Here's the new head of the GOP, Ken Blackwell:
But most federal employees, that are not political appointees, vote Democrat. Since Washington, DC is the seat of government, whenever new federal bureaucrats are created many live in Maryland and Virginia. In 2008, Virginia went Democrat for the first time since 1964, and Mr. Obama won it by 130,000 votes. Creating 600,000 new jobs might help cement Virginia in the Democrat column, making it harder for Republicans to retake the White House.
I want you all to just take a minute right now and imagine what the news cycle would have looked like had Howard Dean (or ANY democrat) been that cravenly political. These are the people controlling the message right now.
Lookit: Obama's economic recovery plan is a good plan. It's not a perfect plan. But, it's a good plan. It needs to happen and it needs to happen now.
I am, therefore, demanding that you call your senators (or fax or email) and you tell them the Rush Limbaugh branch of the American right is not calling the shots anymore.
And, let's be very clear about who is controlling the message right now. Ken Blackwell is also the dumbass who said:
Not in the history of mankind has the government ever created a job.
And this is a guy who got PAID by the government.
Call, fax, email.
*EDITED TO NOTE: Ken Blackwell is not the head of the GOP. Michael Steele is. Basically, I got my black republicans confused. This makes me a dumbass. Fortunately, not as much of a dumbass as Ken Blackwell. Please continue reading my dumbassery. Although, really, the main point still stands.