Too ugly to hide

The head of the GOP, a few months ago.

Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus says the GOP has an image problem. “We’ve done a really lousy job of branding and marketing who we are,” Priebus said on CBS . .

To improve its image, the party will spend $10 million as part of an outreach program that will send people to all corners of the country, with a particular focus on hiring new political directors to reach out to minority voting blocs.

By all means then, get out amongst the people.

“All right, there are 47 percent who are with him, who are dependent upon government, who believe that they are victims, who believe that government has a responsibility to care for them, who believe that they are entitled to health care, to food, to housing, to you name it.”

Make it clear to everybody who you are.

Gov. Paul LePage told a group of Republicans last week that President Obama “hates white people,” according to two state lawmakers who say they heard the remark directly.

The governor made the comment during a Maine Republican Party fundraiser on Aug. 12 at the home of John and Linda Fortier in Belgrade.

Most visibly since poor Sarah Palin got cut to ribbons by Katie Couric’s claws, the Republicans have retreated ever deeper into the bowels of, well, their own bowels. Yet we end up hearing these statements anyway. Priebus favors having one, or maybe two, debates moderated by Rush Limbaugh on friendly Fox News. It won’t work.