How can Republicans reach out to women, minorities?
Discussing the future of the GOP
- Duration 6:58
- Date Mar 17, 2013
Discussing the future of the GOP
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Democrats in the last election cycle.
So what should the GOP be doing.
In order to reach out to voters in those groups joining me now are a couple of women who both -- -- -- -- over the past couple days Rachel Campos Duffy who was married to Wisconsin congressman John Duffy.
And she works with the -- very initiative an organization the promotes economic empowerment and opportunity for Hispanics also joining us is crystal right editor and publisher.
Of conservative black chick dot com that's great to have a few guys -- Greatly.
-- you were on panels -- seat pack ice and -- there's all this talk about what women you know are gonna vote against Republicans unless they change and move to the middle and abandon things like the pro life plank.
Is that true.
Absolutely not I think the policies are right I think what is the problem is that some of the messaging and so there's actually a really great opportunity for them.
To be the party that doesn't -- nice women and think that all they care about our reproductive issues.
On the truth is -- care about gas prices they care about food for goodness -- they care about -- about energy independence.
And I think it's a matter of getting past the grass and the diagrams and the numbers and start speaking to women.
Actor at the heart level and at the level of their families on an about there and we -- problems and we can do that.
One of the problems is -- -- governor.
Love Fox News we got to be on Fox News.
But I think a lot of Republicans are intimidated.
To go into -- stream -- media because they know it's liberal and I think.
On the got that they're being -- can't -- and they I get out there and they expect.
Couldn't agree more I think it's very important crystal.
They give that same same basic question here yeah do the republic we change -- message.
No absolutely not Governor Huckabee you know what I said it and I'm gonna agree with a lot of what Rachel said we need to start defending conservatism.
Because the values work we got to stop apologizing for it.
And like Rachel said we need to put more women out in the trenches it -- on television in magazines.
Because I'm a woman Rachel's a woman I'm a black woman Rachel is.
-- Mexican American woman we have the diversity we have the message but just like what's minorities in government Governor Huckabee you know about this because you've got.
Huge sizable portion of the black vote when you ran for governor you get it right it's the face and it's also bothering to have a relationship.
And I also just want to add one thing.
Have objective five women they turned it women you know women into.
Their body parts really in their female parts you know -- Michelle Malkin said.
Where more than our lady parts were more than our -- -- and I think I can say that on TV you just yeah.
That's you -- -- you we should've said last year Governor Huckabee you should that people like me and Rachel and celebrities out there saying.
Hey I'm pissed off mr.
-- President Obama.
Do not object to -- me I care about my pocket -- I care about having a job putting food on the table for my children.
Hot you know he would never go Democrats would never go around.
Talking about sexual issues with men and and we just got to stop that we have to smile about it.
And we have to say women are you know all the young women I spoke to C -- you know what they said crystal.
Contraception that is not my main issue pay my student loans off.
Getting a job and it really pisses me off -- Democrats talk down to me so we need to seize the day we're not doing.
-- Dick Morris also spoke at C -- he said the GOP.
These to give up overturning Roe vs.
Wade and other words that's just an issue that needs to go away we don't need to talk about it.
Is it hurting us it to -- Got to tell you -- and one of the big issues in this election was how do we get the Hispanic vote right -- and I.
-- theory interesting experience is what we know they are telling us tone down the social issues tone down.
Let me tell you with Hispanics not a very Smart idea.
I had a pro life activist that told me she actually worked and Loretta Sanchez his district.
On and Loretta Sanchez -- the -- is a Mexican American congresswoman.
They not on every single door that had a Loretta Sanchez sign in front.
And not -- -- told them her position on partial birth abortion do you know what she told me.
Every single one of them took that sign out of their yard.
So it may not even number one.
You know we got a deal with immigration to get past that but it is a fabulous.
Off some contrasting issue it tells where are their values and where are the Republican values so do not.
Do not be seduced -- and by the by these experts -- consultants that are telling you that it's a -- -- -- -- in particular.
They care about life -- Yeah Chris going -- yeah ours is gonna jump and I think I think we we need to talk differently about women's health issues.
And I don't think we need to lead with the Roe vs.
Wade I'm gonna it probably disagree but both he a little bit on this.
I just don't see it being repealed anytime soon and I don't think that's an issue the number one issue important to women and two women and conservative women I -- what we should be talking about is that.
We as a party encourage women to have choice in how they live their lives and when it comes to.
Being respecting the life of the unborn I think we need to be talking about.
Teaching young women self esteem and I think of talking about abstinence we need to be really.
It's again defending the principles that were we don't want any -- woman to have an unwanted pregnancy so why we're talking about pro life pro life is actually empowering women.
To not get pregnant and have an on wanted -- I don't I hadn't and -- -- and I see that brought me a lot of unplanned you know right but I'll -- on -- pregnant when I say -- enjoy myself I don't I think Rachel Berry told just well crickets I want -- get something and not think you're assured that we we can agree on.
I'm not saying that yes you you embrace the unplanned pregnancy I'm not saying and for you at work.
And for some young women they struggle they go to the Catholic Church they have to think about adoption they can't necessarily they're not a position to raise -- child that's not what I'm talking about.
I'm talking about.
Elaine Bennett has a great program called best friends OK and you know what she does she's in like 616 states and the District of Columbia she teaches the curriculum.
In public schools and it's a self esteem character building curriculum.
That teaches young girls to deadly sexual activity.
-- after high school and encourages them to go to college we are and it's how do you guys have the promise that he will be both come back is this has been fascinating and we got to get -- both in studio very very soon.