Skip to comments.Barbour tells NH GOP inclusion is key ["We're a big party"]
Posted on 06/24/2009 9:19:20 PM PDT by rabscuttle385
BEDFORD The Republican party needs to rebuild itself from the bottom up, said Mississippi Gov. Haley Barbour last night before addressing a gathering at a New Hampshire State Republican Committee reception.
"You're in the White House for eight or 12 years, you become a top-down party, I don't care if these are Republicans or Democrats.
When you get out, you're liberated to rebuild your party from the bottom up," he told reporters before a reception at at C.R. Sparks, which was closed to the press.
Barbour assumed chairmanship of the Republican Governors Association yesterday, following South Carolina Gov. Mark Sanford's resignation from the post. Sanford announced his resignation during a press conference, after admitting to an extramarital affair that took him to Argentina last week.
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le tent est grande.
And full of Democrats like McCain.
The Republican Party left me. They’re going to have to earn my return. Proof is in the pooding.
Mississippy Guv ping #2
How about being a constitutionalist and conservative party, like your platform says you are SUPPOSED to be.
Unless they have a Big Idea to act as a tent pole they got nothing. Being the “me too only slower” Socialist party is not going to cut it.
“How about being a constitutionalist and conservative party, like your platform says you are SUPPOSED to be.”
Ha. That “big tent” belonging to the idiot class that runs the GOP only opens to the Left.
Leadership is not pandering to the people. It’s about being principled and getting people to see that you are right.
Ah, yes, Barbour wants us to be more inclusive — i.e., water down our principles so they encompass more people.
The flaw in that thinking, of course, is that as they attract more people who like the watered down principles, they repel those of us who liked the original principles.
I wonder how long until a republican gets the idea to convince people that the Founding principles are right (instead of chasing their tails trying to adapt principles to each person and situation)?
The term “inclusive” is code for Republican light with a bid tent for gays, lesbians, transgenders, amnesty for illegal. Mr. Barbour go pound sand, we just lost an election with a big tent candidate
Leadership is not pandering to the people. Its about being principled and getting people to see that you are right.
Right, and that’s why the RINO’s won’t gain any ground.
We’re in for CHAOS . Things are falling apart and they’re grasping at threads.
“The Republican party needs to rebuild itself from the bottom up, said Mississippi Gov. Haley Barbour...”
“You’re in the White House for eight or 12 years, you become a top-down party, I don’t care if these are Republicans or Democrats.”
“When you get out, you’re liberated to rebuild your party from the bottom up,”
So basically he’s saying that when one or the other Party is in, it isn’t in their interests to maintain control of themselves, so they lose it? Does that pretty much sum up what he is saying?
I always liked Haley Barbour, but those statements are asinine IMO.
“When republicans stopped behaving like republicans, they started losing.”
I can’t quite remember what Haley Barbour was doing back then, from 1989 to 1992
WRONG Gov. Barbour! They USED to be a big party WHEN THEY WERE CONSERVATIVES!
wake me when it’s over
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