Pimp My Republican Party

I’ve often thought that the Republican Party could use some boss new speakers and 22″ rims, and apparently I’m not alone. Chairman Michael “Man of” Steele is promising an “off the hook” public relations offensive to attract younger voters, especially blacks and Hispanics, by applying the party’s principles to “urban-suburban hip-hop settings.”

So sayeth my chairman and yours

“There was underlying concerns we had become too regionalized and the party needed to reach beyond our comfort” zones, he said, citing defeats in such states as Virginia and North Carolina. “We need messengers to really capture that region – young, Hispanic, black, a cross section … We want to convey that the modern-day GOP looks like the conservative party that stands on principles. But we want to apply them to urban-suburban hip-hop settings.”

But, he elaborated with a laugh, “we need to uptick our image with everyone, including one-armed midgets.”

“Where we have fallen down in delivering a message is in having something to say, particularly to young people and moms of all shapes – soccer moms, hockey moms,” he said, though he insisted that party messages won’t be different strokes for different folks. “We don’t offer one image for 18-year-olds and another for soccer moms but one that shows who we are for the 21st century.”

Set aside the condescending commentary that’s sure to come from the Republican’s promising a “hip-hop makeover” (including a little but from the article I’m citing), it’s always killed me that the party hasn’t been reaching out to “voters of color” before. The fact that our top four presidential candidates didn’t show up to a PBS sponsored primary debate in front of and African-American audience was embarrassing and best, insulting at worst.

Black and Hispanic voters tend to be more socially conservative then not, which would seem like a perfect fit. On top of that, regardless of what liberals want you to believe, not all of them are dependent on the government to survive. Commentator John Ridley refers to it as the “liberal plantation,” where the left condescending acts as if people of color can’t survive without their help.

The rub is that someone who looks like me sounds like a complete idiot trying to make that case to people who look more like Michael Steele or Bobby Jindal. So it’s not enough to reach out to these voters, we need to recruit candidates from these communities to run at all levels of government.

My hope is that, with Michael Steele at the helm, we might finally be starting to do that.

UPDATE: And lets start going after jive like this…

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2 thoughts on “Pimp My Republican Party”

  1. Mike,

    Let’s do this! The GOP’s message should resonate with ALL responsible Americans regardless of the concentration of melanin in their skin.

    Regardless of what the left preaches, all people are intrinsically proud beings and nobody needs handouts…

  2. You just don’t get it and neither does Nosanto.


    You are not going to attract Blacks unless you play up to black victimology. Blacks want handouts not personal responsibility. You are not going to attract Hispanics for which by all intensive purposes you mean Mexicans or Central Americans unless you offer amnesty and pander to the never ending flood of those wanting to come to this country to get on the benefits bandwagon. Blacks Republicans sold out the GOP at the first sign that they had one of their own to elect in Obama. This is why you lame brain Republicans begin to fail. The United States has entered into the phase of racial identity politics and you are too afraid to admit that your base is over 90% conservative minded white Americans. Stand by the issues that these people care about like Immigration, culture, less intrusive government, lower taxation, reducing government spending and you could have won this election. The reason Obama won is not because he sad such a landslide of popular support, but because idiot Republics trotted out the most liberal Republican alive John McCain. Mr million year war, Mr I never met an illegal alien I didn’t want to give Amnesty. You are fools, that is why you fail and have no future as a party.

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