nullAs a Republican, I tend to get a little nervous when my party starts being consumed with looking “cool” so they can attract younger voters. They always end up looking like Gene Wilder after Richard Pryor tried to teach him how to be black in the movie Silver Streak.

So, with that in mind, hold on to your non-sideways hats, Republicans — Steele: GOP needs ‘hip-hop’ makeover:

Newly elected Republican National Committee Chairman Michael S. Steele plans an “off the hook” public relations offensive to attract younger voters, especially blacks and Hispanics, by applying the party’s principles to “urban-suburban hip-hop settings.”

The RNC’s first black chairman will “surprise everyone” when updating the party’s image using the Internet and advertisements on radio, on television and in print, he told The Washington Times.

Forget about a hip-hop makeover — How about just finding more candidates for office who are actual conservatives, G?

The hip-hop thing won’t sell. Would “Ice McCain” have done better in the election?:

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Would the approval rating of Bush’s “Gansta White House” have been above dismal?:

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Just commit to a platform of low taxes, smaller government and rigid adherence to Constitutional rights for all, and hopefully everyone from people in skull-caps and baggy pants to coat-and-tie button-downs will jump on board.

If they don’t, it’s because they’re voting for the party that promises them somebody else’s money, and I don’t think that simply putting a backbeat in the GOP’s ads and making all our candidates learn to talk like Snoop Dogg will have much impact on party membership, other than the perhaps the negative effect of chasing the rest of us away.

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