The Beltway media seems enamored with conservatives promising to turn over a new leaf. No more demonizing gays, lay off contracpetion and reproductive rights for women, gosh we LOVE Latinos! There’s just one problem with that: even as conservatives praise diversity and intraparty glasnost on national TV, the usual creepy suspects are right back, hard at work, waging the War on Women and any other group they think they can bully for votes. I’d post numerous examples below, but the good folks at The Rachel Maddow Show did their usual cogent bang up job above.
This is not a branding problem, this is not a framing issue, it’s not a communication outreach failure — the GOP was crystal clear throughout the 2012 campaign season on who they hate and why they hate them. This is a structural dilemma codified straight in the party’s written platform that they cannot escape. Seriously Beltway gas bags, what exactly is it you think the GOP is gonna do? Because there’s already a political caucus that embraces equal and reproductive rights, welcomes diversity, accepts the findings of science, doesn’t shill non stop for the super rich and bang their war drums at every opportunuty. They’re called democrats.