Dear Republicans, please listen to this guy.
Upset that the Nevada Republican Party recently voted to remove anti-choice, anti-gay language from its official platform, GOP state assemblyman Ira Hansen took to The Janet Mefferd Show yesterday to argue that the party made a grave mistake in avoiding such social issues.
Hansen said that Republicans are failing to win support from young voters because they are “being alienated partially because of this absence of values.” He argued that Republicans could win support from new voters by embracing the “Pat Robertson wing” of the party.
Yes, that’s it. You’re failing to win over young voters because you haven’t embraced Pat Robertson; because of the “absence of values.”
And what values are those? Delusional bigotry, racism, misogyny, and xenophobia. There’s also that time Robertson said Jesus never would have baked a wedding cake for a gay couple because the gay couple would have been stoned to death before he had the chance to. Obviously.
Does that sound like a platform that young voters would be attracted to? Do young voters even know who Pat Robertson is?