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Monday, June 03, 2013

"Closed-Minded, Racist, Rigid"

Oscar Wilde to GOP: "If one tells the truth, one is sure, sooner or later, to be found out."

Via TPM:
The Republican Party’s troubles with young voters are well known. But a new internal report virtually elevates the threat level to apocalyptic... The 95-page report by the College National Republican Committee, based on in-depth research by the Winston Group on voters aged 18-29 nationwide, warns of “a dismal present situation” for the GOP when it comes to Millennial voters. "Neither technology, nor policy, nor branding alone will fully endear the Republican Party to a generation that has now twice broken for a Democratic candidate by historic margins," the report concludes. "Yet a message and narrative that focuses on economic growth and opportunity cannot exist without substance behind it. [T]here are still many items in the Republican economic agenda that young voters have not been sold on." ... Uncommitted young voters may not be enamored with the Democratic Party but they have a terrible opinion of the GOP. "In the focus group research conducted in January 2013," the report said, "the young 'winnable' Obama voters were asked to say what words came to mind when they heard 'Republican Party.' The responses were brutal: closed-minded, racist, rigid, old-fashioned."
Makes you wonder what words the "unwinnables" used...

1 comment:

jimf said...

> But a new internal report virtually elevates the threat level to apocalyptic...

If you own the casino, and it looks as though the house is
going to lose big-time, then you figure out how to change the
rules. Wait and see.