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Why Republican Minority Outreach Fails

US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Bigotry, GOP Hate, GOP Lies, Maddow, Racism, Video )

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TomCat S (129)
Thursday April 11, 2013, 5:44 am
Not Long ago, Rand Paul embarrassed himself and his party with a condescending attempt to paint the GOP as attractive to Latinos. Yesterday he was outright insulting, when he embarrassed himself and his party to black students at Howard University. Republican minority outreach has one problem. To succeed, Republicans must convince minority communities that obviously racist GOP policy is not at all racist.

Past Member (0)
Thursday April 11, 2013, 6:16 am
Thanks for sharing.

divergent revolution (309)
Thursday April 11, 2013, 6:58 am
They have an out reach program????
I thought they hung out with hunters and sheiks

Terrie W (798)
Thursday April 11, 2013, 8:05 am
Rethug Fascist Outreach = Pay No Attention To That Man Behind The Curtain.....

RFO = We'll Make You An Offer You Can't Refuse....Even If You Want To....Because We Will Gerrymander The District You Live In

RFO = If You Are Braindead Enough To Believe Our Bullsh**, You Deserve To Get What You Vote For

And finally trhe really offensive Tea Bagger/Rethug/Fascist Bast**d mentality......(and yes, this is what really comes out of their mouths when they think they are amongst like minded inbreeders......)

RFO = We Are NOT Racist.....We Hate ALL Non-Whites And Non-Heteros Equally (Insert Worse Racially Derogatory Slur Words Possible Here)....But We Love To Take You Money..However Little You May Have And Make You Feel Lucky That's All We Take.

Gloria picchetti (304)
Thursday April 11, 2013, 8:15 am
Everything they do is against all people except wealthy people so who else listens to them?

Chris C (152)
Thursday April 11, 2013, 8:53 am
Rand Paul is an idiot! He fits in well with his party!

Gene J (290)
Thursday April 11, 2013, 10:46 am
"So in his speech today, he asked, "How did the party that elected the first black U.S. senator, the party that elected the first 20 African-American congressmen, become a party that now loses 95 percent of the black vote? How did the Republican Party, the party of the Great Emancipator, lose the trust and faith of an entire race?"

Well, that is easy. They never were that party. The article explains it perfectly. Republicans, conservatives, combined with racist democratic dixiecrats and became the party of bigotry, hatred, division and wealth. What on earth does he think they have in common with the average American, let alone the average American minority? Nothing. They have been what they are since the Civil Rights Act, which they fought tooth and nail for many years after its passage. Does he think no one is alive who remembers that history? He's wrong on that score too. Perhaps he thinks that simply saying the words changes his ways? His voting record says otherwise. The party of NO has nothing in common with the average American's experience, even less with any minorities experience and I include the LGBT community in that group. Their real problem is that there aren't all that many rich old white males left and never will be again. They can stay "conservative", whatever the blazes that means to them now other than protecting the 1%, or they can abandon racist, obstructionist, anti-free everything, their war on women and they will STILL never again be a majority in this country. They are as close to extinction, thank heaven, as any other useless appendage anywhere. They are now part of history, though they certainly don't seem to recognize that, precognition not being one of their strengths either, nor even the ability to look two years into the future. They're toast, anachronisms, relics of a shameful past that have long outlived their usefulness, if indeed they ever had any. Good riddance, we'll all be better off when this part of American history lives on only in history books.

P A (117)
Thursday April 11, 2013, 10:48 am
Nameless I wish I had your gift for a pithy sentence that was gorgeous!! TomCat thanks for the precis on how Democrats and Repuglicons came to their current positions re race and the Civil Rights Act.

I can't mention Rand without steam coming out of my ears nasty little man!

pam w (139)
Thursday April 11, 2013, 11:00 am
This article makes me think of a hundred "B" movies with the following college boy unexpectedly pays attention to poor farmer's daughter, convinces her he LOVES her, seduces her and leaves her crying in the dust when he goes back to his smirking buddies the next day.

Minorities aren't stupid.....I'll bet they've seen these movies, too.


Uh, huh.

Winn A (179)
Thursday April 11, 2013, 11:16 am
All I can say is please vote all republicans out of office in every election in every state.

David C (29)
Thursday April 11, 2013, 11:23 am

Why Republican Minority Outreach Fails, because we keep asking WHY??

Jae A (316)
Thursday April 11, 2013, 12:28 pm
Again, I concur Winn/Pam/Gene and others so far on this thread !

Big thing is that the GOP really don't understand that minorities aren't the stupid people they believe them to be.....Personally I think they should look in the miror to see what stupid really looks like...and their past/present racist history should give them a clue as to why thing aren't working out the way they wish when it comes to minorities/

Right on David !

Barbara Tomlinson (431)
Thursday April 11, 2013, 2:58 pm
"How did the party that elected the first black U.S. senator, the party that elected the first 20 African-American congressmen....."
That was during the Reconstruction period, right after the Civil War.
The Ku Klux Klan and Violence and Lynchings and Terror against the Black Community, the premature withdrawal of Federal Troops {so they couldn't prevent the violence}, and Jim Crow laws, Poll Tax laws, and keeping Black people from voting - that brought the Democrats {Dixiecrats} to power in the South, for generations, and ensured that NO MORE BLACK CONGRESSMEN WOULD BE ELECTED. {While Black people weren't even allowed to vote, or, in many instances, own land or hold public office - they would have been KILLED for that presumption!} The KKK acted as "enforcers" for White Society in general... and the North, the Democrats, the White Republicans, and the Federal Government, just looked the other way... for decades and decades...
Then, when the Democrats were under pressure by the Civil Rights Movement - the Repugs, under Nixon, made their move to CATCH THE "CONSERVATIVE" VOTE IN THE SOUTH... NATURALLY, all the newly-re-enfranchised Black People, were going to vote for the more "liberal" Dems, that sponsored their Voting Rights... the Rethugs, all that was left for them, were the disgruntled Whites, former Dixiecrats... those who were DISMAYED by the changes taking place...

David C (133)
Thursday April 11, 2013, 3:52 pm
....easy.....maybe because the Greedy Old (almost all) White (and male) Politicians.....only work for the rich and famous and insult anyone who needs a little help....doesn't think we should invest in cities, minorities, etc, etc, etc......

Yvonne White (229)
Thursday April 11, 2013, 4:21 pm
ROFL!!!!!! He actually tried to rewrite History at Howard University?!! I'm surprised he didn't wear black-face to help him "relate"!!!!!!

Sandra ;atterson (59)
Thursday April 11, 2013, 5:36 pm
noted,thank you

Lynn Squance (235)
Thursday April 11, 2013, 11:09 pm
I find this entire outreach programme by the Republican/Teabaggers to be nothing but an attempt to buy minority votes! Were I an American minority voter, I'd say show me a track record of minority inclusiveness. Talk is cheap and actions speak louder than words.

Wasn't it Rmoney who accused Mr Obama of buying votes with financial incentives (social programmes) during the campaign?

The Republican/Teabaggers have a lengthy record of trying to rewrite history. Pig shit has less stink than the Republican/Teabagger minority outreach programme.

TomCat S (129)
Friday April 12, 2013, 4:20 am
Thanks everyone. Kudos to Terry, Gene, BMutiny Lynn and more. As a history buff, I enjoyed debunking Idiot's lies about how black people became Democrats.

David Johnson (13)
Friday April 12, 2013, 8:40 am
I almost fell on the floor laughing when I heard this. The scary thing is, I really think that dumbass believes
what he is saying!
As usual, Thanks Tom Cat!

Jason R (67)
Friday April 12, 2013, 11:12 am
They soil our pants and tell us it's raining. Paul has joined the rights con artist club.

Mary T (178)
Friday April 12, 2013, 6:21 pm
He wants us to forget the party's recent history and his own. Not a chance.

Carol H (229)
Tuesday April 16, 2013, 6:18 pm
noted, thanks Tom

Robert B (60)
Monday May 20, 2013, 4:01 pm
The GOP needs to reach out to the thousands of alienated moderates they pushed out. Rand and his ilk are a big joke and seems to be really, really clueless, THEY are the minority and no longer relevant.
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