This article just sent my blood pressure up: the audacity of priebus and the gop establishment. what a smack in the face to we conservatives and more importantly Sarah Palin. Apparently he did not listen to her speech. Did she not say "we do not need to rebrand the party?"
Mar 17, 2:49 PM EDT
RNC to spend $10 million to reach minorities
By PHILIP ELLIOTT
AP Photo/CHRIS USHER
RNC to spend $10 million to reach minorities
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Reeling from back-to-back presidential
losses and struggling to cope with the country's changing racial and
ethnic makeup, the Republican National Committee plans to spend $10
million this year to send hundreds of party workers into Hispanic, black
and Asian communities to promote its brand among voters who
overwhelmingly supported Democrats in 2012.
chairman Reince Priebus on Sunday also proposed shortening the
presidential nominating calendar in 2016 and limiting the number of
primary-season debates to avoid the self-inflicted damage from
inside-party squabbling on the eventual nominee. Priebus' top-to-bottom
changes include picking the moderators for the debates and then crowning
the nominee as early as June so he or she could begin a general
election campaign as quickly as possible.
"Mitt Romney was a sitting duck for two months over the summer," Priebus said of the 2012 GOP nominee.
will include hundreds of people - paid - across the country, from
coast-to-coast, in Hispanic, African American, Asian communities,
talking about our party, talking about our brand, talking about what we
believe in, going to community events, going to swearing-in ceremonies,
being a part of the community on an ongoing basis, paid for by the
Republican National Committee, to make the case for our party and our
candidates," Priebus said.
That move was part
of the recommendations included in a monthslong look at what went wrong
in 2012. Priebus tapped a handful of respected party leaders to examine
how the GOP could better talk with voters, raise money from donors and
learn from Democrats' tactics. Priebus also asked the group to examine
how they could work with independent groups such as super political
Ari Fleischer, White House press secretary under former president
George W. Bush, and Sally Bradshaw, a veteran strategist and top adviser
to former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, were among those leading the inquiry.
Republican National Committeeman Henry Barbour, a GOP strategist and
nephew of former Mississippi Gov. Haley Barbour, was also part of the
group. RNC members Zori Fonalledas of Puerto Rico and Glenn McCall of
rounded out the five-person committee that listened to Republicans'
ideas and frustrations.
Those leaders heard from 50,000 rank-and-file members about how to respond to the nation's shifting demographics.
Priebus planned a full-scale rollout of their recommendations Monday, although the proposals are far from a done deal. They would have to win the approval of the 168-member Republican National Committee and then each state's election chief would have to abide by the party's proposed calendar or face consequences, such as losing voting delegates to the nominating convention. The states previously have ignored such penalties.
said the party review recommended downplaying its internal divisions
among candidates, which forced Romney to take more conservative
positions on issues such as immigration
during his quest to capture the party's nomination. In all, Priebus
counted 23 debates among his party's crowded field of contenders, and
there were a handful of other events - including a Newt Gingrich-Herman
Cain faceoff in Texas - that distracted from their main task of
"Our primary process was way
too long... I think we had way too many debates with our candidates
slicing and dicing each other," Priebus said, adding that under his
proposal the party would pick the networks that would host the debates
and journalists who would question the candidates.
would limit the debate to a reasonable amount, maybe seven or eight.
But not 23. It's ridiculous," Priebus said. "While we were playing
footsy debating each other 23 times, what was the other side doing? ...
They were actually getting the
polls indicated Obama carried female, black, Hispanic and Asian voting
blocs. He also won among voters under the age of 45 and those who lived
in mid- to large-sized cities.
troubles for the GOP in a nation that is increasingly diverse. The
latest census data and polling from The Associated Press suggest
non-Hispanic whites will lose their majority in the next generation,
somewhere around the year 2043.
elections, Republicans enjoyed the biggest midterm gains since 1938 and
became the majority party in the U.S. House. Yet two years later,
Democrats captured the biggest prize in American politics, the
presidency, and picked up seats in both of Congress' chambers. Despite
solid fundraising from the party and quick work from Romney after he won
the nomination, the GOP couldn't overcome Obama's four-year head start
and on-the-ground organization.
become a party that parachutes into communities four months before an
election," Priebus said. "The Obama campaign lived in these communities
Priebus spoke with CBS' "Face the Nation."
Off track but........Sarah's back, and will have to be reckoned with. Not that she ever left. Sorry, repubs. you pissed her off.........You needed to look a little closer at her Alaskan bona fides. because......... you're next!
Fantastic slogan. In your face, establishment GOPers! I don't Facebook, but I retweeted it and marked it as a favorite.
@RayBrown1 The problem with the GOP, is largely the GOPe. A ‘beheading’ might be an even better analogy.
Bye GOP. And I enjoyed her telling off the "architects" as well.
If someone's going to do something, let it be her.
@Jayrae Posted it on FB, along with her speech and videos of today.
I love it!
all over the heartland........ She is the sledgehammer candidate that will tear down the socialist, communist, muslim agenda. Say goodbye to Karl, Kraut and the Marx brothers (Eric, ValJar), and the Obamanation that is our current political class. Woo-hoo!
@LIBERTYUSA I don't think so. The woman is sick, and I mean that in a physical manner. I think she will be a room temperature by then, or if not, incapacitated.
In your dreams americalsgt! No matter how you preach insignificance in your snarky sick manner, Sarah Palin will be in the forefront for a long time..........so go preach to your fellow progressives as you have to watch her maintain a leading role in the tidal wave conservative movement coming your way.
@PAWatcher Thank you. Since most people know that Hillary is ill, and Sarah isn't - I just figured, and for the most part on RS everyone is pretty much on the same page, so there's no need to react in the same way as you or I would do on fox nation where I go now and then to better know the enemy. You have a good day now. It's St. Patrick's Day. Time to plant the peas.
Hey americalsgt, hope you reread your comment and can see how the mistake could have arisen. Name names! and I won't have to get het up and defensive.
Sorry about the crossed wires americalsgt, I agree with your post wholeheartedly if hillary was featured in your remark. You have my sincere apology.
@PAWatcher I'm waiting for my apology
@PAWatcher Sorry, but you are confused . A> I am not Snarky, and B> I was referring to Hilary, who is I believe very ill and will not be around. I like Sarah just fine. Now apologize.
@LIBERTYUSA Actually Hilary Clinton is the one person I don't want running on the Dem ticket. The Clintons worry me and I don't know why?
I hear you.
To me, Bill is such a manipulative snake. He can be so charming that many Dem's might vote for Hil just to have him hanging around.
@poljunke pol see my response to toongoon above :)
If you watched Palins speech live or caught it on the replay, you witnessed a tour du force presentation! She went after the Washington elites in both parties, ripped Obama and Rove new ones, went for the throat of the liberal media, spit in Nanny Bloombergs face, and in general was her normal human dynamo self.
If she didn't already have a target on her back, after todays speech, it grew huge!
While not the speech of a candidate just yet, she wasn't far from it. Is she gearing up for a run? It would seem likely, but as we have come to know about Palin, she builds a plan and then works that plan.
She asked for unity within the various facets of the conservative and republican groups. She kicked the door wide open on leadership and asked us to follow through it with her.
My overall take? Sarah Palin, 45th President of the United States, is nearing reality. Just sayin'.
@virginiagentleman1 VG? This is the kind of person we the people need to lead America from this malaise.
Also, and more importantly, it's great to see you up and doing good.
Mac, my life will end at the very moment God has determined that it will, but I thank you for the very kind words.
But America MUST continue, for our children, for our grandchildren and our descendents down thru the ages. America is what is most important my friend.
A person like Palin only comes along rarely in our history. Will she run? I truly don't know, but I hope so. VG
@virginiagentleman1 Unitil I hear it from her lips that she is running I'm not getting my hopes up. But I sure hope she does :)
@virginiagentleman1 Hi VG, yes it was a speech which will ring through the ages and I thought it was the speech of a leader, a leader who in due course and God's time will be a candidate.
Doing GREAT, WOLF!
The device I had implanted last Thursday, March 7th has me feeling like a kid again! It tells my heart WHEN to beat, will restart my heart if it stops, and will shock my socks off if my heart goes into arrhythmia. I feel 24, not 64!
As for Palin, I think we got a winner my brother! VG
Wolf, my old friend, before my heart attack, I felt as you did, 63 and feeling like 83! Please get a check up and soon, okay! If I had spent a few hundred dollars a year ago, perhaps my heart would be in better shape. Now, with over a million dollars in my chest, my part is over $200,000! (You may have noticed that I have excellent 20/20 hindsight!)
As for Palin, Wolf, I believe that she is gearing up for a run. She gave a campaign style speech that took the establishment elites in both parties to task and ripped them apart. Gotta love it! She put herself squarely in their sights and did so on purpose. Who does that, if they aren't considering a run at the highest office? VG
I'd been keeping up reading your posts here and there, although as far as posts go I just don't on c4p. I don't even know if they banned me or not, too many old friends now absent (as well as some old foes) anyway. I have to laugh, with pleasure, at your attitude, for I am 63 and feel 83...and about at the end of my rope. Different strokes and all.
Sarah is a winner, but I am not sure she wants to be President. Couldn't blame her if not, and I think she will remain active in some capacity. Maybe she'd be better off just not. There's an awful amount of hatred and stupidity out there now, more than any other time in my life, I think, and that's saying something (as you know, you have lived through the same stuff as I). Well, the short spurt of hope from her speech feels nice. As long as it lasts.
@virginiagentleman1 I've been worried about you, VG. I'm am so glad to hear this!