Skip to comments.Ombud: Why the GOP's "Demographics Problem" Meme is Bogus
Posted on 11/08/2012 9:01:36 PM PST by SquarePants
If you haven't heard yet about the GOP's huge "demographics problem," then get ready, because you'll be hearing about it a lot over the coming days and weeks. The media will hammer on the idea that the GOP is doomed by the rapid "diversification" of America, because they want to demoralize the American people. Many of the GOP-elite who pushed Romney on their base will concur, mainly because it's a convenient way to deal with their loss without pointing the finger at themselves. But neither of these groups are living in Realville, where there is no demographic problem that can't be solved, and here's how- The GOP needs to get serious about nominating candidates who reflect their base.
Just look at the nominees for President since Ronald Reagan left office. GHW Bush was no conservative. He was forced onto Reagan at the 1980 convention by the GOP elites, and ho only won office in the wake of the Reagan administration. By any rational analysis, GHW Bush spent his four years in office dismantling as much the good that Reagan did as he could, to the point of squandering his perceived Reagan pedigree and being ousted after only one term. His administration should forever be remembered as the death of the Reagan revolution.
Bob Dole was the ultimate Washington lifer. He was an insider with such a long record of compromise and flip-flopping, that he had no ideological basis on which to attack Bill Clinton, and he ran what was, at least in my estimate, the least inspiring candidacy of the modern age. As Bob Dole would say, "Bob Dole didn't stand a chance."
Then there was George W. Bush, who won two of the most bruising and divisive elections in my lifetime, and by that earned the respect of many conservatives, who wanted to see him succeed with the conservative message he ran on. But we all know what happened. W used the support he had from conservatives to engineer the biggest expansion of government in modern history, up to that point. He supported legislation that attacked citizens' rights, and he prosecuted an ill-defined war, waged not on an enemy, but on a concept. Sadly, the War on Terror has been as much a war on the idea of limited government as it has been a war on Al Qaeda. On his way out the door, W played Hoover to Obama's Roosevelt, and opened the door for massive government intervention in the economy. By the end of 2008, most rational people would have agreed that the Bush family had been a wet blanket on conservatism for too long, and from this sprang the nascent TEA Party movement, alas too late to help McCain campaign.
But no matter, because McCain wasn't a conservative, either. He was a deal-making panderer, and a media sycophant without the will to confront his opponent, even knowing the dangers posed by an Obama administration. When W proposed the first TARP financing, I remember thinking that he had a great opportunity. A chance to say that ideas like TARP were un-American, and use that to show ho w different he was from Bush and, by extension, how different he would be than Obama. We all know how that turned out. McCain did only one thing right. He put Sarah Palin on the ticket. Of course, then he proceeded to muzzle and alienate her inside his own campaign. A disgrace.
That brings us to Mitt Romney. Enough has been written about his campaign already, without me going into the twists and turns. But let's be real. Romney was a creation of the GOP-elite. He was never a conservative, and he was never in step with the GOP's base. One has to give him credit for trying to sound conservative, but the reality is that Mitt Romney failed to even meet the vote totals of McCain in '08, and that isn't demographic shift. That's a failure of message.
A candidate who reflected the base of the GOP would be able to expand the base. Not by pandering and compromising, but by articulating conservatism. Issues like the economy, and national security, and education, as well as the issues the GOP-elite are terrified of, like abortion and entitlements are WINNERS for the GOP, and that is true whether the person hearing the message is white or black or latino or male or female or gay or straight or Christian or Jewish or atheist - but the message must be articulated, and that hasn't been happening.. for pretty much a lifetime now.
Demographics are only an issue if identity politics are allowed to define the issues. Those who want to revitalize America, and see themselves and their neighbors prosper in liberty, sincerely hope that the GOP-elite will stop drinking the Bush family snake oil and start looking to promote candidates who reflect conservative principles- the principles that appeal to all Americans.
There was no big Hispanic vote in Iowa, Michigan, Wisconsin, Ohio, Pennsylvania, NH, or Minnesota. The Dems and MSM are trying to stampede the Reps into making a deal on immigration and amnesty.
The desire for free shit crosses across all races.
You’re right. But, at least for people who are here in America, so does the desire for liberty and prosperity and opportunity. Or at least we have to believe so.. otherwise why bother?
Yup. Look at Sweden. No blacks or hispanics there.
Nope. Just a shit-ton of Muslim ass-lifters.
Maybe not, but they seem to be experiencing a strong growth in bearded Imams in Sweden. Take a stroll through Gothenberg with a poster of a Mohammed cartoon in your hand, and see how long it takes for your head to be separated from the rest of your body. PS The NJ Devils had a defenseman from Sweden about 10 years ago, guess what, he was black.
Romney won the white vote easily in MI, WI, OH, PA, and MN.
Iowa and New Hampshire are two of nine Moonbat states.
Whitey is toast. The old United States of America is now just another state in northern Mexico.
When they attack the whiteness of the Republican party, they are demonizing whiteness itself. It is hatred for white Christians that motivates the media and minority votes for Dems.
White 59% Romney
Black 93% Obama
Latino 71% Obama
Asian 73% Obama
Now technically Republicans could of won 2012 and probably 2016 but as the non-white vote increases and the white vote shrinks it doesn’t take a rocket scientist to realize that America is going to become a one party democrat state like California and for the same reason.
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