Posts Tagged ‘Republicans’

And Then Sometimes We just Watch…

May 6, 2008

It just occurred to me that one thing has been largely missing in the whole gas tax holiday hubbub…US.

Interesting, no? You get the sense that our collective consciousness is attuned to the fact that it is a gesture containing no real benefits other than to garner our good will.

I haven’t seen any anti-tax groups making a big push to help the idea gain momentum or anti-anti-tax groups furiously compiling and releasing statistics on how many school children will go without lunch as a result of the lost revenues (yes, yes, I know the gas tax money goes to road construction, etc – I’m taking creative license here).

All I have seen are candidates floating the idea, the media working as hard as they can to make some kind of story out of it (“Not even conservative economists agree with McCain”, “Not even Paul Krugman agrees with Hilary”) and We, the People, sitting on the sidelines with a bemused smile on our faces, elbowing each other with a quick “Awwwwww, they’re trying to connect with us.”

Its cute.


DCCC Prepares Forti’s Welcome Gift

April 16, 2008

Paul Kane has a story in today’s WaPo about the DCCC’s intent to file a complaint with the FEC alleging that the NRCC drafted a script for a tv spot that Freedom’s Watch was planning on running this week in support of Woody Jenkins.

From the article’s details and knowing the parties involved I am highly inclined to believe McCarthy’s explanation but that won’t stop the D’s from doing everything they can to convince the public that we (Republicans) just sit around in smoky back rooms and dream up ways to break the law.

This should be taken as a neon warning to the Freedom’s Watch folks that the Dems aren’t going to give them an inch – going to be an interesting year…