Thursday, January 24, 2013

They're Not Really Changing

When I watch the cable news shows on MSNBC, Fox, CNBC and CNN I see a parade of Republicans talking about how their party is making a huge effort to reach out to minorities and other groups. Boy, they learned their lesson last November. But then I see articles like this one and realize how much the GOP hasn't changed a bit.
http://www.theatlantic.com/politics/archive/2013/01/how-to-win-states-and-disenfranchise-people-the-gops-electoral-vote-plan/272456/

5 comments:

T. Paine said...

Considering the Democrats want to register everyone to vote, regardless if they are citzens, felons, are even alive, I guess I can understand why you claim that Republicans are more restrictive. :)

jim marquis said...

Wow, are you really sticking with that mindset? Did you not see the folks on the news who waited patiently hour after hour after hour so they could cast their legal votes despite the best efforts of the GOP to cheat them out of that opportunity?

S.W. Anderson said...

History shows exactly one thing that causes Republicans to change their ways, if only at the margins and temporarily. That one thing is massive voter rejection — having their congressional candidates largely get the worst of it repeatedly for most of 40 years, and having their presidential candidates rejected for 20. Temporarily means 14-15 years.

Snave said...

I wouldn't be so sure that will help them learn anything, S.W. The story Jim provides us suggests they will try to change the Electoral College rules. If that is true, it just shows me that if they can't win under the current set of rules, they will "win" by changing the rules. If they can accomplish what they are hoping to do, I think they will "win" most presidential elections by landslides, with no concerns that the popular vote could well be in the Democratic candidate's favor... At least Virginia's Republican Governor isn't supporting this strategy. Good for him. He knows a bald power grab when he sees one.

clif said...

Remember with these rules Al Gore would have won the white house, a few republicans might be thinking about that.