GOP barks up the wrong tree

Re "GOP torn by change it can believe in," May 18

Congressman Thomas M. Davis III (R-Va.) is wrong when he says the GOP message is stale and that "if we were a dog food, they would take us off the shelf." Staleness is not the issue. The recent dog-food recall was because of the product being toxic and causing death to living things.

Davis is correct: The Republican brand is suffering. But it appears that he, like others in his party's leadership, still fails to understand the toxicity of his politics.

Kathi Smith


Leave it to GOP ideologues to believe that all they need to do is "re-brand." A new advertising campaign with a new slogan and a new jingle will not sell their bad dog food. They can glitz up their tripe all they want, but the dog still knows.

Kevin B. Powell

Long Beach

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