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Posted on May 4, 2009

They may be drawing from the same ol’ value system—based on buzzwords like individualism, faith, “family values” and free market capitalism—but prominent members of the GOP, including former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush and House Republican Whip Eric Cantor, are looking to revamp their party’s image and regain political traction with the launch of the National Council for a New America.

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By yours truly, May 6, 2009 at 7:44 pm Link to this comment
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It Doesn’t Matter What Happens To The Republican Party

“What matters?”

“Whether or not President Obama & Congress make good on their promise to bring about change we can believe in.”

“But without a viable opposition party what’ll keep the Democratic Party from over-reaching?”

“No chance.”


“President Barack Obama turns out to be a wimp.”

“Based on.”

“Just like former president Bill Clinton, despite a Democratic majority in both houses, he won’t fight for his already watered down proposals.”

“The answer being?”

“That we make sure that President Obama & Congress keep their campaign promises.”


“On account of default on the part of Democrats, the Republican Party will win back Congress in 2010 and the White House in 2008.”

“Anything else?”

“Yes we can.”

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By omop, May 6, 2009 at 10:07 am Link to this comment

Extreme Makeover or Desperate Republicans. Its reported that AIPAC has moved to counter any new White House initiative in the Israeli/Palestenian two state solution by trying to mobilise Congress against it through a letter, written by two people seen as extremely close to the lobby group – Steny Hoyer, the Democratic majority leader in the House of Representatives, and ERIC CANTOR, the Republican whip.

The two men addressed an Aipac banquet attended by more than half the members of Congress on Monday, each standing in turn at a “roll call” of support for Israel.

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By Purple Girl, May 6, 2009 at 8:25 am Link to this comment

Small Gov’t, Individualism- then get the hell out of my body and my bedroom!!!
‘Free market’ Then end the monopoly strangle hold the Corps and their Stockmarket Tote boards have on our economy! Please if the Corps don’t like a innovative idea they either kill it through their predatory business practices or swollow it and then shelf it.
Right to Bear Arms- well then get them out of the hands of sociopaths who give gunownership a bad name.And finally admit the Costitution never guaranteed the right to stockpile Arsenals.
Acknowledge that fact the Reason citizens are so heavily taxed is to bankroll Corp Tax loop holes.Trickle Down has been exposed as the way back towards the Feudalitic cast system when Corps are allowed to siphon off the wealth in off shore accounts- reducing the flow to a Damn Trickle. Also confess the Real Wealth producers are the ones who’s Blood Sweat and tears make up the Liquidity to begin with!
If Repugs (and a number their Blue Lap Dogs) could detach their lips from around the Corp Cock for a second- we may be able to understand that garbled platform better.
Our founders did not write those guiding documents for the Corps, because they did not exist! However they did write them specifically to exclude the power and influence (oppression) of Family Crests (Logos) and Blood Line (political and Industrial Monarchies).so essentially they Did Include the blatant EXCLUSION of Brick & Mortar from the Freedoms and rights guaranteed by those Documents penned solely ‘for the people & by the people’. To allow such proclaimation to be usurped by any such entities is TREASON!
It is highly UNadviseable for people like Prince Mitt or Jeb to utter the word ‘Monarchy’, it exposes their own blue blood lineage and brings their alligenece to US into serious doubt.

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By tomack, May 6, 2009 at 7:08 am Link to this comment

Their party’s salvation depends on their ability to follow—follow in the footsteps of Arlen Specter.

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By Louise, May 6, 2009 at 6:41 am Link to this comment

“individualism, faith, “family values” and free market capitalism”

Each “individual” will be guaranteed the right to be exactly alike - in their pursuit of “faith” in an unseen, undefined but absolute reward somewhere in eternity - according to their adherence to “family values” as laid out by men (and perhaps a women or two) who’s families multiply in accordance with each successive new wife/husband - based on the never ending need to expand personal “capital” gain through appropriate marriages, births and business connections.

No “individual” who adheres to the “faith” and protects their “family values” will be denied the opportunity to have and hold, warm and fuzzy “capitalist” love, close to their heart.

For each “individual” too dumb to understand, “faith” will be provided courtesy professional men of God, who will decide for them what their “family values” should be. And will guide them through the rocky waters of free “capitalist” greed. Making sure, even though they have nothing and could drown any minute, they will have the thrill of watching the haves get more!

And the rest of us will continue chuckling, and occassionally laugh out loud, courtesy the republican’s, who have no defined goal, no clear instruction on how to not reach that goal, and no guide to lead them in their pursuit of nothing leading to nowhere.

Gee thanks Jeb, Eric and Mitt!  A good laugh is always welcome. smile

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By ardee, May 6, 2009 at 4:50 am Link to this comment

melvin polatnick, May 4 at 8:36 pm #
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The party of God label carried by the Republican Party has to go. Most people have found that God hands out blessings but not one buck. Changing the name to the party of dollars will get the votes. But God should not be forgotten. Let him be remembered by the Democratic Party.

I will not quibble with your belief system, that is your right. I do , however, take much umbrage at your insistence that such belief or lack thereof has a role in our governance. It certainly does not, nor should it.

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By mmadden, May 6, 2009 at 4:40 am Link to this comment

And Rush told the GOP that Palin needed to be included in the revamping committee.

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By Mary Ann McNeely, May 5, 2009 at 6:43 pm Link to this comment
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These greedy dolts destroyed the American economy and involved in needless wars that absolutely no end.  How long before the short sighted public forgets all that and votes them back in to do the same things all over again?

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By architect, May 5, 2009 at 5:10 pm Link to this comment
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If the Republicans and the republican Democrats working diligently to ‘have it their way’ over 40 years have actually brought about the largest unfunded militaristic government in US history, not only two brutal and illegal wars that will never end but the next Even Greater Depression to the modern industrial economy AND global environmental and climate cataclysm, where can they possibly lay blame for their hard earned mess? Of course, just point the golden finger at the working middle class and the poor in every nation on the planet. It is so, so simple!

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By Larry McCombs, May 5, 2009 at 3:53 pm Link to this comment
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Just another con-job. The Republicans are utterly guided by the whims of big business and the banksters. I think of them as psychopaths.

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By felicity, May 5, 2009 at 10:06 am Link to this comment

I’d advise the Republicans to tell the truth, that is admit that they are against any and all government measures which may benefit anyone except the rich. 

Then they can explain that the beloved Reagan knew, practiced and preached that by way of money trickling down from the rich will we all prosper.

(Of course they’re risking the possibility that some malcontent in the audience will scream out, “But, the gap between rich and poor has never been historically as great as it is today so could you give us some time when we could expect this to happen?”)

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By GB, May 4, 2009 at 9:53 pm Link to this comment
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Jeb Bush was signed on to the PNAC, the group that brought you the false flag attack on 911. I guess they figure another event like that could put them back in the driver seat to hell. Keep your eye on Cheney.

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By melvin polatnick, May 4, 2009 at 5:36 pm Link to this comment
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The party of God label carried by the Republican Party has to go. Most people have found that God hands out blessings but not one buck. Changing the name to the party of dollars will get the votes. But God should not be forgotten. Let him be remembered by the Democratic Party.

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By Clonakilty32, May 4, 2009 at 4:15 pm Link to this comment
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You are totally correct Allan Krueger.  My analogy was “How many ways can you shape dog crap?” No matter what the shape its still dog crap.  Look at the clowns Republicans are puttin out front to gain support, Cantor,Jeb Bush and Mitt Romney.  It makes me want to puke just looking at these fools. The GOP is DEAD!

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By Allan Krueger, May 4, 2009 at 12:45 pm Link to this comment

Like putting perfume on a PIG!

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