Original Link: http://www.1115.org/2009/02/05/if-you-cant-beat-them-make-them-your-role-models/
Rep. Pete Sessions, chairman of the National Republican Congressional Committee, has a new role model for Congressional Republicans. The Taliban. I kid you not!
Frustrated by a lack of bipartisan outreach from House Democratic leaders, Rep. Pete Sessions (R-TX), chairman of the National Republican Congressional Committee, said House Republicans — who voted unanimously last week against the economic plan pushed by President Obama and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi — will pitch a “positive, loyal opposition” to the proposal. The group, he added, should also “understand insurgency” in implementing efforts to offer alternatives.
“Insurgency, we understand perhaps a little bit more because of the Taliban,” Sessions said during a meeting yesterday with Hotline editors. “And that is that they went about systematically understanding how to disrupt and change a person’s entire processes. And these Taliban — I’m not trying to say the Republican Party is the Taliban. No, that’s not what we’re saying. I’m saying an example of how you go about [sic] is to change a person from their messaging to their operations to their frontline message. And we need to understand that insurgency may be required when the other side, the House leadership, does not follow the same commands, which we entered the game with.”
When pressed to clarify, Sessions said he was not comparing the House Republican caucus to the Taliban, the Muslim fundamentalist group.
“I simply said one can see that there’s a model out there for insurgency,” Sessions said before being interrupted by an aide.
These are the clowns to whom Obama and the Democrats are currently losing the Stimulus bill message debate. Unbelievable!