New GOP = Old GOP | ThinkProgress

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'In the wake of a blowout at the polls (save for in their gerrymandered U.S. House seats) last November, Republican leaders have engaged in much soul-searching about the failings of their party. They seem to have reached an interesting conclusion: their party's deep unpopularity has absolutely nothing to do with their party's deeply unpopular policies such as calling for more tax cuts for the wealthy and gutting popular programs like Medicare. Republicans have instead decided that they just need better messaging about their policies. To that end, House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R) gave just the latest in a series of speeches attempting to 'rebrand' the GOP. ThinkProgress' Igor Volsky and Pat Garafalo listened to today's speech so you don't have to. Unsurprisingly, they found that the new, 'softer' GOP is more or less the same as the old GOP. ' Here's 8 reasons

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