Mel Martinez is GOP "general chairman": abandon the GOP
Senator Mel Martinez has been elected to the made-up title of "general chairman" of the Republican Party's National Committee (RNC). Despite a secret ballot, not that many might have voted against him.
I would strongly suggest to all GOP members that now is the absolute best time to turn your backs on the party in an attempt to change their pro-illegal alien amnesty ways. Specifically, if anyone asks you for money, tell them no, and tell them the reason why.
In interminable remarks, Martinez recounts his early years in Cuba and the U.S. While he doesn't say it explicitly, he lets us know that we are indeed a Land Of Immigrants[TM] and that present immigration is just like that of the past:
He and I, like so many other immigrants, came here not to change America, but to be changed by the American experience ... and we were.
We're the party of lower taxes and less spending because we know that government doesn't create jobs and economic growth. The American people, the most industrious, innovative, driven people in the world do that. Today, across this great country, millions of men and women are hard at work.
Less spending? For those two words alone, should anyone take anything he says seriously? And, we're industrious now? Here I thought there were jobs Americans won't do. Perhaps he didn't mean U.S. citizens so much as everyone who resides here, legally or not. Which brings us to:
To be the Party of the future means that we also have to be a party that opens the door wide-open so that all Americans feel welcome. There are too many Americans who do not understand that the principles of Abraham Lincoln, Teddy Roosevelt, and Ronald Reagan speak to their hopes, their dreams, and their aspirations. I will take the message of our Party to all Americans... I want to make sure that we take that message to the broader Hispanic community [and not just Cubans], to the African-American community, and to all communities that may never have believed that Republican ideals spoke to them...
Yes, but what if that "broader Hispanic community" makes demands that strongly conflict with supposed present (or at least past) Republican principles? Obviously, those principles mean nothing to Bush and Rove, and the same almost assuredly is true of Martinez.