Thursday, April 4, 2013

Rebranding 2.0

I guess all that talk about “rebranding” and “autopsy” at the RNC really didn’t take hold.  Even party chairman Reince Priebus is ditching all that introspection about reaching out to women and minorities when it comes to raising money from the gullible and the paranoid.

“The President, the Senate Majority Leader, the House Democratic Leader, and the Chair of the Democratic National Committee (in whose home state this hearing occurred) made funding Planned Parenthood an issue in the 2012 campaign,” Priebus wrote. “They should now all be held to account for that outspoken support. If the media won’t, then voters must ask the pressing questions: Do these Democrats also believe a newborn has no rights? Do they also endorse infanticide?”

The case in question was testimony before a Florida legislative committee on really vague hypothetical questions about Planned Parenthood’s position on what to do if a baby survives an abortion, or something like that.  The implication is that PP and all the liberals would try to kill it.  At least that’s what it sounds like when he uses the word “infanticide.”  But then, he’s writing to an audience that he thinks doesn’t know the difference between a newborn baby and a clump of cells floating around in a uterus.

This is the new GOP model: cynically exploit the ignorant because you think you can get away with it.  Every politician tries it, but this brings it to a whole new level.

2 barks and woofs on “Rebranding 2.0

  1. what to do if a baby survives an abortion

    There are days I think the anti-choice volk are convinced that a freshly-fertilized zygote is just milliseconds away from spring out of its mother and launching right into a Vaudeville song-and-dance routine. Those nine months of gestation? Unnecessary dawdling by all those Sovereign Citizens who should be out there obtaining skills so they can find jobs.

    Are they going to start suggesting that “birthdate” is an inappropriate identifier, since “birth” is irrelevant to “conception” (which incidentally is irrelevant to “fertilization”)? Will where you were [ahem] merged matter more than where you were born? [Actually on that last one I don't know what to hope for: I was born in the US but conceived in what's now EU territory, and dual citizenship based on that would be fun].

  2. Rebranding the same old thing. You can put a new coat of paint on the house or your car; but it still the same piece of equipment. Try as they may, it is still bigotry, insanity, stupidity and ignorance.

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