More concern trolling by the GOP elite.
In order to win elections we must be left-wing. That’s pretty much what they are saying.
The California GOP must broaden its ethnic and ideological bases and be less rigid on social issues.
Karl Rove, former President George W. Bush‘s chief strategist, told a luncheon of about 500 delegates Saturday that the GOP needs to reflect the diversity of America. “If we do, we’ll succeed.”
U.S. House Majority Whip Kevin McCarthy of Bakersfield, California’s highest-ranking Republican, told the Sacramento Press Club on Friday that the party “should embrace a little bit of libertarianism.”
It’s hard to argue with the numbers.
The Republican Party in this state is 82% white, according to the Public Policy Institute of California. That compares with 56% white for both Democrats and independents. This matters because white views on key issues sometimes are rejected by the rest of the electorate in this ethnically diverse state.
Here are some examples of what they are talking about -
…the Field Poll found last week that only 41% of whites favor granting driver’s licenses to illegal immigrants. But enough Latinos, blacks and Asian Americans favor it so that, overall, 52% of California voters support the idea.
Among Republicans, according to the policy institute, 72% call themselves conservative. But only 17% of Democrats and 32% of independents do.
This pushes the GOP far to the right of the rest of California in its opposition to gun control, same-sex marriage, legalizing marijuana and taking action against global warming, the Field Poll reports.
This next quote is from a GOP ASSEMBLYMAN!!
“I don’t think the Republican Party has a very good message” for Latinos, said freshman GOP Assemblyman Rocky Chavez of Oceanside.
When Latinos hear Republican politicians demand that the government “‘secure the border,’” Chavez continued, “right there, you just cut off the conversation. Why invite me to dinner but let only half my family in?”
Who wants to turn out the lights??