Thursday, April 04, 2013

Republican rebranding 2.0

By Mustang Bobby

I guess all that talk about "rebranding" and "autopsy" at the RNC really didn't take hold. Even party chairman Reince Priebus is ditching all that introspection about reaching out to women and minorities when it comes to raising money from the gullible and the paranoid.

"The President, the Senate Majority Leader, the House Democratic Leader, and the Chair of the Democratic National Committee (in whose home state this hearing occurred) made funding Planned Parenthood an issue in the 2012 campaign," Priebus wrote. "They should now all be held to account for that outspoken support. If the media won't, then voters must ask the pressing questions: Do these Democrats also believe a newborn has no rights? Do they also endorse infanticide?"

The case in question was testimony before a Florida legislative committee on really vague hypothetical questions about Planned Parenthood's position on what to do if a baby survives an abortion, or something like that. The implication is that PP and all the liberals would try to kill it. At least that's what it sounds like when he uses the word "infanticide." But then, he’s writing to an audience that he thinks doesn't know the difference between a newborn baby and a clump of cells floating around in a uterus.

This is the new GOP model: cynically exploit the ignorant because you think you can get away with it. Every politician tries it, but this brings it to a whole new level.

(Cross-posted at Bark Bark Woof Woof.)

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