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Has the Bell Begun to Toll for the GOP?

johnm h Wrote: May 18, 2012 8:21 AM
I recommend one of Thomas Sowell’s first books, “An ethnic history of the United States.” It turns out the characteristics we associate with minorities we are now calling non white, were present in every wave of immigration, Eastern European Jews, Italians, Irish, Greeks, Asians, but in one generation on average they had acculturated and become successful. Some rose faster than others, but in general the wealthiest ethnic groups were generally the one that was one generation away from the immigrant wave. What is the difference?--welfare in all of its forms and the income tax. We can absorb the new minorities as we did in the past, but only with freedom, not with a nanny state.
Dean197 Wrote: May 18, 2012 8:50 AM
Hispanic citizens are a natural constituency of the GOP, especially the ones that are third-generation or more, but pretty much open contempt for Hispanics drives them to the other party or keeps them at home on election day. You actually WANT hard-working, successful American Hispanics in the GOP, right? Then watch what you say about Hispanics, and always be clear that your complaint is only with illegals and non-productive able-bodied PEOPLE.
johnm h Wrote: May 18, 2012 9:04 AM
Absolurely, Nixon invented the category that never made sense. Argentines are as likely to be anglo or italian as spanish, and the illegals from Mexico and Central America are almost all indigenous whose second language is Spanish, unless they are Salvadorans, and folks who decended from alti plano indigenous from Colombia are more hispanic than indigenous. Are Jamaicans Ango Saxon because their first language is English? We had worked all this out rather successfully. We taught everyone English, American history, and gave them freedom. It was called American exceptionalism. and it transformed the world. Progressives always thought that term was jingoistic because they never understood it.

Among the more controversial chapters in "Suicide of a Superpower," my book published last fall, was the one titled, "The End of White America."

It dealt with the demographic decline of the white majority and what it portends for education, the U.S. economy, politics and national unity.

That book and chapter proved the proximate cause of my departure from MSNBC, where the network president declared that subjects such as these are inappropriate for "the national dialogue."

Apparently, the mainstream media are reassessing that.

For, in rare unanimity, The New York Times, The Washington Post and USA...