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  •  I know. I keep reading how this GOP consultant (6+ / 0-)

    and this former GOP something or other has said that they really must change their tone if they are going to broaden their base. Since when was the problem one of tone???  Did I miss that memo?  What did it say,"hey, people have been commenting on our tone.  Our inflection is creating the impression that we either are ourselves women hating, homophobic, science denying, xenophobes, or we are catering to women hating, homophobic, science denying, xenophobes.  We better not say things the same way anymore". Is that the problem?

    I thought the problem was that those were the actual positions of the Republican Party.  I thought these positions reflected the beliefs of, not just the base, but of the rich guys who use the base to get what they want.  Because, let's face it, if the policies you most want are only going to benefit a tiny fraction of society but you need a much larger fraction of society's support to enact those policies, you aren't looking to attract the brightest bulbs. And if you pursue policies that are only "good" for you but work to the detriment of the rest of your community, then you probably aren't one of the brightest bulbs, either. (Bush, Jack Welch, Donald Trump, Newt Gingrich, etc.)

    So good luck with that "changing your tone" thing, but that isn't really the problem.  The problem is with what you believe not how you say it.  You can find all kinds of nice ways to say how and why you think everyone but you is inferior, but until you find a way to learn and evolve, things aren't going to change for you.

    Just saying.

    •  Superficial is what the GOP is (2+ / 0-)
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      ukit, real world chick

      Basically change the appearance but not underneath.  

      It's all the same bullshit they tried to pull with Michael Steele.  they appointed an African American to try to appeal to other African Americans.  Didn't work out all that well for them.

      They tried it with women.  Nominated Sarah Palin.  She has a uterus, women have a uterus so why wouldn't they vote for her?  Well that worked out just swell for them.  

      Now no doubt they'll be pushing Marco Rubio and Ted Cruz on us in the vain hopes of trying to woo Hispanics.  But at the same time they will have fucknuts like Joe Arapaio and Governor Jan Brewer trying to deport everyone who is brown skinned and other racist pieces of shit like Tom Tancredo and Mary Bono Mack telling us how these Hispanic communities are like third world nations.  

      I predict their efforts will work as spectacularly as their prior attempts at wooing a certain constituency have been.

      This is your world These are your people You can live for yourself today Or help build tomorrow for everyone -8.75, -8.00

      by DisNoir36 on Sat Nov 10, 2012 at 09:37:38 AM PST

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