What do black, Jewish, and Hispanic conservatives think? The Conservative Minority Polling Project wants to find out

posted at 10:01 am on April 1, 2014 by Dustin Siggins

Every few months, a Republican says or does something “controversial” that proves to the media that the party is full of racists or near-racists. Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI) talked about the need to help poor, inner-city Americans, and is labeled a racist — even though what he said is accurate and mirrors something First Lady Michelle Obama said.

Given the media bias faced by Republicans and conservatives, legitimate and sincere outreach into non-white communities is going to be critical for the future of America. This is where John Hawkins’ “Conservative Minority Polling Project” comes in:

If Republicans don’t find better ways to pitch conservatism to black, Hispanic, and Jewish Americans, the GOP will have no choice other than to move to the Left in coming years in order to appeal to these voters. That’s why the single most important thing that Republicans can do over the next few decades is minority outreach.

Hawkins, who founded and runs Right Wing News and Linkiest and is a Townhall.com contributor, is going to be polling conservative black, Hispanic, and Jewish Americans on how to best promote conservative policies in their communities. As Hawkins put it:

Not only do we want to compare these groups to other conservatives, we want to get their advice on how to do outreach. After all, who would know better how to reach out to black Americans than black conservatives? What advice would Hispanic conservatives have about reaching Hispanic Americans? Do Jewish conservatives have any special insight into how to better reach Jewish Americans?

In political circles, it’s been taken as the Word of God that the GOP needs to reach out to minority communities — and there’s a lot of truth in it. America is over two-thirds white, but that is expected to change dramatically by mid-century. And while the white vote goes Republican, it increasingly does so in numbers that are unable to offset growing minority voting.

With the Republican National Committee and major GOP donors already working on minority outreach, one might think the Conservative Minority Polling Project isn’t necessary. However, there is an important distinction between what the RNC and some GOP donors are doing, and Hawkins’ goal with the Project. The former want to get Republicans elected because they are Republicans, and in the case of the donors, many want some form of “comprehensive immigration reform” that includes amnesty.

In other words, the party is prioritized over what is best for the country.

Hawkins’ goal is to promote conservative policies to Hispanic, Jewish, and black Americans. As he noted in his blog post, the GOP is going to have to swing left in the future unless conservative policies are espoused by, and voted for, by non-white Americans. Hawkins’ goal is to grow the conservative movement to help the country by moving the GOP in the right direction — not help the GOP as the end goal, which is what the GOP donors and the RNC are aiming for.

One of the great failings of both parties has been their unwillingness to do what’s best for all Americans, regardless of demographics. Democrats in power, for example, talk about gun control, but ignore that the plurality of homicides are committed by black Americans against other black Americans. And most Republicans in Washington had all but given up on non-white Americans, until recently, because the votes weren’t easily found. Never mind that the combination of GOP abandonment of non-whites and harmful Democratic Party policies hurt real people, not some inanimate bloc of voters.

Are you a black, Jewish, or Hispanic conservative? Heck, are you a black, Jewish, or Hispanic liberal who is tired of watching both parties utterly fail the country as a whole and minorities in particular? Sign up for the Project here, and help Hawkins get one of the parties moving in the right direction.

Dustin Siggins is the Washington, D.C. Correspondent for Lifesitenews.com and formerly the primary blogger with Tea Party Patriots. He is a co-author of the forthcoming book, Bankrupt Legacy: The Future of the Debt-Paying Generation. His work has been published by numerous online and print publications, including USA Today, Roll Call, Hot Air, Huffington Post, Mediaite, and First Things.

 


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Not black, Jewish, or Hispanic, sorry…

OmahaConservative on April 1, 2014 at 10:03 AM

…who is going to care?

KOOLAID2 on April 1, 2014 at 10:04 AM

Dividing the nation along economic, sexual, racial and gender lines is the heart of the Dems playbook and they have been very successful at it. Scare a bunch of stupid females that the GOP really wants to ban all abortions (they are dumb enough to believe it). Make a bunch of gays think that SSM is the top Dem priority after the next election. Offer up amnesty for Hispanics. Convince the parasites that they are owed far more by the productive than they are getting now. Make seniors think that their Medicare is in danger…… etc.

Dems don’t care about moving this nation forward. They just want political power.

Happy Nomad on April 1, 2014 at 10:09 AM

Dude.

Maybe start by using “B”.

Ben Hur on April 1, 2014 at 10:15 AM

conservative black, Hispanic, and Jewish Americans

Have we given up on Asians?

Occams Stubble on April 1, 2014 at 10:23 AM

Happy Nomad on April 1, 2014 at 10:09 AM

Everybody fits into a box. Democrats are the only ones who care about you in your box, unless it is an old, rich, white, male box.

But, calling the republican party only for old white males isn’t sexist, or ageist, or racist because it’s true, or something.

tdarrington on April 1, 2014 at 10:24 AM

Speaking as someone who was born into/raised in a Jewish conservative family, what the GOP needs to do is to stay strong to it’s conservative moorings/ values
Conviction-rather than pandering- will get you more Jewish voters.

annoyinglittletwerp on April 1, 2014 at 10:26 AM

They just want political power.

Happy Nomad on April 1, 2014 at 10:09 AM

…and want…to become rich!
…ie: Reid, Pelosi, Boxer, Yee, etc. etc.

KOOLAID2 on April 1, 2014 at 10:26 AM

what, no asians? dude, the asians got money and brains!!!

erclimb on April 1, 2014 at 10:26 AM

I’m one of the few Jewish conservatives living in the San Francisco Bay Area. There are barely enough of us for a minyan (a prayer group requiring a minimum of ten Jews.)

I’ll be sure to sign up.

aunursa on April 1, 2014 at 10:27 AM

Pitching conservatism to people who aren’t white hetero Christians usually involves promises to trade the basic freedoms of white hetero Christians for some concept called “rights” ( advantages, conveniences, gifts, etc. ) for non white Christians. Let’s face it, the political dichotomy is master vs slave and whites are the slaves. A minority would need to actually choose to be a slave instead of a master, and that’s a hard sell.

Buddahpundit on April 1, 2014 at 10:27 AM

Everybody fits into a box. Democrats are the only ones who care about you in your box, unless it is an old, rich, white, male box.

But, calling the republican party only for old white males isn’t sexist, or ageist, or racist because it’s true, or something.

tdarrington on April 1, 2014 at 10:24 AM

Actually, the Dems put everybody in a box and get quite upset when individuals act in ways that don’t fit their assigned place in the world.

Happy Nomad on April 1, 2014 at 10:30 AM

…and want…to become rich!
…ie: Reid, Pelosi, Boxer, Yee, etc. etc.

KOOLAID2 on April 1, 2014 at 10:26 AM

That’s the point of having political power.

Happy Nomad on April 1, 2014 at 10:32 AM

In political circles, it’s been taken as the Word of God that the GOP

As a start, if you want to appeal to Jews, knock off this shyte. And the “baby murder” crap too.

MJBrutus on April 1, 2014 at 10:32 AM

If Republicans don’t find better ways to pitch conservatism to

LOL. Vichy Republicans pitching conservativism?? You’re killing me.

Conservativism doesn’t call for any special speeches to special groups. American conservativism is about fidelity to the Constitutional architecture of the late United States, ultimate respect for the importance of private property rights, individual liberty and the sanctity of the notion of national sovereignty and the nation-state concept, as well as a few other bits and pieces. There are no special parts to be peddled to different groups. American conservativism is a structural ideology that all exist under the same. It plays no favorites, other than to acknowledge and respect the Judeo-Christian culture that is the basis from which America was created and built.

Republicans are generally useless at anything that even smacks of American conservativism … which is why my many days of having faithfully voting GOP are now over.

ThePrimordialOrderedPair on April 1, 2014 at 10:32 AM

As a start, if you want to appeal to Jews, knock off this shyte. And the “baby murder” crap too.

MJBrutus on April 1, 2014 at 10:32 AM

That’s moronic.

ThePrimordialOrderedPair on April 1, 2014 at 10:34 AM

Speaking as someone who was born into/raised in a Jewish conservative family, what the GOP needs to do is to stay strong to it’s conservative moorings/ values
Conviction-rather than pandering- will get you more Jewish voters.

annoyinglittletwerp on April 1, 2014 at 10:26 AM

In general, I think you give good advice here. Yet, I can’t buy the idea that more members of the tribe would vote Republican with a strong conservative message. I know way too many Jews who will never even consider voting Republican.

Happy Nomad on April 1, 2014 at 10:35 AM

ThePrimordialOrderedPair on April 1, 2014 at 10:32 AM

There is the matter of priorities and of tone. For example, one can explain how it is that Conservatism really is better for the little guy. One can demonstrate that one is in touch with reality and not just living in some ideological fantasy. There is much that can be improved upon within the bounds of what Conservatism means.

MJBrutus on April 1, 2014 at 10:36 AM

ThePrimordialOrderedPair on April 1, 2014 at 10:34 AM

That’s typical.

MJBrutus on April 1, 2014 at 10:37 AM

Hawkins’ goal is to promote conservative policies to Hispanic, Jewish, and black Americans. As he noted in his blog post, the GOP is going to have to swing left in the future unless conservative policies are espoused by, and voted for, by non-white Americans.

GOP needs to espouse the blessings of liberty and Natural Rights. However, if they are going to be able to sell it, they need to believe in it themselves. There are apparently too many in the Republican Party who don’t.

rbj on April 1, 2014 at 10:37 AM

Young black conservative outreach dude “Hey, can we talk about you maybe voting Republican?”

Old black woman “You try’na trick us with your devah talk!”

Younger grandson “You actin’ white, dawg!”

Yeah.

Lanceman on April 1, 2014 at 10:39 AM

Wait….No Womynz are mentioned in this study….

Sexist Patriarchy or something….

workingclass artist on April 1, 2014 at 10:41 AM

Given the media bias faced

The media passed from ‘bias’ to ‘radical activism’ 10 years ago. Why are we so stupid?

faraway on April 1, 2014 at 10:42 AM

Judging by the comments here, I would say step one is: Get past the denial. Admit you have a problem!

MJBrutus on April 1, 2014 at 10:43 AM

If Republicans don’t find better ways to pitch conservatism to black, Hispanic, and Jewish Americans, the GOP will have no choice other than to move to the Left in coming years in order to appeal to these voters.

This is a very interesting quote. The GOP will likely take the easier route. Go Left and stay on the talk shows.

faraway on April 1, 2014 at 10:44 AM

Yeah.

Lanceman on April 1, 2014 at 10:39 AM

Uh huh.

bazil9 on April 1, 2014 at 10:46 AM

Hawkins is an idiot. Does he truly believe that these minorities just haven’t been talked to by the right people? What does he think Commentary magazine was all about?

Hawkins apparently doesn’t understand that some groups of people truly want big government because (like the Jews) they truly believe in big government solutions or because (like blacks and Hispanics) they truly need it.

Pincher Martin on April 1, 2014 at 10:46 AM

For example, one can explain how it is that Conservatism really is better for the little guy.

Conservativism is not better for the “little guy”. It’s better for the confident guy and the guy with even a smidgeon of self-respect. These are very different.

One can demonstrate that one is in touch with reality and not just living in some ideological fantasy.

MJBrutus on April 1, 2014 at 10:36 AM

I don’t even know what that is supposed to mean. I don’t think you do, either. I hear this BS about “ideological” all the time. It’s just people repeating some nonsense that they heard from someone else. I guess you would call the Rule of Law an “ideological fantasy”, too … Lucky for you, we, in the American Socialist Superstate have been freed from the constraints of the Rule of Law.

ThePrimordialOrderedPair on April 1, 2014 at 10:46 AM

As a start, if you want to appeal to Jews, knock off this shyte. And the “baby murder” crap too.
MJBrutus on April 1, 2014 at 10:32 AM

Given that Obama Jews agree with Jeremiah Wright that they’re the cause of the world’s problems, how intelligent can they be?

northdallasthirty on April 1, 2014 at 10:46 AM

Simple solution…talk conservative, vote conservative, be conservative. Don’t bend and sway due to polls.

If the Republicans had spent the first 4 years if Bush’s term cutting government spending in half, Pelosi and Harry, The Pedaphile, would never had the power to mess things up.

LoganSix on April 1, 2014 at 10:50 AM

Judging by the comments here, I would say step one is: Get past the denial. Admit you have a problem!
MJBrutus on April 1, 2014 at 10:43 AM

Hey boy, do you agree with Onama’s Samantha Power that Daniel Pearl deserved to have his head cut off for being Jewish?

And if not, boy, maybe you can tell us why Jews overwhelmingly support the Obama Party, whose spiritual leaders like Jeremiah Wright repeat The Protocols of the Elders of Zion and blame Jews for all the world’s problems?

Got an answer, boy? Or are you just running your mouth again?

northdallasthirty on April 1, 2014 at 10:51 AM

MJBrutus,

There is the matter of priorities and of tone. For example, one can explain how it is that Conservatism really is better for the little guy. One can demonstrate that one is in touch with reality and not just living in some ideological fantasy. There is much that can be improved upon within the bounds of what Conservatism means.

You’re not getting it, Brutus. These people are not waiting for you to give them enlightenment. They have political views of their own, and they are not conservative views. They know perfectly well what conservatism means. They just don’t want it.

Jews have never given a majority of their vote to the GOP candidate. Ever. Do you think that’s because they’re stupid and haven’t been talked to the right way?

Pincher Martin on April 1, 2014 at 10:51 AM

I am convinced that most people over the age of 25 and non union are conservative personally but have absolutely no clue, aka they are completely stupid.
They buy the liberal crap and to the liberal’s credit, the liberal democrats have totally figured out how to sell themselves.
You don’t need to divide out all groups, I think the questions need to be framed differently.

ORconservative on April 1, 2014 at 10:54 AM

Or are you just running your mouth again?

northdallasthirty on April 1, 2014 at 10:51 AM

Hey. Bruti’s just gotta go with what he knows.

Lanceman on April 1, 2014 at 10:55 AM

GOP does not equal conservative. Not even close.

ORconservative on April 1, 2014 at 10:56 AM

The left looks at it this way. They know the percentage of conservative black voters who voted for Mr. Romney is equal to or greater than the percentage of liberal black voters who voted for President Obama.

Thus they attack conservative policies not because they are wrong, but because conservative policies will cost them votes. Currently, Liberals win by suppressing the conservative vote, not increasing the liberal vote. I said currently. Remember, issues like the war on women, minimum wage increase, amnesty, and so on……is first and foremost about suppressing the conservative vote.

Only way amnesty will garner votes for the Liberals is to keep them poor. As minorities become more educated and financially independent, they trend more conservative. Just imagine 11 million, plus those coming in via chain immigration, being kept poor just for votes. I see bad things for the country with that type of policy.

What do I know anyway.

HonestLib on April 1, 2014 at 10:57 AM

American conservativism is, actually, very closely related to Judaism. Both are based on the structure defined in an historical document of great genius. Both believe that said documents were meant to govern society over only a limited piece of land (given by G-d, per the thoughts of many) and both believe that this society was chosen to stand as an example to the rest of the world. For both Jews and American conservatives, there is adherence and respect for the ideas, themselves. And finally, as Jews experienced in the diaspora, when the American Constitutional Republic fell, American conservatives were left without any land which is governed by our Constitution – i.e. strangers without a nation to practice our form of government in, to preserve our property rights and contracts (which are the bases for all individual liberty).

American conservativism is very much like Judaism. Of course, most leftist Jews (as this article is aimed at) are as embarrassed about Judaism as leftist Americans are ashamed of America (which is why they happily voted in the third-world retard and cheered the death of the US).

ThePrimordialOrderedPair on April 1, 2014 at 10:58 AM

That’s moronic.

ThePrimordialOrderedPair

What else would you expect from a moron?

xblade on April 1, 2014 at 11:06 AM

“Insource” to greater white participation by actively resisting anti-white racism and anti-male sexism in politics and culture; support lower and middle-class workers by actively resisting crony capitalism, amnesty, and the outsourcing of American labor.

No?

vlad martel on April 1, 2014 at 11:08 AM

Young black conservative outreach dude “Hey, can we talk about you maybe voting Republican?”

Old black woman “You try’na trick us with your devah talk!”

Younger grandson “You actin’ white, dawg!”

Yeah.

Lanceman on April 1, 2014 at 10:39 AM

A black conservative called into local talk radio yesterday. He said that he’d go to dinner parties where the assumption was that he was a liberal solely because he was black. I don’t know how a polling project can overcome racial and gender politics where blacks and hispanics are expected to vote Democrat- no matter how much that runs against the best interests of the individual and nation.

Happy Nomad on April 1, 2014 at 11:09 AM

That’s moronic.

ThePrimordialOrderedPair
What else would you expect from a moron?

xblade on April 1, 2014 at 11:06 AM

Hey, maroon is my favourite colour!

HonestLib on April 1, 2014 at 11:09 AM

MJBrutus on April 1, 2014 at 10:32 AM

My JEWISH parents referred to abortion as infanticide-because that’s what it is.
YOU knock it off!

annoyinglittletwerp on April 1, 2014 at 11:15 AM

However, there is an important distinction between what the RNC and some GOP donors are doing, and Hawkins’ goal with the Project. The former want to get Republicans elected because they are Republicans, and in the case of the donors, many want some form of “comprehensive immigration reform” that includes amnesty.

In other words, the party is prioritized over what is best for the country.

Amnesty is good for the country?

BuckeyeSam on April 1, 2014 at 11:24 AM

Vlad,

Your proposal makes too much sense. Therefore it will never be taken up by Republicans, who seem to prefer cutting off pieces of their own flesh to feed their short-term political ambitions.

Pincher Martin on April 1, 2014 at 11:25 AM

The conservative message is based on independence, self-reliance and personal responsibility. The message also requires a person to understand personal sacrifices need to be made to be successful and to maintain the government. The conservative message requires the individual to be willing to do for themselves as best they can even to the point of going without when needed.

Given all the above and the fact that the inherent nature of people is to sin and seek personal gain even at the expense of others or self, we honestly cannot expect to be successful unless there is a moral mooring such as traditional Christian values sustained by a faithful following.

Sorry to be a downer but things are what they are. This also explains why some cultures in america prevents the population from voting anything other than for the party the promises the most trinkets.

Skwor on April 1, 2014 at 11:28 AM

Skwor,

Given all the above and the fact that the inherent nature of people is to sin and seek personal gain even at the expense of others or self, we honestly cannot expect to be successful unless there is a moral mooring such as traditional Christian values sustained by a faithful following.

Or a cultural or genetic predisposition.

But, yeah, you’ve basically got it right. There’s a reason why small government conservatism is so rare in the world. It goes against a lot of what Homo sapiens has evolved to do. If someone wants to give me stuff, he’s my friend. If he wants to give me more stuff, he’s an even better friend. In rich and poor countries alike, politics doesn’t get much more refined than that.

So the political belief that both you and your family, and the nation as a whole, benefit from not getting free stuff is almost a historical accident – and even in the U.S. it required the force of law to protect property owners from that widespread Democratic sentiment for the first hundred years of our history. But it finally began breaking down early in the twentieth century and now it’s falling apart.

Pincher Martin on April 1, 2014 at 11:39 AM

I point out to my liberal Jewish brothers and sisters that the worst persecutions of the Jews have happened when anti-semitism has merged with state power, making it official policy. Jews thrive in politically open, free-market societies.

rokemronnie on April 1, 2014 at 12:10 PM

I think the answer lies in social conservatism. For all the blathering about “Shut up about baby murder, you idiots! Hush about the gays! Don’t you fools see it turns off voters?” etc etc etc the truth is that without social conservatism, the rest doesn’t matter.

Gay marriage, abortion–both are just species of the fundamental vice: pride and selfishness. Why do people get married? To have no strings sex? Marriage is the opposite of that. I got married so I could 1) serve my spouse and 2) to have a family with someone I love very much. Marriage, properly defined, is putting the needs of others permanently over your own. Gay marriage strikes against that, as it forecloses any possibility of a family. Abortion is the ultimate act of selfishness.

Fundamentally, social conservatism means personal responsibility–taking care of yourself, so that you can help others. It is anathema to liberals–like garlic to a vampire.

Here’s a conundrum for some to ponder: The LDS church, about as conservative an institution as there is, generally speaking and notwithstanding Harry Reid and moderate Mitt–their fastest growth is in the inner cities. The poor, the trodden down, the blacks–the largest growth of this historically white, some say past racist, church–is with the very people the GOP is desperate to attract.

How do they do it? It’s preaching a message of personal responsibility; a message of “do the right thing, even if it is hard.”

People, even in the inner cities, want to do the right thing. They want to feel productive. Ultimately, everyone has a conscience (well, except Obama and Valerie and Hillary–they’ve burned their consciences). People want to get off drugs and stop feeling empty. Liberalism sells emptiness and hollowness; whereas the LDS church shows how to achieve real happiness.

The GOP can and should stand for something. A message about : If you want empty, shallowness, and addictive behavior– go liberal. If you want to be successful, though–GOP. The Social, religious, conservative side that demands a strict code of morality.

It really is a winning message. It’s why relativistic, mainstream protestantism is flailing and conservative Christianity is thriving.

Vanceone on April 1, 2014 at 12:17 PM

Reaching out to unmarried women may be as productive an effort. Married women vote GOP much more than unmarried womem. Why? Is it just they are older? Just that they have more wealth? It is it that they actually talk to someone who is more likely to be a Republican i.e. their male husband? Before we got married, my wife voted D. Now she votes R. What changed? Who she talks to on a regular basis. My daughter says at her college you can’t find R’s to talk to. There has to be some there so why is that her perception? Talking only to Libs all semester before she comes home for breaks has an impact on her thinking that I can see. Are R’s too intimidated to even express their views? If so, that is part of the problem right there.

KW64 on April 1, 2014 at 12:46 PM

annoyinglittletwerp on April 1, 2014 at 11:15 AM

IDC if they believed in Santy. The party loses Jews by yacking about abortion.

MJBrutus on April 1, 2014 at 12:53 PM

MJBrutus on April 1, 2014 at 12:53 PM

Infanticide is NOT a Jewish value. A Jew that supports abortion-is not really Jewish. Their God is LIBERALISM!

annoyinglittletwerp on April 1, 2014 at 12:57 PM

annoyinglittletwerp on April 1, 2014 at 12:57 PM

OK, so you’ve made yourself clear. Don’t hide behind mommy’s opinions. You would rather the GOP lose Jewish voters and blow hot air (so to speak) about abortion.

MJBrutus on April 1, 2014 at 1:00 PM

Don’t hide behind mommy’s opinions. You would rather the GOP lose Jewish voters and blow hot air (so to speak) about abortion.

The GOP was losing the Jewish vote long before abortion even became an issue.

Pincher Martin on April 1, 2014 at 1:05 PM

KW64,

Reaching out to unmarried women may be as productive an effort. Married women vote GOP much more than unmarried womem. Why?

Unmarried women are more likely to be young. They are more likely to have fewer resources – which is especially important if they have children. They are more likely to be self-selected against traditionalism. They are more likely to be minority.

Reaching out to these people is not likely to work. The best way to win a few more votes on the margins is to turn the demographic tide in our favor by helping create the circumstances that makes traditional values more attractive to all men and women.

Pincher Martin on April 1, 2014 at 1:08 PM

MJBrutus on April 1, 2014 at 1:00 PM

My mother’s dead, sweetheart.
MY views are MY views.

annoyinglittletwerp on April 1, 2014 at 2:08 PM

Good luck, but looking for some type of panacea will not help win elections. Say what you will about Liberals, but they have worked very hard to become entrenched in every aspect of our lives. They have control of the schools and universities. The breading ground of Liberalism. They are the nice parent of the family. They have at least a 90 percent control of all media outlets. Another words they are in charge of the messaging and are currently reaping their rewards. If the GOP really wants change, then they (we) need to get in the game. Otherwise expect the same old tired results.

DDay on April 1, 2014 at 2:10 PM

Jewish Conservative and PRO-LIFE, Pro-2nd Amendment and PRO-Liberty!

ihasurnominashun on April 1, 2014 at 2:10 PM

Amen Annoying – and nothing you have posted reflects your screen name. :)

ihasurnominashun on April 1, 2014 at 2:11 PM

Good luck Twerp. I find that most people who aren’t Jewish tend to believe all Jews think alike. Generalizations are alive and well.

DDay on April 1, 2014 at 2:24 PM

DDay on April 1, 2014 at 2:24 PM

I was raised to be Jewish in a Jewish home. But don’t let that stop you.

MJBrutus on April 1, 2014 at 2:49 PM

If the GOP really wants to gain traction among these various minority groups, GOP members themselves have got to start working in these communities to foster a culture that aligns with Republican principles.

Republicans have got to get active in these communities and further things which help foster notions of self-responsibility, self-reliance, working to succeed, finishing school, having good workplace skills. That can’t come from the party itself. This has to come from individuals getting active in these communities and supporting students, churches, civic groups, etc. We must first work to expand a culture of independence rather than the culture of dependence that member of the Democratic party work so hard to foster in those communities.

This isn’t something that is going to be done with a marketing campaign of slick ads, this is going to take real work coaching, mentoring, supporting, tutoring people. They need to hear that society is “stacked against them” only of they themselves stack that society against themselves. They need to be shown that they CAN succeed and that someone gives a damn if they do or not.

And this isn’t going to be done by a bunch of old white guys sitting around figuring out what ads to air. It has to be done by people who have come out of these communities themselves and have been successful investing some of themselves back into that community to make a difference.

One of the most despicable things the Democrats do is to foster a culture of despair. They capitalize on fostering a notion that the world is against these people, they are never going to advance themselves no matter how hard they try so there is no sense trying, just demand to be given things as just compensation for the “inequality”. Not knowing how to read is a PERSONAL choice, not a victimization from society. One has to victimize themselves by CHOOSING not to learn to read. This is fostered by Democrats by passing these people though the school system without any skills. And that is just ONE example of how Democrats actively work to create a culture of dependence because they profit from it in the form of votes. That teacher who passed you on to the next grade even though you don’t really meet the requirements is not being “nice” to you. That teacher is destroying your future and setting you up to be taken advantage of.

“Outreach” by the Republican Party is going to require some serious outreach by individual Republicans. Are you up to the task?

crosspatch on April 1, 2014 at 2:59 PM

Amen Annoying – and nothing you have posted reflects your screen name. :)

ihasurnominashun on April 1, 2014 at 2:11 PM

Thanks!
I go back and forth between Judaism and Catholicism-but since I don’t believe that Jews need to accept Jesus to go ‘up’…it’s all good. LoL

annoyinglittletwerp on April 1, 2014 at 3:02 PM

With regards to the Jewish vote one should keep in mind that the Jewish vote is fairly insignificant. There just aren’t that many Jews around. The only time the Jewish vote had any national significance was in 2000 when a bunch of Jewish seniors screwed up and voted for Pat Buchanan by mistake, thereby tipping the scale oh so slightly and giving the election to Bush. Thank G-d for that … but that was just the strangest of circumstances and a tiny, tiny number of votes.

Conservativism sells itself to people with self-respect and the yearning for true individual liberty. Those who have no self-respect and don’t want personal freedom will not like American conservativism and there is nothing that can be done about that.

ThePrimordialOrderedPair on April 1, 2014 at 3:16 PM

Conservativism sells itself to people with self-respect and the yearning for true individual liberty. Those who have no self-respect and don’t want personal freedom will not like American conservativism and there is nothing that can be done about that.

ThePrimordialOrderedPair on April 1, 2014 at 3:16 PM

And we all know that Jooze have no self respect. Why if they did they would accept Jaysiss and wouldn’t be Jooze any more.

/s

MJBrutus on April 1, 2014 at 3:33 PM

The conservative message is based on independence, self-reliance and personal responsibility. The message also requires a person to understand personal sacrifices need to be made to be successful and to maintain the government. The conservative message requires the individual to be willing to do for themselves as best they can even to the point of going without when needed.

Given all the above and the fact that the inherent nature of people is to sin and seek personal gain even at the expense of others or self, we honestly cannot expect to be successful unless there is a moral mooring such as traditional Christian values sustained by a faithful following.

Sorry to be a downer but things are what they are. This also explains why some cultures in america prevents the population from voting anything other than for the party the promises the most trinkets.

Skwor on April 1, 2014 at 11:28 AM

You are not a downer, just stating facts. We are the party of self responsibility and hard work ethics. Majority of voters today are not.

Redford on April 1, 2014 at 4:34 PM

PBS is airing a very interesting 5 part series called The Story of the Jews.

Parts 3, 4 and 5 air tonight in my broadcast area beginning at 8:00 pm with repeat airings during the next several days.

Prize winning author of fifteen books and Emmy-Award winner Simon Schama brings to life Jewish history and experience in a new five-part documentary series The Story of the Jews with Simon Schama premiering Tuesdays March 25th 8-10 p.m. ET (episodes 1 and 2) and April 1st, 8-11 p.m. ET (episodes 3, 4 and 5) on PBS (check local listings). The five-hour series follows Schama – who has written and presented 50 documentaries on art, literature and history and is a Contributing Editor of the Financial Times, as he travels from Russia and the Ukraine to Egypt, Israel and Spain, exploring the imprint that Jewish culture has made on the world and the drama of suffering, resilience and rebirth that has gone with it.

http://www.pbs.org/wnet/story-jews/about/about-the-series/

The first step toward “reaching out” to a community is understanding its history.

Perhaps if Republicans/Conservatives watch this PBS series, their “out-reach” to the Jewish Community will become more effective.

wren on April 1, 2014 at 5:22 PM

wren on April 1, 2014 at 5:22 PM

While I ‘do’ understand its history-since I was born Jewish-I have Schama’s ‘History of Britain’ If This even comes close to the HOB-Schama’s Jewish-it’ll be well worth watching.

annoyinglittletwerp on April 1, 2014 at 6:03 PM

I think the biggest problem that the GOP has are members like some here who think all Blacks and hispanics talk in slang, live off welfare and are poor.

When other minorities see people with these views it really hard to want to comsider yourself a part of any group who looks down on you in that way.

Politricks on April 1, 2014 at 7:40 PM

I think the biggest problem that the GOP has are members like some here who think all Blacks and hispanics talk in slang, live off welfare and are poor.

When other minorities see people with these views it really hard to want to comsider yourself a part of any group who looks down on you in that way.

Politricks on April 1, 2014 at 7:40 PM

I’m feelin ya. Y’know what I’m sayin’?

Murphy9 on April 1, 2014 at 8:50 PM

I think the biggest problem that the GOP has are members like some here who think all Blacks and hispanics talk in slang, live off welfare and are poor.

Politricks on April 1, 2014 at 7:40 PM

If the shoe fits,…

Lanceman on April 1, 2014 at 9:10 PM

Alternate answer: “New’ Gingrich try’na take what litta money my momma do git!”

Lanceman on April 1, 2014 at 9:11 PM

The GOP isn’t conservative. If they were, they’d be sticking to their principles, not pandering to every hyphenated group, asking “how can we change to fit your agenda”.

I see this poll as Vichy repubs saying to Jews, blacks and Hispanics that they’re willing to dilute their principles for a few votes. The problem with the GOP is that they’ve diluted their principles so much, they have none left.

Conservatives represent the best interest of the country and it’s citizens and we have no intention of changing. Nobody’s turning you away, everyone is welcome to join.

I can’t imagine a progressive poll, asking conservatives how to change their agenda to make conservatives feel more welcome, so why would the GOP? Attempting to convert generational progressives is a fools errand, get back to basics and represent your constituents, that’s what you were elected to do.

AppraisHer on April 1, 2014 at 9:42 PM

I was raised to be Jewish in a Jewish home. But don’t let that stop you.

MJBrutus on April 1, 2014 at 2:49 PM

Stop me from doing what?

DDay on April 1, 2014 at 10:30 PM

If the shoe Jordans fit,…

Lanceman on April 1, 2014 at 9:10 PM

Murphy9 on April 1, 2014 at 10:53 PM

I’m a Jewish conservative — though maybe as a Giuliani/Romney and maybe Christie supporter, I don’t quite measure up here. I’d like to be libertarian on most social issues and conservative on economics and foreign affairs, take it or leave it.

My dad is also a conservative, probably a more traditional one than I am, and definitely the only member of his large family who was. He was driven away from the Democrats in the 1950s and 60s in large part by his experiences working in industry, as an entrepreneur, and in government (as an engineer).

This polling project makes it sounds like we’re some mysterious secretive group and nobody has any idea who we are or what we care about, but there are already prominent Jewish conservatives, the Republican Jewish coalition, etc.

Furthermore, I’m not sure idea that we would have “special insight into how to better reach Jewish Americans” — if we did, we would have done it!

Well, ok, actually maybe I do have some, again it’s just from my own perspective — and in order to state it I have to wildly overgeneralize:

People with a strong Jewish identity tend to care deeply about ‘social justice’ in the world and in America — and are willing to give of themselves to achieve it (in money, in time, etc) — but they often have naive ideas of what that might mean and how to achieve it. They look to government action in the economy to help make things more fair and help those who are not suceeding. Of course, Milton Friedman among others well captured how futile and counterproductive this is.

Somehow, you want to get Jews to *recognize* that this is so, and to realize that Republican economic policy is trying to reach similar goals but with methods that are both more just *and* more successful. Let me know if you figure out how to do it.

TMA on April 2, 2014 at 11:59 AM