Skip to comments.Michael Burns: GOP Needs to Open to Immigrants, Moderates
Posted on 04/09/2013 2:29:19 PM PDT by Olog-hai
One of Hollywoods leading executives who supports the Republican party said the GOP is being hijacked by anti-immigration groups and other special interests.
Michael Burns, the vice chairman of Lions Gate Entertainment, the filmmaker and entertainment powerhouse, tells Newsmax TV in an exclusive interview the GOP needs to open up to Hispanics and other immigrant groups or it will wither.
The Republicans are losing a marvelous opportunity to embrace the Hispanic community through immigration reform and its now or never, he said. The moderates that I knowand I consider myself a moderatefeel very strongly about this.
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Why don’t you moderately shove it where the sun don’t shine???
It’s the moderates that have hijacked the party and you are a co-conspirator...
The GOP needs to open to Conservatives.
Well, good luck to this fellow. Maybe they’ll get enough RINOs to replace people like me who have left the GOP.
What, conservatives? The ones with (as Juan McCain described it) “wacko-bird” tendencies . . . ?
Well, that’s nice. They’ll be perennial losers to the Dems in that case and will of course merge with that party officially, eventually.
Nice for them, is what I meant.
what do you mean to be open to hispanics and minorities?? Doesn’t the GOP platform accomodate everyone?
I recall reading the entire platform during the last election and IMO should be atractive to any right thinking citizen.
Does anyone else see the irony in this statement?
Moderates are lying, manipulative, bottom feeding scum. Learn it live it.
The GOP has been moderated into a coma and Kapo republicans are pinching the feeding tube as the democrats goose step into full on fascism.
Frankly, anyone who can worry about moderating the GOP in the face of open fascism on the part of democrats needs to be called out as an enemy infiltrator.
Unfortunately it doesn’t.
The way the GOPe leadership looks at this is that Conservatives have nowhere to go. Even if we choose not to vote, we won’t vote for a credible opponent to the Republicans (i.e. a Democrat). So, if they lose one Conservative vote to gain one “Moderate” vote, they see that as a net gain of one vote - the Moderate counts as two votes because the Democrats have lost his vote and the ‘Pubbies gained it.
And so the Republican Party is driven inevitably leftward.
..this line of BS has been used for 20 years with the same result...a luke warm candidate who won't fight, won't tell the truth, and won't speak with conviction....it has always been the party of "who's next in the Rino line"
What makes it worse is that he has the nerve to cite his own family’s Irish immigrant experience. My mother came here in the 1960s from Dublin and would never support this land-of-fruits-and-nuts fellow’s policies.
I think most Republican politicians are happy where they are, they get all the perks that come with the office, and all they have to do is bitch and complain and not take any real responsibility for anything....why ruin a good thing?
Just remember - political parties are about power, not principles.
I’m not sure what you mean.
Do you believe the Republicans should pander to a supposed monolithic group, who I do not believe exists?
I know plenty of people who have ethnic roots in Latin America and Spain; they are not all of one mind on immigration.
So, what are you calling for here?
People like him need to be kicked out of the party!
Mexicans hate Cubans, and the GOP thinks that Mexicans will vote for Rubio.
I am so sick of people lumping legal immigrants and illegal immigrants together.
People like Burns have nothing but contempt for immigrants who follow the law (which in many cases, has been VERY COSTLY for them).
Wonder what his pudgy daughter thinks of that?
We were “moderated” to death in the last two presidential cycles. Two out and out liberal candidates that the left tagged as “right wing extremests”.
That anybody would call the likes of Romney or McCain, right wing is laughable.
I’m so sick of the term “moderate” in politics. It’s inaccurate disingenuous!
The term moderate came about to make these people sound superior. They are “above partisan politics.” They are unbound by any ideology or belief system. They form self-proclaimed “reasoned,” “tempered” and “topical” positions on issues which makes them better than you or I who basis our decisions and policy stances on a certain belief system.
The reality is that these people are not “moderates.” To be accurate, they are hybrids. They might be conservative on some issues and liberal on others. There is nothing moderate about that.
They are hybrids.
This same thing has been told to me (in a less politically correct manner) by friends from Mexico, Brazil, Columbia and Costa Rica. Don't even get them started on the Cuban dialect.
The GOP becoming more Dem-lite is not the way to win elections.
The GOP needs to become the alternative to the Dems, not the mirror image of them.
Many refer to them as “Jewbans.”
Republicans have been sucked into Madison Avenue-style thinking - that the right kind of glitzy candidate + slick marketing = a political landslide.
Uh, maybe for Democrats, but that’s too shallow for Republicans to hang onto conservative voters.
I believe conservatives are more down-to-earth and practical than that nonsense above.
The way to get new Republican voters is the old way. We find what common conservative denominator - values - underlies voter’s concerns.
For example, right now a great many minority-dominated communities are being torn apart by violence. Old fashioned crime-fighting must be combined with genuine justice to demonstrate how it should be done in America. By making it safe for families living in their communities, I believe you can attract voters, IMHO.
No one right now is even making the attempt.
So the Pubbies turn tail and give in legalizing 12 million with the stroke of a pen. How many of those 12 million do you think will end up voting for Republicans? Maybe about 1 or 2 million. Legalizing 12 million at once will mean the Democrats winning every prez election for the next fifty years.
If the minorities don't want to walk in because there's no free goodies behind GOP Doors Number One, Two and Three, it's their loss in the long run.
When the freebie well runs dry, they'll find all the Dem doors will be closed to them and they have no place to go.
Virtually every single candidate who ran in 2012 is out there promoting conservative ideals every day.....except for Romney.
I follow Bachmann and Santorum on twitter so I see conservative speeches and events they attend every day (just read about a Santorum speech being canceled over his pro traditional marriage stance) I hear something out of Cain at least twice a week. I don’t love Perry or Gingrich but at least I see them talking the talk all the time.
There is already a party for moderates in America, it is called the Democrat Party! If the Republican Party continues its slide I will just have to look for an actual Conservative Party, whatever its name may be. As far as immigrants their choice will to be either takers or Americans.
“Moderate” is the term used by the Marxist Media to describe a flaming liberal, therefore, these so-called “moderates” can join the party that best represents them, namely the U.S. National Fascist Socialist Democrat party.
As for “immigrants”, we all know that 99% of those described as immigrants are ILLEGAL immigrants. These folks shouldn’t be in any party, but instead should be sent home, thereby creating millions of new job opening for U.S. citizens.
How does a moderate feel very strongly about anything?
As Rush said, The world’s shortest book is “Great Moderates in History.”
This guy is really a DIMocRAT who is probably a gay or tyranny illegal. Kick him to the curb.
IT’S A LIE!!!!!!!!
“The GOP needs to open to Conservatives.”
GOP needs to be open to the RULE OF LAW too!
“..this line of BS has been used for 20 years with the same result...a luke warm candidate who won’t fight, won’t tell the truth, and won’t speak with conviction....it has always been the party of “who’s next in the Rino line” “
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Given that our last FIVE GOP nominees have been “moderates,” and only one of them won (and by a hair at that, not to mention that both Bushes were a disaster), it looks more to me like Michael Burns needs to open to conservatives.
Yes...the other Hispanic ethnic communities are not fond of Cubans
Marco Rubio would more likely LOSE Hispanic votes in the Southwest and other Mexican/Central American population areas. Amnesty will not help him in that regard
Maybe MB thinks Dole, McCain and Romney are those conservatives driving moderates like him away from the Party.
Actually, I think that MB is a Libertarian and wants them to control the Party instead of the moderates and kick all conservatives out, which has almost been the case.
I think all republicans should re-register as democrats then we would finally have a say.
Yeah, like we need advice from some Hollyweird rino.....