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Whatcha Gonna Do When Steele Comes for You?

RNC Chair Michael Steele (photo: via Flickr)

RNC Chair Michael Steele (photo: via Flickr)

Politico has one eye popping quote from RNC Chairman Michael Steele:

“[C]andidates who live in moderate to slightly liberal districts have got to walk a little bit carefully here, because you do not want to put yourself in a position where you’re crossing that line on conservative principles, fiscal principles, because we’ll come after you,” [emphasis added]

I hope this will not cause Martin Niemoller to role over in his grave, but:

First they came for the Rockefeller Republicans, but I was not was not a Rockefeller Republican so I did not speak out.

Then they came for the Log Cabin Republicans and the GOP supporters of Trade Unionists, but I was neither, so I did not speak out.

Then they came for the Dede Scozzafava, but I was not Dede so I did not speak out.

And when they came for me, there was no one left to speak out for me.

To the non-wingnutty, moderate sane members of the Grand Old Party, are you really going to let the likes of ignoramuses Michele Bachmann, Sarah Palin, and Rush the Entertainer drive the Dede Scozzafavas, and Olympia Snowes, and the Charlie Crists of this world out of your party? And the Pete Sessions, too?

Where is Lew Lehrman when you need him?

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Cynthia Kouril

Cynthia Kouril

Cynthia Kouril is a former Special Assistant United States Attorney in the Southern District of New York under several different U.S. Attorneys, former counsel to the Inspector General for the N.Y.C. Department of Environmental Protection where she investigated threats to the New York City water supply and other environmental crimes, as well as public corruption and fraud against the government, former Examining Attorney at the N.Y.C. Department of Investigation and former Capital Construction Counsel at New York City Parks and Recreation.
She is now in private practice with a colleague whom she met while at the USA Attorney's Office. Ms. Kouril is a member of the Steering Committee, National Committeewoman and Regional Coordinator for the New York Democratic Lawyers Council, a member of the Program Committee of the Federal Bar Council and a member of the Election Law Committee at the Association of the Bar of the City of New York. She is active in several other Bar Associations.
Most important of all, she is a soccer mom.