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Is Demography Destiny?

Fooling Wrote: Nov 14, 2012 7:22 AM
Dr Sowell...if we start pandering even more than we do, I bet at least 15% or more white male GOP voters ill defect. I have been told at least three times in my life that my race essentially was holding me back, and one more time, that is it. At present unlike with Reagan most of the GOP supports quotas and such . . . in step with Dems, there is little difference. Any more pandering and I give up totally on the party (frankly, it has already been proven to be the LOSER party anyway).
Gary 919 Wrote: Nov 14, 2012 7:39 AM
Apparently you didn't grasp the insightfullness of Dr. Sowell's article. In failing to do so you have identified yourself as a Republican in the "true" sense. You should go back and read Dr. Sowell's earlier article entitled "Can Republicans Talk?" The point isn't really that difficult to grasp. I have heard at least two top ranking Republican strategist say, since the election which has re-elected Barack Obama for a devestating second term, that what Republicans need to do in the future is to alter their approach by appealing to Latinos and young white women. Neither even mentioned the black vote. Apparently they either haven't been reading Dr. Sowell, or they too are "true" Republicans.

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...