Republicans Got the Shellacking We Deserve

Today isn’t “good morning” in the GOP. President Obama won a second term. Republicans deserve the shellacking we got because the party of Lincoln is running candidates in 2012 like it’s 1860. Old white men just don’t cut it anymore and are not reflective of the changing demographics of the country. America is browning up not whitening up, as evidenced by the US Census findings that minorities will make up 54% of the population by the year 2050.

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  • Damani

    RE:
    “It’s not the message Republicans need to change but the messengers who are selling the message. ”

    This is the blind spot that Conservatives have. Since I don’t think that the current crop of Conservatives – strongly influenced by extreme elements, including some in the Tea Party, in the GOP – have policies good for America,………..please proceed.

    However, for the sake of discussion:

    Do you really think that IF Ted Cruz or Marco Rubio, as the standard bearer said that illegals should “self-deport”, Latinos would have voted for him?

    Alan Keyes and Artur Davis (for Ala Governor) did NOT attract the Black vote. Voters are, yes, influenced by the messenger, but MOST vote based on the message.

    Keep kidding yourself that it is the messenger.

    Meanwhile, see my comments here: http://www.freedomsjournal.net/2012/11/05/republicans-and-democrats-did-not-switch-sides-on-racism/?utm_source=Freedom%27s+Journal+Master+List&utm_campaign=ef2ee1c59f-RSS_EMAIL_CAMPAIGN&utm_medium=email

    to understand that it is NOT the messenger. It is the message re; the Black vote.

    Republicans have been talking for decades – LITERALLY – about the need to reach out to Blacks and Latinos (and recently women). If they wanted seriously to do so, they would have done so. They are more interested, as Kevin Philips said, in the OTHER FOLKS’ VOTES.

    Although Repubs like to say that they don’t want to (or won’t) “slice and dice” the American people and appeal to “interest groups” or minorities, they do it all the time. The work you were contracted to do is evidence of it. On the GOP.com site in March when I looked, they had a link to Latinos for Romney, but none for Blacks. (I see there is one now.) During one of the Primary Debates, they had a live TV link to a gathering of Latinos and entertained their questions. Nothing for Blacks.

    Ms. Wright, Conservatives and Repubs are sending you a message just like they did when they trashed/ignored the work you did for the campaign this year. If they had a Black person like Michael Steele (as a messenger) tell you the same thing, will that really make a difference?

  • http://twitter.com/rtfactor1 Rod T

    Well We are pretty much doomed to never win again. If what you are saying is true about the changing demographics (and I believe it is). Then there is no hope for Republicans or the GOP. Seems like what we should do is get a token (_______) to be the face of the Republican party. If that is the case then we are doomed…Why did Allen West and Mia Love loose? People don’t like what the republican party stands for, the country is changing and It’s not moving to the right. We are doomed!

  • http://www.facebook.com/rtfactor1 Rod Terrell

    Well We are pretty much doomed to never win again. If what you are saying is true about the changing demographics (and I believe it is). Then there is no hope for Republicans or the GOP. Seems like what we should do is get a token (_______) to be the face of the Republican party. If that is the case then we are doomed…Why did Allen West and Mia Love loose? People don’t like what the republican party stands for, the country is changing and It’s not moving to the right. We are doomed!