GOP's rebranding campaign

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  1. mikeyh9in

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    However they might try to rebrand themselves, it will not cure their chronic case of irritable Rush Limbowel syndrome.
     
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    Guess who their, "National panel of experts [their words, not mine]," will be?

    They include:

    Lamar Alexander
    Bobby Jindal
    Haley Barbour
    Mitt Romney
    John Thune (Sen. R-SD)

    Among the GOP members who have signed on:

    *House GOP Leader John Boehner
    *House GOP Whip Eric Cantor
    *House GOP Conference Chairman Mike Pence
    *Senate GOP Leader Mitch McConnell
    *The No. 2 Senate Republican, Jon Kyl
    *And the Senate GOP Conference Chairman, Lamar Alexander

    The letter of intent for this new organization, dubbed the National Council for a New America (shades of PNAC here?), stresses:
    However, this is not a Republican-only forum. This forum will include a wide open policy debate that every American can feel free to participate in. We do this not just to offer an alternative point of view or to be disagreeable. Instead, we want to ask the American people what their hopes and dreams are. Since January, the President and the Democratic Majority in Congress have - rightfully so - put forward their plan for the future, now we must listen, learn and lead through an honest, open conversation with the American people that will result in building policy proposals that will yield the best results for our nation's long-term success.
    I'd love to think they're sincere in all this, yet I don't see one of the more liberal or even moderate Republicans listed. It's the same tired list of neoconservative old white guys. I suspect that they're just looking to be told what they already believe (and no, not that the earth was created in six days). What the Republicans desperately need is fresh blood which hearkens back to Goldwater values and they need to address all the states, not just the battlegrounds. I fear this NCNA thing will just push the Republicans further to the margins. They're not listening now and they're not going to listen in the future unless their own seats are directly threatened. It's also doesn't help their image that they're not including Palin (or any other woman) as it shows they have no faith in their former nominee.
     
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    Where is Michael Steele?
     
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    He's busy apologizing to Rush Limbaugh for disagreeing with him.
     
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    A point of irony: John Huntsman, current Republican Governor of the Beehive State where men are men and the sheep are nervous (Ewetaw, of course), has recently found himself dis-invited to speak at two upcoming GOP events as well as be a member of several GOP panel discussions at several GOP venues. Huntsman is probably the most moderate (he openly supports gay civil unions) Republican Governor of unquestionably the most conservative red State where the three G's (God, Guns, and Gays) are top priority issues. He's reasonably scenic in that full head of silver gray hair style of a young "daddy" type and is a devout mormon.

    In contrast, Mitt Romney, who is one of the more conservative old guard-style Republicans and is openly against issues such as same sex marriage, claims the 2nd Amendment is under attack, and is a fiercely devout mormon was the Republican Governor of what seems to be the most liberal blue State when not just civil unions were made legal but actual same sex marriages! Mitt is the Republican mormon of choice and the replacement at the GOP gatherings where Hunstman has been dis-invited. Of course, Mitt has that perfect raven black hair with an off-center widow's peak of a gray/white streak accenting his high cheekbones and strong masculine jaw.

    Both men are self-made millionaires, mormon, Republican, handsome (generally speaking), and still have their own hair, but it seems the old guard GOP finds Romney more palatable when it comes to the party's core values of the three G's. God forbid the Governator from California should make a surprise appearance at any of these upcoming events where the GOP is hoping to re-inflate its Big Tent bait-and-switch philosophy as it "redefines" itself.

    Stay tuned. Hilarity is about to ensue.
     
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    Romney self-made? His daddy was Governor of Michigan and rich to boot.

    His daddy... I forget his first name... tried to re-brand AMC. That didn't work either and they went under.

    The Republican's image is it bit like an old '62 Rambler isn't it?

    edit- George.. it was George Romney. He cried during the NH primary in 68 and got laughed off the national stage.
     
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    Maybe they are trying to rebrand themselves in the model of the small religious parties in Israel. But that's just my thinking.

    For a real big tent party why not have Ron Paul there? O wait, not worth new ideas but let's bring in the Bush dynasty and talking heads who don't have anything other than blah blah blah to say on talk shows.
     
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