Monday, March 18, 2013

RNC Poll says Party is Smug, Uncaring and Ideologically Rigid. And that's just the good news...

This GOP study might be an appropriate warning, but they will not change. Fine with me:
jsonline: A smug, uncaring, ideologically rigid national Republican Party is turning off the majority of American voters, with stale policies that have changed little in 30 years and an image that alienates minorities and the young, according to an internal GOP study.

That blunt assessment on the state of Republicanism at the national level comes from a major new report, released Monday, that will likely shake up an already battered party. It was commissioned by the head of the Republican National Committee in the wake of Mitt Romney's defeat last year.

Without offering detailed policy prescriptions, the 98-page report calls on the party to "smartly change course," modernize itself and develop "a more welcoming brand of conservatism that invites and inspires new people to visit us."

"Unless changes are made, it will be increasingly difficult for Republicans to win another presidential election in the near future," the report concludes.
Believe it or not, slow learner and bumbling RNC Chair Reince Piebus came right out and admitted that the party's next tactic is to "pay" people to hang out with minorities to spread their propaganda. Paid to be a part of minority communities. Would I kid you? Face the Nation host Bob Scheifer couldn't believe what he was hearing. Apparently, Reince is still worried about all those "unscripted moments" when Republicans say what they mean. Unintentionally funny stuff:

Here's more of the studies rollicking recommendations:

"The Republican Party needs to stop talking to itself," the study says. "We have become expert in how to provide ideological reinforcement to like-minded people, but devastatingly we have lost the ability to be persuasive with, or welcoming to, those who do not agree with us on every issue."

The report calls on Republicans to counter the party's image as an arm of business. It says Republicans should "blow the whistle at corporate malfeasance and attack corporate welfare. We should speak out when a company liquidates itself and its executives receive bonuses but rank-and-file workers are left unemployed. We should speak out when CEOs receive tens of millions of dollars in retirement packages but middle-class workers have not had a meaningful raise in years."

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