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Is Demography Destiny?

sparcboy Wrote: Nov 15, 2012 8:13 AM
Republicans can throw out all the factual data they want. It will never be seen on CNN, NBC, CBS or any of the media that the people who voted for Obama watch or read.

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...