Skip to comments.Republicans should focus on increasing their share of white votes.
Posted on 06/11/2009 10:38:35 AM PDT by Dayton3
Why does everyone insist on the GOP reaching out to Hispanic and black voters?
Sure, non Hispanic whites will be the minority in the U.S. (though by far the LARGEST minority) in the 2040-2050 time frame.
But there are a lot of presidential elections between now and then.
If the GOP increased its take of white votes from 58% (2004) or 55% (2008) to 70% or better, then it could win virtually any election with little minority support.
And why as so many claim would it be racist?
Is it racist when 94% of black voters vote for the Democratic candidate or 80% of Hispanic voters go Democratic?
Why waste the time and resources on making minor inroads among blacks and Hispanics when the GOP could start a quest to secure more white votes from a position of strength?
I'm tired of the racism. From either side. Skin color doesn't matter -- ideas do.
If the Republican party would drop its support for so-called “free trade”, they would have that 70% support overnight.
Useless vanity newbie.
Sure you are not trolling for attention?
The American electorate has become greedy and pussified.
The party with the most hand-outs wins.
“Is it racist when 94% of black voters vote for the Democratic candidate or 80% of Hispanic voters go Democratic?”
Why yes. Yes, it is. Indeed.
You may be telepathic. (Or perhaps I was reading your thoughts - no matter.) I was thinking the same thoughts as I opened this post to reply. The only things that really matter in the end are conservative values. Those values can (and should) win the day every time.
Far, far less than 70% of the American public have a clue of what "free trade" is. Most couldn't even give you a definition of socialism, fascism or even capitalism. The ignorance of the American Public is astounding.
Complete and total BS post. You’re useless.
That and they start dancing with the ugly old voters that vote for them instead of the ones on K street that buy them.
How about focussing on promoting objective conservative principles, which are colorblind and can benefit anyone of any race, and stop worrying about racial classifications!
I guess it’s just bad timing on your part to post this the day after a white supremacist kills a guard at the Holocaust museum.
Your post does remind me of my bipolar mom’s tendency to express every thought she has verbally. Sometimes thoughts are best left unexpressed.
He is right. Hispanics and Blacks will never go for the Republicans.
The Republican base is the white, middle-class male. If the GOP could increase the number of white, middle-class women in their ranks, they would win a lot more elections.
That is the policy they should be following - direct their efforts at white women and they will again be in the majority and be able to reform America back to its original principles.
Finally an intelligent observation. Many of my friends of color always wonder loudly what would happen if whites vote like a bloc no differently than blacks and hispanics. My response is that one day that will happen if blacks and hispanics do not become enlightned just like most whites. In the 1960’s many whites emotionally were not ready to see people of color as equal, but nagging their concience is the fact that their immigrant grandparents were once mistreated. If it was not funny when it happened to their family, why inflict it on Americans of color? The other factor nagging whites were many of them were Christians, and their denominations also included people of color. They were taught that they must treat the members of their denomination/faith as brothers, so why are they hesistant to carry out their beliefs when it comes to brothers of color in their faith? Finally after WW2 the US proclaimed themselves to be the leader of the free world, thus how can they enjoy the full benefits of freedom and yet limit it to their fellow citizens of color? It is because of these nagging factors that whites had to overcome their emotional barriers and practice what they preach. No nation has affirmative action for their own minorities at the expense of some in the majority like the US implemented in the 1970’s. Blacks and hispanics do not like racism impinged on them and rightfully so, but when they mistreat whites they rationalize it away by claiming they have a unique situation that allows them to do it. You take the Supreme Court nomination. The problem is not she is a hispanic, but that what she said, belonging to a group that expouses race, and being a member of an all female social club, acts that would disqualify a white male candidate is being overlooked or not discussed. If whites are held to a certain standard, people of color are also expected to be held to the same standard. Otherwise whites will wake up and don’t give a damn about people of color and vote accordingly, When that day comes, they will outvote anyone of color and the country will be a different place. People of color will have no one to blame but themselves.
The whole racism charge is a product of the left to sway the ignorant to vote for them.
There’s another reason the left cries “racist” at the drop of a hat -
we’ve let it work to silence us from telling the truth.
We’ve essentially trained the left to bottom deal the race card.
In your opinion, is there something missing or lacking in the conservative message that you feel that the only winning choice is to play identity politics?
If your message is so weak that you have to fret over skin color to win, perhaps the problem isn’t who isn’t voting for you, but why they aren’t voting for you.
Small-government conservatism. We should try it sometime.