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Is Demography Destiny?

captnjoe Wrote: Nov 14, 2012 8:02 AM
Wedge issues that support Constitutionalism, and were never used by Romney: 1) School choice - immensely popular among blacks and Latinos 2) "all people are created equal" - properly explained defuses the LGBT arguments 3) Freedom of religion - religious liberty explained is popular among evangelicals and other devout faiths - would have addressed Obamacare mandates 4) Healthcare - freedom of choice means employers should not have anything to do with your insurance. You choose a policy that suits you (Fluke), and get a tax deduction up to a certain amount. Everybody gets what they want. 5) Immigration reform - a spelled out policy that provided a clear rules for green card, worker permit, citizenship for some, border enforcement, etc.

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...