They should be putting these old horses out to pasture, and bringing in fresh new faces and new ideas -- but we're talking about the party of lies and stupidity so it should come as no surprise that the GOP faces on the Sunday news and talk shows are the same old GOP faces that we've seen since the 1990s:
"The New GOP. Same As The Old GOP."
"Devoid of new leadership or new ideas -- and having turned in to the Party of No - the GOP has nowhere else to turn but towards a generation of leaders whose ideas and brand of politics have been thoroughly rejected by the American people," DNC spokesman Brad Woodhouse said in a statement. "Anyone watching television today would have to be excused for asking - is this 1996 or 2009?"
You've got to give them some credit. The GOP tried to use Governor Bobby Jindal - and that failed miserably -- and tried to elevate a person of color in Michael Steele to a high-ranking position in the party - and that failed when GOP Spokesperson Rush declared that wasn't acceptable.
They've tried to be more inclusive and stop being the party of old white men - but they always, always reveal themselves given enough time and rope.
Update: Mary Kate Cary laments a related tune:
Following up on my post last week about what it's like to be a Republican woman in Washington, D.C.--the "state" with the highest percentage of Democrats in the nation--it seems the Republican women on Capitol Hill are feeling lonely too. Politico's got an article today about the "minority in a minority," documenting the gender gap in terms of elected women. Republican women hold less than ten percent of GOP seats in the House and Senate, while Democratic women hold more than double that percentage in their party. Why are Republican women reluctant to throw their hat in the ring?
Perhaps because they are quickly shoved out of the ring by the Republican leadership?
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