Cold Political Winds Thawing

Posted on March 8, 2012. Filed under: Uncategorized | Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

Well, the daffodils are up in DC and the cold winds of winter seem to be thawing. Of course, I mean the cold political winds.

It’s not just my imagination that the Capitol Hill climate is warming. Rep. Shelley Berkley, who is currently running for the Senate from Nevada, in her recent remarks in New York, confirmed that it’s not just our rose-colored glasses that see movement. Transportation legislation and small business bills are getting traction. However, progress in Congress does not seem to extend to the presidential race.

Commencing with the inexplicable – both Republicans and Democrats seem to be cannibalizing THEMSELVES. The OFA (Obama for American) and DNC have recently told Nancy Pelosi and Harry Reid, “there would be no cash transfers” to the two organizations designed to get Democrats elected to the House and Senate (DCCC and DSCC). Essentially, the President is hanging the “do nothing Congress” including the Democrats, out to dry. Mr. President, do you really think you will be able to work with congressional Democrats once you’ve done everything in your power to repudiate them? It’s a set up for an Obama Administration gridlock.

Now the Republicans – Eric Cantor seems to have the right idea, from our perspective. Get the party leaders to endorse, push and support one candidate as quickly and possible and stop the death of all Republican presidential candidates by a million paper cuts. It’s inexplicable that the Republican leaders are allowing this fight to continue to fester. Democrats are just sitting by and thanking them as they kill each other.

Another political “thank you for being a jerk” (my words, not hers) came from Nancy Pelosi. On Monday, Nancy Pelosi openly thanked Rush for his hostility. She believes it will push the Independents back to the left. From our perspective, Sandra Fluke and Rush Limbaugh seem to have created a Rosa Parks, defining moment of 2012.

And finally, in remarks to the Tri-State Maxed Out Women, Bill Clinton noted that Romney, if he were the nominee, should have a serious look at New Mexico Governor Susana Martinez as a running mate. Things are coming back to life on Capitol Hill and the agencies. If you have an issue or concern, please reach out and call me! We want to know your thoughts and how we may help.


Caren Z. Turner
(202) 466-2511

Turner GPA is a leading D.C.-based national lobbying and government affairs firm dedicated to delivering cutting edge policy advocacy for the manufacturing, defense, aerospace, health and energy industries. Members of our professional policy team can be reached at (202) 466-2511. We are also on the Web at

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