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Is Demography Destiny?

OBAMA-DRAMA Wrote: Nov 14, 2012 10:26 AM
Scrap Iron... I too would mandate the required passage of a civics test by anyone seeking the privilege (not 'right') to vote. This proposed test would be on the Declaration of Independence, US Constitution and Amendments along with history of this continent since 1492 to include the Mexican American war.

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...