A better GOP

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National GOP Chairman Reince Priebus, besides tinkering with the mechanics of the primaries, wants to hire staffers for $10 million to promote the GOP brand among Hispanics, African-Americans and Asians and otherwise seem to take an interest in these communities. (See: "GOP plans big effort to court minorities," Monday)

Could this mean Republicans will work in these communities to promote registration and voter participation instead of passing laws that make it harder for them to vote?

Are they now going to include policies that promote equality and fairness for these minorities?

Could this new GOP be in favor of raising the minimum wage, thereby increasing the earning power of these and all working Americans?

Are they going to listen to the majority of their rank-and-file members who favor a more-equal taxing system that would require those who benefit most from our economy to pay more toward its maintenance?

Will they work with progressives and Democrats to improve basic and successful social programs instead of trying to cut or eliminate them?

If so, this will be a monumental improvement for their party and will most certainly have appeal for these citizens and others.

-- K.D. Boyd, Granbury

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