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Tue Jan 8, 2013, 10:13 PM

Uh Oh... GOP Donor Threatens To Withhold Donations To GOP

Mosbacher: I’m Furious at My Own Party
RNC Finance Committee co-chair Georgette Mosbacher tells Michelle Cottle that she’s “mad as hell” about what Republicans have done to themselves.

by Michelle Cottle - DailyBeast
Jan 8, 2013 4:45 AM EST



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Best not to ask GOP fundraising legend Georgette Mosbacher about the state of her beloved party unless you want an earful. The co-chair of the RNC’s Finance Committee (and CEO of Borghese cosmetics), Mosbacher is “mad as hell” about the myriad ways the “brand has been tarnished”: the sorry state of the presidential primary process, the ongoing alienation of Latino voters, the “outrageous” Senate candidates that the party ran this cycle, the epic failure of the fiscal-cliff negotiations, and, most recently, the House’s dithering over disaster aid for the victims of superstorm Sandy.

“I’m angry!” fumes Mosbacher. “I’m angry about the stupid mistakes that were self-inflicted.” It’s this last part she finds the most enraging. Though she believes the party has “unfairly” been defined by its recent mistakes, she is very clear about where the ultimate blame lies: “We did it to ourselves.”

Mosbacher is, of course, not alone in her ire. Postelection, you can’t swing a dead cat without hitting a hastily assembled group of Republican leaders laboring to figure out where the party went wrong last cycle and how to get it back on track. So far, however, Mosbacher is unimpressed by their efforts.

“I have not seen an honest postmortem assessment yet,” she told me. “I have not seen anything that gives me any comfort right now.”

This is an unfortunate development for the GOP, because, as Mosbacher explained it to me this weekend: “I’m not writing any checks, and I’m not asking anyone else to write any checks until I hear something that makes sense to me.”

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More: http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2013/01/08/mosbacher-i-m-furious-at-my-own-party.html






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WillyT Jan 2013 OP
Skittles Jan 2013 #1
malaise Jan 2013 #6
malaise Jan 2013 #2
joeunderdog Jan 2013 #3
2naSalit Jan 2013 #4
2naSalit Jan 2013 #5
Cha Jan 2013 #7
arthritisR_US Jan 2013 #8
libdem4life Jan 2013 #9
rhett o rick Jan 2013 #10
libdem4life Jan 2013 #11
Egnever Jan 2013 #12

Response to WillyT (Original post)

Tue Jan 8, 2013, 10:15 PM

1. sans glasses, I really thought that gal was sporting some kind of mask

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Response to Skittles (Reply #1)

Tue Jan 8, 2013, 10:28 PM

6. And she is the CEO of the make up company

You can't make this shite up

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Response to WillyT (Original post)

Tue Jan 8, 2013, 10:15 PM

2. Let me delete my thread

This is delish!!

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Response to WillyT (Original post)

Tue Jan 8, 2013, 10:20 PM

3. The biggest problem with their platform is

that it only appeals to the donors themselves.

These narcissistic assholes can't even understand why the little people don't want to surrender more taxes, services, opportunities and rights to them.

Their platform is repulsive and there's not enough lipstick for that pig.

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Response to joeunderdog (Reply #3)

Tue Jan 8, 2013, 10:25 PM

4. Her or the concept?

Sorry, I couldn't resist...

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Response to 2naSalit (Reply #4)

Tue Jan 8, 2013, 10:27 PM

5. Actually

one of the first things that came flashing into my head was that she looks like a wannabe Tammy Faye!

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Response to WillyT (Original post)

Tue Jan 8, 2013, 10:34 PM

7. Poor Georgette Mosbacher..

The gops haven't made sense for a long time.. And, that "no making sense" has been appealing to so many brainwashed people that it's now in its current state..with no end in sight anytime soon.

It sure as f*** didn't happen overnight.. "brand has been tarnished"? They wouldn't even have bush-cheney at the RNC. That "brand" was freaking TARNISHED, too.

“I have not seen an honest postmortem assessment yet,” she told me. “I have not seen anything that gives me any comfort right now.”

Oh, she didn't like mittLies postmortem or rince priebus'

I do like this..

As far as Mosbacher is concerned, however, the damage was done. While “stupid,” the leadership’s fumble of the Sandy vote “was just that moment in time,” she says. “It only reinforced how angry we are about what they’re doing.”

Thank WillyT

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Response to WillyT (Original post)

Tue Jan 8, 2013, 10:40 PM

8. Blah, blah, blah. The republicons will blow in

her ear, wink and nod to her and she will cut them her biggest cheque to date.

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Response to WillyT (Original post)

Tue Jan 8, 2013, 10:52 PM

9. She and Gov. Christie deserve respect for their political courage in facing the troglodytes that

have brought political discourse almost to its knees. A badly lilting Republican party needs help that can come from only within their own party. And, I believe in a roundabout way, this newly vocal segment enables the Democrats to again listen to some that are somewhat left of center.

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Response to libdem4life (Reply #9)

Tue Jan 8, 2013, 10:55 PM

10. They dont get any respect from me. Now, after they failed, turn on their party.

The party they supported and enabled up to now. Rats jumping off a sinking ship dont get my respect.

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Response to rhett o rick (Reply #10)

Tue Jan 8, 2013, 11:25 PM

11. So what would you suggest? All "causes" are cyclical, not B/W ... I'm a very Liberal Democrat.

I'm happy when some of the "nutty" right-leaning Dems, Blue Dogs as the equivalent of the Tea Party, for example, see their error or determine the shifting of the of their ways and come back my way.

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Response to WillyT (Original post)

Tue Jan 8, 2013, 11:28 PM

12. I would be curious to know what she wants to hear

Might be worse than what they are doing already.

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