Not enough angry white guys?

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    The tensions come amid a debate within the GOP on how best to lure new voters. The nation’s shifting demographics have caused some Republican leaders to worry not only about the party’s future but about winning in November, particularly in key swing states such as Virginia and Nevada.

    “The demographics race we’re losing badly,” said Sen. Lindsey O. Graham (S.C.). “We’re not generating enough angry white guys to stay in business for the long term.”

    As Republican convention emphasizes diversity, racial incidents intrude - The Washington Post
     
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    “This Republican Party base is white, aging and dying off,”


    that is the end game



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    Because liberals cause old age and mortality.

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    You have to love the WashingtonCompost, racial INCIDENTS intrude

    this is what Republicans are up against with the left leaning Lamestream media folks
     
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    Well, let's see. To lure new voters piss off Hispanics and Blacks. Tell women they are second class citizens and should not have control over their own bodies. And that they should just accept whatever fate hands them, especialy if what it hands them is a baby concieved out of a rape. Tell the seniors that you are going to fundementally change Medicare, but it won't affect them, at least not until you take office.

    Yes, the GOP is really attracting new voters.
     
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    Here's the problem.

    Whites have been declining as a percentage of the voting block since 1992. Really, since longer than that, except there was an uptick in 1992 because of the excitement Ross Perot caused in people who don't normally vote.

    Whites were 90% of the electorate in 1976 but only 74% in 2008.

    The Republican Party decided that playing on white fears was the way to go, from Nixon's "Southern Strategy" of peeling off Wallace Supporters in the South, to Reagan's imaginary Welfare Queen to the reprehensible "Willie Horton" ads in 1988 that Bush Sr. used.

    Now, to give him credit, because not enough people do, George W. Bush saw this as wrong-headed. He cast himself as a "compassionate conservative". He did outreaches to minorities. He appointed the first black Secretary of State and the first Hispanic Attorney General. He sought a sane resolution to the illegal alien problem. And in 2004, he got 11% of the black vote and 44% of the Hispanic vote.

    Today, they won't even invite him to the convention.

    Romney has made the calculation that blacks won't vote for him because of Obama's historical place amongst them, and Hispanics won't vote for him because he had to go full blown nativist.

    I think all manner of bad things about Mitt Romney, but I don't think he's a racist (even if his religion is.) But his calculation is that if he can't get much in the way of minority votes, his whole plan is contigent on getting white folks angry and playing on their fears. Thus he embraces the Birthers and makes misleading claims about welfare reform.
     
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    You have become PATHETC
     
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    When Oblama was elected we saw how the non-racists GOP acted.
     
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    please:eusa_boohoo:
     

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