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Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell gave a speech to a bunch of Repugnicans gathered for the annual meeting of the Republican National Committee.
He bemoaned the fact that nobody likes Republicans anymore. He's worried that the Republican Party will become a "minority" party. He doesn't seem to get it, yet. The Republican Party IS a minority party - a minority party of the rich and the rednecks.
"We're all concerned about the fact that the very wealthy and the very poor, the most and least educated, and a majority of minority voters, seem to have more or less stopped paying attention to us."
Gee. I wonder why?
McConnell has a solution, though: "We need to communicate our ideas to everyone who ran away from the Republican Party in November - and to many others."
Oops. That's the problem, Mitch. You did communicate your ideas. The Repugnicans have been communicating their ideas for years, and under Bush Jr. you got a chance to put them in play and look where we are now!
The problem, Mitch, is not "communication," it's your ideas themselves.
And your Republican Party doesn't have a fricking clue, Mitch. What do you think people are saying about the fact that not one cotton-pickin' Republican in the House voted for the stimulus package? Your Republican legislators, in that one bold move, told the world you don't give a rat's ass about people and jobs and you don't care one whit about the United States of America. You told the world you're all about power -- getting it, holding on to it, and using it to enrich yourselves.
And in that vote, you told the world you care a lot about your Republican "ideology."
Hey, Mitch, we are way past ideology now. People are hurting, Mitch. It's bad, Mitch, and it's getting worse. Do you read the papers, Mitch?
So, I think it's a good idea that you communicate your ideas and your policies and your plans, Mitch. Communicate loudly and clearly.
That should take care of what's left of your party!