After Shunning Tea Party… GOP Launches “Grassroots” Website

The Republican Party had their grassroots army.
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But, they shunned the Tea Party.

Now this…
The Republican Party is launching a “grassroots” website to serve as an activist forum.
Policy Mic reported:

Last week, the Republican National Committee announced that it will be launching the next phase of its Growth and Opportunity project, a website that will “serve as a forum for grassroots supporters to share ideas and recommendations about the way forward for the Republican Party. As Chairman Priebus and the co-chairs of the Growth and Opportunity project travel the country seeking input that will influence the Party’s long term plan, the listening website will be another tool to help facilitate conversation across the country.”

But will these grassroots measures really do much to fix the GOP’s problems?

In his re-election speech last Friday, Republican National Committee Chair Reince Priebus called for a transformation that would propel the GOP away from its image as the 2-percenter party, which cost them the presidential race as well as seats in the House and Senate. His solution: Expand the GOP’s appeal to minority voters.

“We have to build better relationships in minority communities, urban centers,” said Priebus in his RNC Winter address. “We need a permanent, growing presence.”

Republicans are riding the demographic shift bandwagon like there’s no tomorrow — and they should. Republicans have realized that Obama’s victory was largely attributed to the democratic minority vote, and are now finally hurdling over Rovian delusions. Even Rush Limbaugh gave a shout-out (with tangible trepidation) to Marco Rubio’s call for immigration reform, and conceded that with stricter border restrictions, he could agree to a beefed-up version of Reagan’s 1986 Simpson-Mazzoli-type amnesty.

Related… Karl Rove’s group, American Crossroads, is also creating a new Super PAC to crush conservatives, destroy the tea party, and put a bunch of squishes in Republican leadership positions.

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  • serfer62

    The contempt by mitts & boner at the GOP convention towards the Tea Party convinced me that are doomed!

    Why attack your Base?

    Crispy Cream as lead speaker & Palin shunned? Is The Establishment Kommiecrats?

  • American Woman


    Establishment Forms Anti-Conservative Super PAC

    Pollster Scott Rasmussen recently rebuked party bosses for these heavy handed tactics in a nationally syndicated column. Rasmussen said, “The Republican establishment has two choices. They can act as mature party leaders of a national political party, or they can protect their own self-interest. Mature party leaders would spend a lot more time listening to Republican voters rather than further insulating themselves from those voters.”

    “This is a continuation of the establishment’s effort to avoid blame for their horrible performance in the 2012 elections,” said Hoskins. “They blew a ton of races up and down the ticket because they recruited moderate Republicans who didn’t stand for anything. Now they want to use this new PAC to trick donors into giving them more money so they can lose more races.”

    In 2012, there were 27 Republican challengers yet only three were elected. All three were SCF-backed, anti-establishment conservatives: U.S. Senators Ted Cruz (R-TX), Jeff Flake (R-AZ), and Deb Fischer (R-NE). The other 24 Republican challengers were defeated. A few of these candidates were conservatives, but most of the losers were moderates. Notable examples include the candidates in Wisconsin, New Mexico, Maine, Michigan, Connecticut, North Dakota, Montana, and Hawaii.

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  • Stop Obama the communist

    Pathetic hacks. I most likely won’t vote ever again anyhow (no point once 11 million new Democrat voters become available) but even if I did it ain’t gonna be Republican. You POS’s couldn’t beat the communist destroyer Obama then screw you, you SUCK!

  • Steven Dreier

    I’m not worried. The adults will be back in charge by the mid-terms and these Tea Party types won’t even be a footnote in history.

  • http://gateway fightinggranny

    I hate it when I read misnomers on a Conservative site. Rush did not back Rubio on the immigration plan. It is bad for the country. They water everything down, put Napolitano in charge and claim it fixes. NO Amnesty until we fix the problem, the borders. I like Eisenhowers plan the best, round them up state by state and deport them back. This
    was done to create jobs for veterans. Thes RINOS are looking at a last gasp, before a
    third party develops. Who would follow these weak leaders?

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  • Stop Obama the communist

    29-please explain what you dislike about the Tea Party? Their desire for low-as-possible taxes? Small-as-possible, constitutional government? Right to bear arms? Yeah that stuff sounds crazy doesn’t it?

  • Monkey Wrench


    You are correct. The BIG money Republicans are socially liberal for the most part. They live and work in large cities like New York, L.A., and Dallas. All they care about is lower taxes. They could care less about abortion or gun rights or gays. They will tolerate anti-abortion and anti-gay talk as long as it helps get Republicans elected and their taxes lowered.

    But now the big money guys feel like they are wasting their investments. The message for 2016 will be to shut up about social issues or you’re not going to get funding.

    Btw, all that nonsense last election about skewed polling and Romney was really winning was to keep the big money from pulling out. It worked in 2012. It won’t work going forward.

  • Jeannie

    Never liked Rove. Even think that Carville was better than him. Both love pure campaigning but Carville at least can see when government has gone too far. Rove is actually more like OBama. If he could live in campaign mode, and not be bothered with having to check in with the citizens he’d be in pig heaven.

  • billsv

    This is so dumb. Obama won because he had a taken advantage of the the Inetrenet, Facebook and Twitter contacing and energizing each with a unified message. He did not use the GOP consultant approach. We will lose the House and not progress in the Senate with this approach. They are trinh what has failed in the last elections. The definition of a crazy person …… That is them

  • Multitude

    What pretty astroturf the RINOs have installed. Why, I’m sure it will impress all the illegals they’re courting. Then agsin, when the Democrats are giving out free cash and ObamaPhones, a listening website probably won’t do it.

    But it did remind me to get down to the courthouse and change my registration to independent. Since Karl Rove has marked our Rep King for elimination, conservative Iowans are ready to move on to a new party.

  • B.O. don’t know diddley squat

    I thought they’d be a divorce after the election (T-Party-GOP)

    Wasn’t sure it would be this fast,oh well

    Rove,GOP…don’t let the door hit you in the ***….buh by

  • GotFreedom

    Nothing more than wolves in sheeples clothing. . .too little too late. . .you didn’t listen to us in the past after we gave you the House in 2010 and again in 2012 so tough tomatoes to the GOP!

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  • FurryGuy

    A “Grassroots” website, started by GOP Elites who consistently find ways to snatch defeat from the jaws of victory.

    Yeah, that’ll scare the Dems/Libs into thinking they might lose future elections. :rolleyes:

  • Stop Obama the communist

    So essentially what we now have, is on the one hand 11 million soon-to-be Democrats (thereby making it impossible to have anything BUT a commiecrat president forever and a day), and on the other hand the Republican establishment elites said “What the hell, let’s double down on our disastrous position!” and decided to bash and alienate the Tea Party-who gave them numerous successes. Never thought I’d say it because I’m not a loony Ron Paul supporter, but we’ve no choice but a third party, yet a third party will still likely not win because we’ll lose clueless Republicans (low info Repubs) to Karl Rove and his idiots. Pack it up, America is D O N E.

  • King

    I predicted this after we lost in the last election. During the Progressive Era the Republicans stood for nothing and promised the same things the Democrats did – free stuff. But since the Democrats were always willing to offer more the Republicans would consistently lose elections. Here we are a hundred years later with a GOP controlled by big government progressives who hate the common man. Who hate limited government. And are gearing their party to offer free stuff. That’s what this grassroots is. It has nothing to do with reaching the conservative base. It’s a way to blame every loss on not offering a enough free stuff to enough minorities. The GOP will push themselves into an “also ran” for decades because of their stupidity and socialist leanings. There are a handful of great Republicans but the party on the whole is big government. Thus the enemy.

  • katy

    PLease forward this to Roves new BS web site.

    We will not be fooled again by the “establishment” RINO invention in sheep’s clothing.

    You set up listening web sites, invite conversation and then continue to push your progressive lite agenda like you have for decades.

    We were force fed McCain, Then bullied into Romney. What next…? Lindsey Graham for President.

    How dare you co-opt the label grassroots. The establishment GOP is as grassroots as Nancy Pelosi’s face!

    I’m sending this email as viral as it will go.

    Keep trying ladies and gentlemen. You will never beat the real grassroots. We’re too pissed off to lay down and buy your crapola ever again!



  • john graham

    I sure hope rove and his gang call me for campaign donations…..I would not want to be on the other end of the line……bye bye republican elites…..we cannot take our country back with elites in charge…..

  • bear

    Just spent the last half-hour taking the rino survey and typing a (long) list of non-negotiable demands, which must be accomplished prior to my recognition that an actual republican party still exists.

    Rinos pay attention! No money, no votes, no support until mccain/graham/boehner/rove (and all who act like them) are locked away in a small room to rot.

    You don’t own me. I am an American!