Jahan Wilcox is the RNC’s new director of rapid response who describes himself as “A Proud Soft R Who Enjoys Crushing Liberal Democrats.”

proud soft R

Tonight, clearly in a good mood, he celebrated House Speaker John Boehner’s primary victory over Tea Party challenger J.D. Winteregg:

Later, Wilcox tweeted an attack on Kentucky Senate GOP candidate Matt Bevin, who is running against Sen. Mitch McConnell:


He deleted the tweet within an hour, but (as Twitchy readers know) that trick never works.

But, hey, it’s only his personal opinion:

So why delete the tweet?


  • JeffWRidge

    As is too often the case, Republicans are their own worst enemy. I’m not even going to try to figure out what a “Soft R” is.

    • http://www.freedomreconnection.com/ FreedomRecon

      Right? WTF Soft R……not needed or wanted.

    • Republicanvet

      Sounds the same as a squishy R.

      • Michelle ✓classified

        I’m starting to get visuals I’m finding a little unpleasant.

        • WisconsinPatriot

          Breathe slowly into a paper bag……best I can do.

      • Glorious_Cause

        Folks, do you need more evidence that the GOP Establishment hates you??

        The only solution? Do everything we can to make sure Mitch McConnell loses to Matt Bevin!

        This story has encourage me to open up my pocketbook and donate $50 to Matt Bevin. I hope others will do the same:


        • http://Twitter.com/jkerrysforehead John Kerry’s Forehead

          Thanks. Donated even though this isn’t my state…and I am a registered demoncrap (for primary disruption purposes only).

    • CO2 Producer

      Soft like a stuffed Eeyore that won’t stand on its legs, just sits like an ass all day.

    • silverburstgorilla

      In language, a soft R is like when someone from Boston says Harvard (almost like saying Hahvahd).
      In politics, a soft R should always be silent.

      • Michelle ✓classified

        In Boston, they call that a missing R, not a soft R. Thank God while I lived there I kept close reign on my R’s so they didn’t get away from me.

      • Spiny Norman

        In politics, a soft R should always be silent.

        Bingo! Be silent. Just sit there and do what the Democrats and their RINO toadies tell you.

      • SWMichMan

        So he is an “epublican”?

      • Glorious_Cause
    • http://www.lidsamy.com/ Lidsamy

      soft R, barely republican once known as blue dog democrat

    • Slapweasel

      I think it is pronounced: “Spineless”.

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    • http://www.jabootu.com/acolytes/bnotes/ Apostic

      Maybe a “Soft R” is like a “Soft 17” in Blackjack: If you’re smart, you’ll hit those without doubling down.

    • helena handbasket

      pRogressive, a polite word for “communist.”

    • therealguyfaux ✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

      “… I’m not even going to try to figure out what a ‘Soft R’ is.”
      “Thank you, sir– may I have another?” ???

    • angusparvo

      Sounds like something maybe Cialis could help with

    • grais

      I assumed it meant Rino.

  • Mister A

    It’s a good thing he’s not a “Soft D”.

    • http://www.freedomreconnection.com/ FreedomRecon


  • CO2 Producer

    The “vote out all the incumbents and RINOs!” cry isn’t getting through. You’re slacking, people.

    • Glorious_Cause

      The voters are lazy and/or apathetic.

  • jumper297

    Winteregg wasn’t really a Tea Party guy… just someone who’s as fed up with Boehner as most of us are. I live less than ten miles from Orange Man’s West Chester office… I’m still a little dumbfounded as to how he keeps gliding to easy victories unless voter turnout is beyond low in this area.

    • waltzingmtilda

      He’s gliding in on whatever that oil is he uses on his skin.

    • Glorious_Cause

      Voters are dumb

  • forgetyoutooo

    Voters are thinking about November. Of course they will choose a known name over a person that has never held office before. The DNC would demolish unknowns the day after they take office not wait for the midterms, to think otherwise is crazy. The goal is to take the senate away from Harry Reid and neutering Obama, stay focused!

    • Maxx

      Agree. The chest-thumping ramblings of some reactionary republican isn’t going to detour me from my goal. I want every Democrat who is eligible to lose…

      …to lose.

      Either from my first choice conservative or fifth choice, after this week’s mocking of four murdered Americans, I really don’t care at this point, I just want ’em out.

    • V the K

      Yeah, because Mitch McConnell has been such a staunch advocate for spending reform and opposition to Amnesty.

    • Glorious_Cause

      “The DNC would demolish unknowns”

      The Dems will go after anyone with an R by their name. In conservatives states, you might as well go with the most conservative R. In blue or purple states, go with whoever can win.

  • Ms. Abigail van Beagle

    “Just to clarify to everyone tweets are my own personal opinions.— ”
    That become public domain the minute you post them.

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  • helena handbasket

    Proof that lo-fos aren’t just in the democrat party.

  • Taxpayer1234

    “Soft R” = SQUISH.

  • Ghee!

    I emailed the RNC a picture of a signed blank check last week with the message that they will get this once they rid themselves of people like this fool who represent our party.

  • Johnny Calvin Embry

    Wake up folks the Estabilishment is coming after us in ky!

    • Glorious_Cause

      I support Matt Bevin!

  • WisconsinPatriot

    Precise reason the RNC will NEVER EVER EVER see another dime of my money. Are you listening Reince?

    • Glorious_Cause

      No they aren’t listening. They hate you. All they care about is amnesty.

  • GulfPundit

    “Just to clarify to everyone tweets are my own personal opinions.”

    If his employer didn’t agree with those opinions, he wouldn’t have expressed them.

  • kimbercarrier

    There is a huge difference between a republican and a Conservative.The republican party as a whole has sold out it’s base and are not much different than demorats. T

  • George Kato

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