Gov. Bobby Jindal“I mean, first of all, it’s insulting. … The job of a political leader in part is to understand the people. If we can’t offer a better future that is believable to more people, we’re not going to win.”
Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC)“We as a Republican Party have to campaign for every single vote. If we want people us we have to like them first. And you don’t start to like people by saying their votes were bought.”
Carlos Gutierrez“We’re in a big hole, we’re not getting out of it by comments like that. When you’re in a hole, stop digging. He keeps digging. We’re in a death spiral with Hispanic voters because of our rhetoric on immigration, and our candidate Romney and the primaries dug the hole deeper.”
George Will“I don’t know if he understood that he was saying something that was insulting,” he said on CNN’s “State of the Union.”
So the main question seems to be is this just them offering a sacrificial lamb? They all hated him before the election so they are all probably telling the truth, but are they just using him as the whipping boy without really making substantive changes to their philosophy?“It’s been well said that you have a political problem when the voters don’t like you, but you’ve got a real problem when the voters think you don’t like them. Quit despising the American people.”
IF the GOP members here are any clue, they are lying through their teeth. There's no way the rank and file are backing up this concerted GOP effort to recover from the Drubbing they received by choosing Romney to be their standard bearer for the 2012 cycle.