As Twitchy reported this morning, Ari Fleischer previewed the report on “growth and opportunity” via Twitter this morning. The RNC report has now been unveiled fully.
People are reading. And they don’t like it. Opportunity for what? A panderpalooza? The plan proposes direct “dialogue” with the NAACP and La Raza, among others. It praises “comprehensive immigration reform,” so forward to amnesty!
Some argue for the need for outreach. Clearly, we do want to grow the party.
Reaching out is one thing. But this is not the way to do it. We must reach out with solid principles and sound ideas. Not pandering and trying to turn the party into Democrat Lite under the absurd belief that turning ourselves into identity politics embracers and promoters will win elections.
Precisely. The absurdity, it scorches.
Ding, ding, ding, we have a winner!
Look, if the plan is premised upon putting aside principles and what is right in order to pander for votes, any votes gained (doubtful there would be any gains at all) would be a Pyrrhic victory at best. Like Sarah Palin said at CPAC, we don’t need to rebrand a party, we need to rebuild the country. For all Americans, not little boxed-up identity groups.
Apparently, the RNC is not heeding those words.
Update: Guess who likes it?