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It’s their Grand Ol’ Party; they’ll cry if they want to

You would cry too, if this was happening to you. Via the Oregonian, the tale of the stunning implosion of the Oregon GOP:

“It’s a wake-up call,” says former state labor commissioner Jack Roberts. “We’ve been spending so much of our time arguing about who is more Republican, and the voters are electing people who aren’t Republican at all.”

A quick survey of the party’s status in Oregon tells the story: Democrats control both chambers of the Legislature. Democrats hold every statewide office. Democrats hold five of seven seats in Congress.

And the cherry on top? Last week it came to light that the Oregon GOP was a cool $300,000 in debt. I can only wonder what the atmosphere will be like at the Republican’s annual Dorchester Conference, which commences tonight. They must not be too worried, though, because I didn’t see any entry on the official agenda titled “OMFG, guys! What the hell are we going to do!”

  1. Anthony says:

    The ORP has needed leadership changes for years, they have no one to blame but themselves. I hope they figure it out soon, it will only benefit Oregon to balance itself out politically. Lord knows that we need to lower taxes and reduce regulations to stop businesses from jumping across the state border and taking jobs with them. It would be nice to see Oregonian reflect its independent mindset repuation and stop putting up libs in almost every office.

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