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Mon May 6, 2013, 12:37 AM

GOP's strategy to reach new Black voters

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The Republican Party’s post-2012 introspection has focused principally on America’s growing Hispanic population and how the GOP can capture larger percentages of the Hispanic vote, but Republicans aren’t sitting back on their heels when it comes to other groups that conservatives have traditionally struggled with.

African-Americans turned out at the polls at much higher rates in 2008 and 2012 than in previous elections. As Jamelle Bouie writes, President Obama’s vote margin in Ohio “can be explained solely by higher black turnout.” And while it’s possible that this could be due to the historic nature of President Obama’s candidacy, the Republican National Committee sounds like they’re treating increased participation in the political process by the black community as a permanent trend.

This week, the RNC brought Amani Council on board to be Director of African American Communications. “It’s a new position,” Council tells Townhall. “I’m not filling anyone’s shoes. I’m basically going out to get African-Americans engaged on a level which they haven’t been in a really long time.”

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Reply GOP's strategy to reach new Black voters (Original post)
Jamaal510 May 2013 OP
jaysunb May 2013 #1
Number23 May 2013 #2
JustAnotherGen May 2013 #3
1StrongBlackMan May 2013 #5
SemperEadem May 2013 #4
1StrongBlackMan May 2013 #6
JustAnotherGen May 2013 #7
SemperEadem May 2013 #8
1StrongBlackMan May 2013 #9
SemperEadem May 2013 #10

Response to Jamaal510 (Original post)

Mon May 6, 2013, 12:55 AM

1. She is a tool among tools...

but, like they say, "when opportunity knocks...you better answer."

Get that money lil Sis..cause me and you (and your bosses) know, nothing you say or do is going to change a thing in this community.

Get that paper girl !!!!!

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Response to jaysunb (Reply #1)

Mon May 6, 2013, 02:09 AM

2. + a million

That whole story has me

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Response to Jamaal510 (Original post)

Mon May 6, 2013, 06:16 AM

3. I can't even believe

The bullshit that woman is spouting. I can't see to c/p on my iPad from the article - but go to page three.

The nonsense about you don't have to be a Democratic - tell me why you are. . . Condescending nonsense. I'm forty god damned years old and don't have to justify my beliefs to anyone.

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Response to JustAnotherGen (Reply #3)

Wed May 8, 2013, 12:17 AM

5. I wish she would call me ...

 

I would have no problem explaining why I am a Democrat ... and wouldn't even have to use the words "republican", "gop" or "racist, batshit crazy."

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Response to Jamaal510 (Original post)

Tue May 7, 2013, 07:01 AM

4. yeah, good luck with that one, sister

Your problem is that your party is hostile to your race. You will have no success until you fix the cancer that is in your body politic.

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Response to SemperEadem (Reply #4)

Wed May 8, 2013, 12:21 AM

6. well ...

 

I suppose that depends on how one defines "success." I see her getting paid ... well; making a name for herself in a market where she has little direct competition, where she can write a couple of books and be invited to make a speaking engagement. Some would consider that success.

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Response to 1StrongBlackMan (Reply #6)

Wed May 8, 2013, 06:00 AM

7. Fairest of points!

It's not like there is a wide landscape of competitors in her niche on that side ofthe aisle!

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Response to 1StrongBlackMan (Reply #6)

Wed May 8, 2013, 11:52 AM

8. success, as I'm using the word

is to increase the numbers of black voters, which is what she was hired to do, while her party remains static in their intentions to change how they esteem black voters. The rest of it has to do with when she leaves the employ of the RNC or whoever is cutting her check.

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Response to SemperEadem (Reply #8)

Wed May 8, 2013, 09:59 PM

9. I agree ...

 

But I have to believe that any Black person that would take that job knows that they will fail (as you have defined it) and not being stupid, must be taking the job for fame and fortune ... for as long as it might last.

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Response to 1StrongBlackMan (Reply #9)

Wed May 15, 2013, 07:35 AM

10. they might be

and you may believe what you like, but that is not the point I'm addressing.

The point I'm addressing: Your problem is that your party is hostile to your race. You will have no success until you fix the cancer that is in your body politic.

What she does after she's left and has collected her money is non sequitur to what I'm addressing.

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