09 November 2006

Blackburn.


Tuesday's GOP drubbing has raised the profile of one local congresswoman:

Marsha Blackburn, just elected to her second term as representative to the House of Representatives from Tennessee’s seventh district, has established herself as an up-and-coming conservative in Congress. As House Republicans face minority rule in the 109th Congress, Blackburn is throwing her hat in the leadership-contest ring. Late Wednesday, Blackburn answered some quick questions from NRO Editor Kathryn Lopez about new life in the election, life in the minority, and her role in the new Congress.

Kathryn Jean Lopez: What went wrong Tuesday for Republicans?

Representative Blackburn: The ultimate problem was that Americans believed — fairly or not — that Republicans had become more about power than principle. We have to get back to the basics and remind people what it is we stand for and why our philosophy is the better one for America. Democrats didn’t so much beat us as they stood quietly by while we suffered from self-inflicted wounds. The answer to our ailment is a disciplined and aggressive communications strategy built around our party’s core principles. We can’t afford to be out-communicated the way we’ve been the past year.

Here's the whole thing.
 

1 Comments:

Blogger jj said...

Don't these two statements contradict one another?

1.) "Democrats didn’t so much beat us as they stood quietly by while we suffered from self-inflicted wounds."

2.) "We can’t afford to be out-communicated the way we’ve been the past year."

I agree with number 1 (and her overall point), but maybe number 2 should be "we need to realize that our actions speak louder than our words."

15 November, 2006 20:55  

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