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Rand Paul Wants Bigger GOP: ‘You Go to a Republican Event and It’s All White People’
mediaite ^ | April 26, 2014

Posted on 04/26/2014 5:50:40 PM PDT by Bigtigermike

Paul, according to CNN, also talked about making the Republican party “bigger” and much more inclusive, saying that unless Republicans “broaden their message” to reach more people, winning future elections is going to be a bit of a problem.

“You go to a Republican event and it’s all white people—not because we’re excluding anybody, but because we just haven’t done a good enough job encouraging people to come into our party.”

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1 posted on 04/26/2014 5:50:40 PM PDT by Bigtigermike
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To: Bigtigermike

Uh, Rand, nothing to stop them from joining us.


2 posted on 04/26/2014 5:51:47 PM PDT by x1stcav ("The past is a foreign country: they do things differently there.")
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To: Bigtigermike

nothing worse than a repubican fixated on the outside of aperson, like a bitchy superficial liberal whiner.


3 posted on 04/26/2014 5:52:20 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (Gone Galt; Not averse to Going Bronson.)
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To: Bigtigermike

We don’t hand out welfare to animal filth. So what do you expect?


4 posted on 04/26/2014 5:52:20 PM PDT by Doctor 2Brains
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To: Bigtigermike

And there’s something wrong with this?


5 posted on 04/26/2014 5:52:30 PM PDT by DManA
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To: Bigtigermike

So he’s a plant? Because that’s the kind of $#*+ we’ve been hearing from the media, left-wing blogs, pundits, DNC and Soros people since at least 2007.


6 posted on 04/26/2014 5:53:15 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (I will raise $2M for Cruz and/or Palin's next run, what will you do?)
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To: Bigtigermike

So, it’s not the message. It’s that the message isn’t getting out to blacks. This man is an idiot.


7 posted on 04/26/2014 5:53:20 PM PDT by VerySadAmerican
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To: Bigtigermike

What we are learning about Paul, is that a lot of this talk is about changing the GOP platform to a much more liberal platform on social issues, abortion, gay marriage, etc.

Much of his language of “youth”, “evolve”, “grow the party”, is cover for his wanting to move the party left.


8 posted on 04/26/2014 5:54:18 PM PDT by ansel12 ((Libertarianism offers the transitory concepts and dialogue to move from conservatism, to liberalism)
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To: Bigtigermike

Idiots like Rand Paul are why we are going to lose in November when we should have a rip roaring win.

Can’t this guy just STFU and sit down? For one day?

Bundy is starting to look like a genius compared to RP.


9 posted on 04/26/2014 5:54:20 PM PDT by exit82 ("The Taliban is on the inside of the building" E. Nordstrom 10-10-12)
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To: Bigtigermike

Hey Rand, how about concentrating on the opposition party and actually offering conservative solutions to their various depravities.


10 posted on 04/26/2014 5:54:45 PM PDT by headstamp 2 (What would Scooby do?)
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To: Bigtigermike; cripplecreek
The Answer is always Principles.

Don't Pander and Say "We Gotta Get The Black Vote, The Mexican Vote, The Jewish Vote , The Mongol Vote etc etc"

Just stand for what you know is right and people will figure it out for themselves.

Sort of why we are winning with the Global Warming Issue. They Built that out of a false foundation and in fell in on Gore and his ilk.

But Wait! You can't Beat The Party of Santa Claus!

Yes, But Remember, Santa Claus isn't real....... Everyone finds that out eventually.

11 posted on 04/26/2014 5:55:14 PM PDT by KC_Lion (Build the America you want to live in at your address, and keep looking up.- Sarah Palin)
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To: Bigtigermike

Rand Paul, the zero thinking candidate...


12 posted on 04/26/2014 5:55:23 PM PDT by DoughtyOne (Immigration Reform is job NONE. It isn't even the leading issue with Hipanics. Enforce our laws.)
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To: Bigtigermike

Looking more and more like he didn’t fall from the crazy @$$ tree...


13 posted on 04/26/2014 5:55:27 PM PDT by gov_bean_ counter (Romans 1:22 Professing themselves to be wise, they became fools)
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To: Bigtigermike

Rand Paul is obviously lobbying to become the GOPe “moderate” candidate in the 2016 primary season. He’s sounding all the right RINO chords.


14 posted on 04/26/2014 5:55:50 PM PDT by House Atreides
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To: exit82

We will lose in nov because the us voter is subhuman filth. They chose the Kenyan TWICE’’!!!!!’’!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!????!??!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


15 posted on 04/26/2014 5:56:40 PM PDT by Doctor 2Brains
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To: Bigtigermike

http://www.nbra.info/

National Black Republican Association

About The NBRA
Our vision is that black Americans will become power players in the political arena so that they can seize control over their own destiny and move into our ownership society through small business and home ownership.
MISSION: The mission of the National Black Republican Association (NBRA) is to be a resource for the black community on Republican ideals and promote the traditional values of the black community which are the core values of the Republican Party: strong families, faith in God, personal responsibility, quality education, and equal opportunities for all.

GOAL: The goal of the NBRA is to return black Americans to their Republican Party roots by enlightening them about how Republicans fought for their freedom and civil rights, and are now fighting for their educational and economic advancement.

OBJECTIVES: The objectives of the NBRA are to conduct a nationwide grassroots educational campaign in black communities; champion school choice opportunity scholarships to give black parents educational options and access to a quality education for their children; and provide training and resources for grassroots activists and candidates for elected office.


16 posted on 04/26/2014 5:57:26 PM PDT by ilovesarah2012
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To: Bigtigermike
Paul is putting down conservatives again.

This is the third or fourth issue of his attacks this week
since joining Team Romney.

Another Paul trying to again make the GOP the party of Sheehan.


17 posted on 04/26/2014 5:57:26 PM PDT by Diogenesis
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To: Bigtigermike

We tried telling people. They knew better. and now we have lost months wasting time with this moron...just the way they planned it.


18 posted on 04/26/2014 5:58:05 PM PDT by Norm Lenhart (How's that 'lesser evil' workin' out for ya?)
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To: VerySadAmerican

There are plenty of us trying to demonstrate why minorities are better served by Republican ideas, but they ain’t listening. I hope Rand wasn’t suggesting we go more Dem-lite to attrack non-whites.


19 posted on 04/26/2014 5:58:39 PM PDT by chiller (NBCNews et al is in the tank and should be embarrassed)
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To: chiller

Of course he is.


20 posted on 04/26/2014 5:59:12 PM PDT by Norm Lenhart (How's that 'lesser evil' workin' out for ya?)
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To: Secret Agent Man

RINO like his father. Nothing wrong with that. Who shows up at Libertarian Party events?


21 posted on 04/26/2014 5:59:28 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (The new witchhunt: "Do you NOW, . . . or have you EVER , . . supported traditional marriage?")
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To: chiller

Black Republicans have their own website...great read.


22 posted on 04/26/2014 5:59:47 PM PDT by Kackikat
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To: DManA
And there’s something wrong with this?

Yeah, there is.

How did Reagan win two massive landslides? He sure as hell didn't play identity politics. Lots of blacks and Hispanics crossed over and voted for him.

You win by standing your ground and making your case built on your principles and telling the other side to go to Hell.

23 posted on 04/26/2014 5:59:49 PM PDT by Extremely Extreme Extremist (GO WISCONSIN BADGERS GO!)
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To: chiller

Of course they don’t listen...animals can get welfare or they can get more by working. We choose work, animals choose welfare


24 posted on 04/26/2014 6:00:21 PM PDT by Doctor 2Brains
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To: a fool in paradise

people who want to legalize their drug(s) of choice, and folks who want to marry animals and inanimate objects.


25 posted on 04/26/2014 6:01:31 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (Gone Galt; Not averse to Going Bronson.)
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To: Bigtigermike

This idiot has gone off the rails this week....I’ve never had any use for him, but man, like another poster said: just shut up.


26 posted on 04/26/2014 6:02:34 PM PDT by LongWayHome
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To: DManA

Yes. Everything. Start to finish. Nothing in the current platform needs to be adapted to cater to anyone. They can take it and benefit or leave it and do what they do now.


27 posted on 04/26/2014 6:02:43 PM PDT by Norm Lenhart (How's that 'lesser evil' workin' out for ya?)
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To: Bigtigermike

The message does not get through to the black community.

Honestly, they are under the spell of their “leaders”, and have to be very brave to “come out” as conservatives.

Just have a look at Huckabee’s audience. Rare is a person of colour. I really wish that people of any colour would do a little research and find out which ideology would cause them to thrive and prosper.


28 posted on 04/26/2014 6:02:44 PM PDT by JudyinCanada
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To: Bigtigermike

Then quit the party.


29 posted on 04/26/2014 6:03:37 PM PDT by Attention Surplus Disorder (At no time was the Obama administration aware of what the Obama administration was doing)
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To: Bigtigermike

You can lead a horse to water....


30 posted on 04/26/2014 6:03:50 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: Bigtigermike

Don’t know about Republican events but the last Tea Party rally I went to had several blacks and Latinos.


31 posted on 04/26/2014 6:04:17 PM PDT by onedoug
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To: Norm Lenhart

You don’t have to cater. Just explain the facts of life to them.


32 posted on 04/26/2014 6:05:01 PM PDT by DManA
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To: JudyinCanada

Free markets cause US to thrive and prosper... Others cannot ever get ahead without handouts... Look at the entire continent of africa


33 posted on 04/26/2014 6:05:16 PM PDT by Doctor 2Brains
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To: KC_Lion

Blacks are gravitating to the conservative side but sure as hell isn’t because of anything the GOPe is doing. If anything its individuals drawing minorities to the right.


34 posted on 04/26/2014 6:05:49 PM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: headstamp 2

Haven’t you noticed, Libertarians never attack the democrats for their failed policies.


35 posted on 04/26/2014 6:05:59 PM PDT by rabidralph
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To: Bigtigermike

Tell ya what Rand. When Alan Keyes is the keynote speaker at the 2016 GOP Convention get back with us Conservatives on just how the party should be all inclusive OK? How about it Rand? Is Alan Keyes too conservative and extreme on issues for you? He is too radical for most of the GOP-E which seems to be whom you are pandering too.


36 posted on 04/26/2014 6:06:31 PM PDT by cva66snipe ((Two Choices left for U.S. One Nation Under GOD or One Nation Under Judgment? Which one say ye?))
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To: Bigtigermike

Maybe they dont care.

Half of hispanics dont vote.

So 1/3 of Hispanics dont care, 1/3 are Democrat and 1/6 are Republican.


37 posted on 04/26/2014 6:07:12 PM PDT by ObamahatesPACoal
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To: ObamahatesPACoal

So 1/2 dont care, 1/3 are Democrat and 1/6 are Republican.


38 posted on 04/26/2014 6:07:37 PM PDT by ObamahatesPACoal
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To: a fool in paradise

The only thing libertarians actually agree with conservatives on is limited fiscal spending.


39 posted on 04/26/2014 6:07:39 PM PDT by rabidralph
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To: DManA

Which is standard campaign stuff. So why do anything different than we have been? They heard it for decades and choose to do something different. It ain’t a new idea. Republicans have invited them in for a looooong time now. Founded the party on it in fact.

They don’t want it.


40 posted on 04/26/2014 6:08:33 PM PDT by Norm Lenhart (How's that 'lesser evil' workin' out for ya?)
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist

Emphasize things in your platform a constituency might like, keep quiet about things they might not like.

It’s called successful politics.


41 posted on 04/26/2014 6:09:31 PM PDT by DManA
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To: a fool in paradise
Who shows up at Libertarian Party events?

It doesn't get any whiter and male than libertarianism, it is almost pure white.

Try 94% non-Hispanic white, and few females, and few of what we think of as religious, and many anti-religious.

42 posted on 04/26/2014 6:10:21 PM PDT by ansel12 ((Libertarianism offers the transitory concepts and dialogue to move from conservatism, to liberalism)
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To: Bigtigermike

Bite me Ru Paul. Loser.


43 posted on 04/26/2014 6:10:37 PM PDT by VRWC For Truth (Roberts has perverted the Constitution)
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44 posted on 04/26/2014 6:11:31 PM PDT by Junk Silver
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To: Bigtigermike

No reason he can’t go to some Nation of Islam meetings.

Won’t see a single paleface there except for himself.

Maybe he’ll fee l better about that.

As long as he stays there, we will too.


45 posted on 04/26/2014 6:11:51 PM PDT by Regulator
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To: Norm Lenhart

Ok give up. Good strategy.


46 posted on 04/26/2014 6:11:53 PM PDT by DManA
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To: Bigtigermike

Hell, back in the 50’s when you attended any event it was all White People and a smattering of Blacks then, either North, South, West or East.

LBJ changed all that.


47 posted on 04/26/2014 6:11:57 PM PDT by 353FMG
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To: ObamahatesPACoal

Hispanics who become Protestant Christians, also start voting more republican.

Hispanic Protestants voted 56% republican in 2004, and 48% republican in 2008.


48 posted on 04/26/2014 6:13:18 PM PDT by ansel12 ((Libertarianism offers the transitory concepts and dialogue to move from conservatism, to liberalism)
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To: Bigtigermike

Senator, why don’t you just admit you’re a big time Libertarian and you only joined the GOP, as your father did, to get a more visible platform. You’re not fooling anyone sir. The big tent approach you advocate is the typical message from our good friends the RINOS. A few days ago I could stomach voting for this guy for president but now I know what a huge mistake that would be. He’s showing his true Libertarian stripes.


49 posted on 04/26/2014 6:13:47 PM PDT by dowcaet
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To: DManA

What the hell are you on about? We have been doing exactly what you suggest for decades. Where have you been? And why bitch at me? We ARE DOING WHAT YOU WANT NOW AND HAVE BEEN.


50 posted on 04/26/2014 6:15:00 PM PDT by Norm Lenhart (How's that 'lesser evil' workin' out for ya?)
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