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Title: Steele's official blog on RNC website titled 'What Up?'
Post by: © tweed on October 13, 2009, 12:27:22 pm
http://www.gop.com/index.php/chairman_steele/


Title: Re: Steele's official blog on RNC website titled 'What Up?'
Post by: Meeker on October 13, 2009, 12:33:18 pm
The entire new website is just horrible. And the Michael Steele walk-out on the homepage is creepy as sh**t.


Title: Re: Steele's official blog on RNC website titled 'What Up?'
Post by: Commrade Grumps on October 13, 2009, 01:10:36 pm
I like the video parody Lunar posted about Steele.......should be on the GOP website


Title: Re: Steele's official blog on RNC website titled 'What Up?'
Post by: Lunar on October 13, 2009, 01:17:48 pm
And Frederick Douglas at the top, lol.


here's is Gramp's video:
http://vetocorleone.com/2009/03/05/michael-steele-is-gangsta-part-3/


Title: Re: Steele's official blog on RNC website titled 'What Up?'
Post by: Lunar on October 13, 2009, 07:00:03 pm
http://www.nydailynews.com/blogs/dc/2009/10/gop-posts-passwords-admin-inst.html

Republican officials, please stay away from the internet, kthxbye


Title: Re: Steele's official blog on RNC website titled 'What Up?'
Post by: Commrade Grumps on October 13, 2009, 07:37:22 pm
Up until Steele, I thought Dean was the most inept party chairman (he's not even CLOSE to Steele)


Title: Re: Steele's official blog on RNC website titled 'What Up?'
Post by: Хahar 🤔 on October 13, 2009, 07:39:17 pm
Up until Steele, I thought Dean was the most inept party chairman (he's not even CLOSE to Steele)

WTF? Dean did a great job.


Title: Re: Steele's official blog on RNC website titled 'What Up?'
Post by: Commrade Grumps on October 13, 2009, 07:40:11 pm
Up until Steele, I thought Dean was the most inept party chairman (he's not even CLOSE to Steele)

WTF? Dean did a great job.

I know numbers wise he did, I just can't stand him, Xahar......I really think he's a dunderhead.


Title: Re: Steele's official blog on RNC website titled 'What Up?'
Post by: paul718 on October 13, 2009, 08:42:20 pm

The entire new website is just horrible.

Really?  I've been extremely dissatisfied with Steele's chairmanship thus far, but I like the new site.  What do you find wrong with it?  I might be missing some things, being that I have no experience in web/graphic design. 


Title: Re: Steele's official blog on RNC website titled 'What Up?'
Post by: Lunar on October 13, 2009, 08:51:16 pm

The entire new website is just horrible.

Really?  I've been extremely dissatisfied with Steele's chairmanship thus far, but I like the new site.  What do you find wrong with it?  I might be missing some things, being that I have no experience in web/graphic design. 

in general, the first black chairman's blog should not be called "What Up," the administrator's login & passord as well as the RNC chairman's gmail password should not be posted, and the GOP's "New Leader" section should not take you to an empty 404 error page.


Title: Re: Steele's official blog on RNC website titled 'What Up?'
Post by: Meeker on October 13, 2009, 09:01:38 pm

The entire new website is just horrible.

Really?  I've been extremely dissatisfied with Steele's chairmanship thus far, but I like the new site.  What do you find wrong with it?  I might be missing some things, being that I have no experience in web/graphic design. 

In addition to all the things Lunar mentioned, I just think the overall design concept isn't particularly visually appealing. The red is way too bright and bold, there's way too much open space and embedded material with links, waaay too much text... I haven't looked through it all but my initial impression was not very good.


Title: Re: Steele's official blog on RNC website titled 'What Up?'
Post by: Alexander Hamilton on October 13, 2009, 09:03:10 pm
Steele is a joke.


Title: Re: Steele's official blog on RNC website titled 'What Up?'
Post by: tmthforu94 on October 13, 2009, 09:12:18 pm
ROFL at the list of heroes. Half of them are black. I wonder why? Jackie Robinson is listed as a GOP hero. Was he even a Republican?


Title: Re: Steele's official blog on RNC website titled 'What Up?'
Post by: Lunar on October 13, 2009, 09:12:55 pm
There are two possibilities:
1) Some white Republican thought this was a good idea
2) Michael Steele thought this was a good idea and the whites felt too racially awkward to call him out on it


Title: Re: Steele's official blog on RNC website titled 'What Up?'
Post by: Meeker on October 13, 2009, 09:13:37 pm
There are two possibilities:
1) Some white Republican thought this was a good idea
2) Michael Steele thought this was a good idea and the whites felt too racially awkward to call him out on it

My money's on option #2


Title: Re: Steele's official blog on RNC website titled 'What Up?'
Post by: ajc0918 on October 13, 2009, 09:14:12 pm
Honestly, I dont like the homepage of the new site.
But it has a nice social networking part. It's similar to Ning.
It's nice. But I don't like the "faces" thing.


Title: Re: Steele's official blog on RNC website titled 'What Up?'
Post by: Lunar on October 13, 2009, 09:16:01 pm
There are two possibilities:
1) Some white Republican thought this was a good idea
2) Michael Steele thought this was a good idea and the whites felt too racially awkward to call him out on it

My money's on option #2

I was just thinking how funny it would be for some black, Republican, web designer to be like, at the website board meeting being like, hey guys, check out this idea


Title: Re: Steele's official blog on RNC website titled 'What Up?'
Post by: Boris on October 13, 2009, 09:43:15 pm
Is there really a black woman on the GOP homepage or am I hallucinating?


Title: Re: Steele's official blog on RNC website titled 'What Up?'
Post by: Boris on October 13, 2009, 09:48:44 pm
Apparently the face changes every time you refresh. With a sample size of six, I've gotten two black men, two black women, and two white men. This party couldn't be any more of a self-parody.


Title: Re: Steele's official blog on RNC website titled 'What Up?'
Post by: Meeker on October 13, 2009, 09:49:52 pm
Apparently the face changes every time you refresh. With a sample size of six, I've gotten two black men, two black women, and two white men. This party couldn't be any more of a self-parody.

The best one (which Lunar mentioned earlier) is easily Frederick Douglas.


Title: Re: Steele's official blog on RNC website titled 'What Up?'
Post by: Lunar on October 13, 2009, 09:50:35 pm
Apparently the face changes every time you refresh. With a sample size of six, I've gotten two black men, two black women, and two white men. This party couldn't be any more of a self-parody.

Wouldn't it have been cuter if they had weighted each group by their percentage of the American populous populace?  Every five hundred clicks you get a Lithuanian lesbian

edit: I forgot I don't know how to spell


Title: Re: Steele's official blog on RNC website titled 'What Up?'
Post by: Meeker on October 13, 2009, 09:51:13 pm
Hahahah, I just got Joseph Rainey.


Title: Re: Steele's official blog on RNC website titled 'What Up?'
Post by: Boris on October 13, 2009, 09:53:23 pm
Another [generic] black man! That increases my sample to five black people (two of them historical: Joseph Rainey and Edward Brooke) and two white people.


Title: Re: Steele's official blog on RNC website titled 'What Up?'
Post by: Boris on October 13, 2009, 10:01:58 pm
GOP faces:

(Image Link)


Title: Re: Steele's official blog on RNC website titled 'What Up?'
Post by: Psychic Octopus on October 13, 2009, 10:20:36 pm
Fail.


Title: Re: Steele's official blog on RNC website titled 'What Up?'
Post by: paul718 on October 13, 2009, 11:21:28 pm

The entire new website is just horrible.

Really?  I've been extremely dissatisfied with Steele's chairmanship thus far, but I like the new site.  What do you find wrong with it?  I might be missing some things, being that I have no experience in web/graphic design. 

in general, the first black chairman's blog should not be called "What Up," the administrator's login & passord as well as the RNC chairman's gmail password should not be posted, and the GOP's "New Leader" section should not take you to an empty 404 error page.


The entire new website is just horrible.

Really?  I've been extremely dissatisfied with Steele's chairmanship thus far, but I like the new site.  What do you find wrong with it?  I might be missing some things, being that I have no experience in web/graphic design. 

In addition to all the things Lunar mentioned, I just think the overall design concept isn't particularly visually appealing. The red is way too bright and bold, there's way too much open space and embedded material with links, waaay too much text... I haven't looked through it all but my initial impression was not very good.

I didn't see the "What Up" section, and wasn't aware of the password stuff.  I also didn't really click any of the tabs or explore the site past the intro page.  I guess I just found the site aesthetically pleasing, as opposed to testing its functionality.



Title: Re: Steele's official blog on RNC website titled 'What Up?'
Post by: Alexander Hamilton on October 13, 2009, 11:23:39 pm

find=naked?


Title: Re: Steele's official blog on RNC website titled 'What Up?'
Post by: Lunar on October 13, 2009, 11:24:45 pm
Paul, if you don't mind me asking, how could you not be aware of the "What Up" section, it being included in the title of this thread and all?


Title: Re: Steele's official blog on RNC website titled 'What Up?'
Post by: © tweed on October 13, 2009, 11:35:39 pm
(Image Link)


Title: Re: Steele's official blog on RNC website titled 'What Up?'
Post by: paul718 on October 14, 2009, 12:09:47 am
Paul, if you don't mind me asking, how could you not be aware of the "What Up" section, it being included in the title of this thread and all?

When I clicked the link, it took me to a blog entry by Steele titled "Change the Game".  I didn't see "What Up" anywhere, so I assumed it was a joke made by the original poster.  I don't know if I'm not looking hard enough, but I'll take your word for it.  It wouldn't surprise me, coming from Steele and all.  :P


Title: Re: Steele's official blog on RNC website titled 'What Up?'
Post by: Boris on October 14, 2009, 12:11:39 am
I'm having way too much fun with this, but this is my favorite Republican:

(Image Link)


Title: Re: Steele's official blog on RNC website titled 'What Up?'
Post by: © tweed on October 14, 2009, 12:14:06 am
Paul, if you don't mind me asking, how could you not be aware of the "What Up" section, it being included in the title of this thread and all?

When I clicked the link, it took me to a blog entry by Steele titled "Change the Game".  I didn't see "What Up" anywhere, so I assumed it was a joke made by the original poster.  I don't know if I'm not looking hard enough, but I'll take your word for it.  It wouldn't surprise me, coming from Steele and all.  :P

it was changed at some point to 'Change the Game'.


Title: Re: Steele's official blog on RNC website titled 'What Up?'
Post by: Хahar 🤔 on October 14, 2009, 12:21:35 am
ROFL at the list of heroes. Half of them are black. I wonder why? Jackie Robinson is listed as a GOP hero. Was he even a Republican?

No. In 1960, he supported Humphrey, then Nixon.


Title: Re: Steele's official blog on RNC website titled 'What Up?'
Post by: Lunar on October 14, 2009, 11:54:30 am
Jackie Robinson was a Republican, but he left the GOP because of their views on race. (lol)


Title: Re: Steele's official blog on RNC website titled 'What Up?'
Post by: Lief 🐋 on October 14, 2009, 02:31:30 pm
http://theplumline.whorunsgov.com/republican-national-committee/new-rnc-website-claims-jackie-robinson-as-gop-hero-but-he-was-an-indy-condemned-gops-racial-tactics/

Quote from: Jackie Robinson
That convention [GOP 1964] was one of the most unforgettable and frightening experiences of my life. The hatred I saw was unique to me because it was hatred directed against a white man. It embodied a revulsion for all he stood for, including his enlightened attitude towards black people.

A new breed of Republicans had taken over the GOP. As I watched this steamroller operation in San Francisco, I had a better understanding of how it must have felt to be a Jew in Hitlerís Germany.

also you stole my signature, bro >:(


Title: Re: Steele's official blog on RNC website titled 'What Up?'
Post by: Lunar on October 14, 2009, 02:38:40 pm
haha, I have signatures turned off, but that's funny if we both independently thought that graphic was great.

In all seriousness, it's good for the GOP to do minority outreach.  They have to if they want to remain viable, and one of the easiest ways to initially engage the issue is to do so symbolically. 

Of course, the NRSC has decided to endorse non-incumbent candidates, something Obama doesn't even to do, in at least two-three of the states where a strong grass-roots minority is running (Colorado-Texas-Florida).  They did recruit Sandoval though, hmm.


Title: Re: Steele's official blog on RNC website titled 'What Up?'
Post by: Eraserhead on October 14, 2009, 04:45:48 pm
ROFL at the list of heroes. Half of them are black. I wonder why? Jackie Robinson is listed as a GOP hero. Was he even a Republican?

No. In 1960, he supported Humphrey, then Nixon.

The Old Blacks really loved Humphrey. lol.


Title: Re: Steele's official blog on RNC website titled 'What Up?'
Post by: bgwah on October 15, 2009, 01:33:23 am
http://www.gop.com/index.php//learn/heroes/everett_dirksen-1/

lol


Title: Re: Steele's official blog on RNC website titled 'What Up?'
Post by: Хahar 🤔 on October 15, 2009, 01:40:36 am
http://www.gop.com/index.php//learn/heroes/everett_dirksen-1/

lol

Republicans made the Civil Rights Act happen!


Title: Re: Steele's official blog on RNC website titled 'What Up?'
Post by: paul718 on October 15, 2009, 11:47:52 am
I expected Steele to make a concerted outreach toward African-Americans, but I didn't expect it to be so patently dishonest.  I knew they should've elected Anuzis.


Title: Re: Steele's official blog on RNC website titled 'What Up?'
Post by: TheresNoMoney on October 15, 2009, 08:41:15 pm
Up until Steele, I thought Dean was the most inept party chairman (he's not even CLOSE to Steele)

Dean was the best DNC chairman of the past 25 years, he helped to completely revitalize the party.


Title: Re: Steele's official blog on RNC website titled 'What Up?'
Post by: Dr. Cynic on October 16, 2009, 10:37:15 pm
Up until Steele, I thought Dean was the most inept party chairman (he's not even CLOSE to Steele)

WTF? Dean did a great job.

Agree with Xahar here... Dean's 50 state strategy as well as his fundraising numbers place him as one of the best Party Chairmen of all time.


Title: Re: Steele's official blog on RNC website titled 'What Up?'
Post by: paul718 on October 17, 2009, 11:27:03 am
Up until Steele, I thought Dean was the most inept party chairman (he's not even CLOSE to Steele)

WTF? Dean did a great job.

Agree with Xahar here... Dean's 50 state strategy as well as his fundraising numbers place him as one of the best Party Chairmen of all time.

Also, didn't Dean focus on recruiting moderate Dems and military veterans to win back the South?  He's done a good job.


Title: Re: Steele's official blog on RNC website titled 'What Up?'
Post by: Meeker on March 11, 2010, 03:28:27 am
(Image Link)


Title: Re: Steele's official blog on RNC website titled 'What Up?'
Post by: Ebowed on March 11, 2010, 03:39:14 am
What's your point, Meeker?  Clara Barton is almost as recent a GOP hero as Ronald Reagan.


Title: Re: Steele's official blog on RNC website titled 'What Up?'
Post by: Marokai Backbeat on March 11, 2010, 03:40:14 am

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Title: Re: Steele's official blog on RNC website titled 'What Up?'
Post by: Ban my account ffs! on March 11, 2010, 04:07:20 am
I think the main focus of the GOP's campaign this fall should be "we are the party of Abraham Lincoln".  I'm sure that commercial would go over smoothly in Alabama and South Carolina.



Title: Re: Steele's official blog on RNC website titled 'What Up?'
Post by: Zarn on March 11, 2010, 05:41:15 am
I think the main focus of the GOP's campaign this fall should be "we are the party of Abraham Lincoln".  I'm sure that commercial would go over smoothly in Alabama and South Carolina.



They aren't voting Crat anyway, so who cares?


Title: Re: Steele's official blog on RNC website titled 'What Up?'
Post by: LBJ Revivalist on March 11, 2010, 01:30:31 pm
They didn't put Nixon or Jerry Ford on their list of heroes =/
Nixon who brought an end to Vietnam and Ford was arguably one of the last decent presidents (I mean decent in terms of morals, not executive talent)


Title: Re: Steele's official blog on RNC website titled 'What Up?'
Post by: The Mikado on March 11, 2010, 02:39:53 pm
I must admit I don't know much about her.  Wasn't she the American Florence Nightingale?