"I didn't realize Howard County residents were that stupid." -- Brian Harlin, Republican Party Chairman for Howard County.
In fairness, he is the outgoing chair, if that means anything (not really).
It’s one thing when anonymous commenters call their neighbors stupid. It’s altogether different when a party leader does it, especially in an article about how the GOP plans to retake Howard County in four years because the Democrats are “incompetent.”
You can bet Republicans will be watching the Democrats like a stalker watches his prey. Really! Diligence, not just politics, requires such attention.
But you can also bet that this won’t be the last time you see Harlin’s stupid “stupid” quote, either.
Also worthy of note from the story is this bit:
"I'm very confident in the incompetence of the Democrats," said Brian Harlin, outgoing Republican Party chairman, who expects taxes and spending to rise during the next four years. "If Democrats in this county do what I think they're going to do, we'll be OK."So, he’s very confident that the Democrats will screw things up, but that’s a good thing, because that means Republicans will win in four years. And we all know the ultimate end is not a great county to live in, but electoral success.
Priorities and prudent word selection are clearly not required to become a GOP chairman in this county.