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Is Demography Destiny?

D Fayette Wrote: Nov 14, 2012 7:21 AM
The Democrats have done a great job of dividing individuals into one or more "victim" groups; racial identity or minority classification, sex and/or sexual persuasion, and even marital status, and then they development a message for each. Republicans seem to concentrate more on the individual, individual freedom and individual responsibility, and self-initiative; and hand ups, not hand outs. Unfortunately that message just doesn't convince a significant number of the "victim" groups to change the voter trends of voting for the candidates that promise the most "things", purchased on credit. Who has that perfect message? Please share it!
MrPaul Wrote: Nov 14, 2012 8:00 AM
If "divide and conquer" were a new concept, the Republicans could be forgiven for losing the last election. But, instead of being prepared to confront the Democrat tactics by selecting a candidate who could speak comfortably to and inspire the left's various special interest groups, the Republicans chose their "cleanest" guy who essentially ignored blacks, hispanics, etc. and came off as a champion of trickle down economics.
Gary 919 Wrote: Nov 14, 2012 7:57 AM
Dr. Sowell just shared a more perfect message. Go back and read it again and see if you can pick out the parts that speak directly to your points!

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...