Skip to comments.Study: GOP Will Grow with More White Conservatives, Not Less
Posted on 04/15/2014 10:33:18 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
A new study suggests that politically unaffiliated white Americans who are experiencing a shift to minority status will feel threatened by that shift and subsequently embrace more conservative policies. They will align themselves, therefore, with the Republican Party, providing that party with a more stable base in the midst of racial divisiveness.
The revealing study, conducted by Maureen Craig and Jennifer Richeson at Northwestern University, was published by the professional journal Psychological Science and noted by Paul Bedard at the Washington Examiner.
The research challenges the notion that the Republican Party will diminish as its aging white members die and younger whites embrace more liberal policies. It also may challenge the oft-repeated meme of many Republicans that, in order to survive, the party must embrace typically liberal policies such as amnesty, abortion rights, and same-sex marriage.
The study cites the U.S. Census Bureaus projection that racial minority groups will comprise a majority of the countrys population in 2042, thereby creating a majority-minority nation. In four experiments, the researchers explored how the prominence of racial demographic changes affects white Americans political party inclinations and expressed ideology....
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If that’s the winning formula, how long could the Republican party use that formula to keep winning elections before it fails altogether?
I think it is better to try and teach Republican values to everybody, in hopes that enough minorities can accept the message and become conservative.
many do already but for social pressure to conform.
There is no such thing as a Republican value. I think some minorities will see more moving to conservatism
There is something to this. Humans are a tribal lot deep down. Picture a prison setting, in order to survive everybody is looking to those like themselves. I bet if you put a typical white liberal into general population in prison, that white liberal would be looking to join the Aryan Brotherhood by the end of the week.
I think that maybe the GOP will attract some new members.
What I tend to doubt is that they’ll be conservatives.
They’ll be more conservative than Dems but They will be alright with bigger govt. gay marriage and a lot more like the current moderate Republicans.
JMHO but the general population is getting more not less liberal. Especially on social issues.
" It also may challenge the oft-repeated meme of many Republicans that, in order to survive, the party must embrace typically liberal policies such as amnesty, abortion rights, and same-sex marriage."
That’s where continual contact comes into play. One of the biggest complaints I hear from blacks, for example, is that GOP leaders don’t take time to talk to them That is why it was so noteworthy that Mitt Romney would dare go deep into enemy territory and actually have a conservation with them.
That is not to say that you will win even a significant minority vote by doing this, but the willingness to do this will win votes.
“Supposedly the study doesn’t support that, it disagrees with Rand, Rove, and Romney about moving away from conservatism.”
Well maybe the study is correct but that’s not syncing up with the current reality.
I guess the reality could change but I don’t think it will change back to what is once was.
The wheel has turned and it’s not going to turn back. Conservatism now is Rand Paul.
The millennials idea of small govt is one that doesn’t bust them for pot or tell them who they can marry.
If you had told me 10 years ago that gay marriage would be legal anywhere or recreational pot use or gays serving openly in the military I would have called BS.
It’s happening in fact it’s already happened.
The GOP may get more conservatives but it probably won’t be enough to offset what they lose to old age and natural causes.
I fully expect a final GOP purge of old time conservatives in the next 25 years.
Although, I don’t agree with homosexual marriage, but isn’t the right to live your life free of interference from the state a conservative value?
It would seem to me that will be the key to the future of conservatism in America.
Rand Paul’s shift to the left is the opposite of what we need.
“”Craig and Richeson first examined data from 369 White participants who had described themselves as politically unaffiliated in a national Pew Research survey.
They found that participants who had read that California is a majority-minority state tended to lean more towards the Republican Party and rate their ideological attitudes as more conservative than participants who simply read that the Hispanic population had become equal in size to the Black population in the United States.
Importantly, participants’ political attitudes shifted to the right despite the fact that all of the participants had labeled themselves as politically independent.
Another experiment conducted with a nationally-representative sample yielded similar results, showing that White participants who read a press release about the impending majority-minority shift were more likely to endorse conservative policies — even policies that were race-neutral, such as health care reform and increased military spending — than those who simply read about greater geographic mobility.””
Look to CA for clues. Growing Hispanic population has lead to clashes with the poor black community. Blacks on the street in CA gets it. Illegal immigrants means less jobs for them and growing Hispanic population means less power for them in the cities. Recently a Hispanic lead coalition want to repeal CA consitution admendmnent against using race as criteria for college admissions. Asian state senators killed that move because they do not want their kids thrown out of low cost CA universities. Question for GOP is are they astute enough to take advantage of the fissures in the Dem coalition. The last big kicker is as the Arab American population grows in US many join Dem party. Many Arab Americans are anti Jewish and anit Israel. Last convention the Dem delegates had to do a voice vote to add a pro Israel admendment to their party platform. Even by voice vote is failed but the chair at the podium decided it passed to avoid offending their Jewish wing. But the conflict will not go away. Arab Dems are going to press the issue because they simply hate Jews and Israel. Arab American population is growing faster then Jewish American population. It is going to be interesting when it comes to the Dem Jews. Break out the pop corn. Like Pat Buchanan says, demographics is destiny.
For the last five years I have been urging Conservatives to aggressively seek support from white liberals.
It is not a racial issue.
It is a pragmatic mathematical issue.
Every increase of 2% white support would equal a 10% increase in Hispanic or Black support.
It is five times easier to get 2% of a group to change their minds instead of 10%.
What’s the next critical issue?
We must end our current immigration policy that creates 1 million new citizens each year, and 1.5 million new Green Cards each year.
Converting white liberals will buy us some time.
But, if we fail to use that time to stop the mass import of foreign Socialist voters, then American Conservatives are doomed.
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Here’s an old fashioned “thou shalt not” that will get a lot of resonance.
Thou shalt not steal.
We have a government that is wolfing down four times the taxes that any sane government should.
And it’s this sort of arrogant government that thought it could engineer its own reality and call something “married” that was about as married as I am to a maple tree.