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Sun Dec 2, 2012, 10:21 PM

J.C. Watts for RNC chair?

Source: politico

Former GOP Rep. J.C. Watts says he is being “encouraged” by supporters to run for chairman of the Republican National Committee, a move he says could broaden the party’s appeal to minorities.

Watts is not formally entering the race, and he is not critical of current RNC Chairman Reince Priebus, who has already announced he will second term in the post.

But Watts, an African-American conservative who served in the House from 1994-2002, said the GOP defeat on Election Day demonstrates that Republicans need to broaden their appeal to minority voters, and cannot continue on their current path if the party is to be successful in presidential races.

“My concern right now, and I don’t say this necessarily as a candidate , my concern is that as a Republican, every single Republican in America ought to be concerned about what has happened in 2008 and 2012,” Watts said in an interview with POLITICO. “In this business, if you’re not growing, you’re dying.”


Read more: http://www.politico.com/story/2012/12/jc-watts-for-rnc-chair-84481.html?hp=f2



Why don't they find a black woman, so they can pander to both groups?

(nb - Watts ended up endorsing GINGRICH in the GOP Primary...)

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Reply J.C. Watts for RNC chair? (Original post)
brooklynite Dec 2012 OP
JCMach1 Dec 2012 #1
Dan Dec 2012 #12
PerceptionManagement Dec 2012 #29
Dan Dec 2012 #31
JCMach1 Dec 2012 #32
vilify Dec 2012 #2
Ken Burch Dec 2012 #18
SoapBox Dec 2012 #3
bluedigger Dec 2012 #4
Adenoid_Hynkel Dec 2012 #5
Gman Dec 2012 #6
LiberalFighter Dec 2012 #7
Iliyah Dec 2012 #8
PSPS Dec 2012 #9
OldRedneck Dec 2012 #10
Caeser67 Dec 2012 #11
adieu Dec 2012 #13
lib87 Dec 2012 #16
Liberal_Stalwart71 Dec 2012 #28
NBachers Dec 2012 #14
BeyondGeography Dec 2012 #15
Jamaal510 Dec 2012 #17
DallasNE Dec 2012 #19
LovingA2andMI Dec 2012 #20
RBInMaine Dec 2012 #21
SemperEadem Dec 2012 #22
SHRED Dec 2012 #23
olddad56 Dec 2012 #24
Paladin Dec 2012 #25
heaven05 Dec 2012 #26
Jazzgirl Dec 2012 #27
KamaAina Dec 2012 #30
skrempi313 Dec 2012 #33
Raine Dec 2012 #34

Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Sun Dec 2, 2012, 10:24 PM

1. Let them, he is a TOTAL idiot...

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Response to JCMach1 (Reply #1)

Sun Dec 2, 2012, 11:32 PM

12. he is self serving

but he is not an idiot...

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Response to Dan (Reply #12)

Mon Dec 3, 2012, 12:35 PM

29. The Elephant doffs the Sombrero to don a ball cap, slightly askew.

Tokinism!

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Response to PerceptionManagement (Reply #29)

Mon Dec 3, 2012, 01:49 PM

31. Possibly,

but I knew him...so I know that he is smart...always has been...

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Response to Dan (Reply #12)

Mon Dec 3, 2012, 04:52 PM

32. I met him when I was working in OK... part of a lobbying initiative

for an education issue. He is one of the most (I hate to use the word) literally stupid politicians I have ever met.

But hey, BRING IT if that's their A-Team!

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Sun Dec 2, 2012, 10:28 PM

2. I won't be surprised if Allen west gets in the race.

 

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Response to vilify (Reply #2)

Mon Dec 3, 2012, 01:46 AM

18. Actually, I can see West getting more support than Watts.

Watts comes off as too nice...he doesn't quite convey the killer instinct thing they're looking for here.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Sun Dec 2, 2012, 10:39 PM

3. Just as long as they don't select anyone that is

sane!

ROFL...ya, like that could happen.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Sun Dec 2, 2012, 10:40 PM

4. Can't they just put someone in blackface?

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Sun Dec 2, 2012, 10:42 PM

5. ah, J.C. Watts...another of yesteryear's washed-up, 'next big things in the GOP'

Why not bring back Christie Todd Whitman and Susan Molinari while they're at it?

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Sun Dec 2, 2012, 10:43 PM

6. Why do they elect Black RNC chairs after they lose to Obama?

That is so bizarre.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Sun Dec 2, 2012, 10:46 PM

7. IMO Michael Steele is much more saner than JC Watts

And it didn't help the GOP broaden their appeal. And JC Watts is being considered? Go for it!!

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Sun Dec 2, 2012, 10:49 PM

8. Here will go again!

Watts makes more sense than Steele but he is still just as crazy. Now folks, if the Dems had a chair by the same of Peince Priebus which sounds totally not American, the GOPers through Fake news, Rush and Beck and morning Joe would have called him a terrorist - LOL

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Sun Dec 2, 2012, 11:10 PM

9. Yes, that will patch things up with the black electorate -- Uncle Ruckus as chairman!

Hey, he's black! Problem solved! What is it that "you people" want anyway?

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Sun Dec 2, 2012, 11:17 PM

10. Go for it, J.C. . . .

It worked out so well for Michael Steele.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Sun Dec 2, 2012, 11:23 PM

11. Sorry J.C.

WE didn't like you before, and We won't be joining you now. Do you think that WE (all of us) are so stupid as to not remember how you carried water for the GOP, Delay, and Hastert? J.C. please, you appeal to NOONE!

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Sun Dec 2, 2012, 11:47 PM

13. The GOP still don't get it

It's not just having someone from a minority demographic in a high profile position. It's picking the best person from among the largest sample possible, and if that person happens to be african-american or asian-american or female or gay or lebanese or speaks portuguese, well, then that should be the person. It's not at all about finding a token person who can make the appearance of doing the job.

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Response to adieu (Reply #13)

Mon Dec 3, 2012, 12:56 AM

16. Stop making Sense!

The GOP still thinks we Black people (and all other minorties) can be fooled by a token Black and other token minorities? It's more than that guys, it's your policies that keeps us away!

They will never get it.

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Response to lib87 (Reply #16)

Mon Dec 3, 2012, 11:36 AM

28. They get it. They just don't care. They pretend to care about us knee-grows, while they

insult us, implying that all we want is a handout and suggesting that we only vote for black politicians because they're black. It's offensive. It's insulting. It's absolutely ridiculous.

But, please...let them keep at it. The Republican Party will destroy itself from within.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Mon Dec 3, 2012, 12:01 AM

14. Don't worry, rinse penis will win by a long shot

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Mon Dec 3, 2012, 12:19 AM

15. Give that elephant a suntan

Put a sombrero on it, too. And give it boobs.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Mon Dec 3, 2012, 01:12 AM

17. In two years, he'll be tossed aside

and have a TV gig with some news network, too. In the GOP, once you've fulfilled your usefulness, out ya' go!

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Mon Dec 3, 2012, 01:56 AM

19. The GOP Already Went Down That Path And The Result Was A Disaster

As campaign donations dried up and that is a primary performance measurement. Was that failure a result of a failed Chairman or wealthy donors shying away from giving to a black man. I know of no effective way to measure/allocate blame. That is a question the GOP will have to grapple with.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Mon Dec 3, 2012, 02:02 AM

20. J.C. Watts doesn't impress....

THIS minority.... so let him go for it!

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Mon Dec 3, 2012, 04:58 AM

21. TOKENISM doesn't mean shit, & it won't fool anyone. They need to change their radical POLICIES &

and they WON'T. In fact, they are doubling down on them.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Mon Dec 3, 2012, 06:42 AM

22. they just don't get it...

they think that all they have to do is put yet another black face in that position and blacks would be so dumb as go against their own self interests and join. They didn't do so when Michael Steele was their chair, what makes them think they'd do so under jcwatts?

No, the question isn't why don't they find a black woman, the question is why don't they change their policies and the racist prevailing notions of their party? Maybe then they'd be taken a bit more seriously than they are now. Right now, they are inhabited by racist tea bagging scum and no self loving black person would ever permit themselves to be in the company of such evil creatures.

No, what they need to start with first is to get someone who isn't trained in racist dog whistling. Once they've got that under control, then they can work on reworking their party's policies and platform.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Mon Dec 3, 2012, 08:21 AM

23. LOL...the GOP just doesn't "get it"

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Mon Dec 3, 2012, 08:37 AM

24. Great college football player.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Mon Dec 3, 2012, 08:49 AM

25. Suits Me. He's Stupid Enough For The Job. (nt)

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Mon Dec 3, 2012, 08:59 AM

26. oh

now the repugs are going to allow this blackface(pun intended) token to be trotted out as the new face of the rethugs. What pandering bullshit this is. Didn't see or hear from him the whole election cycle. Now all the sudden, it's a rethug, "see, we got black people." They really do not have a clue as to how insulting that is to people who think.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Mon Dec 3, 2012, 09:57 AM

27. I don't think J C Watts is going to do anything

to broaden the appeal of the RNC. Seriously....they have no redeeming qualities for anybody but rich, white men.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Mon Dec 3, 2012, 12:56 PM

30. Because Michael Steele did such a great job

with his hip-hop and fried chicken shtick.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Mon Dec 3, 2012, 05:33 PM

33. Oklahoma Football Great: Should Of Been A Democrat

 

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Mon Dec 3, 2012, 07:15 PM

34. better yet why not find a black Cuban woman, then they could pander to 3 groups. nt

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