November 24, 2008
THEY ARE CONSERVATIVE, NOW MAKE THEM REPUBLICANS:
Minority Vote on Prop. 8 Key to GOP Future? (Steven Harmon, 11/22/08, Oakland Tribune)
Some California Republicans are saying they have found a key to expanding their fast-shrinking base, and it lies in the most glaring aspect of the Proposition 8 election results: the minority vote that went overwhelmingly for it.
With seven in 10 blacks and 53 percent of Latinos voting in favor of the ballot measure to ban same-sex marriage, Republicans say they are confident that their common interests with minorities on traditional family and social issues can help forge new political alliances.
"It shows there are issues the Republican party and minorities can agree on," said Mike Spence, president of the California Republican Assembly, a conservative GOP organization. "We'd be the stupid party if we didn't try to outreach on issues we already agree on. Why not start with issues we know we can articulate with African- Americans and Latinos?"
It would be stupid not to be the Stupid Party. Posted by Orrin Judd at November 24, 2008 7:17 AM