The Republicans are embracing change:
But the respite might be temporary given the uncertainty surrounding Representative Vito Fossella, the New York Republican whose drunken-driving arrest led to disclosures of an out-of-wedlock child with a woman in suburban Virginia. The weekend saw mixed reports on whether Mr. Fossella, who is married, was going to try to hold his seat.
Hoping to get things moving in a positive direction, House Republicans will on Wednesday begin rolling out their own policy agenda, trying to showcase their differences with Democrats on issues such as health care, the economy, energy and national security.
In a memo to be sent to Republican members today, the leadership hints at a new slogan building on the change message that has already been shown to have political resonance with a public unhappy with the nation’s direction.
It looks like Republicans will counter the Democratic push for change from the years of the Bush administration with their own pledge to deliver, drum roll please, “the change you deserve.” The first element of the party agenda developed over the past few months by the leadership and select party members will focus on family issues.
“Through our “Change You Deserve” message and through our “American Families Agenda,” House Republicans will continue our efforts to speak directly to an American public looking for leaders who will offer real solutions for the challenges they confront every day,” said the memo prepared for lawmakers.
Alternate working slogans:
Change You Deserve- “One Man, One Family.”
American Families Agenda- “We like American families so much, some of us have several of them.”
This election is going to be a target rich environment for blogging.
*** Update ***
This is all kinds of awesome:
What the GOP doesn’t seem to realize, because they are idiots, is that “the change you deserve” is the registered advertising slogan of Effexor XR, a drug that many of you might have started taking as a result of all the…you know — terrorism. (Hat tip to Bluestem for catching this gem.)
It is really going to suck in November watching the Democrats figure out how to lose this election.