Memo to GOP: Stop Talking to Yourselves

We pointed out yesterday that while Americans overwhelmingly approve of President Obama's  efforts to be bipartisan, they don't feel that Republicans are meeting him halfway. The GOP reaction to Obama's first address to Congress shows why -- and actually gives them a roadmap to rebuilding their party. Republican's aren't talking to the public at large -- they're speaking to their base.

We pointed out yesterday that while Americans overwhelmingly approve of President Obama's efforts to be bipartisan, they don't feel that Republicans are meeting him halfway. The GOP reaction to Obama's first address to Congress shows why -- and actually gives them a roadmap to rebuilding their party.

Republican's aren't talking to the public at large -- they're speaking to their base. And until they figure out that bipartisanship really has only a little to do with how well they cooperate across the aisle and everything to do with whether they are listening and responding to a broad swath of voters, they will remain a minority party.

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