Wednesday, January 03, 2007

Republican operative screams, stamps feet, whines, and cries

Well, almost. Mike Murphy, a Republican operative now out of a job, is not happy about the new reign of power in Congress. Not only is he unhappy with the loss of power to the Democratic party, he is really unhappy at the sheer thought of an American majority celebrating their deserved victory. And he is definitely not afraid to say it. Here's the background info: traditionally, there are many parties planned to welcome new members, and this year is no exeption. Nancy Pelosi has lined up an impressive array of events for the newbies, the vets, and the voters; a dinner at the Italian embassy, a ladies only luncheon/tea party, a visit to more than one church, and a fundraiser are just a few of the events aimed at not only celebrating a fantastic win, but also at showing America that the Democratic party includes every American in their plan for a better future. I say Bravissima, Nancy! But...not all agree with me.

While most Republicans have retreated to their homes to sit in solitude and figure out their future, some (read crazy Mike Murphy) have a lot of anger inside of them, and they are not going to sit idly by and let some WOMAN NAMED NANCY have a party and take back America. No, some (again, read Mike Murphy) are going out of their mind, and frankly, acting like bitchy pre-teens:
Mike Murphy, a Republican political consultant and former adviser to Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney and Sen. John McCain (Ariz.), said the four-day extravaganza is excessive. "What? No fireworks?" he said. "I'm glad they canceled the tickertape parade. They probably couldn't find biodegradable tickertape and a hybrid convertible."

He said the schedule is "classic Pelosi."

"She's not known for a light touch," he said. "She has every right to throw a new-speaker celebration, but it's 500 percent from what is normal. It's an aggressive act to grab the spotlight. Sounds to me like there's nobody at the meetings saying, 'Maybe that's a little too much.' She's needs a deputy chief of staff from the 'It's Not About You' department."

"Instead of pinning medals on each other, maybe it's time for more seriousness and purpose," Murphy added. "Nobody voted for Nancy Pelosi as speaker; they voted for a change in Washington. For her to grab the spotlight seems like a cult of personality."
WELL. Mike Murphy does not sound happy, does he? I guess maybe he realized that Newt Gingrich's win in 1995 and his subsequent 2 day lovefest with the "Contract for America" just didn't work, did it?

Again, this is what we have in store for us; a party so angered by this loss that they cannot move forward and work to better America.
Rest assured, though; the despicable behavior of the Republican party will be the reason the Democratic party retains power for many years to come.


Blogger JMUDuke said...

Jaaaaaiiimmeeee...please? We've tangled about this before, and I know you have a particular stance on this type of rhetoric. But...consider taking the high road here. Yes, there are a lot of hacks who ran Jim Webb through the mud unecessarily, but they are hacks and I think more highly of you than that.

Chap is a good man and a phenomenal candidate and at this stage in the game I don't think he needs or wants someone out there committing hatchet jobs on his behalf. The people of the 34th deserve to make their choice based on who they think will serve them best in Richmond, and I hope that we in the 'sphere can help inform them without descending into the mire of personal attacks.

12:12 PM  
Blogger JMUDuke said...

Crap! I meant to post that on the Davis thread, I'm going to copy and paste, delete this if you wish.

12:12 PM  

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