Sen. Voinovich: Southerners With Funny Accents Wrecking GOP

July 28, 2009

(ChattahBox)—As Republican Senator from Ohio, George V. Voinovich begins his farewell tour as he prepares to retire at the end of his second term, he is offering his assessment on the current state of affairs of both his own party, the Democrats and President Obama. Regarding the sad state of affairs of the GOP, Voinovich blames those darn Southerners and their funny accents.

In a recent interview with the Columbus Dispatch, Voinovich was asked to reflect on the shrinking base of the Republican Party.

“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?,” said Voinovich.

He further claimed that President’ Obama’s problem comes down to two words: Nancy Pelosi. Voinovich also took aim at former President Bush, claiming Bush should have taken his advice to simplify the U.S. tax code.

He also said the mortgage crisis makes Bush look foolish in retrospect, after he touted the rise in home ownership in his state of the union addresses.

Meanwhile, those GOP Southerners with their funny accents saying “errrr, errrrr,” continue to appear on our TVs, to the dismay of Sen. Voinovich.


Comments

5 Responses to “Sen. Voinovich: Southerners With Funny Accents Wrecking GOP”

  1. John on July 28th, 2009 1:06 pm

    The ironic aspect of this is that South Carolina has a huge problem with a large number of Ohioan’s moving to South Carolina. So, if he’s pissed about anything, it’s really that all of his citizens want to get the hell out of ohio: http://www.gobacktoohio.com 🙂

  2. Bob on July 28th, 2009 1:49 pm

    Yeah, too many southern voices, y’all. I think George is a decent chap, seems to really care about people. But, like most republicans he gets is facts messed up. He doesn’t believe in taxing the rich when the fact is taxing the rich results in job growth. The wealthy have lied about the relationship of progressive taxation to job growth rate for years. If we tax the rich, the economy will shift in a way that increases the availability of jobs – and better paying jobs at that. They have had their time to get rich. Time to get the money back.

  3. Skep on July 28th, 2009 2:44 pm

    Then again, if they they all talked like Ohioans, would Southerners vote for them?

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  5. Steve on July 29th, 2009 1:19 pm

    I’ll quote those good ol’ Southern Van Zandt brothers from Lynard Skynard…. ‘a Southern man don’t need him around anyhow’

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