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Posted on 11/12/2012 10:21:38 AM PST by Sub-Driver
Gingrich: GOP needs to be "inclusive"
In the aftermath of Mitt Romney's presidential loss last week, Newt Gingrich is joining the cadre of Republicans calling for the Republican Party to more actively reach out to a more diverse electorate, arguing on Monday that the party needs to become more "inclusive."
"I think we need to be inclusive, and I emphasize the difference between inclusive and outreach," Gingrich said Monday morning in an appearance on ABC's "The View." "Outreach is when five white guys have a meeting and call you. Inclusive is when you're in the meeting. And I think we have to understand to be inclusive."
Gingrich, who was joined by his wife Callista on the show, argued that Republicans had "misunderstood the American people" in 2012, and that the GOP can't just wait until 2016 to try to broaden its reach.
"The Republican doctrine of highly paid consultants spending hundreds of millions of dollars on 30-second ads doesn't build a party," he said. "The Republican Party better not wait until 2016. The Republican Party better rethink in 2013 how we're going to deal with the country's issues and do it in a way that the average American looks up and says, you know, those are folks I'm willing to trust with my future. We lost that."
He added that "there were a whole series of fundamental things that were really wrong" with how the GOP framed the 2012 election, including the fact that the Obama campaign so successfully appealed to non-white voters.
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This is the only reason Republicans lost the Presidency, Newt:
They chose a RINO like you.
Newt, we definitely need more Honey Boo Boos. People who can’t identify the 3 branches of government or those who are on the Supreme Court...
PS: What a crock!
inclusive = give away free stuff
Can't get any more "inclusive" than that.
How about looking into all the questionable precincts where Obama got 99-100% of the votes? This election was STOLEN!!!!
Newt can now go back to being Newt.
He must have another book to sell.
“Crackers, Give All Your Stuff To Obama”
I believe that the GOP needs to grow some balls and challenge some of the results of the election. There are too many cases of fraud and the appearance of fraud to just roll over and take it like we have.
The more I read on some of this, the more I am concerned that Obama and his ACORN buddies stole this election.
GOP needs to get down to FL and help out Mr. West !!!
Me: “GOP needs to be CONSERVATIVE!”
I don t know about you, but I am impatient with those Republicans who after the last election rushed into print saying, We must broaden the base of our partywhen what they meant was to fuzz up and blur even more the differences between ourselves and our opponents.
It was a feeling that there was not a sufficient difference now between the parties that kept a majority of the voters away from the polls. When have we ever advocated a closed-door policy? Who has ever been barred from participating?
Our people look for a cause to believe in. Is it a third party we need, or is it a new and revitalized second party, raising a banner of no pale pastels, but bold colors which make it unmistakably clear where we stand on all of the issues troubling the people?
Let us show that we stand for fiscal integrity and sound money and above all for an end to deficit spending, with ultimate retirement of the national debt.
It already is inclusive. Didn’t he watch the convention?
See how easy this is Newt. Come to think of it Newt, I get this with Barack-a-Clause, so I certainly don't need YOU, never have, never will!
Now shut up and sit down!
This is who Newt really is. He will be whatever you want him to be one minute and then change back to who he really is a short time later.
He says great things at times, but he doesn’t always mean them. He is an opportunist.
Some of us were never fooled by Newt Gingrich.
Thanks, Newt, for reminding us why.
Gingrichs wife Callista cost him the nomination
Why should he shut up? He’s right.
Newt, I’m a little confused. Wasn’t the Republican convention a show case of how inclusive we are. They had speakers who were black, women, black women, hispanic men, hispanic women. If animals could talk they would have had a time slot too.
BS! If the Republican Party is to survive it needs to be more openly conservative. Period.