Campaign 2010

Jan 18, 2013

House Republicans’ ‘Kumbaya’ Retreat Hits Sour Notes

Tea Party House Republicans went to Williamsburg for their retreat this weekend to try to “come together” on a common agenda. From looking at the coverage, they didn't have much luck. 

From advising silence on rape to threatening to do “something dramatic” on the economy to failing to decide how to address government default, dysfunctional Republicans spent a lot of time on damage control, not governing. In a move that could have been ripped from The Onion, they ended up taking quite a few of the DCCC’s suggested agenda items to heart.

You can watch the DCCC’s web video about the retreat here.

Take a look at the coverage for yourself.

  • An Uneasy Turn at the G.O.P. Retreat [The New York Times, 1/17/13] 
  • Republican retreat kicks off with a rocky start [The Week, 1/17/13] 
  • Democrats taunt GOP House members before party retreat [Yahoo! News, 1/15/13] 
  • The House GOP’s peculiar retreat [The Washington Post, 1/18/13]
  • House Republicans meet at secretive retreat [Yahoo!News, 1/17/13]
  • House GOP desperately seeking agenda [Politico, 1/15/13]
  • House Republicans Look For Unity On Looming Fiscal Battles [Huffington Post, 1/16/13]
  • GOP pollster: Stop talking about rape [Politico, 1/17/13]
  • House Republicans Meet at a Former Slave Plantation to Practice Talking to Black People [Gawker, 1/17/13]
  • Do Republicans need a ‘slice’ of reality? [MSNBC, 1/16/13]
  • In new video, DCCC asks if Republicans can 'Kumbaya' [The Hill, 1/17/13] 
  • Republicans worry they’ll lose the House to Dems if they botch fiscal talks [The Hill, 1/17/13]
  • House GOP seeks to make friends [Politico, 1/17/13]
  • At Retreat, House Republicans Hope to 'Turn Things Around' [The National Journal, 1/16/13] 
  • The GOP retreat (as in, retreat from reality) [MSNBC, 1/17/13]
  • House Republicans using retreat as chance for self-reflection [The Washington Post, 1/17/13]
  • House GOP Is Regrouping, but Not Retreating From Hard-Line Strategies [Roll Call, 1/17/13]




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