When the going gets tough, when the money is running out...Republicans redecorate!!!

Discussion in 'Politics' started by OPTIONAL777, Mar 16, 2009.

  1. Roll Call reports that, even as rumors of his ouster circulate, Republican National Committee chair is redecorating his office:

    As criticism of Steele from within Republican ranks has grown in recent days, some GOP insiders are grumbling that the new RNC leader has spent some of the organization's scant cash to remodel his Capitol Hill office, even as other pressing matters languish, like filling top staff positions.


    And as grumblings about Steele's statements on abortion and a few other gaffes have drawn fire, HOH has uncovered more evidence that Steele isn't planning to go anywhere -- in fact, he's getting quite comfortable in his new office: Sources say a Bowflex exercise machine recently arrived at RNC headquarters, presumably for the chairman to work on those abs of Steele.

    Steele brought up his makeover plans in his interview with GQ interview. Referring to the "heavy dark-wood Republican furniture he has inherited," Steele told Lisa DePaulo, he was "redoing the whole thing. This is gonna sound weird, but it's way too male for me." Overshadowed by Steele's controversial thoughts on abortion, the office overhaul attracted little notice. But that could change, as Roll Call adds that money is hardly flowing at the RNC:

    Still, as Steele settles in and peruses paint chips, his party is looking for ways to pinch pennies. Republican consultant Curt Anderson, one of Steele's advisers as he reshapes the RNC, has said the committee is going to have to do more with less this election cycle, particularly now that it can't rely on the president for fundraising.
  2. Whatever steele has spent is miniscule to what Barry has spent on white house parties.
  3. "President Obama once criticized out-of-control spending and “enormous deficits” but...

    President Obama once criticized an “orgy of spending and enormous deficits”

    Then-Candidate Obama pledged to “cut both taxes and spending, implementing a responsible budget that lowers the federal deficit by reducing wasteful spending.”

    President Obama even described the economic policies of the past eight years as an “orgy of spending and enormous deficits.” (Presidential Debate, September 26, 2008)

    …But has introduced a budget proposal that increases our national debt to HISTORIC LEVELS, at an HISTORIC PACE.

    According to the New York Times, President Obama has proposed a “stunning deficit” for 2009 that is expected to reach $1.75 trillion – nearly four times last year’s budget deficit. (New York Times, February 26, 2009)

    As the Wall Street Journal noted, the President’s proposed deficit for 2009 (as a share of the gross domestic product) is a “level not seen since 1942 as the U.S. plunged into World War II.” (Wall Street Journal, February 27, 2009)

    Over the next ten years, President Obama has proposed deficits that remain above $500 billion every year, rising to $712 billion by 2019 – doubling our national debt over the same period of time.

    And the President’s estimates are based on more “optimistic” assumptions of the health of our national economy. Using the same logic President Obama has used to “stress test” the stability of financial institutions – the President’s actual deficits could be more than $1 trillion HIGHER over the next five years. (Committee on Budget, Republican Office, March 5, 2009)"
  4. JDL


    both the rep and dem say he needs to spend more. its a clear cut case.
  5. JDL


    nobody gives a fuck about america, hell even the white man has turn his back on america, america was just a cash cow now the milk has run out.
  6. So the head of the RNC and the president should have the same budgets?



    Really John Boy, that is your best effort?

    Never once did I ever hear you complain about the way Bush spent the public's money...taking the most vacations ever for a president, even more than the senile/Alzheimer's president Reagan.

    No wonder your party is so toasted these days...

    Four years less 60 days or so...and maybe 8 years less 60 days or so.

  7. Have you ever hung out at a park and asked a kid to come help you find your lost puppy in the woods?

    Do you have a pumkinhead mask and bag of candy in your car at all times?



  8. No, and no...

    Four years less 60 days or so...and maybe 8 years less 60 days or so.