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To mark 100 days since chairman Reince Priebus released the Republican National Committee’s much-hyped post-election “autopsy,” the Democratic National Committee has released a scathing new video slamming the GOP for still being the Same Old Party.

The video highlights Rep. Don Young’s (R-AK) use of the word “wetback,” Rep. Trent Franks’ (R-AZ) claim that the number of women who become pregnant as a result of rape is “very low,” and Rep. Phil Gingrey’s (R-GA) proposal to teach traditional gender roles in grade school, among the many other signs that the GOP has learned nothing from the 2012 election.

According to a recent Democracy Corps survey, the Republican Party’s damaged brand has left it in serious danger for the 2014 midterm elections. Barring a major and surprising change in tone from the GOP, expect to see a lot more ads like this over the next 16 months.

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Jeff Danziger lives in New York City. He is represented by CWS Syndicate and the Washington Post Writers Group. He is the recipient of the Herblock Prize and the Thomas Nast (Landau) Prize. He served in the US Army in Vietnam and was awarded the Bronze Star and the Air Medal. He has published eleven books of cartoons and one novel. Visit him at DanzigerCartoons.

House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy, center, speaks with Speaker Nancy Pelosi behind him.

Photo by Kevin McCarthy (Public domain)

Reprinted with permission from Alternet

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