LAS VEGAS—After two days of meetings at the Republican Governors Association conference, New Mexico Gov. Susana Martinez on Thursday said she heard a lot about the party's need to reach new constituencies—particularly women and ethnic minorities—but few specifics about how.Read the rest HERE.
..."Republicans need to stop making assumptions, and they need to start talking to younger people, people of color, and ask them—not talk to them—ask them, 'What is it that we can do better? How do we earn your vote? How do we earn the ability for you to see that we can be the party that will make your life better and that of your children?'" Martinez said in an interview after the conference here. "But we can't be the ones that come and tell them how things are going to be and how we have all the solutions."
In order to make inroads with minority voters—particularly Hispanics—Martinez urged Republicans to pursue immigration reform and to begin grass-roots outreach now instead of waiting until an election year to seek votes.
"We need to embrace them not just at election time. ... We should not visit them when we need their vote and then walk away," Martinez said. "And then four years go by and we go visit them again. We have to make them part of the solution, and the way you do that is by listening to them and then making that part of 'How do we do this together to make our lives all better?'
"And then once you've done it," Martinez added, "you tell them we did it together."
HERE is another strategy published at Conservatives On Fire: "Give Him What He Wants. Clean Up Later." Excerpt:
During the past four years I said we needed to fight Obama, not to make him fail, but because it was clear to me from an economic standpoint that his policies would make the United States fail. I was of the opinion that we couldn’t allow all of the damage that was looming actually come to pass and that we had to stave it off.Read the rest HERE.
I’ve changed my mind. I’m beginning to wonder if the best thing we could do is to cave. Let Obama raise taxes all he wants on whoever he wants. Allow people to experience the best and worst of Obamacare. Give him everything he asks for....
Give Obama all he wants. Be a damned rubber stamp. Just stand back and say, on the record, what the results will be. Perhaps, just perhaps, when things turn out the way we predict (and they will, because we’re actually working with a real understanding of economics and history), people will finally wake up to the fact that we know what we’re talking about. It’ll be painful, but not nearly as painful as sitting through another election where conservatives trying to do the right thing is simply used as an excuse by Progressives and liberals for why their programs weren’t more effective–and having them win using that excuse.
Your thoughts on the above strategies?