Friday, May 16, 2008

From the "He just said what?" file:

GOP lawmakers were in a state of shock on Wednesday after suffering a devastating special-election loss in Mississippi. That loss, coupled with special-election losses in Illinois and Louisiana earlier this year, has House Republicans questioning their message, candidates and fundraising efforts.

They also are grappling with what changes, if any, to make to the National Republican Congressional Committee (NRCC).

One such possibility deals with speculation that NRCC Chairman Tom Cole (Okla.) will be replaced by former NRCC Chairman Tom Davis (Va.).

…According to a copy of House Minority Leader John Boehner’s (R-Ohio) talking points, one possible query, written under the heading “Possible Tough Questions,” reads, “Are the results in [Mississippi] another indication that 2008 is setting up to be a disastrous year for House Republicans?

“Our leadership team and our members just had one of the most candid and open meetings we’ve ever had,” read the talking points, presumably prepared before the meeting. “And we made this commitment: We’re getting up off the mat to fight, and we’re going to prove to the American people that we are the agents of change they expect their Washington leaders to be.”

The Hill

So in response to this gloomy predicament for House Republicans, possible future NRCC Chairman, Davis, passed out a 20 page memo suggesting his strategies for changing the situation:

In a telling development, Davis distributed a 20-page memo Wednesday to GOP members outlining strategies that he advocates for changing the direction of the party. No other member released such a memo.

In his memo, Davis wrote that the House GOP could lose another 20 House seats in November and a half-dozen in the Senate if Republicans continue on the same path.

“Democrats are not winning, we are losing,” the memo stated, adding, “Failure to fundamentally change the GOP brand can lock us into a very long period of minority status.”

Davis called for shifts on healthcare (“the weakest issue for Republicans”) and immigration: “John McCain, being from a border state, may be out of sync with many Republicans but he has standing among Hispanics. Barack Obama has not made the sale to Hispanic voters. Thus this issue is a tar baby for anyone who touches it, with land mines everywhere. But the Democrats control Congress and are doing nothing. This needs to be highlighted. Put the onus on them to produce a bill. Put them on defense.”

The Hill

a-huh… that should work out real well for them … don't you think …because nothing says "agents of change" more than using racial slurs in your agenda memos where you discuss possible outreach to people of color ...then being so utterly clueless as to release them to the press. ...jeez


Anonymous said...

Following is a statement made by James Cone who was Rev. Wrights mentor, who is Obamas mentor:

Black theology refuses to accept a God who is not identified totally with the goals of the black community. If God is not for us and against white people, then he is a murderer, and we had better kill him. The task of black theology is to kill Gods who do not belong to the black community … Black theology will accept only the love of God which participates in the destruction of the white enemy. What we need is the divine love as expressed in Black Power, which is the power of black people to destroy their oppressors here and now by any means at their disposal. Unless God is participating in this holy activity, we must reject his love.

Here is Obamas reply when asked about Cones statement:

I do not in any way disagree with Dr. Cone, nor do I in any way diminish the inimitable and incomparable contributions that he has made and that he continues to make to the field of theology. Jim, incidentally, is a personal friend of mine.

These are the true beliefs of these men and Obama is not fit to run a Stop & Go, let alone a nation.

yave said...

... and that has to do with what, exactly?

Duke1676 said...


It's quite obvious that the commentor sees some sort of correlation between his ridiculous attack on Obama and a story about congressmen using this particular racial slur.

That correlation being that when he read the slur, his thought's moved immediately to Obama…need we really ask any more of this obvious racist

how very sad for him…to live life so all consumed with such hate, ignorance, and bigotry… truly a pathetic case.

RonF said...

The GOP's problem is that they told everyone that they'd be agents for change back in the "Contract for America" days, but when they got in they lied. They operated the same way as the Democrats had with deficit spending, earmarks, and special deals; they just benefited their own friends instead of those of the Democrats.

Not that Obama is going to do anything different. Take a look at his record in the Illinois Senate. What changes did he make there? None. He went ahead and worked with the Daley machine and the Combine and endorsed the machine candidates and passed on endorsing the progressive candidates. And that's what he'll do when he's elected as President. He'll sound good, and he looks great on TV, but he's not about to make any real substantive changes in how things run.