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National Republican Senatorial Committee Communications Director, Brad Dayspring's statement on Rep. Peters reportedly entering the Senate race:
"Gary Peters already lost a statewide campaign and that was before supporting a cap and trade energy tax policy that would effectively put Michigan out of business and ObamaCare which will raise health care costs. It takes a special kind of guy like Peters to ask for a promotion from the very same people that his policies would put out of work.What he said.
It should be noted however, that Peters enters with about $800k to start. Sans a fight in the Democrat primaries, it is likely a sufficient start. Presumed entrant Mike Rogers' reported $1.4 M would be spent down considerably in an expected multi-candidate contest by Republicans.
Rogers seems to have some other baggage to climb over as well.
~ Note ~ This article was written before the sudden turnabout by the NRSC this morning. It is reported now that the NRSC is fully backing O'Donnell, and giving her campaign $42,000. There may well be a person fired in the end, but after the emotional hit, better reasoning may yet prevail. ~
Somebody should be fired on the NRSC.
Not for making a decision to not help the newest GOP candidate for Senate in DE, but for demonstrating its rancor on the eve of her selection as the party's candidate for November. Bad enough was the open disapproval of Delaware's O'Donnell by the NRSC prior to the election, but unacceptable is the notion that the National GOP committee would deliberately sabotage a campaign that is now in their best interest to at least verbally support, if financially they might even feel it is not worth. An Un-named NRSC person apparently told news sources yesterday that:
"O'Donnell will have to show she can generate viable support before the national party will give her money. .. It is now incumbent on Sarah Palin, (U.S. Sen.) Jim DeMint and the Tea Party Express to help support her, ..They got her here. Now make it happen."
Bitter much? Truth be told, in the context of the political battle waged, the reasoning is actually sound. But it did not need to be said.. at least not THEN. It was a shot across the bow of the Tea Party folks who have literally destroyed the NRSC hopes of keeping its influence in high profiles races intact. The NRSC has faced down the Tea Party influence and LOST 8 times.
Somebody's undies are getting all bunched up... And they need a vacation. A permanent one.
But why does this matter to us in Michigan?
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Politico has a great article today that leads to this long editorial.
I've said for almost four years that the Republican Party is at a crossroads, mainly due to fiscal issues. It can follow the lead of the Republican Study Committee, Mike Pence, Jim DeMint, and Jeb Hensarling in its opposition to deficit spending, or it can follow the lead of Ted Stevens, George W Bush, and Charlie Crist in their support for big spending policies. The choice made here, will determine whether the GOP can take the house back in 2010, and the senate back in 2012 or 2014. It will also determine if Obama will be a one-termer. The bailout in 2008 turned the election from a close race to an ass kicking. The fiscal policies in 2006 caused an ass kicking. Democrat-lite policies from the GOP do not work. Why vote for democrat-lite when the real thing is always available.
While I understand that what works in one community does not always work in another, basic principles should always apply, and that they should be less government and more freedom.
Many in the GOP are starting to get that message again with Obama's radical leftism, Mike Pence having a more visible role, Ted Stevens being defeated, and George W Bush being gone. Starting being the operative word. There's still a lot of trust that needs to be earned, and nobody trusts the government right now. That's why we have the tea parties. That's why the calls are flooding the offices. That's why people are involved in politics who have not been involved.
Speaking of fiscal conservatism and tea parties, they aren't GOP. They are conservative.
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