Autopsy Nostalgia

Following Mitt Romney’s loss to Barack Obama in 2012, RNC Chairman Reince Priebus declared the need for a GOP “autopsy.” Remember that? Not exactly a toe tag for the body politic, but GOPsters were losing minority and younger voters, and if demographics were, indeed, destiny, the GOP’s future was in its rear-view mirror. It needed, underscored the “autopsy,” to reach out to nonwhite groups, employ more tolerant language and embrace comprehensive immigration reform. Alas, Priebus would become Chief of Staff to an autocrat who played the racist, nativist demographic cards from which this country is still struggling to recover.

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