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Tom Cole Deathwatch Thread, No. 10

by: James L.

Thu Oct 23, 2008 at 6:33 PM EDT

Faced with the likelihood of unprecedented November losses and piss-poor fundraising, the NRCC has been forced to make some very hard choices lately, including ones to cut the plug on GOP Reps. like Marilyn Musgrave, Tom Feeney, Michele Bachmann, and Joe Knollenberg. Understandably, though, some major GOP allies are furious with NRCC Chair Tom Cole for abandoning some staunch social conservatives without so much as a life preserver.

From The Hill:

The Family Research Council's (FRC) political arm ripped Rep. Tom Cole (R-Okla.) Thursday for withdrawing ad spending on behalf of two endangered Republican candidates.

FRC President Tony Perkins said in a letter to Cole, chairman of the National Republican Campaign Committee (NRCC), that the committee "is abandoning social conservative candidates" by pulling ads from the reelection races of Reps. Marilyn Musgrave (R-Colo.) and Michelle Bachmann (R-Minn.). [...]

Perkins, an influential conservative leader, said in his letter that he believes Cole, whose committee has been hemorrhaging money in an uphill battle against Democratic congressional candidates, "made a grave error in judgment" by pulling ads from Musgrave's and Bachmann's districts.

"The left is attacking both of these outstanding women because they are true conservatives," Perkins said. "They vote pro-life and pro-family."

Perkins wrote that both candidates are in "winnable districts," and that "pulling funds from their campaigns sends the wrong message to their supporters and gives their opponents a chance to produce headlines that the NRCC has undermined these campaigns."

"This is no time to cut and run from a fight," Perkins wrote.

He added that he will "urge supporters" of the FRC to stop contributing to the NRCC "until it starts supporting and fighting for conservative candidates in close races."

Time's almost up, Mr. Cole.

James L. :: Tom Cole Deathwatch Thread, No. 10
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And I hope...
They heed his advice...

He added that he will "urge supporters" of the FRC to stop contributing to the NRCC "until it starts supporting and fighting for conservative candidates in close races."

The GOP neocons use evangelicals like prostitutes. Once they get what they want (money and votes, in this case...) they kick 'em to the curb.

It's all about money and power. The fat cats have it and middle class evangelicals are the ones who get..

well, you know.

In exchange for TOKEN lip service on a handful of litmus test wedge issues, the GOP gets their votes and money and then screws these people over.

I guess the Evangelicals are finally realizing
that they've merely been milked for votes and then dumped to the curb?

party: Democratic, ideology: moderate, district: CT-01

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excellent news
I'd like to see the FRC dump some money into these races, especially Musgrave and Markey is going to wipe the floor with her.  

The less money the NRCC gets in this late hour, the better our chances become.  

I personally suggest that any of you who have races that you feel the DCCC has neglected, like Segall, Carter and Doherty, send an e-mail to the DCCC and point them out.  I think they will find they have money to spare just as they entered the race for Ketner, Trauner, and Barth yesterday.  

Check out http://electioninspection.word... for the latest news, election results, poll analysis, and predictions

Cole's a fellow Grinnell alumnus
The one Republican to come out of my alma matter.   Still, he deserves to twist in the wind...

Say it ain't so.
I'm a BIG Tom Cole supporter and hope to see him get a second try in 2010.  And hopefully a third try in 2012 as well!  These are difficult times and he deserves at least one more go at the job.

NY-13, Democrat. Blog @ http://infinitefunction.wordpr...

You don't give Cole enough credit
He should be made Chairman for Life, even if he retires from the House.

Politics and Other Random Topics

24, Male, Democrat, NM-01, Chairman of the Atheist Caucus, and Majority Leader of the "Going to Hell" caucus!

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Amen. Tom Cole is perhaps the greatest politician of our generation.
He should be given complete control over the Republican Party to lead them victory in 2010 and beyond.

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LOL Chairman Cole
Maybe instead of playing Mao we can play Cole.  Where instead of penalty cards, you get boots to the head.

party: Democratic, ideology: moderate, district: CT-01

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blah blah blah cunservuhtiv
blah blah blah pro-life blah blah blah death list blah blah blah Tom Cole?

party: Democratic, ideology: moderate, district: CT-01

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