Jeb Bush and Bobby Jindal Introduce “New Republican Party” That’s Exactly Like the Old One (VIDEO)

jeb-bush-new-republicanI 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. 

Allen Clifton

Allen Clifton is a native Texan who now lives in the Austin area. He has a degree in Political Science from Sam Houston State University. Allen is a co-founder of Forward Progressives and creator of the popular Right Off A Cliff column and Facebook page. Be sure to follow Allen on Twitter and Facebook, and subscribe to his channel on YouTube as well.


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  • FMJ

    Sounds like they are trying to become democrats

  • MLR

    Allen, they’re not fooling anyone except their brain-washed, far-right, wacko, lunatic base of the republican party. Too bad these are the only people that get out and vote during the mid-terms because left and center sure doesn’t. And that’s why this country is in such a mess because these lunatics, even though they are a minority, have enough power to sabotage any progress that could be made. If the same people who put Barack Obama in office had come out to vote in 2010 we’d be in a far better place than we are now. I just hope we don’t make the same mistake in 2014 because if we do we’ll really be screwed. We won’t be talking about minimum wage and income inequality anymore, we’ll be talking about how much homelessness and despair there is. We’ll be no better than the third world countries where children are literally starving to death and we will no longer see it only in commercials because it will be in our own backyard.

    • Sandy Greer

      We give away our Power when we don’t vote. There are more of us, than them.

      Voting, we win. Stay home? We lose.

      ^^^It’s that simple. We absolutely MUST vote in 2014, and every single election after that; local all the way up to national. Every election, every time.

      Let’s not give away our Power for free. It’s far too valuable.

    • Gary Menten

      Once you’ve subtracted the brain-washed, far-right, wacko, lunatic base of the republican party, you have very little left other than the very rich elite who figured out a long time ago that the brain-washed, far-right, wacko, lunatic base of the republican party was a lot easier to fool than anybody with a lick of common sense.

      The Roberts Court has now basically removed any and all spending restriction by which the rich elite can buy the votes of the extremely gullible and this is not a happy thought.

  • Tom Birmingham

    2014 Florida goes blue, We’ve got a Cannabis Law coming up for medical or decriminalization! Spectacular timing!

  • shopper

    I’d prefer to see an ‘old Republican’ party and I do mean old – pre-Reagan’ – back to when the two parties even overlapped in some of what their moderates believed. Back to when the government worked and America prospered.

    • Gary Menten

      It’s funny to think that Nixon had at least one admirable quality to compared to the current bag of nuts running the GOP; he knew how to compromise politically.

    • LL11

      I used those times as an example when I was a true independent and voted for Republicans. It’s been a while…. a long while. I’d prefer voting for moderates in both parties.

  • Gary Menten

    Welcome to the NEW AND IMPROVED Republican party. We’ve dropped and hidden the incompetent clowns that brought you the Iraq War, turned a budget surplus into a giant budget deficit and stood by as the economy imploded, but we kept the SAME OLD FORMULA as before and added the refreshing taste of TEA to mix! Try the new tea-flavoured GOP! (Available in Orange Pekoe, Darjeeling and Earl Grey!

  • Eddie Krebbs

    ANY TIME a company says that they have changed, I become suspicious. Much more for the repubs.
    And all I hear from the New and Improved repubs is jingoism. For example, they’ve been **shouting** that they were anti-big business since at least Reagan; yet compare the increases in national debt and govt size for Reagan to the present. They’ve always proclaimed that they were a “Big Ten” and pointed to the log cabin repubs. Look at their record on LGBT rights. etc. etc. etc.

  • Eddie Krebbs

    Dumb Question: Where do Bush and Jendal get most of their money from? Would it make sense for big business to give them money and not get anything in return ?

  • moe/larry & curly keys

    meet the new boss,,,,,,same as the old boss….” (WONT GET FOOLED AGAIN) THE WHO

  • Scaramongus

    It’s all just talk, yada yada yada