November 16, 2006

GOP Congressmen: “White rednecks” Cost Us the Election

Oh Where, Oh Where has my “White rednecks” gone?
White rednecks” who “didn’t show up to vote for us” partly cost GOPers their cong. majorities, Rep. Adam Putnam (R-FL) told fellow Republicans today. And Putnam, seeking the post of GOP conference chair, chided ex-Chair J.C. Watts (R-OK) for ruining the conference’s ability to serve its members.

Three Republicans in the room independently confirmed to the Hotline the substance and context of Putnam’s remarks. But Putnam’s chief of staff insists that the remarks were taken out of context.

Examining the 2006 midterms, Putnam blamed the GOP defeat on “the independent vote, the women vote, the suburban vote.” He said that “heck, even the white rednecks who go to church on Sunday didn't come out to vote for us.”
If a Democrat would have said this conservatives along with their allies in the media would be having a bloodily field day calling Democrat racist, out of touch liberals and so on. The GOP in '08 is going more to the hard right to appease their rabid base. Get ready for more GAYS,GUNS,GOD rhetoric from the Grand Old Party, it's what they do best.


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