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Is Demography Destiny?

Mr. Right Wrote: Nov 14, 2012 5:53 AM
Voters in the last election voted for free stuff. The Dems are expert at the propaganda that nobody has to pay for the free stuff or that we'll fleece the rich to pay for it. Where Republicans have failed is, as Sowell points out, that they have not articulated that being allowed or even coerced into working for stuff makes it truly yours and gives you an edge in the acquisition of more goodies. What government gives, government can take away. Self reliance not only means you do for yourself, it also means you get to choose for yourself. When government gives freebies, they decide for you what you want.

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...