John Boehner is Clueless
Posted by Joshua Price on April 9, 2008
I love it when so many Republicans say that they get “it” with respect to why the Party got destroyed in the 2006 midterms, but they really don’t understand. Or they do understand but simply don’t care because they’re part of the problem.
Listen to what House Minority Leader John Boehner has to say about John McCain and the Republican outlook in November:
“When I talk to my members, and you look at the polling and you get out on the road and listen to people, there’s no question McCain is bringing all the Republicans together, and frankly a big chunk of independents,” Mr. Boehner told a gathering of journalists last week.
Really? He’s bringing Republicans together? I don’t know who he’s talking to but I’m not hearing that. In fact, I think the evidence shows quite the opposite going on.
I think his comments about independents tell you the Republicans strategy for John McCain: get a big enough chunk of independents to offset the loss of most of the conservative base, and in the process, continue moving the Party further to the Left.
I’m telling you that’s the philosophy of the current leadership in the Party–both in terms of Party officers and elected leaders.
It stems from the Karl Rove model of an overextended, unprincipled, impractical Republican Party.