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Gingrich: GOP needs to be "inclusive"
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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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KEYWORDS: amnesty; gingrich; hispanicvote; outreach; romney2012
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Oh shut up.......
1 posted on 11/12/2012 10:21:40 AM PST by Sub-Driver
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To: Sub-Driver

This is the only reason Republicans lost the Presidency, Newt:

They chose a RINO like you.


2 posted on 11/12/2012 10:23:58 AM PST by fwdude ( You cannot compromise with that which you must defeat.)
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To: Sub-Driver

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!


3 posted on 11/12/2012 10:25:27 AM PST by Frank Sheed (The injustice of trendiness is nearly dualistic in its isomorphism.)
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To: Sub-Driver

inclusive = give away free stuff


4 posted on 11/12/2012 10:25:50 AM PST by circlecity
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To: Sub-Driver
Why don't we just adopt the Democrat platform, Newt?

Can't get any more "inclusive" than that.

5 posted on 11/12/2012 10:26:38 AM PST by E. Pluribus Unum (Government is the religion of the psychopath.)
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To: Sub-Driver

How about looking into all the questionable precincts where Obama got 99-100% of the votes? This election was STOLEN!!!!


6 posted on 11/12/2012 10:26:52 AM PST by DLfromthedesert
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To: Sub-Driver

Newt can now go back to being Newt.


7 posted on 11/12/2012 10:28:00 AM PST by PetroniusMaximus
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To: Sub-Driver

He must have another book to sell.
“Crackers, Give All Your Stuff To Obama”


8 posted on 11/12/2012 10:29:21 AM PST by TheConservativeParty (Eric Holder to Amerika "All ur votes r belonging to us." 1456 days until Nov.8,2016)
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To: Sub-Driver

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.


9 posted on 11/12/2012 10:30:06 AM PST by History Repeats (sic transit gloria mundi)
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To: Sub-Driver

GOP needs to get down to FL and help out Mr. West !!!


10 posted on 11/12/2012 10:31:06 AM PST by Java4Jay (The evils of government are directly proportional to the tolerance of the people.)
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To: Sub-Driver

Me: “GOP needs to be CONSERVATIVE!”


11 posted on 11/12/2012 10:31:31 AM PST by massmike (At least no one is wearing a "Ron Paul - 2016" tee shirt........yet!)
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To: Sub-Driver
Excerpts From Ronald Reagan’s 1975 Speech To CPAC

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 party”–when 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.

12 posted on 11/12/2012 10:32:28 AM PST by DJ MacWoW (My faith and politics cannot be separated)
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To: Sub-Driver

It already is inclusive. Didn’t he watch the convention?


13 posted on 11/12/2012 10:32:43 AM PST by paglia444
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To: Sub-Driver
Let's just think about what you suggest, Newt: accept gay marriage, 52 M abortions, no problems, people breaking into my home and country demanding I take total responsibility for them, again no problems, give them the vote, no problems.

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!

14 posted on 11/12/2012 10:33:40 AM PST by zerosix (Native sunflower)
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To: Sub-Driver

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.


15 posted on 11/12/2012 10:34:12 AM PST by dforest
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To: Sub-Driver

Some of us were never fooled by Newt Gingrich.

Thanks, Newt, for reminding us why.


16 posted on 11/12/2012 10:34:12 AM PST by Colonel_Flagg ("Don't be afraid to see what you see." -- Ronald Reagan)
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To: Sub-Driver

Gingrich’s wife Callista cost him the nomination


17 posted on 11/12/2012 10:34:34 AM PST by Java4Jay (The evils of government are directly proportional to the tolerance of the people.)
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To: Sub-Driver

Why should he shut up? He’s right.


18 posted on 11/12/2012 10:34:42 AM PST by Melas (u)
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To: Sub-Driver

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.


19 posted on 11/12/2012 10:35:38 AM PST by texaschick
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To: Sub-Driver

BS! If the Republican Party is to survive it needs to be more openly conservative. Period.


20 posted on 11/12/2012 10:36:18 AM PST by mosaicwolf (Strength and Honor)
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To: Sub-Driver

During the primaries, I told everyone that Gingrich quit being a conservative in 1995.

Only a few believed me.

Maybe more will believe it now.


21 posted on 11/12/2012 10:36:50 AM PST by LegendHasIt
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To: Java4Jay

If the GOP doesn’t fight for us, why the Hell should we fight for them?


22 posted on 11/12/2012 10:36:53 AM PST by dfwgator
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To: Sub-Driver

Et tu, Newt?


23 posted on 11/12/2012 10:36:53 AM PST by MichaelCorleone ('We the People' can and will take this country back...starting today.)
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To: Sub-Driver
Anyone who thinks this a two party system needs to check into the nearest mental-health hospital. No more will I vote for the status quo repubican. NO MORE.

FMCDH(BITS)

24 posted on 11/12/2012 10:37:09 AM PST by nothingnew (I fear for my Republic due to marxist influence in our government. Open eyes/see)
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To: Sub-Driver

Why does anyone still listen to that has-been Newt?


25 posted on 11/12/2012 10:37:57 AM PST by Fiji Hill (Deo Vindice!)
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To: Sub-Driver

Et tu, Newtie?


26 posted on 11/12/2012 10:38:13 AM PST by exit82 ("The Taliban is on the inside of the building" E. Nordstrom 10-10-12)
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To: Melas

The problem is, you can lead a horse to water, but you can’t make them drink.


27 posted on 11/12/2012 10:38:13 AM PST by dfwgator
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To: Sub-Driver

If we have to become a pathetic echo of the Democrats and their politics of pandering to people who vote as tribes rather than citizens to win elections, then I’m not interested. Let the Democrats win all future elections. And when they’re done turning the country into Bangledesh, maybe the minds of the voters will return to a rational place again wherein they’ll realize liberalism will never succeed. Maybe it’s going to take a decade of the country descending into liberal-begotten hell to return to sanity again. Call it political chemo therapy: The patient’s body has to be poisoned and made terribly ill to cure the disease.


28 posted on 11/12/2012 10:38:21 AM PST by MissesBush (The Fourth Estate has Become a Fifth Column)
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To: Sub-Driver

What’s he saying that you object to? Do you want to write off the Hispanics, blacks, and women forever? If that’s the case, then we can just fold our tents and go home because we will never win another election.

This does not mean compromising or changing our principles. It means explaining them instead of ignoring these groups. It means doing what Paul Ryan wanted to do: going into these communities and telling people there why conservatism is good for them.

You may not get many votes from the blacks at first, but as people get more prosperous they start voting more conservative. I do know black professionals who have become much more conservative and voted a straight Republican ticket.


29 posted on 11/12/2012 10:38:43 AM PST by ottbmare (The OTTB Mare)
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To: Sub-Driver

>>”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.”

And stupid is when you include a person who knows nothing, demands free stuff, and you listen to him as if he has a stake in the game.

The Dems have the blacks and abortion-voters on their plantation. They are moving the hispanics to their plantation. Building a duplicate GOP plantation next door isn’t going to accomplish anything. What do we have to give away that can lure them over to our cotton fields?

If the GOP has to become the Democrats to win, then I’d prefer the Dems were in charge so we can keep the GOP in reserve for the inevitable day when the entitlement culture crashes the machine.


30 posted on 11/12/2012 10:38:46 AM PST by Bryanw92 (Sic semper tyrannis)
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To: Sub-Driver

Yes, oh great Newty-Newt....(eyes glazed over like zombie)

Yes, we should all now advocate;

Late Term Abortion
Globull Warming Carbon taxes (Newty’s personal favorite!)
VAT tax
No New Drilling
Energy Costs “must” skyrocket
Totally open borders
Weak foreign policy
Prop up all dictators

What’s not to love about that, eh Newty?


31 posted on 11/12/2012 10:39:05 AM PST by subterfuge (BUILD MORE NUCLEAR POWER PLANTS NOW!!!)
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To: MissesBush

“Me too!” never works as a political strategy.


32 posted on 11/12/2012 10:39:12 AM PST by dfwgator
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To: Sub-Driver
When does the REAL organized, third party announce it`s creation? I`ll NEVER vote Republirat again so lets get this show on the road!
33 posted on 11/12/2012 10:39:49 AM PST by nomad
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To: Sub-Driver

The GOP excluded conservatives and they still haven’t learned. Open your eyes - voter fraud. Stop being fearful wusses - say it!


34 posted on 11/12/2012 10:41:30 AM PST by presently no screen name
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To: Sub-Driver

Fabulous. More pearls of wisdom brought forth while sitting amongst some of the biggest foul mouthed, ignorant shrews the entertainment business has ever known. I suppose it could be worse. I could have to sit through his and Callista’s convention speech again.


35 posted on 11/12/2012 10:42:33 AM PST by ShadowDancer ("Don't expect to build up the weak by pulling down the strong.")
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To: paglia444

Screw the implication we’re in the wrong simply because we’re white and male.

We lead in the way we know is right and best for the Country. Don’t like it? Then GFY.


36 posted on 11/12/2012 10:42:33 AM PST by Gene Eric (Demoralization is a weapon of the enemy. Don't get it, don't spread it!)
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To: fwdude

The reason we lost the election has nothing to do with what Romney did or didn’t do, what he did or didn’t stand for. We lost for one reason: The US news media covering up for Obama’s many failures, from covering up the true state of the US economy, to covering up national security leaks by his administration in the spring, covering up Fast & Furious and having little to say about the absurd executive privilege claim, the cover up of Benghazi, allowing Obama to get away with falsifying unemployment and jobs data, etc. etc any one of which would have been used against a Republican incumbent to sink his re-election chances. Romney could have run as the most conservative guy on earth, and the media would have only used that as an excuse to torpedo him all the more and to shill for Obama all the more intensively.


37 posted on 11/12/2012 10:43:49 AM PST by MissesBush (The Fourth Estate has Become a Fifth Column)
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To: Java4Jay

Exactly! Get busy and be inclusive - support CONSERVATIVE ALLEN WEST!


38 posted on 11/12/2012 10:44:07 AM PST by presently no screen name
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To: Melas
Why should he shut up? He’s right.

This is the single reason proving why republicans belong to the STUPID Party!

39 posted on 11/12/2012 10:44:50 AM PST by sirchtruth (Freedom is not free.)
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To: Melas

I’m with you. Take a poll of the Free Republic ideological mindset and you might have a representative sample of about a quarter of the electorate. We want to elect a president based only on that and brand everyone else as RINOS, socialists, Marxists or idiots? Good luck with that.


40 posted on 11/12/2012 10:44:57 AM PST by newheart (The greatest trick the left ever pulled was convincing the world it was not a religion.)
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To: Sub-Driver
Ok, so we basically tied an election. Won it it if you took the fraud out --and we can only speculate how many votes they stole because they are manufacturing and disappearing them digitally and we now need to be more inclusive says the guys who don't have enough nut to call out the fraud.

We have to change our country to be more like the failed state(s) that these people who now inhabit our country hail from. Does anyone see the insanity of this?

I am soooooooo done with these people on "our" side.

41 posted on 11/12/2012 10:45:54 AM PST by riri (Plannedopolis-look it up. It's how the elites plan for US to live.)
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To: Sub-Driver

We are inclusive, but we are painted as something else. We have to work around the media and the opposition party to change perception. It is amazing how effective the demonization is.

Even this year, our entire convention was built to show our inclusiveness and showcase some of our exceptional Republican women, Hispanics and blacks. Little of that gets through the media filter.

We have to go straight to the people and somehow defeat this.


42 posted on 11/12/2012 10:47:26 AM PST by ilgipper (Obama supporters are comprised of the uninformed & the ill-informed)
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To: Sub-Driver

You wanna know the problem? Who today can honestly stand up and say “I am proud to be a Republican?”......I bet you could count them on one hand......Most, like me, just hate Democrats even more....but no way would I say right now that I am proud to be Republican.....THAT’s what the GOP better start figuring out. Because there are millions of Democrats out there that love to boast about being Democrats.


43 posted on 11/12/2012 10:49:06 AM PST by dfwgator
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To: Sub-Driver

Be prepared to hear all about lots of “voters staying home”...the Bipartisan Oligarchy would rather we all stew in that mess..than having us all bothered, and deciding to investigate, about all the voters voting who never voted...

Listening to descriptions of how “Democrats got out their ground game” with “superior ability to bring those to the polls who normally would never go” by the commentators on Fox election night..made me realize..what they actually have done is track names that HAVE NOT VOTED IN MANY, MANY elections cycles....and vote them.

http://www.breitbart.com/Big-Government/2012/10/23/No-Car-Finds-2-214-Registered-Voters-110-Years-of-Age-Older

A well-funded project, county-by-county..to examine the names signed in at at the polls..and going out to find those individuals..you’ll find they were never physically at he polls..or they themselves never filled out the absentee ballot....or their names in the death registers.

The very LAST thing the Bipartisan Oligarchy want or need is any semblance of Constitutional Federal Gov’mt or a clean vote.

Both those are up to We the People to cram it down their throats so hard in DC they will, someday, never do otherwise. The “leadership” of either party, including Newty, isn’t gonna go anywhere with any of this.

Absent a clean vote.....We the People are being taxed without representation..Ask George III how well that worked out!


44 posted on 11/12/2012 10:49:06 AM PST by mo (If you understand, no explanation is needed. If you don't understand, no explanation is possible.)
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To: Sub-Driver

This is something that RINOs and liberals will never understand.

To be conservative means that you truly judge people by their character, and by their ideas, not their ethnic group or external characteristics.

And you don’t pander to groups the way Democraps do. To do so would be contrary to conservatism. We naturally accept people of different races, colors, etc. if they share our values.

The problem is not that conservatives are not “inclusive” enough. The problem is that the Media and Ds have brainwashed certain groups that the GOP hates them, and there’s not too much we can do about that unless we can penetrate the fog of MSM propaganda.


45 posted on 11/12/2012 10:49:06 AM PST by rightwingintelligentsia (Be careful of believing something just because you want it to be true.)
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To: Sub-Driver

They tried being inclusive with Mia Love and Marco Rubio at the convention, but the media deliberately and intentionally REFUSED to broadcast their speeches.

Whenever a non-White Republican inspires and fires up the party the left immediately shoots them down.

The media’s agenda is to keep everyone thinking that the Republican party is the party of rich white men.

Besides, most NON-WHITES have been well trained by the left to be dependent on government and our hard work. THAT’s why there are so few non-Whites in the Republican party.


46 posted on 11/12/2012 10:49:45 AM PST by I want the USA back (Socialism works until it runs out of other peoples' money.)
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To: Colonel_Flagg

He/The GOP is seeing the direction our country is going by election. Now is they opened their eyes and see it is not going that way but voter fraud makes it appear that way!


47 posted on 11/12/2012 10:50:42 AM PST by presently no screen name
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To: Gene Eric

AMEN!


48 posted on 11/12/2012 10:51:57 AM PST by sheik yerbouty ( Make America and the world a jihad free zone!)
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To: texaschick

The real problem with America is that it is now divided into special interest groups and all the groups want to fleece the nation, or force the whole nation to kowtow to their individual issue.

We no longer see ourselves as Americans or a nation of like individuals who care about the country and share the same goals.

The left has forever ruined the concept of a “united” states. We are just a bunch of tribes sharing the same space and fighting with each other.


49 posted on 11/12/2012 10:51:57 AM PST by dforest
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To: texaschick

The real problem with America is that it is now divided into special interest groups and all the groups want to fleece the nation, or force the whole nation to kowtow to their individual issue.

We no longer see ourselves as Americans or a nation of like individuals who care about the country and share the same goals.

The left has forever ruined the concept of a “united” states. We are just a bunch of tribes sharing the same space and fighting with each other.


50 posted on 11/12/2012 10:53:45 AM PST by dforest
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