Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Kay supporters play the gender card against Rick...

One of Rick's campaign strategists Dave Carney said over the weekend, and I quote (link)...

Perry political consultant Dave Carney said the Republican governor agrees the party should welcome new voters.

"But that doesn't mean you take your principles and throw them out the door and become a whorehouse and let anybody in who wants to come in, regardless," Carney said.

I read this story and linked to it in an earlier blog, but I didn't even think much of the quote... sure, "whorehouse" is a strong word, but I guess it was one of those comments that makes you nod your head and say, "preach it, brother." I certainly didn't connect the comment to Kay specifically. Not at all. And it was a campaign strategist, not even Rick himself.

A few of Kay's female supporters have sent a letter to Rick asking him to apologize for the comment. The indefatigable Matt Stiles has the story in a blog (link). Now this issue is all over the liberal blogs. ALL OVER. They are so excited to see this story out there.

I can't stop rolling my eyes as I read this stupid letter from this handful of thin skinned Kay supporters to the Governor. My eyes just may get stuck looking back at my brain I am rolling them so hard.

Playing the race card is stupid.

This right here is just as stupid. This is the gender card. It is whiny. It is the same victimhood 101 that all the liberal interest groups use to get attention.

Let me get this straight. 

Rick's campaign strategist says that the GOP should be a big tent but shouldn't be a whorehouse and compromise its principles. That is DEAD ON observation, direct aim, right to the heart of what is wrong with the GOP these days. Everyone I talk to in the Republican Party grassroots agrees with this. People are sick and tired of the Republicans In Name Only setting the GOP agenda. We need to stand for something as a party or we are not credible come election time.

Somehow that comment gets taken as calling Kay a whore?


This is turning into a credibility problem for the Kay supporters making the request for an apology and for the msm who is fanning the flames. I can't believe the media fed this beast Stupid stupid stupid. They are setting a precedent, and now if a handful of Rick's supporters write a letter about some stupid made up issue it now requires the same level of coverage just to be fair and balanced. Stupid stupid stupid.

This is the kind of stuff that makes me hate intraparty fighting. This is the kind of stuff the Democrats can't get enough of. They love it. They can't wait to see 50 million dollars of THIS crap on TV tearing the Texas GOP apart and tearing the eventual primary winner down.

When we have primary battles within the GOP, let's have them on philosophy, issues, and vision, not petty crap like this. This is not productive or helpful.

1 comment:

  1. Rick and his team are running a "divide and BE conquered" campaign. This is just more of the same from them.

    Obviously Rick pays this guy to represent him, he goes on the air, and then he uses purposefully incendiary language. And when he gets called out, the campaign wants to backpedal? Give me a break. Obama deserved to be lambasted for Rev. Wright's comments and he wasn't even on staff!

    Too bad Rick and his "consultants" want to continue the same tired tactics that earned Republicans loss after loss over the past two cycles. Texas should demand better.


Hey now, campaign characters. Be nice. I know a lot of you on both sides, so I don't want any overly foul language, personal attacks on anyone other than the candidates themselves, or other party fouls. I will moderate the heck out of you if you start breaking the bounds of civility.