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Amerigo Vespucci Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-02-09 02:38 PM
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GOP gathers for pizza party in strip mall to discuss their "image." MITT! JEBBY! WOW!
Republicans kick off campaign to shine party image

updated 1 hour, 30 minutes ago



http://www.cnn.com/2009/POLITICS/05/02/gop.townhall/ind...

ARLINGTON, Virginia (CNN) -- Three prominent GOP leaders kicked off a campaign Saturday to reshape their party's image, gathering at a restaurant in northern Virginia for the first of a series of town hall meetings.



The goal of the initiative, called the National Council for a New America, is to connect Republican leaders with voters across the country to help get the party's electoral fortunes back on track.



"Certainly our party has taken its licks the last few cycles, but that's why we're here," House Minority Whip Eric Cantor said Saturday. "The reality is, the prescriptions coming out of Washington right now are not reflective of the mainstream of this country."



Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush said it's time for Republicans "to listen a little bit, learn a little bit." He advised Republicans to work on the party's message and "not be so nostalgic."

"I would say you can't beat something with nothing. The other side has something. I don't like it, but they have it," said Bush, who praised President Obama's tactical approach to politics and commended his 2008 campaign as "forward-looking."


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yardwork Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-02-09 02:42 PM
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1. Could the crowd be any whiter?
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C_U_L8R Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-02-09 03:40 PM
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24. Even the pizza is white
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yardwork Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-02-09 05:34 PM
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30. Of course. And it's covered with pork - the other white meat!
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annabanana Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-02-09 02:43 PM
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2. I love that protesters think these guys aren't crazy ENOUGH.. . . . . N/T
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Enrique Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-02-09 02:44 PM
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3. nothing like a guy named "Bush"
to signal change. :thumbsup:
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peace frog Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-02-09 02:44 PM
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4. The pizza looks good but
stay away from the kool aid (no telling *what* it's spiked with, but drinking it is generally followed by an urge to waterboard the nearest godless commie hippie or illegal alien if they're lucky enough to find one at the time).
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BR_Parkway Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-02-09 02:48 PM
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5. The 70-80% of people who think we're "on the right track" are
not reflective of the mainstream of this country.

Not only do these idiots need people to write their speeches and sound bites for them - they ought to hire a few people to actually think for them.

I can't tell if they really never think things far enough through to stop and say WTF, if they simply think the rest of us are just too stupid to notice or if they really think that the mainstream of this country is white, middle-aged, racist leaning males who run large companies. Or some combination of above.
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annabanana Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-02-09 02:50 PM
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7. naw. .They think they just haven't "communicated" their message
Edited on Sat May-02-09 02:50 PM by annabanana
well enough yet. If we only understood what they're trying to do, we'd all become Republicans in a heartbeat.... really...
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Arugula Latte Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-02-09 03:07 PM
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21. They really seem to think that the mainstream is this guy:
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Amerigo Vespucci Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-02-09 03:56 PM
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29. Wilford!


:eyes:
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Thrill Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-02-09 02:48 PM
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6. They won't be back until they find a star like Obama or Dean
Thats just the bottom line. You need a great strategist and likeable personality like Dean. And a good leader that people want to follow like Obama. I don't see either any where in that party
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patrice Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-02-09 02:54 PM
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8. Everytime the words "Mitt" and "Romney" leave someone's brain they should be accompanied by
the words

LEVERAGED BUY-OUT KING

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patrice Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-02-09 02:56 PM
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9. and Money from Misery!
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patrice Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-02-09 02:57 PM
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10. and Lord of the Lay Offs!
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patrice Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-02-09 02:58 PM
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12. and Benefits Banditt!
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patrice Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-02-09 02:59 PM
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14. and Retirement Robber!
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patrice Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-02-09 03:00 PM
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16. and Pension Pain Potentate!
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patrice Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-02-09 03:01 PM
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17. and Off-shoring Oligarch!
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patrice Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-02-09 03:05 PM
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20. and Healthcare Killer!
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patrice Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-02-09 03:13 PM
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22. and Serial Slaver!
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Canuckistanian Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-02-09 03:46 PM
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25. Careful, you'l trip the spam alarm....
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patrice Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-02-09 03:54 PM
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28. k, thanks! I f-ing hate that guy!! Superior, self-righteous SOB. He reeks of contempt for others.
Almost as bad as Rove, maybe worse, because of the marketable packaging.
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anigbrowl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-02-09 06:22 PM
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36. Get help.
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pinto Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-02-09 02:57 PM
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11. LOL - "The venue -- a packed pizzeria in an Arlington strip mall"
And that would be what? 25 - 30 people tops?

:eyes:
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yardwork Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-02-09 05:35 PM
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31. It's a freeper "convention!"
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WorseBeforeBetter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-02-09 06:28 PM
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39. In Communist Northern Virginia, no less... wonder if Joe McCain was there. (n/t)
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Bozita Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-02-09 06:32 PM
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40. Getting out of DC and going to Arlington to see what real Muricans are thinking?
These folks are delusional. Cartographically challenged too.

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proud2BlibKansan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-02-09 02:59 PM
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13. I saw this on CNN
It looked like there were about 5 people there. Or was it just an odd camera angle?
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BlooInBloo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-02-09 03:00 PM
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15. Oh shit - you weren't kidding.
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AllentownJake Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-02-09 05:38 PM
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35. That's my reaction a lot these days
They really are this fucking stupid.
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EmeraldCityGrl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-02-09 03:01 PM
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18. Jeb Bush? Oh My God!
Are these people out of their ever loving minds? Does Papa Bush still cling to the pathetic dream that his favored son will be in the White House someday?

This is enough to make me retch. The nerve to parade these people as viable spokespersons after the destruction they have caused to this country and the
global community is arrogant beyond belief.
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Ishoutandscream2 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-02-09 03:03 PM
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19. Saturday afternoon with the GOP. No thanks
I, ah, well, ah, I can't make it. I, ah, have to wash my hair. Yeah, that's it.
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merh Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-02-09 03:33 PM
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23. freepers and pizza
how very appropriate

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Canuckistanian Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-02-09 03:48 PM
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26. Yes, they go well together n/t
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Mr. Ected Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-02-09 03:49 PM
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27. The Next Republican Convention Will Be In Limbaugh's Living Room
Invitation only affair.
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yardwork Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-02-09 05:36 PM
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32. LOL!
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NYC Liberal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-02-09 05:36 PM
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33. The GOP is gonna reshape their image...with JEB BUSH! Oh my god! Are they this stupid?
:rofl: :rofl:

Someone tell me they aren't serious.
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L0oniX Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-02-09 05:38 PM
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34. "Reality???" ...you st00pid morans have no clue what reality is!
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anigbrowl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-02-09 06:25 PM
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37. In fairness, this is the most sensible thing they've done since the election
Sitting down for face-to-face chats with voters at least indicates some attempt to find out what they should be doing. Compared to letting Limbaugh and Beck set the agenda, this is grown-up behavior (even if you don't like Romney or Jeb Bush).
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Blackhatjack Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-02-09 06:27 PM
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38. OR GOPers gathered in a Pizza Parlour in the Mall to strip and discuss their images? LOL
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Indy Lurker Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-02-09 06:43 PM
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41. 50% of the country is still consertive
They just don't think or align them selves with the republican leadership.

The problem for the leadership is that they are beholden to the 10% of the population who will give them money.

The republicans do need an Obama like person who can collect money from the general population, and not just the privileged few. Once they can do that, they can chart a path that is less extreme, and more acceptable to all.

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