Oh yes, girl. And yes, the Hole song is stuck in my head. ‘Oh make me ova…’
Republicans are ready to revamp their image! All due to the fact that they’ve been dubbed the “no” party under the Obama Administration. not due to the fact that they single-handedly fucked things up themselves. And probably a lot to do with Arlen Specter saying “yes.” The new initiative/outreach has been dubbed “New Council for a New America.” It seems to me that Republicans are ready to let go of the right-wing Christian image in order to appeal to a diverse America.
Politicians include John McCain, Jeb Bush, Mitt Romney, House Leader JOHN BOEHNER (lmao — I mean, first Dick Armey and now John Boehner. They really make this too easy…), House GOP Whip Eric Cantor, GOP House Conference Chairman Mike Pence, GOP Senate Leader Mitch McConnell, Senate Republican Jon Kyl, GOP Conference Chairman Lamar Alexander, and a surprise visit by Senator John Thune of South Dakota. Break out the Bartles and James wine coolers!!!
The forum isn’t white only Republican only, which means that it is open for everyone to participate. The announcement reads:
“This forum will include a wide open policy debate that every American can feel free to participate in. We do this not just to offer an alternative point of view or to be disagreeable. Instead, we want to ask the American people what their hopes and dreams are. Since January, the President and the Democratic Majority in Congress have – rightfully so – put forward their plan for the future, now we must listen, learn and lead through an honest, open conversation with the American people that will result in building policy proposals that will yield the best results for our nation’s long-term success.”
Translated: We want to regain the presidency and the majority by 2012. (That’s all they had to say…)
The forum will be held in Arlington, VA, an area that recently began voting more and more democratically. Republicans will be ready to incorporate new ideas and probably criticisms, and will take the makeover party throughout the country. Expect for these forums to last until the mid-term elections of 2010. And beyond.