Republican Congressman Patrick McHenry lets slip the GOP’s real goal:
“We will lose on legislation. But we will win the message war every day, and every week, until November 2010…our goal is to bring down approval numbers for Pelosi and for House Democrats. That will take repetition. This is a marathon, not a sprint.”
That’s right–the Republican Party’s priority isn’t fixing the economic crisis. It’s not creating jobs or growing the economy. It’s not getting our troops safely out of Iraq or helping them to succeed in Afghanistan. It’s not reforming our health care system or ensuring that Social Security and Medicare remain strong. It’s not helping hard working families keep their homes or afford to send their kids to college.
No, the Republican Party’s #1 priority is hurting the Democrats’ approval ratings; their only goal is regaining political power.
This is why the GOP is–and should remain–in the minority. They’ve become so obsessed with politicking that they don’t remember what they were elected to do in the first place; they can’t look at anything outside of whether or not it’s politically advantageous to them. While the adults work to clean up the messes the Republicans made, all the Republicans can think about is how they can start making more messes.
Every Democrat in the country should have Rep. McHenry’s words memorized–the American people need to be constantly reminded of just how frivolous and unserious the Republican Party has become.