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Is Demography Destiny?

nangel Wrote: Nov 14, 2012 3:33 PM
Dr. Sowell, just how is the GOP supposed to have an intelligent conversation with someone who is more concerned about free stuff than the principles of free enterprise? The problem is no so much that that GOP has had trouble articulating their principles. It's that when it comes to basic economics, most Democrat constituents ride the short bus to school. And what it more, the Dem party provides the buses for free.

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...