See, here’s the problem with changing your values and trying to suck up to various voting blocs rather than sticking with a philosophy that works and more-effectively making the case for it: People get that you’re inauthentic and that there must have been something wrong with you to begin with.
Republicans have a good brand, a conservative one. They need to stop being defensive about it.
Believe it or not, folks, the number of people in this country who call themselves conservative has remained almost exactly the same for 20 years – currently 38 percent. And while the number who self-identify as “liberal” has edged up a few points, it’s still only 23 percent.
Barack Obama barely disguised his pure liberalism and got elected twice.
Republicans need better spokesmen who can persuasively articulate their values to moderates and even liberals who are white, black, Hispanic, Asian, Jewish, Christian, and even gay and lesbian. That is, to anyone who’s not yet convinced. Republicans need to explain to everyone why they are suffering under Obama and why their future is so gravely imperiled by his policies.
This gets a good laugh from knowing liberals and Washington journalists who are certain the GOP needs to moderate. Which begs the question, How have the last two moderate Republicans presidential candidates done exactly?
This SNL sketch gets right at the problem with the current thinking in the GOP leadership. It’s Republicans trying to be hip, and it ain’t gonna work.