The mentality of the GOP continues to amaze me.
Jeffords labeled a 'turncoat' by Vermont GOP
By CHRISTOPHER GRAFF
Associated Press Writer
MONTPELIER -- In a sign of the campaign to come, the chairman of the Vermont Republican Party has labeled U.S. Sen. Jim Jeffords a "turncoat" and called "despicable" his 2001 decision to become an independent.
"He betrayed President Bush and ALL Republicans," writes Jim Barnett in a fund-raising letter. "Now it is time for payback."
Although I disagree with nearly everything Jeffords stands for, he made a decision that he thought was the best and the Republicans can't stand that!
What is especially strange is that Jeffords, being a liberal, shouldn't be desired by the GOP leadership. Unless ... Republicans are all about victory at any cost rather than electing principled leaders!
If anything, the GOP should be thankful that a representative of their party who objected to most of the values the party purports to uphold decided to leave. He should have been viewed as "despicable" back when he was misrepresenting their platform, not now that he has left for a more appropriate political home.Posted by gett0026 at March 25, 2005 3:26 PM