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The Republican Party seeks to learn from its mistakes—and it wants your help

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The Republican Party seeks to learn from its mistakes—and it wants your help

By Chris Moody, Yahoo! News | The Ticket – 6 hrs ago

http://news.yahoo.com/blogs/ticket/republican-party-seeks-learn-mistakes-wants-help-193757378--election.html

CHARLOTTE, N.C.—The Republican Party is looking for advice.

To kick off this week's Republican National Committee's winter strategy session, which will focus in part on how to broaden the party's appeal to women and minority voters, the RNC on Thursday launched a website soliciting ideas and constructive criticism about what the party did wrong in 2012—and what it can do better over the next four years.

The site, which is part of its "Growth and Opportunity Project" created to analyze the last election, includes a wide-ranging survey seeking input on things such as whether Republicans should spend more or less time talking about the economy, national security, social issues or taxes. "Do you think the Republican Party shares your values?" it continues, after asking about demographics like race, age and gender. "Do you think the Republican Party listens to voters like you?"

The survey also asks about five areas where it needs improvement: "Diversity within the Party," "The Party's position on issues," "How the Party communicates with voters," "The process of selecting the best candidate" and "The Party's infrastructure and tactics used in campaigns."

Although Republicans dominated the 2010 midterm elections with gains in the House and Senate, Democrats retained control of the White House and Senate, and bolstered their minority in the House just two years later. President Barack Obama won 332 Electoral College votes and, perhaps more alarming for the GOP, enjoyed support from more than 70 percent of Hispanic and more than 95 percent of black voters.

Now, Republicans are keen to learn how to conduct better outreach to minorities and regain a foothold among a new pool of voters.

The RNC has tasked five co-chairs to lead the effort. The team, which consists of two white men, one white woman and one Hispanic woman, and a black man, will produce a report in the spring that summarizes their findings about last year's election and advice they received from RNC members and the public.

RNC Chairman Reince Priebus urged voters to lend a hand in the effort.

"What do you think the party must do better? Where do we go in the future?" he asked. "We're listening."

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Start by sending Reince back to Wisconsin with his tail between his legs .. he is a despicable little worm ..

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Step 1: Stop lying non stop to everyone about everything.

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Step 1: Stop lying non stop to everyone about everything.

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Haha true. The dems are your typical political liars though, republicans just take it to a whole new level. Like when Paul Ryan faked washing a pot in that homeless shelter. How low can one get in faking stuff then lying about it? Thats just lazy!

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It's easy. Stop pandering to those Bible thumpers and red-neck, and then focus more on the Constitution and economy.

While there are some Democrats that are racist, sexist, pro-life, etc, they know when to keep their mouth shut. Too many times the folks on the Right mouth off about their own beliefs and opinions. It's good they can believe what they want and able to say it, but that's not gonna win you votes. It certainly doesn't help giving the other side easy soundbites to work against you.

Voters hate being told what to do (eg. pay more tax, can't get an abortion, same-sex marriage, firearm control, etc). Promote greater liberty and let people keep more of their own money, and you're set.

If that doesn't work....

Oh wait.... Obama already stolen it, lol.

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It's easy. Stop pandering to those Bible thumpers and red-neck, and then focus more on the Constitution and economy.

While there are some Democrats that are racist, sexist, pro-life, etc, they know when to keep their mouth shut. Too many times the folks on the Right mouth off about their own beliefs and opinions. It's good they can believe what they want and able to say it, but that's not gonna win you votes. It certainly doesn't help giving the other side easy soundbites to work against you.

Voters hate being told what to do (eg. pay more tax, can't get an abortion, same-sex marriage, firearm control, etc). Promote greater liberty and let people keep more of their own money, and you're set.

If that doesn't work....

Oh wait.... Obama already stolen it, lol.

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It's simple really, the Republicans lose in every demographic but white males over 30, which they tend to dominate. Let's examine each demographic to see why they fail:

Adults with post-secondary education:

- States with Republican governors have across the board lower funding for education

- Those with higher education generally do not vote based on social issues, as the republican platform is largely based on social issues their focus toward key policy areas such as foreign policy, economic policy, trade policy all tend to reflect their notion of un-American = bad.

- 'citizen's united' opposed by anyone who understands it

Minorities:

- Republican platform on immigration, deportation (or should I say 'self-deportation'), the 'American-Mexico armed wall', lack of funding for social programs, utter lack of consideration for welfare funding, and the abolition of 'socialized' health care are not widely supported by minority groups.

- Republican foreign policy, 'with us or against us' never bodes well with those recently immigrated.

- Republican notions of opposing affirmative action and shrinking the social safety net are borderline racist

Women:

- The republican platform on abortion is medieval

- Bush policy on torture was highly opposed by feminist groups

- Women rank key issues such as education, child welfare, social programs and economic policy above Republican issues such as preventing gay marriage and abortion.

Non-religious or not Christian:

- Republican platform largely constituted of their interpretation of the bible

- Republican leaders frequently use bible speech to make their point

- Their understanding and interpretation of the bible constitutes solely of being a small minded redneck who opposes intellectual thought, because after all Jesus was a carpenter.

LGBT:

- Republicans oppose gay marriage

- Many republican leaders are openly anti-homosexual

Youth (18-35 demographic):

- The last republican elected was George Bush, who started 2 wars, began a policy of torture, enabled tax cuts for the rich, oversaw the economic collapse, stood idle while Katrina destroyed the south, lobbied for big oil, prevented any form of innovation or scientific policy (by this I mean the prevention of stem-cell research, the lack of funding for new energy) - all of which resonate in the minds of the young people brought up in this generation.

It then comes as no surprise that Republicans do not reflect the opinions of anyone who is not a male over 30, wealthy or a bible banger. I believe it was Margaret Hoover (Republican strategist) who said 'anyone who votes for the same party 3 times, will continue to vote for that party'. Here's to hoping she's right, and that the next vote marks the 3rd time a majority of Americans vote Democratic, leading to the inevitable demise of the 'Grand Ole' Party'.

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Here's to hoping she's right, and that the next vote marks the 3rd time a majority of Americans vote Democratic, leading to the inevitable demise of the 'Grand Ole' Party'.

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So instead of attempting to fix a party and to create a healthier democratic system, you'd just rather have a 1-party dominance mirroring places like China, North Korea, and Cuba?

:picard:

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1. Stop lying to everyone about "God" Mythology has no place in politics.

2. A bloody high level of accountability for spending trillions to go to war and sending tens of thousands to their deaths. This point should hold especially true for those who pride themselves on keeping taxes low and staying out of the taxpayers' pocket.

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It's simple really, the Republicans lose in every demographic but white males over 30, which they tend to dominate. Let's examine each demographic to see why they fail:

Adults with post-secondary education:

- States with Republican governors have across the board lower funding for education

- Those with higher education generally do not vote based on social issues, as the republican platform is largely based on social issues their focus toward key policy areas such as foreign policy, economic policy, trade policy all tend to reflect their notion of un-American = bad.

- 'citizen's united' opposed by anyone who understands it

Minorities:

- Republican platform on immigration, deportation (or should I say 'self-deportation'), the 'American-Mexico armed wall', lack of funding for social programs, utter lack of consideration for welfare funding, and the abolition of 'socialized' health care are not widely supported by minority groups.

- Republican foreign policy, 'with us or against us' never bodes well with those recently immigrated.

- Republican notions of opposing affirmative action and shrinking the social safety net are borderline racist

Women:

- The republican platform on abortion is medieval

- Bush policy on torture was highly opposed by feminist groups

- Women rank key issues such as education, child welfare, social programs and economic policy above Republican issues such as preventing gay marriage and abortion.

Non-religious or not Christian:

- Republican platform largely constituted of their interpretation of the bible

- Republican leaders frequently use bible speech to make their point

- Their understanding and interpretation of the bible constitutes solely of being a small minded redneck who opposes intellectual thought, because after all Jesus was a carpenter.

LGBT:

- Republicans oppose gay marriage

- Many republican leaders are openly anti-homosexual

Youth (18-35 demographic):

- The last republican elected was George Bush, who started 2 wars, began a policy of torture, enabled tax cuts for the rich, oversaw the economic collapse, stood idle while Katrina destroyed the south, lobbied for big oil, prevented any form of innovation or scientific policy (by this I mean the prevention of stem-cell research, the lack of funding for new energy) - all of which resonate in the minds of the young people brought up in this generation.

It then comes as no surprise that Republicans do not reflect the opinions of anyone who is not a male over 30, wealthy or a bible banger. I believe it was Margaret Hoover (Republican strategist) who said 'anyone who votes for the same party 3 times, will continue to vote for that party'. Here's to hoping she's right, and that the next vote marks the 3rd time a majority of Americans vote Democratic, leading to the inevitable demise of the 'Grand Ole' Party'.

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Gary Johnson is a Libertarian, not an Independent.

The reason I pointed that out was not to be a douche but to correct you because you didn't seem to give much credit to the vast amount of upper middle class and rich people who vote highly, and vote Republican for their own wallets and on the economy, even though the few fiscally responsible Republican Congressmen get their voices shut out by the liberal spending neoconservatives.

If Democrats could show they were in the least bit fiscally responsible they might grab some of those people, of course, if Democrats also somewhat abandon this silly green movement too.

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Right I'm going to stop you right there. What exactly is silly about the "Green" movement? What is silly about wanting to preserve our environment? What is silly about wanting to find a more reliable and cost-effective energy source that would greatly reduce spending on foreign oil? What is silly about wanting evil nasty corporations like Monsanto to be REQUIRED to label their genetically modified foods? What is silly about not having a penchant for violence?

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The green movement tends to ignore that an economy exists, tends to make a mockery of science, and is just as bad as social conservatism in their implementations of social engineering. These utopian wishes are one thing, what is actually done is another.

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just promise free money, phones and endless food stamps. worked for Obama and the Democrats.

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just promise free money, phones and endless food stamps. worked for Obama and the Democrats.

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