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Wed Feb 20, 2013, 09:01 AM

Gingrich: GOP failing to grasp new demographics

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Source: AP

WASHINGTON (AP) — Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich says President Barack Obama and Democrats are “eight to 10 years ahead” of the Republican Party in understanding the rapidly changing face of the American electorate.

Gingrich tells “CBS This Morning” that GOP strategists have failed to respond effectively to the new demographic landscape.

Gingrich, who ran unsuccessfully for the Republican presidential nomination last year, says poor strategy and questionable consulting last year cost the Republicans nine U.S. Senate seats that “we should have won.” He says, “You can’t just be an opposition party. You have to be a party that has a better alternative.”

Gingrich says Democrats have more readily adapted to a voting public that is “in many ways younger, more Latino, more African-American, than Republican strategists are capable of dealing with.”

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Read more: http://www.salon.com/2013/02/20/gingrich_gop_failing_to_grasp_new_demographics/



Update

Gingrich: Rove’s New Super PAC Is A ‘Terrible Idea’

DAVID TAINTOR 9:23 AM EST, WEDNESDAY FEBRUARY 20, 2013

On "CBS This Morning" Wednesday, former House Speaker Newt Gingrich echoed a newsletter he published on the same day, calling Karl Rove's new Conservative Victory Project a "terrible idea."

"We don’t want to become a party in which a handful of political bosses gather up money from billionaires in order to destroy the candidates they don’t like, and that’s what you’re talking about," Gingrich said of Rovev's new super PAC. "When you get involved in these kind of primary fights it’s almost all negative advertising and it's all by outsiders. I think this is a very dangerous model."

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Wed Feb 20, 2013, 09:09 AM

1. It's so hard to come up with new pandering strategies when you hate everyone you need to pander to.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Wed Feb 20, 2013, 09:10 AM

2. Reality is now part of... umm... reality?

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Wed Feb 20, 2013, 09:25 AM

3. So Gingrich thinks this is a recent development? Remember LBJ and civil rights?

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Response to emulatorloo (Reply #3)

Wed Feb 20, 2013, 09:46 AM

6. And which party did not support the Equal Rights

(for Women) Amendment. They claimed it wasn't necessary, but now Scalia has, as I understand it, stated that the Constitution does not guarantee equal rights to women.

The Republicans cannot be trusted. And they represent a small wealthy elite.

I don't know what they can do about that. I don't think they can do anything about it except continue to lie and cheat and trick people.

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Response to JDPriestly (Reply #6)

Wed Feb 20, 2013, 11:34 PM

12. Yes, and

One of the things that we can do is to show them as what they are--and to show what they are doing.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Wed Feb 20, 2013, 09:29 AM

4. "You have to be a party that has a better alternative."

Good luck with that, dipshits.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Wed Feb 20, 2013, 09:30 AM

5. GINGRICH failing to grasp nobody has wanted to hear from him from ever to forever n/t

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Wed Feb 20, 2013, 09:59 AM

7. so calling the Barack Obama the "Food Stamp President" appeals to exactly what ..

.... demographic group Newt?

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Wed Feb 20, 2013, 10:00 AM

8. Narrowly, what Gingrich stated is true, but

Gingrich is far from dealing with reality too.

If anyone has pandered too the worst of the Republican right, it is Gingrich. Let me restate that.

Of those those who have pandered to the worst of the Republican right, Gingrich is among the worst, and he continues to do so with his current attacks on Karl Rove.

Karl Rove, has, of course, considerable pandering experience himself, but he has pandered to the elitist Republicans with money to a greater extent that he has pandered to the "angry white men" of which Lindsey Graham says that there are no longer enough.

Irrespective, Republicans are not dealing with real issues, or with reality itself--either Gingrich or Rove, and their attacks upon each other, and upon the factions within the Republican Party for whom they aspire to speak, and even Gingrich's casting of the issues as matters of Demography rather than of issues, illustrates that the Republican Party is dealing, and for the foreseeable future can be expected to continue to deal with recriminations and personal attacks, rather than with ideas and issues.

Let them continue to attack each other.

Let us focus on issues.

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Response to existentialist (Reply #8)

Wed Feb 20, 2013, 10:39 AM

11. Yes, some very sharp spikes stand out from the background noise of "who's responsible"...

Gingrich
Limbaugh
Rove
Atwater
Ailes

(and their primary funders, who enabled them to do it)

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Wed Feb 20, 2013, 10:37 AM

9. In other words, Newt, it's so far in the hole that YOU dug...

...hell, that you were architect, engineer, and excavation crew boss for, that it can't find its way out?


Maybe all that time campaigning like you were protecting the good people of Cobb County, Georgia from invasion by the People's Republic of Escape From New York had some long-term drawbacks, eh? Especially when you pushed that as a model for Republicans nationwide.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Wed Feb 20, 2013, 10:38 AM

10. As evidenced by John McCain's town hall meeting yesterday.

That audience was white as Casper the Friendly Ghost but a lot less friendly. They want armed guards on the border. The GOP launched this ship of fools now they're trying to put the genie back in the bottle and it isn't working.

What they forget is that businesses have always been in favor of illegal immigrants because they could pay them less and get no complaints out of them. It was the perfect setup. I can recall in the 60s and 70s living in LA when they used to come into factories and round up those who were undocumented every once in a while. I also recall that when Blacks (who previously held the low paying service industry jobs) were trying to get more benefits, and better working conditions, we started seeing more undocumented workers replacing Blacks in those factories.

Those business owners than, are the 1%ers today, who want to drive wages down as far as they can and keep them there. A steady flow of undocumented immigrants has always been their tool of choice. who want to drive wages down as far as they can and keep them there. A steady flow of undocumented immigrants has always been their tool of choice.

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