GOP Heads to ‘Retreat’ to Talk Strategy


Members of the Republican Party headed out of town Wednesday to attend a retreat to talk strategy and The Hill was there to report about the event.

The venerable Washington insider newspaper published a long report on what was going to happen at the retreat punctuated with what unnamed members expected or hoped would happen. Naturally, the talk was all centered around conservatives who sought to throw a bone in Speaker Boehner’s tranquility.

The retreat’s theme, we were told, is “Many Voices, Once Conference,” of which The Hill informs us, is “a nod to the GOP’s internal, self-inflicted wounds from the handling of the fiscal cliff deal.”

A session called “Planning for the First Quarter,” could “get heated.” So said “a number of lawmakers,” no names given, of course.

Who might cause this friction? Why, “Rabble-rousing conservatives” naturally. And isn’t it surprising that The Hill did find space to put names to those “Rabble-rousing conservatives”? We see listed, Michele Bachmann, Tim Huelskamp, Joe Barton and Dave Schweikert.



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