If I hear one more Leftist tell us if Republicans ever want to win the White House they need to “broaden their outreach” (translation: support Amnesty) my head will explode. While I so appreciate the Left’s concern about the Republican party winning back the White House, why would we listen to their advice? When have they been right?
Republicans don’t need to be more “inclusive”. Republicans don’t exclude anyone. They welcome anyone who is for the Constitution, the Rule of Law, Free Markets and less Government intrusion. There are no race, gender or religion requirements. Republicans were the party founded on ending slavery and worked 100 years to ensure Blacks had equal rights…..because they believe Blacks are equal…..and they haven’t changed their minds. It isn’t the Republican party that separates people into groups and pits them against each other. Democrats understand there are one issue voters and they pander to them. They give carve outs to each group to buy their vote. Free birth control and abortion on demand won the woman’s vote. Gay marriage won the gay vote. Sanctuary cities and the promise of amnesty won the Latino vote.
So, people are willing to be told what to drive, where to live, what to eat, be spied on, sexually harassed, their children indoctrinated in school, the economy destroyed, their wealth redistributed, their healthcare rationed, religious freedom denied, borders unsecured, triple energy costs, the rule of law ignored and the Constitution trampled as long as they get free birth control, abortion on demand, gay marriage and citizenship is granted to criminals. Republicans can never win that bidding war.
It is said that in any election 40% will vote Republican, 40% Democrat and it’s the 20% Independents that determine the outcome. So the Republican party, encouraged by political consultants and Karl Rove, has forgotten it’s base and gone after the Independents. Independents are people who have either left the parties because they are disgusted by them both or they don’t know what they believe in. Republicans have run candidates and directed messaging to reach moderate Independents. In doing that they have lost their base. To win the 20% they have turned their back on the 40%.
Latino’s are 17.2% of the population at the moment. Why would the Republican party go against the rule of law and their base (who are against amnesty) to try to win 17.2% of the population? Why would we pander to any group? Either Republicans stand for something or they will cease to exist. They will lose both their base and the moral authority. If they support amnesty Latino’s will become the majority in this country very quickly and they won’t vote Republican. Democrats have trained them well. They have shown them they can vote for more goodies, so why wouldn’t they? In just the last 10 years the Latino population has increased 43%. Is that what we want? Have they demonstrated a respect for our laws, our culture, our language or our flag? Why are the millions waiting for legal immigration, who have demonstrated a respect for what we hold dear, less deserving?
The Republican party doesn’t need to pander to any group, they need to ENERGIZE their base. They need to stand for the principals they were founded on and not try to win gays or women or Latinos. Gays, women and Latinos will be more likely to be attracted to the Republican party if we stand on principal and explain it with confidence. Republicans lost the last two Presidential elections NOT because they didn’t pander enough to minority groups, they lost because their base didn’t feel represented. They couldn’t get excited about the candidates. Republicans stayed home.
But look at 2010 when the base was energized. The 2010 Republican candidates stood for something. They spoke confidently about what was good for the country, not what was good for certain people. The base turned out to vote. Republicans need to represent the 40% of their base NOT the 20% who would be more likely vote Republican if Republicans stood for something.
As Ronald Reagan said, we need to raise the banner of Bold Colors, No Pale Pastels.
http://youtu.be/2OznoFCZdS8 It applies even more today…..we have more to lose.