This sounds like the Democrats circa 2004:

GOP Chair: “We’ve Done a Really Lousy Job of Branding and Marketing Who We Are”

Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus says the GOP has an image problem. “We’ve done a really lousy job of branding and marketing who we are,” Priebus said on CBS. Most have an image of the GOP as a room full of “stuffy old guys” but the “reality is we have a very young party,” he added. Priebus went on CBS to talk about the long-anticipated RNC report that will be released Monday and will detail just how the GOP can reverse its fortunes after the November defeats.

Priebus, who calls the review “unprecedented,” outlined to CBS’ Bob Schieffer the three main recommendations for the next presidential election: Fewer debates, an earlier convention, and a shorter primary process. “I believe that our primary process is way too long,” he said. “I think our calendar needs to be looked at.” The primary process ultimately hurt the party and its eventual nominee because “while we were playing footsie” the Democrats “were spending potentially hundreds of millions of dollars on data, technology, voter outreach.” He said 23 debates is a “ridiculous” number and he’d cut it down to “maybe 7 or 8.” To improve its image, the party will spend $10 million as part of an outreach program that will send people to all corners of the country, with a particular focus on hiring new political directors to reach out to minority voting blocs.

I got a bad feeling about this cuz I really don’t care too much for the New & Improved Democratic Party™.

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90 Responses to Ch-ch-ch-changes

  1. DandyTiger says:

    I have the same bad feeling. They certainly need to improve things and be more focused and unified and be better at their message. Then again, they also need to make sure it’s not the message vs. the messenger. But becoming more slick and machine like, and getting good at the manipulative marketing crap, and, well, cheating, doesn’t sound good to me.

    It sort of sounds like they’re buying into Dem messaging though. Suckers.

  2. myiq2xu says:

    If you look back through the years you will see that this is all cyclical. The GOP dominates for a while, then the Democrats take over. Lather, rinse, repeat endlessly.

  3. HELENK says:

    sounds to me like that they are being reactive instead of proactive

  4. votermom says:

    • 49erDweet (D) says:


      But, but, but…….. that means we special ones will not be in charge, so that ain’t happening.

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  6. HELENK says:

    GOP Autopsy Report Is Out And It’s…Meh

    Here’s the report (pdf)

    The short version is…Romney was a terrible candidate and his campaign was awful. They never say that but it’s clearly the subtext of everything.

    After saying they aren’t a policy making board, they make one policy suggestion.

    more at Ace of Spades

    • myiq2xu says:

      If Romney was a terrible candidate then who did they have that was better?

      • HELENK says:

        of all that ran I liked Romney for this time in the country

      • 49erDweet (D) says:

        There was never any serious attempt to figure out which candidate could win the country. It was all which candidate can the EGOP best control. Because 2012 was an automatic GOP win, wasn’t it?

      • DandyTiger says:

        There was never meant to be a viable candidate from the powers that be. It was the Dems turn to continue. They like things the way they are. Actually, they probably would have been fine with Romney, but they didn’t support him and let the Dems run the show this time.

  7. DeniseVB says:

    I don’t trust either party anymore, all they do is blow smoke up our asses for donations. Meh.

    I was convinced of that when they (I believe both parties!) went to Rove’s defense over Sarah’s CPAC comments. Where was the GOP/RNC when the Dems were driving her family bankrupt and impeding her ability to govern her state with stupid lawsuits (all dismissed) ? Then the Dems went after her defense fund (same kind Bill Clinton properly set up for his legal fund) and made her return the money (I signed the check back to her PAC).

    F you Democrats
    F you Republicans

  8. votermom says:

  9. votermom says:

    I am proactively embarrassed on behalf of USA

    • HELENK says:

      Bomber billy ayres educational teaching.
      divide and conquer

    • Roberta says:

      OMG! Few things leave me speechless.

    • wmcb says:

      “Black people don’t have control of any institutions of power, so they can’t be racist.”

      And people buy this crap in a country with a black president, black attorney general, black SCOTUS Justice, black US representatives, 4 black cabinet members, and in some states and districts more locally elected black officials than white ones.

      But nope – black people are powerless victims.

  10. HELENK says:

    republicans seen as stuffy old white men. well then why is the establishment not listening to the younger republicans like Cruz – Rubio – Rand _ Lee?

    Why did they trash Sarah Palin and redistrict Allen West???

    the republican establishment has become its own worse enemy.
    The have the future in these people, but do not want to give up the power of the past. That power is weakening.

  11. wmcb says:

    There is some good stuff in the report. They *do* need to do outreach and work on messaging. What they need to do is put the more liberty-minded people front and center, and tell the old guard to stand off to the side and smile and applaud. They need to do minority outreach that consists of more than apologetic shuffling and rote speechifying. They need to put up the moolah to send these vibrant young radical black and latino conservatives into minority communities to tell them how the Democrats have failed them utterly, and how job growth, and school choice, is better for them.

    It remains to be seen whether they will.

  12. HELENK says:

    one change they need asap is get rid of boehner.

    limp spagetti has more spine
    backtrack must have pictures, and negatives on him

  13. myiq2xu says:

    Washing my bedding today (spring cleaning) and my male cat comes in and chews me out because there are no blankets or sheets for him to lay on, just a bare mattress.

    So I put a towel down and he curled up on it and went to sleep.

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  16. myiq2xu says:

    Near as I can tell they are now bashing Pope Frank for not volunteering to be a martyr during Argentina’s “Dirty War.”

    • wmcb says:

      Reading more deeply into the story — which I did so you don’t have to — we learn that the pope’s “entanglement,” involved hiding fugitives from the government bad guys, pleading for the release of two priests, and helping one guy who looked like him escape by lending him his papers and a priest get-up. Which last is actually pretty cool. Go, Pope.

      • myiq2xu says:

        But he didn’t risk his life to publicly denounce the Argentine government so he isn’t fit to be Pope!

        • wmcb says:

          Tell ya what, when these assholes are willing to go stand in the middle of the square in Egypt and commence with the denouncing, they can bitch. Until then, STFU.

        • myiq2xu says:

          It’s like with POW’s. Until you’ve been one you don’t get to judge the ones who were.

      • myiq2xu says:

        Miss O’Grady goes on to quote Graciela Fernandez Meijide, who served on the national commission that investigated the Dirty War atrocities: ”Of all the testimony I received, never did I receive any testimony that Bergoglio was connected to the dictatorship.” And later: ”I have the impression that what bothers the current president is that Bergoglio would not get in line, that he denounces the continuation of extreme poverty.”

  17. myiq2xu says:

    In case you were wondering what happened to all the guitar heroes:

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  19. HELENK says:

    US State Department says Syrian government forces firing rockets into Lebanon is “a significant escalation”

    is this an ” OH SHIT” moment??

  20. DeniseVB says:

    Oh snap !

  21. votermom says:

    Check out this website — doesn’t it give you a Julia-like vibe?

    edit – apparently its for IEP (special ed ) students

  22. HELENK says:

    there is something mentally wrong with this guy??

    he wants to be a mommy so badly

  23. DandyTiger says:

    Israel has the bad habit of doing something provocative right after a US presidential visit. Regardless of party. But in this case, the desire for a move that would embarrass Obama must be great. I’m thinking when air force one is just lifting off and up in the air, Israel will launch war with Iran. Or at least bomb some possible nuk facilities. Wouldn’t surprise me one bit.

  24. HELENK says:

    just to lighten things up. got this at Iowa Hawk

    this is a real ad on the NYC subway

  25. yttik says:

    “We’re not here to rebrand a party. We’re here to rebuild a country.”
    -Sarah Palin

    The cool thing about conservatives and even Republicans is that this current bunch does not share the same herd mentality we’ve seen in the past.

  26. driguana says:

    It is very interesting how liberals start off with an unpopular position on an issue and then at a strategic moment do a complete 180. As far as I can tell this makes them look magnanimous, thoughtful and “evolutionary”….open to change….UNLIKE conservatives who take a singular position and refuse to change….hope, and then change….it is the glorious way. Or in the case of Hillary perhaps she recently discovered that she is gay or that Chelsea is gay or, who knows, maybe even Bill is gay now…the whole family is gay!!!

  27. HELENK says:

    Putin wants to boost military

    this is from the other day.
    backtrack cancels final phase of Europe based missile defense system.

    does anyone see anything wrong with this picture??

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