Top RNC leaders demand Steele relinquish budget powers

We don’t normally link to the cult-run GOP propaganda organ, but in this case, we’re happy to make an excception:

Randy Pullen, the RNC’s elected treasurer, former RNC General Counsel David Norcross and three other former top RNC officers have presented Mr. Steele with a resolution, calling for a new set of checks and balances on the chairman’s power to dole out money.

The powers include new controls on awarding contracts and spending money on outside legal and other services.

This isn’t just humorous schadenfreude, it’s another indicator of how conservatives have taken over the GOP, and are quickly destroying it.

The funding fight comes on the heels of another open challenge to Mr. Steele’s authority. Unhappy RNC conservatives secured the signatures to force the committee to convene next month’s special meeting to vote on a resolution labeling Democrats as “socialists,” despite the chairman’s reservations about the political wisdom of the move.

Critics said the “socialist” resolution battle was a sign of Mr. Steele’s rocky start as RNC chairman and his continuing struggle to assert control of the party’s message since his election in January.

Conservatives are attacking Steele because he didn’t want to call President Obama a “socialist.” In this case, Steele was right. It makes the Republicans look ridiculous – reaching for yet another weapon from their 1980s arsenal, trying to label Democrats as “socialists”? What’s next? Hiring Cyndi Lauper to show how cool and hip Republicans are?

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Cindy Lauper – Girls Just ‘W’ Have Fun –
by Sunskynet


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