No, They Haven’t Learned Their Lessonby Kevin Boyd
The Republican Party, after losing their majority in the midterms, should be looking at themselves and realizing why they have lost. The key word in that sentence is should. Instead, the Republicans appear to be ready to reelect their House leadership and a man whose only qualification is that he’s a Bush loyalist will be become RNC chairman.
To remind you why Republicans lost last Tuesday, they lost because they went Washington and they support Big Government. Mel Martinez’s office, if you remember, was the author of an infamous memo during the Terri Schiavo tragedy that gave talking points for Republicans to use on that issue. The Republicans do not do themselves a service with limited government voters by appointing a man who sought to use the tragedy and government intervention in the dispute of the Schiavo and Schindler families for political gain.
The only message this sends is that the Republican party is still not interested in the votes of limited government suppoters.