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The GOP -- Not a Club For Christians

PoliticalHistorian Wrote: Dec 12, 2012 9:21 PM
This is kind of the exclusivity found at the Rotary meeting I described. They are many Democrats who are Catholics. Want to read them out of the faith? There are many Democrats who are denominational Protestants (Methodist, Anglicans), should they be read out of the Christian faith? Many Democrats who are non-denominational. Should they be read out? Certainly, as we know, there are many of the Jewish faith who are Democrats. Should they be read out of the Judeo-Christian faith? Simple truth: Exclusivity leads to permanent political minority status (ask the Goldwaterites and the McGovernites). Inclusivity, without abandoning faith, leads to majorities. A simple political maxim.

In the scramble to make the GOP more diverse, a lot of people are looking at Asian Americans, whom many believe are a natural constituency for the party. I would love it if Asian Americans converted en masse to the Republican Party, but the challenge for Republicans is harder than many appreciate.

President Obama did spectacularly well with Asian Americans, garnering nearly three-quarters of their vote. This runs counter to a lot of conventional wisdom on both the left and the right. On average, Asian American family income is higher and poverty is lower than it is for non-Latino whites....