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Republicans Clueless About Minorities

Sarah266 Wrote: Mar 11, 2013 11:51 AM
Oh, I forgot to mention: The true Conservative Republican platform is that a person of ANY ethnicity can be successful if he wants to as long as the government stays out of his way. I don't see how that misses the boat on minorities. It is Liberal Democratic principles that suggest minorities need special treatment if they want to be successful.
Navy-baby Wrote: Mar 11, 2013 12:26 PM
Abortion Rights is a pretty bad platform, but that doesn't stop minorities from supporting Democrats. Abortion is as much a moral issue as murder--neither is solely a religious issue.
mulbery Wrote: Mar 11, 2013 12:20 PM
Sarah, I'm a sort of a lefty but I totally agree with the conservative ideal of anyone making it in our beautiful country. But why do you think that jews and asians voted for Obama? Its the social issues that get in the way - and its Michelle Bachmann and Pete King railing against Muslims and Rick Santorum trying to shove his own scripture up everyone's butt. Hate and religious exclusion are a pretty bad platform.
Navy-baby Wrote: Mar 11, 2013 11:58 AM
That very platform was highlighted at the RNC in Tampa, but the media chose to ignore the inspiring stories of Sen. Rubio, Gov. Martinez, Condi Rice and others.

Republicans are losing elections in part because they are losing key demographic groups. Some of those groups, like Hispanics, are growing, making them impossible to ignore. 37 percent of the country is nonwhite. Hispanics comprise 16 percent of the population, accounting for half the population growth within the past decade. 51 percent of children born in California are Hispanic, and 46 percent of the population in New Mexico is Hispanic.

Republicans have had difficulty making inroads with Hispanics due to their position on illegal immigration. The left and its other half, the liberal media, have convinced many Hispanics that tough...