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Sun Nov 11, 2012, 08:13 AM

GOP STRATEGIST: We Desperately Need Hispanics

http://www.businessinsider.com/gop-future-depends-on-hispanics-2012-11

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What will Republicans learn from the 2012 election?

This may be the most consequential question in American politics of the weeks and months ahead. Will the GOP blame Mitt Romney for being an inept candidate? Will they point to his campaign's tactical blunders, or his ideological positioning? Will Republicans begin to confront the rhetoric and positions that have alienated women and minorities? Will they moderate on economic issues or seek a more conciliatory tone overall? Will the party base and its elites be in agreement on the way forward, or will they clash?
This conversation among GOP activists, thinkers, officeholders and consultants is only beginning. An email I received from one smart party strategist offers a thoughtful template for the coming debate:

Get ready for a bunch of party infighting over whether the loss can be attributed to Romney's being too conservative or not conservative enough, and the broader fight about whether in 2016, Republicans should nominate a conservative or a more centrist candidate. There will be a lot of time and attention spent on that debate, probably for months more, and it will completely miss out some of the major reasons Romney lost that have little or nothing to do with ideology, and which the GOP does itself a real disservice by glossing over.


Read more: http://www.theatlantic.com/politics/archive/2012/11/the-gops-future-a-republican-reflects/264909/#ixzz2Bv4AxGpN

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Response to xchrom (Original post)

Sun Nov 11, 2012, 08:18 AM

1. Two anchors I accidentally saw on Faux yesterday.... one AA woman, one Latina and here we

 

go. Both of them were very attractive if I do say so myself.... but that isn't going to make the telly tarry on that station for more than a minute or so.

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Response to xchrom (Original post)

Sun Nov 11, 2012, 08:19 AM

2. Republicans = a dieing backward obsolete species! n/t

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Response to xchrom (Original post)

Sun Nov 11, 2012, 08:20 AM

3. So the GOP wants some ethnic groups based on skin color and not others?

Winning elections is the only reason the GOP exists?

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Response to xchrom (Original post)

Sun Nov 11, 2012, 08:23 AM

4. Desperately Need Hispanics

Yeah.....Deport them AFTER they vote......Ya.....

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Response to xchrom (Original post)

Sun Nov 11, 2012, 08:30 AM

5. How come the GOP don't need blacks?

Their reaction to losing Latinos 73%-23% or whatever it was is Romneyesque "ok, we need to flip-flop on immigration so we can get the Spics to vote for us!!!"

I've yet to hear one major Republican express concern about getting the black vote that they lost about 95%-5%.

Immigration is an "American" problem that just happens to contain a bunch of Latinos.
Food stamps or poverty is an "American" problem that doesn't just include blacks. And the reason a bunch of blacks are in poverty/unemployed very likely has something to do with the racism they're still up against.
etc

The racism in this GOP party continues to disgust and sicken me. They don't get it because they're still filled with prejudice and hate.

I hope people like that are buried in US elections for a long, long time until the racists among them croak.

And for the record, I'm a snow white WASP.

Sorry if I offended anyone. The headline upset me.

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Response to cleduc (Reply #5)

Sun Nov 11, 2012, 09:05 AM

8. I'm with you

Keep posting, cleduc. You zeroed in on just what the repugs are all about. They'll try to wine and dine the more alluent Latinos but the hell with the those that are still trying to make it. As far as African Americans, they still won't go after the well off ones because they won't be able to use the "N" word as much. Besides, they probably think something might rub off on them, even though many of them could use a little color.

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Response to xchrom (Original post)

Sun Nov 11, 2012, 09:02 AM

6. This, though, is their clearest path to avoiding extinction, so we should be prepared for a

concerted effort to woo Latinos away from the Democrats.

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Response to xchrom (Original post)

Sun Nov 11, 2012, 09:04 AM

7. I wonder if they woo away their base

While trying to woo Latinos

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Response to xchrom (Original post)

Sun Nov 11, 2012, 09:08 AM

9. They will double down on racism and voter suppression.

It's the only thing they know to do.

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Response to xchrom (Original post)

Sun Nov 11, 2012, 09:12 AM

10. How many do they need?

I don't know why but whenever I hear a discussion of getting some Hispanics in the Republican votes, I picture a return of slavery indenture and each Hispanic is 3/5 of a vote to his/her "job creator". It seems to be more of a counting thing than of a policy thing.

Sorry but I don't see any consideration of Hispanic priorities.

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