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Mon Apr 15, 2013, 01:50 PM

GOP Fights to Rebrand the Party of No

Source: Time

After several days of debating how to restore their party’s brand, Republican leaders left a party confab in Los Angeles last week in agreement that they can no longer be “the party of no.” But they were less clear on what to say “yes” to.

“To win, we need to be the party of solutions,” says Nebraska GOP chairman JL Spray. Now that Republicans have pointed out problems on issues like immigration, student loans, and the budget, he adds: “Let’s start fixing some things.”

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The gathering’s purpose, said RNC officials who recently released a much-publicized autopsy of the 2012 election, was largely to begin reshaping negative perceptions of the GOP. At the meeting, the Republican National Committee’s 168 members sat through upbeat sessions with titles like “How to say what we mean and show that we care,” and “Winning the Women’s vote.”

Those sessions were all the more important, Republicans say, because party officials keep making the wrong kinds of headlines. In the past month, Republican officials repudiated Alask Rep. Don Young for using the slur “wetback,” and Michigan national committeeman Dave Agema for posting on Facebook a story that decries “filthy” homosexuals.


Read more: http://swampland.time.com/2013/04/15/gop-fights-to-rebrand-the-party-of-no/



Let us know how it works out, will you......

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brooklynite Apr 2013 OP
Roy Rolling Apr 2013 #1
pinto Apr 2013 #2
Myrina Apr 2013 #3
Trajan Apr 2013 #4
TekGryphon Apr 2013 #5
Katashi_itto Apr 2013 #9
eggplant Apr 2013 #6
NYC Liberal Apr 2013 #7
sakabatou Apr 2013 #8

Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Mon Apr 15, 2013, 01:53 PM

1. Reaching out

The GOP, to solve two problems at once, just said they will now be known as "the party of NADA".

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Mon Apr 15, 2013, 01:55 PM

2. LOL

“The lack of relationships in these communities is getting in the way of us talking about the issues,” said one RNC official here this week.


They are making "these communities" the issues...

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Mon Apr 15, 2013, 01:58 PM

3. They are the party of "YES"

... yes we love rich old white men
... yes we love tax havens
... yes we love unfettered weapons in the hands of whackos across the country
... yes we love interfering in people's personal lives
... yes we will obliterate the separation of church and state
... yes we will let the military industrial complex do whatever the hell it pleases


... and on & on ...

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Mon Apr 15, 2013, 02:05 PM

4. Though it seems pretty funny. don't discount their ability to deliver

The idiotic masses are simply waiting for the carefully crafted, focus-group tested words and phrases that Frank Luntz trots out at times like these.

And the people will suck them down like mother's milk while the Democrats get that all too familiar Deer-in-the-headlights gaze that has helped them look like utter and completely disconnected fools when the chips are down.

Feeling rather hopeless right now ...

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Mon Apr 15, 2013, 02:10 PM

5. It's moments like this where you wonder...

... just what is motivating these people. They can't all be aristocrat henchmen. Some of them are too stupid and many aren't even remotely important enough to be worth exploiting.

Watching self-help seminars like this among Republicans provides a nice glimpse into their disturbed little minds.

Unfortunately it gets me closer to understanding them.

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Response to TekGryphon (Reply #5)

Mon Apr 15, 2013, 04:35 PM

9. Back before I left Southren New Mexico. I lived in a Right Wing stronghold

They really are that stupid.

Their whole world revolves around making sure no one gets more than they.

They hate because deep down, they know it's not getting any better for them, and they don't want anyone else to prosper either.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Mon Apr 15, 2013, 02:25 PM

6. It's getting harder and harder to distinguish between reality and The Onion. n/t

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Mon Apr 15, 2013, 02:39 PM

7. Except the "party of no" label doesn't really come from them having no ideas.

Republicans certainly have ideas. We had 8 years of Republican "ideas". Republicans think women should be brood mares, that we should have an anti-gay amendment enshrined in the constitution, that we should just privatize everything, that corporations should get massive tax breaks paid for by the poor and middle class, etc.

No, the "party of no" label comes from their refusal to compromise with the majority after they lose elections. It comes from them blocking any idea that isn't theirs.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Mon Apr 15, 2013, 04:20 PM

8. They've painted themselves into a corner. There's no way to rebrand

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