"The Republican Road to Recovery"

Discussion in 'Politics' started by walter4, Mar 29, 2009.

  1. Arianna Huffington: Sunday Roundup

    This week, House Republicans unveiled their alternative budget -- a wafer-thin proposal that contained no precise numbers. But the plan did have one big idea: a massive tax cut for rich people! Talk about being tone deaf to the times. While announcing what he called "The Republican Road to Recovery," John Boehner said, "Our economic plan amounts to less government, lower taxes and economic prosperity" -- forgetting, it seems, that the first two had been the GOP roadmap while in power the last eight years and had led to the exact opposite of prosperity. Elsewhere in the GOP, Michael Steele claimed that his many gaffes since taking over the RNC had actually been part of a master plan. "It's all strategic," he said. This coming from the guy in charge of strategy for the loyal opposition. Be afraid.
  2. Stay the course...

    The Plum LineGreg Sargent's blog
    GOP Rep: “Our Goal Is To Bring Down Approval Numbers” For Dems

    GOP Rep. Patrick McHenry, a key player in helping craft the Republican message, has offered an unusually blunt description of the Republican strategy right now.

    McHenry’s description is buried in this new article from National Journal (sub. only):

    “We will lose on legislation. But we will win the message war every day, and every week, until November 2010,” said Rep. Patrick McHenry, R-N.C., an outspoken conservative who has participated on the GOP message teams. “Our goal is to bring down approval numbers for [Speaker Nancy] Pelosi and for House Democrats. That will take repetition. This is a marathon, not a sprint.”

    McHenry’s spokesperson, Brock McCleary, tells me his boss is standing by the quote.

    McHenry’s description of his party’s goal — to “bring down approval numbers” for Nancy Pelosi and House Dems — is being much talked about today among Congressional Dems. It’s likely that Dems will grab on to the quote today to bolster their charge that Congressional Republicans aren’t interested in playing a constructive role in governing and see their hope for political revival in the eventual failure of the Democratic majority’s policies.
  3. Sad to see the party that once had real ideas lowering itself to blaming Clinton, Obama or Carter and offering nothing but negativity about anything put forth by the Dems.

    It seems they really want to return to the good old days of the 60s and 70s when they held essentially perma minority status.

    With their current strategy, they are there and will remain there.

    Where is Newt when they need him?