Rebranding Conservatism


Bush’s party seeks ‘hip-hop’ image overhaul

WASHINGTON (AFP) — Former president George W. Bush’s Republicans, groping their way from their November elections rout, need a “hip-hop” makeover to court younger voters, the party’s chief said in an interview published Thursday.

“We need to uptick our image with everyone, including one-armed midgets,” Michael Steele, elected in late January as the first black chairman of the Republican National Committee, told the Washington Times.


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  1. This just in, RNC Chairman Michael Steele has issued an apology to one-armed midgets nationwide, saying his remarks were made off the top of his head and there was no need for them to go off like a bunch of drunken Irishmen.

  2. Pfft…this is far from the craziest thing Steele has said. I’m willing to bet he comes up with at least half a dozen crazier things by lunch every day!

    • Examples!

      • Off the top of my head, there’s those “bling bling” comments he made a few weeks ago. Right after he was elected, he called out Obama in his press conference, saying “How do you like me now?” (which, really, was just a b*tch away from being complete craziness). Heck, in one interview a few days ago with the Washington times, he: promises that his PR efforts will be “off the hook”; says that everyone who criticizes him can “Stuff it!”; that “We want to convey that the modern-day GOP looks like the conservative party that stands on principles. But we want to apply them to urban-surburban hip-hop settings.”; and, of course, he used that one-armed midget thing, which suggests he’s decided that’s going to be his catchphrase, given he’s used it in at least two interviews. Really, in all honesty, if you want a goldmine of awesome, bizarre quotes, you should set up a Google News Alert for him. He never fails to come off as some weird, conservative parody of Bulworth…

  3. Yo yo yo… flat tax is in the hizzo!

    • (scene from the 2012 presidential race)

      Yo, yo! What up, Philadelphiaaaaaaaaa?

      (wild screaming. Sounds of records screeching)

      I’m Rudy Gulliani and I’m here to say,
      We gonna fight our war the American way!
      No compromises and no retreats,
      We gonna grind Osama into dogfood meat!
      He ain’t gonna find nowhere to hide,
      And we’re gonna stop that Darfur genocide!
      We ain’t gonna send in no tanks and planes.
      ’cause we don’t hate the playas, we hate the game!

  4. “Former president George W. Bush’s Republicans”?


    I demand that every reference to Ignatieff and the Liberals for the next six months be made in the form “former leader Stephane Dion’s Liberals”.

  5. If a Democrat said what Steele did, you’d have an “Authenticity Watch” and make fun of the left forever. As well you should.I think this proves that the right is just as bad as the left here.

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