Monday, January 14, 2013

Faux Republican Colin Powell says the GOP needs to pander to minorities

Lose the principles; Throw those white voters out with the bath water

From NewsMax, "Powell: GOP Must Fix 'Identity Problem'":
The former Joints Chief of Staff chairman who twice endorsed Democrat Barack Obama for president told NBC's "Meet the Press" that in recent years there's been "a significant shift to the right," and that's produced two losing presidential campaigns.

The GOP needs to "take a very hard look at itself and understand that the country has changed" demographically, and that if the party doesn't change, "they're going to be in trouble," Powell said.

Former GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney received just a quarter of the Asian-American and Latino-American votes in the 2012 election. By comparison, former President George W. Bush received 44 percent of the Hispanic vote during his re-election in 2004.

Romney did even worse among African-Americans, where Obama received over 90 percent of the vote, according to CNN exit polls from Election Day.

"I think what the Republican Party needs to do now is take a very hard look at itself and understand that the country has changed," Powell said. "The country is changing demographically. And if the Republican Party does not change along with that demographic, they're going to be in trouble."
Image h/t cartoon2011.blogspot


jgeleff said...

He's not a faux Republican. He's the real deal in DC. Cut whatever deal works, principles be damned.

Gary said...

It is not "pandering" when Anglos themselves are becoming a minority in many states such as Texas, Nevada, Florida and California.

You can work to form coalitions with the conservative, pro-business elements of other minority groups or just cede power to the Marxists.

John Morris said...

I can't stomach Powell enough to see the full clip of what he said but I agree strongly with Gary.
Boosting interaction and selling is not pandering- only selling out your principles is.

Anyone heard of the Peruvian economist, Hernando DeSoto? He formed a grass roots coalition of often very poor urban entrepreneurs who helped kill off The Shining Path. This is the kind of thing the GOP needs to do. Anywhere, there's a small business person or property owner under attack- they should be there.

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Gary said...

In one form or another Conservatism exists in all cultures.

Mexico had a pro-business Conservative President for 12 years. Chile has a Conservative President. The new Japanese Prime Minister is Conservative.

The GOP needs to wake up or go the way of the Federalists and Whigs.

Chuck said...

Colon Cancer Powell is a republican in exactly the same way that I'm an Indian chief.


John Morris said...

We can't evade this stuff-- we need to confront the reality of what statist government has done- to hurt minorities and hurt their ability to help themselves.

Thomas Sowell's latest in NRO scratches the surface.

"Liberalism vs Blacks"

John Morris said...

A short book called Root Shock profiles the vast personal and social damage caused by Urban Renewal effects on 4 black communities.

Part or all of 1600 majority black neighborhoods were destroyed along with many others.

It's clear to anyone who knows even a tiny bit of history, that the black community on average has moved backwards.

Google, Teenie Harris archive for 75,000 pictures of what Pittsburgh's black community was once like.

I want to start a blog that goes deeply into urban history and explores the crimes and disfunction caused by statists.

lloydmillerus said...

It's the media stupid. The media went along with Obama's LYING DEMONIZATION of Romney. This battle can only be won in the Boardroom by business BIG ENOUGH to take over the major media corporations.

Mr. Mcgranor said...

They do that already.

Chris O. said...

It's quite simple. Whites move away, leave blacks to their own devices, blacks turn everything to shit.