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(Talking Points Memo)   Michael Steele: Minority outreach seems counterproductive when you keep trying to prevent them from voting   (livewire.talkingpointsmemo.com) divider line 15
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2013-03-20 08:53:29 PM
5 votes:
The repubs have simply written off the blacks as a demographic. There's no point in courting them, it's more fun to torment them and marginally more effective to try to disenfranchise them. They think they have a winner in Rubio but that's because they don't understand that winning the Cuban vote in particular does not mean winning the Latino vote in general. Jindal is a flash in the pan. I suspect a lot of repubs don't know the difference between dot and feather Indians and they think that Jindal represents some kind of PC coup. When they realize that Jindal's niche demographic does not come with an accompanying voting bloc, they'll ditch him too.

The repubs were willing to give women a chance in the persons of Palin and Bachmann, but their utter failure to sway either the base or the general voting public means that they can be safely ignored. A huge sigh of relief ran through the right wing-o-sphere when it became apparent that they would not have to vote for someone equipped with a vagina. Bachmann will cling to her house seat as long as she can, Palin will end up either Dancing with the Stars or on the Home Shopping Network.

You have to wonder why people like Steele stay with the repubs. They've done everything but call him boy and told him to fetch them a mimosa. The same is true for Log Cabin gays. I mean, sure, you hate taxes and 30 years ago the repubs really were the party of fiscal responsibility, but do you enjoy being demonized and ignored by your own party? It seems to me that, unless you are very wealthy or a white Southern Baptist, it takes a certain amount of masochism to be a repub. Unless you're densely stupid you find yourself supporting positions you known in your heart to be wrong out of a sense of loyalty and an unwillingness to admit you've made a huge mistake.
2013-03-20 03:20:33 PM
3 votes:

somedude210: hubiestubert: At this point, the party leadership has decided to back the Idiot Brigade. And they will reap as they sow...

I'm not so sure. They've been trying to push back against them in recent weeks. I think the derp brigade is knowing this and fighting tooth and nail and cranking the rhetoric and threats to primary anyone, regardless of how conservative they claim, if they do anything anti-derper.

the civil war is still going on, and the establishment is trying to have their emancipation proclamation with this immigration reform bill to completely screw over the tea party


CPAC decided to feature Sarah Palin and didn't even extend an invite to Christie, who is easily the most popular republican in America right now. If this is a civil war, I would say Richmond has been overrun, and Atlanta is burning.
2013-03-20 11:53:31 PM
1 votes:
The GOP thinks it can separate the "respectable" minorities from the rest and recruit the former.  Respectable minorities got their ID, got their health care, got theirs; they'll fark the rest if Republicans just show them why it's in their best interests.

I can't wait to see how that works out.
2013-03-20 06:41:50 PM
1 votes:
This is kind of "yesterday's papers". I don't think the GOP will be pursuing voter ID laws with much fervor now - they were a last ditch attempt to save 2012, and they failed, and there is no way they can work now. An educated electorate know that they can't be turned away from the polls by any "voter ID" law now, and such laws will just make extra work for poll and election workers, without really discouraging voters.
As it turned out, they didn't even work in 2012.
2013-03-20 06:39:11 PM
1 votes:
Here's the problem I have with Mr. Steele:

If he was still in his position, he'd be defending the GOP tooth and nail.

So, I wonder how much of his talk is based in a sincere desire to see the GOP succeed, even with him gone from power...and how much of it is snarking at the leadership that replaced him out of a sense of spite and anger.

Either way, he's doing a fabulous job of highlighting the GOP's less-than-stellar options: Back the xenophobes or lose the WASP base.
2013-03-20 06:07:36 PM
1 votes:
Fark Michael Steele. Where were all these reasonable, big-tent ideas while you were hammering checks from the RNC, you hypocrite? Don't try to convince us you're actually a decent guy who should be taken seriously now.

See also: Colin Powell, Condoleezza Rice
2013-03-20 05:26:57 PM
1 votes:

gilgigamesh: somedude210: hubiestubert: At this point, the party leadership has decided to back the Idiot Brigade. And they will reap as they sow...

I'm not so sure. They've been trying to push back against them in recent weeks. I think the derp brigade is knowing this and fighting tooth and nail and cranking the rhetoric and threats to primary anyone, regardless of how conservative they claim, if they do anything anti-derper.

the civil war is still going on, and the establishment is trying to have their emancipation proclamation with this immigration reform bill to completely screw over the tea party

CPAC decided to feature Sarah Palin and didn't even extend an invite to Christie, who is easily the most popular republican in America right now. If this is a civil war, I would say Richmond has been overrun, and Atlanta is burning.


Oh no, not yet.  Their version of Sherman hasn't showed up with soldiers holding torches and ready to throw at their houses.

Give 'em time though; when that happens you'll see all sorts of holy hell break loose in the GOP.
2013-03-20 03:58:59 PM
1 votes:
Mr. Steele:
How about the constant targeting of African-Americans to keep them from voting?  Things like cutting back voting hours in heavily black areas and expanding them in white areas?  Or purging black voters (and only black voters) from the rolls just days or weeks before an election?
2013-03-20 03:46:49 PM
1 votes:

MaudlinMutantMollusk: Insanity is doing the same thing over and over and expecting different results, too


Insanity can also be defined as not being able to distinguish between fantasy and reality......something the GOP has been guilty of for quite some time.
2013-03-20 03:44:42 PM
1 votes:
They should try a minority reacharound, maybe that would have a happy ending.
2013-03-20 03:27:42 PM
1 votes:

gilgigamesh: CPAC decided to feature Sarah Palin and didn't even extend an invite to Christie, who is easily the most popular republican in America right now. If this is a civil war, I would say Richmond has been overrun, and Atlanta is burning.


wait, I think we screwed up the metaphors. The tea derpers are playing the confederates, so if they're being focused on at CPAC, then I think they just fired on fort Sumner?

the rational, moderates of the party (Christie, Huntsman, et. al) are the northerners
2013-03-20 02:40:01 PM
1 votes:

Rev. Skarekroe: Snap.
Too bad you got fired for daring to claim that Rush Limbaugh is not the head of the Republican Party.


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2013-03-20 02:38:36 PM
1 votes:

hubiestubert: At this point, the party leadership has decided to back the Idiot Brigade. And they will reap as they sow...


I'm not so sure. They've been trying to push back against them in recent weeks. I think the derp brigade is knowing this and fighting tooth and nail and cranking the rhetoric and threats to primary anyone, regardless of how conservative they claim, if they do anything anti-derper.

the civil war is still going on, and the establishment is trying to have their emancipation proclamation with this immigration reform bill to completely screw over the tea party
2013-03-20 02:25:11 PM
1 votes:
Insanity is doing the same thing over and over and expecting different results, too
2013-03-20 02:24:50 PM
1 votes:
No shiat. Why aren't you still head of the party? Why did they muffle you when you were?

Rev. Skarekroe: Too bad you got fired for daring to claim that Rush Limbaugh is not the head of the Republican Party.


oh right....sonofabiatch GOP. Have you learned NOTHING?
 
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