Strategy ’08

Obama vs. the other guy, 2008

RNC Steps in it on Rahm Emanuel Chief of Staff Pick

On the heels of Rahm Emanuel agreeing to the Chief of Staff position, the RNC had decided the best response is to blast Rahm:

Republicans attacked the selection, however. House Minority Leader John A. Boehner (R-Ohio) said in a statement: “This is an ironic choice for a president-elect who has promised to change Washington, make politics more civil and govern from the center.”

This is amazingly boneheaded. Just days after McCain and Obama pledge cooperation, and with even George Bush being somewhat of a “team” player, the RNC decides to go to war on…the Chief of Staff? Watching MSNBC, Andrea Mitchell questions why they are picking this fight. Atlantic Media’s Ron Brownstein notes that this is why they are the minority party. Even the GOP pundit questioned why the RNC is starting out on this negative note. Meet the new RNC, same as the old RNC.

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November 6, 2008 - Posted by | Uncategorized | , , , ,

2 Comments »

  1. Boner is a super macho man showing the newcomer just how super tough he is. Because that’s pretty much all he’s got — no broad support from the American electorate, just a minority of hate-filled ideologues whose more moderate party brethren are running away from them as fast as they can (witness all the Republicans endorsing Obama.) Boner knows his & his party’s days of influence are numbered in the very low digits. He’s getting his shouts in while a few people are still listening. Come January 20th he’ll be mostly ignored by the White House as they court his more sane & moderate party colleagues.

    Comment by David H. | November 7, 2008 | Reply

  2. Ol’ Rahm “I was on the board of Freddie Mac” Emanuel? That’s not change.

    Comment by rjjrdq | November 9, 2008 | Reply


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