Wednesday, July 29, 2009
Republicans need to expel Southerners
That’s what this anti-gun, anti-free speech Northern politician says:
Too many conservative senators like Jim DeMint (R-S.C.) and Tom Coburn (R-Okla.) are to blame for the GOP’s downfall, one of their retiring Republican colleagues complained Monday.
"We got too many Jim DeMints and Tom Coburns," Sen. George Voinovich (R-Ohio) told the Columbus Dispatch. "It’s the southerners."
Voinovich, a native Clevelander who retires after the 2010 election, continued after the southern elements of the GOP.
"They get on TV and go ‘errrr, errrrr,’" he said. "People hear them and say, ‘These people, they’re southerners. The party’s being taken over by southerners. What they hell they got to do with Ohio?’"
Which prompted this response from Sen. David Vitter (R-La.):
"I’m on the side of conservatives getting back to core conservative values," he said. "There are a lot of us from the South who hold those values, which I think the party is supposed to be about. We strayed from them in the past few years, and that’s why we performed so badly in the national elections."
Tell you what, fellas — I know of a way to ensure that Northerners stick to Northern concerns, and Southerners stick to Southern concerns, and no one will get upset when one side tries to impose its values on the other. And it’s as simple as this.