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Demographics Favor the GOP Unless They Blow It
Investor's Business Daily ^ | 04/04/2013 | M. STANTON EVANS

Posted on 04/07/2013 8:56:45 AM PDT by dontreadthis

No one could possibly guess it from the TV talk or coverage by the daily press corps, but the Republican Party stands today at the threshold of historic political victories. The forces pushing things in this direction are so strong that the permanent campaign of Barack Obama, the public sector unions and the like can't prevail against them. The liberals this time are on the wrong side of history, and there is little they can do on their own to change the almost certain downfall that awaits them. However, nothing in politics is absolutely certain, and there is an X factor in the equation that could keep the GOP from a victorious future. This barrier, ironically, is the party's own alleged leadership in the Republican National Committee, a swarm of GOP "consultants", and top echelons of Congress — where the preferred mode of battle appears to be piecemeal surrender.

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TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism
KEYWORDS: demographics; elections; trends
this is sound optimism, with the appropriate caveat, based on demographic trends from a well-respected conservative
1 posted on 04/07/2013 8:56:45 AM PDT by dontreadthis
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To: dontreadthis

Does IBD do drug testing? To borrow a phrase from Dear Leader, someone is wee-weed up.


2 posted on 04/07/2013 8:59:51 AM PDT by peyton randolph (FUBO and his wookie beard)
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To: dontreadthis

Fine.

Just one thing. Keep American jobs in America.

Stop exporting jobs!


3 posted on 04/07/2013 9:00:02 AM PDT by Cringing Negativism Network
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To: dontreadthis
Demographics Favor the GOP — Unless Until They Blow It
4 posted on 04/07/2013 9:02:31 AM PDT by roamer_1 (Globalism is just socialism in a business suit.)
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To: dontreadthis

It makes tremendous sense. Unfortunately, the Republican leadership listens to the lies told them by the Democrats. It is pure insanity.


5 posted on 04/07/2013 9:02:44 AM PDT by marktwain (The MSM must die for the Republic to live. Long live the new media!)
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To: dontreadthis

Samuel Francis described the GOP as “the stupid party”. The goal of the people in charge is to lose, apparently.


6 posted on 04/07/2013 9:03:56 AM PDT by Dalberg-Acton
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To: Dalberg-Acton

I think most GOP politicians prefer it that way, they get all the perks without having to take any real responsibility.


7 posted on 04/07/2013 9:04:44 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: dontreadthis

If they can blow it, they will. Think 2008 and 2012.


8 posted on 04/07/2013 9:06:08 AM PDT by tips up (Living is easy with eyes closed, misunderstanding all you see.)
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To: dontreadthis

Let’s see, gop is trying its best to destroy the Tea partiers. Trying its best to be dem lite. And I’ll bet the farm they once again will go for an old pathetic party hack like McLame, Dull Dole or some Mormon like Mitt?


9 posted on 04/07/2013 9:07:14 AM PDT by Joe Boucher ((FUBO))
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To: roamer_1

My thoughts exactly. The GOP is extremely good at snatching defeat from the jaws of victory. It has happened far more times than I care to remember.


10 posted on 04/07/2013 9:09:29 AM PDT by Dutch Boy
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To: All
Does GOP Establishment Stupidity Have Any Limits?
GOP USA | 3/22/2013 | Chris Adamo / FR Posted by IbJensen

EXCERPT Once again, those “moderates” of the Republican Party inner circle are exhibiting a determination to obliterate any lingering shred of credibility left in the GOP.

Appearing in the shadow of a stellar CPAC 2013 gathering this past weekend, RNC Chairman Reince Priebus outlined the results of an introspective analysis of the party’s lapses during the November 2012 elections. Predictably, the advice from the self-anointed “experts” is to move the party further left in order to persuade its opponents of a general willingness among the party hierarchy to abandon principle in a futile quest for votes.

The venue from which Priebus issued his statement, the National Press Club, reflects the Beltway Insider environment that has wrought nothing but a string of political disasters for Republicans in recent decades.

Yet, among those who believe that Washington has all the answers, and that the American Heartland is made up of unsophisticated rubes, the reality on Main Street is of little consequence.

“Experts,” the very same experts who gave us Bob Dole, John McCain, and Mitt Romney as the “most electable” candidates, now assert that the core principles which have defined the Republican Party are the root cause for its current unpopularity in the public eye.

Thus, the marginalization of those principles is the best course for the party as it seeks to resurrect its image in the public eye. Go figure. --snip--

11 posted on 04/07/2013 9:09:51 AM PDT by Liz
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To: Cringing Negativism Network
Stop exporting jobs!

From what I see, everything about America's education system, Gov't policies, health care and tort law are designed to discourage hiring, and thus encourage the export of jobs.

12 posted on 04/07/2013 9:10:07 AM PDT by PGR88
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To: dontreadthis

What a load.


13 posted on 04/07/2013 9:14:01 AM PDT by Lazamataz ("AP" clearly stands for American Pravda. Our news media has become completely and proudly Soviet.)
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To: dontreadthis

The GOP is Left so, yeah, they’l blow it.


14 posted on 04/07/2013 9:26:37 AM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (I’m not a Republican, I’m a conservative! Pubbies haven't been conservative since before T.R.)
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To: Joe Boucher

When an RNC committeeman from Michigan (Dave Agema) said something on facebook against gay marriage nobody paid it much attention. A “moderate” GOP blogger ran to his liberal friends in the media for help to destroy Agema.

BTW Dave Agema was elected to the RNC by a coalition of tea partiers, GOP conservatives and libertarians.

“Moderates” are lying, manipulative, bottom feeding scum. The GOP has been moderated into a coma and the moderates are pinching the feeding tube as their democrat friends goose step into full on fascism.


15 posted on 04/07/2013 9:27:42 AM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: dontreadthis

“...there is an X factor in the equation that could keep the GOP from a victorious future...the party’s own alleged leadership in the Republican National Committee, a swarm of GOP “consultants”, and top echelons of Congress — where the preferred mode of battle appears to be piecemeal surrender.”
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Republicans are content with table scraps and just having a nice seat at the table watch others chow down. Surrender — it’s what they do and how they roll.


16 posted on 04/07/2013 9:28:21 AM PDT by Starboard
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To: cripplecreek

The GOP has been moderated into a coma
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As the old saying goes, if you don’t stand for something you’ll fall for everything.


17 posted on 04/07/2013 9:29:44 AM PDT by Starboard
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To: dfwgator

I think most GOP politicians prefer it that way, they get all the perks without having to take any real responsibility.
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Bingo! Its about them, not us.


18 posted on 04/07/2013 9:30:25 AM PDT by Starboard
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To: Dalberg-Acton

Samuel Francis described the GOP as “the stupid party”.
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The weak and stupid party.


19 posted on 04/07/2013 9:31:13 AM PDT by Starboard
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To: Dutch Boy

The GOP is extremely good at snatching defeat from the jaws of victory.
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Nobody does it better. They have elevated it into an art form. In those rare instances when they get into the red zone, they promptly fumble the ball and let the Dems run it back for a TD.


20 posted on 04/07/2013 9:33:48 AM PDT by Starboard
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To: dontreadthis
Showing the importance of this sector, notes columnist Mark LaRochelle, is the fact that evangelical voters alone comprised 26% of the electorate in last November's contest, and that 78% of these went for the GOP.

And the Republican party has been sending a clear message to that critical 26% of the electorate. We don't like you. You embarrass us.

So shut up, don't come to our convention, just get out of sight and go to the polls and vote Republican on election day.

That and pandering to Latinos is the Republican party strategy for the future, plus a few other equally 'brilliant' components.

21 posted on 04/07/2013 9:34:58 AM PDT by Will88
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To: Dutch Boy
My thoughts exactly. The GOP is extremely good at snatching defeat from the jaws of victory. It has happened far more times than I care to remember.

It is a caution, isn't it?

At some point, Einstein's definition of insanity should needfully be applied.

22 posted on 04/07/2013 9:39:07 AM PDT by roamer_1 (Globalism is just socialism in a business suit.)
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To: dontreadthis

I am a fan of M. Stanton Evans. He wrote the fantastic and vindicating bio on Joe McCarthy, but I do not agree that the demographics favor the GOP. They should; they could. But they do not.


23 posted on 04/07/2013 9:41:06 AM PDT by Conservative Beacon
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To: dontreadthis
“Demographics Favor the GOP — Unless They Blow It”

Should not that read?

“Demographics Favor the GOP — Until They Blow It”

24 posted on 04/07/2013 9:41:57 AM PDT by Tupelo (Old, Bald, Ugly, Fat and Broke in Arizona)
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To: Joe Boucher
Since 1944, when World War II was winding down, there have been exactly three elections in which the GOP selected a genuine conservative instead of a RINO: 1964, 1980 and 1984.

1984 was because we had an incumbent conservative president and the RINO wing had no choice but to go along.

1964 and 1980 was because the conservative wing got united behind a single candidate early and was able to force the RINO wing into a background role. They did so in 1980 because Reagan chose a RINO for the VP slot. They refused to do so in 1964 and helped re-elect LBJ. There's a lesson here.

25 posted on 04/07/2013 10:14:01 AM PDT by Vigilanteman (Obama: Fake black man. Fake Messiah. Fake American. How many fakes can you fit in one Zer0?)
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To: dontreadthis

They’re certain to blow it.

Let’s us import about fifteen million Democrat-voting Mehhhicccanns—what could possibly go wrong with that?


26 posted on 04/07/2013 10:36:52 AM PDT by Flintlock ("The British are coming" to TAKE OUR GUNS!--Paul Revere)
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To: roamer_1

Sadly, yes, your correction is more on the point.


27 posted on 04/07/2013 10:39:57 AM PDT by Tanniker Smith (Rome didn't fall in a day, either.)
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To: dontreadthis

Optimism got us President Romney. Nevermind. We are on a sinking ship damaged by a massive tide of low information voters. We need reality, not rallying.


28 posted on 04/07/2013 10:41:25 AM PDT by BushCountry (What does it matter now!!)
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To: roamer_1

I think, given the idiots who run the Republican party we can pretty much guarantee they will blow it at some point.


29 posted on 04/07/2013 10:50:46 AM PDT by Jean2
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To: dontreadthis

Evans is of course right, over the long run, Our key problems are still:

1: The race barrier we must convince minorities and Hispanics in particular to vote their values rather than what democrats define as their race.

2: Separate the issues of illegal immigration and Hispanics. Put a white, black, and Asian criminal face on illegal immigration.

Surrendering on aminist is a major strategic setback, almost as big as when republicans 40 years ago allowed the Democrats to take over education and transform the public education system into an indoctrination system. That brings us to the 3rd point:

3: education, we absoulty must break the democrats choke hold on public and private education. We have the power to do this in many if not most states. We must reintorduce State and Federal Constitutional law as written. focuse education again on the ideas of Jefferson, washington, and the elightenment. NOT the corruption of the progressive era or even the so called “Civil rights” movement as liberals teach it.

“Civil rights” are not products of the government power but reservations of natural rights of the people.
That is what you teach about ‘civil rights’.


30 posted on 04/07/2013 10:51:50 AM PDT by Monorprise (`)
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To: Dutch Boy

“My thoughts exactly. The GOP is extremely good at snatching defeat from the jaws of victory. It has happened far more times than I care to remember.”

When it comes to Washington’s GOP experts it seem to me most of them have been infiltrated by leftist saboteurs. Either that or they too have been encased inside the Washington political bubble.


31 posted on 04/07/2013 10:56:22 AM PDT by Monorprise (`)
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To: dontreadthis

And, when havn’t the Rove Republicans NOT blown it in the last 8 years?


32 posted on 04/07/2013 11:04:46 AM PDT by freeangel ( (free speech is only good until someone else doesn't like it)
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To: dontreadthis

Unless they blow it.....AGAIN!


33 posted on 04/07/2013 12:04:14 PM PDT by ThePatriotsFlag ( EVERY DIME Obama Spends is given to him by the Republicans in the House.)
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To: Vigilanteman

Yeah but the gop party hacks are all making great money and don’t care to rock the boat.


34 posted on 04/07/2013 12:32:51 PM PDT by Joe Boucher ((FUBO))
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To: dontreadthis

Dead wrong. It’s this silly “happy talk” that got us into this mess. Do they just make this stuff up as they go along?

That doesn’t mean that Conservatism can not survive and thrive, but it sure ain’t because of demographics. Demographics are against us BIG time.


35 posted on 04/07/2013 1:19:49 PM PDT by RIghtwardHo
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To: Monorprise

“3: education, we absoulty must break the democrats choke hold on public and private education. We have the power to do this in many if not most states. We must reintorduce State and Federal Constitutional law as written. focuse education again on the ideas of Jefferson, washington, and the elightenment. NOT the corruption of the progressive era or even the so called “Civil rights” movement as liberals teach it.”

This x 1000!

Until we gain more influence in the education system and the media, it’s going to be increasingly difficult to win national elections.

The liberals have won, hopefully only temporarily, in the arenas that matter in the long term: education and media. That’s not pessimism. It’s reality. Those areas must be the immediate focus of conservative’s energy.


36 posted on 04/07/2013 3:46:55 PM PDT by Conservative Beacon
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To: dontreadthis

We’re never going to have a team capable of trouncing the Globetrotters, as long as we keep voting for the Washington Generals.


37 posted on 04/07/2013 4:45:15 PM PDT by Windflier (To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
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To: Joe Boucher
I’ll bet the farm they once again will go for an old pathetic party hack like McLame, Dull Dole or some Mormon like Mitt?

No, they know that we're finally wising up to them. Watch for them to trot out a new face like Rubio, who's already in training to be the next George HW Mitt McDole.

38 posted on 04/07/2013 4:48:10 PM PDT by Windflier (To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
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To: Liz
Does GOP Establishment Stupidity Have Any Limits?

It's my belief that the GOP is not inherently stupid, it's that they are inherently weak and easily succomb to public pressure, even when they know what the right course of action is.

I also believe that the Democrats and the MSM know this, and always put on a full-court press against the Republicans to push them towards the positions that the Democrats want.

And the Republicans never fail to cave under the pressure.

It's gotten so bad that the Democrats don't even have to pressure anymore. They just have to remain silent and let Boehner and McConnell imagine the pressure and negotiate with themselves to give up their strong cards without getting anything in return.

-PJ

39 posted on 04/07/2013 4:57:49 PM PDT by Political Junkie Too (If you are the Posterity of We the People, then you are a Natural Born Citizen.)
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To: dontreadthis; All
Posted this here this am...

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/3005012/posts?page=14#14

Also the caller on Rush's program made a great point if you read the transcript, and my thoughts as well...

This Author's news is the best we have had in a long time..

40 posted on 04/07/2013 5:06:46 PM PDT by taildragger (( Tighten the 5 point harness and brace for Impact Freepers, ya know it's coming..... ))
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41 posted on 04/07/2013 5:09:59 PM PDT by narses
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To: dontreadthis
Unless they blow it?

They have Linda Lovelace beat.

42 posted on 04/07/2013 7:01:02 PM PDT by Smokin' Joe (How often God must weep at humans' folly. Stand fast. God knows what He is doing)
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To: Smokin' Joe

your age is showing, so is mine


43 posted on 04/07/2013 7:02:31 PM PDT by dontreadthis
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To: dontreadthis

My view is that every year 2.5 million (mostly old, white, majority R voting) voters die and are replaced by (young, mostly minority, heavily D voting) voters.

A very large fraction of those under 30 are the product of progressive controlled educational system, and get their info from the progressive controlled MSM and internet portals.


44 posted on 04/07/2013 7:08:09 PM PDT by nascarnation (Baraq's economic policy: trickle up poverty)
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To: dontreadthis
I figured I'd make a reference parents would likely understand and children might not...

Yeah, getting a mite gray around the muzzle...(8^D)

45 posted on 04/07/2013 7:13:56 PM PDT by Smokin' Joe (How often God must weep at humans' folly. Stand fast. God knows what He is doing)
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To: Political Junkie Too
Agreed---another factor is that hyphenated voting blocs have multiplied into powerful pressure groups----flexing their muscles to push self-serving agendas by cowing pols into submission.

"Gimmee Zombies" pressure pols with a list of gimmes they'll exchange for blocs of votes.

CASE IN POINT: amnesty.

It's an outrage that our govt and our reps side with illegals against the interests of taxpaying citizens. PLUS illegals have their home countries advancing their interests----cunningly throwing pressure groups over our borders. The Third World salivates over the avalanche of US govt tax dollars coming their (exchanged for voting blocs).

SALIVATING THIRD WORLD COUNTRIES W/ PRESSURE GROUPS IN THE US (here illegally): Argentina, Belize, Bolivia, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Dominica Republic, Ecuador, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Puerto Rico (stateside), Salvador, Spain, Uruguay, Venezuela.

46 posted on 04/08/2013 4:38:59 AM PDT by Liz
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To: Liz
I wonder about these powerful hyphenated special interest groups. Just how large are they really? Are they astroturfing with a loud megaphone or are there really large voting blocs of people behind them?

A case in point is the gay lobby. Surveys suggest that gays are less than 2% of the population, but politicians act like they're 25%. What would really happen if our politicians stood up to the megaphone effect and let these supposed groups make good on their threats?

Are they afraid that it would be real after all, or are they afraid of exposing the hollowness of it all?

-PJ

47 posted on 04/08/2013 10:50:00 AM PDT by Political Junkie Too (If you are the Posterity of We the People, then you are a Natural Born Citizen.)
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To: Political Junkie Too

For sure there’s lotsa hyphenated agit/prop going on-—particularly from the latino lobby.

And they hide behind numerous groups with grand-sounding names.

Bottom-line——they got sap-happy, vote-crazed Pols convinced they get their blocs to the polls.


48 posted on 04/08/2013 2:38:13 PM PDT by Liz
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