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The Initial Aftershocks

NormRx Wrote: Nov 08, 2012 9:40 AM
Republicans busily compile facts but forget to reach out to women and minorities. Then they wonder why those groups won't listen to or accept their facts. Reach out to women? American women are the most pampered, protected group on earth. I am so tired of this drivel. If the Republicans have too appeal to every group, like the Democrats, we are doomed. What you are saying is "if we want to win, we have to be more like the Democrats." B.S.
Justin265 Wrote: Nov 08, 2012 10:38 AM
Norm...I hear you, but I think that maybe we have to distinguish between "reaching out to" and "agreeing with". I would like to think / hope that the three main blocs that we failed with -- blacks, latinos and single women -- can make the same distinction and know that we care about them as people even if our policies are at first anathema to them. My first instinct is, like yours, to despise this notion of "caring" over facts and reason, but I'm starting to think that that is the reality in which we live.
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