Thursday, March 5, 2009

Not a good time to be a Republican Party Chair

Speaking of Michael Steele, there is a movement afoot, apparently, to unseat him as the RNC Chair, as one RNC committeeperson has asked Steele to resign. For what it's worth, the committeeperson, Dr. Ada Fisher, was a supporter of Katon Dawson, and has repeatedly voiced opposition to Steele. She is also one of three African-Americans on the national committee. North Carolinians should recognize her as the three time congressional challenger and loser to Rep. Mel Watt. "Get a Doctor in the House!"

Jeff Frederick, the Republican Party of Virginia Chair, is also being pressured to resign. Today, Republican presumptive nominee for Virginia Governor, Bob McDonnell, voiced his concern over Frederick's leadership. Lowell has the scoop:
“It is clear to me, after hearing from Republican leaders across the state, that as we move forward with our campaign, as well as the other statewide and House of Delegates races, it would be helpful for the Republican Party of Virginia to have more effective leadership in this pivotal year,” McDonnell said in an e-mail.
Ouch. When the current standard-bearer for the whole Republican Party in Virginia says that Frederick is a disaster, things are really bad. Of note, Frederick has every intention of finishing his term.

Fairly or unfairly, and much to Democrats' amusement, both Steele and Frederick have become iconic laughingstocks, nationally and state-wide, respectively, to the Republican party. Are these guys worth keeping?


Darren Staley said...

We all know the old cliche' that nature abhors a vacuum.

The ironic thing is that the free market is working against the GOP. If you sell a crappy product long enough, people stop buying from your company, not just one product, but the whole line.

Everything else aside, there has been a solid six years of tax cuts and deregulation (2001-2007).

Now, the same party that pushed this agenda is blaming Clinton (who left office 8 years ago) and Obama (who took office less than 60 days ago).

All I have to say is good luck with all that.

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