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RNC Chair Priebus issues scathing report on current Republican party


WASHINGTON D.C. (WTAQ) - The head of the Republican National Committee – Wisconsin’s Reince Priebus – issued a scathing report Monday which said the GOP’s policies are turning off American voters, and alienating young people and minorities.

Priebus commissioned an unusually blunt study after Mitt Romney lost to President Obama last November.

The 98 page report included extensive operational proposals for, “a more welcoming brand of conservatism.” It said that unless changes are made, “It will be increasingly difficult for Republicans to win another presidential election in the near future.”

Speaking in Washington, Priebus – a Kenosha native and former head of the Wisconsin GOP – was unsparing in his criticisms of the GOP’s 2012 White House campaign.

“Our message was weak. Our ground game was insufficient. We weren’t inclusive. Our primary and debate process needed improvement.” He promised solutions to all that.

On CBS Sunday, Priebus said Republicans must relate better to everyday Americans. And today’s report said, “Young voters are increasingly rolling their eyes at what the party represents, and many minorities wrongly think that Republicans do not like them, or want them in the country.”

The report said young voters see the GOP as “old, and detached from pop culture.” The study did not suggest policy changes, except to “counter the party’s image as an arm of business.”

It said Republicans should start “blowing the whistle at corporate malfeasance, and attack corporate welfare.”