In the wake of Mitt Romney's defeat, Florida Sen. Marco Rubio implored Republicans to broaden their tent and improve their outreach to minority groups. "In the next Congress, I am committed to working on upward mobility policies that will ensure people who work hard and play by the rules can rise above the circumstances of their birth and leave their children better off," Rubio said in a statement. "The conservative movement should have particular appeal to people in minority and immigrant communities who are trying to make it, and Republicans need to work harder than ever to communicate
Comments: Romney screwed-up the moment he decided not to choose Rubio as his running mate. Paul Ryan is a good conservative, but wer'e dealing with identity politics now. I hate to say it, but our next presidential nominee better be a strong conservative minority candidate or a woman.
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"In the wake of Mitt Romney's defeat, Florida Sen. Marco Rubio implored Republicans to broaden their tent and improve their outreach to minority groups."
Rubio, I like you, but seriously, shut the he** up for a while. "Minority groups" are half the trouble, the blacks voting on skin color, the hispanics voting democrat because they believe they will be easier on illegals. Both groups have large needs for handouts and are poor. Republicans should "reach out to them" by what, giving them more freebies?
Go away Rubio, you're starting to sound like a RINO.
Sorry but all this soul searching is for the birds. I refuse to give in to the entitlement mindset. The Country just sealed it's fate to being a country lke Greece and other hell holes where there are citizens who vote for what the government can give them. Where every perversion is just a lifestyle choice. Enough with giving in.
If a minority GOP candidate still can't clearly articulate and win over those attracted to free stuff, we still won't win over minorities. It won't matter WHAT color they are in that case and it will come across as phony. Our problem, folks, is the culture has gone left.
Rubio is right, and it's attitudes like #2 and #3 that will seal our doom if we do not take heed. Demographic charts and graphs do not lie. It is no coincidence that Bush worked much harder than McCain or Romney to connect with Latinos, Bush got a much higher % of their votes, and Bush won two terms as President. Now here we are. Did anyone else notice, the crowd at Romney's concession speech is nearly ALL white people? I mean very close to 100% white. This is what cannot stay unchanged if we want victory in the America of 2016, 2020, 2024.
Rubio should definitely be on the VP short list in 2016. And we need to do a lot more outreach to hard-working Americans of Asian, Indian, Latino descent. There are plenty of them and it's incredibly stupid to write off entire ethnic groups as "liberal" or, worse, view them as handout-addicted parasites when lots of them do work hard and pay taxes.
Yeah, you Republicans have a good time with that ''bigger tent'' thing.
I used to be a Republican. But then one sad and heartbreaking November day, we couldn't beat the worst president in the history of this nation.
The formerly worst president, Jimmuh Carter, lost 49 states when he ran for re-election. NØbama should have lost all 57 states.
I just don't have anything left. I'm just going to put my money and guns out on the front yard, since the government is going to take them away anyway. I guess I can just leave my heart out there too, since it was ripped out of my chest yesterday.
We need to give more ENTITLEMENTS. That's it. That's the ticket.
Are you sure you are not supposed to be on the Huntington Post?
Dazzle us with your intellect on specifics. How should we "reach out"?
* Free college for illegals * Drivers licenses for illegals * More free housing and welfare for "black communities" * More reach out meetings with "Jay-Z" * How about our elected representatives chime in on local crime issues, when a "minority" is "racially violated" by a white guy * How about special access to jobs if you are non-white * No interest loans, if you are non-white
Tell us friend, which of the above kind of "reaching out" do we do, rather than take the conservative route of helping ALL Americans?
Or are you saying that won't work, might as well pander and just be like liberals?
We have become a vapid, unserious country. We may need to attract more minorities, but only by actually educating them. And that will mean taking our education system back. How can we do that if we don't have the reins of power?
I will not apologize for being white #5, I don't begrudge anyone except those who feel the right to an Obamaphone and do not contribute but feel It is their right to live off the work of others as a lifestyle choice.
I'm with #2. This election was about black people voting for skin pigment. There can be no outreach to racists. There is no problem with the GOP with the exception of Mitch MCConnell and Reinse Priebus. And Romney's pick for VP was completely irrelevant. Had the election been held the day before Sandy arrived and Christie fell in love, Romney would have won (according to polling). Please can the party return to serious people as leaders and not the Sean Hannitys and Limbaughs who lie to us about polls and reality. It's not helpful. The polls weren't scued, the leaders were. And no more lame candidates like Akin, Murdock, and that goofy guy from OH.
Tonight is very sad. If the Republican candidate cannot beat a socialist marxist, then what is the poNthing to Goodwill, had to move back home, have not had a job in almost two years and seen the effects of Obamacare. No bigger tent. Either stand for something or stand for nothing. Unfortunately, I don't think we can save our country.
Now the progressives will attempt to convince GOP leadership to kill the Tea Party. NO.
We have been defined by the progressives as the 1%, homophobic racists. The name Republican is now dirty.
We need a simple platform to educate folks what we really are... The Party of Lincoln.... and make our platform a mirror of the constitution & bill of rights... just re-written so a 5 year old can understand them... short bullet points... including Judao/Christian values.
The Schmidts are going to help progressives divide & conquer us.
Does he mean by outreaching, to give them things so they like us? I have never seen anyone in the Republican party mistreat or keep a minority out of the party (Herman Cain, Alan West, Condi Rice). It seems to me it is a personal choice and they choose to believe false promises and lies voiced by the left. I am sick of political correctness compelled to hire or appoint minorities even when they are incompetent.
As to, Rush Limbaugh and Sean Hannity, what is the problem with them. They do not hold any elective office nor are they paid to represent any party. They have radio shows and express their opinions. They cannot raise my taxes, seize my property, take my 401K or social security or force unwanted National health care on me. One can choose to listen or NOT listen to them. What they say or might say does not influence my life.
Nominating even a 100% Latino ticket would not bring Republicans half the Latino vote, for the same reason Clarence Thomas' placement on the Supreme Court did not move any black voters.
Democrats and their media simply redefine them as idiots, sellouts, or monsters.
Rubio said we have to EDUCATE Latinos on HOW conservative policies effect their lives and their children's futures.
That has to be our strategy with the entire electorate--not in election years, but more so in between.
Ask yourself, why do you NOT believe what the MSM tells you? Because you KNOW better. The only way to minimize the effects of liberal media bias, liberal educators, and liberal hollywood is to pre-emptively inoculate voters against the liberal message. It's not hard to ignore something once you know it's a lie.
No. "Outreach" is not the answer to this mess. The first step is facing the fact that American culture is in serious, serious, decline. A decline actively producing an increasing majority of citizen-idiots, proud of their ignorance, prejudice, and refusal to think. You cannot "outreach" when there is no functional mind to reach to. Public schools? The corrupt liars of the media? The laziness affluence may encourage? Affirmative action? Where blame is placed doesn't matter at this point. America is becoming dumber - there's no other way to read this horrific election result.
I had a gut feeling all along this was going to happen. Obamasimply had too many big money backers for him to lose.Those same backers are going to loot the hell out of the treasury now,creating a left wing ruling class oligarchy.
Even though it disgusted all of us,Obama was a very shrewd operator though the last 4 years,spending trilions on tthe dependency vote.Romney tried to win on civility and common sense and those are a thing of the past now,with the spoiled brat counterculture.
It doesn't matter how close the election was or whether Obama has a mandate,he doesn't need one because there's no metric that can stop him from what he doing.The House is irrelevant as are the gutless courts.If you try to impeach Obama,you're going to look like sore losers.
It's tough to win with all white votes when we have virtual open borders with minorities flooding in here.
Republican party has a big tent but the Left has so successfully demonized the GOP and brainwashed the easily led to fear and palpable hatred for the Right that no amount of words will change them. They have divided and conquered. Today I don't want to hear blame, excuses and whining about Romney and Republicans.. Just a little rest and quiet to re-group from this disappointment and then come out fighting.
When the GOP figures out how to influence through all the media then we will have a chance. It has certainly worked out for the left. Their only message was/is that we are mean , greedy and full of hate. The Gimme Society has bought into the Lefts definition of the Right hook, line and sinker. How do you fight ignorance? Through the parts of the media they inhabit is a start.
OK, Marco...what are you selling out on to "broaden appeal"? Open borders? Abortion? Capitalism as our economic foundation? Executive power to make law by regulation and exec order? Taxes and spending? Honestly, this is what I expected with a Romney victory...and Marco's first off the mark with the talking points.
Time for a new party. Not a "third party", as the GOP will ultimately go the way of the Whigs. There is now a large group of disenfranchised conservatives who demand real representation, not another pat on the head.
There was one talking point that bothered me ..the constant use of "Creating all this debt for our kids and grandchildren to pay" That didn't mean anything to the this group of 30 somethings who use abortion as birth control and who only think about the next sex act wherever..the next puff off a joint... the next drink they have while watching Andy the gay blade on Bravo.. the next American Idol or the raunchy black rapper who gets his jollies grabbing his crotch. or the next rerun of Sarah Jessica Parker looking for Sex in the City... I have no answer for this except to fall on our knees and beg God to forgive us and to help us get rid of this Godless Gov. that the evildoers have created.. We need God back in the schools..we need teachers who really do care about the kids they are teaching and not just their next union meeting..we need parents who parent.. We are in for a bad time in the next 4 years.. the only thing that might make me feel a little better is to see the welfare checks and Planned parenthood run out of our money.. Then lets see how the moochers live. God deliver us from the evil that has fallen on this wonderful country..Bless us again..
Sarah Palin: We show what happened, back in 2008, I believe that´s when it started, when the media decided to just go along to get along with Obama, ingratiating themselves with him and vice versa. What we saw was these attempts to destroy these whistleblowers, those who were telling the truth, even in the campaign. (Snip) In the campaign, Greta, this is important for Americans to understand. I was not allowed to talk about things like that because those elitists, those who are the brainiacs in the GOP machine running John McCain´s campaign at the time said that the media
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Mark Levin: You know, ladies and gentlemen, I hate to say this, but it´s right in front of our faces. Obviously, John Boehner does not want to get to the bottom of what took place in Benghazi. It´s obvious. He´s been asked over and over again by a majority of the Republicans in the House to set up a special investigative committee as is the tradition in these types of investigations. So you concentrate expertise and resources and time in one special committee rather than multiple committees that are also investigating
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South Carolina’s fledgling William Wallace Caucus might suggest a prototype. She might need a council of advisers (“elders”) like John Brown’s Secret Committee of Six, which included Yankee crusader Theodore Parker and the husband of Julia Ward Howe (author of "Battle Hymn of the Republic"). Others to include: obviously her husband, Todd; and Franklin Graham, Christian evangelist; Texas Gov. Rick Perry, Texas Sen. Ted Cruz, Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback and maybe the venerable Judge Andrew Napolitano. She also needs a major celebratory event (think Woodstock for American revolutionaries) — I’d suggested a Tea Party Congress
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This morning from The Washington Post’s Kathleen Parker: "Breaking news: Conservative organizations suddenly have found common cause with one of their favorite objects of contempt — the benighted Mainstream Media ... Or as the tea party queen and former Alaska governor likes to put it, the ‘lamestream media.’ In a twist of irony, the two groups have coalesced around a common enemy: the U.S. government.” (Snip) But truth be told, there would be no Tea Party today had there not been a Sarah Palin to egg it on and advance it.
Sarah Palin said Friday that the elite media would never let a Republican president get away with what Barack Obama has done in his push for new gun laws. The former Alaska governor recalled that the national press “tore apart” George W. Bush for using “fleeting images” from Sept. 11, 2001, during his 2004 reelection campaign. At the National Rifle Association’s annual meeting, Palin slammed Obama for flying the grieving parents of the massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School on Air Force One and then “making them backdrops” at rallies. “That same media is now the reliable poodle-skirted cheerleader
The Pentagon has released a statement confirming that soldiers could be prosecuted for promoting their faith: "Religious proselytization is not permitted within the Department of Defense...Court martials and non-judicial punishments are decided on a case-by-case basis...”. The statement, released to Fox News, follows a Breitbart News report on Obama administration Pentagon appointees meeting with anti-Christian extremist Mikey Weinstein to develop court-martial procedures to punish Christians in the military who express or share their faith.(From our earlier report: Weinstein is the head of the Military Religious Freedom Foundation, and says Christians--including chaplains--sharing the gospel
To say that Sarah Palin shook things up by taking to Twitter to express her displeasure at the nonchalant nose-rubbing going on at the White House Correspondent´s Dinner Saturday night would be an understatement. It doesn´t matter who you are. If you watched the White House Correspondent´s Dinner and simultaneously possessed one shred of passion for the future of our country with regards to crony capitalism and corruption, it´s pretty easy to determine the overwhelming consensus of the event. The media is supposed to exist to hold these people accountable. Instead, they choose to play
The surviving suspect in the Boston Marathon bombings should not be treated as an enemy combatant, Senate Intelligence Committee Chair Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) said Sunday morning. “I do not believe under the military commission law that he is eligible for that. It would be unconstitutional to do that,” Feinstein said on “Fox News Sunday.” Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, the sole surviving suspect in last Monday’s bombings, was taken into custody Friday. Federal officials said they plan to use a public safety exception to delay reading Tsarnaev his "Miranda" rights.
Mainstream media publications immediately exploited the passing of former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher on Monday to again advance their political agendas by falsely smearing former Alaska Gov. and Republican vice presidential nominee Sarah Palin. In a rush to write whatever they could to tarnish both, outlets like Politico and the Washington Post resorted to "reporting" on a fictitious story and an imaginary trip that have already been debunked years ago. The Post, a publication known for its liberal agenda, immediately "re-upped" the debunked story about Thatcher having snubbed Palin when Chris Cillizza,
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President Obama has been rolling up his sleeves campaigning across the country delivering a surreal stump speech message supposedly aimed at the middle class: big government works, Obamacare is manna from heaven, the wave of recent scandals are “phony” figments of the imagination, and all economic problems are the fault of the Republicans. Conveniently, he leaves out the bankruptcy of Detroit, a city run by his own party for more than half a century. His message is so stale and unconvincing, that even The New York Times and Washington Post have noticed. Both papers, usually loyal to Obama, remarked that
FORNEY, Texas - George Zimmerman, the former Florida neighborhood watch leader cleared of all charges in the shooting death of Trayvon Martin, was pulled over for speeding in North Texas on Sunday, CBS DFW reports. According to the station, Zimmerman was armed when officers pulled him over on Highway 80 in Forney, east of Dallas. (Snip) The officer reportedly did not recognize Zimmerman, who was driving a Honda pickup. Zimmerman told the officer he was armed and was then told to put the weapon in his glove compartment, according to the station.
Arizona Sen. John McCain was the Republican Party´s 2008 presidential nominee and he still wants the keys to the Oval Office. But he is beginning to sound more like a fan of likely 2016 Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton. "She´s a rock star," he said in a newly released interview. "She has, maybe not glamour, but certainly the aura of someone widely regarded throughout the world," he added in a reference to her work as secretary of State. McCain, reportedly trying to win back his reputation as a GOP maverick, was asked by the New Republic
Gotta figure her lead would be even bigger without Joe Miller in the field here. Her nomination for the taking? Alaska should be a top tier pick up opportunity for Senate Republicans next year…but their top choice of a candidate is Sarah Palin. 36% of GOP primary voters in the state say they’d like Palin to be their standard bearer against Mark Begich to 26% for Mead Treadwell, 15% for Dan Sullivan, and 12% for Joe Miller.
Embattled Internal Revenue Service official Lois Lerner and an attorney in the Federal Election Commission’s general counsel’s office appear to have twice colluded to influence the record before the FEC’s vote in the case of a conservative non-profit organization, according to e-mails unearthed by the House Ways and Means Committee and obtained exclusively by National Review Online. The correspondence suggests the discrimination of conservative groups extended beyond the IRS and into the FEC, where an attorney from the agency’s enforcement division in at least one case sought and received tax information about the status of a conservative group,
Sen. John McCain — a Democrat? There was confusion Wednesday after the Arizona Republican mistakenly strolled into President Obama’s meeting with Senate Democrats at the Capitol. The room full of Democrats — who happened to be meeting in the same room where the Senate GOP usually holds their weekly policy luncheons — erupted in applause and laughter as the former Republican presidential candidate made his entrance. As McCain, 76, walked out of the Dem-filled space, reporters pressed him as to why he stepped foot in the room.
In an interview on National Public Radio (NPR), House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi said her new agenda for women will give mothers access to day care so they can “earn without carrying the burden of child care.” During the interview, aired on Weekend Edition Sunday, Pelosi spoke about her newly announced agenda, which is on her website, and is titled, “When Women Succeed, America Succeeds: An Economic Agenda for Women and Families,” a plan that includes universal pre-school and access to day care for working women, and an increase in the minimum wage.
Karl Rove and more than one hundred Republican donors sent a letter to Republican members of Congress on Tuesday, urging them to pass a comprehensive immigration reform bill that would include, among other provisions, granting "legal status" to illegal aliens who meet certain criteria. Anticipating that lawmakers will face resistance to the bill when they go home for the August recess, the letter marks the escalation of a campaign in which Republican leaders and donors are pressuring House Republicans to act on an immigration reform bill.
I never thought the Trayvon Martin/George Zimmerman case deserved nearly the attention it got. But reasonable people can disagree about that. What strikes me as unconscionable, however, is the way the supposedly objective media have not only sensationalized a tragedy but at times appear to deliberately bend the facts to fit a desired story line. Maybe it started with the use of pictures of a younger Martin or with the sudden embrace of the term "white Hispanic" to describe Zimmerman in order to more easily paint him as a racist. NBC News was the most egregious offender