Political Consultant: GOP Must Expand Base Beyond Whites

According to Whit Ayres, a respected Republican political consultant, the GOP has no choice but to expand their base beyond “older whites, blue-collar whites, marries people and rural residents” is they want to have any chance of winning the White House in 2016.

His book, 2016 and Beyond: How Republicans Can Elect a President in the New America (an excerpt of which was published in the Wall Street Journal) outlines the problems of a shrinking GOP base and a growing Democratic one. According to Ayres, Republicans must nominate “a candidate who can speak to minorities, especially Hispanics, and offer a vivid and compelling vision of expanded economic opportunity at home and a stronger America abroad.”

Put bluntly, Republicans “must find a way to appeal to more nonwhite voters.”

Ayres does the math on the changing demographics of the United States, and makes a powerful case for why this outreach mandate means everything when it comes to electing another Republican president. Unfortunately, many candidates will read this message and take from it the exact wrong advice. The necessity of expanding the GOP base is obvious. But that cannot mean abandoning principle. It can’t mean giving up social consciousness to embrace the liberal agenda. If blacks and Hispanics want to vote for a liberal, they will vote for a Democrat. Every time. What the party needs to do is begin making specific, conservative-based arguments for why they should be the party of minorities.

Because, in almost every way, they should.

Turning Black Voters to the Right
Republicans have much to overcome if they wish to sway black voters to their side of the aisle. Democrats have sown up the black vote, even though their policies have only proven disastrous for that reliable demographic. This is so rarely mentioned by Republican candidates, though. Instead, most seem comfortable simply conceding these Americans to the Democrats. Why?

Issues like school choice, economic growth, and the protection of individual rights should be easy-to-sell ideas when it comes to drawing in African-American voters. But it’s going to take work. It’s going to take real outreach. It’s not going to happen overnight, and the GOP may never effectively become the default choice of the black community. They don’t have to. If they can whittle away even ten percent of the Democrat stranglehold, it will be enough.

Winning the Hispanic Vote
Cautious, timid Republicans think Jeb Bush is the right candidate because he is in favor of Obama’s idea of immigration reform. Again, though: if liberal Hispanics want to vote for a liberal, they’re not going to vote for a moderate Republican. How hard is that to understand?

You don’t have to abandon conservative and common sense principles to attract Hispanics. Republicans are already making inroads with that growing demographic, but there is much more work to be done. It starts, once again, with messaging. It starts by trumpeting the values of immigration and the importance of that immigration to the economic growth of the country. That is a philosophy long-embraced by conservatives, and it is only downplayed today because of the fight over the security of our borders. Our country is not strengthened by the kind of immigration Obama and Bush espouse. It is strengthened by inviting the best and brightest to come to this country within the framework of the law.

Hispanics are pro-family, largely conservative on social issues, and have been suffering under the same Democrat policies that have done so much damage to the black community. Give them a reason to change their minds. Show them, point by point, how their allegiance to the Democrats is not in their best interests.

Winning over a broader base doesn’t have to mean marginalizing the one you have. Conservative principles transcend race and ethnicity. We don’t need a candidate who betrays them. We need a candidate who embodies them.

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  1. The GOP also needs to unify. They need a plan that they can all agree on and get behind. Preibus, I am talking to you.

  2. This “political consultant” needs some consulting lessons. What does he suggest? Should we just invite the entire Mexican population to stop over in the U.S. and vote for Republicans? Even the suggestion that the Republicans need to appeal to black voters is absurd! No matter what the Republicans do, they will not get even as much as five percent of the black vote. Since at least half of this nation is female, my efforts would be aimed toward them. Without the female vote Slick Willie and BHO would never have been elected.

  3. The problem is the republicans are not acting strong enough on moral issues. When we appeal to blacks or Hispanics we are appealing to the left. and not conservative people. Most of the Latino population are as a result of entering the country illegally through parents or themselves breaking our laws and the blacks will vote democratic no matter who is qualified because of our welfare system and block voting. I am a firm believer that the voting age should be a least 21 years old .We have high school students voting who can’t even spell vote. Our education system doesn’t need more money ,it needs more students who WANT to learn, but have learned through the last generation no matter what happens the government will take care of you.

  4. If the GOP follows the democrats into their give away programs then there will be no difference between the two parties. Even if they did do this the democrats already have all those on the government dole so why would they change parties anyway.

  5. “Political Consultant: GOP Must Expand Base Beyond Whites”
    This “Political Consultant” IS A Racist. The GOP needs to expand it’s base by returning to conservative values. That all inclusive a race, creed, color. etc.

  6. Not at the expense of our principles. If you don’t want to work and earn your way, we don’t want you. If you come across our borders illegally, we don’t want you, if you think that government can answer all of your problems, we don’t want you, if you don’t believe in truth, morality, honesty, ethicalness, then we don’t want you.

  7. Rose Van Alstyne

    I AM 76 YRS OLD-A WHITE AMERICAN, WHO WORKED 44YRS,RAISED A FAMILY, MY LATE HUSBAND WORKED ALLL HIS LIFE AND SERVED HIS COUNTRY.I AM A REGISTERED DEMOCRAT WHO HAS VOTED SINCE THE AGE OF 18 FOR THE PERSON I FELT HAD THE INTERESTS OF THIS GREAT COUNTRY IN HIS HEART. RE: THE “DIVISION” OF WHITES & BLACK OR ANY OTHER RACE—–HAS IT EVER OCCURRED TO ANYONE THAT: ELLIS ISLAND WELCOMED ALL WHO CAME HERE, NO MATTER THE RACE, RELIGION COLOR—THEY CAME FOR A BETTER LIFE AND TO WORK AND SUPPORT THEIR FAMILIES, LEARN ENGLISH, BE “AMERICANS!! NOT TO CHANGE US! BEING AMERICAN DOES “NOT” DEFINE US BY COLOR——WE ARE NOT IRISH, DUTCH,ENGLISH, SCOTCH,JAPANESE, ASIAN–AMERICANS–WE ARE “AMERICANS! WE MADE GREAT STRIDES IN IMPROVING THE “RACIAL” DIVIDE—WE EVEN NOMINATED AND VOTED FOR A BLACK PRESIDENT! I UNDERSTAND THERE ARE STILL SOME PEOPLE WHO HOLD PREJUDICES, THE MAJORITY OF PEOPLE IN THIS COUNTRY WORK, LIVE AND GO ABOUT THEIR LIVES WITHOUT SEPERATING THOSE WE BREATH THE SAME AIR WITH, BY COLOR! WHO IS CREATING THIS DIVISIVNESS?? THE AL SHARPTONS, JESSE JACKSONS, ERIC HOLDER, AND YES, PRES. OBAMA. WHY?? BECAUSE IT KEEPS THEM RELEVANT! IT KEEPS THE VULNERABLE WORSHIPING AT THEIR FEET, PUTS MONEY IN THEIR POCKETS. IF THEY REALLY WERE CONCERNED ABOUT THE PLIGHT OF THE “AFRICAN-AMERICANS”, THEY WOULD ENCOURAGE THOSE WHO PREFER TO CREATE CHAOS, TO GET AN EDUCATION, BE FATHERS TO THEIR CHILDREN, WORK & SUPPORT THEIR FAMILIES, CREATE AN ENVIRONMENT FOR A HAPPY LIFE. THEY COMPLAIN THATHE JAILS ARE HOLDING MORE BLACKS THAN WHITES—-LOOK AT ANY LG COMMUNITY, AT THE MOST WANTED LISTS, THE CRIMES THAT ARE COMMITTED EVERY DAY, AND THE PHOTOS OF THOSE WHO COMMIT THEM–IF A PERSON, BLACK OR WHITE IS STANDING OVER A DEAD BODY WITH A GUN OR KNIFE IN THEIR HAND–THEY ARE GUILTY AND THEY WILL GO TO JAIL! IF THESE YOUNG PEOPLE DON’T WANT TO BE TARGETED, DON’T WANT PEOPLE TO BE “LEARY” OF THEM–HOW ABOUT TGAKING THE HOODIE OFF, PULLING UP YOUR PANTS, SPEAK LIKE A HUMAN BEING, LIVE YOUR LIFE LIKE YOU REALLY WANT RESPECT–TO HAVE IT, YOUR HAVE TO EARN IT, AND THAT GOES FOR WHITE AMERICANS TOO! THERE ARE LAZY, ENTITLED WHITE PEOPLE TOO, WHO BELIEVE THE T=WORLD OWES THEM A LIVING! THERE HAVE BEEN THOUSANDS IF NOT MORE AMERICANS WHO HAVE SUFFERED THRU THE YEARS, WHETHER SICKNESS, HEARDSHIP, ENVIRONMENT ETC. THEY FIND A WAY TO MAKE THEIR LIFE BETTER–STAY IN SCHOOL, BE PROUD OF WHO THEY ARE–THEY DON’T NEED A COLLEGE EDUCATION, JUST FINISH HIGH SCHOOL, LEARN A TRADE, TAKE AN INTEREST IN SOMETHING BESIDES HURTING OTHER PEOPLE, CARE ABOUT OTHERS, LEARN TO LOVE YOURSELF AND OTHERS. THAT IS WHAT THE SHARPTONS, JACKSONS, HOLDERS AND OBAMAS NEED TO SAY INTO THEIR MICROPHONES. AS FOR SHARPTON-WHAT KIND OF “HERO” IS HE? HE HAS NEVER WORKED A DAY IN HIS LIFE, HE LIVES OFF OTHERS, HE OWES MILLIONS IN TAXES AND HE CREATES HAVOC WHEREEVER HE GOES–THAT IS A GOOD EXAMPLE? THEN, THE WHITE HOUSE EXTENDS THE INVITATION TO BE A “CONSULTANT” TO HELP WITH RACIAL ISSUES! I THINK THIS IS CALLED ENABLING. THERE ARE SEVERAL BLACK, WONDERFUL INFLUENCES OUT THERE, WHO ARE NOT GIVEN THE TIME OF DAY, IN THE MEDIA OR IN DC, IT IS HIGH TIME WE PUT A STOP TO THIS RACIAL DIVIDE AND LIVE TOGETHER AS “AMERICANS”—STOP PROMOTING THE ISSUE, TAKE SOME RESPONSIBILITY AND MAKE A LIFE THAT IS SOMETHING TO BE PROUD OF—-EACH ONE HAS TO DO THIS THEMSELVES–AL SHARPTON IS NOT GOING TO SUPPORT YOU, HE IS ONLY GOING TO BRING YOU DOWN!!

    • Great post, Rose. Are you sure you’re a Democrat? You sound just like a Republican or Tea Party member.

      We’ve been saying similar things but nobody is listening because we are Conservatives. I wish you could put that same message on Huffington Post & other Liberal blogs.

      BTW, I used to be an Independent many years ago, willing to vote for anyone who supported the best direction for our country. Democrats went in a different direction. They are no longer JFK Democrats. As a matter of fact, I bet JFK would turn over in his grave just thinking about Obama reaching out to Communist Cuba which is only 90 miles from our shores. It’s scary. I’m sure you remember the Cuban Missile Crisis. It was Russia we feared then, but now it’s ISIS. Can you imagine what would happen if ISIS got a foothold in Cuba? We should never minimize their capability of attacking us again from any avenue which is also a great concern about so many Illegal Aliens crossing our borders with no background checks like those performed when they apply legally.

      Again, great post, Rose.

      • Rose Van Alstyne

        YES, DEMOCRAT, LEANING TOWARDS INDEPENDENT/CONSERVATIVE. LIVED LONG ENOUGH TO KNOW THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN GROWING UP IN THE 40s AND 50s AND NOW, LONG ENOUGH TO BE CALLED “SENILE”!. HISTORY AND COMMON SENSE TELLS US, IF WE ALLOW PEOPLE TO BREAK THE LAW WITH NO CONSEQUENSES, BE IRRESPONSIBLE AND LAZY-THE GOVERNMENT WILL TAKE CARE OF YOU, OUR PRESIDENT AND REPRESENTATIVES DECLARE THEMSELVES ABOVE THE LAW, PRACTICE CORRUPTION ON A DAILY BASIS, LIE TO US, MAKE LAWS THAT ONLY APPLY TO THE WORKING CLASS AND NO OTHERS, TAX THE HELL OUT OF US, STACK THE “DECK”-IE: BILLS WITH MILLIONS OF DOLLARS WORTH OF ABSOLUTE NONSENSE, PREY ON THE VULNERABLE, ALLOW PEOPLE TO VOTE WHO, AS YOU SAY, “CAN’T SPELL IT” -WE HAVE NO RECOURSE. THOSE IN DC HAVEN’T THE SPINE TO CONFRONT THE PRESIDENT OR HIS BAND OF MERRY MEN & WOMEN–AND WE ALL KNOW WHY! HE AND ERIC HOLDER HAVE EXPLAINED IT IN NO UNCERTAIN TERMS–“WE ARE COWARDS”, ONLY, NOT FOR THE REASONS THEY STATE. THERE IS ONE REASON AND ONE ONLY FOR WANTING TO GRANT AMNESTY,”VOTES”. HANDOUTS, FREE FOOD, FREE EDUCATION, MEDICAL CARE ETC, BUY VOTES. THESE PEOPLE CARE NOT WHO THE PERSON IS, JUST THAT HE PROMISES TO KEEP THE STATUS QUO AND KEEP THOSE WELFARE CHECKS COMING. I AM A FIRM BELIEVER IN, NO ONE SHOULD BE ALLOWED TO VOTE UNLESS THEY CAN PROVE THEY KNOW WHO THE CANDIDATES ARE, AND WHAT THEY STAND FOR. AS FOR THE ILLEGALS CROSSING THE BORDER–IF ANYONE THINKS THESE ARE ALL MEXICANS, THINK AGAIN. NOTHING TO STOP THE TERRORISTS FROM JUMPING THE “INVISABLE FENCE” TO DO HARM. I ONLY HOPE I WILL LIVE LONG ENOUGH TO SEE SOMEONE ELECTED WHO LOVES THIS COUNTRY,BRINGS OUR JOBS BACK FROM THE FOREIGN COUNTRIES, LETS THE TERRORISTS KNOW IN NO UNCERTAIN TERMS, AMERICA WILL NEVER “PLAY NICE”–WE WILL FIGHT FOR OUR FREEDOM AND WILL STAND BY OUR ALLIES. AS TO OUR DEFICIT—-FOR ONE YEAR—DO NOT ALLOW ONE CENT TO GO TO A FOREIGN COUNTRY, FLAT TAX, BUILD THE FENCE ON THE SOUTHERN BORDER SEND ALL BACK WHERE THEY CAME FROM, COMPLETE THE KEYSTONE PIPELINE, IMMEDIATELY SEE THAT EVERY VETERAN GETS THE MEDICAL CARE HE DESERVES, A WARM PLACE TO LIVE. MOST OF THOSE PEOPLE WHO ARE “CUTTING CORNERS AND NOT DOING THEIR JOB” WOULDN’T HAVE THE GUTS TO FIGHT FOR THEIR COUNTRY, BUT ARE WILLING TO ROB THOSE WHO DO. AND EVERY SINGLE ONE OF THEM SHOULD BE GETTING A PINK SLIP! ALL THOSE ON THE DOLE-“WELFARE” WITH EXCEPTION OF THOSE DEEMED IN NEED—BE PLACED ON VOUCHERS ALONE–NO CASH, NO CAR, SNAP CARDS WILL NOT BE ALLOWED FOR ANYTHING BUT NECESSITIES. (THERE WAS ATIME WHEN VOUCHERS WERE USED AND THIS WAS THE PROCEDURE). DRUG TESTS FOR ALL RECEIVING AID. FOR ALL ABLE-BODIED, REPORT SOME PLACE–DPW? AND PERFORM 7 HRS OF SERVICE 5 DAYS A WK, FOR THEIR BENEFITS–THERE IS PLENTY IN EVERY COMMUNITY, LG OR SM TO KEEP THEM BUSY. NO ONE- AND I MEAN NO ONE-LIVES ON THE STREETS. NO REASON FOR HOMELESSNESS-NONE! WE HAVE ENOUGH VACANT HOUSES TO KEEP THEM WARM AND COMFORTABLE. A ROOM, WITH A BATHROOM, BED, MICROWAVE SM FRIDGE. NO REASON FOR THEM TO “CHOOSE” TO LIVE ON THE SIDEWALKS. THEY DO IT BECAUSE THEY DON’T WANT TO FOLLOW RULES, IE: NO DRINK, NO DRUGS-PERIOD. THIS COUNTRY CAN BE GREAT AGAIN, WE JUST NEED SOMEONE WILLING TO STAND TALL AND CARE! RIGHT NOW, THIS MAN DOES NOT CARE, HE HATES THE MILITARY. THE AMERICAN DREAM USED TO BE –WORK HARD, TRY TO BECOME SUCCESSFUL, GIVE BACK. OBAMA WANTS TO KNOCK DOWN THOSE WHO HAVE BEEN SUCCESSFUL, TAKE AWAY WHAT THEY HAVE EARNED AND GIVE IT TO THOSE WHO REFUSE TO WORK. THERE WOULD BE NO REASON FOR ANYONE TO BETTER THEMSELVES IF THAT WERE THE CASE. AND FOR THOSE WHO HATE THE RICH—HERE’S A THOUGHT–ONLY THE RICH CAN OWN COMPANIES AND HIRE THOUSANDS OF PEOPLE, INVEST IN AMERICA–THE MIDDLE CLASS CANNOT DO IT! NO, I AM NOT RICH-I WORKED 44 YRS, AS DID MY LATE HUSBAND, I AM LIVING IN MY OWN HOME ON AN INCOME OF $16,000 A YR-AND NO, I DON’T HAVE A PENSION ,IRA,401K OR A SAVINGS. THANK YOU, I AM FINE! SORRY FOR THE RANT, WHEN PEOPLE MY AGE DISCUSS THE WORLD TODAY, WE SEEM TO FIND “ALL THE ANSWERS” TO THE PROBLEMS AND WONDER WHY NO ONE ELSE CAN SEE THEM!!! PERHAPS WE ARE ALL SENILE AND SHOULD JUST SIT BACK AND WATCH OUR COUNTRY BE DESTROYED, BECAUSE IT SEEMS WE ARE THE ONLY ONES WHO ARE SADDENED BY IT’S DEMISE! AND THANK YOU “AMERICA1ST” FOR THE COMPLIMENT, IT IS VERY MUCH APPRECIATED!!!!!( PS: I AM NOT YELLING, I AM NEARLY BLIND!) AND YES, I AM SITTING VERY CLOSE TO THE COPUTER!!!

        • Rose,
          You should be yelling! We should all be yelling at the pathetic people we elected in DC (District of Corruption) who are allowing Obama & friends to turn America into a Socialist State. Redistribution is being forced down the throats of hard working Americans, taking from those who work to give to 3rd & 4th generation Welfare thieves and others who just want to live off the government & do drugs.

          You echo the sentiments of Conservatives.

          No drug test, no welfare check is a great idea but is not acceptable in this Politically Correct Liberal world, it might offend some crackhead with 6 illegitimate children by 6 different fathers.

          I am in my 60s and have seen America declining for some time but the past 6+ years have been the worst.

          Who would ha ve thought we would see men marrying men and women marrying women? Personally, I find that repulsive.

          Who would have thought we would have a President say that America is no longer a Christian nation and to compare Christians to The Crusades of a thousand years ago?

          Who would have thought we would have a President that would suggest that our enemies (ISIS) could change if they had jobs?

          Who would have ever dreamed that the President of the U.S. would be the biggest Racist to ever set foot in the White House?

          Times have changed, Rose. I would choose the times when you & I grew up for our grandchildren, not today’s world of drugs, crime, corruption, divorce (if they even bother to get married), single parents, unpatriotic, filthy mouthed kids who disrespect adults including teachers, cops, etc., anti-military & anti-police sentiment. I thank God I grew up when I did. I only regret that my grandchildren didn’t get to enjoy our world.

          • To resident Obama and all 535 voting members of the Legislature:

            It is now Official that the majority of you are CORRUPT politicians:

            All America knows this – WE ARE NOT STUPID !!

            You have FAILED in EVERY “government program” you have shoved down
            our throats, while Overspending our tax dollars….

            Your day of Reckoning is FAST APPROACHING !!!

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            0bama is the Poster Boy for the “Peter Principle” –

    • The border with Mexico doesn’t go past Ellis Island, and slave ships bringing blacks from Africa didn’t stop their either.

  8. I will not waste my vote on one more gutless RINO, The “Republican” party has been hijacked by socialist lawyers, and is now where the dems where 50 years ago.

    • Rose Van Alstyne

      THEY HAVE BECOME MORE GUTLESS IN THE PAST 6 YRS! AND THE DEMOCRATS HAVEN’T A THOUGHT TO CALL THEIR OWN-THEY ARE MARCHING IN LOCK-STEP WITH OBAMA, JERRET, HOLDER AND ALL THEIR MINNIONS. THERE ARE A FEW EXCEPTIONS IE: TREY GOWDY, JIM JORDAN, BOBBY JINDAL AND EVEN A COUPLE DEMOCRATS HAVE STEPPED OUT OF THE BOX AND DARED TO OPPOSE THE WHITE HOUSE–

  9. Roy Clingenpeel

    Education, imitative and self-reliance are the enemies of the socialist democratic party. The government which has been dominated by socialist since the election of FDR have gained the support of the poor, female and black demographics by domination of our education system. The majority of our educators, K thru doctorate levels, have been inundated by Marxist ideologies and taught to our children dumbing them down and teaching subjugation vice accomplishment, initiative and self reliance.,take what the government gives and be loyal to their economic dominance and enslavement. There are no job related skills taught in the schools of today and parents are prosecuted for child abuse if job skills are taught at home. In my day of growing up, 40’s and 50’s, they we called chores which taught me manual skills, initiative, self reliance and a skill left out of our school systems and homes of today by “no child left behind” “responsibility”.
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  10. Who ever supposed that the GOP is all about whites need to dismiss himself and rethink that ridiculous idea….What an as s………….

    • Don’t get your point. Seems the problem is that we are vying for votes by race, religion, etc. instead of the Constitution, Law and Order, health care and freedoms identified in the Bill of Rights. What has race got to do with any of that? Well, one well kept secret is that the Black vote is well above 90% Democratic and unlikely to change. Should we be courting the Islamic vote or be beheaded? Why should we court the Hispanic vote, when they are so anxious to be here in the first place? Go figure.

  11. WE NEED MORE PRO LIFE WOMEN. WE NEED 75 PRO AMERICAN WOMEN TO REPLACE 75 RINO JELLY FISH WHO VOTED WITH THE ISLAMO COMMUNIST PARTY OF OBAMA BIN LENIN BIN LADEN..

    WOMEN LIKE PALIN. JACKSON (VICTORIA SHOULD BE ON THE TWENTY DOLLAR BILL) MICHELLE BACHMAN. GOD AND COUNTRY WOMEN AND GET RID OF THE PARTY OVER COUNTRY COMMUNISTS.

    IT IS IN THE BIBLE. http://www.blogtalkradio.com/spiritofamericapartybook/2015/03/08/the-first-democrat-abortion-clinic-was-opened-by-king-herod

    • Rose Van Alstyne

      WE NEED A RETURN TO THAT AND—-SELF-RESPECT, MORALS, CARING. THE MEDIA, PUBLICATIONS, MOVIES, EVEN COMMERCIALS HAVE ADDED TO THE DOWNFALL OF OUR YOUTH AND THEIR ATTITUDE. THERE IS NO FAMILY LIFE AS WE ONCE KNEW IT-CHILDREN DON’T KNOW WHAT IT IS TO HAVE A MOMMY & DADDY TUCK THEM IN BED AT NIGHT AND READ THEM A BEDTIME STORY, IN SOME CASES, CHILDREN DON’T KNOW WHO THEIR FATHERS ARE, SOME MEN AND WOMEN, HAVE SEVERAL CHILDREN BY DIFFERENT MEN/WOMEN–THESE KIDS ARE GOING TO SCHOOL AND DON’T EVEN KNOW WHO THEIR SIBLINGS ARE. SEX HAS BECOME AN EXTRA-CARICULAR ACTIVITY INSTEAD OF A SIGN OF LOVE BETWEEN A MAN AND A WOMAN. A YOUNG COUPLE DON’T KNOW WHAT A DATE IS–COURTSHIP, EXCITEMENT OF BECOMING ENGAGED AND PLANNING A WEDDING. GIRLS HAVE LOST THEIR SELF-RESPECT, AND BOYS HAVE NO RESPECT FOR THE GIRLS OR THEMSELVES. CREATING A HUMAN BEING IS NOTHING MORE THAN AN EXCTIVITY–AND THEN THE CHILD IS IGNORED OR ABUSED.. THIS IS ALL UN-CALLED FOR–ABSOLUTELY NO REASON TO BRING AN UNWANTED CHILD INTO THE WORLD–NONE! AND WE HAVE VERY FEW WOMEN AND MEN FOR OUR YOUTH TO LOOK UP TO. LOOK AT THE GARBAGE ON TV, IN THE MOVIES–AND YES, EVEN COMMERCIALS.

      • I agree, Rose. I can’t imagine growing up without both of my parents. It takes BOTH to raise a child, guide them through life, teach them family values & be role models. Exceptions, of course, would be if 1 parent dies.

        The younger generations get divorced at the drop of a hat.

        “Oh, I don’t like the dress you are wearing so I’m going to get a divorce”.

        “You don’t like the same kind of music I like & I can’t live with that so I’m going to get a divorce”.

        It’s the ME, ME, it’s all about ME generation. It used to be all about “WE”, meaning the family.

        There’s no loyalty, no devotion, no “till death do us part”. It’s more like “I do until I find someone better or someone who likes kinky sex”.

        When someone says, “The good old days”, I can relate. Those were the days before drugs, Socialism & Liberalism took over & corroded the minds of 1/2 this country. I keep hoping to wake up and find that America has denounced Socialism, but I keep waking up in this perpetual obama nightmare instead. It sickens me to see so many Americans who have been brain-washed by Liberal propaganda.

    • Yeah just what we need more unemployables. Real smart, when the technology eliminates whole employment categories.

  12. I think it’s time the GOP went after the Black, Hispanic and Islamic vote. After all, that’s where we find true American values and respect for the Constitution, don’t you think? Look at the Boston bombing, the Ferguson riots, the illegal border crossings. That’s were the GOP needs to focus on voter attraction. Isn’t it quite obvious? Forget the White vote. Of course I exaggerate, but in reality I believe it is the political consultant the GOP needs to abandon. OK, have at me!

    • Roy Clingenpeel

      That happened in Europe and now truly socialist and Islamic dominated. Yes the GOP needs to attracted citizens as responsible Americans and not as racial and religious groups supported and taught from childhood to be rebellious and non productive Americans.

    • Go after the American vote!

      • Right after we go back to paper ballots so the corrupt Dems won’t be able to program the computers to default to their favorite Socialist.

        • Or corrupt anyone. These are people who want to win humans are going to be untrust worthy anyway. Both parties are corrupted by money. Caring for the middle class is nonexistent.

  13. Should they talk in black dialog like Hilary, or should they lie their ass off like Obama. I am not black but if I were I would be offended by their condescending attitude. Thats what you want the GOP to duplicate.I know there are some real stupid people out there but I had many friends that were African American and I know for a fact that they would not buy that bullshit.

  14. I refuse to vote for anyone who supports Immigration Reform aka AMNESTY.

    Am I the only one seeing America turning into a 3rd world country just like the country illegals left behind? And look at the gangs, dope & crime they’re bringing with them! That’s why we have Immigration laws, so foreigners can be verified with background checks, so we’re not admitting criminals and terrorists. We’re already admitting approximately a million legally every year (probably 5 to 10 times that many since obama was elected).

    Instead of turning America into a 3rd world dump they need to go home & fix their own country.

    • Rose Van Alstyne

      THAT IS WHAT WE ARE HEADED FOR! THERE IS A SEGMENT OF OUR SOCIETY (MAYBE WORLD-WIDE) THAT WANTS EVERYONE TO MAKE THE SAME AMOUNT OF MONEY, WITH THE EXCEPTION OF THE DICTATORS ETC. WE HAVE 2 MORE YRS FOR THE USA TO BE TAKEN DOWN THAT ROAD. I AM NOT SURE THE NEXT OCCUPANT OF THE OVAL OFFICE IS GOING TO BE ABLE TO TURN IT AROUND. RIGHT NOW, I DO NOT SEE “THAT PERSON” YET. WE NEED A COMMITTED LEADER, WHO IS NOT AFRAID OF ANYONE, WHO LIVES AND BREATHES LOVE OF THIS COUNTRY, TO MAKES OUR FOES SCARED AS HELL AND BRIGS BACK HOPE. WHEN OBAMA SAID “HOPE AND CHANGE” AND “FUNDEMENTALLY CHANGE AMERICA”, HE WASN’T KIDDING, JUST TOO BAD, HE DID NOT ELABORATE EXACTLY WHAT THAT ALL MEANT!! SAD FOR OUR CHILDREN, GRANDCHILDREN AND GREAT-GRANDCHILDREN!

  15. The “Majority”, of non-white voters, are accustomed to depending on the Government for most of their existence. Looks more like “Whatever” GBMNT, takes over form Obama’s destruction, of 8 years…….Had better educate the populace as to *self reliance*, & *personal motivation/performance*. The “workers”, are now in the minority, the Majority, is living off the minority, & “THAT CAN’T LAST”…….There are about 20 trillion reasons why America better tighten their belts, & do for themselves!
    Earn your own home, PAY for it with a reasonable amount of work, You can’t start at the top…….Start at the “bottom, & work your way up……”EARN”, your way up…..Do without, until you can “pay for it”…..Yeah….I know that’s the “OLD FASHION” way…..but…..”IT WORKS”! American’s “DO NOT DESERVE A NICE HOME…..Mr Carter…….They have to “earn the money to buy one, & “DON”T live beyond your means! ***DEPEND ON YOURSELF……NOT “THE RICH”!***

    • Rose Van Alstyne

      IT IS GOING TO TAKE A LONG TIME TO RE-TRAIN THOSE ACCOSTOMED TO THE HANDOUTS–IN OUR COUNTY, WE ARE ON 4TH GENERATION WELFARE–IF IT WAS GOOD ENOUGH FOR GRANDPA & GRANDMA, MOM & DAD ETC, IT IS GOOD ENOUGH FOR ME!

  16. When people have been pitted against each other to satisfy certain faction of the GOP. It is going to be very hard to replace the anger and bitterness. An economic plan of stability and advancement would help. Ending the H1B visa scam would be a start. Ending the role of illegals. Female vote is also fragmented. But again stopping the divisiveness of the last decades and looking to a technological future where everything is changed.
    Most people want is stability and security. Investment in domestic infrastructure and the withdrawal from being the world’s policeman; turning it into a domestic cleanup that positively effects daily lives.
    Conservative values do need to be examined for hypocrisy and catch 22’s that trip up GOP candidates.

  17. If we must conform to the liberal Democratic platform, what have we accomplished? We should just vote with the liberal Democrats and make it easy. This is exactly why the Republicans are in the trouble they are in. The GOP establishment is so stupid they actually deserve to be wiped out. As I have said before many times, there is no difference between a liberal Democrat and a spineless Republican. I will not vote for any candidate in the future if he is not endorsed by The Tea Party. I refuse to be associated with any party pursuing to destroy America. I also refuse to do business in the future with any business who is a member of The Chamber of Commerce. They care more about benefiting from cheap labor than saving this great country of America. I say, “to hell with them”.

  18. In other words, “become democrats”–We already have too many liberal democrats in the republican party. Boehner, McConnell, McCain,Graham-We don’t need anymore RINOs like that crew. I would love to have more blacks voting with conservatives. Obama HAS NOT been their friend in any way. Nominate Ben Carson and you’ll get more blacks in the party. I’m not black but I’ll darn sure vote for him.

  19. I think I understand where Mr. Ayres is coming from, but I do not think the GOP would be able to attract enough Black and Hispanic voters because the majority of these voters (in my opinion) are brain washed and basically lobotomized by “big government” propaganda and the “something for nothing mentality?” A lot of these people believe “the world owes them a living” and they refuse to accept reality for what it is! So they vote for the marxist politicians who promise everything but fail to mention slavery down the road when they take total control. I would like to see some honesty in political labeling…..the so-called “democrats” should come clean and rename themselves the Marxist Revolutionary Party because these parasites are precisely that! The GOP should realign itself and aim its program at the “silent majority” including the women (of course) and offer a genuinely conservative alternative to the parasitic marxists.

  20. Rose Van Alstyne

    ONE MORE COMMENT–THEN I HAVE TO GET DINNER!!! HILLARY CLINTON–IF ANYONE THINKS FOR ONE MINUTE THAT THOSE FOREIGN COUNTRIES IE: SAUDI ARABIA ETC DONATED THOUSANDS IF NOT MILLIONS TO THE SO-CALLED “CLINTON INITIATIVE FOUNDATION” WITHOUT PROMISES OF FAVORS-WE HAVE GOT OUR HEADS IN THE SAND–WHY WOULD THESE COUNTRIES DONATE TO THIS? A GREAT DEAL OF THIS MONEY WAS TO GO TO HAITI–FROM ALL REPORTS, THAT COUNTRY IS NO NETTER OFF THAN THEY WERE AFTER THE DISASTER, WHY SEND MONEY THRU AN ORGANIZATION WHEN YOU COULD SEND IT DIRECTLY TO THE PEOPLE SUFFERING?? MAKES NO SENSE. JUST A THOUGHT. SHE SAID THEY WEE DEAD BROKE WHEN THEY LEFT THE WHITE HOUSE–THEY PROCEEDED TO BUY A COUPLE HOMES AND NOW SHE IS GOING TO RUN FOR PRESIDENT? WHERE IS THE MONEY COMING FROM?? OH, MAYBE SOROS,, MAYBE THE OR “TCIF”.

  21. Alleged Comment

    Don’t you like the way RACIST THINK???

    This is not the DEMONCRAP party. We don’t divide by racist lines we divide by principles that work and empower people, not racial lines.

  22. If the GOP sticks to the basics it will do fine, it is the liberal polls that give a different view. How racist can people be to think that only certain people of one color vote particular ways? I’ve met plenty of conservative or non liberal people who give no appearance of being Caucasian while I met a lot of Caucasians who bend liberal. Take color out of the equation, people are people!

    • “people are people”, not according to the Racist in the WH who has divided this country worse than any time since the 60s, along with his Racistco-conspirator & partner in crime, Holder. America was doing fine until those two agitators started stirring up racial hatred.

      • That kind of thinking is what hurts so many people. The Blk race politician strokes this fire to keep in power. Naive do gooders like Obama believe these misrepresentations. Race politicians are terrified that the emergence of assimulated productive minorities will erode their power base.

  23. The GOP’s problem isn’t pitching for the latest PC special interest or ethnic group to get votes, it’s the party has no ideological or even apparent moral core so it is loosing its core voters. Keep in mind the party played these games in the past like overwhelming support for the so called “civil rights” movement and enacting both the “civil rights” and voting rights laws. Where did the African American vote go? To the Dems who had cultivate if when FDR was in office and targeted it by LBJ’s “Great Society” program. Reagan went along with the late 80s amnesty bill and the GOP just got more illegals coming in and more pressure from the Dems/media/special interest groups now to do it again but precious few new voters. AND THEY JUST DID IT AGAIN BY FUNDING DHS AND OBAMA’S ILLEGAL “IMMIGRATION REFORM”. The flow of tax money from many that are GOP supporters and all the special programs like set asides/quotas/”affirmative action”/etc that disadvantage many GOP voters and their families (like instate tuition and other goodies targeted to illegals) added to the crime/health care issues/national security issues/disruption to communities and the culture from these moves to pander to a “diverse” audience are causing a huge rift with many segments of the base. What is even more stupid like the “consultant” here is they’re feeding right into the Dem trap of creating a huge dependent and special interest based Dem voting block that the Dems have designed to and admitted to creating Dem control of elections for decades!

    • When President Reagan agreed to go along with the bipartisan Amnesty bill in 1986 it was for a maximum of 3 million Illegals and was a 1 TIME ONLY, NEVER TO HAPPEN AGAIN Amnesty + it included securing the borders.

      Why can’t Obama’s illegal Amnesty be overturned based on the the 1986 Amnesty limits?

      • Reagan made an error. Had we been strict then much of the mess would not exist.

        • The bipartisan bill delivered to President Reagan was written by and passed by both Dems & Republicans and included securing the border.

          Did you miss the part about it being a 1 TIME ONLY AMNESTY?

  24. I know many American hispanics who are conservative and who oppose illegal immigration. But many also perceive the GOP to be anti-hispanic because we don’t seem to explain ourselves well when speaking of immigration.

    Genuine GOP immigration reform I believe would include a more streamlined path to citizenship, and larger quotas for our geographic neighbors, not blanket amnesty for those who have taken advantage of loose borders & broken our laws. It must also include some measure of voter verification.

    I also know a number of conservative black people. Our welfare rolls are NOT made up entirely of blacks (more whites receive welfare than do blacks) and most certainly all blacks are not on welfare. Many in both groups would greatly benefit, for instance, from drug-testing of recipients and better police presence in their communities.

    All of that appears to me to be the point of the article. We’re making the verbal mistake of categorizing people (or allowing liberals to label us so), instead of espousing plain & simple conservative values & the availability of their rewards to everyone.

    Part of that is a result of the “sound bite” mentality in media & politics. It serves the very simple liberal worldview. (I’m a nice person, and you’re not.)

    Beyond that, what I believe our education system needs is local control of curricula and teacher standards, so that conservative values are more respected in our schools and students are left to arrive at their own values. We need to emphasize America’s historical political & economical greatness instead of heavily emphasizing past inequaties. After all, this is the nation which has historically done the most to reduce/eliminate them.

  25. There are no real parties just the very rich who run and own the politcians and the middle class that PAYS for EVERYTHING. If you think the Dems and Repubs give a crap about the middle class look at their policies that stifle growth, raise taxes to pay for stupid ideas that seem to ALWAYS FAIL (Common core, Immigration, the safety and security of our country)
    STOP ELECTING LAWYERS if you wish good government.

  26. The GOP is cursed with Dem-Lite policies at a Federal level. “Inclusion” aint my fix for these woes….

  27. The democrat party must expand beyond its black, pro abortion, pro homosexual, marxist and anti American base.

    • the demorcats are liberal on social issues i’ll admit but that doesn’t make them Marxist…last i remember reading about Marx..he was all about the worker being a slave to the means of production of wealth and that they should revolt and fully demand a portion of the means of production of wealth …something like “from each according according to his means, to each according to his needs” and no i read about him in a sociology class i took a while back… not from The Communist Manifesto

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