Sunday, July 10, 2011


This really happened.  Today the New Mexico republican party put out a news letter about some TV ads they will start running about President Obama's economic policies.  Here is an actual quote from the news letter.  I am not kidding here.  The news letter is from Monty Newman, Chair of the republican party.

"The ad effectively calls a spade a spade just as the June jobs numbers -- released on Friday -- illuminate the fact that hope isn't hiring and New Mexicans cannot continue to trust the rhetoric of President Obama as the recovery comes to a screeching halt."

What is next?  Al Jolson in black face?

Here is the actual email newsletter

-----Original Message-----
From: NM Republicans []
Sent: Sun 7/10/2011 10:35 AM
Subject: RPNM Newsletter: Changing Directions



Dear Friends,

Hello to everyone from the Republican Party of New Mexico <> .

We have some exciting news this week, the Republican National Committee will be running ads in New Mexico to highlight President Obama's failed economic policies. The ad currently running in New Mexico is called Change Directions <>  and is airing now as part of a light cable and online media buy. Running an ad in New Mexico is further acknowledgement of the Republican's commitment to our state as a pivotal battleground in the race to elect a Republican President.

The ad effectively calls a spade a spade just as the June jobs numbers -- released on Friday -- illuminate the fact that hope isn't hiring and New Mexicans cannot continue to trust the rhetoric of President Obama as the recovery comes to a screeching halt. We must change directions in our national leadership to change the course of our national economy.

A senior Obama advisor recently said people will not vote in 2012 based on the unemployment rate. Maybe in Washington D.C. 9.2 percent unemployment does not drive people to the polls but for folks in New Mexico good paying jobs provide the opportunity to make a living and support a family. For many, myself included, supporting our children is the top priority. I believe New Mexicans will have jobs -- and what the state of the economy means for their ability to provide for their families -- in the front of their minds at the ballot box in 2012.

New Mexicans cannot afford four more years of Obamanomics and RPNM needs help in your communities and counties to get our country back on a sustainable and prosperous track.

With your help RPNM will maximize GOP gains in New Mexico. Please consider helping us by doing one of these small things today so we can make a big change in America's direction tomorrow!

*       Like <>  RPNM on Facebook
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Below are a few articles from the past week that I don't want you to miss:

*       Republican National Committee: ICYMI: Highlights From Press Conference Call With New Mexico GOP Chairman Monty Newman <>
*       New Mexico Watchdog: Poll from Democratic Outfit Says Susana Still Very Popular; Richardson Couldn't Win in a Race for Dogcatcher <>
*       Press Release: RPNM Statement On Dismal June Jobs Numbers <>
*       Video: Congressman Pearce: Follow the Money on Fox Business talking jobs and the ESA <>

Please send us your feedback and let us know what we can do to improve our communications with you and provide you with the help, resources and training you need to engage in communities across New Mexico and turn 2012 into the year of the elephant (we can always be reached at <> ).

Best regards,

Monty Newman

Chairman, Republican Party of New Mexico

Copyright © 2011 Republican Party of New Mexico.
Paid for by the Republican Party of New Mexico. Not Authorized By Any Candidate or Candidate Committee. <> .


Bubba Muntzer said...

Mind boggling.

It's hard to believe someone in that position is that stupid. More likely they are chuckling amongst themselves while toasting their cleverness with Kentucky Bourbon, under a portrait of Richard Nixon, who is credited with devising their racist, divide and conquer "Southern Strategy," which was then perfected by Mr Geniality, Ronald Reagan, who opened one of his presidential campaigns in a tiny Mississippi Delta town known only for being the place some Civil Rights workers were murdered.

I'm sure they want badly to deliver New Mexico and will stop at nothing. This voter suppression strategy of the governors is for that end, I'm sure.

I don't know if anyone has made the connection between her and that, but the Republican Party is doing that all over the country, with ID laws and so forth. It's one of Karl Rove's brainchilds. The attack on ACORN was part of it, and many people think these Diebold voting machine contracts, which are with a big Republican donor, are part of it too. Thank God New Mexico Democrats have made sure we have a paper trail for ballots.

But as far as this out and out voter suppression strategy, I've been meaning to get the information together and do a blog post on it, and I will eventually. It's not about voter fraud, that's for sure. Elsewhere, these witch hunts have been turning up a couple of cases of fraud, over a period of years, and out of millions and millions of good votes cast, so that the percentage of fraud is microscopic. Statistically zero.

I, Robot said...

That phrase is not racist, although it probably should be avoided in this country.

Anonymous said...

N.M.'s 'green jobs manager' quitting his job FridayBy Milan Simonich, Texas-New Mexico Newspapers
Posted: 07/10/2011 01:38:34 AM MDT

SANTA FE - Former governor Bill Richardson believed the sun and wind could create more than electricity. He thought they were good sources of jobs.
Richardson's idea was that renewable energy projects could and should create jobs. So his administration in September 2008 hired an environmental specialist and placed him the state Economic Development Department with a mission to create jobs.

Brendan Miller, who held the position since its inception, is quitting state government this coming Friday.

The publicist for the Economic Development Department would not permit Miller to be interviewed for this story. She said his departure did not signal a change in the philosophy that renewable energy projects can be a generator of jobs.

Miller held many titles and responsibilities during his nearly three years with the Economic Development Department.

He initially was called the "green economy manager." Richardson, a Democrat, even signed an executive order creating the Green Jobs Cabinet to emphasize his interest in clean jobs.

Miller remained in the Economic Development Department when Republican Susana Martinez became governor in January. His title became director of science, technology and energy.

He once summed up his duties as working with New Mexico's three research universities, two national laboratories and the private sector to put people to work through technology projects.

Miller, 36, would not comment on what he will do next, citing the department directive


that he not participate in interviews.

Santa Fe bureau chief Milan Simonich can be reached at or (505) 820-6898. His blog is at

Bubba Muntzer said...

That's just ridiculous, Sr Automaton. It's all in the context. It's about the user knowing it could have been taken that way IN THIS CONTEXT. The context being the first Black president, the context being the history of the use of that word in this country, the context being the Republican Party's history of using race for political gain. As I said, he was either stupid for not foreseeing the possibility it could be taken as a racial slur, or intentionally did that, and is smirking, as people step forward on his behalf to give the most blatantly obvious and disingenuous defense of it, as if to say, 'Yea, he did it, now what are ya gonna do about it?'