After President Obama’s reelection, numbers crunchers came to one unanimous conclusion – the numbers just weren’t there for Romney.
The country is becoming less white, and in order to win presidential elections, Republicans need to reach out to black and brown people. Most striking of all is that Democrats have won the popular vote in 5 out of 6 of the last presidential elections.
So you would think Republican pundits would be putting their heads together, trying to find common ground with blacks and Latinos in order to extend their reach. And although a few Republicans are taking that approach, gasbag Rush Limbaugh is encouraging Republicans to stay white.
“Everybody says that we need to reach out to minorities. We have plenty of highly achieved minorities in our party, and they are in prominent positions. And they all have a common story. They all came from nothing. Their parents came from nothing. They worked hard. Told those stories with great pride. Evoked tears, and didn’t work. And don’t tell me that people didn’t watch the convention, didn’t see it. There’s a reason it doesn’t work.”
In essence, Limbaugh is telling Republicans that the party has enough minorities, and doesn’t need to reach out for more. But if that were true, Romney would’ve peeled off more Latino votes on election day.
Truth is, Rush Limbaugh gets paid to rile up white anger. If the far right stops being prejudiced against blacks and Latinos, then he’s out of work, so this really has more to do with Limbaugh’s multi-million dollar contract than offering honest advice.
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