Effort to rebrand the Republican Party
All-Star panel weighs in
- Duration 6:21
- Date Feb 5, 2013
All-Star panel weighs in
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We are really putting on display in demonstrating.
Why are conservative policies of self reliance on faith in the individual accountability in government.
Why did they are good policies good principles to help people.
House majority leader Eric -- just a short time ago talking about his new attempt to rebrand.
The Republican Party and broaden its appeal before the 2014 elections Bill Kristol this is something that one in -- Now I hear another politician talking about the re -- the party or changing the image.
What -- they just advance policies Republicans control the House of Representatives right.
We -- that they were very much -- obamacare find passed that bill repealing obamacare or delay it and a -- replacement soccer passes senate.
President Obama's not gonna conduct -- -- it but we'll show what how how -- Republican policies help.
Republicans dislike the financial regulations and Dodd-Frank passed different regulations to help -- -- can't pass the whole thing.
Pass bite size pieces of legislation.
That would help the country I mean I really think they should talk less about -- -- themselves that actually passing legislation either big legislation or medium sized bites.
To which in body conservative principles why haven't been losing so badly though on message.
And that losing that badly and messaging they lost a presidential election by three points ahead of the House of Representatives that Democrats got one million more votes is that the complete house.
Out of a 110 million -- or something like that.
And if they simply govern effectively if they do their best my house -- they oppose President Obama.
They'll do fine addition worry less about how they look and they should just act according to conservative principles hall answer question John they also.
Left that out they lost a lot of senate races and one reason they lost as well most of the people who lost they weren't as establishment candidates and now this that was gonna come in and -- is that it does haven't the right to Tea Party candidates -- at about seven establishment -- -- -- branded the whole party I was that my older Republicans were running ahead and.
Eric Cantor who has studied these issues I think carefully at least I hope -- got his money's worth.
He's doing some important things in this speech he's -- he's saying Washington Post at a Republican establishment are coming to the rescue him dozen -- out of country don't like.
Concerns OK I karlson and Juan Williams were sitting in the same seat nearly came to blows last well at that say you know if you're not.
I just wanna say that I you don't look one -- more than one speech to restore the Republican party's political fortunes have more than one guy and who knows whether this will ever lead -- anything but I -- think you're cancer is not guilty of one charge.
Bill has just made which is not.
Proposing bites us legislation there -- a number.
Of such proposals in this speech and secondly I would just say that to the degree cancer is trying.
Two reposition the party is somebody's actually addressing what he calls appropriately real life concerns of voters.
I think that's a step in the party's political.
Whether -- whether or is that -- -- video destruction the whole Republican establishment of the Washington Post I like Americans but that's not the issue what Republican south is gonna come to the rescue of the Republican Party.
The most anti establishment Republican year Republican senate candidate -- Republican spirit was 2010 Republicans -- 64 house seats.
And seven senate -- he's out -- took over 2010 and 2012 it was Mitt Romney was just the economy we're not -- -- foreign policy not talked with social -- very focused.
The Republican establishment -- that crossroads spent 300 million dollars and Republicans lost seats in -- the president.
Think it was just let the Republicans and the concerns in the country when their campaigns and in crossroads is going to be spending tens of millions of more dollars into 4014.
Supporting more establishment candidates against.
People like -- -- and more -- in Indiana.
How is all of this going to fit together.
Well let me rise above the I don't think during the -- yeah it has let us reason together I think one way that you can unite the party -- I think he's had major success.
In integrating the more populist elements which.
Did not necessarily have to have and you could have split in the party -- third party.
Tea Party element he still agree on the Buckley rule.
That people will try to support and nominate the most conservative candidate who can win if you keep that in mind and you don't try to make statements.
Extreme conservatives who can be sort of enjoyable and and -- and and and -- the populace.
But have no chance of winning and in general election you don't go that way.
Classic example is Delaware senate 2010 -- think threw away seat they would at a moderate.
-- -- the semi liberal Republican but that beats having a hard line liberal Democrat.
And you might offend a change of control over.
The senate had that not happened would wonder too understands.
A lot of people bill are talking about -- ideas are brewing war in the Republican parties who have to work 2014.
And organizations like American crossroads.
Supporting candidates they think can win and then the conservative wing of the party -- no no we don't want you fighting in our primaries we want our candidates to rise to the top.
I think let's have primaries all -- states people divided as they wish from both sides.
It's hearts now at a time with the best candidates are the holes that was behind Charlie Crist in 2009 against Marco Rubio who couldn't win Ron Johnson Wisconsin.
Pat Toomey of Pennsylvania couldn't win you don't know at a time always who can win I myself -- of Asia and keep it was bad very bad candidate posted two -- report -- form accidentally.
But I I would not.
I have no problem people Washington helping the candidates they prefer -- do you or do you not proceed any kind of civil war room within the Republican I think it will be a -- -- little civil wars and lots of different things that a lot of that is healthy when -- there are a lot of contentious primaries 2010 that a couple off the rails a straw says.
And Republicans lawsuits that could pick up from Delaware 2010 that was a very contentious year within the Republican Party at a very good -- for the Republican Party.
A little internal debates and primaries some some arguing about the best way to go about advancing conservative principles isn't such a bad thinking what what I -- -- I got.
I guess I don't see anything in the speech by Eric Cantor.
That says we can't debate things are on matters of principle I think what it's trying to do actually successfully or not is give them a program that.
Everybody in their volume party could sign up forces and accomplish what you next time boxing gloves it won't be similar to relay that -- mudslinging that we saw today.