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Is Demography Destiny?

Chip. Wrote: Nov 15, 2012 2:32 AM
"An alternative way to make inroads into the overwhelming majority of minority votes for Democrats would be for the Republicans to articulate a coherent case for their principles and the benefits that those principles offer to all Americans." Principles that benefit all Americans... Some dupes might expect that to be a popular idea, but that is a concept that most people are not motivated by. How many people does one encounter who mainly vote for causes that do not benefit them personally? I have not seen many, and that is for certain.

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...