Revitalizing the GOP
Fox News contributor Margaret Hoover tells Alan how she thinks the Republican Party can connect to younger generations.
- Duration 12:18
- Date Jul 21, 2011
Fox News contributor Margaret Hoover tells Alan how she thinks the Republican Party can connect to younger generations.
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She's just mechanical American individualism.
And that -- movers and very familiar with her -- something.
Have -- -- it's an early twentieth century I think -- never met him right I died at thirteen years before I was born so that we kind of stuff.
-- -- -- -- -- -- -- not in this -- -- you have been working hard in many ways it can rehabilitate his image I -- and his legacy -- and you can make even the liberals and conservatives can I'll find something they like and Hoover.
He's David billion lines from famine it's hard not to say to -- massive.
But that hasn't actually use the word progressive in the way he defined and he define himself as an independent progressive in a Republican tradition.
And let let's not it's not extrapolate that -- I have to have a beef with -- baccalaureate trying to call upon an inning ended in nature after it TR and Wilson and I are the physical element of anti industry and I think he he -- he simply left it actually one of -- He was the most prominent.
He really laid philosophical framework for REV conservative movement fighting -- that against the new deal and thirties and forties credible called chancellery.
Did -- just can't put him in his introductory news of progress in his and it's FDR was it is FDR's most vocal opponent.
Yeah well you know that people are you know there's a -- revisionism everything going -- people knocking at the RNC didn't say that he didn't helpless and works for taking out.
We're just finally looking at the real economic and statistics data that they're glad that there is finally look at that effective political narratives -- -- -- -- and in that I.
I think it I think it's an incredible measure of how effective communicators to -- and how effective political narrative can be.
And and frankly how effective -- the -- and he kept blaming Hoover and it worked so well.
Democrats have continued blaming Hoover for that is nobody is live now I mean people who were alive now and at a round then you know what's amazing is actually all of his contemporaries who were contemporaries liberals and Republicans Democrats -- violent.
All credit him being extraordinary human being who's like the ours I speechwriter actually -- and his eyes and -- can't -- -- trader says that he it was actually last -- actually did Herbert Hoover.
That it was it was highly with a -- ultimately highly personal -- -- -- it like.
My family grew up in a defensive crafts that have like cat named movers as it caused you to have to.
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Like textbooks is they taught me to my great grandfather was responsible for the worst economic calamity in American history you know you feel like -- -- you've become Margaret outline.
Isn't this is Charlotte and I visited my husband's last name because then it.
An easy way out manager John would be very very happy that I it it may or may not -- discussion and Arizona.
And I've got -- Crowley in my house so that's not a -- -- yes.
Now that's an image though let's over the so yeah that one of them let's talk about the millennium who are today and what of the rivers and said that -- I.
The thirty and under Jack generation they're the largest generation in American history.
They are eighty million strong there were fifty million of them -- are eligible to vote in 2008 they were born at the beginning of the Reagan Barack today and of the Clinton presidency.
They are as a generation.
Largely they are pragmatic not ideological they are the most of first generation American history 40% are nonwhite -- percent have a parent.
It is an immigrants and they -- the least traditional terms of social values.
Over a majority of them believe that same sex marriage should be illegal and the culture wars like abortion and throughout -- resonate with and.
-- -- not pro choice in the pro choice pro life dichotomy of the culture is the ninety's.
-- -- They don't think abortion is morally right but they also don't think they Roe -- -- should be overturned.
On Saturday they understand a situation as a pragmatist with a -- -- that there has right it's not it's not and it's and I don't wanna say that -- life is new lines thousand dollars -- it and taking us right from.
Then they take -- for me here from this book is that the Republican -- -- density is really -- -- touch with the new generation of people correctly I didn't I didn't I was let it quite a lot of lot of not a sled is not a good bill that was Iguodala but but it but but you know these people who didn't vote for Republicans.
They have -- matter -- administrative presidential.
And you're and -- you're you're hell bound to change that well.
I think we have not chain makes immigrants and I also think that part is then I Kennedy I I didn't come up with -- there are very smart political scientist and people who look at data and polling trends in voting trends.
Who say that partisan identification and tends to solidify in in use co occurring in new generations after.
Two presidential election cycles they've gotten through all the voting barriers that first time and it -- seconds and instilled a in for a particular party by the third time they're probably in -- vote in -- party for the arrest of a chance.
Is that art exchanges time isn't that part of that party is this is partisan identification I mean there are times where.
You know there there -- more and more independents these days and I think also when you have economic hardship -- more open to -- changes and although it a lot of the Reagan revolution and they came and looked.
Another argument Republicans say if -- never gonna get the youth vote.
It Winston Churchill if you're not a liberal and a -- -- -- -- brain.
A heart and the other day at a conservatory Prado had a brain it.
And I and that -- the facts as we of course Ronald Reagan brought an entire generation vehicle into the Republican Party so.
The the plane as they're gonna be.
They were 18% of the electorate in 2000 -- having to go on for Barack Obama.
And they air the 4% of the electorate in 2012 they -- 37% on implied -- under employed.
And I think we have enormous opportunity we take certain issues and try to communicate and connect the dots in certain ways to really makes him another.
What you make it -- that I really like is that you know there's -- does look like a -- in my book.
I'm lazy I like -- and I like some guys that I'm him but that's when -- on Dyson and you might want to back conservative Edison and the I'm really has done none on the back of the book you're sending in the video -- And Bill O'Reilly all right wingers I mean you know women and out of the Republican Party Internet connection or Indian -- -- McCain's and a soul sisters on this I I may and I am very in panic on these machines won't really I think -- -- you know I meg gonna get -- -- Stan if I I iconic -- and I think I think -- -- woman.
And she has some and in some ways some of the same as advisor gonna say one of things I like about this and what you do say in the book is that.
There's a -- -- there is a lot of Obama hatred going on -- Obama -- a likable fellow top talent not storage and yet.
If you listen to my phone calls every night which and you've done -- you've been on the show -- here's some of the hatred that comes over the front conservatives they camps.
-- yeah they can't can't stand him and I just suggest that conservatively Republican leaders if they wanna win over the next generation.
I should not demonize Obama personally if they -- -- optimal Ernie Els because 55% of them like him personally and they also don't like ideology.
And -- they're they're gonna turn off the talking points -- But I will saying that we still have an opening because their favorability Barack Obama has dropped over twenty points since July January -- Obama has got some of the things he's got problems with his left like -- -- it's easy to get data cash they've got problems a Democrat he's only -- -- -- -- a front for got a problem more and more in the on the anti war.
I don't like this gang of six thing if he's gonna go and play was.
I -- you know you think happened -- -- this why do you think Democrats -- 44% with them because they don't and yeah aren't they feel that he's -- -- they can't they feel these compromised alive and hasn't stood his ground enough.
And then the other side has been in trans would you agree that Intel active leadership but now like -- he had planned a flatness and -- our people at least -- -- loses I don't know there's I think that's the mean of the day lack -- leadership I was on the budget -- is not something to.
-- narratives and then -- its -- that there might be something terrible does he the what is leadership exactly leadership -- -- Look I -- in the bush White House edging out and the bush plan whenever you went to any of these.
Really controversial issues for example immigration.
It was always like what is the senate bill and what is the White House style and the like has always had a bill the -- has always had a stand the White House is or is pushing for something and you knew where the White House I think there is this kind of snow that hat on and -- and negotiations I'm really -- where the white.
This seems to be a sense that he is -- the ground to let the let things work at the legislature I was upset during the health care debate.
As a state senator here's your single -- that he became appealed to the public defender is -- -- -- yeah yeah when he's ever yeah movie ever ever lasting hair -- the states senate Hannah Tanzanian favorite player is very liberal state senator that it becomes kind of liberal not -- liberalism candidly then it becomes -- moderate as a president.
And he's got blue dog Democrats who were not immediately.
Blew it on her -- -- tell you what I mean I had during the -- -- -- act took part of his administration.
But an idea to make -- -- -- he's been pragmatic because he you know you wanna sacrifice a perfect for the good what are you going to be able to get.
And and and pragmatism wins independents but -- Austin dependents if he's really just and prime let's forget when on sun also beginner to marathon not a sprint -- who got a long way to go between now and the election.
Really happened and could well we're about 3 quarters I am so tired of hearing that he loses to and -- -- candidate from Republicans -- would you need -- know you well that's exactly right and that is.
One of the things I mean there's so much wanting in the Republican field we all have fantasy -- -- -- eventually I -- -- candidate is Bob Ryan.
-- come on but his.
The Ryan plan is so extreme it is so if it is -- -- -- that it is nearly -- now it is but regardless there's gonna pass heat it nobody can our law.
Eat eat eat your right -- -- with this senate with this president's never gonna pass but the only reason he -- happening at debt ceiling to being rain now is that upon Ryan in the Republican House of Representatives and not simply should I even have any debts to you think.
Well maybe that's killing but simply continue to read and read -- we races and a time to the Bush Administration that -- -- -- the same people who raised -- Internet giving Obama -- haven't but but Alan I mean Unita delegate -- ended the amount that the -- has gone up in the last three years his death is it is entirely disproportionate in the -- prior to.
It's it's just it -- -- -- back it's 40% of which.
40% with Macs go I love this debate has a video of the tax cuts as you and I both now -- attack that's it changed spending behavior I behavior and their tax cuts that are just a one -- pop.
The bush tax cuts in 2006 where onetime pop are -- they were not helpful tax cuts -- the bush tax cuts in 2001 and 2003.
Change people's spending behavior causing him for eight to ten years in the future that there have extra cash in their pockets so they did I think -- -- the jobs gained that's -- the jobs when an investor I we went jugular.
-- of -- love and unemployment from the what does it shares the Bush Administration.
Always -- for I mean unemployment that I did he actually held -- -- that -- -- Clinton at Clinton we were -- -- Clinton written that raises taxes going to be terrible for the economy and a lot of other things happen Bush Administration changing -- health care prices spike energy prices spikes of people I'll a lot of the tactic using under.
-- -- -- -- And I can't answer question.
Go ahead of -- backtrack where you want to go.
Many -- -- bush and bush administration and create jobs and I think that's not true but I do think that a lot of what happened in the bush years.
Is people had extra money in their pockets they could change -- spending behavior but simultaneously health care costs winner.
Energy costs went up until a lot of their stating that it going to back and think we have fundamental problems that we have to fixing health -- -- stand.
And in terms of energy as well.
Center for people to keep the -- in the end -- So neither party has it right.
The I F a with the immigrant to the public Republicans.
I think they're Republicans are closer to being right most well I do and -- and that's their right now.
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So what do you do when you're gonna have to vote for -- probably gonna vote Republican and who that nominee is right in funny -- I I say I it would be very very difficult for me eat Tim action but he just gonna go to -- -- I I am gonna have a very hard time.
-- I mean yeah I just around they don't book.
Now that I -- and now absolutely not I it is it is our responsibility entrance there right and our privilege to -- that -- if you don't have a candidate of inflation but I will always felt.