As Republicans Seek to Rebrand Themselves, Democrats Charge: "Republican Cuts Kill"

Steve KinsmanStarred Page By Steve Kinsman, 14th Oct 2014 | Follow this author | RSS Feed
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The American public's approval of the Republican Party keeps tanking, as it has been for several years now. In response, the party keeps trying to rebrand itself. It's not working.

Rebranding the Republican Party

There is a new commercial called "Republicans Are People Too" playing on television stations across the nation which seeks to convince people that Republicans are cool, just like you and me. Using stock photos and actors instead of real folks, the spot reassures us that "Republicans recycle" and "Republicans assemble Ikea furniture."

Since they are clueless about social media as well as the fact that they seem to live in a bubble, completely isolated culturally, at the end of their commercial they invite us to post why #IAmARepublican.

The public accommodates them

Here are some of the responses that followed their invitation:

"#IAmARepublican because I am pro-life except for, you know, guns."
#IAmARepublican because I just gave birth to a new baby corporation and he already has the right to vote."
#IAmARepublican because I want to shrink government until it fits inside a woman's body, where it really belongs."
#IAmARepublican because an armed white man is a patriot, but an armed black man is a thug. I'm just kidding! He doesn't have to be armed!

They should have known they were in for it when they invited people to respond, but, as we said before, they live in a bubble. For example, do any of them have the slightest clue how sexist is this commercial?

The serious side

The Republican policy that shrinks every social government program while stuffing the pockets of corporate America and the Military-Industrial Complex has had dire consequences. Public health funding has suffered draconian, devastating cuts over the past decade at the hands of the GOP. Public health officials are now saying that after over a decade of being on the receiving end of the GOP budget ax, up to as much as half of some programs' funding, are now having lethal consequences. The head of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), Dr. Francis Collins that cuts to the NIH, the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), and the Hospital Prepraredness Program, have stalled or brought to a halt research that may have produced an Ebola vaccine by now. Republican cuts to medical research have led to a brand new attack ad by Democrats, the title of which is "Republican Cuts Kill."

Link: Republicans Really Do Think Like This


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HazMat photo from NaturalNews.com

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I live in California with my wife Carol, where I have been practicing professional astrology for 35 years. I write articles on astrology, but I enjoy writing on a variety of other subjects as well..

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author avatar Fern Mc Costigan
14th Oct 2014 (#)

The Republicna party has change for teh bad and now they want to redeem themselves, still don't make the Dems as the sisters of charity, politics are just business!

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author avatar Retired
15th Oct 2014 (#)

I'm a Republican who knows nothing about living in a bubble. I was a single mother, after my divorce, from the time my twins were 4 years old. No child support, no food stamps, no welfare. No one paid for my birth control or for any of my other medical expenses. No one paid for my children's quality of life and health. No one paid, except for me. And I would do it all over again if that's what it took to be responsible and accountable.

My career, most of it in California, was spent in teaching and counseling -- working with Hispanics, Native Americans, and African-Americans -- in the field of co-occuring disorders, those diagnosed with substance abuse and mental health problems. It's amazing how many conservatives work in the helping fields. I've worked with as many, or more, than I have with the more liberal among us.

Neither party has anything to crow about. There are disgusting Republicans and there are disgusting Democrats. To lump people into one category and generalize about them is living in a bubble.

This Republican, as are many, is pro-choice and pro gay marriage. The government has no business interfering in individuals' personal lives, on any level, unless those individuals are harming others.

I seldom respond to the bait anymore when I see my party of choice slammed all over the place. Republicans are used to it. Talk about thick skins!
Getting into endless debate and argument with those who truly have no desire to think differently is exhausting and a waste of time.

I'm all for free speech, in any form. This time, I choose to exercise mine, as well. This "we"/"they" mentality isn't working. It's part of why this country is more divided than ever these days. Broad assumptions do nothing but harm and further the divide.

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author avatar Steve Kinsman
15th Oct 2014 (#)

I was born into a Republican family and voted Republican in my first election when I was 21. Over the years, however, I saw the party change, and now it does nothing but obstruct and nothing gets done in Washington.

Seems to me both parties get slammed equally. Certainly Fox News spends ninety percent of its air time slamming Obama and the Democrats, and MSNBC spends 90 percent of its air time slamming Republicans.

I agree there are disgusting Democrats. Obama and Cuomo are just two.

My beef with the Republicans is that they offer no alternatives. They keep slamming Obamacare, for instance, but they have nothing to offer instead of it.

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author avatar Retired
15th Oct 2014 (#)

Your thoughtful response is appreciated, Steve.

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author avatar Steve Kinsman
15th Oct 2014 (#)

Thank you Susan. I appreciate that.

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author avatar C.D. Moore
15th Oct 2014 (#)

I'm glad they are not in favour with the public. That would be really scary!

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author avatar Steve Kinsman
15th Oct 2014 (#)

It would indeed.

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author avatar Sherri Granato
15th Oct 2014 (#)

Alternatives are imperative, but you are right, Republicans have missed this moot point entirely.

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author avatar Steve Kinsman
15th Oct 2014 (#)

Thank you Sherri. I appreciate your comment.

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author avatar AjaySinghChauhan
25th Oct 2014 (#)

nice post i like it and thanks for sharing you post with us....

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