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DNC’s McAuliffe is Worried about a GOP takeover in Governor Mansions; Disastrous to Dems and “Redistricting”
February 1, 2010 in Campaign 2008, Campaign 2010, Campaign 2012, Capitalism, Economy, Family values, Politics, socialism, Uncategorized | Tags: 2010 Census, Barack Obama, Congressioanl redistricting, DNC, Gov. Haley Barbour, Governor races, RNC | Leave a comment
Former Democratic National Committee Chairman Terry McAuliffe is warning that GOP wins in governors races this fall could be a “disaster” for the Democratic Party.
In a fundraising email sent out the Democratic Governors Association’s supporters list, McAuliffe said that if Republicans are able to win a solid number of the 37 governorships open in 2010, they could redistrict up to 30 congressional seats into the GOP’s control.
“In almost every state, governors play a pivotal role in deciding where congressional lines are drawn — and we know that Republicans won’t hesitate to abuse that power,” wrote McAuliffe, who ran unsuccessfully for his party’s gubernatorial nomination in Virginia last year. “If we don’t stop them now, we could see 25 to 30 congressional seats falling into GOP hands in 2012 without voters even knowing what happened.”
“No wonder the chairman of the Republican Governors Association (RGA), Mississippi Gov. Haley Barbour, has been declaring that the GOP’s comeback starts with the governors,” he added. “More Republican governors = more GOP congressional districts = more obstructionism = disaster in the making.”
February 24, 2009 in Campaign 2008, Campaign 2010, Campaign 2012, Capitalism, Economy, Family values, Politics, socialism, Terrorism, Uncategorized | Tags: Campaign 2010, Campaign 2012, Gov. Bobby Jindal, Gov. Haley Barbour, Gov. Mark Sanford, Gov. Sarah Palin, Gov. Tim Pawlenty, President Barack Obama, RNC, Sen. Harry Reid, Sen. Richard Shelby, Speaker Nancy Pelosi | 1 comment
Gov. Bobby Jindal of Louisiana will be giving the Republican Party’s response to President Barack Obama’s Speech tonight.
Gov. Jindal has been a vocal opponent of the economic stimulus package, and has made it clear that he, along with several other Governors, are carefully reviewing the strings that come along with the stimulus monies, and that he may be willing to refuse to accept any of it. The past weekend’s talk circuit was full of the Governors, on both sides, discussing the stimulus package. For some, like Jindal, Gov. Mark Sanford of South Carolina, Gov. Tim Pawlenty of Minnesota, and Gov. Sarah Palin of Alaska are talking not just as Governors, but as potential 2012 Presidential contenders as well. (Update: Jindal has become the first of the Governors to officially say no to the package!)
Addressing the Governors yesterday, President Barack Obama, clearly targetting Gov. Jindal, said that there will be plenty of time for campaigning, but now is the time to deal with the economy.
The RNC will put some of the potential contenders for 2012 into the limelight over the next 18-24 months, at events such as tonight’s Speech before the Joint Session of Congress, testing their national potential. If we think the 2008 Presidential race was long, we need to realize that the 2012 campaigns began on November 5th, 2008!!
Nagin responds to Jindal’s stimulus position http://thehill.com/leading-the-news/mayor-nagin-calls-out-gov.-jindal-over-stimulus-2009-02-20.html
February 22, 2009 in Campaign 2008, Campaign 2010, Campaign 2012, Capitalism, Economy, Family values, Politics, socialism, Terrorism, Uncategorized | Tags: Barack Obama, Eric Holder, GOP Governors, Gov. Bobby Jindal, Gov. Haley Barbour, Gov. Mark Sanford, Gov. Sarah Palin, Gov. Tim Pawlenty, Hillary Clinton, Michelle Obama, Obama birth certificate, Timothy Geithner, White House | 1 comment
Tonight, the nation’s Governors are being wined and dined at the White House after several days of meetings reagrding the economic stimulus legislation that President Obama sigmed into law in Denver earlier this week. But during the meetings, several of the GOP Governors have stepped onto the national stage in their discussions whther their state will accept the funds from the package.
Governors, including Bobby Jindal of Louisiana, Mark Sanford of South Carolina, Tim Pawlenty of Minnesota and Sarah Palin of Alaska have all voiced their concerns about the affect of the stimulus on their states, and the strings that will accompany the acceptance of any of the funds. Additionally, the White House has signalled that even if the Governors seek to leave some of the federal funds on the table, they have no qulams going around the Governors to the State Legislatures and to the Mayors within the states.
The Associated Press and Reuters have both commented that the Governors made the Sunday talk show circuits, and the general tone of the interviews was clearly designed to lay the groundwork for 2012 Presidential campaign runs! Its going to be a long four years!