Michael Steel to court Tea Party Leaders

According to the Washington Post, about 50 leaders of grass roots groups are meeting with RNC Chairman Michael Steele and top party “operatives” tomorrow in Washington. Karin Hoffman, the South Florida leader of DC Works for US (and a 9-12 Project member as well), is quoted in the story:

Karin Hoffman, founder of DC Works For Us, a South Florida tea party group, said she initiated the meeting by approaching Steele last month and asking him to sit down with a range of tea party organizers. She said her goal is to open a civil dialogue with the GOP leadership, but she dismissed any suggestion that tea party groups would merge with the Republican Party.

“From the get-go, the grass-roots movement emerged from people desiring to be heard and not feeling like their voices are being heard in Washington,” Hoffman said in an interview. “This is the beginning of a formal discussion with the political establishment.”

Read the full story HERE, and the local update in Post on Politics HERE, and the Politico take on it HERE.


6 Responses to “Michael Steel to court Tea Party Leaders”
  1. I look forward to hearing from Karin how it went and hope for results from all the efforts put fourth!

  2. EdFulop EdFulop says:

    He’s trying to co-opt the movement for the party’s own purposes. If there is no true conversion on the part of these Republicans that have lost their way, we must be very weary of their overtures. VERY weary!

  3. Andrew33 Andrew33 says:

    Steele should resign as a condition for any talks between national Republicans and the national Tea Party movement. He sat idle while Republicans spent Billions of $ in earmarks, just in the last omnibus bill. What excuse does he have for that?

  4. Andrew33 Andrew33 says:

    I know Karin and she speaks her mind. I have a feeling she may give Steele an earful. She is a great leader for DC works for US.

  5. Austin Parris Parris85 says:

    The fact that we’ve got his ear should be a sign to the leaders to truly hold out for what we need to have happen. Don’t give in just because they pretend like they care. Really make them sweat.

    • Andrew33 Andrew33 says:

      You got it. We have them by the “private parts.” Now we need to squeeze them like they have squeezed us. Both parties have run this country into the ground, and now we have the numbers nationwide that nobody wins without us. We did not leave the parties, they left us. Now they must come back to us. Moving to them is NOT an option.

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