I find it kind of ironic that the Republican party constantly harps on about how we need to get back to “traditional values,” and that only through “conservative principles” will this country be restored to economic greatness.
Which is even more ironic considering it was Republican leadership that led us into the worst economic recession since the Great Depression.
But if the Republican party is so wonderful, and conservative ideology is so great, then why are Republicans trying to “rebrand” the party? What’s this push for “changing party philosophies” to be the party of ideas instead of just the “party of no”? I thought Republicans rejected the idea that they were the “party of no.” You know, like liberals have been calling them for years.
Well, Jeb Bush and Bobby Jindal are stars in a new ad campaign for being a “New Republican.” Here, take a look:
Funny, the “New Republican” seems exactly like “old Republicans.”
Jeb Bush saying, “If you believe that every parent ought to be able to choose their child’s school and that the economy should be driven from the bottom up and not the top down from Washington, then you’re a New Republican.” I’m still not quite sure how cutting taxes for the rich is building an economy from the “ground up.” I guess you have to be brainwashed by conservative “logic” to buy into that nonsense.
Then Jindal chimed in with, “If you don’t think the Republican Party should be the party of big government, big business or big anything, then you’re thinking like a New Republican.”
And how exactly is that any different from the current lineup of Republican propaganda?
You just have to love it. They’re trying to “rebrand” themselves as a “new Republican” party while using the same old worn out right-wing rhetoric. But hey, since conservative voters don’t like to think for themselves, I’m sure they’ll eat this right up. After all, they’re the same people who call themselves the voters for the “fiscally conservative small government party” while their party runs up giant deficits whenever they’re in charge and constantly seeks to massively expand our government so that it interferes with the private lives of Americans.
And to top it all off, they’re trying to usher in the “new Republican” with George W. Bush’s brother. Because nothing says “new” quite like a third member of the Bush family running for president. Somebody hand me a barf bag, I think I’m gonna need it.