After Shunning Tea Party… GOP Launches “Grassroots” Website
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.