Right now Republicans are blaming Chris Christie, Hurricane Sandy, Mitt Romney, unreasonable gay people, slutty women, “biased” Hispanics, effeminate, urban, highly educated white guys, Evangelicals who didn’t show up, people who voted 3rd party and, of course, African Americans who should vote Republican, because, you know… Lincoln!
But the “Because I Said So!” party has a big problem, and I don’t see how they solve it. Yes, there have been mumblings about how the GOP has to tap into the groups I’ve listed about, but the question is how? How does the party of “Because I Said So!” change/soften/moderate their platform on:
Equal Pay for Equal Work
Racist Dog Whistles
Any Religion Other Than Theirs
Seriously, how do they do this without betraying everything they believe? Answer: They can’t. So, where does this leave them? Facing their own extinction unless they can get these groups to agree with them… and “Because I Said So!” obviously didn’t work.
My prediction… they won’t change a thing. Instead they’ll try and pit these groups against each other. They’ll go after the Hispanic vote by trying not to use the term “illegal” (which would be viewed by Republicans as a big concession) and tell this group why they should hate gays and blacks. They’ll also try and soften their rhetoric about women – not sure how, but I bet it’ll be transparent pandering. As far as the African American vote? They won’t go after it because they are too attached to their dog whistle politics – besides they’ll need to use the African American community to try and scare everyone else.
So… how does the Republican Party solve their BIG problem?