It looks like the post-mortem report on the Republican Party’s losses in November are pretty much dead on arrival. As was pointed out on The Rachel Maddow Show last night, the GOP seems to have no intention of actually being more inclusive of minorities:
Now Reince Priebus, the chairman of the Republican National Committee, has made it clear that, even though there is huge support for same-sex marriage in the United States, the GOP will not be changing their tune on it stating that “I know our party believes marriage is between one man and one woman. . .I also know that we have a party that’s going to be inclusive and is going to listen to people … That’s the type of party that I want to continue to build.”
Priebus sat down with Luke Russert to talk about reinventing the GOP and ended up saying, at the end, that they weren’t going to support same-sex marriage, which pretty much thumbs their nose at 58% of Americans.
It pretty much seem that the GOP’s plans regarding minority outreach are little more than window dressings and not serious attempts to actually change how they operate and how they function. They have not actually looked at what is wrong with their treatment of minorities. In fact, the plans that they are putting forward seem more in line with their criticism of the Democrats on the issue of minorities.
The GOP has repeatedly claimed that Democrats give handouts to minorities, and that is why they vote for the Democrats in large numbes. None of what the GOP seems to want to do is actually address the issues facing minorities. While the Democrats do not do a spectacular job of doing that, they do a fair job of addressing those issues.