New House GOP Strategy Only Partially Correct
Posted by Joshua Price on August 28, 2007
“House Republican leader John A. Boehner says immigration is the top issue at town hall meetings he has participated in across the country during the August recess” according to a Washington Times article dated August 24.
As a result of these town hall meetings along with the lingering memory of last year’s thumping at the polls, has some–but not enough–GOP members re-focusing their efforts towards traditional conservatism.
Perhaps the biggest reason for the shift, and it’s OK to call me a cynic, is that money–or the lack, thereof in this case–speaks louder than any voice in today’s Washington. Just look at the disparity in fundraising between the National Republican Congressional Committee (NRCC) and the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee (DCCC). According to the article:
July fundraising totals with the Federal Election Commission, the NRCC raised $2.56 million, compared with $4.12 million for the DCCC. Those numbers contribute to a growing trend of lopsided fundraising support for the DCCC, which has $21.3 million in cash on hand, compared with just $2 million for the NRCC.
It appears that the lack of financial support for many Republicans may be forcing them to move back to the conservative right. Although it is way too early to tell if this is just another attempt to pander to conservatives.
Now the reason this new focus on conservatives is only partially correct is that the article goes on to say another focus is on the “Democratic leadership.” Who cares about the Democratic leadership??? We already know that they are frauds.
What Republicans need to do is re-dedicate themselves to developing solutions instead of getting down in the mud and playing the political game with Democrats.