RNC Chair Reince Priebus gave it the college try, but his party isn't about to surrender the racists.
Republican Party Chair Reince Priebus,
in his 2012 election post-mortem
Republicans have lost the popular vote in five of the last six presidential elections. States in which our presidential candidates used to win, such as New Mexico, Colorado, Nevada, Iowa, Ohio, New Hampshire, Virginia, and Florida, are increasingly voting Democratic. We are losing in too many places.
It has reached the point where in the past six presidential elections, four have gone to the
Democratic nominee, at an average yield of 327 electoral votes to 211 for the Republican.
During the preceding two decades, from 1968 to 1988, Republicans won five out of six
elections, averaging 417 electoral votes to Democrats’ 113.
Public perception of the Party is at record lows. Young voters are increasingly rolling their eyes at what the Party represents, and many minorities wrongly think that Republicans do not like them or want them in the country. When someone rolls their eyes at us, they are not likely to open their ears to us.
"Many minoroties wrongly think
that the Republicans do not like them or want them in the country" ha ha ha ha! Well, Donald Trump gave Reince and his crowd a golden opportunity to prove that people of color are wrong in thinking the GOP hates them, but what did they do
instead? They embraced Trump.
Well, you know, look, I think [Donald Trump] brings a lot of interest to the Republican field. I think it's a net positive for everybody and I also think it's an indicator that there's a lot of folks out there that are just sick and tired of Washington. I think Donald Trump's tapped into that.
It's a net positive! So much so, that they spent the last several weeks begging Trump to make a loyalty pledge to the GOP. They wanted him to be one of theirs, and they succeeded.
The GOP's 2012 post-mortem and Donald Trump are completely at odds. The two are 100 percent mutually exclusive, given recommendations such as "We need to campaign among Hispanic, black, Asian, and gay Americans and demonstrate that we care about them, too." But rather than fight for a more inclusive GOP, Reince has surrendered to the guy who isn't supported by 70 percent of Republican voters.
He cast his and his party's lot with the racists and xenophobes, let the results be damned.
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