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GOP "Old," "Ossified"
Posted - 3/18/2013 9:43:45 AM | show profile | flag this post
The GOP's self-administered autopsy of the 2012 election disaster is in. And the Republican party is calling for a major make-over.
"The Wall Street Journal calls it a 'scathing self-analysis' that 'describes the party as ideologically ossified, unable to speak to a wider electorate and increasingly seen as representing the rich and the old.'
"When someone rolls their eyes at [the Republican Party], they are not likely to open their ears to us."
Here's the GOP's full report.
Maybe the GOP is finally waking up to the fact they are out of touch with America.
Posted - 3/18/2013 10:29:54 AM | show profile | flag this post
Here's who is out of touch with America...
The conservative media who keep giving publicity to Paul Ryan for his piece of shit budget which will bankrupt the country even further while rewarding his rich pals. They are completely ignoring the "back to work" budget buy the Congressional Progressive Caucus which actually puts money into projects to increase jobs. It also increases taxes on the wealthy and allows Medicare to negotiate drug prices. The budget would actually fix the economic crisis and put people back to work but leave it to the conservative networks to act like Ryan's bill would actually a) do any good and b) have a chance in hell of getting passed. Seriously, the media is so in the pocket of the repubs...
Posted - 3/18/2013 1:58:38 PM | show profile | flag this post
if this is just change the "tone" instead of the core beliefs which are out of touch, then it's just rearranging deck chairs on the Titanic.
For instance, the plan calls for a $10 million "minority outreach" program to develop grassroots efforts in African-American and Latino communities.
But if the GOP's message -- even toned down -- is one of minorities being "47-percenters" or "takers" and all Latinos should prove citizenship before voting -- it's not going to change things.
At the same time, you've got the TEA Partiers blaming the very Republicans behind this analysis for losing the last election -- so this report may only fuel the Republican Civil War we saw at CPAC last week.