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Is Demography Destiny?

NewJAl Wrote: Nov 14, 2012 7:12 AM
Speak it, while we can. 'Power seems always on the throne, and Truth on the Cross'. I do recall a corrupt Roman, back in the days when the Roman Democracies were self-destructing, who said to his evil official that if that official wanted to get some one, perceived as an enemy, that corrupt Roman would find a crime the enemy was guilty of. This is the thinking or Alinsky, Obama and his advisers. I will wait to see how this business with Petraeus ends, and hope to find all the truth.
NewJAl Wrote: Nov 14, 2012 7:32 AM
I you are writing about finding out all the truth re: Petraeus, it is likely it will become as clouded as past and present affairs like the Simpson trial, Fast and Furious, the appointment of Justice Thomas, and Ben Ghazi. The way things work, apparently.
Flubadub Wrote: Nov 14, 2012 7:21 AM
Entirely possible and almost completely hopeless.

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...