GOP to Talk Minority Outreach —at Former Plantation What a splendid idea, writes Gawker's Cord Jefferson By John Johnson, Newser Staff Posted Jan 17, 2013 4:08 PM CST 71 comments Comments Speaker of the House John Boehner, joined by House Majority Leader Eric Cantor, speaks to reporters in DC in this file photo. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite) (Newser) – House Republicans are in colonial Williamsburg today for their annual retreat, and the Hill reports that restoring party unity is high on the agenda. But they've also got a session planned on "successful communication with minorities and women," which prompts this from Cord Jefferson at Gawker: "And what better place to talk about making inroads with oppressed groups than in a room named after a famous Williamsburg plantation, located in the tony Kingsmill Resort, which itself is on the site of another plantation? The GOP has heard your complaints, blacks and Latinos and women, and they're going to try to suss it out while sitting atop dead slave bones." Read the full post here.