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Is Demography Destiny?

joltinjoe2 Wrote: Nov 15, 2012 3:45 AM
Despite the "good intentions" of the CRA the results are devestating. "The road to hell is paved with good intentions." Neither you nor the banks would "invest" in poor neighborhoods because the risk was too high. So despite your pretentions of the CRA, "safe and sound" banking practices had to be violated in order to make loans in such high risk areas. Now you know!

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...