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Is Demography Destiny?

joltinjoe2 Wrote: Nov 15, 2012 3:57 AM
As soon as black conservatives step up they get villified by the liberal media. Juan Williams was fired immediately and branded as needing a psychologist because he said he had fears about black criminals. It ain't easy being a black conservative.

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...