I know that the Republican National Committee has conducted its autopsy, and the report is out. As I started reading through it (and I am not finished), one song came to mind immediately: "Paper Thin" by MC Lyte. It is a classic rap single about cheating. The video shows Lyte going on a hunch, and deciding to get out of her car and hit the subway to clear her head. And it just so happens that she sees her man on the train with two ladies, and the rap begins.
As I listened to the lyrics, I have to admit that the RNC could easily have been her man, and the two ladies the base of the party. Essentially, Lyte doesn't believe what her man has been telling her, and she lets him know how she deserves to be treated. And I am not sure I am ready to believe that the RNC is serious about its outreach, because all I hear, like a broken record, is that the GOP's "policies are sound," and that it's just a problem with messaging.
Actually, that's not true. If the GOP really wants to engage with the many, many, many demographic groups that it lost in 2012, then some policy changes will be inevitable. Until the RNC is really ready to do that, then all that they will say will be just "Paper Thin."