King rips RNC plan's position on immi...

King rips RNC plan's position on immigration

There are 2 comments on the The Estherville Spirit story from Apr 6, 2013, titled King rips RNC plan's position on immigration. In it, The Estherville Spirit reports that:

Iowa Congressman Steve King on Friday criticized a Republican National Committee report aimed at turning around the party's losing ways, describing its efforts at outreach to Latino voters as political opportunism.

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De Soto, KS

#1 Apr 6, 2013
Right on Steve!

Union City, GA

#2 Apr 6, 2013
Can Republicans Change Their Spots?

If the Republican Party were a profit-seeking corporation, the current management would be tossed.

A post-election study conducted Dec. 12 by Resurgent Republic, a conservative think tank, concluded that the market for right-wing ideologues is just not there anymore:

Republicans have run out of persuadable white voters. For the fifth time in the past six presidential elections, Republicans lost the popular vote. Trying to win a national election by gaining a larger and larger share of a smaller and smaller portion of the electorate is a losing political proposition.

Stan Greenberg, a Democratic pollster, released findings on Jan. 16 from a Democracy Corp survey that echoed that conclusion:

The Republican Party brand has steeply eroded since Election Day. Half of all voters (51 percent) now give the Party a negative rating and a third rate the party very negatively (under 25 on our 100-point scale).

Even more threatening to conservatives, according to Greenberg,“Strong majorities of voters view the Republican Party’s positions on critical economic and social issues as extreme.”

If you’re a Republican, the evidence on the party’s near-term prospects is pretty grim:


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