Then she spoke of how the Republican Party itself is adapting to the challenges of modernity, and the 'millenials' who are less interested in fiscal policy, but more so in the day to day interactions with government and markets.
The GOP, she said, has launched a Spanish language Twitter feed, hired a dozen new staff focused on online activities, with a new Digital Director, and Vine, Skype, and Google Hangouts accounts.
"[These] changes may seem small... but mark a significant cultural shift," she stated.
The party has hosted over 140 training sessions for over 1000 Capitol Hill staff, and continues with its 'Digital Challenge' for Members of Congress, based on how many people follow members on social media, and also on actual engagement such as retweets and Facebook likes.
"We don't have to be the party that is communicating old things in old ways to old people," McMorris Rodgers said. "It's time we have an open source government... Open up committee meetings to Skype... [and allow the usage of] smartphones to get appointments to the VA (Veterans Affairs)." Really??? Tell that to Thad 41 years a senator Cochran
"For Americans to solve the problems we face means to disrupt the status quo," said McMorris Rodgers to an enthused crowd. Yes, the status quo the base of your party has been trying to disrupt for 4 years? That status quo? The status quo that allows OLD incumbents who have dementia to continue to be leaders for the GOP because your guys don't want to upset the cash cow you have established? Get back with me Cathy when you guys want to talk about the real crux of the problem. Hint: it's not the communications medium....