GOP study calls for changes to halt presidential losing streak

  1. A smug, uncaring, ideologically rigid national Republican Party is turning off the majority of American voters, with stale policies that have changed little in 30 years and an image that alienates minorities and the young, according to an internal GOP study.

    That blunt assessment on the state of Republicanism at the national level comes from a major new report, out Monday, that will likely shake up an already battered party. It was commissioned by the head of the Republican National Committee in the wake of Mitt Romney's defeat last year.

    Without offering detailed policy prescriptions, the 98-page report calls on the party to "smartly change course," modernize itself and develop "a more welcoming brand of conservatism that invites and inspires new people to visit us." ...,5301566.story
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  3. by   herring_RN
    Republicans Take Stock of Losses, Map Strategy to Retake the White House

  4. by   leslie :-D
    i LOVE their acronym of Growth and Opportunity Project.
    i truly do hope they live up to these new and improved ideals.

  5. by   22gawhitacre
    nice to see leftists so concerned about the future of the Republican party.
  6. by   tewdles
    I listened to the RNC chairman talk about this report and how it was going to improve their national election results.
    It was curious to me that the chairman did not seem to think that they needed a "more conservative brand" associated with the GOP or that their message and platform had any issues with the general voting public.

    It will be interesting to see how this shakes out and whether this party can provide us with robust candidates.
  7. by   leslie :-D
    Quote from 22gawhitacre
    nice to see leftists so concerned about the future of the Republican party.
    no...not concerned at all.

    "curious" would be more applicable.
    very curious.

  8. by   TopazLover
    My biggest concern is that if the continuation of the present course of the GOP was followed we would have an acute shortage of tin foil due to the excessive use of the tin foil hat syndrome.

    I doubt they will stop paying faux news to report as they wish. it will be interesting as the fire ants try to push a more conservative? review of the news.
  9. by   tewdles
    Another thread talks about the Tea Party "Fire Ants" that are promoting an ever more right leaning push in the republican party.
    It seems that they are very embattled internally.
  10. by   mediajunkie650
    The GOP's Post-Election Outreach Hits Some Speed Bumps | TPM

    Ben Carson Rails Against Gays
    "Well, my thoughts are that marriage is between a man and a woman," Carson said. "It's a well-established fundamental pillar of society. And no group, be they gays, be they NAMBLA, be they people who believe in bestiality, it doesn't matter what they are. They don't get to change the definition. So it's not something that's against gays. It's, it's against anybody who wants to come along and change the fundamental definitions of pillars of society. It has significant ramifications."

    RNC Official Calls Homosexuals 'Filthy'
    A Republican National Committeeman in Michigan found himself in hot water over an anti-gay Facebook post. Dave Agema posted an article Wednesday on Facebook that denounced the lifestyle of homosexuals as "filthy." The article went on to list a number of "statistics" about homosexuals, including a claim that "50 percent of suicides can be attributed to homosexuals."

    Congressman Reminisces About 'Wetbacks'
    Later Thursday came news of Rep. Don Young (R-AK) giving an interview to a local radio station, in which he reminisced about "wetbacks" working on his father's ranch in California. "My father had a ranch; we used to have 50-60 wetbacks to pick tomatoes. It takes two people to pick the same tomatoes now. It's all done by machine," Young said on KRBD.

    Oops - I guess these guys didn't get the memo.
  11. by   TopazLover
    Quote from mediajunkie650
    The GOP’s Post-Election Outreach Hits Some Speed Bumps | TPM

    Oops - I guess these guys didn't get the memo.
    The egos are so large that they know it does not mean they have to change.
  12. by   mercyteapot
    If, in fact, the majority of the Republican party are reasonable souls, as my Republican friends keep assuring me is the case, then what needs to happen is that they kick their leadership out and take control of their party. This past election was theirs to lose, and they did so in fairly spectacular fashion. Not that it didn't make me happy, and not that I haven't witnessed my own party self implode repeatedly itself. Say the Republicans hadn't pushed so hard for the far right line and nominated someone more palatable to the moderate Republicans and Democrats? Early on, I could have seen myself voting for Jon Huntsman. Of course, Huntsman's own party wouldn't have him. Still, things might be much different now if that had happened.
  13. by   tewdles
    I absolutely would have given Huntsman a hard look...