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Republican Challenge With Blacks and Hispanics

Wootan Wrote: Apr 09, 2012 11:44 PM
Which was worse - stigmatizing "illegitimate" "b@stard" children or normalizing out-of-wedlock births? Which is the lesser evil? Obviously the GOP's problems with Blacks and Hispanics and women and gay people aren't merely economic but are also due to the GOP's back-to-the-future social policies so it's hard to see how Parker's prescription makes inroads into those demographics. Yes, single parenthood is a ticket to poverty but the GOP wants to grease the skids by outlawing abortion, limiting contraception and banning sex education in the schools. The GOP's attacks on Planned Parenthood alone are probably enough to disqualify Repubs from consideration by most serious-minded voters.

National Journal’s Ron Brownstein provided an eye opening reminder in a column last week about the impact of changing ethnic demographics on America’s political landscape.

The flashing red light of Brownstein’s message is pointed to the Republican Party.

America is changing inexorably into a country that is less and less white and the Republican Party remains today a party whose base is overwhelmingly white.

Brownstein estimates that Barack Obama could be re-elected this year with as little as 39 percent of the white vote. He notes that in 2008, when Obama won with just 43% of the white vote, it was...