From the daily archives: Friday, January 30, 2009

Mother Jones got some great reaction commentary from Ohio’s own Matt Naugle today about Michael Steele’s big win.

Needless to say, Matt is pissed.

He too was rooting for a big win by Ken Blackwell – but for obviously different reasons. I wholeheartedly believe that Ken Blackwell could single-handedly run the GOP into the ground. Matt thinks the exact opposite.

So when Matt says that “No candidate was more un-Blackwell than Michael Steele”, it is certainly NOT a compliment for the new RNC chairman.

Personally, I think the GOP may have just saved their asses with today’s […]

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A Kinder, Gentler RNC?

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Michael Steele was elected RNC chairman this afternoon. Ken Blackwell went out in the first round.

I really was rooting for Blackwell – hoping his homophobic conservative extremism would drive the Republican party further to the right and further away from the average American voter.

Instead they chose Michael Steele (considered the most moderate of the five candidates) who promised to “expand the reach of the party by competing for every group, everywhere”.

Sure, it’s possible Michael Steele’s win might actually have a similar effect by driving away the hard line social conservatives like Blackwell.

But it […]

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Not ONE Republican? Srsly?

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Not a single one?

WASHINGTON ? Without a single Republican vote, President Obama won House approval on Wednesday for an $819 billion economic recovery plan as Congressional Democrats sought to temper their own differences over the enormous package of tax cuts and spending.

Any claim to bipartisanship by the Republicans is pure postering. Clearly. Republicans in the house all went down the same old road of partisan obfuscation and petty games. Apparently they aren’t listening to the American people who clearly voted for change. What they are offering is the same old things that got us here in the […]

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