CPAC: John Randall, NRCC

posted at 11:32 am on February 26, 2009 by Ed Morrissey

John Randall of the NRCC joined me to discuss his new role at the GOP House campaign group. John appeared on our shows during the election when he ran the NRSC’s on-line media outreach. The NRCC needed his talents, and we discuss some of the difficult obstacles to gaining a Republican majority in the House.

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Boring. Not even a single comment yet, and this was posted 20 minutes ago.

When is the next thread about the only one in the GOP who is interesting, namely Sarah Palin?

Norwegian on February 26, 2009 at 11:48 AM

I read this above in the headlines, I think Kristol is wrong. I think Barack Obama is a “Transitional President” he isn’t who anyone has been waiting for, that is how he was marketed, the next President will be in response to Barack Obama’s Presidency. That means Substance over Style. The Anti American Idol President – the Anti Celebrity President. The Republicans busy reacting to The Obama Presidency instead of shaping the opposition’s view of the Obama Presidency. Instead of commenting on how this superficial treatment of the office of President is going so far- how many days are we in now, a little over a month. How about we focus on the opportunities this “Transitional Presidency” is going to afford to Conservatives. Note, I stated Conservatives not necessarily Republicans, we have found out there is a gap in the way some of the two identify themselves. I think sometimes the people in the beltway can’t see the forest for the trees. It is the people out in the hinterland, that will be affected by this Transitional President’s policies, and will be the ones reacting. Why not listen to the folks who need to be persuaded to vote Republican? Populism it’s what’s for Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner.

Dr Evil on February 26, 2009 at 11:52 AM

“How about we focus on the opportunities this “Transitional Presidency” is going to afford to Conservatives”Dr Evil on February 26, 2009 at 11:52 AM

“Barack Obama is proposing that the U.S. alter the relationship between the national government and private sector that was put in place by Ronald Reagan and largely continued by the presidencies of Bill Clinton and the Bushes. Then, the private sector led the economy. Now Washington will chart its course…….” (Dan Henninger at WSJ)

The “transition” is already over Dr. Evil. How ’bout we focus on the current madness.

“Stimulus” bill……………………$878 billion
Omnibus spending bill………………$410 billion (covering four months)
President Obama’s proposed budget*…..$3.6 trillion!!!!!

This nation needs to be put on a FISCAL SUICIDE WATCH!

Rovin on February 26, 2009 at 12:07 PM

So….a day of “Look Who Is at CPAC” threads?

Bishop on February 26, 2009 at 12:08 PM

So….a day of “Look Who Is at CPAC” threads?

Bishop on February 26, 2009 at 12:08 PM

Maybe AllahP can throw in some humping robots for you. Would that make you happy?

KelliD on February 26, 2009 at 12:16 PM

I’ve been over to the NRCC site, enjoying some very interesting NRCC YouTubes.


maverick muse on February 26, 2009 at 12:30 PM

The only thing I want to hear from the NRCC is what is their plan to stop this maniac in the whitehouse.

I don’t want to hear hand wringing, I want to hear answers, real answers; real action.

So far, they are simply waving their hands and crying, “ME TOO! I think Obama is a wonderful president.”

There is no anger, no strength of conviction, no plan, no action.

I’m tired of words. If you guys are serious, what’s your plan?

Tell us what you plan on doing NOW, not 4 years from now, and I think you will get a lot of us to back you, financially and voluntarily.

Joe Pyne on February 26, 2009 at 12:42 PM

Where’s the discussion about how over $600 billion of Obama’s budget will be raised from an entirely new tax regime…carbon cap and trade. An entirely new way to take from the producers of this economy. This man and his party are in the process of destroying this nation’s economy and transforming it overnight.

$600 BILLION at the first wack! This is a monstrosity and it is just the beginning!

moxie_neanderthal on February 26, 2009 at 12:50 PM

Obama is overreaching….WAY overreaching.

Clinton overreached in ’93 (although not to same extent as Obambi), and the GOP won a huge victory in ’94. History repeats itself.

Norwegian on February 26, 2009 at 1:04 PM

I sense there is a disconnect as wide as the Grand Canyon between types like Ed Morrissey, Bill Kristol, the GOP elites, the GOP brain trust (not Michael Steele) and the GOP Senate members (the House recently has been very good) and the GOP base with regards to the gravity of the situation in which America faces now, the intent of American to deprive the American people of their liberty, the desire by Obama to take away guns from private gun owners, to end right-wing talk radio, the desire by Obama to impose a permanent totalitarian one-party state with him in charge for the next 30-40 years and all we can come up with in Jindal’s rebuttal is ‘that we’re happy that Obama has completed the road to redemption’.

Folks there is a lot of fear and trepidation in the heartland of America and all you folks can do is make nice with Obama and watch the Super Bowl with him.

We’re mad as hell and we aren’t going to take it for much longer.

technopeasant on February 26, 2009 at 1:15 PM