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  •  He's not far off from mainstream Republican though (9+ / 0-)

    His "why don't Republicans get credit" riff goes to the heart of the GOP's problems. It's usually not said with that level of animosity behind it, but it's the common Republican lament when it comes to minority outreach. We have ads in Spanish and show off our minority candidates, isn't that enough? Hispanics are "natural conservatives" after all.

    Sure major voices in the party speak with thinly-veiled contempt and racial codes. And ignore the entirely white audience hearing them speak. And ignore that minorities might have reasons for favoring a stronger federal government given what happens against them on a state level every day. Why doesn't seeing Rubio even the playing field and make you vote Republican?

    Wait, you care about policy, tone, respect, and actual outreach? And the entire idea that "we've got brown faces" is all we need to make you vote for us is offensive in and of itself? Republicans have internalized the idea of "minorities just want affirmative action and free stuff" to the point where they think having Rubio give a speech is enough.

    •  Did you hear that Rubio (3+ / 0-)
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      is making a visit to Iowa sometime soon? To do something with the governor, but I smell 2016 all over that man.
      Probably a few private meetings with the money guys in Iowa going on while he's "visiting".

      “We are not a nation that says ‘don’t ask, don’t tell.’ We are a nation that says ‘out of many, we are one.’” -Barack Obama

      by skohayes on Fri Nov 09, 2012 at 02:58:56 PM PST

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