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The RNC's spring meeting is in LA this week. Top agenda items are their drive to broaden appeal with voters and a burning desire to reach new voters, specifically Asian-Americans, Blacks, Hispanics, and the young. But to help "broaden appeal," the RNC has turned to a rather motley crew for guidance. Maddow digs into the "credentials" of two gentlemen charged with these daunting tasks. Let's take a peek....

David Horowitz is a fiercely abrasive anti-Muslim activist, a notorious conspiracy theorist who's dabbled in some ugly racial politics. He believes political correctness will lead to a "totalitarian future." He's also written books with titles like Hating Whitey and Other Progressive Causes as well as The Race Card: White Guilt, Black Resentment, and the Assault on Truth and Justice. Maddow asks who better to help broaden the RNC's appeal than the guy who wrote "Hating Whitey"?

If Horowitz fails the RNC mission, there's Hugh Hewitt waiting in the wings. Hewitt is a well-known far-Rightie radio host/blogger who spent parts of 2012 telling Republican voters there was a media conspiracy to skew polling. When he helped oversee the creation of the Nixon Library years ago, he wanted to screen researchers from using it who he deemed "insufficiently conservative." In 2008, he reflected on a college football game and said, "It's probably the last game we'll see before the U.S. gets blown up by Islamists under Obama." Going back 3 years to 2005, he tried to spin GWB's anemic response to Katrina by saying it was the fault of those damn duty-shirking reporters who had failed to warn New Orleans in advance about the storm's severity.

The recent CPAC was strike 1. This looks like it could be strike 2. If they want to hit any home runs with the electorate, they'd better learn the strike zone a lot better before getting called out again.
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