Skip to comments.Schieffer: GOP should focus on women, minorities, not "old white guys"
Posted on 01/25/2013 8:18:55 PM PST by Tailgunner Joe
(CBS News) Republican Party leaders are searching for the way forward in the wake of an election they believed should have gone their way.
Bob Schieffer, chief Washington correspondent and host of "Face the Nation," said on "CBS This Morning" that Republicans are still reeling from the defeat. He explained, "You started out with very high unemployment, you had an economy that was not in great shape. You had all of those signs, polls showing most people thought the country was headed in the wrong direction, and yet the Republicans lost, and I think they're just trying to figure out now how they can broaden their appeal, and that is the problem.
"They're talking a lot about what they can do about the logistics and the tactics and all of that," he said. "But what they have to do is find some way to appeal to young women, to Asians, to Hispanics, to African-Americans, and to people who, you know, are not kind of the folks that sit around the men's grill at the country club, a bunch of old white guys. They're doing pretty well with some of them, but they've just got to find a way to get beyond that, and I think that's what they're doing right now. Bobby Jindal (said) in a speech he made last night and he said we've got to stop saying stupid things and that's just kind of basic. You know, parties have a way ... of coming back. And what they'll be able to do, we'll see. But at least they recognize they've got a problem."
But it's not just the Republicans that are facing an uphill fight these days. Democrats are realizing they may have a problem when it comes to the gun control debate, as Democratic Majority Leader, Sen. Harry Reid, of Nevada, himself may become a roadblock to new legislation.
Schieffer remarked, "Harry Reid is up for reelection in 2014. He comes from a western state where this is a very, very serious issue to a lot of people out in that part of the world. People who live out in remote areas. You know, they feel like they need to have a gun. So this is going to be tough.
"I don't know if this assault weapons ban is going to pass or not. What I do know is I think the atmosphere around here is changed. I think before this session of Congress is passed, there will be something done, whether it's background checks, something else to strengthen these gun laws. It's just, Newtown changed things around here. I really think it was going to be a tipping point. I think what the administration is trying to do is build support out in the country, so that Washington will take notice. But this is going to be a tough one."
Bob Scheiffer should focus on news instead of talking point
Memos from the Marxist at the White Hut!
I am so tired of this crap. The Republican Party falls all over itself to recruit minorities and women. Nobody tries to keep them out. What they really mean when they say the party must change is that they want Republicans to become Democrats.
Oh, and married women are usually Republican.
What the Republican party needs is new leadership.
We have been losing because the leadership is more concerned that a candidate get their turn, than picking a candidate that can win.
We have leaders like John McCain who believes he is a Democrat.Sissy boy Lyndsey Graham, Cry baby Boehner, Let’s make a deal McConnell.
We need to unload these old farts who are frightened to challenge the Liberals and get some new blood. Hot blood.
Bob Schieffer thinks we should be democrats - he hates conservatives - doesn’t think we should exist...
Tell me - why on earth would Schieffer think we give a damn about what he thinks. What a fool.
How about people (for whatever reason) just like Obama and didn't like Romney?
can't things just be that simple?
I am an "old white guy" living in a remote part of the California/Nevada border and I don't "feel" like I a need a gun. It is a necessity.
SARAH PALIN AND ALAN WEST!
Bob Schieffer is trying to help us win elections. Gosh,, that sure is nice of him./
And if both sides focus on women, minorities, foreigners, eskimos, etc,,,, who gives a tinkers damn about white males?
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Note to Mr. Schieffer:
There already -is- a party that focuses on women and minorities.
You know — the one that gives you your marching orders and talking points.
If it was up to you (you self-loathing old white guy), we “old white guys” would have no voice at all. You and your’un would run roughshod over us.
There are a few more I memory wiped their names.
GOP definitely has the white male 55+ group as loyal voters, but since they couldn’t even get the Asians to vote for them they better admit they have a problem.
The GOP should take a flying leap and we ‘white guys’ will take care of ourselves.
Bob Schieffer is a self hating white male.
This old white guy has been supporting the fools for 50 years, they owe me!
He has the ideal initials.
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