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Reasons why the Republican Party sucks (stupid, rageful, hating on the poor) -- according to Republicans
Bobby Jindal: "We're the stupid party."
We've got to stop being the stupid party. You know what I mean by that. Certainly, we need to stop making stupid comments. If we want people to like us, we have to like them first. And, you don't start to like people by insulting them and saying their votes were bought."
Lindsey Graham: Stop demonizing the poor .
"You know, people can be on public assistance and scheme the system. That’s real. And these programs are teetering on bankruptcy. But most people…on public assistance don’t have a character flaw. They just have a tough life. I want to create more jobs and the focus should be on how to create more jobs, not demonize those who find themselves in hard times. Our party can adjust. Conservatism is an asset. But rhetoric like this keeps digging a hole for the Republican Party and if we don’t stop digging, we’re never going to get out of it."
Bill Kristol, losing the middle class.
"You know what? It won't kill the country if we raise taxes a little bit on millionaires. It really won't, I don't think."
Raul Labrador, Republicans are too big-business:
"There are too many Republicans here in Washington, D.C., and they are actually defending big business. They are defending the rich. I didn’t become a Republican to defend the rich. And what we need to understand is that big business loves big government, because they get all the goodies from big government. They get ...less competition."
Peggy Noonen: Tea Party too full of rage.
"I think the Tea Party is going to have to look at itself. It's been so helpful to the Republican Party in the past. It saved it by not going third party in 2010, helping the Republicans sweep the House. But the Tea Party-style of rage is not one that wins over converts and makes people lean toward them and say, “I want to listen to you.”
Mike Murphy: Demographics creating an "existential crisis for Republicans."
"We alienate young voters because of gay marriage, we have a policy problem. We alienate Latinos -- the fastest growing voter group in the country -- because of our fetish with so-called amnesty when we should be for a path to immigration. And we have lost our connection to middle-class economics. We also have an operative class and unfortunately lot of which is incompetent. We don’t know how to win.... It’s not about a few Spanish language radio ads. It’s a fundamental rethink that begins with policy because the country is changing and if we don’t modernize conservatism, we can go extinct. The numbers are the numbers."
Meghan McCain: Karl Rove sucks.
"I think he's an idiot, a pretentious blowhard, and I think he was ruined a lot of things for the Republican Party during the Bush administration. All these millionaires that keep giving him $400 million for him to not win one election -- maybe it's not working! Maybe it's not working.
"You can't keep going and trying to get white men, because they're dying off; it's not a demographic anymore. We need the single women. But you don't care. Seriously, I hate Karl Rove. Karl Rove needs to go away and retire, and just crawl back to the hole he emerged from...Everybody hates Karl Rove; he's like a Bond villain."
So basically, to sum up ... too angry, too rich, too white, too anti-poor and anti-immigrant ... and too stupid ... this is all according to Republicans.
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