Skip to comments.AP: GOP Basic Strategy For 2016 Looks Deeply Unsettled
Posted on 06/22/2013 9:13:12 AM PDT by maggief
WASHINGTON (AP) The Republican Party's road map for winning presidential elections looks hazier than ever as GOP lawmakers and others reject what many considered obvious lessons from Mitt Romney's loss last year.
House Republicans are rebelling against the key recommendation of a party-sanctioned post-mortem: embrace "comprehensive immigration reform" or suffer crippling losses among Hispanic voters in 2016 and beyond.
Widespread rejection of warnings from establishment Republicans goes beyond that, however. Many activists say the party simply needs to articulate its conservative principles more skillfully, without modifying any policies, even after losing the popular vote in five of the past six presidential elections.
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"It's impossible winning the presidency getting 27 percent of the Hispanic vote, 30 percent of the Asian vote and 7 percent of the African-American vote," Graham said. "America is changing."
GRAHAM is right, but his prescription is WRONG.
That must mean he's planning to come out of the closet.
It’s impossible winning it by losing 100% of the conservative vote, too.
After Dole, McCain, and Romney, they really think the problem is that we need to be MORE moderate?
“embrace “comprehensive immigration reform” or suffer crippling losses among Hispanic voters in 2016 and beyond.”
Classic false choice.
GOP Basic Strategy for 2016: Be just like the Democrats, but convince Conservatives to vote for us.
Yeah....that is deeply unsettled. To the point of being FREAKING INSANE.
I think that they don’t quite understand the word “think”.
So the GOP has now lost two elections in a row, by being milquetoast, and pretending to be moderate.
Be conservative, and pro-American. It is so simple.
Dems have corruption and populism on their side.
Now they also have the “big data” techniques they used in 2012, which target basically down to the individual voter.
IMHO, the Repub party is toast, forever, gone.
They’ve lost their base, only a few new guys in Congress represent the base at all.
The center will vote Dem because Repubs are just Dem-lite.
The Democrats are stuck withrunning Hillary, Biden or the Screamer.
No wonder the AP wants to talk about the Republicans
The Republican Party’s road map for winning presidential elections looks hazier than ever
Republicans have no map, compass or destination in mind. Democrats have a GPS, precise waypoints, and a well defined route to get where they want to go.
I’m so happy the AP is willing to help out the Republicans with a 2016 strategy.
Try losing 50% of your base, Linda.
It’s really simple. GOP should represent the ignored working middle class. Right now Republicans have bonded with the rich end of society, Democrats have bonded with the poor end of society, the working middle class who elected Reagan are abandoned. You choose either money or votes.
BTW - The working middle class includes Hispanics.
I’m not quite sure Graham understands women voters ... or women in general.
Their strategy is to lose the close ones, and turn any winning newcomer’s into Rinubios!
1. You do not "win' by allowing opportunists who want your support to persuade you to abandon the principles that originally drew you to the contest. Those Republicans who urge this course clearly prove that principles are not part of their arsenal.
2. The argument being made by those Republicans who urge a continuation of the de facto immigration policy, which invites in large numbers of people who have no interest, whatsoever, in preserving the culture of the Founding Fathers, is essentially one that calls for replacing the rooted American population, with an essentially foreign one. This is tantamount to a virtual war against American ethnicity; against the "posterity" of those who framed our written Constitution, and named the "liberty" of that "posterity," a primary object for setting up the political system, which these turncoat politicians, now seek to exploit for their own gains.
What is remarkable, here, is that the AP has so little objectivity, that this "news" item, makes treason or its "kissing cousin" sound like a reasonable political strategy.
Remember, ANYBODY?? ANYBODY AT ALL????
The last time we ran a conservative, we ONLY WON forty-nine of the fifty-seven states?
COULDN’T POSSIBLY do that again, now eh Lindsay??