Increased calls by Republicans for party chair Steele to resign after lesbian voyeur club snafu

Sam Stein at Huff Post:

While several GOP strategists are willing to grant Steele a pass — under the rubric that one has to spend lavishly to raise lavish amounts of money — several big donors and party officials are completely baffled.

“For those donors who truly believe in conservative values, this latest news about Steele has to be very disturbing,” said Douglas MacKinnon, former press secretary to Majority Leader Robert Dole. “No matter which side of the aisle you find yourself, if you are giving a political party your hard-earned money, you should have no doubts that it is going to be spent as advertised and not to provide a spoiled, egocentric, out-of-touch chairman with frivolous luxuries which are out of reach of the vast majority of the American people. Michael Steele needs to resign and let the RNC vote in a man or woman who understands that his or her needs do not come before the needs of the nation or the party.”

“I think it certainly suggest a certain tone deafness,” confirmed Mark DeMoss, a longtime GOP donor who has decided to stop giving to committees. “I think it suggests either that you are out of touch or that you are more important than your constituents and your donors and either case is bad, whichever one you are guilty of.”


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