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GOP – “Too white, too right and too uptight” says a veteran political consultant

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California GOP

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.

LA TIMES

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?”

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Who wants to turn out the lights??

» 17 Comments

  1. Reiuxcat

    March 4th, 2013

    I need to get my chubby butt back to Texas.

    It’s time to succeed.

    All my friends living in the lands of the left, please accept my invitation to join us. There’s plenty of room.

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  2. Wraith

    March 4th, 2013

    Anyone who takes Karl “the Assassin” Rove seriously has problems I can’t help them with.

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  3. scr_north

    March 4th, 2013

    GOP Assemblyman Rocky Chavez:

    “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?”

    Well if they didn’t come in through the front door invited but rather hopped the fence in the back, jimmied a window into the basement, hid out for a few years before suddenly joining the family at the dining room table I probably wouldn’t invite them to dinner either. What a jerk.

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  4. MaryfromMarin

    March 4th, 2013

    @scr_north–

    That was the quote I was going to comment on, also.

    Heck, Rocky, I don’t mind them coming to dinner—but a dinner invitation is not justification for someone to move in permanently. Why do you have so much trouble differentiating between the two? Do YOUR dinner guests stay forever?

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  5. RANDO

    March 4th, 2013

    If the Republican Party keeps moving to the left, what use are they?
    We might as well go down the terlet with the Dimocrats!

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  6. grayscape

    March 4th, 2013

    Rove is the posterboy for everything wrong with the GOP.

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  7. RANDO

    March 4th, 2013

    P.S. Would that be the same consultant(s) that lost us the last election??

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  8. aleon

    March 4th, 2013

    “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.”

    So you want us to turn hard left to more align ourselves with the state of California? Are you kidding me?

    “Why invite me to dinner but let only half my family in?”

    Maybe because I can only afford to feed so many?
    Maybe because it’s people like you who are invited but then decide to invite your whole family?

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  9. Left Coast Dan

    March 4th, 2013

    I remember when the Republican party of the 1850s and 1860s decided that it needed to be more inclusive, so they could get some of the pro-slavery vote instead of fighting for its values. Yeah, that’s how we accomplished so much.

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  10. Bad Brad

    March 4th, 2013

    All you fellow California’s know they are considering an exit tax right? The race is on.

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  11. MaryfromMarin

    March 4th, 2013

    As for the question, “Will the GOP ever regain power in California politics?” my answer is probably not, unless they mutate into something else entirely (which they seem to be working on).

    This state is lost to common sense, tradition, integrity, and values, which are non-negotiable elements, IMHO. If these are not active and acknowledged parts of the foundation of my political party, I see litle reason to remain in it.

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  12. Anonymous

    March 4th, 2013

    “When Latinos hear Republican politicians demand that the government “‘secure the border,’””…

    they should realize that IT’S IN THEIR OWN INTEREST! Because it’s safer for everyone when terrorists, criminals and others who jeopardize the lives of them and their families ARE NOT ALLOWED INTO THE COUNTRY.

    That’s the argument the GOP needs to make, not loosen their already flimsy grip on the border.

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  13. Mary Jane Anklestraps

    March 4th, 2013

    When I read, “The California GOP…”, I quit reading. Then my eyes rolled.

    THERE
    IS
    NO
    CALIFORNIA
    GOP
    PERIOD

    They are Democrats and they need to officially join them and stop wasting the CONSERVATIVE’S time and money.

    Stop funding the GOP in ALL states. Fuck em.

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  14. Mary Jane Anklestraps

    March 4th, 2013

    PS.

    One day, they’re going to find Karl Rove floating in a hot tub at a gay resort in Las Vegas.

    Y’all heard me.

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  15. F U

    March 4th, 2013

    I’m not going to apologize for being white.

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  16. jtb02348

    March 4th, 2013

    In a country founded by straight, white, males…well that’s too funny for words. You people shouldn’t believ anything these people say ever. Where exactly this puts Jesus Christ, who was white and ruddy (Song of Solomon 5:10), is a bit funny. Then again, Americans don’t want Jesus Christ or the 10 Commandments running them. So He will erect a bunch of devils to run you since YOU wont be run by Him. Light rejected is lightning.

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  17. MNHawk

    March 5th, 2013

    “Who wants to turn out the lights??”

    Apparently the “Republican” who says that to win elections, we need to appeal to the stupid, and implement policies to change the weather…by limiting energy production.

    That’s who.

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