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Is Demography Destiny?

Pat1392 Wrote: Nov 14, 2012 12:14 PM
I do not know where most of you stand on this but, as I rightly recall, every paycheck I had since I was 16 tok money out for Social Security and any after I was 21 took out money for both SS and Medicare. I do not feel that I should be lumped in with those that are taking and not giving back. I collect my SS and my Medicare. Those things are IOU's not welfare. If they want to up the taxes by a percentage then they should cut social programs by the same amount. Free phones, grants for school that allow pricey book bags and jackets, section 8, food stamps etc. all need to be reduced.

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...