Pawlenty urges GOP to welcome outsiders

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    The Associated Press: Minn. Gov: GOP must welcome others, broaden base

    Minn. Gov: GOP must welcome others, broaden base
    By MICHAEL R. BLOOD (AP) – 2 hours ago
    SAN DIEGO — Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty on Thursday urged fellow Republicans to welcome outsiders into the party ranks, not scorn them, as the GOP rebuilds from defeats that left the White House and Congress in Democratic hands.
    The potential 2012 presidential candidate, addressing a meeting of the Republican National Committee, appealed to members to build bridges to independents and conservative-leaning Democrats that would win converts and, in turn, elections.
    To move forward at a time when Republican numbers are shrinking in many states, the party should show "respect of those who don't agree with us," Pawlenty said. "Let's make sure that we welcome others who are not yet Republicans." <more>
     
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    No Mr. pawlenty what we have to do is differentiate ourselves from the idiots running things, articulate and explain exactly why our solutions will work and the base will grow all by itself. In the meantime embracing those who do not share our views and are in fact disinterested in them merely waters down our image and muddies our message.

    We took control of Congress in the nineties not by aping the Dems but by putting before the American people a clear and concise set of reforms and ideas to improve everyone's lives. We lost that control almost entirely because we abandoned those ideals.
     
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    I hope the GOP does exactly as you wish.
     
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    Americans have never liked wafflers. They love waffles, but wafflers? Not so much.

    If you cannot stand for something, you'll fall for anything. Being Progressive-light is no answer at all.

    If the GOP won't come back to the Conservatives, then the conservatives should go elsewhere. See how far the GOP will get without the base.
     
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    i wish McCain had picked Pawlenty
    at least then Palin would have still been Gov


    i would NEVER vote for Pawlenty
     
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    Pawlenty is a friggin' joke.

    But the bigger joke is yet another lefty whack job, telling the party they don't want to win how to win.
     
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    sounds like pawlenty has hit the wall and is ready to switch parties, farewell fuck head dont let the door hit you on the ass on the way out!
     
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    I'm always amused by progressives who give advice to conservatives or the GOP on how to win elections.....

    Think about it....
     
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    It's time for a third party movement, again.

    This 2 party system sucks. If there were three viable parties, we would have to see some actual debate and cooperation in government. One set of demagogues couldn't ram ill conceived, unread bills and tax raises down our throats simply because they hold a majority over the other set of demagogues.
     
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    No no no no NO!

    The Republican Party should stick to its guns and drive our anyone whose beliefs don't 100% agree with the party line.

    They should remain a PARTY which demands completely fidelity to whatever the RNC says it takes to be a true Republican.

    That way the party will become completely irrelevant to the political process in the next 20 years or so as the old White men that that party currently speaks for die off.
     

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