Sen. Voinovich: "We got too many Jim DeMints & Tom Coburns...The party's being taken over by southerners."

Meant to blog this the other day but forgot... Retiring Republican Sen. George Voinovich drops all pretenses about what has happened to his GOP - that Permanent Republican Majority (h/t Kos):

Too many conservative senators like Jim DeMint (R-S.C.) and Tom Coburn (R-Okla.) are to blame for the GOP's downfall, one of their retiring Republican colleagues complained Monday.

"We got too many Jim DeMints and Tom Coburns," Sen. George Voinovich (R-Ohio) told the Columbus Dispatch. "It's the southerners."

Voinovich, a native Clevelander who retires after the 2010 election, continued after the southern elements of the GOP.

"They get on TV and go 'errrr, errrrr,'" he said. "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?'"

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