Wed Nov 14, 2012, 08:18 PM
cali (113,767 posts)
In 1st House battle between the wingnut faction and the establisment, the latter wins
It's on. And it looks to remain a pitched battle in the House between repukes. Also, this is a big loss for Paul Ryan. boo fuckin' hoo.
WASHINGTON—House Republicans turned aside an effort by a group of conservative lawmakers to elevate their favored candidate to a top leadership position, choosing instead a female lawmaker who some in the party thought could help close the gap with women voters.
The selection of Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers of Washington state comes after last week's presidential and Senate elections showed the party faces a challenge in reaching women. Ms. McMorris Rodgers defeated Rep. Tom Price of Georgia to become chairwoman of the House Republican Conference, a post that helps shape the GOP's public image and is considered the fourth most senior slot in the House leadership.
The election was seen as an early sign of what tone and signals GOP lawmakers would adopt in the aftermath of the party's election losses last week.
Mr. Price, 58 years old, is a former chairman of the Republican Study Committee, a group of conservative lawmakers that often pushed House Speaker John Boehner to the political right on fiscal matters. Speaking on Mr. Price's behalf Wednesday before the closed-door vote of House Republicans was Rep. Paul Ryan of Wisconsin, the party's vice-presidential nominee.
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In 1st House battle between the wingnut faction and the establisment, the latter wins (Original post)
Response to Panasonic (Reply #1)
Wed Nov 14, 2012, 09:13 PM
smaug (230 posts)
2. Less competition
and look at our female Democratic leaders - they're smart and tough. Her path to power may be difficult in the Neanderthal knuckledragger faction, but with recent events her bet on the easier path is paying off.
Response to cali (Original post)
Wed Nov 14, 2012, 10:56 PM
justgamma (2,732 posts)
3. This just shows how clueless they are.
They thought any bimbo in a skirt would be the same as Hillary Clinton. Now they think that a woman would set the tones. Are they going to change their policies? No, but they think if a woman says it, others will buy it.