Washington - It´s not just the economy, stupid. It´s the demographics - the changing face of America. The 2012 elections drove home trends that have been embedded in the fine print of birth and death rates, immigration statistics and census charts for years. America is rapidly getting more diverse, and, more gradually, so is its electorate. Nonwhites made up 28 percent of the electorate this year, compared with 20 percent in 2000. Much of that growth is coming from Hispanics. The trend has worked to the advantage of President Barack Obama two elections in a row now and is not lost on Republicans
Comments: Funny, I don´t remember voting to change the demographics of America. An increase in non-white voters (mainly Hispanic) of 8% in just 10 years? I wonder who we can thank for this?
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"Democrats´ Idea Voter: Illegal Alien, Single Mother, Convicted Felon"
"Teddy Kennedy´s 1965 Immigration Act was expressly designed to change the ethnic composition of America to make it more like Nigeria, considered more susceptible to liberal demagogues."......."Eighty-five percent of immigrants now come from developing countries."
We have absorbed wave after wave of immigrants. That is not the issue. The issue is reaching out to them, so they understand why we are fighting so hard to preserve the very country they wisely chose to immigrate to.
I work in a primarily hispanic area in California. I think ROmney/GOP did a pretty good job defending why supporting job creators is important, but they didn´t--and we haven´t--really sold it to the "new demographic." For some reason, we think merely mentioning the virtue is enough to connect with the electorate.
We believe in self-interest!!!! So, we have to sell why capitalism is better for YOUR (every sector of the electorate) self-interest than a free phone and food stamps is.
Skin color again. The Left is obsessed with it. And the Left is determined to assign every American to a group, all of whose members think and behave alike. This, of course, is stereotyping, prejudice and bigotry. Americans are not defined by the color of their skin or their ethnic backgrounds. They are defined by belief in and adherence to a common core of cultural and moral values. These values have been under sustained attack by the institutional Left, beginning in academia, for half a century. The threat to America is not how many people have a certain skin color. That is simple racism and bigotry. The threat to America comes from the failure of our institutions of culture to embrace and transmit American values to fresh generations and those who emigrate to America in search of a better and more prosperous life. The Leftist establishment has long been busy killing the goose that lays the golden egg, entirely without understanding what they are doing. Like children, they imagine that the world that was here when they arrived in it just happened, made itself somehow, and will continue to sustain itself without effort on their part. They think they can tinker with it and improve it without the slightest understanding of how it works.
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