U.S. CitiesCity-Data Forum Index
Go Back   City-Data Forum > General Forums > Politics and Other Controversies > Elections
 [Register]
Please register to participate in our discussions with 2 million other members - it's free and quick! Some forums can only be seen by registered members. After you create your account, you'll be able to customize options and access all our 15,000 new posts/day with fewer ads.
View detailed profile (Advanced) or search
site with Google Custom Search

Search Forums  (Advanced)
Reply Start New Thread
 
Old 03-15-2012, 01:14 PM
 
Location: Palm Springs, CA
26,529 posts, read 25,011,732 times
Reputation: 7739

Advertisements

Quote:
"The Republicans really are the party of white people, and especially older white people," Kohut told reporters as the poll was released. "They’ve done nothing in this campaign to make themselves be more favorably viewed" among other parts of the electorate.
Poll: Primary battle has hurt GOP's image among young, non-whites - latimes.com

Karl Rove, Ken Mehlman, and Michael Steele - among others - have tried to make the Republican Party more appealing to non-white voters, but it's not working.

Why isn't the GOP more appealing to non-whites, and what can they do to change that? Or should they even try?
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message

 
Old 03-15-2012, 01:15 PM
 
Location: La lune et les étoiles
17,611 posts, read 19,031,172 times
Reputation: 18918
They (the GOP) can not see the forest for the tress.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 03-15-2012, 01:16 PM
 
Location: USA
8,016 posts, read 9,478,371 times
Reputation: 3406
a sad dying breed. they like it that way i guess, because they don't want anyone else to get money like them.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 03-15-2012, 01:18 PM
 
12,050 posts, read 11,142,366 times
Reputation: 10009
We discuss this ad naseum. I think that many black voters are open to the GOP platform for the same reasons white ones are. They have an appealing message of low taxation, personal responsibility, pro-family, etc. Unfortunately, there are rarely two successive days that go by during which a prominent member of the GOP does not say something stupid about black people. Once they quit doing that, they will probably start attracting some black votes.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 03-15-2012, 01:18 PM
 
1,020 posts, read 1,466,542 times
Reputation: 754
Quote:
Originally Posted by 11KAP View Post
a sad dying breed. they like it that way i guess, because they don't want anyone else to get money like them.
Wow, what a thoughtful, insightful comment.

Last edited by CaseyB; 03-15-2012 at 02:33 PM.. Reason: spelling
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 03-15-2012, 01:20 PM
 
2,313 posts, read 3,187,570 times
Reputation: 1581
You forgot Rich
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 03-15-2012, 01:22 PM
 
Location: Palm Springs, CA
26,529 posts, read 25,011,732 times
Reputation: 7739
Quote:
Originally Posted by badhornet View Post
You forgot Rich
Well, Obama did win the category of people making over $200K per year in 2008, so I don't assume that the rich vote for Republicans as a rule.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 03-15-2012, 01:26 PM
 
Location: La lune et les étoiles
17,611 posts, read 19,031,172 times
Reputation: 18918
Quote:
Originally Posted by WestCobb View Post
We discuss this ad naseum. I think that many black voters are open to the GOP platform for the same reasons white ones are. They have an appealing message of low taxation, personal responsibility, pro-family, etc. Unfortunately, there are rarely two successive days that go by during which a prominent member of the GOP does not say something stupid about black people. Once they quit doing that, they will probably start attracting some black votes.

The problem is that they will NEVER stop doing that because they do not want the Black vote.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 03-15-2012, 01:30 PM
 
12,050 posts, read 11,142,366 times
Reputation: 10009
Quote:
Originally Posted by calipoppy View Post
The problem is that they will NEVER stop doing that because they do not want the Black vote.
They're going to have to stop eventually. Racists are a dying breed. This moment in time is comical though. They say they want the black vote, but then they say that blacks are on welfare, want handouts, are plantation slaves (that's one of the better things they say), etc. Then, they blame liberals for misleading blacks. Comical. What exactly do liberals do? Oh yeah, they say that they believe in racial equality and think that all people regardless of background or origin should get a fair shake. Gee, black Americans must be crazy for that message to appeal to them.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 03-15-2012, 01:32 PM
 
Location: South Carolina
8,151 posts, read 5,608,587 times
Reputation: 1752
Quote:
Originally Posted by AnUnidentifiedMale View Post
Poll: Primary battle has hurt GOP's image among young, non-whites - latimes.com

Karl Rove, Ken Mehlman, and Michael Steele - among others - have tried to make the Republican Party more appealing to non-white voters, but it's not working.

Why isn't the GOP more appealing to non-whites, and what can they do to change that? Or should they even try?
Its more of what have they done to alienate these groups. The answer is plenty. From being totally mean sprited toward a President popular with these groups to out right naming them as the enemy.


Rick Santorum "Black people" comment - YouTube



Newt Gingrich Racist Comments: "Spanish is a language of the ghetto" - YouTube

Food stamp President

Anti-colonial

All race code fed to the tea party. What dont realise is that we know the code too.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Please register to post and access all features of our very popular forum. It is free and quick. Over $68,000 in prizes has already been given out to active posters on our forum. Additional giveaways are planned.

Detailed information about all U.S. cities, counties, and zip codes on our site: City-data.com.


Reply
Please update this thread with any new information or opinions. This open thread is still read by thousands of people, so we encourage all additional points of view.

Quick Reply
Message:

Over $104,000 in prizes was already given out to active posters on our forum and additional giveaways are planned!

Go Back   City-Data Forum > General Forums > Politics and Other Controversies > Elections
Follow City-Data.com founder on our Forum or

All times are GMT -6.

© 2005-2019, Advameg, Inc. · Please obey Forum Rules · Terms of Use and Privacy Policy · Bug Bounty

City-Data.com - Archive 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35 - Top