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