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February 12th, 2009
12:48 PM ET

Virginia GOP chairman's Twitter outreach: Massive fail

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Eric Kleefeld
Talkingpointsmemo.com

The Republican Party's embrace of technology, which many inside and outside the party see as essential to a political recovery, so far is working out like...well, it's not working out at all.

Yesterday the Virginia GOP came very close to taking control of the state Senate, nearly luring a Democratic Senator to switch parties and put them at a 20-20 tie, which would have been broken by the Republican Lt. Governor. Then Jeff Frederick, a state legislator and the party chairman, ruined it all by Twittering this:

"Big news coming out of Senate: Apparently one dem is either switching or leaving the dem caucus. Negotiations for power sharing underway."

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soundoff (6 Responses)
  1. Lauren

    No wonder the Republican Party is failing. They are in need of some serious public relations practices. What to say to the public and what not to say to the public.

    February 12, 2009 at 5:20 pm |
  2. Roger, Iowa

    Technology is not the answer if the Republicans refuse to embrace or support funding to education. Until Republicans realize technology use is a product of education, they’ll just stay brain dead listening to Rush Limbaugh.

    February 12, 2009 at 4:28 pm |
  3. Annie Kate

    Perhaps these folks need remedial courses in how to use computer resources and what is appropriate to put out on the internet and what is not.

    February 12, 2009 at 3:43 pm |
  4. penny

    "The GOP arenot addressing the problem That clearly the NUMBERS DO NOT LIE with the current economic downfall. Why don't they come up with facts and figures that won't go south to turn the economy around. Why don't help turn the auto industry or unemployment numbers around instead of complaining about how much money. "

    February 12, 2009 at 3:01 pm |
  5. jen

    Good laugh!

    Dems need to watch out, though! They all will be thinking that the republicans can't touch them and then be taken by surprise in 2010.

    February 12, 2009 at 2:49 pm |
  6. Michael "C" Lorton, Virginia

    The Republican political reach-out is like the economy-–too little and to late-–with no stimulus political package in sight that will work.

    February 12, 2009 at 1:12 pm |