This is precious:
Rep. Tom Davis stomped on the concrete floor of the Capitol basement when asked by reporters about Republican fortunes at the moment.
“This is the floor,” he said, by way of explanation. “We’re below the floor.”
Inside the meeting, Davis had just presented his colleagues with what he said was a 20-page memo outlining his prescription for a way out of this mess. He did not offer details to the press, yet did not spare the party and the president scathing criticism in his public comments.
“The president swallows the microphone every time he opens his mouth,” Davis said.
He believes Bush’s staunch opposition to the Democratic housing bill and the SCHIP bill, for example, is hurting rank and file. Look at yesterday’s vote on the SPRO, where Republicans defied the president in droves. Lo and behold, the White House says today that it will not veto the bill.
No one could have predicted that loudly opposing insurance for children while investigating a 12 year old’s countertops would be bad politically.
I hope the Republicans keep listening to the Malkin/Red State wing of the GOP and call for more purity- that will really show them! We just haven’t been conservative enough! We haven’t stayed true to our conservative roots! I think Dick Cheney should be McCain’s VP! Or George Allen!
I really should not be enjoying this so much, but I simply can not wait until the entire GOP congressional contingent consists of a few idiots from Alabama and James Inhofe.
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Unintentional comedy at Red State:
That doesn’t explain why McCain is running 15 points ahead of a generic Republican, and in fact has a decent chance to win the election.
McCain has benefited mightily from RUNNING AWAY FROM YOU WINGNUTS FOR SEVEN YEARS. Do I need to link to all the times you called him a traitor for the gang of 14, or a terrorist sympathizer for opposing torture, or treasonous for diverging on your beliefs about global warming?
Having Ann Coulter scream she would vote for Clinton over McCain and similar sentiments from you “true conservatives” as you fellated Multiple Choice Mitt and defended the failure George Bush was the best thing to ever happen to John McCain’s general election chances. The reason the Republican brand is toxic is because they listened to you “true conservatives.” Have fun with that.
PS- I hear “true conservatives” all oppose the GI BILL. I think you should all rally around opposition to that! Show them you really, really mean it! Let the whole nation see how “principled” you really are! It will be awesome, I promise!