Voinovich has a problem with "southern" Republicans
seemingly, because they exist
Just to prove that nobody else has the market cornered on being an idiot, Ohio Republican (sometimes) Senator George Voinovich opined on the problems of the GOP. His idea? Southerners.
"We got too many Jim DeMints (R-S.C.) and Tom Coburns (R-Ok.). It’s the southerners. They get on TV and go 'errrr, errrrr.' People hear them and say, ‘These people, they’re southerners. The party’s being taken over by southerners. What they hell they got to do with Ohio?’"
Well Senator, I'm not very familiar with how often any southern Republican senators have had - or attempted to have - anything to do with Ohio. Nor would their constituents cotton to them spending a great deal of time on such subjects, I'm sure.
What I am pretty familiar with is election returns. As in, Republican senate candidates tend to be supported by larger percentages of southern voters as opposed to other regions of the country. Which means that one thing those southern Republican senators do know who to do is g-e-t e-le-c-t-ed.
And I suppose because they're able to meet the minimum threshhold of a successful candidate (ie., winning), that equates with "taking over the party", and becomes why candidates in other regions fail?
Hey, George... Shut your yappin' and do a better job representing real Republicans in your own state.