GOP chairman accused of 'race-baiting'
By his fellow Republicans. As reported in the Grand Rapids Press
, local Goopers are trying to oust state Republican Chair Saul Anuzis because of losses in West Michigan last Tuesday.
Race baiting? In Grand Rapids? Did somebody get confused about the "Southern Strategy"?
As Kos has mentioned, there's enough credit to go around for everybody for last Tuesday's Big Blue Wave. And on the other side, it looks like there's plenty of blame getting thrown around, too. And I, frankly, am not ashamed to admit that watching the conservative circular firing squad is highly entertaining.
Grab a bag of popcorn and pull up a seat.
Some headlines from across the country:
GOP already starts the 'blame game' over its big losses USA Today
The Thumpees Try Their Luck at the Blame Game
Republicans' Angry Factions Point Fingers At Each Other Washington Post
GOP pointing fingers -- at itself
Both Republican conservatives and moderates say the other is responsible for major party losses Tuesday Contra Costa Times
Digging below the headlines, one finds some truly delicious quotes.
"Now I'm liberated from having to constantly come in here every day and try to buck up a bunch of people who don't deserve it," Limbaugh said. "To try to carry the water, and make excuses for people who don't deserve it." CBN
Poor Rush. I guess that explains the oxycontin, poor baby.
"Start with spending," said R. Emmett Tyrrell Jr., editor of the national conservative magazine The American Spectator. "Continue with a flat-footed performance on the Mark Foley scandal. Continue on with bad leadership on the Hill, that's been bad for several years now." Sioux Falls Argus Leader
Ummmm. You only figured that out now?
"Every single member of the Republican leadership in the House should be replaced. They have failed the conservatives who put them in office, and they have failed the people of this country," [conservative strategist Richard] Viguerie said.
"This election was also a referendum on the so-called 'neoconservatives' -- the big-government Republicans who took us into a nation-building war while they busted the budget and enriched big business and its K Street lobbyists." Richmond Times-Dispatch
Gee, if we agree on so much, maybe there is hope for "bipartisanship." Nah.
And keep in mind that with all the talk about pro-gun, pro-life Dem candidates, NARAL counts a net gain of 20 pro-choice voices in the House, and 1 in the Senate.