|Steele, back when Priebus was standing in the cut.....|
Oh, he ain't done just yet: "Steele is derisive when speaking of the GOP’s failed, purportedly high tech get-out-the-vote program, dubbed 'ORCA,' calling it a waste of money. And he says the 2012 race lacked a coherent theme, like his 'fire Pelosi' message in 2010, which included a bus tour aimed at the then-Democratic House speaker. Steele says the national theme 'galvanized' Republicans, and allowed candidates up and down the ticket to communicate a single, coherent thought, whatever their specific, local issues were: 'you want to change [C]ongress: fire Pelosi.' 'Whether you were at the bottom of the political totem pole or at the top, you could pull a piece of that and weave it into your campaign,' Steele says. 'It fed into the ideas of size of government, spending, all of that.'"
Booker Rising response: I can't even do justice to this long interview. Just read the entire thing. Citing candidates of various races who got elected during his tenure, Mr. Steele also argues that the GOP reflected more of America's changing demographics under his leadership. He states: "That was the party that I created in two years. And they couldn’t even get poor Mia Love – a black, conservative Mormon from Utah — elected to [C]ongress.'" Preach! Again, read theGrio's piece.