Well, I think first they have to do what speaker McCarthy began four years ago, and that is recruit minority candidates, be willing to compete and broaden the whole field, campaign on issues that matter in people’s lives. You know, recently there was a vote in the house to repeal a DC crime provision that even President Biden said would have released car jackers and put them back on the street. About 165 Democrats voted, in essence, to release car jackers and put them back on the street. Now I suspect there are very few districts where, if people know that, that they’ll think their congressman has any idea what’s going on. I thought the one lady you had on earlier caught it exactly right. They’ve been cheated on schools, they’ve been cheated on housing, they’ve been cheated on crime, they’ve been cheated on jobs. And I think that a direct aggressive appeal is going to lead to a surprising turnout. The Latino community is dramatically moving away. The Asian American community is dramatically hurt by woke policies which are anti achievement, anti meritcratic behavior. And so if you look at those two communities. And in the African American community they’re the number one victim of left wing policies: They’re the folks most likely to get raped or killed the people most likely to have stores driven out of their neighborhoods, the people most likely to have bad housing all because Democrats policies don’t work. And machines are breaking down.
But look, to her credit, Ronna McDaniel who is the chairman of the Republican national committee she’s opened a large number of neighborhood operations right in the middle of the cities, right in the middle of Latino and African American communities, and she probably has the largest Republican outreach among minorities that the Republican national committee’s ever had. It’s a start. I think it’s also important to have candidates and to recruit candidates very widely and to recognize that sometimes the first time a candidate runs in a really tough district, they may only get 20 or 25%, but you begin to build a base and create a possibility. Remember, when I first ran in Georgia, there were no elected federal Republicans period. None. You had to go out and start and gradually Georgia became a very Republican state. I do think the failure of performance is going to drive a surprising number of minority Americans to decide that they simply can’t vote Democrat again. They can’t take the inflation. They can’t take the crime. They can’t take the pain of living in neighborhoods. Look in New York where mayor Adams idiotically is now putting all the illegal immigrants into the schools gyms and totally screwing up education for minorities in their own neighborhoods.
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