WASHINGTON — Former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice says the Republican Party must adapt better to rapidly changing demographics in the United States, saying the GOP sent "mixed messages" in the election campaign on immigration and women's issues. Rice tells "CBS This Morning" the changing face of America "really necessitates" new thinking. She says, quote, "When you send mixed messages, sometimes people hear only one side of that." Rice says the GOP came close to matching the Democrats in the popular vote. But she also acknowledges that "clearly we are losing important segments" of the
Comments: The GOP stood no chance against the fraud utilized by the vicious, corrupt Chicago thugs. It wouldn't have mattered what "message" the GOP sent. I remember 0bama early on November 6 stating firmly he was going to win. I doubt that was just because of over confidence.
Condition weren't you out there campaigning for Romney and the Republicans? Did you send a mixed message, who exactly sent a mixed message? It also doesn't matter what the issue is when your looking at a fiscal cliff.
No. Poor leadership, a primary proces that showed Conservatives how poorly the GOP think of them, a candidate who is a good man but a bad candidate, and an ineffective, wimpy, "we're moderate" party philosophy is what is what has taken the GOP one step closer to extinction.
The only question at this point is whether the repubs will finish caving before or after the New Year.
Republicans have to be careful with the way they present their platform. 'I will get rid of Obamacare' sounds good to conservatives, but it scares the dumb masses. The comments by Akin and Mourdock just totally scare the DM, and are used by the left dems, and broadcast far and wide by the old media, in painting conservatives as extreme. You have to explain to the DM why your message is better for them. You can't just leave these proclamations hanging out there. And you have to refute, immediately, any falsehood by the left and the old media. It's hard to get your message out there as the old media will not give conservatives a fair shake, but you have to try.
agree w OP. Still, the Donks find it difficult to cheat in the vast range of House elections, formally the holders of the purse. It should be fun to keep reminding the Donks of that. Listen, can we at last do the Constitution WebTV? It would raise spirits. Will involve a lot of explanations about what a pain in the neck NY is, and always has been. Lucianne or RNC fundraiser? It should be a Reconciliation, with everybody in it. Steyn as Patrick Henry, Coulter as Alexander Hamilton, and Gov Palin as Roger Sherman.
Another "Electable" Republican Moderate candidate who lost. Loser Moderate Republicans won't be happy until they can just vote for the Democrat. Once again the cries of Moderation have cost us an election. On the bright side we get to do the whole dance all over again in four years because Republican Moderates, unlike Conservatives, have proven themselves incapable of admitting they are wrong, wrong, wrong.
The message was not wrong at all! Life and the sanctity of new life is precious in the eyes of God. Conservatives (as opposed to many in the GOP) do not believe that abortion is an attractive alternative to HIGH MORAL STANDARDS. What the hell is wrong with people? If we sacrifice our principles, we throw God into the street. Only those who live decent lives will be blessed with freedom. Right now, God is on most people's back burner, but he will yet prevail and many will be sorry that they trashed his sacred word.
The “mixed message” was introduced by the media. One idiot makes a clueless comment about conception, next thing you know, all conservatives think the same thing. Someone introduces the idea that Romney is going to take your rubbers away and it becomes a fact everywhere but Fox and Lucianne. Liberals nearly universally believe the world will end if we don’t stop producing coal and oil. As a result, a little more than half the country, it seems, are delusional. We will see if four more years will smarten them up, or make them even worse.
What is so revolting about the simple idea of smaller government, more freedom and less taxes? What is so difficult about strengthening our commitment to the constitution? Oh I get it, we need to pander to uneducated liberals to get their vote. Please tell me, Condi, how would the GOP convince the Obamaphone lady to vote for them? maybe promise her a free iphone with a better data plan??
Is this what the American political process has come to? Kissing the arse of every Balkanized enclave with the "I'll fight for you" slogan? The unwashed masses now outnumber the the last generation of Americans still pleading for a Constitutional Republic based on equal rights for all. Condi's suggestion is an insult to that principle.
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Donna M, 11/9/2012 11:38:03 AM (No. 9002569)
I am so sick of this talk about how we have to change for the immigrants. We are failing to look at what uncontrolled immigration, H1-B programs (which collapsed American wages) and lack of acculturation of the immigrants we already has done. Color votes for color--get over it.Against all economic logic and reason.
Reasons why: 1) Too many immigrants are 'global (fill in the nationality)' and are weakly committed to the US for starters. Doesn't matter if they are hard-working. Mentality remains in the old country, no interest in really being more than superficially American. 2) They brought in their 'tribal' perspective, expectations of corruption, prejudices and working the system from Asia, the Indian subcontinent, Latin America and the Middle East, and are imposing it here. 3) We failed in acculturating them
I speak as the daughter and granddaughter of immigrants, who largely ended their ties with the 'old country' when they came through Ellis Island. We need to drastically wind down immigration, make citizenship meaningful by making it a difficult, long process, end H-1B programs, and not let down OUR standards.
She is correct. The two Republican, male Senate candidates who decided to pontificate about rape caused great damage. And the message of "repeal Obamacare" only resonated with the base. A far better message would have been "fix Obamacare". People like having their kids covered through age 25; no longer do they have to worry if little Joey wants to take a semester off to work to earn money for school, or if he needs to drop down to 6 hours one semester due to a health problem or family emergency, or if he has trouble finding a starter job that provides health insurance. "Repeal Obamacare", to such families, sounds like, "I've got mine...so who cares if your kids are having trouble landing a steady job in this economy?"
#18, yes Akin and Mourdock caused great damage. No greater damage than establishment big government Republicans like Condi Rice who despise conservatives. Either they decide to embrace us PUBLICLY as an important part of the base, recognize it as THE reason for 2010 midterm election success or just expect to keep losing.
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