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Rove: GOP needs candidates who reflect diversity
Associated Press ^ | March 2, 2013 8:38 PM EST | Laura Olson

Posted on 03/02/2013 9:31:43 PM PST by Olog-hai

GOP strategist Karl Rove said Saturday that rebuilding the Republican brand in California will be a tough task that will require them to diversify and create a strategy to spread their message to a wider audience.

Referring to the state party’s deep losses in recent years, Rove said it needs to focus on larger themes of restoring jobs and reducing government spending.

He also said the party must recruit candidates who reflect the diversity of the country, and in particular, California. By next year, Hispanics will overtake whites as the state’s largest demographic group. …

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TOPICS: Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: District of Columbia
KEYWORDS: amnesty; amnestypimp; diversity; gopestablishment; rino; rinoamnestypimp; rove; tokyorove
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Anything but looking in the mirror for Mr. Rove.
1 posted on 03/02/2013 9:31:50 PM PST by Olog-hai
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To: Olog-hai

WHo really gives a crap what that fool thinks?


2 posted on 03/02/2013 9:37:33 PM PST by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: Olog-hai

The idiot said “look to Texas.” LOL.

Hello, Karl! Ted Cruz won that one!


3 posted on 03/02/2013 9:38:25 PM PST by onyx (FREE REPUBLIC IS HERE TO STAY! DONATE MONTHLY! IF YOU WANT ON SARAH PALIN''S PING LIST, LET ME KNOW)
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To: GeronL

The GOP-e, of course.


4 posted on 03/02/2013 9:41:25 PM PST by Olog-hai
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To: Olog-hai

Someone needs to take that white board of his and beat him over the head with it.


5 posted on 03/02/2013 9:42:06 PM PST by TADSLOS (The Event Horizon has come and gone. Buckle up and hang on.)
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To: onyx

I think Karl Rove initially supported the gay democrat over Marco Rubio, and then, as I recall, he gave no support to Allen West. He doesn’t want diversity, he wants liberals.


6 posted on 03/02/2013 9:42:12 PM PST by Defiant (If there are infinite parallel universes, why Lord, am I living in the one with Obama as President?)
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To: Olog-hai
Rove: GOP needs candidates who reflect diversity

The 2012 GOP diversity push was an electoral disaster of epic proportions, in a year when Republicans should have won everything on every ballot from dogcatcher to demigod, from coast to coast.

If at first you epic fail, then fail and fail again.

7 posted on 03/02/2013 9:42:25 PM PST by meadsjn
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To: Olog-hai
He also said the party must recruit candidates who reflect the diversity of the country

We need to recruit candidates who are constitutionalists.

If he is a constitutionalist, I don't care what he looks like.

And if he's not a constitutionalist, whats the point?

8 posted on 03/02/2013 9:43:00 PM PST by marron
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To: Olog-hai

I thought the once great Rove was in Costa Rica enjoying a much needed (by us) retirement.

When I say “the hook” it’s the use of the word by old New Yorkers who grew up attending vaudeville shows. If an act was through, bombing, they’d give it the “hook”, literally reach out with a big hook and drag the guy off the stage with it.

It’s time.

Many very wise folks knew Romney, God bless him, would not work out. Not before, during or after the election in any outcome.


9 posted on 03/02/2013 9:45:06 PM PST by stanne
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To: Olog-hai
SAY WHAT?

10 posted on 03/02/2013 9:45:24 PM PST by WKB ( Remember "Bush Lied and People Died" Now it's "People died and Obama Lied")
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To: Olog-hai

The likes of Karl Rove and John McCain are what is wrong with the GOP.


11 posted on 03/02/2013 9:48:32 PM PST by 353FMG ( I refuse to specify whether I am serious or sarcastic -- I respect FReepers too much.)
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To: meadsjn

There was a youngish conservative black girl running in CA who I thought sounded really good but she got hammered in her election. Can’t remember her name. But as I recall her - she seemed to be what we’re looking for, real conservatives of color. So what happened?

And what about Sarah - who cares what color she is - she has the right principles - were was the GOPe when she was getting crucified?


12 posted on 03/02/2013 9:48:32 PM PST by Aria ( 2008 & 2012 weren't elections - they were coup d'etats.)
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To: marron
We need to recruit candidates who are constitutionalists.

If he is a constitutionalist, I don't care what he looks like.

And if he's not a constitutionalist, whats the point?

Bingo.

13 posted on 03/02/2013 9:49:04 PM PST by TADSLOS (The Event Horizon has come and gone. Buckle up and hang on.)
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To: Aria

Yes; funny how the GOP-e did that to a woman no matter her race or alleged “ethnicity”, “diversity” be damned.


14 posted on 03/02/2013 9:55:03 PM PST by Olog-hai
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To: marron

Oh, no, we’re all getting past that Constitution business, dontcha know.

Teh govt officials, politicians, that is, they swear to uphold it, but it’s really all about race, gender, personal likes, dislikes and getting away from respecting the Founding Fathers ‘cause they were white. . . men. And they’re old. They were old when they thought it up and they’re really old now.

But it’s not discrimination based on race, gender or age.

Big tent. Go liberal.


15 posted on 03/02/2013 9:55:23 PM PST by stanne
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To: Olog-hai

I tend to think California is basically a lost cause (no offense intended towards CA-based FReepers) at the Presidential level. The demographics just are too stacked too heavily in the Democrats’ favor. Even Lurch Kerry managed to take the state by double-digits in 2004.

I do think it’s possible to make some gains at the state and local level, though. IMHO, there could be a gold mine of votes among Cali’s 5 or 6 million Asians. I think that could (again, IMHO) be especially true among Korean-Americans. I live in a town (not in CA, btw) with a large Korean community, and it seems to me the GOP message of self-reliance, pro-small business and pro-family would resonate strongly there. I have never seen anyone work harder for the American dream than the Korean immigrants who’ve come to my town and set up shop for this family business or that.

Of course, I’m not suggesting all Koreans or all Chinese, etc. feel a certain way. Just that I think the GOP could be very competitive in some of those ethnic groups without having to play along with Rove’s notion of giving up principle for electability.


16 posted on 03/02/2013 9:58:05 PM PST by DemforBush (When life gives you lemons, hoard them and make a killing in citrus futures!)
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To: Defiant

I agree with you. He likes those country club, big tent liberals with the R behind their names.

This time around he’d prefer their names end in a vowel...LOL.


17 posted on 03/02/2013 9:58:09 PM PST by onyx (FREE REPUBLIC IS HERE TO STAY! DONATE MONTHLY! IF YOU WANT ON SARAH PALIN''S PING LIST, LET ME KNOW)
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To: Olog-hai
Like clock work, Hannity will have him on his radio (and T.V.) shows next week with his pathetic, a$$ kissing introduction:

“Here he is, the Architect, Karl Rove! How are you my friend?”

I haven't listened to or watched Hannity for a few years now. On the rare times I did tune in, he's usually a$$ kissing guys like Rove and McCain.

18 posted on 03/02/2013 10:01:47 PM PST by Artcore
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To: Olog-hai
Whatever. Does anyone listen to this A-hole anymore? Here's what Mr. Rogers thinks about anything Rover-rover-let-the-demoncrats-roll-me-over has to say...


19 posted on 03/02/2013 10:04:01 PM PST by MCH
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To: Olog-hai

Shut up and go sit on your hands Karl.


20 posted on 03/02/2013 10:04:07 PM PST by prisoner6 (Right Wing Nuts bolt the Constitution together as the loose screws of the Left fall out!)
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To: Olog-hai

I’m allways lectured abour posting my webite which has no advertising in it in response on this subject but I take him to task how his complete incompentency and as far as I’m concerned Rove really has no business enduring the name architect. I supported both his boss and spoke against him as well as asRomney. I am against a 3rd party movement but on local issues it can be sucessfull. As far as I’m concerned untill you have a regional base for all 50 states that’s a waste of time.
http://www.thusmat.com/


21 posted on 03/02/2013 10:07:30 PM PST by mosesdapoet ("It's a sin to tell a lie", in telling others that , got me my nickname .Ex Chi" mechanic"ret)
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To: Olog-hai

Rove.....

Irrelevant.


22 posted on 03/02/2013 10:11:47 PM PST by LtKerst
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To: LtKerst

The GOP-e doesn’t seem to be getting the message.


23 posted on 03/02/2013 10:13:05 PM PST by Olog-hai
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To: mosesdapoet

opps that’s http://www.theusmat.com/ What Were They Watching the right hand but not the left

Rove is a fraud .


24 posted on 03/02/2013 10:14:16 PM PST by mosesdapoet ("It's a sin to tell a lie", in telling others that , got me my nickname .Ex Chi" mechanic"ret)
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To: Defiant

exactly


25 posted on 03/02/2013 10:15:26 PM PST by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: GeronL

I do, because if conservative Constitutionalists want to win, all we have to do is the opposite of what that bought and paid for sellout POS Rove says.


26 posted on 03/02/2013 10:15:29 PM PST by piytar (The predator-class is furious that their prey are shooting back.b)
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To: Aria
There was Mia Love (R) in Utah, who ran against Mathesson (D), son of a popular governor.

Mia Love had the lead in the newly created district, was ahead for several days of counting, then Mathesson magically pulled off a steal. Lots of commies in the University side of Salt Lake County.

One point of interest here is that Rove is an alumni (and drop-out) of the commie U-of-U, as a Poli-Sci student. His history is long on juvenile political antics, and short on principles.

He was a big-wig in the College Republican movement for several years. Not a totally bad idea to get students opposed to Lenin-style marxism, but the College Republicans are just the Trotsky side of the debate in a Gramscian Poli-Sci environment. They all favor cultural hegemony.

27 posted on 03/02/2013 10:56:22 PM PST by meadsjn
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To: Olog-hai

As long as the party has a large “all or nothing at all” faction, nothing at all is what it’ll get.


28 posted on 03/02/2013 11:04:15 PM PST by ArmstedFragg (hoaxy dopey changey)
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To: Olog-hai

The fumbling idiot should go suck a lemon.


29 posted on 03/02/2013 11:15:44 PM PST by The_Media_never_lie (Actually, they lie when it suits them! The crooked MS media must be defeated any way it can be done!)
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To: Olog-hai

I don’t think you can see his reflection in a mirror. Must wear garlic for your own protection.


30 posted on 03/02/2013 11:17:36 PM PST by MestaMachine (Sometimes the smartest man in the room is standing in the midst of imbeciles.)
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To: Olog-hai

During this last Republican convention, when the GOP pulled out its diverse list of spectacular candidates, Rove must have been in his garage clipping his toenails.


31 posted on 03/02/2013 11:31:19 PM PST by Slyfox (Arbitrary power is most easily established on the ruins of liberty abused to licentiousness -G Wash.)
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To: WKB

32 posted on 03/02/2013 11:36:43 PM PST by Slyfox (Arbitrary power is most easily established on the ruins of liberty abused to licentiousness -G Wash.)
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To: DemforBush

http://dailycaller.com/2012/11/07/obama-wins-the-fastest-growing-racial-group-in-america-by-47-truth-points/


33 posted on 03/02/2013 11:49:27 PM PST by Eagles6 (Valley Forge Redux)
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“By next year, Hispanics will overtake whites as the state’s largest demographic group.”

I’m almost certain that the Germans bombed Pearl Harbor.

Rove and his intelligentsia of the GOP have it all under control.

Just wow.


34 posted on 03/03/2013 12:07:30 AM PST by rbmillerjr (We have No Opposition to Obama's Socialist Agenda)
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To: Olog-hai
that will require them to diversify

So we need candidates based on race. Good thing we are post racial. Or is it just post white?

35 posted on 03/03/2013 12:10:51 AM PST by Altura Ct.
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To: Olog-hai

The faster Rove gets thrown under the bus, the better. Ask him about his recent successes: Presidents McCain and Romney. Oh, wait . . . they’re not? What’s your solution, Karl? Donkey (socialist/Marxist) lite is NOT a choice.


36 posted on 03/03/2013 1:07:09 AM PST by MasterGunner01
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To: meadsjn

I think is was Star Parker who I remembered. Couldn’t believe she could lose after listening to her. I underestimated the empowering of laziness I think.


37 posted on 03/03/2013 1:46:55 AM PST by Aria ( 2008 & 2012 weren't elections - they were coup d'etats.)
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To: Olog-hai

GOP needs less Rove.


38 posted on 03/03/2013 1:54:39 AM PST by Rocky (Obama is pure evil.)
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To: Olog-hai

When you choose diversity over competency, conservative principles and actual loyalty to this country, you doom it to failure. One can already see what the policies of the Democrats in power have done: massive debt; massive entitlements; utter disregard for illegal aliens and the ills they bring with them; and unbridled legal immigration that no longer requires assimilation and self sufficiency.

Their policies only result in division that brings distrust, hatred and violence. All this for a black man in the White House. How truly ignorant and guilty we (those that apparently outnumber us, anyway) must have been to elect him.


39 posted on 03/03/2013 2:42:07 AM PST by Gaffer
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To: Olog-hai
Mr. rove, with all due respect, why don't you just register as a libtard and get it over with? this way, you can leave the rest of us Americans alone who still believe in the limitations placed on those we elect to office in our Nations constitution. Mr. Rove, you are a disgrace and transparent in your attempt to prevent good Tea Party Americans from getting elected to office, while you continue to support so called “moderate” RINO’s who blow back and forth which ever way the political wind happens to blow (after all, they want to compromise), and is the very reason why most Americans cannot [trust] those they elect to represent them.

Mr. Rove, climb back under the rock from which you came.

40 posted on 03/03/2013 4:07:42 AM PST by PotatoChop (Respect is earned, not demanded by this out of control socialist government!)
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To: DemforBush
“I tend to think California is basically a lost cause (no offense intended towards CA-based FReepers) at the Presidential level.”

One thing I have noticed over the years about socialist, sooner or later, they [always] overreach at some point during their rein and the face mask slides off, the American people begin to see them for what they really are (socialist). Don't give up on Cali-fornication yet. Believe it or not, there are many conservative constitutionalists who work hard in their local governments to prevent these very socialist from power and just like so many States that have elected conservative governors and house and senates, Califonication locals are actually making in roads on their local governments. the seat of all government is local. Great post by the way!

41 posted on 03/03/2013 4:07:55 AM PST by PotatoChop (Respect is earned, not demanded by this out of control socialist government!)
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To: Olog-hai

I’m all for it - black conservatives, Asian conservatives, women conservatives.


42 posted on 03/03/2013 4:34:22 AM PST by jimfree (In November 2016 my 12 y/o granddaughter will have more quality exec experience than Barack Obama)
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To: Olog-hai

Diversity is the enemy of conservatives because it is an undeniable truth that the Democrats can always out promise and out give your tax dollars to their “diverse” constituencies. Not that it is going to happen any time soon...But the best way to keep America more conservative is to cut off all 3rd world immigration for a decade and to enforce our Mexican border. Also keep out people who will stay here for good after getting here on a tourist visa. The visa system needs to be computerized with entry and exit data recorded.
We need a good Supreme Court ruling on the 14th Amendment that does away with this anchor baby bs where they are automatically US citizens. The anchor babies of 20 years ago are now voting age and they will vote Democrat

Legal and illegal immigrants are overwhelmingly from the 3rd world these days. When they get citizenship and vote they will vote Democrat and socialist by a 70% to 30% margin. Their anchor babies will do the same.
If I were the boss of America I would allow in all South African Boers who wished to immigrate plus Europeans that are vetted to be non-socialists. Since 1965 our legal immigration has been 90% from the 3rd world so this would make up for it, balance it out

Obama is America’s first 3rd world president and has naturally accelerated the third worldization of the United States. It’s not hard to see that we will devolve into a Brazil


43 posted on 03/03/2013 4:36:15 AM PST by dennisw (too much of a good thing is a bad thing --- Joe Pine)
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To: Olog-hai

Oh, you mean like Sarah Palin and Herman Cain?
That worked out well didn’t it!?


44 posted on 03/03/2013 4:44:51 AM PST by vanilla swirl (searching for something meaningful to say)
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To: Olog-hai

Rename it the PubbieDem2 Party.

It keeps moving in a leftward direction.

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Wonder why voters aren’t buying it? Maybe they want a real alternative, not a bunch of Dem-lites calling themselves an alternative.


45 posted on 03/03/2013 5:03:54 AM PST by TomGuy
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To: Olog-hai

Politics used to be about electing the best person for the job. The best person was the person who would get the most efficient and effective use out of the taxpayers hard-earned dollars.


46 posted on 03/03/2013 5:20:15 AM PST by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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To: blueunicorn6

When you vote for someone because “She looks like me!”, then they have no reason to be careful with tax money. They are being elected for who they are, and not what they will do. Their performance no longer matters.


47 posted on 03/03/2013 5:23:24 AM PST by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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To: Olog-hai

How about diversifying the GOPe’s high-paid, ‘fundraising’, insider consultants and heads of external political fundraising organizations?

Enough with the doughboy, closeted, ugly white male, Bushie insiders soaking up the millions, misusing the conservative name, and defeating us from within.


48 posted on 03/03/2013 5:28:36 AM PST by 9YearLurker
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To: Olog-hai
This loser should just STFU.

There is no Conservative input whatsoever in the RINO-GOPe, and there will never be. It's a one-Party, Big-Government system we have, and taking MORE taxpayer dollars to hand out to parasites has NEVER worked, and has driven the USA to Bankruptcy, already.

Try cutting Obamaphones, and you lose the Black Vote? LOL

That 47% are over-burdening the system, and NO CUTS to Handouts is in the "Budget Cuts of The Sequester", whatsoever.

49 posted on 03/03/2013 5:38:10 AM PST by traditional1 (Amerika.....Providing public housing for the Mulatto Messiah)
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To: Olog-hai

Rove’s choo-choo has gone around the bend as has the GOP-e.
They are now headlong into class and color warfare.
Our Constitution is NOT about minority status, or skin color, or class in life. It is about the INDIVIDUAL and as soon as we start treating everyone equally across all spectrum’s we can never be “American”. Once a single American gets special treatment not available to all Americans, the “individual” idea is tossed right out the window.
But I guess that is what the political parties want, to create “groups” and segregate America.


50 posted on 03/03/2013 7:30:50 AM PST by Michael Barnes (Obamaa+ Downgrade)
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