Why is John McCain heading up any planned renewal of the Republican Party? These clowns in Washington still do not get it and that is why I say, “Fire them all!” A group of prominent Republicans that includes Eric Cantor, Mitt Romney, Haley Barbour, Bobby Jindal, Jeb Bush (can we please stop going to the Bush well) and John McCain are launching something called the National Council for a New America. They are trying to sell this as some kind of grassroots movement that is a group of “congressional leaders gathering the expertise of national leaders and doers” to “engage with and empower the American people.”
John McCain, speaking on behalf of the group, said this is an effort to include as many Americans as possible” to come up with “concrete solutions for our country and our future,” McCain also made sure to point out that this is not another “Contract with America, this is a conversation with America.”
The NCNA wants to have a conversation on the economy, health care, education, energy, and national security as their key topics. I wonder if John McCain will be bringing up amnesty since we know he wants to cram that down the collective American throat? I wonder if he will discuss torture since he sides with Obama on that? So sad coming from a man who really knows what torture can be.
The NCNA is going to be on the road conducting forums and townhalls and the whole program kicks off this weekend in Arlington, VA. They also plan to use Twitter and Facebook which I guess they were clueless about before. And documents that were released about the group did not include the names of Sarah Palin and John Huntsman, but Eric Cantor said it was nothing personal. They are so clueless, I could scream. These are the voices we care about.
My advice to Bobby Jindal is to drop this plan. Do not hitch your wagon to this fruitless effort. You are traveling with the losers in the Party that have continued to drive this move towards Democrat-lite. There is nothing grassroots here. And having John McCain as any part of a GOP renewal already throws this effort down the drain. What a waste of time this will be and I will not be attending any of their townhalls or forums. How about you guys join us at our tea parties? How about you guys try listening to the people for a change. And please read the Constitution!