If the RNC was responsible for fashion, we'd all be headed out the door today in our parachute pants and Member's Only jackets. To call their collective consciousness slow, would be like saying Charlie Babbit was ok at blackjack.
Seems the rank and file have finally realized, "This George W. Bush...he's not really that great."
My favorite quotes from this article? How about the standard Republican plea we've heard since they got their teeth kicked in:
"People in this country are more conservative than what has been shown," said
Cathie Adams, an RNC member from Texas.
Or how about this nugget in support of current RNC Chairman Mike Duncan:
"We all agree that change is necessary in our Party and at the RNC," Jim Burnett
of Arkansas wrote in a letter to fellow RNC members. "But we must be for the
right change. Mike Duncan knew how to run and manage an effective RNC with the
White House and he knows even better how to run and manage an effective RNC
without the White House."
Really? I guess when compared with the effectiveness of other recent conservative leaders like W, Rumsfeld, Gonzales and Brownie...Duncan has done a jam up job.
The only comment that seemed to get it, was from John Feehery, who was a top adviser to then-House Speaker, Dennis Hastert.
"I think we're becoming a regional party. It seems like we only want to
appeal to Southerners. We seem too far to the right, and I think we need to have
a better understanding of principles that appeal to people in all 50 states."
If you've followed this race for the RNC Chair, it becomes apparent a lot of these guys don't get it. Katon Dawson has pledged to be "Obama's worst nightmare." Go ahead. If that's the course the RNC charts, it will take the Republican Party out into the wilderness for decades. I'm telling you right now, Obama's popularity is incredible and its going to stay high.
For instance, there's been a lot of talk among conservatives about the need to get back to the fiscally conservative ideology. How ideologically founded is the GOP's opposition to the stimulus package? According to one report, just as many House Republicans showed up at the meeting with Obama just to get their picture taken as to ask him questions about the package.
Seriously...President Obama has already done a great deal to increase his prestige at home and abroad in just one week. The only area he hurt himself seems to be with die-hard Pro Lifers, but lets face it, they're crazy anyway. Seriously...if out of the first two weeks the biggest issue you think there was involved lifting the gag rule, get a life. How about giving a shit about the people who are already living first. Once we help them stop being tortured or from losing their house, then lets worry about the zygotes.