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7 Things The GOP Needs To Do To Start Turning It Around

Born in the USA! Wrote: Nov 10, 2012 9:19 AM
Some nice ideas, but that won't fix the problem. Living in the deep south, home of many very conservative people, I see the problem a little differently. The truth a good chunk (but not the majority I hope) who vote Republican (but are not necessarily registered Republican) is culture. Many who vote Republican, at least here in the deep south, see non white American conservative culture as threat. Now, before starting with the r word, I am not precisely talkinhg about race, but culture. Many here in the deep south are okay with non-whites, as long as those non-whites are culturally just like them. When you are not open to non-white culture, you won't attract many non-whites. And that is something that goes way beyond policy. That explains.
Born in the USA! Wrote: Nov 10, 2012 9:26 AM
...why when you see the RNC convention, they are all white. Simply recruiting more Allen Wests and Haley Barbours and Bobby Jindals won't solve the problem. And many conservatives' "reasoning" for why Republicans have so few minorities only make worse. I hear things like "Democrat slaves" or things that imply non-whites don't think or are well-informed with regards to politics. No, it is because they know many Republicans don't respect their viewpoints and they don't like their policies. And Republicans try explaing that by implying non-whites don't work hard and like to mooch. So in sum, the solution starts with soul searching, not poltical or policy searching, but looking at their conscience and find some things that are wrong. Deep..
Born in the USA! Wrote: Nov 10, 2012 9:27 AM
southerners did that with slavery and segregation. And those were great starts, but now the evolution must continue.

Let's not sugarcoat it: we got our teeth kicked in on Tuesday. Sure, we added governorships and held our ground in the House, but we went backwards in the Senate and lost to an out-of-touch, incompetent, petty man who centered his campaign around Mitt Romney's bank account and Big Bird. We didn't get beaten by Bill Clinton in a great economy; we got beaten by another Michael Dukakis in the midst of a terrible economy. On the upside, if people have ever wondered what Jimmy Carter's second term would have looked like, then they're about to find out.