IS "THE FUTURE" OF THE GOP ABOUT TO BE DEEMED A DIRTY FOREIGN LITTLE TRAITOR?
One week ago, most Republicans had never heard of Anh "Joseph" Cao. Those who were aware he was challenging Rep. William Jefferson (D-La.) thought he had almost no chance of winning. Not a single Republican in the state's congressional delegation donated to his campaign.
Today, however, three days after his improbable victory, Cao is the toast of the Republican Party, hailed as the future of the GOP by no less than House Minority Leader John A. Boehner of Ohio.
...In a release titled "The Future is Cao," Boehner wrote that "the Cao victory is a symbol of what can be achieved when we think big, present a positive alternative and win the trust of the American people." ...
U.S. Rep. Anh "Joseph" Cao, R-New Orleans, said Wednesday he is likely to vote for the economic stimulus bill when it comes to a vote, probably today or Friday, even if he is the only Republican member of the House to do so.
... "A lot of the provisions in the bill will be good for the district, because we need almost everything, " he said. "You name it, we need it." ...
Demonization to begin in 5, 4, 3 ... ?
Well, there was an excellent chance that he wasn't going to be a typical Republican -- he's a community organizer and he won in a heavily Democratic district. Still, he apparently hasn't learned that GOP legislative voting is supposed to be like a North Korean military parade -- the awesome precision of the lockstep marching is supposed to strike fear in the enemy.