Wednesday, May 14, 2008

What Did Republican Leaders Expect?

The GOP lost another special election Tuesday:

The GOP loss in Mississippi’s special election Tuesday is the strongest sign yet that the Republican Party is in shambles. And while some Republicans see a light at the end of the tunnel, that light more likely represents the Democratic train that is primed to mow down more Republicans in November.

The third straight House special election loss in three conservative districts this year is a clear indication that the GOP brand is turning off voters and the National Republican Congressional Committee (NRCC) is in disarray.

Of course they are playing the "blame" game:

In the wake of the devastating loss, the first question facing House Republican leaders is whether they will keep Rep. Tom Cole (R-Okla.) as NRCC chairman. Speculation has been rampant that Cole would be asked to step down should Republicans lose in Mississippi, and on Tuesday that chatter intensified.

The fact is all of them have moved significantly to the left, and borrowing a term from the good Rev. Wright- The chickens are coming home to roost.

What amazes me is they seem to be surprised by the results. Did they expect to keep alienating the base and keep their support? The answer unfortunately is yes they did.

Republicans win elections when they hold to their conservative principals.

1 comment:

bubby1962 said...

The Dems. runs a Dem. that is more conservative than the one suppose to be conservative and they EXPECTED to win???? People are feed up with those rino's and now we can recognise one when we see them.

The GOP is surprised we aren't towing the party line and actually have prinicples that are more important than party loyality. What a concept.