Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Your new Republican party

Joe the Plumber advises GOP-ers
Fresh off his stint as a war correspondent in Gaza, Joe the Plumber is now doing political strategy with Republicans.

When GOP congressional aides gather Tuesday morning for a meeting of the Conservative Working Group, Samuel Joseph Wurzelbacher – more commonly known as Joe the Plumber — will be their featured guest. This group is an organization of conservative Capitol Hill staffers who meet regularly to chart GOP strategy for the week.
Michael Steele, new RNC Chairman
Michael Steele had a lot to overcome. One of his opponents, the sitting GOP Chair from South Carolina, had just resigned from an all white country club and admitted that he became a Republican in reaction to his personal experience with desegregation. Another opponent, Chip Saltsman, sent out a wildly racist CD to RNC members which included the now infamous Magic Negro and Star Spanglish Banner songs.
Anyone wonder why they're the minority party and in danger of becoming the regional south only party? Not only are you taking political advice from the guy who thinks taxes are socialism and the military should have autonomous control over the media to keep the truth from getting out, they elected Michael Steele to head your party, but only barely ahead of the guy who resigned from a whites only country club the week before and who became a Republican because Democrats let black people go to his school.

Michael Steele, whose '06 Senate campaign saw him lose by double digits to a man without a discernible pulse and saw Steele unveil his brilliant campaign strategy of pretending to be a Democrat (even printing up blue placards that said Steele Democrat, and handing out fliers in black neighborhoods that said he was a democrat) and stumping around the state in a bus with Mike Tyson and Don King. He also made up a story about a racially motivated attack (people throwing Oreos at him) and was the guy the RNC used to trot out whenever someone in the party did something egregiously racist and needed him to provide some "It's no big deal" cover.

The strategy sessions between those two ought to be dynamite. Though really I guess they don't really have to strategize beyond "Oppose Obama", "Oppose Obama w/filibuster", "Blame Obama for the stuff that Bush did". The job practically does itself.

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