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Is Demography Destiny?

tommy159 Wrote: Nov 15, 2012 9:05 AM
I think there is far more at play here than mere demographics. The media impact is underestimated. Sure, we have "alternative media" now, but millions of voters do not turn to these sources for information. If we had a truly fair media in this country, Obama would be toast. His errors have been covered up and his transgressions ignored even while we continue to hear that the economic malaise is still Bush's fault. In truth, the economic collapse had little to do with GW Bush's policies, yet almost half of the country believes Bush is at fault (even now). Where do you think this idea comes from? The media (and Dems) have pounded it into the head of ignorant masses that conservative economic policies got us into this mess and we...

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...