Thursday, May 20, 2010

Cassandra Caddell

Back in the good old days, when I was just a pup, victorious army commanders hired a servant to stand behind them in the chariot and whisper 'All glory is fleeting,' or some similar sentiment.

The Republican Party bigwigs ought to hire Caddell for that role.

[Caddell] was asked if the primary defeat of five-term Sen. Arlen Specter, who left the Republican Party to become a Democrat last year, was a defeat for Barack Obama.

“No. The Obama administration threw Specter under the bus,” Caddell declares.

...“The administration got what it wanted out of Specter, got him to vote they way he did. They think Sestak is a stronger candidate . . . Specter was a dead man in November.

And he goes on:

“I’ve been seeing that enthusiasm for Republicans in the general election, among Republicans, has been in decline ever since the Republicans in the Senate made such a spectacle of themselves and [appeared] so weak on both the financial bill and healthcare, an issue that still galvanizes the American people.

“I want to tell you, the Republican Party can screw up a one-car funeral.


Republicans keep thinking it’s in the bag. That’s why they treat the tea parties the way they do. That’s why they keep nominating idiots to run, like [former Senator and now Senate candidate Dan] Coats in Indiana — I don’t mean personally an idiot, but politically an idiot, a man who was a lobbyist.”


“It’s not Democrats going up, it’s Republicans going down. For six weeks they haven’t said a word about healthcare, yet the attitude for repealing
healthcare is overwhelming and the Republicans walked away from it.”

There's more at the link.

Caddell left the (D) organization in the late 1980's, but based on his commentaries over the last few years, it's obvious that the (D) organization left him by swinging far-Left. He personifies a "Reagan Democrat" in a lot of ways.

But pretty-boys in DC--in the NRSC, NRCC, and Party HQ--refuse to get it.

After all, Spending and Statism is not a one-party disease.

1 comment:

neomom said...

I love Pat Caddell... He has a way of cutting straight through the BS. Too bad the NRSC can't get him to replace Rob Jesmer.