Ken Blackwell - "Country First"
That's high sarcasm, of course, considering the RNC chair's primary concern regarding job growth under President Obama:
While only a few details are known, one overlooked issue is that it could create a major electoral advantage for Democrats at taxpayer expense. That would be unacceptable for what is being touted as a nonpartisan measure, and gives Republicans yet another reason to oppose it if not restructured. […]
But most federal employees, that are not political appointees, vote Democrat. Since Washington, DC is the seat of government, whenever new federal bureaucrats are created many live in Maryland and Virginia. In 2008, Virginia went Democrat for the first time since 1964, and Mr. Obama won it by 130,000 votes. Creating 600,000 new jobs might help cement Virginia in the Democrat column, making it harder for Republicans to retake the White House.
In summary, Blackwell is all for new jobs. Provided they go to loyal Republican voters. . .I, for one, am pleased to have Blackwell at the helm of the Republican Party. It takes away some of the pressure. Then again, I wasn't particularly feeling any as of late.