To have any hope of winning, conservatives must distinguish themselves from the RINOs. Nine members (so far) of the Republican Study Committee, a House conservative group formed to push Boehner to the right, have split off to form a new, invitation-only group called the House Freedom Caucus.
Their complaint was “the RSC has strayed too far from its original mission and been co-opted by the same party leaders it is meant to exert pressure upon,” according to National Journal.
These conservatives should expand their numbers, with Trey Gowdy, Louie Gohmert, et al., and join with Senate conservatives to form a well-defined group, under that banner—and let the public know, to build brand awareness. How many voters have heard of the larger RSC, much less the new group? They’ve been reduced to saying “both parties are the same.” That’s a recipe for lost elections. …
Here’s how conservatives can reach out to those groups. Above all, do not pander by using Democrat-style rhetoric, such as, “Given the racial disparities in our criminal justice system, it is impossible for African-Americans not to feel like their government is particularly targeting them,” as one GOP presidential hopeful said. The real answer is to talk to minorities about issues they would strongly agree with.
Many Blacks are religious. 700 Club’s Ben Kinchlow writes in WND:
“In a 2007 survey, 87 percent of African-Americans described themselves as belonging to a religious group (overwhelmingly Christian). Eighty-four percent of African-American women say religion is very important to them. Nearly 80 percent of all African-Americans say religion is very important in their lives.”
In addition, many Hispanics are religious.
Finally, no American would agree with this administration’s coziness with radical Islam—a term their people refuse to even utter. There are too many examples of this to cite here. And Hillary’s history of working with the mammoth Organization of Islamic Cooperation to limit our precious First Amendment is a matter of record.