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Is Demography Destiny?

Leonard152 Wrote: Nov 15, 2012 12:57 AM
...'win over' democratic constituents. What about 'conservative' constituents? Well, they say, they are the problem! If they would only go away, and forget Reagan, we might win some elections, or at least win enough of them to avoid being dominated by Marxists. Kerensky had an excellent chance to defeat the Bolsheviks in the Russian Revolution of 1917 but he underestimated his opponents and was undone by a lack of transportation at a crucial moment. Maybe a consultant told him that the Bolsheviks would never be supported in a predominantly Christian nation and he had nothing to worry about? Of course, back then they would have been called 'advisers'.

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...