2009 3:19 PM  

Anonymous A Voter said:

It sounds like the HOZ is Walter Moore. Walter, why are you so threatened by Zuma, if he's the loser you say? How much money do you earn? And while you're here, what law firm employs you? Please sumbit your tax returns to the voters for inspection. You're okay with that, right? Transparancy. Thanx in advance.

February 01, 2009 5:41 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Walter Moore had little success with his own law firm, where he coldn't even charge $90 per hour for his legal expertise. Walter Moore's parters all quit. Rather, they ran for the hills. I believe he even caused a lawsuit on himself with his firm's logo, a neck-tied shark. It really is too bad Zuma Dogg can't debate him and ask him about his employment and fiscal competence.

I'm bothered by Walter Moore's having spent his entire 200K campaign donations on vanity trinkets, while the Shaws struggled to raise funds for a signature team for Jamiels Law, casts doubts on his ability as a fiscal conservative. I'm voting for Zuma Dogg. I feel he can stretch a dollar and his record of service to the city speaks for itself. He's been so heavily scrutinized by the Zuma Dogg Hater on Mayor Sam and they only sentence this moron can utter is "he's homeless."

Michael Higby is right that anyone is better than Mayor Polloraigrosa, but Walter Moore is, unfortunately, ANYONE! That's why I'm casting my vote for Zuma Dogg and asking my friends to do same.

February 01, 2009 6:35 PM  

Anonymous Dear Abby said:

Dear Voters,
Its completely appropriate to politely demand that all candidates release their tax forms and income sources, not just WM. But since WM's source of income is mysterious to the bloggers here, with no law firm of record affiliated to which he claims an affiliation, as WM claims to be the front-runner in this race, it's completely appropriate to demand to see his first. Hope that helps!

February 01, 2009 9:00 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Zuma can stretch a dollar? How?

He hasn't see one ion years, let alone earn one.

He doesn't have two nickels to rub together to make a Boy Scout.

Why would anyone vote for a person who has no fiscal knowledge or responsibility?

You want his image to be that of Los Angeles?

No thanks, I'll keep the Mayor I've got.

February 02, 2009 2:32 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Yes, "pathetic" is the word. Sorry I didn't think of it myself.

Pathetic Dog is a good description.

What I don't understand is why Mayor Sam insists on treating him like a real candidate, thus stoking his feeble mind into actually thinking he has a cause and a chance.

In a sense, the apparent legitimization of a bogus "Man of La Mancha" complex is a cruel thing to do to a simpleton, as when reality strikes, it is so depressing it can lead to self damage.

If he does do himself in, Mayor Sam will have to accept a great deal of responsibility for sending him there.

February 02, 2009 6:13 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:


If he gets 500 votes, he'll think he's a superstar instead of just a celebrity.

If he gets 1500, it'll feed his ego for years!

February 02, 2009 11:06 AM  

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