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Is Demography Destiny?

mhughes962 Wrote: Nov 21, 2012 4:00 PM
M Twain: "there are three types of lies: Lies, Damn lies, and STATISTICS. Statistics are obviously over your head bro, you lack the intelectual fortitude to question them properly to test their value. Sad little what not

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...