Skip to comments.Rand Paul: 'When Republican Party looks like the rest of America, we'll win'
Posted on 06/02/2013 7:39:36 AM PDT by Innovative
Rand Paul is the latest Republican to tell his party to open up to a wider range of views within its ranks.
"The party can be big enough to allow people who don't all agree on every issue," Senator Paul told an audience in California, a state that produced three Republican presidents in the 20th century but now votes reliably Democratic.
"When the Republican Party looks like the rest of America, we'll win again," he said.
"It's not going to change who I am or what I talk about but I think we can be a big enough party to include people," Paul said at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library in Simi Valley, Calif., Friday evening.
In his Friday talk, Paul sought to define himself, among other things, as a Republican who cares about the environment.
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Does he mean gay and unemployed?
The door has been and always will be open!
I’ve heard the big tent GOP model before. How’d that work out?
The only reason The Republican Party DOESN'T look like the rest of American is because whenever we nominate a Black or Hispanic or a Woman to represent us in the primary, the RATS and Independents DON'T vote for them in the general.
THEY are the racists, not us, my good sir, with the fine curly hair.
Sounds like the “If you can’t beat em, join em” strategy.
I wonder in what way Rand believes that the Dem party looks like the rest of America? I thought that the whole idea of a two party system was to have two different parties, not two copies of the same.
Yep, already going native and repeating MSMediot claims about the GOP. Of course since there is evidence he is a RINO like his father, well what could one expect.
This is loser strategy. And clearly a planned strategic move by the GOP to redefine what is “conservative”. It fits in with the Rubio “conservative” radio ads PAID FOR BY DEMOCRATS.
Why is it so difficult for the beltway GOP to engage the Dems? Too much work I guess. This is just more surrender from the stupid party.
This is descending into buffoonery on the part of the beltway GOP.
Elected Republicans are Democrats. Unelected Republicans are for the most part statists on social issues. Lots of Freepers are for Big Government....
When the GOP stops pissing off its base, it will win.
Ted Cruz is everything Rand can never be. There is a time and place for capitulation, and compromise, It’s called leadership, but until your the Leader, Presidential politics is a Blood Sport.
“When the Republican Party looks like the rest of America, we’ll win again”
but at that point you will be voting like the ‘rest of America’, so what will you have won?
this is a tacit admission that there is very little difference between the parties.
Looks are always deceiving.
We will win when America realizes that America does not want what the pOpinjay in the White Hut wants to give them. America wants a rule of law. America wants make it own choices of what to purchase and how to earn the purchase price.
I decline that offer.
I was just informed that Rand Paul is the future.
We do need to reach out in the right ways but unfortunately Paul talks about doing things differently then lays out a strategy for doing the same thing.
My strategy for reaching out includes not pandering to any specific groups. Instead I suggest installing policies at the federal, state and local levels that create jobs which is the only honest means government has of reaching out to anyone. On an individual level I hope people will reach out to the American plantation dwellers in their own way....or not if that is their choice.
Being against abortion and same sex marriage doesn’t mean that Freepers are statists.
One thing is sure — this language is NOT helpful. This is no way to frame a winning strategy.
We will win when white women vote with their men. Not a moment before.
When the GOP stops pissing off its base, it will win.
There is no GOP base now. The beltway GOP tossed it overboard and are trolling for a new base among the American Idol crowd. That is the whole reason to redefine what is conservative. It’s all straight out of the leftist word game playbook.
I personally like Dr. Ben Carson’s approach of focusing on facts. (He is the famous surgeon who spoke at the Prayer Breakfast, outline what should be done to help the country)
Dr. Ben Carson (for president?) makes stop at conservative event in Wisconsin
Quick get a bunch of unwed mothers.
If you are basing your ideas on how people “look” and not on principles, then you have already lost.
An observation that George Wallace made over 50 years ago.
Not a dimes worth of difference.
Senator Ted Cruz is unfortunately a false and untrustworthy leader who makes the right sounds andd then proceeds to violate the core principles of the Constitution like those he criticizes. In his recent interview he acknowledged that he is interested in being a future candidate for president of the United States despite the fact he was born in Canada. Since he chooses to not honor the Constitution’s denial of eligibility to persons who were born with or adopted a foreign citize4nship exclusive of or concurrent with a right to claim U.S. citizenship, voters must ask what other conservative principles this person will fail to honor when it suits his purpose?
The “rest of Ameica”, I am sad to say, is not a place where traditional values and and a moral context to politics prevails. Giving up those virtues for political gain is a poor foundation for governance. I suspect we will continue to see a decline in the Republican national party, its survival for a while at the state level, and then the rise of a third party when it becomes evident to the “rest of America” that governmental and economic stability demands much more that relativism disguised as freedom.
Ah yes, another rino shooting his mouth off.....rand needs to change parties and take rubio and christie with him.
Then Christian churches need to stop teaching feminism.
By the way, "social" issues involve things like where you going to go out to dinner, or who you're going to invite to your party.
I'm pretty sure that you're referring to what are actually MORAL and CONSTITUTIONAL issues.
He is very vague. Does he mean the homos, wacko enviornment peeps, global warming freaks, gay scouts, etc?
If so, count me out. Romney was my LAST vote for the lesser of 2 evils.
Once, shame on you, twice, shame on me.
I don’t take kindly to shame, lol.
Runt Paul is a Liberaltarian moron just like his old man.
If by church you mean the flat screen in the living room then you are 100% on point.
So ideology isn’t what matters it is race that matters except and unless you are white then it is ideology and about how we MUST diversify. God I loath politicians.
It will also be the reason why we will not be able to win a national election.
They CANNOT win without the base. We know that, they know that; therefore, they are trying to “change” us.
Good luck with that.
The Big Government republicans (who bear much of the responsibility for the destruction of the nation) will never voluntarily agree to sharing power with conservatives.
Old line republicans hate conservatives more than they hate democrats and other socialists and communists.
Democrats still allow republicans to suck at the public trough now and then.
Conservatives want to drain the trough, burn it and outlaw it forever.
Care to be more specific?
Whether GOP politicians play strictly to the conservative base
or play the liberal-lite game it matters little if our opponents
in the MSM and the Democrat party are able to define us in
the eyes of the masses. We are screwed unless we can secure
some semblence of parity and soon.
Or what you're going to serve..., like pot brownies....
As my tag line says, the America we knew is gone. Started in the 60s with the immigration bill and- our beloved Reagan got snookered when he struck his immigration deal. The suburbs and Hispanic vote are where we will win or lose national elections.
You left out the most important constituency, Pot Heads.
There are better preachers on YouTube than you find in your local church, you should try some of them.
Oops, my bad. Forgot it’s legal now. 20 lashes with a wet noodle for me!
The teachings of feminism have drifted into churches, with the result that churches now are soft on single-motherhood, frivolous divorce, and female sexual promiscuity. The cute church-going girl with a string of non-Christian boyfriends, one of whom eventually gets her pregnant, is now a running cliche among the younger members of the church, the the older chuch members usually have no idea what is going on. Google “Sunday Morning Nightclub.”
In churches today you will often hear the false and unbiblical idea of female moral superiority over men on a regular basis. And especially, no pastor who wants to keep his job will ever tell women in Christian churches to submit to their husbands as the Bible demands. The result is rising single-motherhood, and the illegitimacy that characterized the black churches for decades is now growing in white churches. Illegitmacy causes women to want to seek the government as their father, and it causes them to want what Obama promised them in 2012: Free birth-control, free child care, and free abortions.
Seems most of these problems could be solved by men living Biblical lives. Takes two to tango.
The Republican party needs to go their own way. “I didn’t leave the party - the party left me”...
No doubt they are ready to hear it in California.
The conservative/libertarian republican philosophy should contrast nicely with the manic hostility both areas receive from the other side that dominates their politics.
And, contrast nicely with the lip service given by the rinos, who have joined with the other side in trying to build an ever bigger, more powerful and intrusive GuvCo Beast.
An IRSS that profiles and then acts with malice aforethought against Richard Milhous obama's enemies and his friends' enemies should have their attention, along with their fear and loathing. And, honestly? That's just scratching the surface of the scandal feast they know their side is hiding.
Yep, there's likely to be a few who are ready to hear what Rand Paul has to say in that part of the world and I'm impressed that he's the one taking it to them.