U.S. Rep. Rob Woodall had no problem finding a conservative audience Tuesday (Aug. 27) in Suwanee. But he let that audience know that its influence on America may be endangered.
"America is a center/right country, but (right now) America does not reflect that," Woodall told a meeting of the Gwinnett Tea Party at the Uptown Grille. "We just need to have the best ideas, and we do."
Woodall said that the GOP has a 17-vote majority in the House, "and those 17 votes listen to districts that support (President) Obama."
He attributed the 2010 GOP gains in the House to changes in legislative districts that coincided with the 2010 U.S. Census. But the same voting patterns did not hold up in 2012. And that might not bode well for the GOP as the country approaches the 2020 Census.
"We have a limited time frame to win the hearts and minds of America," Woodall said. "If you lose the hearts and minds of the country, you lose the country."