“Hours after Michael Steele warned moderate Republicans that they would be targeted if they didn't support conservative principles, the RNC Chairman called discussion of intra-party feuding ‘stupid’ and insisted that the GOP would lose if ‘we play politics amongst our own.’ In a conference call with grassroots Republicans leaders to thank them for the work they did in winning two governor's seats in the 2009 election, Steele laid out a blueprint for expanding on the early success. The RNC chair stressed the need to avoid having Republicans target one another. ‘It is the first way to screw yourself,’ he said.”