McConnell: Voters 'Seem To Have Stopped Paying Attention' To GOP

More to the point, Mitch, the GOP is primarily an obstructionist party, famous for the iron-clad rule that party interests always come before those of

More to the point, Mitch, the GOP is primarily an obstructionist party, famous for the iron-clad rule that party interests always come before those of the country. Really, the best thing you can do for your party is to do what's best for all of us:

WASHINGTON — Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell did not mince words on the outlook for the GOP during his address to the Republican National Committee's annual meeting on Thursday.

The "path forward" for the Republican Party is rocky.

"We're all concerned about the fact that the very wealthy and the very poor, the most and least educated, and a majority of minority voters, seem to have more or less stopped paying attention to us. And we should be concerned that, as a result of all this, the Republican Party seems to be slipping into a position of being more of a regional party than a national one," McConnell told the gathering.

"In politics, there's a name for a regional party: it's called a minority party. And I didn't sign up to be a member of a regional party . . . As Republicans, we know that common-sense conservative principles aren't regional. But I think we have to admit what our sales job has been poor. And in my view, that needs to change."

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