Why the Republican Party’s Narrative on Income and Voting Failed
thedailybeast.com — From the fiscal cliff to immigration, the Republican Party remains sorely divided over its post-loss platform. The “blame Romney first” camp is making a lot of noise about a kinder, gentler GOP and slamming their former frontman for an epic “47 percent” fumble. But that’s a tough sell. How do you dispatch a party’s favorite worldview—that of right-leaning “makers” and left-leaning “takers”—when the guy who popularized it got the VP nod and is now the de facto leader of your congressional caucus? Tearing a whole party away from the calming logic of bought-off voters is tough, and many on the right are still stuck on the idea. But the Republican Party must ditch this line of thinking. Sure, it’s divisive. But more important, it’s empirically false.