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seafan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-30-09 06:45 PM
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Republicans to launch national charm offensive (Jeb Bush (LOL), McCain, .....headlining.)
Stop me before I hurt myself laughing.



Republicans to launch national charm offensive

AFP
April 30, 2009



WASHINGTON (AFP) US Republicans, on their heels for much of President Barack Obama's first 100 days in office, are launching a vast national campaign to revive and rally the party, sources familiar with the plan have said.
The initiative, dubbed the "National Council for a New America," will center on town hall-style meetings featuring high-profile party members -- including 2008 White House hopeful Senator John McCain and former Florida governor Jeb Bush -- taking questions from small audiences, sources said.

The campaign, due to be unveiled on Thursday, is to launch this weekend with an event for 60-70 people at a family restaurant in northern Virginia, an area that helped swing the once reliably Republican state into Obama's column in 2008.

Jeb Bush, 2008 White House hopeful Mitt Romney, Representative Eric Cantor, the number two Republican in the House of Representative, and other senior party members will headline that event, according to a source familiar with the effort.
Former president George W. Bush, Jeb's brother, is not listed among those involved in the effort, which comes amid alarm among top Republicans after losing the White House and slumping further in the minority in the US Congress.

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"Since January, the President and the Democratic Majority in Congress have -- rightfully so -- put forward their plan for the future," according to the letter announcing the campaign, which was obtained by AFP.
"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," it said.

The letter underlines that "this is not a Republican-only forum" and promises "this forum will include a wide open policy debate that every American can feel free to participate in."

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"You're not going to see just a group of Republicans on a stage preaching to people. This is going to be an honest conversation with the American people, and not just to entirely friendly, Republican audiences," said the source.




Oh, Jeb Bush is charming, all right.


When Jeb Bush speaks, people cringe, October 5, 2002


Jeb Bush: GOP needs to set up a shadow government.


In an interview with the conservative online publication Newsmax, former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush said the GOP must broaden its appeal to avoid becoming the old white-guy party, and recommended that Republicans create a shadow government to work on its own agenda. Claiming this is still a center-right country, Bush urged Republicans not to move towards a Democratic-lite agenda.




Yep, it sounds like these losers are ready to 'listen, learn and lead through an honest, open conversation with the American people'.






It would be pathetic if it weren't so pathological.





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Mojambo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-30-09 06:48 PM
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1. So they want to get America to like them again and they choose... A member of the Bush family
HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!

Talk about the wrong tool for the job!

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Xipe Totec Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-30-09 06:49 PM
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2. Did they get permission from Rush? n/t
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tanyev Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-30-09 06:57 PM
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3. Are they picking up the tab?
Heck, you can get people to show up to listen to just about anything if there's a free meal involved.
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opihimoimoi Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-30-09 06:59 PM
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4. CHARM??? One of the Key words found when googling BULLY
Full of Charisma and Charm, bullies like to est themselves as friendly and helpful...but as time turns...they devolve into the Bully Monsters that they are
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malaise Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-30-09 06:59 PM
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5. I hope someone in media gets jeb on the record
re torture. No more fugging Bush.
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SalmonChantedEvening Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-30-09 07:04 PM
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6. "an honest, open conversation with the American people "
The mind boggles at such an impossibility.
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lpbk2713 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-30-09 07:16 PM
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7. They will need a complete makeover before they even have a slight chance.



They will need a new party name, logo, agenda, and most of all ... new faces.
The public is aware by now who the crooks and liars are.



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