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RNC Chairman Priebus: 'Big Changes' Ahead for GOP
« on: February 23, 2014, 10:46:03 AM »
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RNC Chairman Priebus: 'Big Changes' Ahead for GOP
Saturday, February 22, 2014 10:34 PM

By: Todd Beamon

Reince Priebus says the Republican Party has become a "part-time party" and that "there's some big changes" in store for the Grand Old Party.

"What's happened over the last several years at the RNC is that we have become, unfortunately, an organization that has shown up about once every four years, five months before an election," the Republican National Committee chairman told former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee on his Fox News program Saturday.

Priebus, 40, who was elected to another two-year term in January, said that the committee was working to remedy that by becoming involved in diverse communities throughout the nation.

"The things that we're trying to do very differently sound reasonable and intelligent — but I can promise you, that's what's not been going on — is we’re putting in place in as many communities as possible … long-term, full-time engagement in African-American, Hispanic, and Asian communities across the country.

"We've also got to be in every battleground state nonstop — and I think that's where we've been getting killed," Priebus added. "We've got a $35 million data upgrade in helping us speak to and identify and segment different voter communities."

The improved database, along with an emphasis on greater minority and community outreach, were among the recommendations in a study released last year by the RNC of what went wrong during the 2012 presidential election.

Huckabee, a 2012 presidential contender, devoted Saturday's program to a discussion of issues affecting the GOP and how it could win the Senate in this fall's congressional elections and the White House in 2016. Those included diversity, Obamacare, and social issues.

Priebus told Huckabee that the RNC was working make minorities more visible in the party.

"We've done a great job in getting Hispanic governors, African-American senators exposed," he said.

Priebus was referring to Govs. Susana Martinez of New Mexico and Brian Sandoval of Nevada — and Sen. Tim Scott of South Carolina, the only black Republican in the upper chamber of Congress.

"But you know what? We've done a lousy job bragging about it — and we've got to do better," Priebus said.

The chairman also emphasized the changes that the RNC discussed at its January meeting, including moving the party's convention to June and shortening the calendar for presidential primaries in 2016.

Priebus also named a panel to study cutting the number of debates from the record 22 before Mitt Romney was nominated in 2012. The panel is expected to recommend that no more than eight debates be held for 2016.

The issue is expected to be address at the RNC's spring meeting in Memphis, Tenn.

"I just think six months of slicing and dicing ourselves in front of the general public and the liberal media is a joke," Priebus told Huckabee. "I believe that having 23 debates and a traveling circus in front of liberal moderators is another joke that is going to come to an end.

"We're going to reduce the number of debates — and by the way, we're going to pick the moderators and debate partners, not the other way around," he added. "That's something we have to change in our party."


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Re: RNC Chairman Priebus: 'Big Changes' Ahead for GOP
« Reply #1 on: February 23, 2014, 10:54:04 AM »
...and they have a new slogan.

The Republican Party- We Are From The Government And We Are Here To Help

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Re: RNC Chairman Priebus: 'Big Changes' Ahead for GOP
« Reply #2 on: February 23, 2014, 10:56:36 AM »
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Priebus told Huckabee that the RNC was working make minorities more visible in the party.


I call BS.

Everyone forgets Allen West.



Read how close Boehner was to losing his speaker seat. And how West was voted for...

http://www.nytimes.com/2013/01/04/us/politics/new-congress-begins-with-wishes-of-comity-but-battles-ahead.html?pagewanted=all&_r=1&

Yes, the dems set up West, piled a ton of money to defeat him and cheated

http://www.westernjournalism.com/allen-wests-congressional-seat-stolen/

Why did the republicans redistrict Allen West's District?

http://www.shark-tank.com/2013/12/19/allen-west-getting-screwed-case-revisited-fl-gop-deletes-redistricting-records/
"The Tea Party has a right to feel cheated.

When does the Republican Party, put in the majority by the Tea Party, plan to honor its commitment to halt the growth of the Federal monolith and bring the budget back into balance"?

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Re: RNC Chairman Priebus: 'Big Changes' Ahead for GOP
« Reply #3 on: February 23, 2014, 11:00:17 AM »
We ALL want the same basic things.  Security for our family and a bright future for ALL.  Why waste resources targeting select groups?  It's the MESSAGE that needs to be front and center.  Someone has to have the clarity and focus to have that vision and more importantly - the voice that can take that vision to ALL. 

Can we PLEASE stop pandering to every little group?  Can we PLEASE just start treating everyone as equal.  We all have the same needs.  Enough of the pigeon-holing already!
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Re: RNC Chairman Priebus: 'Big Changes' Ahead for GOP
« Reply #4 on: February 23, 2014, 01:31:27 PM »
...and they have a new slogan.

The Republican Party- We Are From The Government And We Are Here To Help


Sadly, this is true.
"The Tea Party has a right to feel cheated.

When does the Republican Party, put in the majority by the Tea Party, plan to honor its commitment to halt the growth of the Federal monolith and bring the budget back into balance"?

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Re: RNC Chairman Priebus: 'Big Changes' Ahead for GOP
« Reply #5 on: February 23, 2014, 02:46:28 PM »
We ALL want the same basic things.  Security for our family and a bright future for ALL.  Why waste resources targeting select groups?  It's the MESSAGE that needs to be front and center.  Someone has to have the clarity and focus to have that vision and more importantly - the voice that can take that vision to ALL. 

Can we PLEASE stop pandering to every little group?  Can we PLEASE just start treating everyone as equal.  We all have the same needs.  Enough of the pigeon-holing already!

That was my thought as well when reading the article. How about they listen to those that elected them, instead of focusing on those that won't vote for them come Hell or high water? Treat everyone the same, and get on with it. When someone calls racism, make them look like the fools they are.

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Re: RNC Chairman Priebus: 'Big Changes' Ahead for GOP
« Reply #6 on: February 23, 2014, 11:17:08 PM »
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Yes, Mr. Priebus, there are.

But.... the changes that occur are not going to be the ones that you were expecting...!

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Re: RNC Chairman Priebus: 'Big Changes' Ahead for GOP
« Reply #7 on: February 23, 2014, 11:34:56 PM »
NOT ONE DIME
November 6, 2012, a day in infamy...the death of a republic as we know it.


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