Skip to comments.Ohio Senator: GOP "Taken Over by Southerners"
Posted on 07/30/2009 4:06:36 PM PDT by Tolerance Sucks Rocks
Ohio Senator George Voinovich says that the GOP is "being taken over by southerners," the Columbus Dispatch reports.
In an interview with with the paper, Voinovich said shrinking demographics and southern senators are alienating his conservative constituents. He cites Republican Senators Jim DeMint and Tom Coburn as the GOP's biggest problem.
"We got too many Jim DeMints (R-S.C.) and Tom Coburns (R-Ok.). It's the southerners. They get on TV and go 'errrr, errrrr.' People hear them and say, 'These people, they're southerners. The party's being taken over by southerners. What they hell they got to do with Ohio?'," Voinovich said.
Salon notes that Voinovich is not the sole Republican speaking out against the regional isolation. Minnesota Governor Tim Pawlenty acknowledged last year that the Republicans were facing increasingly difficult competition in large parts of the country, including Voinovich's Ohio.
"We cannot be a majority governing party when we essentially cannot compete in the Northeast, we are losing our ability to compete in Great Lakes states, we cannot compete on the West Coast, we are increasingly in danger of competing in the mid-Atlantic states, and the Democrats are now winning some of the Western states," Pawlenty said.
Not stopping at the GOP's biggest problem, Voinovich says President Obama's biggest problem is "two words: Nancy Pelosi."
F.O., talentless yankee fop.
Mr. Voinovich. The only thing that’s been “taken over” are
Let me check with my Republican California senators and see what they say.
Maybe the GOP should stop tossing good northern republicans overboard.
And your problem with that is?
Has Ohio Senator George Voinovich ever spent much time in southeastern Ohio?
If he had, then he would know what “Southern” has to do with that part of Ohio.
I knew there was something fishy about that Sarah Palin. She’s a southerner!... or, uhh wait.
We’re not taking over.
We’re just the designated drivers for a GOP that is drunk on Socialism and Power.
Don’t drink and vote and you can have your keys back, Moron
The GOP version of Biden. The Senate is a freak show.
The GOP has a leader?
It think it would be more apt to say that the rest of the country is taken over by the looney left, and the South is the last bastion...etc, etc etc.
A conservative Yankee
Yes, well, I live in Alaska, too, but am bond fide ‘daughter of the south.;-)
New England is where political ideologies go to die.
2008 was a re-alignment. The Rockefeller Republicans are to go extinct.
Where conservatives are now are the fastest growing parts of the country. It is time for conservatives to take over the Republican Party.
These guys know the historical pattern, and they don’t like it. They would rather lose every election being Rockefellers than win elections being southern conservatives.
Northern GOP = RINO liberals on the left track.
And that is putting it nicely.
Senator George Voinovich, (PW)pantywaist, Ohio.
To George V
Q..What killed the Republican party in this state ?
A..PEOPLE LIKE YOU. Get lost you moron !
Dear Senator Voinovich, you think southerners
are bad, wait till the Alaskans take over.
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