Multiracial GOP is a losing GOP

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    The "Colorblind Conservatives" of the GOP think that by kissing minority butt, they'll ride to victory. They're wrong. Whites are rejecting the Republican Rainbow. Karl Rove, meanwhile, is inviting Hispanics to brunch at his house in NW D.C. Oh, wait -- he didn't invite them? Silly white man!

    April 3, 2004

    BATON ROUGE (AP) — A new study by two political scientists suggests
    that racial bias was likely a key factor in the defeat of Indian-
    American Bobby Jindal in the 2003 Louisiana governor's race.

    Unexpected support from the so-called "David Duke vote" was decisive
    in Democratic Gov. Kathleen Blanco's victory, the detailed
    statistical analysis by two government professors at Hamilton
    College in Clinton, N.Y., suggests.

    White voters who had backed former Ku Klux Klan leader David Duke in
    1991, and who normally vote Republican, instead turned away from
    Jindal in the 2003 race, according to the analysis by Richard
    Skinner and Philip A. Klinkner. "Duke voters," particularly in north
    Louisiana, were enough to provide the new governor her margin,
    Skinner and Klinkner suggest.

    The unusual Louisiana election provided the political scientists
    with a laboratory for studying an irreducible racial element in
    Louisiana politics.

    In two other recent governor's races, for example, pitting a
    conservative white Republican — Mike Foster — against liberal black
    Democrats Cleo Fields and William Jefferson, the white's big win
    could arguably have been attributed to the political conservatism of
    the Louisiana voter.

    But in 2003 Jindal himself ran as a conservative Republican,
    removing that element from the calculation. Or, as the authors put
    it: "It seems that the racial divisions in Louisiana are really
    about race, and not merely a surrogate for the ideological
    differences that often separate blacks and whites."


    Rest of the story here:


    http://www.acadiananow.com/news/html/5FA0B74D-C72A-408B-941A-AA7954CAA616.shtml
     
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    puts a whole new perspective on america being called the melting pot of the world, don't ya think? :rolleyes:
     
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    Racists in Louisiana? Well paint me pink and call me Shirley!
     
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    As long as you are buying the paint and promise to stay dressed, then sure.
     

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