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Sat Mar 2, 2013, 08:39 PM

Rove: GOP needs candidates that reflect diversity

GOP strategist Karl Rove says California Republicans need to "get up off of the mat" and find new ways to reach voters if they are to regain popularity in the nation's most populous state.

Rove's speech Saturday at the state party convention referred to the party's recent deep losses in the state.

He says the state GOP needs to focus on larger themes of restoring jobs and reducing government spending, and that the party must recruit candidates who reflect the diversity of the country, and in particular California.

By next year, Hispanics will overtake whites as the state's largest demographic group.

Rove says that rebuilding would be "a big task," but noted Texas as an example. Once a Democratic stronghold, Texas elected Republicans to 95 of 150 state House seats.

Source: http://www.theeagle.com/news/nation/article_326fc457-e281-5737-822a-9e3b108a3d68.html

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Reply Rove: GOP needs candidates that reflect diversity (Original post)
TexasTowelie Mar 2013 OP
Frustratedlady Mar 2013 #1
The Velveteen Ocelot Mar 2013 #2
winter is coming Mar 2013 #3
graham4anything Mar 2013 #4
Permanut Mar 2013 #5
jmowreader Mar 2013 #9
DFW Mar 2013 #6
Cosmocat Mar 2013 #18
Post removed Mar 2013 #20
no_hypocrisy Mar 2013 #7
Rozlee Mar 2013 #17
rdharma Mar 2013 #8
zbdent Mar 2013 #10
Proud Liberal Dem Mar 2013 #12
Proud Liberal Dem Mar 2013 #11
Thor_MN Mar 2013 #13
CobaltBlue Mar 2013 #14
blkmusclmachine Mar 2013 #15
Rosa Luxemburg Mar 2013 #16
Jamaal510 Mar 2013 #19

Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Sat Mar 2, 2013, 08:48 PM

1. Dear God, isn't he gone yet?

I was hoping we'd seen the end of Rove. The party is worse off than I thought if that's all they have to advise them.

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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Sat Mar 2, 2013, 08:49 PM

2. Except that most "diverse" candidates don't want to belong to a party

dominated by people who hate them. Good luck with that, KKKarl.

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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Sat Mar 2, 2013, 08:51 PM

3. Actually, they need candidates that reflect reality.

True reality, not the bullshit spin reality the GOP tries to sustain.

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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Sat Mar 2, 2013, 09:03 PM

4. Diversity to Karl Rove who wants his family back on top again

 

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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Sat Mar 2, 2013, 09:12 PM

5. I agree with Karl..

More diversity would be a great thing. For example, there are some creationists who believe the earth is 6.000 years old, and there are some who believe it could be as much as 10,000. They should make their tent big enough to accommodate both dates.

And politically, there are some who believe the wall on the Mexican border should be 10 feet high, and some say 20. They can just agree to disagree on that, can't they?

Some, of course, believe Prez Obama is the worst president ever, and some say Carter. They should go with the big tent on that, and stop quibbling; it's clear that one of them is the worst, right?

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Response to Permanut (Reply #5)

Sat Mar 2, 2013, 10:44 PM

9. No, no...

They can make the wall 10 feet high in some places and 20 in others...this way, the company in TJ that makes eleven-foot ladders and the company in Ensenada that makes 21-foot ladders will both have work.

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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Sat Mar 2, 2013, 09:33 PM

6. GOP version of "diversity:"

Crazy and crazier.

I'm from Texas. Believe me, I know!

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Response to DFW (Reply #6)

Sun Mar 3, 2013, 09:58 AM

18. darker skinned

is what he means.

preferably capable of not spewing incredibly stupid things when they open their mouths, but that is optional.

The point isn't WHAT they say or how the think or view the world.

He simply is letting any sell out with dark skin willing to be a conservative hero to run for office while still slogging ahead with their plan to destroy the country.

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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Sat Mar 2, 2013, 09:45 PM

7. Is Rove already grooming Jeb's son, George P. Bush, for his

birthright government position?

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Response to no_hypocrisy (Reply #7)

Sun Mar 3, 2013, 01:29 AM

17. *Groan*

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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Sat Mar 2, 2013, 09:46 PM

8. Diversity? What's Rove talking about?!!!!

 

Heck! The GOP is already FULL of diverse old white folks!

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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Sat Mar 2, 2013, 10:47 PM

10. Kinda hard to attract minorities to your party

when you insult them by implying that they're only where they are due to "affirmative action".

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Response to zbdent (Reply #10)

Sat Mar 2, 2013, 11:17 PM

12. Or that they are "takers" or "moochers" to boot

n/t

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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Sat Mar 2, 2013, 11:16 PM

11. Once again

Rove proves that he doesn't understand what the real problems facing Republicans is. It's not the skin color of the speaker (there are plenty of white Democrats), it's not the messaging, it's the POLICIES! And most people will (rightly) reject the policies whether they're touted by blacks, hispanics, gays, etc.


Not that I hope they ever actually figure it out...........

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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Sun Mar 3, 2013, 12:04 AM

13. Rove wants candidates that APPEAR to be diverse, but hold the same lame ass values

 

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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Sun Mar 3, 2013, 12:19 AM

14. . . .

 

No. 1 problem with the Republican Party is ... the party.

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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Sun Mar 3, 2013, 12:29 AM

15. GOP "Diversity": 30 shades of white.

 

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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Sun Mar 3, 2013, 12:53 AM

16. Oh wow Rove is just getting it after all these years

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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Sun Mar 3, 2013, 11:10 PM

19. The problem here, Karl, is that

your party doesn't want to do the things that are actually necessary to win us over. It's not enough just to put some non-white faces in speaking roles or in GOP primaries. There are plenty of issues for you to jump on that the Democrats haven't already, and it would be wise to at least moderate your stances. For example, campaigning on ending the Drug War or campaigning on lower taxes while leaving out the religious extremism wouldn't be a bad idea. But, no. You just want to continue enraging more voters than you attract.
You brought this on yourselves.

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