Glenn McCall, South Carolina’s first black representative on the National Republican Committee, told a group of young Republicans over the weekend that the party has to focus on its base while also reaching out to minority groups.

He said the party can reach out to Hispanic and black voters without diluting its message. In one example, McCall pointed to black voters’ opposition to gay marriage.

“I don’t think we have to compromise what we believe,” McCall said.

Gee, I wonder if there is some way to compromise without compromising your principle.