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Republicans Launch Multiple Rebranding Efforts Led by Same Unpopular People and Ideas that Keep Losing Elections

After four months of Republicans calling Obama every name in the book and less than a few weeks removed from the National Day of Teabagging That Would Change Everything, Obama is still hugely popular. Not a dent.

So since the Full Rushbo obviously didn’t work, Republicans are panicking, and they’re polishing the turd retooling their message.


National Republican leaders gathered in Northern Virginia over the weekend for the first in a series of town halls designed to begin the long process of re-making the GOP’s badly tattered image.

House Minority Whip Eric Cantor and former governors Jeb Bush (Fla.) and Mitt Romney (Mass.) — along with more than 100 attendees — crowded in a pizza joint in Arlington on Saturday to make the case that the party is down but not out.


Ed Gillespie, the former GOP chairman and counselor to President George W. Bush, and top pollster Whit Ayres on Tuesday are launching Resurgent Republic, a group aimed at shaping the debate as the party regenerates itself for the upcoming elections. 

Resurgent Republic’s Advisory Board includes Mississippi Gov. Haley Barbour, George Allen, Bill Paxon, Vin Weber and Mary Matalin.


Republicans looking to recover from Bush-era defeats are turning to an unlikely source for advice: top aides to former President George W. Bush.

Former White House press secretary Dana Perino, former Bush counselor Ed Gillespie and former White House deputy press secretary Tony Fratto are among those set to provide words of wisdom to House Republican press secretaries at their annual workshop this Friday.

Seriously, the answer to the question of what’s next for the GOP is … Pig Missile?

Anyway, here are the ideas that will form the basis of the New Republicanism.

Resurgent Republic will promote market-oriented policies, lower taxes and economic growth, and strong national security policies.

It’s really a sickness, isn’t it?

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