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Is Demography Destiny?

trailbee Wrote: Nov 14, 2012 12:50 PM
This campaign was a very noisy affair - on the liberal side. Very quiet on the GOP side. What is it that is so frightening to Conservatives that they will not or cannot articulate the basic concepts of faith and stewardship of our country? Put in the correct words, libs would be totally unable to refute our claim. Are we ashamed to tell the world we believe in God and are willing to follow his commands? Because that is the bottom line.

Some media pundits see in the growing proportion of non-white groups in the population a growing opposition to the Republican Party that will sooner or later make it virtually impossible for Republicans to win presidential elections or even to control either house of Congress. But is demography destiny?

Conventional wisdom in the Republican establishment is that what the GOP needs to do, in order to win black votes or Hispanic votes, is to craft policies specifically targeting these groups. In other words, Republicans need to become more like Democrats.

Whether in a racial context or in other contexts, the...