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Sun Jul 15, 2012, 10:42 PM

"Powell: GOP Polarization Backfired In Election" at CNN (from December 11th, 2008)

Powell: GOP Polarization Backfired In Election

at CNN (from December 11th, 2008)

http://politicalticker.blogs.cnn.com/2008/12/11/powell-gop-polarization-backfired-in-election/

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The Republican party must stop "shouting at the world" and start listening to minority groups if it is to win elections in the 21st century, former Secretary of State Colin Powell said Thursday.

In an interview with CNN's Fareed Zakaria for Sunday's "GPS" program, President Bush's former secretary of state said his party's attempt "to use polarization for political advantage" backfired last month.

"I think the party has to take a hard look at itself," Powell said in the interview, which was taped Wednesday. "There is nothing wrong with being conservative. There is nothing wrong with having socially conservative views - I don't object to that. But if the party wants to have a future in this country, it has to face some realities. In another 20 years, the majority in this country will be the minority."

Powell, who crossed party lines and endorsed President-elect Barack Obama just weeks before the election, said the GOP must see what is in the "hearts and minds" of African-American, Hispanic and Asian voters "and not just try to influence them by... the principles and dogma."

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applegrove Jul 2012 OP
mucifer Jul 2012 #1
applegrove Jul 2012 #2
Kteachums Jul 2012 #3
yortsed snacilbuper Jul 2012 #4

Response to applegrove (Original post)

Sun Jul 15, 2012, 10:57 PM

1. Just a reminder that this article is 4 years old

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Response to mucifer (Reply #1)

Sun Jul 15, 2012, 11:01 PM

2. Didn't know that. Thanks.

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Response to applegrove (Original post)

Sun Jul 15, 2012, 11:03 PM

3. What are minority groups?

The Republicans aren't even caring. The play boys in the House are only focused on pulling down anything that helps minority groups. The voting purges are an example of this! If they had their way they would shoot them all down or keep them from being represented. I honestly pray that the Republican Party will loose so big in this election that they will have to reconstruct and build on the basic principles that used to make them a great party. What they are now is a group of uneducated decision makers who can't even make decent decisions.

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Response to applegrove (Original post)

Sun Jul 15, 2012, 11:45 PM

4. After the republic party gets done with the minorities,

they'll be coming for the rest of us!

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