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applegrove Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-20-07 01:13 PM
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Departing Chief Warns G.O.P. on Outlook for 2008 Races - by John Broder at NYTimes
Departing Chief Warns G.O.P. on Outlook for 2008 Races
By JOHN M. BRODER
Published: January 19, 2007
WASHINGTON, Jan. 18
"Ken Mehlman, the departing chairman of the Republican National Committee, warned on Thursday that his party would suffer even more devastating losses in 2008 than it did in 2006 if it did not reach out to minorities and address voter concerns about ethics.

In his farewell speech after two years as chairman, Mr. Mehlman said that the 2006 elections, in which Republicans lost control of both houses of Congress, was not a fluke that could be attributed to the calendar, a few scandal-tainted candidates and the tough going in Iraq.

Each of these factors combined to create an environment that was unfavorable for Republicans, said Mr. Mehlman, one of the chief architects of President Bushs two national election victories. But, folks, these factors cannot be an excuse.

He said that if Republican officials shrugged off the repudiation of the party in the 2006 elections they would lose the White House in 2008 and remain in the minority in Congress indefinitely. He said the party had to recommit itself to political reform, fiscal restraint and personal ethics.

...........SNIP"

http://www.nytimes.com/2007/01/19/washington/19repubs.h...
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Turbineguy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-20-07 01:15 PM
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What the Republicans need
is a Jim Jones to lead them to the Promised Land. The rest of us will clean up the mess they leave behind.
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applegrove Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-20-07 01:32 PM
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3. Scary that they feel they could have won on the Iraq war issues...if only
there had not been legislative scandal. :scared:
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Olney Blue Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-20-07 01:15 PM
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1. Losers.
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stevedeshazer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-20-07 01:16 PM
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2. BWAHAHAHA
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