This has been an active week for the Republican National Committee, its Chairman Reince Priebus, and their Growth and Opportunity Project.
This first phase of the “new” Republican Party rebranding initiative was launched last month to address the party's spectacular failure last election and help identify areas that need improvement. This will supposedly provide them with the information they need to plan a path forward. Meanwhile, the rest of us have waited anxiously for the next act in this clown show to begin. And on Wednesday, it did:
The next phase of the GOP's automated rebirth mechanism arrived in the form of a
low-budget spiffy new website:
Reince Priebus and his Failure Posse remain convinced the core principles of the Republican Party are wildly popular — only minor adjustments to message-framing and distribution are necessary — so they've come up with yet another innovative idea:
Republican National Committee (RNC) Chairman Reince Priebus is calling on the party to compete in every state across the country, as he unveils a major overhaul in response to November’s election.Sound familiar? Of course it does:
“We must compete in every state and every region, building relationships with communities we haven’t before,” Priebus plans to say in excerpts of a speech to be delivered Friday.
In many ways, Priebus's model mirrors that pursued by Howard Dean as chairman of the Democratic National Committee (DNC) after George W. Bush was reelected president in 2004.How about that? Yet another example of losing Republicans adopting superior Democratic ideas.
Behold, the 50-State Strategy, Republican version:
The RNC chairman will argue that for the party to survive, it must “stop looking at elections through the lens of 'battleground states.' ”A technologically-advanced party operation is fundamentally important if you want to effectively recycle failed ideas to every state in the Union:
“We have four years till the next presidential election, and being a 'blue state' is not a permanent diagnosis,” he plans to say [in Friday's speech].
“In order to do all this, we need to empower, equip and train our candidates, volunteers, and operatives ... whether it’s a college activist recruiting volunteers in Pasadena or a small businesswoman running for town council in New Jersey”Some good ole election rigging never hurts either, as Q-Tip reminds us in a diary posted Thursday:
“Let’s host Skype-based training sessions and Google hangouts on campaign strategy, fundraising, door-to-door advocacy, and digital tools. We need to give the next generation of organizers access to the brightest experts.”
As most here know, the national Republican party has now officially endorsed a scheme to make it all but impossible for a Democrat to win the White House, by splitting up the electoral votes of states Obama won.Why all the scrambling around all of the sudden? Maybe it's because of this unpleasant reality:
Republicans face a steep road to recovery. In a NBC/Wall Street Journal poll released last week, 49 percent of respondents said they had an unfavorable view of the party — the highest figure since 2008.Just a minor complication for someone who's job depends on his upbeat attitude:
But Priebus is optimistic that the GOP will bounce back.I'm not.
They can “reach out,” faux-diversify, and Tweet to their hearts content, it won't change the fact that if people don't want what Republicans are selling — mutating propaganda and failed policy — they lose.
Unless, of course, they cheat.
Again, if you haven't read it already, please check out Q-Tip's Republicans WILL take the White House in 2016. We can't let this happen.
(Emphasis appearing in any quotes is mine)