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Only buzzards feed on their friends

By Lisa Vorderbrueggen
Tuesday, April 21st, 2009 at 10:08 am in Republican Party, Republican politics.

Patrick Dorinson

Patrick Dorinson

Former GOP communications chief and Foxes and Hounds blog founder Patrick Dorinson offers on Fox Forum today a cowboy’s plain-spoken advice on how the Republicans can save themselves.

Here are a couple of my personal favorites:

Only a Buzzard Feeds on His Friends

You need to stop this “conservative” vs. “moderate” civil war. The only folks it helps is Democrats. Ronald Reagan would be appalled if he saw how you all have torn the party apart. He believed in “big tent” Republicanism. If you keep this up, the next sign you will see on the political road will read, “This way to the Whig Convention.”

Broaden the base don’t shrink it.

You Don’t Need Decorated Words to Make Your Meanin’ Clear. Say It Plain and Leave Some Breath for Breathin’

When I hear you guys talk, I gotta tell you I can’t understand what the hell you are trying to say. You have learned to speak “government” fluently.

If you want to make English the official language of the United States, start by speaking it yourselves.

Don’t Piss on My Leg and Tell Me It’s Rainin’

You say you are against profligate spending and earmarks, but for the last eight years you held the purse strings and did just that. Now you say you want your fiscal virginity back, but you also want to stay pregnant and keep the baby. Getting on your high horse about earmarks and spending and then making sure you got yours is cattle crap. And the voters know it.

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  • RR

    The GOP’s problems are nothing new. They went nuts after the 1960 defeat and the 1964 debacle. The Democrats pointed fingers at each other after Reagan took charge. Two years– let alone four–is a long, long time in politics.