I feel like a broken record, but it is so important to drive this point home: While the GOP is busy promoting all the different ways it is supposedly reinventing itself, the rest of us have been busy debunking their claims. So let’s get a few things straight:
They’re not changing, they’re pandering.
They’re not remaking, they’re reframing.
They’re not rehabilitating, they’re spewing.
They’re not developing, they’re duplicating.
And they think we’re buying what they’re selling. They truly believe Americans are that gullible.
This is not a party that cares about us. The only people they want to include are those who they can convince to put an X next to the name of Candidate (R- Fooled You). And once those people vote, those people won’t matter any more. They’ll be tossed aside the way Sarah Palin throws out snide lines at CPAC.
What’s really disturbing is how willingly so many conservatives accept– and approve– the vile attitudes and words that belch from the innards of the lowest of lowlifes of their party.
So let’s take a look at what the Republican party is really up to, despite their claims to the contrary:
Before the President even announced Perez’s nomination, Sen. Jefferson Beauregard Sessions III (R-AL) released a statement attacking him for serving as President of the Board of an organization that advocates on behalf of low-income immigrants and Latinos. The words “illegal immigrant” appear three times in Sessions’ statement, which is barely more than a paragraph long.
Not long thereafter, Sen. David Vitter (R-LA) raised the specter of Perez supposedly sticking up for scary black men.
Among their top proposals for how the GOP can win: dismantling the nation’s already weak campaign finance laws to allow rich people even more influence over politics and politicians.
The latest House Republican budget would grant taxpayers with incomes above $1 million at least $200,000 in tax cuts even if the GOP closes tax loopholes to help pay for the plan, according to an analysis from Citizens for Tax Justice.
[W]hile the project seeks to position the GOP as a more caring and inclusive party, a closer examination of the report reveals a big disconnect between the principles and rhetoric the RNC espouses and the policies the party continues to advance.