GOP Launches Website to Combat Obstructionist Image

'Solutions Center' rehashes Republican classics
By Gabriel Winant,  Newser Staff
Posted Apr 14, 2009 12:46 PM CDT
GOP Launches Website to Combat Obstructionist Image
President Barack Obama, accompanied by Vice President Joe Biden on April 13, 2009.   (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

The Democrats’ “Party of ‘No’” attack seems to be getting to the GOP: House Minority Whip Eric Cantor has started an online “Solutions Center” to showcase Republican plans on basic issues, reports Politico. “When you control the White House, it’s easy to have a national message,” says a Republican official. “Not having it, after 8 years, has been hard.”

“If Republicans are defining what their policies are, they will fare better than if they go up against Obama as a personality test,” says a GOP pollster. But, analysts say, Cantor’s Solutions Center offers more of a repackaging of Republican standbys than policy innovations. The true test will come on major votes like health reform, when Republicans will need the cover of their own ideas to oppose the president’s. (More Eric Cantor stories.)

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