BET Wire: A New GOP or the Same Old Party?
The Republican Party's evolution continues.
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In Case You Missed It - The Republican Party celebrates one year of minority voter outreach; Rep. Charles Rangel says Tea Party people are mean and racist; Sen. Rand Paul says the GOP is like a bad pizza crust; Fortune magazine says President Obama is not one of the world's 50 greatest leaders – and more – Joyce Jones (@BETpolitichick). (Photo: BET)
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Didn't Make the Cut - The nation's first African-American president didn't make the cut on Fortune’s first list of the World’s 50 Greatest Leaders. “President Obama wasn’t excluded from Fortune’s World’s 50 Greatest Leaders list,” Fortune said in a statement. “He simply didn’t make this year’s list of 50 outstanding individuals who have demonstrated rare leadership, leadership in multiple areas or who have demonstrated a long history of leading.” But former President Bill Clinton did, coming in at number five on the list. (Photo: Win McNamee/Getty Images)
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Bad Crust - "Remember when Domino’s finally admitted they had bad crust? Think Republican Party. Admit it; bad crust. We need a different kind of party," Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul, also a potential 2016 presidential candidate, told students at the University of California at Berkeley on March 19. The GOP, he added, "needs to either evolve, adapt or die." (Photo: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)
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Not Drinking the Tea - In an interview with NY1, veteran New York Rep. Charles Rangel spoke of the difficulty of trying to work with the GOP's far right wing. “They are mean, racist people,” the 83-year-old lawmaker said. “Now why do I say that? Because in those red states, they’re the same slave-holding states. They had the Confederate flag. They became Dixiecrats; they had the Confederate flag. They’re now the Tea Party." (Photo: REUTERS/Joshua Roberts/Landov)
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Create Your American Dream - The Republican National Committee has launched a "Create Your American Dream" campaign, featuring people of different demographics not frequently associated with the party. The ads will run in battleground states and stream on Hulu, Google and Facebook. The RNC also has bought spots on Black and Latino television networks and a web site that appeals to Asian-Americans. (Photo: GOP via YouTube)