HomeLatest ThreadsGreatest ThreadsForums & GroupsMy SubscriptionsMy Posts
DU Home » Latest Threads » Forums & Groups » Main » Latest Breaking News (Forum) » State GOP chairman warns ...

Fri Dec 7, 2018, 09:23 AM

State GOP chairman warns California is 'canary in the coal mine' for national party

Source: Politico

SAN FRANCISCO — The outgoing chair of the California GOP — the nation’s largest state Republican Party — has issued a dire warning that his state represents “the canary in the coal mine” for the party‘s national fortunes unless it confronts demographic shifts that have already turned California into a majority-minority state.

“We have not yet been able to figure out how to effectively communicate and get significant numbers of votes from non-whites,’’ said former state Sen. Jim Brulte, who’s held the job of state GOP chair since 2013 and will retire in February.

Despite trend lines that show the “the entire country will be majority minority by 2044,’’ he said, the GOP has failed to confront the reality of those changes — or recognize the possibility that the recent "blue tsunami" midterm election in California was a harbinger of what lies ahead for the national party.

Brulte said he‘s repeatedly warned that the party’s overwhelmingly white and male candidates must “figure out how we get votes from people who don’t look like you.’’

Read more: https://www.politico.com/story/2018/12/07/california-elections-2018-republican-party-jim-brulte-1048192



I'll bet Reince Priebus could do a killer analysis of what the problem is.....

10 replies, 1007 views

Reply to this thread

Back to top Alert abuse

Always highlight: 10 newest replies | Replies posted after I mark a forum
Replies to this discussion thread
Arrow 10 replies Author Time Post
Reply State GOP chairman warns California is 'canary in the coal mine' for national party (Original post)
brooklynite Friday OP
HuskyOffset Friday #1
LiberalLovinLug Friday #10
Iliyah Friday #2
PaulX2 Friday #3
alwaysinasnit Friday #8
deurbano Friday #4
not fooled Friday #5
NBachers Friday #6
modrepub Friday #7
DrToast Friday #9

Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Fri Dec 7, 2018, 09:30 AM

1. They might try

something radical, like not being hateful racist assholes.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to HuskyOffset (Reply #1)

Fri Dec 7, 2018, 02:11 PM

10. I think its too late

They had their chance. To quell the more racist extremists that started with the Tea Party.

Now that is their most ardent base of support. Any candidate that starts talking about being more moderate, embracing minorities, LGBTQ, women's reproductive rights, will lose that base that has been built up for years now. So they might gain more moderate Rs that have been disappointed with Trump, but they will lose their most radical loud segment. The one that always gets publicity because of that. The Trump Cult has had a taste of Fascism, where they are part of the privileged ruling majority, at least believe they are, and they don't want to go back to being marginalized again.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Fri Dec 7, 2018, 09:32 AM

2. The above coupled with WI, MI, NC, FL, GA and other red states

lack of democracy.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Fri Dec 7, 2018, 10:19 AM

3. They Can't Count On Winning With Ignorant White Racist Asshole Voters Any More

They need to convince minorities that helping rich people rob them while they rape the planet, and pay no taxes is in their best interest.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to PaulX2 (Reply #3)

Fri Dec 7, 2018, 01:52 PM

8. +1000

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Fri Dec 7, 2018, 10:21 AM

4. And that's one dead canary.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Fri Dec 7, 2018, 11:05 AM

5. The pukes' problem with California

is that they can't effectively rig the vote there.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Fri Dec 7, 2018, 11:56 AM

6. They need to figure out new patterns of lies and treason that will appeal to the new population.

I hope this is the last time I'll ever have to read this shithead's name.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Fri Dec 7, 2018, 12:10 PM

7. As It Is Now

The Repubs just transfer tax receipts from Blue states like CA and NY to Red states. They don't need CA or NY, except to collect campaign contributions, when they have enough Red states (takers) like KY, WV, AL, et cetera to hold onto the Senate, House (once in awhile) and take their chances with the EC to capture the POTUS. As long as they can hold on Nationally they can ignore the Blue states and keep the power and keep tax money flowing to their hard core supporters.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Fri Dec 7, 2018, 01:55 PM

9. Remember the "autopsy" after 2012?

It had what they had to do, but their base won’t allow it.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink

Reply to this thread