Friday, November 9, 2012

Interesting Quote: Condoleezza Rice

"On the immigration issue, which turned out to be very important, and some issues about women too, some mixed messages were sent. And when you send mixed messages through the narrow funnel that is the media spotlight sometimes people hear only one side of that message. Right now for me the most powerful argument is that the changing demographics in the country really necessitates an even bigger tent for the Republican Party.

But when you look at the composition of the electorate, clearly we are losing important segments of that electorate and what we have to do is to appeal to those people not as identity groups but understanding that if you can get the identity issue out of the way then you can appeal on the broader issues that all Americans share concerns for."
Her views on why the GOP lost.

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1 comment:

BosGuy said...

She's correct, but it is not just her who is saying this and it's not exactly rocket science.

I don't take the 2012 election as an endorsement of social progressives like myself as much as I see it a repudiation of the extremely conservative values the Republican Party is now beholden too.