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Is Demography Destiny?

Bob F. RVN70-71 Wrote: Nov 14, 2012 12:02 PM
RGR: Who devised those ratings? What were the criteria? I could come up with a set of criteria where blue states come out worst. You can make assumptions, but are they accurate or meaningful?

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...