Rachel Alexander

The left has already mastered toning down the divisive, throwaway rhetoric. Agenda 21 is a classic example. Instead of broadcasting everywhere that “we need the United Nations to dictate our environmental policies and living standards,” the left quietly passes regulations and laws putting Agenda 21 into place while describing it using vague and safe-sounding words like “sustainability” and “resource management.”

Asians, although not considered “minorities,” stopped voting for Republicans in 2000. Prior to that, they chose George H.W. Bush over Clinton in 1992, and Bob Dole over Clinton in 1996. By the time Obama became president, Asians were voting Democrat in overwhelming majorities. 62 percent voted for Obama in 2008, increasing to 73 percent in 2012. Asians are not typically dependent upon the government, so they should be a natural Republican constituency. Vietnamese are the only Asians who vote Republican, due to their dislike of communist Vietnam and the GOP's strong anti-communist stance.

There are some really easy ways the GOP can attract more minorities. People identify with others who look like them. Without implementing affirmative action, the GOP should use minority Republicans to attract other minorities. Ads, videos, speaking slots and leadership positions should include qualified minorities. The GOP runs too many ads of white nuclear families. The talking head shows on Fox News are full of the same middle-aged white men and slightly younger white women. In fact, it has gotten so bad the same few commentators appear on multiple shows during the day. There is no excuse for that. With the country at 37 percent minority, there is no dearth of qualified Republican minorities.

Worldnetdaily interviewed country singer Austin Cunningham about his new song praising the pretty women of Fox News, called “The Girls of Fox News.” The song is all about how he enjoys watching them. While the young pretty women of Fox News, who are almost all white, are great for the white men watching them, they alienate many minorities who watch. Additionally, Fox News does not feature “hot men” wearing slinky outfits the way it does women, which no doubt turns off a lot of women to the GOP, another demographic the GOP has steadily been losing since the Reagan years. The GOP already has the white male vote, it's not necessary to parade young white females on Fox News to attract them.

Part of the reason for Asians' growing shift towards the Democratic Party is because Obama cleverly appointed a record number of Asians to high office, which was played up in Asian media. Asians make up over five percent of the population.

The Democrats have been prominently portraying minorities for years. This makes them appear more friendly to minorities than the GOP. Portraying the Republican Party as more inclusive of minorities is a freebie, it does not require compromising any principles. It is bewildering why those with power at the top do not take this one simple step. 37 percent of the population is nonwhite; why does the GOP continue to portray itself as 99% white?

Kira Davis, a young conservative black Republican, sent an eloquently written letter to RNC chairman Reince Priebus last week about the GOP's gap in portraying minorities. Her letter begs the question, is there a legitimate reason why this beautiful, well-spoken woman is not on Fox News shows or in GOP leadership, while the same old guard is there year after year?

If the GOP is trying to attract more white male voters, it is doing a great job.


Rachel Alexander

Rachel Alexander is the editor of the Intellectual Conservative.