The GOP Outreach that Dare Not Speak Its Name

Mitt Romney's disappointing 2012 defeat has unleashed an orgy of GOP self-reflection aimed at winning in 2016. Alas, nearly everything entails "outreach" and "inclusion" to assorted minority groups plus ending the alleged Republican "war on women." Disbelievers should enter "GOP pandering" into Google--1.6 million hits as of March 24th. But of all this pandering, the most important is the official100 page Growth and Opportunity Project issued by the Republican National Committee Chairman and its chair Reince Priebus. RNC researchers spoke with some 2,600 people both inside and outside of Washington, lots of voters, technical experts, party members and elected officials, an assortment of pollsters, some 600 Hispanic voters and former Republican voters who thought the party was either too little or too conservative. Some 36,000 people also contributed their thoughts online. The bottom line: "Instead of driving around in circles on an ideological cul-de-sac, we need a Party whose...(Read Full Article)