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From the Will Rogers quote, \x34All politics is applesauce.\x34
So much for the GOP’s vaunted plan to lose the “stupid party” label
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By Pat Cunningham
Oct. 2, 2013 5:20 p.m.



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Steve Benen REMEMBERS the Republican Party’s soul-searching exercises of earlier this year:

In the immediate aftermath of the 2012 elections, there were a fair number of Republican leaders who recognized that their party had been soundly defeated, and were entirely sincere about getting the GOP back on track.

We heard talk about getting Republicans to “stop being the stupid party.” We heard about breaks from “dumbed down conservatism.” We heard about a massive “rebranding” initiative that would broaden Republicans’ appeal and position the GOP has a serious party. It was, we were assured, going to be awesome.

How’d that ...

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