When is there gonna be some action? Republican National Committee chairman Reince Priebus yesterday brought his "listening tour" to Brooklyn. From NBC News: "RNC Chairman Reince Priebus met with a small group of black Republicans in Brooklyn as part of a 'Listening Tour' effort, aimed at understanding what went wrong in the 2012 election, and how the party can improve its outreach, particularly to minorities. The meeting was closed to the press, but Priebus talked to reporters before his discussion at the Christian Cultural Center in East New York."
The article continues about yesterday's stop in Brooklyn: "'We can't just be a party of purity,' Priebus said. 'We have to be a welcoming party.' He added, 'We gotta put a smile on our face. We can't just go from one mad interview to the next about the national debt and deficit. We have to tell the story of our party that's inspirational, and we have to be in it for the long haul.' Priebus also conceded that Republicans have 'a real quality of contacts issue....What I'm talking about is showing up four months before an election, and the other side, who's been in the community for four years straight.' Not only has that method proved ineffective, Priebus said, but, 'Secondly — it's not right.'"