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GOP Swears It’s Not Stupid
02-09-2013, 12:42 PM
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GOP Swears It’s Not Stupid
Quote:Eric Cantor is talking about the problems of working mothers.

Marco Rubio is on the cover of Time as “the New Voice of the GOP” and will respond next week to the president’s State of the Union.

And Karl Rove has launched a group to push mainstream conservatives in Senate primaries against the Tea Party types who have been going down in flames.

You might describe all this as a rebranding, rejiggering, or recasting. It could be written off as largely cosmetic, but increasingly appears more than skin-deep. What’s beyond dispute is that Republicans are trying to shed their image as what Bobby Jindal calls the “stupid party”—at least when it comes to the stupidity of losing elections.

What’s missing from this equation is hard evidence that the GOP, having lost twice to Barack Obama, is changing its policies. Not a single legislative compromise has taken shape, especially on the big-ticket issues like the budget and taxes.

But perception matters in politics.

http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/20...tupid.html


yeah well... the GOP can also say their shit doesn't stink, but the smell gives them away. They ARE the party of stupid.

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GOP Swears It’s Not Stupid #1 - azmouse - 02-09-2013, 12:42 PM
RE: GOP Swears It’s Not Stupid #2 - Brewman_Jax - 02-09-2013, 12:57 PM
RE: GOP Swears It’s Not Stupid #3 - Fire1 - 02-10-2013, 11:50 AM
RE: GOP Swears It’s Not Stupid #4 - NanceGreggs - 02-11-2013, 02:27 AM
RE: GOP Swears It’s Not Stupid #5 - azmouse - 02-11-2013, 08:16 AM
RE: GOP Swears It’s Not Stupid #6 - Velleity - 02-11-2013, 08:48 AM
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02-09-2013, 12:57 PM
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They are, and they have acquired some very bad habits. That's not gonna change with a new PR campaign and new and different faces. The southern strategy and neo-conservatism have been their ideological and campaign foundations for the past several decades. The targets of that will not forget about that any time soon. Their pandering to the teabaggers and the rest of the fringe will be remembered, too. The repubs have condemned themselves to stalling out and being left behind on the road of history.
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02-10-2013, 11:50 AM (This post was last modified: 02-10-2013 11:51 AM by Fire1.)
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I don't think they're stupid, either. They know EXACTLY what they are doing. They are calculating and sinister. It's the minorities who affiliate themselves with this group who are stupid.
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02-11-2013, 02:27 AM
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The GOP continues to appeal to one group, and one group only. Somewhere, in a secret laboratory, a group of Republican 'scientists' are trying to figure out how to cause women to give birth to old white men - it's their only hope.
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02-11-2013, 08:16 AM
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(02-11-2013 02:27 AM)NanceGreggs Wrote:  The GOP continues to appeal to one group, and one group only. Somewhere, in a secret laboratory, a group of Republican 'scientists' are trying to figure out how to cause women to give birth to old white men - it's their only hope.

This made me laugh 'cause just the other night my husband said all babies look like Winston Churchill. Expect for the fact that he was British, it would kinda fit the old white man idea. Time to register all babies to vote! Patriot

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02-11-2013, 08:48 AM
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(02-09-2013 12:42 PM)azmouse Wrote:  
Quote:Eric Cantor is talking about the problems of working mothers.

Marco Rubio is on the cover of Time as “the New Voice of the GOP” and will respond next week to the president’s State of the Union.

And Karl Rove has launched a group to push mainstream conservatives in Senate primaries against the Tea Party types who have been going down in flames.

You might describe all this as a rebranding, rejiggering, or recasting. It could be written off as largely cosmetic, but increasingly appears more than skin-deep. What’s beyond dispute is that Republicans are trying to shed their image as what Bobby Jindal calls the “stupid party”—at least when it comes to the stupidity of losing elections.

What’s missing from this equation is hard evidence that the GOP, having lost twice to Barack Obama, is changing its policies. Not a single legislative compromise has taken shape, especially on the big-ticket issues like the budget and taxes.

But perception matters in politics.

http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/20...tupid.html


yeah well... the GOP can also say their shit doesn't stink, but the smell gives them away. They ARE the party of stupid.

[Image: stupidity2zl2.jpg]

And if they're not changing their policies what exactly are they changing?

This article is totally illogical. "You might describe all this as a rebranding, rejiggering, or recasting. It could be written off as largely cosmetic, but increasingly appears more than skin-deep."

Sorry but without corresponding changes in policy it is just more rebranding, rejiggering, or recasting. It's not like we haven't seen this movie many times already. They are all PR. That's their real problem. They are ideological and not realistic. Their entire philosophy is premised on fooling people into buying into their policies.
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