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  • Big Government GOP's Common Core Rebrand Hustle

    04/30/2014 4:52:29 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 13 replies ^ | April 30, 2014 | Michelle Malkin
    This weekend on "Fox News Sunday," anchor Chris Wallace credited his guest, Republican Indiana Gov. Mike Pence, with leading the nation as the "first state to fall out of the Common Core national education standards." If only it were true. Wallace didn't do his homework. And presidential aspirant Pence was too busy daydreaming about 2016 to correct him. Reality check: Last week, Pence faced the anger of hundreds of Indiana parents, educators and activists at a public Indiana Business Roundtable meeting to discuss his phony charade. The protesters openly booed Pence's derision of critics as out-of-staters and elitists. They roared...
  • Two Cheers For Rebranding

    02/08/2013 7:20:28 AM PST · by Kaslin · 14 replies ^ | February 8, 2013 | Jonah Goldberg
    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...
  • Obama Admin Rebranding Healthcare 'Exchanges' as 'Marketplaces'

    01/20/2013 11:42:42 AM PST · by Nachum · 25 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 1/20/13 | Ben Shapiro
    Democrats understand that when they are losing a political fight, their best move is to change the political lexicon. When progressivism fails, they become liberals; when liberalism fails, they become progressives. Now they’re using that rhetorical trickery to try to save the wildly unpopular centerpiece of President Obama’s first term: Obamacare. Obamacare sets up what were originally termed state health care “exchanges.” These “exchanges” were supposedly set up to pool risk between health care insurance companies. Of course, if the market saw a benefit in such pooling, it would have done so already. In fact, many insurance companies already pool...
  • 'Couldn't Be More Wrong, Absurd!': Deutsch And Cupp Clash Over Republican Need To 'Re-brand'

    11/15/2012 6:23:06 AM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 23 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    For adman Donny Deutsch, there's really no difference between pushing a political party or a bag of potato chips: it's all about the branding. S.E. Cupp, in contrast, is a conservative with bedrock principles. Seated next to each other on today's Morning Joe set during a discussion on GOP strategy going forward, a blow-up was clearly in the cards. And clash they did, with Cupp arguing that the GOP doesn't need to re-brand itself, but rather to "spend more time explaining why their policies work for everyone." Deutsch, repeatedly trying to cut Cupp off, exclaimed that she "couldn't be more...
  • Judicial Watch Releases Special Report "The Rebranding of ACORN"

    09/28/2011 11:57:15 AM PDT · by Nachum · 5 replies
    Judicial Watch/facebook ^ | 9/28/11 | Judicial Watch
    Scandal-Ridden Activist Group Lives on in the Form of “Bullet Proof Community-Organizing Frankensteins” Created Across the Country Contact Information: Press Office 202-646-5172, ext 305 Washington, DC -- September 28, 2011 Judicial Watch, the public interest organization that investigates and prosecutes government corruption, today released “The Rebranding of ACORN,” a special report on the Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now (ACORN) network, following an extensive investigation of the organization’s transformation into various “spinoffs” and affiliated organizations. The ACORN-affiliated groups existing today are ACORN in all but name. These groups tend to occupy ACORN’s former offices, are staffed in many cases...
  • Here’s Why Microsoft MUST Rebrand as BING Now

    03/10/2011 6:29:30 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 29 replies
    Wall Street Cheat Sheet ^ | 03/10/2011 | Damien Hoffman
    Face it, Bill Gates: Microsoft’s (NASDAQ:MSFT) brand tells consumers the underlying product is buggy, susceptible to viruses and hackers, and often crashes. For that incredibly important reason, Steve Balmer et al MUST rebrand Microsoft as Bing now. Bing has a Slick Brand Conveying Quality and Great User Experience According to comScore (NASDAQ:SCOR), Bing has done an awesome job taking search market share from Google (NASDAQ:GOOG), Yahoo (NASDAQ:YHOO), Interactive Corp (NASDAQ:IACI) and AOL (NYSE:AOL). The young search engine already has 13.1% — only a few percentage points behind Yahoo’s 16.1%. The bottom line is users like Bing’s slick user interface and...
  • Bill Lockyer: CA Republicans may need to re-brand, but Dems need to govern (Rep brand in CA "dead")

    01/23/2011 10:52:26 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 14 replies · 1+ views ^ | 1/23/11 | Joe Garofoli
    Republicans in California "as a brand," said former GOP party chair Duf Sundheim, "are dead." Ouch. Not that we didn't already know that -- and we told you the other day about some trying to do mouth-to-mouth on the GOP (sorry about the image). But Duf's nugget at the end of a discussion about California's 2010 gubernatorial primary was one of several things we learned here at the lovely Hotel Shattuck at UC-Berkeley's Institute of Governmental Studies looky-loo-back at the 2010 Guv race. As the name hints, this confab is like a rave for political geeks-- and those who aspire...
  • GOP brand pronounced dead in deep-blue California

    01/22/2011 9:31:16 PM PST · by thecodont · 61 replies · 1+ views
    San Francisco Chronicle / ^ | Saturday, January 22, 2011 | Carla Marinucci,Joe Garofoli, Chronicle Political Writers
    The Republican Party, as a brand, is dead in California. That's the eye-opening consensus of a crowd of political observers, lawmakers and strategists - Democrats and Republicans - gathered at a UC Berkeley symposium this weekend to mull over California's defiantly blue status in the wake of a conservative tide that swept the nation in November. Many of the 200 attendees at the two-day Institute of Governmental Studies conference appeared surprisingly unified on one issue: that, barring dramatic upheaval, the GOP's prospects may be doomed in the voter-rich Golden State. "Republicans, as a brand, are dead," Duf Sundheim, the former...
  • Steven Spielberg smacks down Nancy Pelosi’s request for rebranding help

    12/23/2010 4:40:26 AM PST · by Suvroc10 · 33 replies · 1+ views
    Examiner ^ | December 23, 2010 | Marc Schenker
    Steven Spielberg smacks down Nancy Pelosi’s request for rebranding help. In what can only be termed yet another high-profile and public loss for Nancy Pelosi, director Steven Spielberg has flat-out rejected the fired house speaker’s latest attempt to help her rebrand the Democrats and herself, too. It was originally reported in yesterday’s Washington Post that the famous director was approached by Pelosi for help in marketing her damaged brand and her damaged party’s brand. While Spielberg did not respond to Pelosi at press time yesterday, a source today is quoting Spielberg’s spokesperson as saying that Spielberg only directs actors and...
  • Republican 'Young Guns' critical of Bush legacy and party hierarchy

    09/05/2010 6:45:09 PM PDT · by jakerobins · 121 replies
    Calling themselves the Young Guns, three members of America's House of Representatives are about to publish a template for new era of Republican domination in Congress. With the economy failing to live up to President Barack Obama's hopes for a strong recovery - unemployment remains just below ten percent - Republicans are poised for major gains on Nov 2, when all of the House and a third of Senate seats is contested in midterm elections.
  • EXPLOSIVE NEW AUDIO Reveals White House Using NEA to Push Partisan Agenda (latest -Breitbart)

    09/21/2009 9:12:57 AM PDT · by STARWISE · 114 replies · 4,186+ views
    Big Government ^ | Patrick Courrielche
    *NEA conference call full audio and transcript here** Should the National Endowment for the Arts encourage artists to create art on issues being vehemently debated nationally? That is the question that I set out to discuss a little over three weeks ago when I wrote an article on Big Hollywood entitled The National Endowment for the Art of Persuasion?” The question still requires debate but the facts do not. The NEA and the White House did encourage a handpicked, pro-Obama arts group to address politically controversial issues under contentious national debate. That fact is irrefutable. But some have claimed that...
  • Let's win one for the Swimmer

    08/31/2009 8:23:36 AM PDT · by Alaphiah123 · 5 replies · 279+ views
    Creating Orwellian Worldview ^ | 8/31/09 | alaphiah
    [...] rebranding. If your product falls on public disfavor or it is found inferior in some way you just simply change the name and keep on selling the same old hash. Prior to this August recess Congressmen and Senators alike were briefed for hours on how to sell (or defend) Obamacare to constituents back home. When these Democrat politicians came home and attempted to regurgitate party line support for their unpopular Health Care agenda Democrats found that their constituents and their political opposition alike were not buying the Obama Pelosi Health Care balderdash. In the interim Sen. Edward Kennedy passed...
  • Gingrich signs on to GOP re-branding effort [McCain-Romney NC4NA] [RINO Party]

    05/19/2009 2:40:28 PM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 31 replies · 1,092+ views
    WASHINGTON (CNN) – Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich has signed on to the latest high-profile effort to re-brand the Republican Party — but don't expect to see him take a major leadership role for the National Council for a New America, or make a starring appearance at any of the events on the group's national tour. Organizers of the effort, spearheaded by House Minority Whip Eric Cantor, originally told reporters that Gingrich had not been included in the newly-launched group because his 527, American Solutions, was a partisan entity. (The organization describes itself as a "tri-partisan" network.) Gingrich supporters dismissed...

    05/17/2009 11:48:59 AM PDT · by Moseley · 69 replies · 2,126+ views
    US News and Views, ^ | May 17, 2009 | Jonathon Moseley
    The Republican Party certainly does require a "Big Tent" -- the kind of tent we sometimes see covering a house infested with termites. Unless conservatives can rid the GOP of Democrats hiding out in their midst, the Republican Party can never recover. Liberals are sapping the GOP's strength from within. It now seems that a looming divorce within the GOP has grown inevitable. Unless the Republican Party returns to its conservative principles, a number of conservatives will go on strike. They feel it is no longer acceptable for conservatives to do most of the hard work of winning elections, while...
  • GOP: Resurgence or R.I.P.?

    05/15/2009 5:08:32 PM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 17 replies · 1,137+ views
    Renew America ^ | 2009-05-15 | Ken Connor
    Contrary to popular reports by Democrats and members of the chattering class, the Republican Party is not dead — not yet. In the aftermath of the 2008 elections, however, the GOP is hemorrhaging badly. It is dazed and confused. It is moribund, but it is not dead yet. Whether the Party of Lincoln will recover remains to be seen. Its prognosis is, at best, guarded. Having had their heads handed to them in the last election, and finding it difficult to take on a popular president, Republicans are casting about trying to find a new direction. But news of their...
  • Some Consider Meghan McCain 'New Voice' Of Republican Party For Young Voters (who are these people?)

    05/15/2009 10:43:31 AM PDT · by lewisglad · 62 replies · 1,585+ views
    Medical News Today ^ | 14 May 2009 - 3:00 PDT
    Some Republicans seeking to "rebrand" the party are looking to Meghan McCain -- daughter of Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) -- as a figure who can attract younger voters, the San Francisco Chronicle reports. A prolific blogger and Twitter contributor, McCain in a recent blog post described herself as a "pro-sex, 'pro-life, pro-gay-marriage Republican,'" and some experts believe she could "be at the forefront of a new GOP breed: the 'Meghan McCain Republican,'" the Chronicle reports. However, some Republicans have criticized McCain's positions as departing too far from the party's core principals, while other critics have attacked her as a political...
  • Want Another Bigot on the Court? You Got It.

    05/08/2009 7:41:16 AM PDT · by Congressman Billybob · 7 replies · 1,334+ views
    Special to FreeRepublic ^ | 8 April 2009 | John Armor (Congressman Billybob)
    Sometimes even when you attend an event, and take part in it, it still takes time to understand it. I had the honor to speak at the Knoxville Tea Party, as Ben Franklin, a printer from Philadelphia. The visible, massive driving force for that and all 750+ Tea Parties with 1+ million people in attendance was taxes. But the real issue was larger and deeper than taxes. When the mainstream media attempt to deal seriously with this phenomenon, they phrase it as “conservative” as opposed to “liberal.” Sometimes it’s no such thing. The Tea Parties are related to the present...
  • Palin Joining GOP Rebranding Group

    05/04/2009 10:27:57 PM PDT · by Choose Ye This Day · 497 replies · 14,477+ views
    Roll Call ^ | May 4, 2009 | Jackie Kucinich
    Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin (R), the 2008 vice presidential nominee, will join a new Republican policy group aimed at reshaping and promoting the party brand. House Minority Whip Eric Cantor (R-Va.)announced Palin’s decision to join the National Council for a New America on Monday night. The group launched late last week and held its first town hall-style forum on Saturday in Virginia. Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.), the 2008 presidential nominee, indicated during a conference call last week that his former running mate had been invited to join the policy panel. The group, which is made up of prominent Republican leaders,...
  • GOP set to launch rebranding effort

    04/29/2009 9:58:08 PM PDT · by calcowgirl · 185 replies · 4,262+ views
    CNN ^ | April 29, 2009 | John King
    Coming soon to a battleground state near you: a new effort to revive the image of the Republican Party and to counter President Obama's characterization of Republicans as "the party of 'no.'" CNN has learned that the new initiative, called the National Council for a New America, will be announced Thursday. It will involve an outreach by an interesting mix of GOP officials... [John McCain and Jeb Bush]. In addition to Sen. McCain and Gov. Bush, GOP sources familiar with the plans tell CNN others involved in the new group's "National Panel Of Experts" will include: [Barbour, Jindal and Romney]...
  • Meghan McCain: A new gay icon?

    04/18/2009 6:32:43 AM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 39 replies · 1,048+ views
    Politico ^ | 2009-04-19 | Patrick Gavin
    The Log Cabin Republicans are holding a convention in Washington, D.C. this week and weekend to discuss the future of the Republican Party and how gay Republicans can feel at home within it. POLITICO caught up with Terry Hamilton, the group's chairman, and interviewed him about whether it's easier to be a gay Republican or a gay Democrat, if the Republican Party is becoming more accommodating of gay conservatives, and whether Meghan McCain — who speaks Saturday at the convention's closing dinner and who has passionately encouraged the GOP to support gay marriage — has become a hero for Log...