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(Washington Post)   Here it is, the one chart that explains why the GOP will be extinct in a few years. Well, maybe not so much the "one" chart as "one of many," but you know what I mean   (washingtonpost.com) divider line 147
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2014-03-11 08:56:39 AM  
Ahhh, the Washington Post's solution to the Republican's woes is the ol' 'create millions of new democratic voters' strategy.  I am flabbergasted why the GOP won't do that.
 
2014-03-11 08:59:30 AM  
The GOP should instead convince the legal ones, the ones who can vote, to feel an us versus them scenario.  Why should the new people get an easier ride of it?  Appeal to their baser feelings.
 
2014-03-11 09:11:15 AM  

SlothB77: Ahhh, the Washington Post's solution to the Republican's woes is the ol' 'create millions of new democratic voters' strategy.  I am flabbergasted why the GOP won't do that.


Absolutely. The "alienate millions of new voters" is a much more cromulent approach.
 
2014-03-11 09:18:45 AM  
They are already dead as a national party, but still very much alive locally and regionally.
 
2014-03-11 09:23:44 AM  

Pocket Ninja: Absolutely. The "alienate millions of new voters" is a much more cromulent approach.


Granting amnesty isn't going to suddenly convert all of these hispanic voters to the GOP.

First, the media will make sure we never get credit for it.  Look at what happened to the Republicans with the civil rights legislation of the 1950's.

Second, the whole issue of illegals being, well, illegal.

You can't have a first-world nation composed of a third-world population.
 
2014-03-11 09:36:00 AM  

SlothB77: Look at what happened to the Republicans with the civil rights legislation of the 1950's.


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2014-03-11 09:44:36 AM  

SlothB77: Ahhh, the Washington Post's solution to the Republican's woes is the ol' 'create millions of new democratic voters' strategy.  I am flabbergasted why the GOP won't do that.


They're not creating millions of new democratic voters.

1) The percentage of the population that are voting Hispanic are largely through natural growth of the Hispanic population that was born in the US. What will continue in the future was set in motion 18+ years ago. US-born Hispanic eligible voters made up of 17.6 million of the total 23.3 million Hispanic electorate. Naturalized Hispanic citizens only account for 5.7 million of the Hispanic electorate.

2) Amnesty doesn't create new voters any time soon. Do you know how long it took me to naturalize as a US citizen? It took me well over a decade to get my US citizenship and that was when I started about 20+ years ago. If I were to bring over some of my relatives from China now, it'll take them over 15-16 years to simply get a visa to come to the country and when they get here, it may take them another 15 years or so to get their citizenship.

If there is ever an "amnesty," all that will happen is that the formerly undocumented will have a path to legal status and citizenship, but they're at the very back of the line so it'll take them a decade or two before they'll even get citizenship.
 
2014-03-11 09:45:54 AM  

RexTalionis: 1) The percentage of the population that are voting Hispanic are largely through natural growth of the Hispanic population that was born in the US. What will continue in the future was set in motion 18+ years ago. US-born Hispanic eligible voters made up of 17.6 million of the total 23.3 million Hispanic electorate. Naturalized Hispanic citizens only account for 5.7 million of the Hispanic electorate.


Citation: http://www.pewhispanic.org/2013/06/03/inside-the-2012-latino-electorat e/
 
2014-03-11 09:57:52 AM  

RexTalionis: RexTalionis: 1) The percentage of the population that are voting Hispanic are largely through natural growth of the Hispanic population that was born in the US. What will continue in the future was set in motion 18+ years ago. US-born Hispanic eligible voters made up of 17.6 million of the total 23.3 million Hispanic electorate. Naturalized Hispanic citizens only account for 5.7 million of the Hispanic electorate.

Citation: http://www.pewhispanic.org/2013/06/03/inside-the-2012-latino-electorat e/


PEW PEW PEW!

/got nothing...
 
2014-03-11 10:00:29 AM  
See, that's cute and all, but do people really think we'll be ready for a one party democracy? Think about it long and hard.
 
2014-03-11 10:00:59 AM  

SlothB77: Pocket Ninja: Absolutely. The "alienate millions of new voters" is a much more cromulent approach.

Granting amnesty isn't going to suddenly convert all of these hispanic voters to the GOP.

First, the media will make sure we never get credit for it.  Look at what happened to the Republicans with the civil rights legislation of the 1950's.

Second, the whole issue of illegals being, well, illegal.

You can't have a first-world nation composed of a third-world population.


We always have. What's different now?
 
2014-03-11 10:02:35 AM  

rjakobi: See, that's cute and all, but do people really think we'll be ready for a one party democracy? Think about it long and hard.


Who actually believes that the Republican party is going to just disappear?
 
2014-03-11 10:03:14 AM  
Hispanics appear to be a fertile people.
 
2014-03-11 10:04:32 AM  

SlothB77: You can't have a first-world nation composed of a third-world population.


Please expand on this thought.
 
2014-03-11 10:04:42 AM  

rjakobi: See, that's cute and all, but do people really think we'll be ready for a one party democracy? Think about it long and hard.


Yes, because it's written into the Constitution that the two parties shall always and forever be the Republicans and the Democratics, so if the Republicans fall off the edge of the earth being chased by a kraken of their own creation, we're left with one-party rule.
 
2014-03-11 10:05:03 AM  
Yes, Republicans.  You should embrace immigration reform because that's how you'll amass more power later on.  Don't do it because the system we have in place is obviously broken and needs a serious overhaul.  Do it for MOAR VOTEZ!!!
 
2014-03-11 10:05:15 AM  

rjakobi: See, that's cute and all, but do people really think we'll be ready for a one party democracy? Think about it long and hard.


Democrats wouldn't survive Republican absence for very long. Its lesser evilists all the way down.
 
2014-03-11 10:07:10 AM  

rjakobi: See, that's cute and all, but do people really think we'll be ready for a one party democracy? Think about it long and hard.


Create a less conservative party. You know, for guns and personal responsibility, but take away the Jesus, hate, and evil. Oh wait, they're called libertarians and they somehow always try to work those last three into the personal responsibility mix. Never mind.
 
2014-03-11 10:08:30 AM  

Wooly Bully: rjakobi: See, that's cute and all, but do people really think we'll be ready for a one party democracy? Think about it long and hard.

Who actually believes that the Republican party is going to just disappear?


Won't happen. They will mutate, adapt, and survive - like they always have. But thye will take a bit hit when the Boomers  A: Die  B:Get too old to caer about voting  C: Realize they are living on fixed incomes and government services, and go lefty again, now that it's convenient.
 
2014-03-11 10:08:58 AM  

Pocket Ninja: SlothB77: Ahhh, the Washington Post's solution to the Republican's woes is the ol' 'create millions of new democratic voters' strategy.  I am flabbergasted why the GOP won't do that.

Absolutely. The "alienate millions of new voters" is a much more cromulent approach.


They just need to relay the parable of embiggening yourself by your own boot straps and it would work

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rjakobi: See, that's cute and all, but do people really think we'll be ready for a one party democracy? Think about it long and hard.


I don't think anyone needs to think about that very long.
 
2014-03-11 10:08:59 AM  
What I like most about the folks within the party who are promoting reform is that they're in favor if it because it's the right thing to do and not just because they're afraid of losing elections.
 
2014-03-11 10:09:28 AM  

Flab: SlothB77: You can't have a first-world nation composed of a third-world population.

Please expand on this thought.


I believe that was a round about way of saying Messicans are icky poor people whose poorness is a part of their cultural and genetic identity. Or something similarly stupid.
 
2014-03-11 10:10:50 AM  

SlothB77: Ahhh, the Washington Post's solution to the Republican's woes is the ol' 'create millions of new democratic voters' strategy.  I am flabbergasted why the GOP won't do that.


Have they considered policy that appeals to voters? Especially the under-55 crowd?
 
2014-03-11 10:11:47 AM  

jso2897: Wooly Bully: rjakobi: See, that's cute and all, but do people really think we'll be ready for a one party democracy? Think about it long and hard.

Who actually believes that the Republican party is going to just disappear?

Won't happen. They will mutate, adapt, and survive - like they always have. But thye will take a bit hit when the Boomers  A: Die  B:Get too old to caer about voting  C: Realize they are living on fixed incomes and government services, and go lefty again, now that it's convenient.


It has become a cliche that the Republicans owe their remaining influence to "the Boomers", The sad reality is that they owe much of it to the political apathy of younger voters, particularly in midterm elections.
 
2014-03-11 10:12:32 AM  
http://www.pewsocialtrends.org/2014/03/07/millennials-in-adulthood/

Some 43% of Millennial adults are non-white, the highest share of any generation. About half of newborns in America today are non-white, and the Census Bureau projects that the full U.S. population will be majority non-white sometime around 2043.

The racial makeup of today's young adults is one of the key factors in explaining their political liberalism. But it is not the only factor. Across a range of political and ideological measures, white Millennials, while less liberal than the non-whites of their generation, are more liberal than the whites in older generations.


THE RECKONING IS AT HAND.
 
2014-03-11 10:14:12 AM  

rjakobi: do people really think we'll be ready for a one party democracy?


Do people really think staunch conservatives will become card-carrying Democrats if the GOP goes belly up?
 
2014-03-11 10:17:16 AM  
In the 20 short years I've lived in California, we've gone from a majority white state to minority majority in schools, minority majority in total population, and just this past week Latinos passed whites as the largest ethnic group in the state.

http://www.sfgate.com/news/article/Latinos-set-to-surpass-whites-in- Ca lifornia-in-5146876.php

I pledge allegiance to the underworld
One nation underdog
There of which I stand alone
A face in the crowd
Unsung, against the mold
Without a doubt
Singled out
The only way I know...
 
2014-03-11 10:18:00 AM  

Flab: SlothB77: You can't have a first-world nation composed of a third-world population.

Please expand on this thought.


Seconded.
 
2014-03-11 10:18:07 AM  

Wooly Bully: It has become a cliche that the Republicans owe their remaining influence to "the Boomers", The sad reality is that they owe much of it to the political apathy of younger voters, particularly in midterm elections.


Younger voters apathetically vote Republican?  What, are they trying to be ironic or something?

Ah, no, you're saying that they don't vote for either party.  Because apathy.

OK  Well, then, who IS voting for these Republicans?

... Boomers?
 
2014-03-11 10:18:28 AM  

Wooly Bully: jso2897: Wooly Bully: rjakobi: See, that's cute and all, but do people really think we'll be ready for a one party democracy? Think about it long and hard.

Who actually believes that the Republican party is going to just disappear?

Won't happen. They will mutate, adapt, and survive - like they always have. But thye will take a bit hit when the Boomers  A: Die  B:Get too old to caer about voting  C: Realize they are living on fixed incomes and government services, and go lefty again, now that it's convenient.

It has become a cliche that the Republicans owe their remaining influence to "the Boomers", The sad reality is that they owe much of it to the political apathy of younger voters, particularly in midterm elections.


It's not that they make up the whole party - but to suddenly lose even 15-20% of your base over a ten year period would be catastrophic for any political party. Yeah - there are still a few "young conservatives" arouns - but not that many, and they aren't likely to breed:
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2014-03-11 10:19:18 AM  

SlothB77: You can't have a first-world nation composed of a third-world population.


Remember when a third-world population in the US looked like this?

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2014-03-11 10:19:54 AM  

RexTalionis: SlothB77: You can't have a first-world nation composed of a third-world population.

Remember when a third-world population in the US looked like this?

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Those Irish and Italians - they'll never integrate into American society.
 
2014-03-11 10:20:46 AM  
It'll take a lot more than words and guns
A whole lot more than riches and muscle
The hands of the many must join as one
 
2014-03-11 10:21:41 AM  

rjakobi: See, that's cute and all, but do people really think we'll be ready for a one party democracy? Think about it long and hard.


Democrats aren't lock-steppers. If they don't have to band together just to prevent a theocracy with a serf class we will find differences.

But maybe we can have two parties that don't want to roleplay the Old Testament and focus on things besides attacks on reproductive rights and making sure poor people are dressed in sackcloth chained to the McDonalds fryer for their 14 hour shift.
 
2014-03-11 10:21:52 AM  

balthan: rjakobi: do people really think we'll be ready for a one party democracy?

Do people really think staunch conservatives will become card-carrying Democrats if the GOP goes belly up?


Well duh.  You don't have much choice when the Gummint's Jackbooted Thugs come to kick your door down.
 
2014-03-11 10:23:15 AM  

Kuta: In the 20 short years I've lived in California, we've gone from a majority white state to minority majority in schools, minority majority in total population, and just this past week Latinos passed whites as the largest ethnic group in the state.

http://www.sfgate.com/news/article/Latinos-set-to-surpass-whites-in- Ca lifornia-in-5146876.php


Interesting.

I wonder what the ramifications of all this will be.  I mean, when rural and suburban whites lose dominance.

They sure seem to double down when their backs are against the wall.  Will Real Americans exercise their Second Amendment Solutions more and more? Cling to their guns and religion ever tighter as they become ever more marginalized?
 
2014-03-11 10:23:39 AM  
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But on the chance it does go extinct... the T.E.A. Party is ready and able to take up the slack.
 
2014-03-11 10:24:21 AM  

sendtodave: Wooly Bully: It has become a cliche that the Republicans owe their remaining influence to "the Boomers", The sad reality is that they owe much of it to the political apathy of younger voters, particularly in midterm elections.

Younger voters apathetically vote Republican?  What, are they trying to be ironic or something?

Ah, no, you're saying that they don't vote for either party.  Because apathy.

OK  Well, then, who IS voting for these Republicans?

... Boomers?


Is it possible that you didn't know that "millennials" don't turn out to vote as much as Boomers, or that they are on average more liberal than Boomers? Because anyone who knows those two facts would be forced to conclude that their lower turnout helps the Republicans.
 
2014-03-11 10:24:42 AM  

vernonFL: They are already dead as a national party, but still very much alive locally and regionally.


Controlling the House of Representatives and blocking every piece of Democrat legislation means the Republican party is dead?  Interesting.
 
2014-03-11 10:24:54 AM  

rjakobi: See, that's cute and all, but do people really think we'll be ready for a one party democracy? Think about it long and hard.


I honestly wouldn't...but I'd want multiple parties instead of just two.
 
2014-03-11 10:26:07 AM  
Charts are what the warmists use to prove evolution.
 
2014-03-11 10:28:26 AM  

Rwa2play: rjakobi: See, that's cute and all, but do people really think we'll be ready for a one party democracy? Think about it long and hard.

I honestly wouldn't...but I'd want multiple parties instead of just two.


We need to change elections to an Instant Runoff system before that'll be a reality.
 
2014-03-11 10:29:03 AM  

SlothB77: You can't have a first-world nation composed of a third-world population.


You ever hear of Ellis Island? Ever read about what having it open did for America?

Think maybe we ought to try that again, to cut down on the illegal immigrant issue? Make it legal, and easy, and watch good things happen?
 
2014-03-11 10:29:46 AM  

m1ke: vernonFL: They are already dead as a national party, but still very much alive locally and regionally.

Controlling the House of Representatives and blocking every piece of Democrat legislation means the Republican party is dead?  Interesting.


Not dead - but dying. Being the party of "No" has no long term future.
 
2014-03-11 10:31:26 AM  

Wooly Bully: sendtodave: Wooly Bully: It has become a cliche that the Republicans owe their remaining influence to "the Boomers", The sad reality is that they owe much of it to the political apathy of younger voters, particularly in midterm elections.

Younger voters apathetically vote Republican?  What, are they trying to be ironic or something?

Ah, no, you're saying that they don't vote for either party.  Because apathy.

OK  Well, then, who IS voting for these Republicans?

... Boomers?

Is it possible that you didn't know that "millennials" don't turn out to vote as much as Boomers, or that they are on average more liberal than Boomers? Because anyone who knows those two facts would be forced to conclude that their lower turnout helps the Republicans.


Oh, I get it.  The idea Republicans are in power because kids these days don't get out the vote, etc.

Sure, that doesn't help, but at the end of the day, they're in power because other people, conservative people, DO vote for them.  Their ideas resonate with these Boomers more than Democrats ideas resonate with, well, anyone, I guess.
 
2014-03-11 10:31:39 AM  
That 3% to 4% change in 4 years in NC is just going to kill the GOP there.
 
2014-03-11 10:32:39 AM  

tomcatadam: Flab: SlothB77: You can't have a first-world nation composed of a third-world population.

Please expand on this thought.

I believe that was a round about way of saying Messicans are icky poor people whose poorness is a part of their cultural and genetic identity. Or something similarly stupid.


I didn't want to be accused of putting words in his mouth, so I gave him a change to explain himself, but it looks like he suddenly remembered having something on the stove...
 
2014-03-11 10:32:41 AM  
Plenty of people vote Republican not because of their policies but because that's their team. Our two party system will always foster the "us" vs "them" instincts in a large number of people, not an "I agree more with this parties ideas and policy positions than the other parties policies and positions at this moment in time" mindset. That's just sort of how we've come to be as Americans.
 
2014-03-11 10:37:28 AM  

jso2897: Not dead - but dying. Being the party of "No" has no long term future.


Sure it does.  Believe it or not, there are some people who think we don't need any new laws or regulations and that the country is doing fine as it is.
 
2014-03-11 10:38:24 AM  

Brick-House: [1.bp.blogspot.com image 440x328]

But on the chance it does go extinct... the T.E.A. Party is ready and able to take up the slack.


Guys, look! He made a funny!
 
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