Friday, August 15, 2008

Republican Woes Mount: Eight GOP Senators Will Skip St. Paul Convention

It's going to be a long election season for some incumbent Republicans, so much so that they are skipping next month's GOP convention in St. Paul.

After the continued incompetence and failed policies of the Bush-Cheney years, it's not too much of a surprise that some Republican leaders will keep their distance from the party regulars, including John McCain

Here's a summary, courtesy of the website The Raw Story
Eight Republican Senators are skipping the Twin Cities convention, and two more say they might have better things to do Sept. 1-4. It's a troubling sign for a party that already expects to lose more seats in Congress this year and indicates that John McCain continues to be saddled by the baggage of President Bush's last eight years, says one observer.


Tulsan said...

Newt Gingrich on Fox News:

"Well, I got a very funny e-mail from a retired military officer in Tampa who pointed out that most tire inflation is done at service stations and you pay for it. And it’s actually a higher profit margin than selling gasoline. So Sen. Obama was urging you to go out and enrich Big Oil by inflating your tires instead of buying gas."

In Tampa?? Wow, this must be the straight stuff!

Results from the 2008 biennial news consumption survey by the Pew Research Center for the People & the Press:

Traditionalists - the largest news segment (46% of the public) Older, less educated and less affluent. Television dominates as the favored news source. Most Traditionalists say that seeing pictures and video, rather than reading or hearing the facts, gives them the best understanding of events.

The Disengaged (14%) stand out for their low levels of interest in the news and news consumption. They are less educated on average than even the Traditionalists and exhibit extremely low interest in - and knowledge of - current events. Just 55% of the Disengaged get any news on a typical day, and just 20% know that the Democrats have a majority in the House of Representatives.

(Hmm, that adds up to 60%.)

James Moore, co-author of "Bush's Brain" talking about Karl Rove:

"He once told a consultant that we interviewed for 'Bush's Brain' that you should run every political campaign as though people are watching television with the sound turned down. And toward that end, you rely heavily on imagery and not very much on substance..."

H.L. Mencken: "Nobody ever went broke underestimating the intelligence of the American public."

Toby said...

Heh, heh! You dumba**! Newt was winking while he said that. He figured you liberals would freak out and fall for it and you did! Newt rulz!

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