Friday, June 01, 2007

Boehner Leads Effort to Polish GOP 'Brand'
By Jonathan Weisman
Washington Post Staff Writer
Friday, June 1, 2007; Page A13

Their president's approval ratings are at historic lows. The war in Iraq is grinding down their political prospects, and their party is showing deep divisions on issues such as education and immigration.

But to House Minority Leader John A. Boehner (R-Ohio), Republicans' path to power rests on brand recognition. Boehner has convened a group of allies and confidantes to work on GOP "branding," an exercise designed to restore an identity to a party that many voters no longer see as holding a core set of principles.


To some House conservatives, the branding effort is navel-gazing in the middle of a hurricane. A Republican lobbyist familiar with the project, speaking on the condition of anonymity to maintain relations with GOP leaders, said it will be impossible to create a new Republican "brand" out of the House, while President Bush casts his shadow and image on the party.

I'm not going to bash Boehner for being emotional. I may not agree with his premise, but it is obvious that he cares.

But can you honestly see Republicans coalescing behind a "rebranding" concocted by a man who so nakedly shows his sensitive side?

Isn't that against their code, punishible by banishment even?

pic via Think Progress


At 11:46 AM, Blogger Paddy said...

"Snowflakes melting on his face".

At 12:03 PM, Blogger Ashen Shard said...

I don't think Republicans will have a problem when it is one of their own .... then again, maybe it wouldn't be such a good idea to show emotions and give the visual impression of a Jimmy Swaggart.

At 12:45 PM, Blogger merlallen said...

Ted Stevens cries all of the time. And the freak in Idaho cried about some silly damn thing. Illegal Immigration is Marxist in nature and Satan inspired or something equally ludicrous. They're not called WATBs for nothing, you know.

At 1:15 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Where did you ever get those photos of Boehner practicing his "cry" before he went on to do his speech?


At 1:32 PM, Blogger Mary Ellen said...

I'd cry too if I were a Republican. It's got to suck to be them.

At 12:52 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

The GOP needs fumigating, nor rebranding.

At 1:16 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

The Boner is on a new mission
with tears, he begs brand recognition
   the GOP's thrust
   should now penetrate us
but it cums with no guilty admission

At 2:28 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Boner just might make a great Turd Polisher. You never know.

At 6:18 AM, Blogger Mike said...

That's a good point. Let the republicans continue to wallow in the filth of this administration. Once America finally gets them out of office, history books will be written about how our nation was nearly destroyed by the arrogance and repressiveness that defines these people in the White House. If bush stays in office much longer it will be equivalent to rnc suicide. He apparently cares as much about what he's doing to his party as he does about what he's doing to our nation. The saudis are paying him well. He can go clear brush in crawford for the rest of his life. His party will be dead. And even worse if they let cheney assume to the position. heh... rnc will need to support Pelosi for prez to have any sort of survival beyond 2008.

Wait? Someone's pounding on my door..........

At 12:53 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Excluding Roberts and Alito, which is major and long term damage to America, Bush has been a good thing for the country.
Bush is the perfect epidomy of complete Republican rule.
All Republicans own Bush, lock stock and barrel. We'll be bitchslapping Republicans for 50 years with Bush. Books will be published for decades examing "how" this group of thugs took control of America.

Bush is the beginning of change brought on by outrage.

Personally, I'm looking forward to casually roadtripping to Texas to wipe my ass on the doorknob of his presidential library.


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