Skip to comments.Steele: GOP Should Reach Out To Gay, Pro-Choice Voters
Posted on 02/02/2009 9:17:17 AM PST by UCFRoadWarrior
Michael Steele, the new chairman of the Republican National Committee wants the GOP to reach out to candidates who support gay marriage and are pro-choice. Steele told Fox's Chris Wallace that it was "important" to reach out to those voters.
WALLACE: You are one of the co-founders of something called the Republican Leadership Council which supports candidates who favor abortion and gay rights.
WALLACE: Does the GOP needs to do a better job of reaching out to people who hold those views?
STEELE: I think -- I think that's an important opportunity for us, absolutely. Within our party we do have those who have that view as well as outside and my partnership with Christy Todd Whittman was an effort to build a bridge between moderates and conservatives.
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*sigh* Will they never learn?
Its important to destroy relationships with all voters ...that way Republicans can continue to lose
Michael Steele, co-founder of the centrist Republican Leadership Council to his conservative critics: “Wake Up People”: http://www.cbn.com/CBNnews/496935.aspx
Reach out and explain how their agenda is wrong.
Steele sees no problem with Roe v Wade. So his outreach to pro-abortion types is understandable.
His out reach to homos is a new revelation.
Is this the leader the GOP needs?
The nomination of McCain and the election of Steele is absolute concrete proof that Republican Party train has left the conservative station.
From Reagan to this in 20 short years I would have thought impossible...
This just proves something I’ve believed for a long time, conservatives are held hostage.
They exhibit all the signs of Stockholm Syndrome.
Any slight hope, and we pounce on it.
Too many know little to nothing about the candidates, and why? We have jobs. We have credit card bills, we have mortgages.
I was jumped a couple of weeks back here at FR for expressing concerns about Steele’s previous statements about the ever loaded proposition of “reaching out”.
“Reaching out” is usually nothing but a nice euphemism for pandering to groups, which was the undoing of the strong GOP that existed up through the 2004 election, before Bush and Rove kicked their “reaching out” into high gear.
I see further losses on the horizon if Steele sets out on a serious program of “reaching out” to every interest group he can find.
What’s wrong with reaching out to gays and prochoicers?
If they want to come on in and vote along with us, it’s the only way we’re ever going to expand our numbers—not by becoming liberals, but saying “You’re welcome to come on in and join us.”
If we’re confident that our ideas are right and when one thinks about them they’re the obvious smart choice, we shouldn’t be afraid of gays and abortionists—whoops, prochoicers—coming along because of our ideas about defense (against Islamofascists, who hate gays and prochoicers), taxes (show them that keeping taxes low empowers the individual), small government, etc.
As long as WE don’t change to attract them, what is the problem?
And if we don’t start adding to our numbers, how are we going to change the current situation? Where are “new” voters going to come from if not from outside the party?
I don’t know about you guys,but I am fed up to HERE with “reaching out”. The only “reaching out” I want to see from so-called conservatives is “reaching out” to embrace Reagan conservatism.
From your link to the 10 things.....
2. He grew up in a family of Democrats.
I guess he has returned to his roots.
I am learning a lot more about him...yikes
So, point out some specific common ground you think will be found between Republicans and pro-choice voters, and pro-gay rights voters.
Tell us how they can be won over to vote Republican.
Here’s an idea:
The only way to maintain a conservative site is to start banning Michael Steele supporters.
Maybe low taxes, a smaller Government???
Now we know why they call him a moderate. Will we hear Steele say that the GOP needs to reach out to the social conservatives it has pushed away? If not, there is no way Republicans will be relevant.
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