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Dr. Michael K. Fauntroy: GOP Minority Outreach is Doomed to Fail

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by Prof. Michael Fauntroy

  Much has been made of the Republican Party “autopsy” done in the wake of its poor showing in the 2012 national elections. Some party watchers and activists blamed its nominee, Mitt Romney, for their failure to overcome a beatable President Barack Obama, takeover the Senate, or expand its majority in the House of Representatives. As usual, some beat up on their old standby, the media, charging it with the usual indictment that they have it in for the Republicans. The more conscientious among them see poor minority outreach as at least some of the problem. They believe that the key to the hearts and votes of minorities can be found once the party ramps up its outreach, particularly to Latinos and Latinas. While they are right to be alarmed about their abysmal performance among minority groups, they are missing the point if they think it is about outreach. The Grand Old Party’s fundamental problem is not outreach. It is policy. As long as the GOP is dedicated to being more conservative today than it was yesterday, then its minority outreach is doomed to failure.

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3 Responses to Dr. Michael K. Fauntroy: GOP Minority Outreach is Doomed to Fail

  1. Reggie Wade

    April 21, 2013 at 7:51 am

    The GOP’s minority outreach is doomed because their Hearts aren’t in it. Do you really think they are serious about “inclusion?” The GOP leadership shows just how serious they are, just look at it. White males dominate it and so does their ideology. To me, that clearly explains their policies, if you don’t look like them, well good luck, you’re on your own.

  2. Ruby from NJ

    April 20, 2013 at 4:01 pm

    Surely, racist Republicans can’t think that black people will be swayed by a few insincere words and lies, unsupported by actions. Evidently, they believe that they can do the same things they usually do, just say a few pretty words and dumb black people will roll over and believe them. LMFAO

  3. ST

    April 16, 2013 at 7:41 pm

    I read the report in its entirety, and I thank Dr. Fauntroy for it. Though it was followed by criticism (for various reasons), there was absolutely nothing wrong with the data given. It matters not Dr. Fauntroy’s ideology if he’s offering tools we can use. Blacks need to organize and use this data on local and national levels. Black websites are bombarded with comments (supposedly from other blacks) who have no solutions, yet will not hesitate to tear down others who do. It’s as though these people are plants, whose sole purpose is to infuse negativity to dissuade us or pit us against each other. These negative comments never offer any real road out, only generalities and reactions. In other words, views we CAN’T use!
    Remember the Willie Lynch letter? It a letter written hundreds of years ago, telling the slave master how to successfully deal with slaves. Before this tactic, white Americans were having a hell of a time with slaves rebelling, running away, etc. This letter explained what the American slave master was doing wrong. Mr. Lynch had a plan that worked. In fact, it has worked up to this day. It wasn’t based on physical abuse, it was a mental tactic. REREAD IT! You can google it. Then see if that same tactic isn’t still being used on blacks today. If knowledge is power, maybe this letter will help wake us up!