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Is Demography Destiny?

Elisabeth26 Wrote: Nov 14, 2012 11:26 AM
Because at some point the people paying for your goodies are going to stop working for you -- even if they work for no one. Then, when all are in the trash heap, we will take our skills, entrepreneurial spirit, and begin the business of [re-]building the nation the leeches like you took from us.

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...