McHenry’s description is buried in this new article from National Journal (sub. only):So yes, the Republican Party has no intention of working with the administration in order to solve any of the problems we all face together as Americans. The Odious Patrick McHenry would in fact rather attack the Democrats over and over and over and over and over again until the next mid-term election.
“We will lose on legislation. But we will win the message war every day, and every week, until November 2010,” said Rep. Patrick McHenry, R-N.C., an outspoken conservative who has participated on the GOP message teams. “Our goal is to bring down approval numbers for [Speaker Nancy] Pelosi and for House Democrats. That will take repetition. This is a marathon, not a sprint.”
McHenry’s spokesperson, Brock McCleary, tells me his boss is standing by the quote.
That's his idea of representing NC District 10. Not solving the double-digit unemployment problem in Catawba, Lincoln, Gaston, and surrounding counties in the greater Hickory area (where Zandarparents live and work and where I grew up). No, his goal is attacking Nancy Pelosi's approval ratings while the furniture plants and cable mills lay off more and more people.
My god, there has to be somebody who can run against this idiot.