Pretty funny reading about American race politics and how they're always talking about white vs. Hispanic. Hispanic races ARE white!
Also, I think your projections of growth in the Hispanic population is a bit out of date. Birth rates are dropping in the US, and they are disproportionately dropping among immigrants (which I believe are predominantly Hispanic), who historically have propped up the birth rates. This will probably slow the rate at which the proportion of Americans of Hispanic origin grows.
Furthermore, beyond say second or third generation any immigrant is effectively American (hell I'd say even first). It's funny how Americans are so obsessed with race politics when its culture is such an overwhelming assimilator. Who cares what race someone is? What matters is culture, and if you're born in the US your culture is American.
well first they need to admit that they are irrelevant.
You can lead a person to knowledge, but you can't make them think.
Birth rates are not the only defining factor as regards population growth.
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Very easy. Cut itself loose from specific religion and race. The party as a whole needs to become way more socially liberal and stay fiscally conservative. So I guess they should start leaning more towards Libertarianism.
If they don't, they will never get latino votes or black votes. The problem I have always had with the party, personally, is the far right being extremely religious and such. It will be hard to win seats if your policies are based around morals of a religion many, many people in your country do not follow.
Its not them panting them selves as angry rich white people it is liberals and the media that has done so, Republicans are pro business and im sorry if that includes the rich Republicans are pro success and we want to encourage success and demonizing and taking away from the successful doesn't encourage success
All republicans need to do is some adjustments to some of the social platform and weather the storm soon enough the liberal experiment will prove to be fail just like it always has in the past
Obama is a conservative president.
In fact, 30 years ago he would have been a good republican president.
The US has veered right hard since the 50s.
The thing which is wrong with the republican party is basically the republican party; it's not a conservative party any longer.
It's a reactionary theocratic party. There are some sane members in it, but by and large the party is insane. And it's not going to recover as long as it allows the regressive and theocratic elements to dominate it.
I was born in the south and lived there for quite a bit, my boyfriend died and I wasn't allowed at the funeral because I was only half-white.
And my dad who is from the Ozarks and is a hardcore Repub doesn't like acknowledging the fact that I am a minority - and I'm his first born.
Not acting like a parody of themselves and not saying so many outrageously stupid things that 2+ comedy shows get enough content for 4 shows a week from that would be a start.
Dems have the advantage even with the upcoming spending cuts from the Polls. As for the answer I'm not sure but their downfall is all but promised. I honestly think whats holding them up, is they have corporation funding advantage therefore more coverage.
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I'm personally hoping that Rand Paul starts seeing more support, because he's really one of the few Republicans that I think people will actually be able to identify with. He's got a solid track-record, and he's definitely making some smart moves, so I'm eager to see if he can go the distance. Hopefully the GOP doesn't get in his way : /
I would say fiscal conservatism with a libertarian social platform would make a winning combo for the GOP in the upcoming years.