Thursday, April 30, 2009

A new GOP?

By Michael J.W. Stickings

CNN: "Coming soon to a battleground state near you: a new effort to revive the image of the Republican Party and to counter President Obama's characterization of Republicans as "the party of 'no.'"

And who's running this "National Council for a New America"? Why, a veritable brain trust of Republican idea-mongering: not just McCain and Jeb Bush but -- can you contain your excitement? -- Jindal, Romney, Barbour, and some of the leading right-wing lights on Capitol Hill: Boehner, Cantor, Pence, McConnell, Kyl, Alexander.

Looks to me like the GOP vision for a "New America" will be dreamed up by the same old Republicans who find themselves an increasingly extreme, and increasingly irrelevant, minority party in D.C.


As will be the happy face -- i.e., the new "brand" -- they put on their same-old-same-old ideological fusion of neo-liberalism and theocratism that will no doubt be the outcome of this whole ridiculous effort.

Good luck selling that, repackaged or not, to an American public that has clearly had enough.

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