A few comments from leaders on the right in response to November 6th:
Bobby Jindal, Governor of Louisiana and next Chairman of the Republican Governor's Association:
We’ve got to make sure that we are not the party of big business, big banks, big Wall Street bailouts, big corporate loopholes, big anything. We cannot be, we must not be, the party that simply protects the rich so they get to keep their toys.
It is no secret we had a number of Republicans damage our brand this year with offensive, bizarre comments — enough of that. It’s not going to be the last time anyone says something stupid within our party, but it can’t be tolerated within our party. We’ve also had enough of this dumbed-down conservatism. We need to stop being simplistic, we need to trust the intelligence of the American people and we need to stop insulting the intelligence of the voters.”This guy is a Rhodes Scholar. He deserves to be listened to.
Bill Kristol, Weekly Standard editor, on Fox News Sunday the Sunday following Obama re-election:
I think honest debate, fresh thinking, leadership in the Republican party and the leadership in the conservative movement has to pull back, let people float new ideas. Let’s have a serious debate. Don’t scream and yell over what one person says. You know what? It won't kill the country if Republicans raise taxes a little bit on millionaires. It really won't, I don't think.
I don’t really understand why Republicans don’t take Obama’s offer to freeze taxes for everyone below $250,000. Make it $500,000, make it a million. Really? The Republican party is gonna fall on its sword to defend a bunch of millionaires, half of whom voted Democrat, and half of whom live in Hollywood and are hostile to Republicans?Haley Barbour, former Governor of Mississippi and former RNC chairman:
The ground game is really important, and we have to be, I mean we've got to give our political organizational activity a very serious...Proctology exam. We need to look everywhere.Barbour, speaking about immigration reform:
What are we going to do? Send them home? Send five million people home and then try to figure out how to replace them? We need those people to do those jobsWas 2010 the high water mark of the Tea Party movement?