Skip to comments.Rand Paul Brings Black, Hispanic Leaders Together with RNC In Iowa
Posted on 07/19/2013 10:06:21 PM PDT by iowamark
Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) told Breitbart News he is hosting an event on Friday in Iowa, bringing black and Hispanic Evangelical leaders and Republican Party leaders like Republican National Committee (RNC) chairman Reince Priebus to foster a conversation about how the GOP can win the votes of those communities.
The chairman is here, and the vice chairman is here, Paul said in a phone interview. Ive organized a meeting because I want them to hear directly from African American ministers and Hispanic ministers on what they think is the best way for the Republican Party to extend their vote in both groups.
Despite all the political consultants in the GOP talking about connecting the party with minority communities, not much has actually been done on that front. Paul said he thinks there are lots of issues through which the GOP and conservatives can connect with blacks and Hispanics, and this type of event in Iowa is the front through which to do it.
I think many conservatives have talked about school choice, but the Republican Party hasnt made it a key issue... I think we do need to make school choice a key issue because many of the schools particularly in larger cities and particularly in the African American sections of large cities are failing these kids. I have ministers who come up to me every day and say the civil rights issue of our era is education. If you look at high school graduates with no college its about a 20 percent unemployment. If you look at [those with a] college degree, its 4 percent unemployment. Education does make a big difference and I think thats a big issue...
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Good luck with that.
Ted Cruz speaking on C-SPAN right now:
Smells like a political stunt to me.
Thanks for the link and heads-up, listening to Cruz makes me wonder if I need to take up this twitter thang.
It would make more sense to go after the white vote.
How about being who you are and getting VOTES?
Not the black vote, nor the white vote, nor the Hispanic vote, or the Chinese vote, or the Korean vote, or the French vote........
Appealing to those who love the USAN is a winner, no matter what color or race or religion.
Geez ! I am so sick of this race shit.
If you do not have free in any of the conversation your talking to trees
Rand Paul, heard it all before, it’s called whistlin’ in the wind!
Latinos, should be a natural constituency for the party, Paul argued, but "Republicans have pushed them away with harsh rhetoric over immigration." ...he would create a bipartisan panel to determine how many visas should be granted for workers already in the United States and those who might follow... [and the buried lead] "Imagine 12 million people who are already here coming out of the shadows to become new taxpayers...[Posted on 04/21/2013 1:52:42 PM PDT by SoConPubbie]
...by softening its edge on some volatile social issues and altering its image as the party always seemingly "eager to go to war... We do need to expand the party and grow the party and that does mean that we don't always all agree on every issue" ... the party needs to become more welcoming to individuals who disagree with basic Republican doctrine on emotional social issues such as gay marriage... "We're going to have to be a little hands off on some of these issues ... and get people into the party," Paul said.[Posted on 01/31/2013 5:08:50 PM PST by xzins]
Here's the passage at issue: In the 1980s, the war caucus in Congress armed bin Laden and the mujaheddin in their fight with the Soviet Union. In fact, it was the official position of the State Department to support radical jihad against the Soviets. We all know how well that worked out. Let's leave aside for now the insulting, utterly asinine, sickening, inexcusable use of the phrase "war caucus" to describe those (including Reagan!) who supported the mujaheddin against the Soviets. That word choice alone is almost entirely disqualifying for its purveyor to ever be president. Instead, let's just look at a little history here -- because the ignorance evident in this paragraph is truly astonishing. One would be hard pressed to find even a single historian, whether right, left, or center, who would argue anything other than that the Soviet failure in Afghanistan was not just a huge factor, but probably an essential one, in the Soviets' ultimate loss of the Cold War. The mujaheddin did much to help bleed the Soviets dry, at a comparatively negligible cost to the United States (for smuggled military hardware and some intelligence). "We all know how well that worked out," said Sen. Paul, dismissively, of the work of our "war caucus" to support the mujaheddin. Yes, we do: It played a key role in helping us win the Cold War. Anybody who doesn't understand that is either foolish or invincibly ignorant. Second, it is a myth that the United States "armed bin Laden." False, false, false. It is also a falsehood to say that bin Laden was a major player within the mujeheddin or in the anti-Soviet war effort at all. Finally, it is false even to say that the Afghani effort against the Soviets was primarily, or even largely, about "jihad." It was a defensive effort against armed invaders, not an offensive effort by "radicals" in the name of Allah.[Posted on 02/09/2013 7:33:41 AM PST by LSUfan]
If Ron Paul supporters wish to spam attack FR, our members, our Commander-in-Chief, our war effort, etc, please feel free to do it elsewhere. Antiwar activism is no more welcome on FR than is abortion activism, gay rights activism, gun control activism or any other leftist/socialist cause.[Posted on 10/23/2007 10:41:04 PM PDT Jim Robinson]
One day after announcing on his radio show that he is "truly considering" running in 2014 for the U.S. Senate seat now held by New Jersey's Frank Lautenberg, Rivera amped up his message today in a television interview and a column on the Fox News Latino website... a moderate Republican who is fiscally conservative but also supports gay marriage and Roe v. Wade...[Posted on 02/01/2013 5:49:11 PM PST by randita]
....how the GOP can win the votes of those communities.
Well, Rand, amnesty for the illegals? is a great way. Fool!
Ted Cruz, stay away from Rand.
is a great way. = part I forgot to delete in my edit