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bimmerfan08 01-23-2013 06:46 PM

The Republican Party seeks to learn from its mistakes—and it wants your help
 
CHARLOTTE, N.C.—The Republican Party is looking for advice.

To kick off this week's Republican National Committee's winter strategy session, which will focus in part on how to broaden the party's appeal to women and minority voters, the RNC on Thursday launched a website soliciting ideas and constructive criticism about what the party did wrong in 2012—and what it can do better over the next four years.

The site, which is part of its "Growth and Opportunity Project" created to analyze the last election, includes a wide-ranging survey seeking input on things such as whether Republicans should spend more or less time talking about the economy, national security, social issues or taxes. "Do you think the Republican Party shares your values?" it continues, after asking about demographics like race, age and gender. "Do you think the Republican Party listens to voters like you?"

The survey also asks about five areas where it needs improvement: "Diversity within the Party," "The Party's position on issues," "How the Party communicates with voters," "The process of selecting the best candidate" and "The Party's infrastructure and tactics used in campaigns."

Although Republicans dominated the 2010 midterm elections with gains in the House and Senate, Democrats retained control of the White House and Senate, and bolstered their minority in the House just two years later. President Barack Obama won 332 Electoral College votes and, perhaps more alarming for the GOP, enjoyed support from more than 70 percent of Hispanic and more than 95 percent of black voters.

Now, Republicans are keen to learn how to conduct better outreach to minorities and regain a foothold among a new pool of voters.

The RNC has tasked five co-chairs to lead the effort. The team, which consists of two white men, one white woman and one Hispanic woman, and a black man, will produce a report in the spring that summarizes their findings about last year's election and advice they received from RNC members and the public.

In a video accompanying the new site, RNC Chairman Reince Priebus urged voters to lend a hand in the effort.

"What do you think the party must do better? Where do we go in the future?" he asked. "We're listening."

http://news.yahoo.com/blogs/ticket/r...-election.html

badfast 01-23-2013 08:44 PM

are you the e46fanatics news feed?

sammk 01-23-2013 08:58 PM

:facepalm:

Advice: pack up shop and leave...? Best thing that could happen to this country and millions of unsuspecting victims.

Lair 01-23-2013 09:08 PM

The republican party needs more assh*les.

The problem is - they aren't far enough to the right.

evolved 01-23-2013 09:23 PM

#1: Don't be the party that talks about claiming to be fiscally conservative. BE fiscally conservative. This should be the most important mantra, because they talk about fiscal conservatism a lot, and put it in action rarely.

#2: Stop talking about vaginas. Period. (pun intended)

#3: Get off of the "gay marriage ruins the sanctity of marriage" shite. When Rush Limbaugh got married for the 23rd time, the sanctity of marriage was basically gone. No one is talking about forcing churches to marry gay people, either, so stop bringing it up as a talking point.

#4: Come up with some sort of meaningful immigration reform that doesn't involve either of these two things. A) closing the borders B) sticking your fingers in your ears and refusing to come out of the corner.


I'm sure i'll think of some more, this was just a quick list, lol.

phrozen06 01-23-2013 09:24 PM

Start by listening to Colon Powell.

bimmerfan08 01-23-2013 09:57 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by badfast (Post 15090168)
are you the e46fanatics news feed?

Hi you must be the resident troll around here. :thanks:

Quote:

Originally Posted by sammk (Post 15090195)
:facepalm:

Advice: pack up shop and leave...? Best thing that could happen to this country and millions of unsuspecting victims.

:rolleyes:

Right because the democratic views are the end all solution to our issues. Give me a break. This is why I will not associate with a party because of people like you. Too many chiefs in this country who don't want to contribute and point fingers and not enough indians.

Lair 01-24-2013 09:32 AM

This is encouraging.

The first step to recovery is admitting that you have a problem.

Rhumb 01-24-2013 09:53 AM

Fixed:

Quote:

Originally Posted by evolved (Post 15090272)
#1: Don't be the party that talks about claiming to be fiscally responsible. BE fiscally responsible. This should be the most important mantra, because they talk about fiscal responsibility a lot, and put it in action rarely.

#2: Stop talking about vaginas and rape. Period. (pun intended)

#3: Get off of the "gay marriage ruins the sanctity of marriage" shite. When Rush Limbaugh got married for the 23rd time, the sanctity of marriage was basically gone. No one is talking about forcing churches to marry gay people, either, so stop bringing it up as a talking point. Get off of pretty much any sexual orientation thing, why would a small, limited government involve itself in such personal matters anyways.

#4: Come up with some sort of meaningful immigration reform that doesn't involve either of these two things. A) closing the borders B) sticking your fingers in your ears and refusing to come out of the corner. Might try a tall fences with big gates approach.

#5 Stop undercutting voter participation with that whole red-herring voter fraud screeds. Work on developing and appealing platform, policies and positions so that you would want more people to vote because they would be voting for you.

#6 Treat spending on defense programs with the same penny-pinching, squinty-eyed that you do for social programs.

I'm sure i'll think of some more, this was just a quick list, lol.

Me too, lol.


sammk 01-24-2013 10:30 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by evolved (Post 15090272)
#1: Don't be the party that talks about claiming to be fiscally conservative. BE fiscally conservative. This should be the most important mantra, because they talk about fiscal conservatism a lot, and put it in action rarely.

#2: Stop talking about vaginas. Period. (pun intended)

#3: Get off of the "gay marriage ruins the sanctity of marriage" shite. When Rush Limbaugh got married for the 23rd time, the sanctity of marriage was basically gone. No one is talking about forcing churches to marry gay people, either, so stop bringing it up as a talking point.

#4: Come up with some sort of meaningful immigration reform that doesn't involve either of these two things. A) closing the borders B) sticking your fingers in your ears and refusing to come out of the corner.


I'm sure i'll think of some more, this was just a quick list, lol.

Agreed on womens' rights and gay rights.

If you think about it, the large % of angry old white males in the Republican demographic explains #2. All they've been doing for women's rights is lip-syncing and superficial political pasturing to gain women's votes. Think of Mitten's classic 'binders full of women' answer during the debate.. Does it get more obsolete than that!!? Then you have douchebags apathetic to rape and incestual conception. Truth of the matter is, the GOP is ages behind the times and they use religion to justify their medieval stance.

As far as gay right goes, it's again a medieval stance they adopt. It's got nothing to do with gay rights in particular if you break it down. It's got more to do with tolerance and individual rights. If someone wants to make a civil/social choice, he or she should be able to do so unencumbered by politics and government. That's what all of us want ultimately, and I don't see why gay rights has to be a poilitical punching bag. Again, to use religion to justify their stance is just a little ploy to cover up some natural lack of tolerance.


Quote:

Originally Posted by bimmerfan08 (Post 15090359)
Right because the democratic views are the end all solution to our issues. Give me a break. This is why I will not associate with a party because of people like you. Too many chiefs in this country who don't want to contribute and point fingers and not enough indians.


I'll tell you why - if you think about it, the GOP agenda was rooted in a coherent set of ideals for government at some point in history but today the GOP is reduced to a loose amalgam of political posturing connected together with the goal of winning elections.

I'm sorry, but I can't ligitimize a party that condemns an individuals' civil rights under the pretext of religion. What would be difference between the US of A and some middle-eastern religious government like Saudi Arabia where people's rights are severely curtailed in spite of being a 'democracy' on the surface?

I can't sign up to a party that does not do much more than lip service for womens' rights.

You might say that fiscal conservatism makes the GOP relevant in today's day and age, but let me remind you that George W. Bush drove the country into an economic abyss with reckless spending but Bill Clinton oversaw 8 years of record prosperity. No points there for the GOP, attaching themselves to fiscal conservatism is just another ploy IMO to attract votes.

Those are some examples why the GOP is a pile of hypocritic $hite today. If everyone subscribed to the GOP of today, we'd be a nation of gun-slinging, gay-hating, woman-marginalizing, pickup-driving middle aged white neanderthal cowboys living in the middle ages waging wars with everyone that cares to fight back. IMO the Democratic party of today has more coherent ideals designed around the maximum possible well-being of individuals with a higher degree of respect and tolerance for individual rights. America is changing, the world is changing, and the GOP is simply not in sync.

joeski3d 01-24-2013 10:41 AM

I think they would do well to stop listening to the tea party.

casino is no lie 01-24-2013 11:20 AM

The GOP should outsource their jobs to China to save Americans billions.

phrozen06 01-24-2013 05:04 PM

Quote:

"Our Principles are sound, we just need to articulate them in ways that are modern"
What the fvck is that supposed to mean Reince Priebus. :lmao: :rofl: This gets funnier by the day.

Lair 01-24-2013 05:09 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by phrozen06 (Post 15093036)
What the fvck is that supposed to mean Reince Priebus. :lmao: :rofl: This gets funnier by the day.

Gotta find a new term for "buttfvcking". :thumbup:

bimmerfan08 01-24-2013 05:10 PM

Yup. Gotta love the liberal hypocrites too. :rolleyes:

Lair 01-24-2013 05:15 PM

I love all the hypocrites - especially the ones that use jesus to lube us up before they screw us.

phrozen06 01-24-2013 05:16 PM

Quote:

"We had a number of republicans (Todd Akin, and Richard Murdock to name a few) who have damaged the brand this year with offensive and bizarre comments and we've had enough of that."

"The first step in getting non-white voters to like you is to demonstrate that you like them."

- Gov. Bobby Jindal

:lmao: Ohhh this keeps getting better folks. :rofl: Hey Gov. Jindal..........do they like you?

Everyone is shooting for 2016.

sammk 01-24-2013 09:32 PM

Just for the record, Jindal's political career took a nosedive the day he did his stupid speech criticizing Obama:

www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ly7oPRMcDrU



Patronizing stupid son of a b!tch. Get your head out of your @$$ and you'll start to see better mo-fo.


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