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  • One Year Later, Same Old Party

    After the 2012 election, the Republican Party was at a crossroads. They had just lost two presidential elections in a row -- but not only that, they had only won a popular majority in a national election once in the last six presidential races.

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  • Syllabus for Republican “Sensitivity” Training

    (Note:  This is satire.  Sort of.)

    With last week’s news that Republicans are going to start holding seminars on how to talk with (and about) women, we at the Democratic National Committee were able to get our hands on a draft syllabus and reading list for the expanded sensitivity training sessions Republicans are going to be holding.

    Syllabus for Republican “Sensitivity” Training

    “Let me put it this way, some of these guys have a lot to learn.” – Republican Aide to Politico

    “Some of our members just aren’t as sensitive as they ought to be.” – Speaker Boehner

    Dear fellow Republicans —

    Welcome to GOP Sensitivity School, where our goal is to help you show your friendlier, more inclusive side!

    DAY ONE

    HOW TO TALK TO AND ABOUT WOMEN 101:

    Reading List
    Headline: “Bill Cassidy Staffer Tweets Mary Landrieu-Mussolini Picture” [POLITICO, 11/22/13]

    Headline: “NRSC Tweets Sexualized Attack Against Alison Lundergan Grimes” [Huffington Post, 11/19/13]

    DAY TWO

    HOW TO CELEBRATE THE CIVIL RIGHTS MOVEMENT 101:

    Reading List
    Headline: “The G.O.P.’s Racism Tweet” [New York Times, 12/2/13]

    Headline: RNC reflects on ‘ending racism’ [MSNBC.com, 12/2/13]

    DAY THREE

    HOW TO HONOR RELIGIOUS AND CULTURAL DIVERSITY & TOLERANCE DURING THE HOLIDAY SEASON 101

    Reading List

    Headline: “GOP Draws Fire For Selling 'Happy Holidays Is What Liberals Say' Merchandise” [Birmingham News, 12/4/13]

    Pants on Fire: “Jeb Bush Says Obama Is Closing The Embassy To The Vatican” [Politifact, 12/4/13]

    Headline: “GOP Group Attacks Obama As ‘Anti-Religion’ For Moving U.S. Embassy In Vatican” [Mediaite, 11/27/13]

    Headline: “GOP Rep. Duncan Hunter: 'It Is Part Of The Middle Eastern Culture' To Lie (VIDEO)” [Huffington Post, 12/4/13]

    Headline: “Pryor Gets Gop Flak Over Bible Ad” [Arkansas Online, 12/4/13]

    Headline: “Republicans Had Better Get Comfortable With 'Happy Holidays'” [Business Insider, 12/2/13]


    DAY FOUR

    HOW TO OPEN OUR BIG TENT UP TO THE LGBT COMMUNITY 101

    Reading List
    Headline: “Rep. Randy Forbes: Deny Money To Gay Candidates” [POLITICO, 12/4/13]

    Headline: “Boehner Sees ‘No Basis Or No Need’ For ENDA” [Washington Blade, 11/14/13]

    DAY FIVE

    PROVING WE’RE SERIOUS ABOUT LATINO OUTREACH 101

    Reading List
    Op-ed: “Gov. Christie Making Weak Excuses For Opposing The NJ DREAM Act” [PolitickerNJ, 12/5/13]

    Headline: “No Immigration Reform Vote In The House This Year” [Washington Post, 11/8/13]

    Headline: “McCarthy: No House Immigration Deal In '13” [The Hill, 11/8/13]

    DAY SIX

    HOW TO PUT A BAND-AID ON A MAJOR PROBLEM 101

    Reading List
    Headline: “GOP Men Tutored In Running Against Women” [POLITICO, 12/5/13]

    Headline: “Boehner’s Rx For GOP’s Women Woes: Be More Sensitive” [ABC News, 12/5/13]

    DAY SEVEN

    LEARNING FROM YOUR MISTAKES 101

    Reading List

    Headline: “No soul-searching for Virginia GOP after losses” [Politico, 12/8/13]

    From the Washington Post’s Chris Cillizza on the path forward for the GOP following their losses in Virginia: “But, no matter what, Republicans have a problem… But knowing it and knowing how to solve it are two very different things.” [Washington Post, 12/8/13]

  • This is Obamacare in the states

    This month Republicans shut down the government and risked defaulting on our obligations trying to derail Obamacare. Despite the GOP going to extreme lengths to stop the law’s implementation, it is going into effect and is working for Americans. See the clips below for more on how the Affordable Care Act is helping Americans across the country.

     

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    Democrats are going to work tirelessly over the next year to take back the House and elect a Congress that President Obama can work with. Chip in to help support candidates who will govern responsibly.

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