Losing Their Discipline

by digby

I've been writing about how the Democratic strategists should stop running to their friends in the press and announcing their super-clever strategies to the whole world. And I sauid that the Republicans don't do that. I was wrong.

And yet another testament to the fact that they have completely lost their moorings, they are now doing exactly the same thing. Via Greg Sargent:

McHenry’s description is buried in this new article from National Journal (sub. only):

“We will lose on legislation. But we will win the message war every day, and every week, until November 2010,” said Rep. Patrick McHenry, R-N.C., an outspoken conservative who has participated on the GOP message teams. “Our goal is to bring down approval numbers for [Speaker Nancy] Pelosi and for House Democrats. That will take repetition. This is a marathon, not a sprint.”

McHenry’s spokesperson, Brock McCleary, tells me his boss is standing by the quote.

Sargent reports that Dems are already planning to use this to show that the opposition has no intention of being constructive. Why wouldn't they?

I never thought I'd see the day when Republicans would be as undisciplined as Democrats, but there it is. They just can't seem to help themselves.