Reince Priebus, chairman of the Republican National Committee, speaks during the 2011 Republican Leadership Conference in New Orleans, Louisiana June 18, 2011. REUTERS/Lee Celano
"And one more thing. Let's call them idiots for voting for Obama. They'll love that."
Republican National Committee chairman Reince Priebus a short time ago at the RNC's winter meeting engaging in a little bit of what he thinks is voter outreach:
Priebus directs words to Pres. Obama, notes 'Hispanics and African Americans, who have struggled disproportionately in the Obama economy.'
— @ByronYork via HootSuite
Here's a newsflash, Reince: While it's true the African Americans and Latinos are have a disproportionate share of economic struggles, that's not exactly a new development. Yes, it's a major problem, but it's a problem with a long history and over the years, Republican policies have tended to make it worse rather than better. Blaming it on President Obama doesn't make Republicans look compassionate. It makes them look clueless—and willfully so. If they want to keep on losing elections like the last one, this is exactly the kind of thing they should keep on saying.

Originally posted to The Jed Report on Fri Jan 25, 2013 at 11:00 AM PST.

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