The Republican National Committee has launched a new website with hopes of engaging activists to help "analyze the strengths and weaknesses of the 2012 election cycle efforts of the RNC" and "is reaching out to hundreds of individuals including RNC Members, grassroots activists, donors, elected officials, community leaders and other important partners to help the Republican Party form a solid path going forward." The RNC believes in order to to properly prepare for 2016, as rumblings of who the GOP candidates will be have already started, activists must be engaged in the conversation about improvement.
Comments: Heavy sigh. I thought we already had a grassroots movement, the Tea Party. Unless we get rid of RINO´s we are looking at perpetual defeats. This is not at all encouraging. The video is pathetic. They just don´t get it.
What is wrong with those idiot Republicans in the House? They go and re-elect Boehner who sings kumbaya with democrats to sign off on the fiscal cliff deal? Consider teh tax hikes I am paying as my contribution to the Republican party!!
What is wrong with those idiot Republicans in the House? They go and re-elect Boehner who sings kumbaya with democrats to sign off on the fiscal cliff deal? Consider the tax hikes I am paying as my contribution to the Republican party!!
That´s just adoreable, the GOP still wish us to believe there is a viable voting system. Can´t help but think back on a report about a whistle blower who worked for a software firm developing a program for a Spanish firm who stated that their program would generate a 51% win for the candidate of their choice. 140% of one Colorado district voted for obama...etc.
Well #6, what handsome, brave, principled-to-the-bone House conservative stood up and challenged Boehner?
Too many self-styled "true" conservatives enjoy bytching rather than addressing reality. JB may not be the ideal leader, but he is out there in the arena giving it his best effort in a very poor environment. Trouble is, some people here expected, or continue to expect, Boehner to re-run the 2012 election. That is not his job and never was. He is a legislator, not a candidate. Give the man a break. (Fat chance).
We disaffected, overtaxed conservatives should revive our own grass roots movement. Many of us were Tea Partiers. What happened to them? Never see or hear much anymore, was it really just a passing fury - then beat to death by Media (with more than a little help from the establishment rinos)? Perhaps we SHOULD seek a leader for it. It was a most effective movement and gave some life to the moribund Republicans. Why has it seemingly faded almost away now?
The RNC is over. Now that we know that Republicans gave up their right to challenge Democrat election fraud back in the 80´s, the RNC is just a useless money pit. They can´t take care of their candidates, so they are of no use to the voters.
Nothing they label "grass roots" is going to change that.
This is good! Engaging people is vitally important. Listening is profoundly important. Creating a new image is necessary.
The GOP seems, to millions, to be a party of old, rich, white guys. Men who don´t like women, don´t like gays, don´t like Latinos, don´t like immigrants, don´t like anyone who doesn´t look like them, think like them and believe EXACTLY what they believe.
I´m with the OP. We need to get rid of the RINOS or the GOP all together.
I´m with the Tea Party and until Boehner, McCain, et. al. (and that includes new RINO Ryan) are out, I´m not coming back to the party anytime soon, if ever. The leaders of the GOP ARE THE PROBLEM. (caps for emphasis). They have no clue how to fight back, (especially Alinsky-style), or how to use modern technology and social media to get their message out. Of course, their message is weak, supplicating, whining, and not conservative anymore. GOP... just go away and let those of us who actually care about this country take over.
The GOP needs MANY MANY courageous, dedicated and faithful, ´Paul & Paulette Reveres,´ with the wisdom, enthusiasm & good cheer of a Pres. Reagan and Gov. Sarah Palin. Future GOP leaders will be found among such accomplished American patriots of integrity. There are already several possibilities throughout the states, Gov. Walker, the Texas Attorney General among others.
It will be helpful when the reactionaries stop accusing everyone who disagrees on any particular of being a RINO. I attend many GOP meetings and find far too many single issue attendees. It is a result of such of "my way or the highway" attitudes that we cannot support a winning candidate. We also don´t listen well. If we did, our policies would win great support from the persuadable. We don´t persuade. We lecture. We have to win the argument. We don´t understand the maxim: Convince a man against his will and find him unconvinc-ed, still.
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