Tuesday, March 3, 2009

The Elephant In The Room

The Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) was held over the weekend and featured a wide array of speakers ranging from Ron Paul to Rush Limbaugh.

A straw poll was conducted asking who should be the presidential nominee and Governor Mitt Romney, for the second consecutive year, emerged victorious.

It all concluded Saturday evening with a keynote address from El Rushbo.

To the casual observer the conference was a great success and a crucial step in uniting the GOP.

But that sense of "unity" was not to last.

In an interview on CNN, the new chairman of the RNC Michael Steele brushed off Limbaugh's address and dismissed him as merely "an entertainer".

When asked if Rush was the leader of Republicans Steele denied the claim saying "I am the head [of the GOP]..."

Steele's comments have sparked outrage from the more than 20 million listeners who tune into Limbaugh each day.

The news media and the White House have been fueling this fire since it flared up over the weekend.

The fact of the matter is that the longer Republicans refuse to acknowledge the disarray among the ranks, the more the situation will deteriorate.

Steele, during his short tenure as RNC Chairman, has disappointed conservatives including the Casanova for his unwillingness to acknowledge the conservative side of the party. He has been focused too much on bringing new members to the party at any cost and has ignored much of the conservative base thus far.

Chairman Steele's comments were foolish and the seasoned political veteran that he is should have known the backlash that would ensue.


Joel said...

There is more than "disarray among the ranks" Casanova, there is complete chaos. You guys have no leader and have not agreed on any single message.
It truly is a great day to be a Democrat in America!

Anonymous said...

I think the Casanova should be head of the republican party.

Anonymous said...

Just say "NO" great idea...no wonder your party has a 26% approval rating

Anonymous said...

Ive noticed you blog a lot less these days...what is there nothing good for Republicans to talk about or what?
You have no leader...Palin has been proven to be a moron. Jindal turned out to be a folksy and immature politician, who clearly has no chance standing toe to toe with Obama. Huckabee doesn't believe in dinosaurs and your RNC chairman is getting calls to step down. Who does that leave? Mitt Romney...maybe but he wont make it through the primaries...this leaves Rush Limbaugh for president LOL have fun!