Tuesday, December 06, 2011

GOP Conference Call: Don't Attack Obama...Does This Party Not Want To Win At All In 2012?

Just what in the hell is wrong with the Republican Party? (Yahoo News)

Republicans on a private Republican National Committee conference call with allies warned Tuesday that party surrogates should refrain from personal attacks against President Barack Obama, because such a strategy is too hazardous for the GOP.

"We're hesitant to jump on board with heavy attacks" personally against President Obama, Nicholas Thompson, the vice president of polling firm the Tarrance Group, said on the call. "There's a lot of people who feel sorry for him."

Recent polling data indicates that while the president suffers from significantly low job approval ratings, voters still give "high approval" to Obama personally, Thompson said.

Voters "don't think he's an evil man who's out to change the United States" for the worse--even though many of the same survey respondents agree that his policies have harmed the country, Thompson said. The upshot, Thompson stressed, is that Republicans should "exercise some caution" when talking about the president personally.

On the call--which Yahoo News was invited to attend because of a mistake by someone on the staff of the Republican National Committee--Ari Fleischer, the former press secretary for George W. Bush, encouraged Republicans to turn around Democratic attacks lobbed at the GOP presidential candidates (Mitt Romney and Newt Gingrich, for starters) for "flip-flopping."

We have a guy who has spent the last four years dividing this nation, calling political opponents "enemies," and (along with his party) engaging in the most uncivil behavior, not to mention bankrupting this nation and forcing an unconstitutional healthcare mandate upon us.  Yet these eunuchs aren't willing to fight for the future of this nation?

If this is the attitude of the Republican Party, why are we even running a candidate in 2012?  No wonder the GOP has been called The Stupid Party.


Beer, Bicycles and the VRWC said...

Republicans and Democrats are two sides of the same Big Government coin. We believed the GOP would fall in line with us and they didn't. I believe it was the GOP, not Democrats who went after Cain. He was an outsider who challenged their power.
The problem is that power corrupts. Even many of the TEA Party candidates have betrayed us. I am not certain this fight is winnable in our time.

MaroonedinMarin said...

I agree with you. I think the GOP wanted Cain out, just like they didn't want Palin to run. I think they'll do the same to Newt and anyone else who actually wants to win. I fear they'll do anything to put Romney in because it's "his turn."