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The Republican Party seeks to learn from its mistakes—and it wants your help
news.yahoo.com ^ | Wed Jan 23, 2013 | Chris Moody

Posted on 01/23/2013 1:04:20 PM PST by posterchild

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.

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Well gosh. It's jus like sellin laundry soap.
1 posted on 01/23/2013 1:04:25 PM PST by posterchild
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To: posterchild

The GOP can pound sand.

They are the Judenrat of our generation, and they need to go the way of the Whigs.

Conservatives no longer belong there, because they will be sold out, betrayed and destroyed by the GOP Ruling Class whom do the dirty work for the MarxoFascists.


2 posted on 01/23/2013 1:07:32 PM PST by INVAR ("Fart for liberty, fart for freedom and fart proudly!" - Benjamin Franklin)
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To: posterchild

How about sticking up for the constitution with conviction and calling a traitor a traitor. Let the chips fall where they may, but keep in mind that traitors have only one punishment.


3 posted on 01/23/2013 1:07:32 PM PST by demshateGod (The fool hath said in his heart, There is no God.)
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To: posterchild

My suggestion to the Republican Party:

1. Have a national conference.
2. Procure that kool-aid that was used in Jamestown.
3. Drink liberally.
4. Will your sorry positions to folks with cojones.
5. Die unpeacefully.


4 posted on 01/23/2013 1:08:40 PM PST by Da Coyote
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To: posterchild

“Laws making it illegal to charge women more than men for a haircut” seems to be moving up the charts with a bullet right now...


5 posted on 01/23/2013 1:08:55 PM PST by Buckeye McFrog
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To: posterchild

Nominate true conservatives. Don’t grovel at the feet of democrats. Realize that they play and fight dirty. Don’t let them trap you. Don’t let them set the terms of the debate. The media is not your friend. They will rip you to shreds every chance they get. Realize that media bots will go back in your life, back to the third grade to “get” something on you.


6 posted on 01/23/2013 1:10:01 PM PST by I want the USA back (Liberalism is a malfunction of the mind.)
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To: posterchild

Golly fellow bubbas, them RE-publicans wanna know what we thank. Them are a bunch of swell guys in my book.


7 posted on 01/23/2013 1:12:21 PM PST by DManA
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To: posterchild

They’re not going to win by becoming democrats. Secure the borders! Defend life and family! Cut spending! Cut taxes! Cut government! Don’t wimp out!


8 posted on 01/23/2013 1:12:25 PM PST by Jim Robinson (Resistance to tyrants is obedience to God!!)
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To: posterchild
What's the point? They've proven time and again they don't care what conservatives like us think. We are treated like the crazy Aunt, who needs to locked in the basement when company comes over.
9 posted on 01/23/2013 1:13:00 PM PST by apillar
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To: posterchild
Er, No! My political contributions will go, from now on, to the TEA Party and TEA Party Indorsed Candidates! That may be a 'Republican' Candidate or it may be an 'Independent' Candidate but I WILL NOT give ANYTHING to the Republicans! As has already been posted, the Republicans can 'Pound Sand'!!!
10 posted on 01/23/2013 1:13:09 PM PST by Friend_from_the_Frozen_North ("I say we take off and nuke the entire site from orbit." Ellen Ripley, Aliens 1986)
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To: posterchild
"Hey, Frank! I got another submission here that says we should stop rejecting Conservatism!"
"Send that one to /dev/null, just like the last one, OK?"

"Yo! Frank! I got one that says we should support abortion!"
"Put that one up on the wall! That's a good one!"

11 posted on 01/23/2013 1:13:09 PM PST by ClearCase_guy (Nothing will change until after the war.)
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To: I want the USA back
Nominate true conservatives.

At least the party should stay out of the 'anointing' process during the primaries. Let the rank and file choose the candidate, instead of the party backing a preferred candidate. And once a candidate is picked in the primary, back him to the hilt.

12 posted on 01/23/2013 1:13:33 PM PST by kosciusko51 (Enough of "Who is John Galt?" Who is Patrick Henry?)
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To: posterchild
The APPOINTED FIVE WHO ARE LISTENING!

EPIC FAIL RINOS

13 posted on 01/23/2013 1:13:41 PM PST by onyx (FREE REPUBLIC IS HERE TO STAY! DONATE MONTHLY! IF YOU WANT ON SARAH PALIN''S PING LIST, LET ME KNOW)
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To: posterchild

Advice?
Stop acting like moderate Democrats!


14 posted on 01/23/2013 1:14:37 PM PST by libertarian27 (Check my profile page for links to the 2011 & 2012 FR Cookbooks- Enjoy)
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To: posterchild

I am active in local politics and have met often with political strategists in the GOP. They are as much out of touch as the beltway GOP. We lost a very winnable State Senate race thanks to an inept “consultant.” The campaign was well financed and he got his money while costing the state of TEXAS dearly.

The State Senate candidate that won could none day destroy the GOP in TEXAS and should have been defeated.

I can give my recommendations till I am blue in the face and I will be ignored. If you don’t donate money or part of the in crowd you are blown off. Disgusting.


15 posted on 01/23/2013 1:14:54 PM PST by lone star annie
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To: posterchild

I would recommend that a good first step would be the resignation of each and every person on the RNC who has been there longer than 6 years, plus the resignation of anyone who had any part of the McCain or Romney Campaigns, or anyone who took money from a consulting firm doing business with either the RNC or the DNC within the last 12 years.

That oughta just about fill a phone booth.

Staff the open positions with Tea Party leaders and put Allen West in charge of the vetting committee.


16 posted on 01/23/2013 1:16:39 PM PST by BrewingFrog (I brew, therefore I am!)
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17 posted on 01/23/2013 1:17:50 PM PST by onyx (FREE REPUBLIC IS HERE TO STAY! DONATE MONTHLY! IF YOU WANT ON SARAH PALIN''S PING LIST, LET ME KNOW)
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To: posterchild

They don’t want my help. They just want my money and my vote.
No more.


18 posted on 01/23/2013 1:18:12 PM PST by tennmountainman
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To: posterchild

>> The Republican Party is looking for advice.

Nonsense! The GOP could care less about my advice. If they want advice, they’ll ask one of the “professional advisor” douchebags that “strategerized” for the McCain or Romney campaign losses.

...they DO, however, want my MONEY. They aren’t shy about that.


19 posted on 01/23/2013 1:19:14 PM PST by Nervous Tick (Without GOD, men get what they deserve.)
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To: INVAR

Republicans; ever fearful in the face of “Mrs.” Clinton, rather than question her honestly, rather kissed her ample rear profusely. Senator Johnson did give it a good old college try; but the “ruling class” circled the wagons and all but crowned her “Lord Hillary”. - If this were a Republican; we all know what would have happened, but the Republicans, ever gullible, and wanting to belong to the little “club” ran true to form. I’m sick of ‘em.


20 posted on 01/23/2013 1:19:44 PM PST by Twinkie (JOHN 3:16)
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To: posterchild
which will focus in part on how to broaden the party's appeal to women and minority voters...

Look no further than that first sentence for everything that's wrong. How to get it thru their thick skulls that it is NOT about pandering to some "sector". The way to the hearts and minds of ALL Americans is thru liberty. Period. If you can articulate conservative principles, which generally, ALL Americans (and even a good amount of illegals) agree with, you'll have their vote.

The last time this was tried, there was a landslide for prez. And, the time before that, four years before that to be exact, there was another landslide. Both times even my rotten state of MA went along. But, ever since then, it's been mush and close race losses/wins.

21 posted on 01/23/2013 1:22:38 PM PST by C210N (When people fear government there is tyranny; when government fears people there is liberty)
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To: posterchild

Read the Constitution
Abide by it
Quit bending over every time a lunatic democrat says something.
Quit bending over envery time the press says something, but I repeat myself.

Do those things and I will say they will be just fine!


22 posted on 01/23/2013 1:24:03 PM PST by vpintheak (Occupy your Brain!)
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To: posterchild; All

After all the ranting that Tea Party and patriots have been doing for the last several years concerning corrupt Congress ignoring the people and the Constitution, this request by Republican Party seems so phony.


23 posted on 01/23/2013 1:24:31 PM PST by Amendment10
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To: posterchild

Go to the article, follow the link ,take the survey and tell these fools what they need to do!!!!


24 posted on 01/23/2013 1:24:58 PM PST by archaicoldschool (.)
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To: Jim Robinson

It is discouraging that they even have to ask us. It’s only what we’ve been demanding of them for 30 years.


25 posted on 01/23/2013 1:25:27 PM PST by DManA
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To: Jim Robinson; All

Perfect. I got this email from Rience (sp?) today. I chucked it but I might steal what you just wrote to suggest to them.

Or I may just forget the whole thing. They’ll probably do the same with any suggestion true conservatives offer.


26 posted on 01/23/2013 1:29:59 PM PST by FourtySeven (47)
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To: posterchild

Stop running big government apologists like Dole, McCain and Romney,


27 posted on 01/23/2013 1:32:23 PM PST by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both)
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To: posterchild

Over the years – when, to steal a line from Billy Joel, I wore a younger man’s clothes – I was involved with several pretty solid conservative candidates for Congress. One was a Democrat (Lawrence Patton McDonald) – because that was the only way he could win in that district. Those old-timers who know Larry’s record will tell you that he was a solid an anti-communist America Firster and more Republican than the Pubbies in nearby districts at the time. (His mother’s cousin was General George Patton from whom he got the middle name – and his incredible resolve and love of this country.) How ironic that he, like General Patton, was also assassinated by the communists they both despised.

Those other candidates ran as Republicans. Because I was a rabid Bircher back then (still am philosophically!), those candidates had to pass my rigid litmus test or I went looking for someone who did. For that reason, I hooked up with what the TRADITIONAL country club Pubbie establishment types believed were too radical for their refined tastes.

As those campaigns began to unfold and it became clear to the country clubbers that these guys 1) had a shot and 2) were pretty independent thinkers who would be hard to keep on the reservation once they got sworn in, the local Pubbies communicated that information to the Republican National HQ types who rather quickly sent in campaign “professionals” ostensibly to lock up the impending victory.

Instead, in nearly every case to which I was privy, these “professionals” proceeded to TORPEDO our guy’s campaign in subtle but effective ways.

From that experience I can tell you that the Pubbies at the HQ in D.C. would rather have a Democrat win a given district than have a pubbie up there who would embarrass them by refusing to follow the party line.

If YOU become involved in campaigns for solidly conservative, America and Constitution loving, hard-nosed, independent thinking candidates in 2012 and beyond – and I pray many of you do — please DO NOT trust any of those folks from GOP HQ in Washington. If they want to send you no-strings cash for your campaign, take it. If, however, they “suggest” sending in one of their “professionals,” tell them to fuggetaboutit.

They ARE WHO GOT US INTO THIS MESS AND THEY ARE NOT YOUR FRIEND!!!!

“The common and continual mischief of the spirit of Party is
sufficient to make it the interest and duty of a wise people to
discourage and restrain it.” G. Washington


28 posted on 01/23/2013 1:33:52 PM PST by Dick Bachert (An ARMED society is a POLITE society!)
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To: FourtySeven

I got it too and I went and filled it out.
Tore them up, get rid of the GOP Elites, stop trying to be the Media’s friend, they hate us...etc.etc.

Allen West should be the RNC leader...


29 posted on 01/23/2013 1:35:17 PM PST by GRRRRR (He'll NEVER be my President, FUBO! Treason is the Reason! Impeach the Kenyan)
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To: posterchild

Unfortunately, I just see them making more and more mistakes. Getting rid of the weeping surrender monkey who is Speaker of the House would be a good start.


30 posted on 01/23/2013 1:35:47 PM PST by rbg81
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To: posterchild
Kick out the old guard politicians, and bring in fresh young conservatives who have, or will have, been stung by the Obama Commie policies. They will have fire in their bellies because they will be fighting for their future, their children's futures, and the future of this country as it was founded. They will not give up or give in.

Without that, everyone and everything is going down into a a dismal hellhole.

Still, this might not even work, as there must be enough voters to vote them in. I fear that the country is so dumbed down now, that they will not have the intelligence to realize they should go in the direction that will save them.

31 posted on 01/23/2013 1:36:21 PM PST by Swede Girl
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To: posterchild

32 posted on 01/23/2013 1:37:37 PM PST by mirkwood
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To: posterchild

Bring in potential voters from a selected foreign country, give them free phones, computers, tablets and games, have them vote Republican. That is how elections are “won” in the U.S. now.


33 posted on 01/23/2013 1:37:49 PM PST by Jyotishi (Seeking the truth, a fact at a time.)
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To: posterchild

Advice?

Don’t let your presidential candidate run pro-abortion ads on TV, again, that was a mistake.


34 posted on 01/23/2013 1:38:50 PM PST by ansel12 (Cruz said "conservatives trust Sarah Palin that if she says this guy is a conservative, that he is")
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To: posterchild

There needs to be a third Party (A party for the Country Class and not the Ruling Class) if for no other reason than to cripple the GOP once and for all. The current GOP with majority power will not help us out here. The GOP has shown itself be useless, fearful, and limp-wristed in everything it does.


35 posted on 01/23/2013 1:39:04 PM PST by AdaGray (squi)
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To: posterchild

Well isn’t this special, Hillda had a listening tour when she ran for the senate in NY and doesn’t this sound like more of the same bull $hit.
What happened to the republican party?


36 posted on 01/23/2013 1:41:34 PM PST by reefdiver
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To: posterchild
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37 posted on 01/23/2013 1:46:35 PM PST by Never on my watch (GALT)
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To: AdaGray

http://www.selfgovernment.us/


38 posted on 01/23/2013 1:46:52 PM PST by EternalVigilance (It's amazing how expensive "free" can be.)
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To: posterchild

Just to name a few of the mistakes they can learn from ...

39 posted on 01/23/2013 1:49:12 PM PST by tx_eggman (Liberalism is only possible in that moment when a man chooses Barabas over Christ.)
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To: posterchild

The average hard working American voter has never had representation by the Republican party....never!

Today’s “kicking the can down the road” on the debt limit is a perfect example. They simply go along to get along.

They are so out of touch with the common man or woman that they think the typical American family sits around the breakfast table reading the Wall Street Journal while discussing their investments and how the market will make them some more money today.

Well! They don’t. They sit around the table alright, but the talk is about the fear of losing their jobs, inflation, the crash of the economy, the possible loss of their homes and the fact that the Republicans cave into the liberals EVERY TIME!

We need some “street savvy” and “down to earth” common citizens to represent what is important to the “commoners” here in America. We are the producers and they take what we produce and give it to the enemy.....welfare bums, special interests that help line their pockets, and the rest goes in the giant government commode to accomplish nothing that does anything but feed itself.

The Republican party has committed slow suicide over the past years and is so infected with special interests, corruption and downright self-fulfillment by the RINOs that there is no option but to form a new party before it’s too late.

If that does not happen we will all be slaves of the Government.


40 posted on 01/23/2013 1:54:06 PM PST by DH (Once the tainted finger of government touches anything the rot begins)
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To: INVAR
The Washington Generals of politics.


41 posted on 01/23/2013 1:55:21 PM PST by dfwgator
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To: posterchild

“I know your works: you are neither cold nor hot. Would that you were either cold or hot!” Revelation 3:15


42 posted on 01/23/2013 1:56:47 PM PST by posterchild
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To: posterchild

Sorry...I’m off the GOP plantation.


43 posted on 01/23/2013 2:04:11 PM PST by who knows what evil? (G-d saved more animals than people on the ark...www.siameserescue.org.)
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To: tennmountainman
They don’t want my help. They just want my money and my vote.

Nailed it.

44 posted on 01/23/2013 2:07:53 PM PST by who knows what evil? (G-d saved more animals than people on the ark...www.siameserescue.org.)
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To: posterchild
I just finished sending them some of my "advice" along with the "and don't plan on getting any more of my money in the future."

Unfortunately, they didn't offer some categories that I'd like to suggest so I guess I'll need to go to their email suggestions at GOProject@gop.com.

45 posted on 01/23/2013 2:11:45 PM PST by zerosix (Native sunflower)
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To: posterchild
The Republican Party is looking for advice.

No, they aren't. At least not from its BASE.

46 posted on 01/23/2013 2:13:10 PM PST by Colonel_Flagg ("Don't be afraid to see what you see." -- Ronald Reagan)
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To: posterchild

My advice is buy a constitution, read it and start to live by it. Otherwise buy a knife, sharpen it and slit their throats.


47 posted on 01/23/2013 2:14:00 PM PST by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose of a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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To: posterchild

The GOP-e has been passing conservatives around in the same manner as the ‘friendly girl’ is used at a frat house event. Sooner or later; she’ll come to her senses.


48 posted on 01/23/2013 2:15:55 PM PST by who knows what evil? (G-d saved more animals than people on the ark...www.siameserescue.org.)
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To: posterchild

This is my reply to the republicans ::::You can fire all the RNC and all the corrupt NO-DIfferent-than-the Democrats that are currently running the republican party. You are no longer the party of the conservative patriotic American. You are just as corrupt as the Democrats and there is not a nickles difference in you all. You do not give a flying flip about the conservative base of the once great republican party. You should stop worrying about the democrats loving you and do what is right for this country for a change. The democrats play you all like a piano. They say boo and you wet your adult depends underwear. You are all pathetic and are working hard to make yourselves irrelevant and will most likely fade away, but , unfortunately , not before handing the constitution over the the marxist illegal alien that currently infests the white house. My contempt for you is only eclipsed by my disgust for you and how you have wasted the opportunity to make this country what it should be. MY greatest suggestion for how you could improve would be that you disband the republican party. You stand for nothing and you are worthless to this county. Enjoy your incestuous relation with the democratic party for your time grows short.Do not add my name or email to any mailing lists you have. I will give you nothing. You are not worth the time it takes to tell you this.


49 posted on 01/23/2013 2:22:57 PM PST by contrarian (AmeriKa this is just SO WRONG)
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To: contrarian

Toward the end of the “survey” they asked for any advice for how to make it better. I suggested that they change the name of the party to the National Whore Party. They are definitely for sale to the highest bidder, are high maintenance, but, unfortunately, penicillin will not cure what is wrong with them. I will now go stand in the time out corner for being very bad. Somehow I do feel better than I have in a while.


50 posted on 01/23/2013 2:41:33 PM PST by contrarian (AmeriKa this is just SO WRONG)
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