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The GOP -- Not a Club For Christians

Jack2894 Wrote: Dec 12, 2012 11:56 AM
Yes, it is. I agree. But it is the most relevant group in the GOP. They are the base and they are the greatest influence on the intellectual processes of the conservative movement. Here's a classic case. Poll after poll showed that Obama was going to win the election. Nate SIlver had it nailed as early as June. The data led to the conclusion. Data first--conclusion second. But, because the conservative movement had decided Romney was going to win, a cottage industry sprang up to re-interpret the data. To find flaws with the data. Or just to prefer outlying data that supported the conclusion they already had in mind. Conclusion first, data second. Revealed truth in action.

In the scramble to make the GOP more diverse, a lot of people are looking at Asian Americans, whom many believe are a natural constituency for the party. I would love it if Asian Americans converted en masse to the Republican Party, but the challenge for Republicans is harder than many appreciate.

President Obama did spectacularly well with Asian Americans, garnering nearly three-quarters of their vote. This runs counter to a lot of conventional wisdom on both the left and the right. On average, Asian American family income is higher and poverty is lower than it is for non-Latino whites....