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Wed., Dec. 12, 2012, 8:46 a.m.

Poll: GOP Has ‘Tolerance’ Problem

President Obama's top pollster said the Republican Party has a 'tolerance problem' and predicted they will continue to struggle at the ballot box if they don't have a major tonal change. "If Republicans approach this as if they have a Latino problem I think that they are missing a larger dynamic that's in place right now. I believe that The Republican Party has a tolerance problem," Obama pollster Joel Benenson said at event hosted by the center-left group Third Way Wednesday morning. "When you define people who look differently than you as illegal aliens and use that term over and over again and talk about self-deporting them that's a tolerance issue." Benenson said other examples of the GOP's "tolerance problem" included their calling those who believe in global warming "job killers," and its stances on gay marriage, Planned Parenthood and contraception/Cameron Joseph, The Hill. More here. (Wikipedia photo: GOP symbol)

Question: Do you think the national Republican Party has a tolerance problem?




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D.F. Oliveria
D.F. (Dave) Oliveria joined The Spokesman-Review in 1984. He currently is a columnist and compiles the Huckleberries Online blog and writes about North Idaho in his Huckleberries column.

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