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Two Cheers For Rebranding

The_Unknown_Pundit Wrote: Feb 08, 2013 1:12 PM
1) In 2012, we learned that if the GOP could re-write the abortion laws to their liking, there would be no safe harbor exceptions for rape and incest. 2) Also in 2012, Paul Broun (R-GA), told the world he thinks the theory of evolution and the big bang theory are nothing but lies from the pits of Hell created by Satan so mankind will reject Jesus. 3) Lastly, there are elements in the GOP that argue that it is a violation of their religious freedom if others are allowed to live beyond their idea of what is acceptable, as defined by their religious beliefs. And the GOP wonders why it has an image problem.
AZYaateeh Wrote: Feb 08, 2013 6:30 PM
So...why do you support murdering people for what their fathers did? That's what "abortion for rape and incest" means.

Maybe I read old books on logic, but it seems to me that repealing capital punishment for rape, but killing the unborn offspring of rapists, is pretty backward.
Rock Strongo Wrote: Feb 08, 2013 1:51 PM
What the $%^#& are you talking about?

Idiot.

Forward!
The_Unknown_Pundit Wrote: Feb 08, 2013 2:48 PM
1) You might recall the comments of candidates Akin and Mourdock last year. They told the women of America that if they had their way with the abortions laws, pregnant rape and incest victims shouldn't be allowed legal abortions. Good way to attract female voters GOP.
2) Elements in the GOP that want Christian creation myths taught in science classes. Broun's comments are just one of many examples of GOP pols beclowning themselves over evolution and the big bang theory. These type of GOP pols frighten away intelligent, educated voters.
3) Social conservatives want to impose their religious value system on everyone via politics. Problematic in this day and age.

That is the brand that is out there. Perhaps rebranding is in order.
The_Unknown_Pundit Wrote: Feb 08, 2013 2:49 PM
1) You might recall the comments of candidates Akin and Mourdock last year. They told the women of America that if they had their way with the abortions laws, pregnant rape and incest victims shouldn't be allowed legal abortions. Good way to attract female voters GOP.
2) Elements in the GOP that want Christian creation myths taught in science classes. Broun's comments are just one of many examples of GOP pols beclowning themselves over evolution and the big bang theory. These type of GOP pols frighten away intelligent, educated voters.
3) Social conservatives want to impose their religious value system on everyone via politics. Problematic in this day and age.

That is the brand that is out there. Perhaps rebranding is in order.
The_Unknown_Pundit Wrote: Feb 08, 2013 2:51 PM
Sorry for the double post.
Stuart95 Wrote: Feb 08, 2013 3:46 PM
Unknown, Akin and Murdock are no more typical of the Republican Party than the Democratic Congressman who thought too many residents might cause Guam to tip over is typical of the Democratic Party.

Republicans have their problem children; we just don't elect them Vice President, Speaker and Majority Leader.
AZYaateeh Wrote: Feb 08, 2013 6:32 PM
1. People shouldn't be killed for what their parents do. I'm sorry that idea upsets you.
2. The left DOES teach the Gaia hypothesis in science classes.
3. And social libertarians don't?
goldilocks Wrote: Feb 09, 2013 10:03 AM
T, how about being "born again"?
goldilocks Wrote: Feb 09, 2013 10:03 AM

Ever since Mitt Romney lost the presidential election, there's been a lot of talk about how the Republican Party needs to "rebrand" itself.

Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal wants, among other things, for the GOP to stop being "the stupid party." Rep. Paul Ryan has concluded that the watchword for the Republican Party needs to be "prudence." Sen. Marco Rubio is the front man for the most tangible aspect of the rebranding effort: getting on the right side of the immigration issue. In the process, he's become something of the de facto point person for the party.

The latest entrant into this...