Posted by Melissa McEwan at Monday, January 28, 2013
"[P]rominent Republicans have begun acknowledging that their party needs to improve its image. But here's the thing: Their proposals for a makeover all involve changing the sales pitch rather than the product. When it comes to substance, the GOP is more committed than ever to policies that take from most Americans and give to a wealthy handful. ...Which brings me back to Mr. Jindal, who declared in his speech that 'we are a populist party.' No, you aren't. You're a party that holds a large proportion of Americans in contempt. And the public may have figured that out."—Paul Krugman.