View Full Version : Some long term changes

Norman Bernstein
05-26-2015, 12:39 PM
Those who can't embrace change, risk getting run over by it!

The Fix (http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/the-fix/wp/2015/05/26/the-hard-demographic-truth-facing-republicans-in-2016-in-2-charts/): “If the 2016 GOP nominee gets no better than Romney’s 17 percent of the nonwhite vote, he or she would need 65 percent of the white vote to win, a level achieved in modern times only by Ronald Reagan in his 1984 landslide. Bush’s 2004 winning formula — 26 percent of the nonwhite vote and 58 percent of the white vote — would be a losing formula in 2016, given population changes.”

“The 2016 electorate, demographically speaking, will be worse for Republicans than 2012. And unless Republicans can begin winning more of the nonwhite vote, the 2020 election will be worse for the party than the 2016 election. And 2024 will be worse than, well, you get the idea.”

For the first time since Gallup began tracking it in 1999, there are now as many Americans who describe their views on social issues as “liberal” as there are who describe them as “conservative,” the Washington Post (http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/the-fix/wp/2015/05/26/its-becoming-cooler-to-call-yourself-liberal-and-it-has-a-lot-to-do-with-gay-marriage-and-marijuana/)reports.

“It’s been a long and slow crawl, but Americans have steadily become more liberal on social issues without much interruption — except for a brief dip when President Obama first took office in 2009. Today, it’s tied at 31 percent. Back in 1999, it was about two-to-one conservative over liberal.”

Paul Pless
05-26-2015, 12:40 PM

05-26-2015, 12:41 PM
The day can not come too soon.

George Jung
05-26-2015, 12:44 PM
For Pauls health, if for nothing else!

Norman Bernstein
05-26-2015, 12:51 PM
If you are in agreement that the GOP's Achilles heel is their appeal (or lack thereof) to Hispanic and other minority constituents, then the real question is this: what can they do about it? Or, more to the point, what are they WILLING to do about it?

In other words: what is there, about the GOP agenda, that is supposed to appeal to minorities?

05-26-2015, 12:57 PM
Willing to do? Gerrymander. Block the vote. Revert to Senators appointed by state government.

They'll do anything except adopt policies that those groups will vote for.

Memphis Mike
05-26-2015, 02:38 PM

05-26-2015, 05:29 PM
I embraced "change you can believe in" twice.


"Enough!" Ha!