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Is Demography Destiny?

sparcboy Wrote: Nov 15, 2012 8:11 AM
4,874 volunteers died in Iraq. Many, many more Americans were killed by drunk drivers during that same period. Have you been out protesting that, are do you only cite the number of Americans killed when you can use the dead people as pawns in a political game. (You might want to look up the definition of borderline personality disorder. Alternatively, you could just look in the mirror for a graphic definition.)

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...