Skip to comments.Lou Dobbs Drinks the Insider Kool-Aid [GOP should abandon social issues]
Posted on 01/13/2014 3:57:32 PM PST by Moseley
Lou Dobbs, business anchor, offers a lot of truly excellent and a little really atrocious advice to the Republican Party in his new book Upheaval, released on January 7, which he discussed in his January 6 broadcast "Steps to creating a winning election strategy for the Republican Party."
Dobbs' new book is a must-read; overall, the GOP should elect Lou Dobbs as its next party chairman. Though you may need to skip a few chapters.
The problem is that Dobbs insists that the Republican Party must abandon social issues. He argues passionately that the Republican Party must not give up even a single voter to the Democrats. Yet he then immediately recommends abandoning, alienating, and irritating the largest bloc of voters within the Republican Party: social conservatives, including socially conservative Hispanics and Catholics and Reagan Democrats.
Lou Dobbs has drunk the "Inside the Beltway Kool-Aid." He wants the GOP to pander to voters with very low probabilities of ever being persuaded to vote Republican, while alienating voters with a very high probability of voting Republican. This contradiction is a problem which business reporter Dobbs should be able to recognize.
A business-minded approach would follow the "80/20" rule, which teaches that 80 percent of a salesperson's sales come from 20 percent of his prospects. So a salesperson needs to focus on his or her best chances for success.
A bad salesperson wastes time talking to prospects who aren't interested. A good salesperson fishes where the fish are biting.
A business-minded approach would be to prioritize where the GOP has its best chances of the most success, not chasing after prospects who are not interested in your product. A bad salesperson wastes time talking to prospects who aren't interested. A good salesperson fishes where the fish are biting.
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Immigration is a social issue.
Are there really such things as “conservative hispanic Catholics?” Aren’t all Reagan Democrats dead?
You can’t legislate your culture’s morality into heaven...but you can sure fight to retain your Constitutionally provided liberty.
LOUEY LOUEY LOUEY....WASNT THE LEFT ONLY A LITTLE WHILE BACK ACCUSIN U OF BEIN’ (GHASP...RACIST) NO LEFTIES ARE GONNA LIKE YA NO MATTER WHAT...AND THIS ‘BIG TENT’ STUFF IS WELL..WELL IT’S
YER A GOOD GUY BUT CUT THE ...CRAPOLA...LET THEM BIRDS FIND THEIR OWN TENT...S WHY DON’ CHU...
Abandon half their voters in the process.
The GOPe is pushing amnesty as a social issue.
bankrupting America is their social policy
Okay, let the GOP keep pushing candidates like Romney, who helped facilitate fag-marriage in his state. He didn’t get my vote. First GOP candidate of any office, big or small, to not get my vote in my entire adult life. Sure, put up more candidates like that, so I can leave the ballots blank again. Won’t bother me in the least.
The fact is that the attack on the family will destroy our country if we allow it to fester. The libs will never turn that around No country can prosper who does not have the family at its center.
We can realize the enemy and fight better but quitting is not the answer
But thank you for playing, Lou.
Who needs Gods rules? We’ve got money
Low taxes and less spending in Sodom and Gomorrah is not my idea of a conservative victory
Maybe Lou counts it as a national security and economic issue.
R v. W was obviously a state’s rights issue and thereby a diminution of liberty when decided at the federal level.
That, my friends, is how the social issue game was played in 2012 and will expand nationally in 2014.
sad but true
No it wasn't. No government has any legitimate right to legislate or adjudicate against the unalienable right to life. They simply have a duty to defend it. That's why governments exist. It is their raison d'etre, whether they're at the federal or state level.
"We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights, that among these are life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. That to secure these rights, governments are instituted among men..."
"No person shall be deprived of life without due process of law."
"No State shall deprive any person of life without due process of law; nor deny to any person within its jurisdiction the equal protection of the laws."
Don't you have to support something before you can "abandon" it?
Our culture is being destroyed by you leftists.