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Is Demography Destiny?

OBAMA-DRAMA Wrote: Nov 14, 2012 11:44 PM
Some go further back in American history suggesting that the process leading to eventual and assured destruction of this nation was not 1965 but instead 1620 or 1865. Take your pick...

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...