You can't put lipstick on a pig

You can't put lipstick on a pig

by digby

So Rand Paul is out there hustling for the African American vote  --- which is a good thing.  I don't know how successful Republicans might be ,considering their philosophy and policies, but they should, at least, want to.

But this made me laugh:
"Remember Domino's Pizza? They admitted, 'Hey, our pizza crust sucks.' The Republican Party brand sucks and so people don’t want to be a Republican and for 80 years, African-Americans have had nothing to do with Republicans," Paul said, according to The Hill.

Paul said that the party needs a makeover because "the perception is that no one in the Republican Party cares."
Here's the thing. Dominos announced that their pizza crust sucks and did a big ostentatious re-brand. But the crust is just as bad as it always was. As is the pizza. It is what it is.

And, by the way, the most loyal customers would have bolted if they changed it in some fundamental way. They like the shitty pizza just the way it is --- and they certainly don't want some new fangled crust with a bunch of new toppings they have no use for.

As I said, it's nice that Paul "cares." And he needs to because his racially insensitive past (and his father's notorious newsletters) are problematic for some of the younger voters that form his fanbase. This makeover is personal for him. Making over the whole Party? Good luck with that.