Skip to comments.Report: How GOP lost young voters
Posted on 06/03/2013 1:00:02 PM PDT by rightwingintelligentsia
A new postmortem on the November elections from the nations leading voice for college Republicans offers a searing indictment of the GOP brand and the major challenges the party faces in wooing young voters, according to a copy given exclusively to POLITICO on Sunday.
The College Republican National Committee on Monday made public a detailed report the result of extensive polling and focus groups dissecting what went wrong for Republicans with young voters in the 2012 elections and how the party can improve its showing with that key demographic in the future.
Its not a pretty picture. In fact, its a dismal present situation, the report says.
The 95-page study, which looked at the partys views on social and economic issues, as well as its messaging and outreach, echoes a March report on the election debacle issued by Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus, which presented a devastating assessment of the partys current state of affairs.
But in some ways the new report from inside the GOP tent is even more scathing and ominous since it comes from the partys next generation.
(Excerpt) Read more at politico.com ...
Let me guess: the GOP didn’t celebrate sodomy or want to endorse infanticide.
Not enough free goodies too.
You can’t have the young vote unless you take back the educational system, and get a voice in the media as well.
Then conservatives say that’s impossible or they can’t be bothered. If they don’t want to run education in America, what can they expect to accomplish?
“Smart” phones and basements in the homes of their parents.
From the article:
In the report, the young Republican activists acknowledge their party has suffered significant damage in recent years. A sampling of the critique on:
Gay marriage: On the open-minded issue [w]e will face serious difficulty so long as the issue of gay marriage remains on the table.
Hispanics: Latino voters tend to think the GOP couldnt care less about them.
Perception of the partys economic stance: Weve become the party that will pat you on your back when you make it, but wont offer you a hand to help you get there.
Big reason for the image problem: The outrageous statements made by errant Republican voices.
Words that up-for-grabs voters associate with the GOP: The responses were brutal: closed-minded, racist, rigid, old-fashioned.
So, in a word, yes. You’re right.
Politico.....what do you expect....
A marketing campaign is a mostly vain attempt to counteract 12-16 years of programming by leftists in schools and a lifetime of programming by leftists in media.
'Social and economic' issues is the usual code (which the GOP maddeningly adopts as its own) for tearing down any institution or tradition that doesn't comport with militant gay and/or socialist thought. Again, this loops back to programming.
Evicting leftists from the controls of the dam has a much greater prospect of success than attempting to hold back a flood of ignorance, paranoia and PC nonsense.
I'm afraid that the people who wish for smaller government are a lot like Groucho Marx.
They don't want to join a party that would have them as a member.
Now we have a generation whose chief point of political reference is Barack H. Obama, when that generation starts blaming him for things, they'll at least be more open to the idea of voting for Republicans.
Yes. We must become more like the Gaystapo and Feminazis so people will like us.
I don’t know who said this, but it seems to have garnered an “AMEN” from lots of people:
“If you’re not a liberal when you’re 25, you have no heart. If you’re not a conservative by the time you’re 35, you have no brain.”
My tagline says it all. We let the left defne us in 2012. It worked. As one poster said, with young voters, we can’t expect a marketing campaign to counter 12 years of indoctrination. We have to be out there speaking to younger voters all the time. This means going on TV shows they watch, speaking on campuses and running ads throughout the year.
Paul Ryan wanted to go out on the tour of campuses and help convert some of these people. The campaign did not permit it.
The article should be titled. HOW FRAUD AND IGNORANCE CAUSED THE GOP TO LOSE THE ELECTION BUT WIN THE WAR.
Thanks to the Left owning public education, the “young vote” won’t come back until they get out of school and encounter the real world. When they see the chunk of their paycheck that the Feds are taking, there is a fair chance they’ll come back.
There is not an ounce of leadership in the republican party. Their whole attitude is apologetic.
They are lied about and so they think they’d better agree with the liars.
No one has the courage to say, “what the hell ‘helping hand’ is the government supposed to give you so you can be successful, when you need a job making money in the private sector”?
No courage to say gay marriage (which many young people think is the biggest issue facing society) is a ridiculous waste of time issue when we have life and death problems.
No courage to say “No, we care about you as AMERICANS not as “hispanic Americans” And yeah, illegal immigration is a bad thing.
There are solid majorities against things like illegal immigration IF republicans cared.
I doubt it. I just left a hi-tech job that was chocked full of 25-30 mush heads that made too much for their skill and experience level but sat around boasting of their altruistic qualities. I swear I have never seen more nappy, watch cap wearing, vitmain water drinking, doofuses in one place.
Within 3 months of being hired for that job I could not stand another minute of the younger generation. I got another job as fast as I could. This marks the first time that I left a job because I could not stand the majority of people I worked with instead of money or better career position.
Murdoch and Akin didn’t help either. For young woman who rely on social media for their info. We stood for one thing....if you get raped we’ll make you have the baby.
Young people of both parties have spent their lives being indoctrinated in our government brainwashing centers, aka, the public school system. There’s no fixing that.
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