Posts tagged Reince Priebus
We’ve presented evidence before that the Republican Party is in deep trouble. Even the chair of the Republican National Committee (RNC), Reince Priebus, says so. Recapping the Growth and Opportunity Project findings that I reported on earlier, Priebus said:
There’s no one reason we lost. Our message was weak; our ground game was insufficient; we weren’t inclusive; we were behind in both data and digital; and our primary and debate process needed improvement. So, there’s no one solution. There’s a long list of them.
Or, as my father is fond of saying, “Other than that, Mrs. Lincoln, how did you like the play?” (more…)
It’s a battle on which filistro has spilled much digital ink, but we’ve just witnessed another round. Does the Republican Party have a policy problem or a message problem? Does the Party need to shift to the left or to the right, and do they need to clean up their messaging?
The answers were all over the map, depending on whom one asked.
Ari Fleischer sees a “tale of two parties”, but he views the bifurcation as between the Governors’ mansions and the national offices, rather than between the establishment and the Tea Party. He also notes a growing demographic issue that is working in the Democrats’ favor: “Demographic changes in America are changes in the Democrats’ direction. We have to figure out how to make it come our way.” His solution is to explain to people with more pigment that they should focus on the social conservatism they have in common with the GOP, and ignore the racial hatred so many white Republicans feel toward them.
It’s not just liberals who see the racist vein in the Republican Party. (more…)
It was an inept turn of phrase.
The Democrats of course say you are waging, the GOP is waging a war on women. I know you don’t agree with that, but looking at the polls, you have a gender gap problem. Recent polls show a huge, huge margin for Democrats among women voters. How big a problem is it? How do you close it?
Well, for one thing, if the Democrats said we had a war on caterpillars, and every mainstream media outlet talked about the fact that Republicans have a war on caterpillars, then we have problems with caterpillars. The fact of the matter is it’s a fiction and this started a war against the Vatican that this president pursued. He still hasn’t answered Archbishop Dolan’s issues with Obama world and Obamacare, so I think that’s the first issue.
Is the Republican War on Women a fictional meme, as Priebus argues, or is it supported by the evidence? (more…)