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Demography Is Destiny

doc, aka Rich Wrote: Nov 14, 2012 11:28 PM
Changing demographics are not the driving issue. Yes, immigration policy changes in the 1960's have driven a demographic shift, but they are not the reasons we have transitioned to a center left electorate (we used to be a center right nation ... we have changed). What's different now than a century ago when we also welcomed a massive immigrant migration is the existence of the massive government redistributive benefits consuming the majority of the budget that was virtually non-existent a century ago. It's a simplistic statement that the economy is the primary voter issue in elections. More correct is an older proverb that people vote their pocketbook ... meaning they vote based on what impacts THEM, not the nation as a whole.
wiseone Wrote: Nov 14, 2012 11:52 PM
Researcher Heather MacDonald says 75% of Hispanics who vote for the Democrats do so because of the freebies they expect to get from a Democrat-controlled federal gov't. Their vote has little or nothing directly to do with immigration policy.
rightmostofthetime Wrote: Nov 15, 2012 12:26 AM
Yep. Yet all the establishment Republicans think immigration is the answer. How can they be so blind? Why do districts and states continually not get it? I believe that very good people don't run for office because they don't want the anal exam that goes with it.
rightmostofthetime Wrote: Nov 14, 2012 11:37 PM
But doc, the problem is that people do not understand how the election will affect them personally. They bought the lies. Now they'll suffer. As will all of us.

Liberals brag about having won the hearts and minds of America, as if, through logic and argument, they've persuaded people to accept their bankrupt European socialist ideas.

Democrats haven't changed anyone's mind. They changed the people.

More white people voted for Mitt Romney this year than voted for Ronald Reagan in 1980. Barack Obama lost white voters by 20 points -- the widest margin since 1984.

But in 1980, whites were 88 percent of the electorate. In 2012, they were 72 percent of the electorate. Not only that, but the non-white electorate is far more Democratic than...