October 14th, 2009
10:06 AM ET
12 years ago

Steele's blog no longer titled 'What Up?'

[cnn-photo-caption image= http://i2.cdn.turner.com/cnn/2009/images/10/14/art.gop.gi.jpg caption="The RNC has apparently changed the name of Michael Steele's blog."]WASHINGTON (CNN) - After an initial round of Internet mockery, the Republican National Committee has apparently decided to drop "What Up?" as the title of Michael Steele's blog on the newly revamped GOP.com.

One day after the rollout of the site, which crashed repeatedly throughout the day Wednesday and was ridiculed by Democrats and Republicans alike, Steele's blog is now called "Change the Game."

There's still only one post so far on the blog, a short entry that asks readers to answer the question, "Why are you a Republican?"


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  1. JOBLESS IN IOWA

    Steele is just another JOKE. WHERE ARE THE JOBS?

    October 14, 2009 11:20 am at 11:20 am |
  2. Jeff, Huntington Beach, CA

    Steele sounds like he has been trying to gain "street cred." Just goes to show that they are nothing but a bunch of gangsters... deceitful scum who will sacrifice any values for their agenda.

    And they claim to be the party that speaks for "god." Many Christians and Republicans are ignorant fools who do not have a clue how they appear to others with their blatant hypocrisy.

    October 14, 2009 11:21 am at 11:21 am |
  3. Terry from West Texas

    Oh, and I forgot to mention.

    Question: Why – according to Republicans – is the American auto industry in trouble?

    Answer: Because they are paying their workers too much!

    October 14, 2009 11:21 am at 11:21 am |
  4. Jeff In Ohio

    "Why are you a Republican?"

    Let me take a minute to think about that.

    F.A.I.L.

    October 14, 2009 11:22 am at 11:22 am |
  5. lachristo

    He's a comedian and the idea of he being a GOP chairman is just a comedy at best.

    October 14, 2009 11:23 am at 11:23 am |
  6. ralph

    Do we really need to comment. Michael Steele needs to hold firm to what he REALLY believes in. I am a democrat and feel that he has made valid points. He needs to stick to his beliefs (no matter how aligned to the democratic view on issues), and stop caving in. He has become a complete embarrassment. As a democrat, I don't mind, as an African American – this guy is a joke!!! Sorry to say, his demeanor is quite, dear I say, "Tommish." He is like a fish out of water, gasping for air.

    October 14, 2009 11:24 am at 11:24 am |
  7. Mr Brown

    They could have named it

    'Right On'

    What's the Deal???

    Brothas & Sistas

    You Down with RNC???

    Republicans are Hip-Hop

    October 14, 2009 11:26 am at 11:26 am |
  8. Dave D

    Amazing. When the Republican had a double digit lead, CNN never mentioned the race in NJ. Now it's tied, and it's a story.

    October 14, 2009 11:26 am at 11:26 am |
  9. J.Crobuzon

    Yeah, what up wid dat, bro? Did RNC Chairman Limbaugh decide it was too "ghetto?"

    October 14, 2009 11:26 am at 11:26 am |
  10. david, CA

    Steele's question should've been "Why are you STILL a Republican?"

    Republicanism is an act of faith for some who want to believe in a party that was once upon a time committed to conservative principles, but has been taken over by CINOs (Conservatives In Name Only) who during the reign of Bush ran up the biggest deficits in history, torn asunder our Constitution, gone to war on the basis of lies, and have ravaged our economy and our planet in the process.

    October 14, 2009 11:26 am at 11:26 am |
  11. LoLo

    Michael Steele is a joke. He is an embarassment to republicans and democrats alike. He needs to go crawl in a hole and never come out.

    October 14, 2009 11:27 am at 11:27 am |
  12. Dave D

    Lets talk about McDonnell having a 9 point lead in Virginia CNN. Of course they won't. That would help a Republican.

    October 14, 2009 11:28 am at 11:28 am |
  13. Steph

    I can't wait to see how the RNC's response to the DOW nearing 10,000. It must be some sort of socialist plot! Or they will give W credit for solving Obama's "failed policies" or some other such nonsense.

    October 14, 2009 11:29 am at 11:29 am |
  14. ANDROLOMA, Commerce City, Colorado

    A Republican trusts his representative in Congress.

    A Democrat should want every issue voted upon.

    The rest of us just want an end to class elitism, and to go back to work.

    "What up?" is still bad English, no matter how colloquial.

    October 14, 2009 11:29 am at 11:29 am |
  15. brutus

    good question

    October 14, 2009 11:31 am at 11:31 am |
  16. Jnywest

    One ought to check out the hero's section of the GOP page. There is not one person on their list that is alive today, and people who would probably not be in the republican party as it is today. Such as Fredrick Douglas, etc...

    October 14, 2009 11:32 am at 11:32 am |
  17. lysheen

    Michael Steele, aka Mr. Token, please stop trying to be cool, and just be yourself. Liberals laugh at you when you try and portray yourself as "urban", and conservatives cringe. When you try to be something you are so obviously not, you're only going to set yourself up of ridicule.

    October 14, 2009 11:33 am at 11:33 am |
  18. Anti_Limbaugh

    Steele's blog is now called "What Up Yours" 😛

    October 14, 2009 11:33 am at 11:33 am |
  19. historian

    Who is Michael Steele?

    October 14, 2009 11:33 am at 11:33 am |
  20. sharon

    If the only question is "are you a rep"........they must realy need members. sad, very sad.

    October 14, 2009 11:38 am at 11:38 am |
  21. Dennis Castanares

    Michael Steele is obviously a mole, a Democrat infiltrator! Stupendous undercover work-all the while he's destroying the GOP from within with almost daily public embarassments, here we all were, taken in, thinking he's just another Republican incompetent!
    Subtle, those Commie pinko Osama-loving Dems.

    October 14, 2009 11:38 am at 11:38 am |
  22. Frank, Las Vegas

    All I can say is, Steele's an idiot! He spreads hate and lies and that seems to be the entire republican game plan instead of coming up with Real ideas and plans. So it's the same old story (new web site or not), when you don't have anything to offer, spread hate and lies. The American public have seen this before and have rejected it. The GOP is only preaching to their base, 20% of the American people.

    Ya know, that's a sign of insanity, when you keep doing the same thing over and over again and expect a different outcome. Of course the GOP can't recognize that either, which is another sign. Good luck with that.

    October 14, 2009 11:40 am at 11:40 am |
  23. Jay T.

    What up with dat, Steelio!

    October 14, 2009 11:40 am at 11:40 am |
  24. CHARLES E MONELL

    The RNC has to be beyond desparate to select Michael Steele as their leader. During the last election, when he was running for reelection, he and his cohort Erlichman (a freudian slip) Erlich brought homeless men from Philadelphia to Maryland and gave them flyers tohand out on election day. Funny thing, both Erlich and Steele were on the handout as democrats. They only fooled themselves since the real democratic candidate won the election.

    October 14, 2009 11:40 am at 11:40 am |
  25. Dave

    As a former Young Republican, I also ask not only who is Republican, but WHY vote Republican? From "I'm not a crook" to "Read my Lips No New Taxes" to Smoking Guns and Mushroom Clouds, Republicans are LIARS. In 1980 I was proud to cast my first vote at 18 for Ronald Reagan. It took 20 years to learn that wasnt warm water "Trickling Down" upon me from above. Republicans hurt our People, our Families...our COUNTRY. Moral of the story? NEVER VOTE REPUBLICAN!

    October 14, 2009 11:41 am at 11:41 am |
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