Saturday, March 02, 2013
Karl Rove is telling republicans that they need to diversify their candidates for political offices around the country. Apparently, in his world, it's not the message that matters but who is delivering it. Karl, once again, is way off base.
It's the message not the messenger. If you don't believe me ask Mr. 999, and folks like Alan Keyes. Both are very black, and both are very republican, but both men are big time losers among minority voters because they are wrong on the issues.
If republicans ran Casper the Friendly Ghost in a 100% black district, and he ran on issues that they think would benefit them, Casper would beat the dumbocratic candidate every time.
The same goes for Hispanics. As long as the republican party is made up of aging old white xenophobes, the Hispanic vote will continue to elude them.
Mr. Rove can change who delivers the message, but he can't change who they are delivering the message to.
"He also said the party must recruit candidates who reflect the diversity of the country, and in particular, California. By next year, Hispanics will overtake whites as the state's largest demographic group.
"We need to be asking for votes in the most powerful way possible, which is to have people asking for the vote who are comfortable and look like and sound like the people that we're asking for the vote from," Rove said."
"The people who look like and sound like the people we are asking the vote from"? And here I thought that we were just all Americans who did not see race or the physical differences among each other.
This, of course, is not sitting well with some of his fellow republicans.
“That’s a suicidal death wish,” King replied curtly. “CPAC, to me, loses all credibility. You have a governor who is conservative, he’s balanced a budget, he’s taken on public employee unions, he’s pro-life, and yet he has a 74 percent favorable rating in a Democratic blue state.”
“So, here’s a person who has shown that blue collar conservatism works,” King continued. “That it appeals to working men and women – that it appeals to women – and these are the areas we’ve been suffering.”
King said that Christie was not invited to CPAC because he fought for aid to areas hit by Hurricane Sandy. “To me, that writes off CPAC,” King said. [Source]
Mr. Christie, please call Karl Rove; he needs you as exhibit A.