New Brand Looks a lot Like the Old Brand

So, if the Republicans are going to take so much time (and ink) to "re-brand" their party, shouldn't someone let Still President Bush in on the news? From Crooks and Liars:

In an astoundingly ignorant interview with The Politico’s Mike Allen Tuesday, President Bush insinuated that electing a Democrat in November would lead to another attack on America, and revealed that he made the ultimate sacrifice by giving up golf shortly after the start of the Iraq War — the timing of which he lied about. Naturally, Keith ripped into him tonight — with all the anger and passion you’ve come to expect from a Special Comment — for continuing this despicable fear-mongering, and for failing to understand what true sacrifice is.
Wow. Fear-mongering, false martyrdom, lying about war...sounds like the same old Republican Party to me.

And then, from the AP:
In a speech to Israel's Knesset, Bush said: "Some seem to believe that we should negotiate with the terrorists and radicals, as if some ingenious argument will persuade them they have been wrong all along.

"We have heard this foolish delusion before. As Nazi tanks crossed into Poland in 1939, an American senator declared: 'Lord, if I could only have talked to Hitler, all this might have been avoided.' We have an obligation to call this what it is — the false comfort of appeasement, which has been repeatedly discredited by history."
Wow. Political opportunism, linking diplomacy to Nazism, more fear-mongering...definitely sounds like the same old Republican Party to me.

Barack Obama responds:
It is sad that President Bush would use a speech to the Knesset on the 60th anniversary of Israel’s independence to launch a false political attack. It is time to turn the page on eight years of policies that have strengthened Iran and failed to secure America or our ally, Israel. Instead of tough talk and no action, we need to do what Kennedy, Nixon and Reagan did and use all the elements of American power, including tough, principled and direct diplomacy to pressure countries like Iran and Syria.
Well, since some Republicans have, through the branding process, come to realize that their new slogan--Republicanism is the New Prozac--is a non-starter, I have a suggestion for them (I'm feeling very helpful these days). Their new slogan should both speak to the heart of the Republican Party and tell the world how Republicans respond to their adversaries. It should be simple, precise, and honest. Cerebrally elegant but with a touch of down-home rustic charm. Ladies and gentlemen, the new Republican Party slogan:

Kokokaw. Kokokaw. Kokokaw...Chickens don't clap!

UPDATE: Or, if you want to get serious about it, check out Keith Olbermann:

(via The Jed Report)

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Nothing New byslag at 10:46 AM

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WNG said...

Keith is the ONLY thing I miss from cable news.

slag said...

He regularly shows up on the interwebs. That works for me.

WNG said...

Me too. Thanks for posting that.

USpace said...

The terrorist monkey can not be negotiated with. The only reason to maybe talk to Ahmadamadmonkey in say maybe Switzerland is to provoke him by debating his ideology and criticizing his hatred. Force him to say lots of stupid and insane things which would be widely publicized thus educating more people to his ideology's insanity. This, I am quite sure, Obama would never do.

Ouch, Obama and the poor little Dems were hit a little too close to home by what GW said. It's one of the best things Bush has ever said. Bravo! And he didn't even have to mention the Dhimmicrats or any body's name.

So sure, then he folded in Saudi Arabia, but what he said in Israel almost makes that OK.
absurd thought -
God of the Universe says
appease the appeasers

don't embarrass them
by calling them appeasers

absurd thought -
God of the Universe said
have a sit down with Hitler

he should have been sweet-talked
he had goodness within

Appeasement Talk Bothers Appeasers

Help Halt Terrorism Now!



slag said...

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3. What can Some of Nothing be doing better?

4. What is it about the posts, specifically, that compels you to comment on them before you take your medication?

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Gye Greene said...

I think bored nutjobs must Google for political terms + blogs.

Either that, or it's 4-Tower messin' with ya! :)

I like the artistic-ness of the graphic -- but I don't get it.

Are you saying that the new Repub. party are a bunch of chickens -- that they need to initiate military interventions in **more** countries?

Or are you saying that they're chicken shirt?


(Spooky! Word verification = cult S.K. [or, Cults K)

slag said...

gg: It's not 4-tower, for sure.

As re chicken Republicans (or Repubchickens, as I like to call them): Today's neocons are the quintessential bully. They'll threaten and lash out, but deep down, they're more afraid of us than we are of them. That's what drives them. They don't care if we torture or spy on people as long as we're being "protected". Lacking all moral fortitude, they'd rather hide behind tough guy images than make real progress in dealing with the world. So, their elephant brand has evolved into a chicken.

Gye Greene said...

Makes sense.

But I still prefer the "They're chicken poop" interpretation. Appeals to the 6yo in me. :)


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