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Mar 08 2014

Many chairs

So at CPAC they had a panel on GOP outreach to minorities.

John Hudak of the Brookings Institution is livetweeting CPAC and he tweeted a picture of the audience at that panel.

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  1. 1
    Cuttlefish

    Oh, come on now… I think Clint Eastwood convincingly showed us, you can have a meaningful debate with one empty chair. It should be no surprise that we can have a successful conference with thousands.

  2. 2
    Blanche Quizno

    Cuttlefish wins the Internet!

  3. 3
    Rich Roberts

    It looks like they took a page from Newt Gingrich.

  4. 4
    Corey Mondello

    But, but….why would people think conservatives don’t care about minorities?

  5. 5
    Katherine Woo

    @4

    Are these “minorities” you speak of just one monolithic block?

    Contemporary conservatism, is a mix of classical liberalism and religious nationalism. It very much reflects the individualism of liberalism as opposed to the group identity emphasis of post-liberal leftist politics. The very concept of “minority outreach” does not really make sense relative to conservatism, so it is no surprise it generates minimal interest.

    My parents and brother are staunch Republicans because capitalist individualism and Christian nationalism appeals to them as individuals. That’s their worldview and they prefer to adhere to that rather than vote Democratic just because some republicans are racists or anti-immigrant.

  6. 6
    doubtthat

    Contemporary conservatism, is a mix of classical liberalism and religious nationalism. It very much reflects the individualism of liberalism as opposed to the group identity emphasis of post-liberal leftist politics.

    It’s based on “religious nationalism” yet somehow opposed to group identity. What an amazing balancing act!

  7. 7
    monad

    The very concept of “minority outreach” does not really make sense relative to conservatism…

    It’s strange to see this offered as if it were a defense, because I imagine that was exactly the point here.

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