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Is Demography Destiny?

Leonard152 Wrote: Nov 15, 2012 12:47 AM
"But the Republicans' greatest failure has been precisely their chronic failure to spell out their principles-- and the track record of those principles-- to either white or non-white voters." What accounts for "their chronic failure to spell out their principles"? Answer: Too many RINOs don't know what those principles are, don't believe in them, can't articulate them, and are told by Republican consultants that they are 'too radical" and "not mainstream". What makes them qualified to determine what is 'radical' and what is 'mainstream'? Answer: They read Time, Newsweek, the NYT, Washington Post, the LA Times; watch CNN, MSNBC, ABC, CBS, NBC, etc. In other words, they believe what the Left is saying about how Republicans can 'win over' de

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...