Author Of GOP Autopsy: Obama Is A Socialist
Leading Republicans called on their party to adopt a more inclusive tone Monday — but in doing so one used some controversial rhetoric to describe President Obama, calling him a “socialist.”
Republican National Committeeman Henry Barbour, a top GOP strategist and one of the authors of the Republican National Committee’s detailed plan to help the party reboot, used the term about the president during a conversation with The Hill about the GOP’s need to improve its primary process.
“If we want to focus on a handful of issues and try to impact some primaries and lose the generals, that’s really not going to effect public policy. We all want to make America strong economically and militarily and every other way but you can’t do that if you’re not in office,” Barbour told The Hill. “We’ve got a socialist in office right now — how’s that working for us?”
The number 2 “recommendation” from the autopsy:
The Republican Party needs to stop talking to itself. We have become expert in how to provide ideological reinforcement to like-minded people, but devastatingly we have lost the ability to be persuasive with, or welcoming to, those who do not agree with us on every issue
More of an observation than a recommendation, but that’s neither here nor there.
Wonder if Barbour actually read the report he helped to author?