Because they could vacation where Obama vacations instead
The Republican National Committee is off to Hawaii, and local blogger Zach Wisniewski is jealous.
In yet another example of how out of touch Republican National Committe chairman Michael Steele is with average Americans, the RNC will be holding a meeting for RNC staff at a beachfront resort in Hawaii next week.
Last I checked, Hawaii was still part of the United States and had a lot of “average” Americans there. Hawaii even has a few average and above average Republicans there, including Governor Linda Lingle. It’s also not unknown as a vacation getaway for a certain prominent Democrat frequently described as “aloof” and out-of-touch.
Now, I realize that not everyone can afford a trip to Hawaii. But let’s face it. The RNC is not looking to meet with average people anymore than the Democratic National Committee is looking to meet with average people. They want to meet with the money people. And as a certain airline reminded us not too long ago, the money people don’t want to spend a weekend in Milwaukee. Hard to go surfing in January, even if the room rates are at a discount. And if there’s one thing Steele has been criticized for, it’s not getting enough money from big donors. So load up the plane to Hawaii and have a good time.
Of course, maybe they could go to some Democrat-approved vacation destinations. Meet some real blue collar people. Like at Martha’s Vineyard.