“I’ve had this position for a very long time, even longer than Barack Obama and Joe Biden...I think where the Republican Party needs to go is we need to be a more modern party, we need to be a more inclusive party.”
— David Kochel, senior Iowa adviser to Mitt Romney's presidential campaign, urging Republicans to support same-sex marriage.
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Sue_N
Sue_N

It's cute that these guys believe their party wants to modernize.

notsacredh
notsacredh

"I think where the Republican Party needs to go is we need to be a more modern party"

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19th century, here we come!

grape_crush
grape_crush

> "I think where the Republican Party needs to go is we need to be a more modern party, we need to be a more inclusive party.”

Why bother? Just change your party affiliation to Democratic and save yourselves the headaches involved with pulling your collective heads out of your collective posteriors.

Really, how would a 'modern' GOP be much different than the current Democratic Party?

cent-fan
cent-fan

We seem to be coining a new word- "inconexclusivity".  That's the character of viewing all arguments as "us" against "them" while pivoting a fluid definition of who is "us" and who is "them" based on the goal of gathering the most power advantage for the least number of "us" in the short term.  In the long term "us" looks like old white guys.

MrObvious
MrObvious

GOPers, especially the more moderate ones seems to be real good at the whole ditto thing; immigration and now same sex marriage. Pity it takes the action of Democrats and an election to get these guys to speak out.

DonQuixotic
DonQuixotic

If they GOP wants to be more inclusive and supportive of equality, they might as well just become Democrats.  Those are things their party doesn't stand for.

notsacredh
notsacredh

It's OK to say modernizing. Evolving will get you in trouble.

Sue_N
Sue_N

@sacredh Does that mean Princess Lindsey is going to have to give up his powdered wigs?

notsacredh
notsacredh

I think they've got a ways to go before they could even be Dixiecrats. The problem is the base. They've courted the bigots and racists for so long that the base isn't going to go all Rainbow coalition just because it would help them win some victories. Same sex marriages? Please. They're not even OK with mixed race marriages.

Sue_N
Sue_N

@MrObvious Yeah, but the base is never gonna buy it. They've been too thoroughly brainwashed. Brown folks bad, gay folks bad. One's coming for your job, the other for your manhood. Or something.

As long as this party draws its strength from the old Confederacy, "modern" means mid-1860s. Don't forget, we're still fighting the Civil War down here.

notsacredh
notsacredh

You have to laugh at these guys. They remind me of Garret Morris on the old SNL doing "sign" for the hearing impaired. The speaker is saying one thing and Morris has his hands cupped around his mouth shouting "they don't mean it".