Republicans continue post-election outreach programs

Following their losses in the 2012 elections, Republican officials across America have stepped up their outreach efforts to improve their standing with black voters, voters over age 65, college students, disaster victims, voters with disabilities and women voters.

• Ron Weiser, finance chairman of the Republican National Committee, continues his party’s outreach to black voters.

• Sen. Tom Coburn explores new strategy for Republican outreach to voters over age 65.

• Florida Republican leaders explain outreach effort to appeal to younger voters.

• Rep. Scott Garrett continues Republican outreach to victims of natural disasters.

• Rick Santorum spearheads Republican outreach to voters with disabilities and those who love them.

• House Republicans outline plan to demonstrate commitment to women and minorities.

• Glenn Reynolds also offers his plan for Republican outreach to women voters.

• Rep. Steve King continues Republican outreach to Latino voters.

 

  • AnonymousSam

    I had been trying to think of a way to articulate this, but yes, there are frequent occasions when it feels like very few people in our government understand that not everyone makes at least a few hundred thousand dollars a year — or that the majority of our economy is designed for people who don’t. If prices at the grocery store expected me to make $250,000 annually, I think I’d do a lot less eating.

  • Lori

     

    I have to say, I agreed with Republicans when they said “It’s criminal
    that, in the richest country in the world, half the population doesn’t
    earn enough to pay income tax”.   

    I don’t believe I’ve ever heard a Republican say this, at least not a Republican elected official or talking head. I’ve only heard them complain about the not paying taxes. I haven’t heard word one about the low incomes. IMO that pretty much tells you all you need to know about the modern GOP.

  • Ross Thompson

    Well, yes. They actually said “half the population doesn’t pay income tax”, and I (naturally enough) mentally inserted the reason why that was so; but either way, it amounts to the same thing. Half the population doesn’t pay income tax; the Republican solution is to force them to pay, rather than to make sure they’re able to pay.


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