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Godspeed, GOP

Eric Schmeltzer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Eric Schmeltzer

By focusing on tea parties that protest everything and offer nothing, Republicans aren't just on their way off the rails on a crazy train, they're about to head straight into the sun, warp factor 10.

GOP Worried About Coming Across As Downbeat Or Angry

New York Times | ADAM NAGOURNEY | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- "Some days you're rolling the barrel and some days you're rolling in the barrel. The fact is that right now, Republicans are rolling in ...

Romney Camp Balks At Steele's Mormonism Comments

The Huffington Post | Rachel Weiner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

When guest-hosting Bill Bennett's radio show last Friday, Republican National Committee chair stumbled into another embarrassing public statement. Ove...

Michael Steele: "I'm The Gift That Keeps On Giving"

The Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Michael Steele's gaffes have been a boon for political journalists -- and the Republican National Committee chair knows it. He told Mother Jones' Davi...

Sam Stein

Exclusive: DNC Ad Hits "The New GOP" Sunday Show Guests (VIDEO) | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

As expected, Democrats pounced Sunday night on the Republican Party for trotting out a set of Sunday talk-show surrogates who didn't exactly project p...

Michael Steele's First 100 Days Marked By Strife, Flubs, Self-Inflicted Wounds

The Hill | Reid Wilson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Republican National Committee Chairman Michael Steele has spent his first 100 days atop the GOP tending wounds, some self-inflicted, that have slowed ...

In the GOP, No One Can Hear You Scream

Robert J. Elisberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Robert J. Elisberg

I challenge Republicans to present their list of Congressional accomplishments over the past 100 years. And no, supporting Joseph McCarthy's efforts to blacklist Americans doesn't count.

Michael Steele: Republicans Were 'Getting High On Power,' 'Drinking That Potomac River Water'

Think Progress | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Yesterday, RNC Chairman Michael Steele spoke to his party faithful in LaCrosse, WI. Steele tried to claim that moderates were welcome to his "big tabl...

Newt Gingrich RNC Insult Rankles "Precious" Members

CNN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Several members of the Republican National Committee are miffed at Newt Gingrich's claim that they're a small bunch of egomaniacs who need to be coddl...

Sam Stein

Gingrich Backs Steele In Developing RNC Civil War | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Only a few months into his tenure, Michael Steele has already been forced to do battle with some senior party insiders, with the latest show of no-con...

Michael Steele Fights Back Against RNC 'Scheme'

Washington Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The embattled Republican National Committee chairman angrily returned fire in his fight with current and former officers over control of the GOP's pur...

The Republican National Convention In A Minute (VIDEO)

Huffington Post | Kevin Allocca | Posted 09.08.2008 | Comedy

Sure, the Republican National Convention was shortened by a day, but three days is still a lot to handle. Here's the whole thing in a minute to help y...

Conservatives Urging Steele To Target Stimulus

Washington Times | Ralph Z. Hallow | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Conservatives on the 168-member Republican National Committee are pressing a reluctant RNC Chairman Michael S. Steele to call a party meeting that wou...

GOP Discovers How Not to Steele an Election

Robert J. Elisberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Robert J. Elisberg

The problem with Michael Steele isn't that he puts his foot in his mouth more than a six-month toddler. The problem isn't even that he postures as if he has authority with the American people.

Freedom Tower: Screw the Name, Just Build it Already

John Wellington Ennis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
John Wellington Ennis

Quite honestly, the most patriotic thing to do would have been to rebuild immediately on the WTC site to hurry up and start turning a profit again, as a capitalist "screw you" to religious fundamentalists.

Don't Let Dodd Take the Fall on This One

Michelle Kraus | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Michelle Kraus

It takes more than one cook to stir this pot of malarkey, and I smell a stinking rose.

Letterman: Top Ten Ways The GOP Can Become More Hip (VIDEO)

Huffington Post | Alex Leo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy

Many late-night hosts have capitalized on Michael Steele's new initiative to make the GOP appeal to younger voters in "urban-suburban hip-hop settings...

Steele Ally Pleads With RNC Members To Support Chairman

CNN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

A top ally of embattled Republican National Committee Chairman Michael Steele called on GOP leaders and activists Thursday to publicly state their sup...

Conservative Campaign Against Steele Growing

Jennifer Donahue | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jennifer Donahue

An email campaign against Steele is growing in conservative circles, with his comments about the abortion issue and taking on Rush Limbaugh providing grist for his detractors.

The GOP Is an Edsel: Roy Sekoff Discusses Michael Steele with Contessa Brewer, Carlos Watson and Matt Lewis on MSNBC

Huff TV | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Huff TV


Steele-ing the Spotlight

Andy Ostroy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Andy Ostroy

Poor Steele. He tries yet again, with great courage, to inject some logical, rational, science-based non-partisan thought into the debate only to be publicly rebuked by his political brethren.

The Republican Party's Death Wish

Paul Jenkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Paul Jenkins

We have yet to hear a single realistic scenario from a top Republican that would outline how and when the country could move forward from its current meltdown.

Pandering for Palin: SarahPAC Makes First Sales Pitch

Geoffrey Dunn | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Geoffrey Dunn

While personal and political controversies are muddying up Palin's political agenda in Alaska, the distant horizon of national politics looms ever so pristine -- and inviting.

Arthur Delaney

GOP Candidate's Lead Dwindles in Key NY House Race | Arthur Delaney | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The race to fill a vacated House seat in New York has tightened considerably as Democrat Scott Murphy pulled within four percentage points of Republic...

Steele Adviser: "Empire Has Struck Back"

Politico | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Over the past week, new RNC Chairman Michael Steele has walked through the fire, or more accurately, through a shooting gallery inside the Beltway. To...