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Ed Rollins: GOP Needs To Be Less Old, Fat And White
Talking Points Memo ^ | July 10, 2012

Posted on 08/07/2012 5:48:46 PM PDT by Clintonfatigued

GOP strategist Ed Rollins, who last ran the early part of Rep. Michele Bachmann’s (R-MN) presidential run, told Fox News that his party needs to “broaden the base” if it wants to suceed into the future and needs to look less like, well, him.

“It is a bunch of old, white guys, and unfortunately, a lot of them are fat like me – like Haley Barbour, my former deputy, and others,” he said.

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; Politics/Elections; US: District of Columbia
KEYWORDS: diversity; gop; trends

1 posted on 08/07/2012 5:48:48 PM PDT by Clintonfatigued
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To: Clintonfatigued

And get rid of those filthy conservatives, huh Ed?


2 posted on 08/07/2012 5:50:17 PM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: fieldmarshaldj; AuH2ORepublican; Impy; GOPsterinMA; randita; Sun; MplsSteve; unkus

I may get flamed for saying this, but an important part of implementing good policy is having good public relations. Having nearly all of a party’s leadership and representatives as aging white men with weight problems is bad public relations. If you don’t believe me, look at how badly conservative women and conservative ethnic minorities are smeared and you’ll know that liberals are scared of them.


3 posted on 08/07/2012 5:52:29 PM PDT by Clintonfatigued (Obama and Company lied, the American economy died)
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To: Clintonfatigued

I think Ed Rollins is Right!I think I’m changing my voter affiliation to Independent.I Have had it with the GOP.


4 posted on 08/07/2012 5:53:10 PM PDT by puppypusher (The World is going to the dogs.)
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To: Clintonfatigued

How ironic....Ed Rollins is OLD, FAT, and WHITE


5 posted on 08/07/2012 5:54:15 PM PDT by MagUSNRET
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To: Clintonfatigued

Ed Rollins can shut the pie hole.


6 posted on 08/07/2012 5:56:02 PM PDT by sauropod (You can elect your very own tyranny - Mark Levin)
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To: Clintonfatigued
Ed, that would require two things:
7 posted on 08/07/2012 5:56:10 PM PDT by StAnDeliver (=)
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To: Clintonfatigued; cripplecreek
Ed Rollins..

PUTZ!

http://iusedtohavehair.files.wordpress.com/2010/01/putz1.png

No thanks Eddie, don't need Moderate POS like you steering good Conservatives down a dead end road again.

8 posted on 08/07/2012 5:56:29 PM PDT by KC_Lion (No more Grand Old Progressives! Vote Conservative-Libertarian-Tea Party!)
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To: Clintonfatigued

Maybe they should adopt gay marriage, or affirmative action, or obamacare into the GOP platform? Would that bring in enoungh skinny brown gays, Ed?


9 posted on 08/07/2012 5:56:46 PM PDT by BO Stinkss
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To: Clintonfatigued

I have a can of dark spray paint, Ed, would you like to use it first?

But seriously, Romney’s now looking at blowout, now that the midwest is in play - thanks to those fat, white guys, that Obama didn’t think he needed. Other states are moving Romney’s way strongly now - states that were supposed to be competitive - like NC and VA.

Sorry Ed, maybe 20 years from now we’ll become less competitive - but for now - owning the House, about to take the Senate and the White House, I would say that the Dems have the problem.


10 posted on 08/07/2012 5:57:33 PM PDT by BobL (Cruz'd to Victory - July 31, 2012)
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To: cripplecreek

Thr Irony is the conservatives such Palin, Jindhal, Cruz, Rubio are precisely what the Establishment does not want.


11 posted on 08/07/2012 5:57:33 PM PDT by RobbyS (Christus rex.)
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To: Clintonfatigued; All

Geeez with “friends” like this...

As opposed to what? Young, lazy, dirty, & stoopid?


12 posted on 08/07/2012 6:02:24 PM PDT by KGeorge
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To: Clintonfatigued
GOP: Ed Rollins Needs To Be Less Old, Fat And White.

And less of a chronic loser, loudmouth and dirtbag.

13 posted on 08/07/2012 6:06:11 PM PDT by Servant of the Cross (the Truth will set you free)
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To: sauropod

He is a cretin. Exactly the kind of political invertebrate that delivers sure fire losses with his mewling cowardice. Dems see Ed Rollins and really get to sharpening their knives.


14 posted on 08/07/2012 6:06:19 PM PDT by relictele
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To: Clintonfatigued

If we had had the guts to control immigration, this would be a non-issue.


15 posted on 08/07/2012 6:07:49 PM PDT by MachIV
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To: Clintonfatigued

But that’s exactly the way the left and media want it and they have worked VERY hard to keep it that way. A black Republican has to have incredible fortitude since it would be much easier to go with the flow and be a Democrat, where he’ll be subject to much less scrutiny.

Any minority or woman who gains national prominence in the Republican party eventually meets up with an avalanche of vicious attacks by the left and the leftist media (witness Sarah Palin, Herman Cain, Clarence Thomas, and even Colin Powell before he backed Obama).

Liberals fear what will happen once Republicans make more headway with minorities and women. So in consequence they have to do all they can to try to make sure that it doesn’t happen.

I’m not saying that Republicans couldn’t do better, but Democrats have a vested interest in making sure that Republicans continue to be perceived as the “old, fat and white” party.


16 posted on 08/07/2012 6:08:14 PM PDT by Humbug
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To: Clintonfatigued

He’s pretty much our Bob Shrum. Please tell me why we should listen to his suggestions?


17 posted on 08/07/2012 6:11:42 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (You cannot invade the mainland United States. There would be a rifle behind every blade of grass.)
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To: Clintonfatigued

Ed Rollins is and always will be a...
LOSER...


18 posted on 08/07/2012 6:13:17 PM PDT by matginzac
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To: Humbug; cripplecreek; fieldmarshaldj; Impy; GOPsterinMA; randita; justiceseeker93; ...

“Any minority or woman who gains national prominence in the Republican party eventually meets up with an avalanche of vicious attacks by the left and the leftist media (witness Sarah Palin, Herman Cain, Clarence Thomas, and even Colin Powell before he backed Obama).

Liberals fear what will happen once Republicans make more headway with minorities and women. So in consequence they have to do all they can to try to make sure that it doesn’t happen.”

Excellent point, which proves that Ed Rollins is right for once.


19 posted on 08/07/2012 6:14:44 PM PDT by Clintonfatigued (Obama and Company lied, the American economy died)
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To: Clintonfatigued

Has Ed looked in a mirror lately?


20 posted on 08/07/2012 6:16:13 PM PDT by MayflowerMadam
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To: Clintonfatigued

What the republican party needs are more conservatives....And I don’t care about their age,weight or color!!


21 posted on 08/07/2012 6:16:48 PM PDT by ontap
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To: Clintonfatigued

Hey, Eddie, I lost 45 pounds since the first of the year. By the end of the year I will complete my time machine and will become 35 years younger.


22 posted on 08/07/2012 6:19:41 PM PDT by MIchaelTArchangel (Da Bro' Gotsta Go!)
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To: Clintonfatigued

Who’s old fat and white? Our candidate is not old and fat. Other than McConnell and McCain, I can’t think of any leaders who are. We have a huge bench of younger men and women, many of whom are Hispanic, Indian, and black. We have a TN of highly accomplished governors who are around 40. Walker and Jindal among others. Christie is fat but not old.

Ed rollins is living in 1988.


23 posted on 08/07/2012 6:21:07 PM PDT by ilgipper ( November cannot come soon enough)
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To: Clintonfatigued

Code words for: Support Illegal Alien Amnesty, Open Borders, ObamaCare, Homosexual Marraige, Take Away 2d Amendment, No Right-To-Self Defense laws....

Rollins wants the GOP to go Liberal.


24 posted on 08/07/2012 6:22:31 PM PDT by SeminoleCounty (Just because someone has an "R" next to their name, does not make them a Conservative)
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To: RobbyS

Don’t forget West. He doesn’t get much support from the old, fat, rich, white guys.


25 posted on 08/07/2012 6:22:58 PM PDT by ilovesarah2012
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To: Clintonfatigued

Ed knows what he is required to say if he wants to continue getting invited on tee vee and collect those checks!


26 posted on 08/07/2012 6:24:31 PM PDT by Bigun ("The most fearsome words in the English language are I'm from the government and I'm here to help!")
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To: Clintonfatigued
I think, Ed, you are the face of the GOP. Not the conservative movement. You and your buddies Rove and Perino can hit the bricks. The Tea Party is taking over. Unless you pick Rubio or Ryan for VP you are toast.
27 posted on 08/07/2012 6:25:28 PM PDT by deweyfrank
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To: Clintonfatigued

Hes correct.notice how Sarah has been backing many women, Hispanics and blacks.


28 posted on 08/07/2012 6:27:42 PM PDT by hecht (restore Hetch-Hetchy, and screw San Francisco and Pelosi)
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To: ilgipper

Mcconnells wife is asian


29 posted on 08/07/2012 6:29:43 PM PDT by hecht (restore Hetch-Hetchy, and screw San Francisco and Pelosi)
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To: Clintonfatigued

I’m certainly less two of those things (I’ll let you guess which two); but the question is does the GOP want me?


30 posted on 08/07/2012 6:30:18 PM PDT by eclecticEel (Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness: 7/4/1776 - 3/21/2010)
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To: ilovesarah2012

West is downright offensive to those guys. Like the liberal white guys, they think he is too uppity.


31 posted on 08/07/2012 6:33:34 PM PDT by RobbyS (Christus rex.)
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To: puppypusher
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32 posted on 08/07/2012 6:33:55 PM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: Clintonfatigued

Interesting observation, especially when the Rollins/Rove camp and their followers did ALL they could to ensure DE, NV, CT remained D....and there were a couple other states ‘we’ won despite them.
BTW Ed, the three R’s mentioned above were females and we ended up with Reid and a lyin’ SacOS Blumenthal. With a little support from the Establishment, ‘we’ probably would have had them in our camp....


33 posted on 08/07/2012 6:35:53 PM PDT by xrmusn (6/98 "It is virtually impossible to clean the pond as long as the pigs are still crapping in it")
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To: Clintonfatigued
He's very brave and confident. Code words-They want the party

to go further liberal.

34 posted on 08/07/2012 6:37:21 PM PDT by Christie at the beach (I like Newt and would love to see political dead bodies on the floor.)
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To: hecht

The democrats had Ted Kennedy as an icon for years and years. They also have as a spokesperson Michael Moore. Most importantly, the democrats believe in fat government, and have a tired old political philosophy based on discredited beliefs. Further, if the Republican party put forth as candidates young fit Olympic athletes, of any race or gender, the left would still attack them and try to characterize them as out of touch. Rollins is off base.


35 posted on 08/07/2012 6:37:21 PM PDT by pieceofthepuzzle
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To: Clintonfatigued

Reagan won landslides by promoting principles that made this country great. Of course, the GOP-e always hated Reagan, and only tolerated him because he won elections with coattails. All the GOP-e wants to be is a slightly different version of the Democrats.


36 posted on 08/07/2012 6:38:24 PM PDT by Moonman62 (The US has become a government with a country, rather than a country with a government.)
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To: Clintonfatigued

Being old, fat and white won’t stop the GOP from pandering and buying votes. It never stopped Ted Kennedy.


37 posted on 08/07/2012 6:40:55 PM PDT by Moonman62 (The US has become a government with a country, rather than a country with a government.)
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To: Moonman62

You’re 100% correct. You must also remember that Reagan has left this world and so have many of the people who voted for him. It’s a different place now.


38 posted on 08/07/2012 6:47:37 PM PDT by Clintonfatigued (Obama and Company lied, the American economy died)
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To: Clintonfatigued
Totally and utterly complete BS and Whiskey Tango Foxtrot is going on here. Wow how easily you and Ed have bought in the left’s lie about GOP being racists and out of touch. So tell me do you think we need to throw the beliefs of Founding Fathers overboard because hey they are old and white? Next you will be saying we don't need bomb throwers like Rush Limbaugh representing the right or some other such nonsense. It sounds more like you and Ed want more invites from the Hollywood leftist crowd to red carpet events than you want to win elections and turn this country around from the destructive path of socialism that it is on right now.

A political party's ideology should never be about skin color but the principles that preserve freedom, liberty, and economic prosperity. Fighting for those principles is not a skin color issue but an AMERICAN ISSUE. WE ARE ALL AMERICANS that are struggling economically and fighting for freedom from terrorism. We are not a bunch of separate races trying overcome these obstacles but AMERICANS. The faster you and others learn this the quicker we will be back on the road to true freedom and economic recovery.

Quit trying to conform to the Liberal-Left's ideal of what a Conservative or Republican should be and start standing up for the priciples that illustrate the true differences that separate and distinguish US on the right apart from those the on the left ideology wise. Conservatism wins every time it is tried and should be the show cased not who is doing the talking or thinking.

39 posted on 08/07/2012 7:11:46 PM PDT by Captain Beyond (The Hammer of the gods! (Just a cool line from a Led Zep song))
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To: Clintonfatigued

Ugly men have always been successful.

What we need is leadership. A man with passion for his topic is totally sexy. We need enthusiasm and energy and straight talk.


40 posted on 08/07/2012 7:52:19 PM PDT by donna ("...gay couples raising kids. That's the American way..." -Mitt Romney, 2007)
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To: Clintonfatigued

“GOP Needs To Be Less Old, Fat And White”

So why was Ed such a failure with Michelle Bachmann. She was the perfect minority - female, conservative, wife, mother.

Over 65% of the population is white. Why would you ignore the overwhelming majority of the population?


41 posted on 08/07/2012 7:58:35 PM PDT by Soul of the South
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To: Clintonfatigued
Actually it's the RAT party that is the party of dead old white guys.


42 posted on 08/07/2012 8:02:01 PM PDT by Blado (Democrats - the party of juvenile unresolved daddy issue rage.)
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To: Moonman62

Rollins is a Big Tent hanger on. Problem is the tent was emptied by Lame-Brain McCain in 2008.

Romney is stuck at dead center.

This might move the poll needle: I think that Romney should SEAL his Federal and State Tax Records when he announces who his Veep will be.

That would give The Media a double surprise with maximum Media audience.

Rollins and Rove would hate it, because they didn’t think of it first.


43 posted on 08/07/2012 8:04:33 PM PDT by Graewoulf ((Traitor John Roberts' Obama"care" violates Sherman Anti-Trust Law, AND the U.S. Constitution.))
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To: Clintonfatigued

Once upon a time, character counts. What a person believes counts.

Now, it is all visual. “Old, Fat, and White” .... What does that have to do with anything?


44 posted on 08/07/2012 8:06:37 PM PDT by Sir Napsalot (Pravda + Useful Idiots = CCCP; JournOList + Useful Idiots = DopeyChangey!)
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To: cripplecreek
The old, fat, white guy who managed to take the early front runner and with his genius, make her a footnote in the race with his brilliant campaign for the nomination now gives us advice!

When EF Hutton Ed Rollins speaks,
No one should listen........

45 posted on 08/07/2012 8:07:54 PM PDT by Lakeshark (I don't care for Mitt; the alternative is unthinkable)
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To: hecht

Notice how these whom Sarah backs are conservatives. The rest is incidental to her and everyone else.


46 posted on 08/07/2012 8:11:46 PM PDT by RitaOK (NO ROMNEY, NO COMPROMISE. NO WAY. NO HOW. NOT NOW. NOT EVER.)
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To: Clintonfatigued

Old, fat, rich men are horrid. Benjamin Franklin, John Adams, George Washingtin, etc., had no business being in politics. Rollins is so over; he needs to just go away.


47 posted on 08/08/2012 4:15:14 AM PDT by MayflowerMadam
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To: Clintonfatigued

This guy is a closeted (and not very well) liberal democrat.


48 posted on 08/08/2012 4:27:01 AM PDT by Lazamataz (I love the Universe, and it loves me.)
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