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Old 12-22-2014, 06:11 PM
 
Location: NJ
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Demographics preclude a return to the electoral results of 50 years ago. Now if the GOP starts appealing to a diverse POTUS electorate, they can regain their footing.

But 1950 platforms are DOA in the 2st century.

Latinos 73-27 Dems, with >10% of all voters for POTUS ..did not exist in the 20th century.
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Old 12-22-2014, 08:02 PM
 
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Never mind. I now understand that you do not get that you are having a conversation with yourself. On a totally different subject.
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Demographics preclude a return to the electoral results of 50 years ago. Now if the GOP starts appealing to a diverse POTUS electorate, they can regain their footing.

But 1950 platforms are DOA in the 2st century.

Latinos 73-27 Dems, with >10% of all voters for POTUS ..did not exist in the 20th century.
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Old 12-22-2014, 08:04 PM
 
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I have no problem with a demographic change that occurs naturally. Illegal immigration isn't natural nor lawful. What country in the world would embrace changing demographics, their political landscape and the dilution of their identifying culture and language in that manner?
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Old 12-22-2014, 08:34 PM
 
Location: NJ
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OldGlory, the 73-27 was simply legal immigration at work, plus the fact Latino's median age is over a decade younger than US overall.

It hasn't crested given the age gap, and it wouldn't matter if there were never another illegal. The Latino % of total votes will keep rising.
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Old 12-22-2014, 08:42 PM
 
Location: Old Bellevue, WA
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earthyfather, 1950 demographics are NOT ever coming back.

Agreed, but also realize that 1990's identity politics is also headed for the ash heap of history. In 2016 likely contenders for the GOP nomination will be people like Marco Rubio, Ted Cruz, Susana Martinez, Bobby Jindal, and Ben Carson. We have a flood of rising young stars such as Elise Stefanik, Mia Love, and Michelle Steel in the GOP. The days when Democrats can count on race-block politics are numbered.
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Old 12-22-2014, 08:47 PM
 
Location: NJ
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If they adopt positions Latinos like, it would help wutitiz, but not if they don't, and I expect them to pander to the radical right. I hope I am wrong. I'd like to see a GOP pathway to citizenship bill. That would sharply cut the 73-27 thrashing.
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Old 12-23-2014, 12:34 AM
 
Location: Old Bellevue, WA
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If they adopt positions Latinos like, it would help wutitiz, but not if they don't, and I expect them to pander to the radical right. I hope I am wrong. I'd like to see a GOP pathway to citizenship bill. That would sharply cut the 73-27 thrashing.
I would like to see that too.
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Old 12-23-2014, 06:06 AM
 
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Just what positions do Latinos like? You mean putting their ethnic group above our immigration laws and being rewarded for breaking them? Is that what a party/politician has to do to appeal to Latinos? Who the hell do they think they are?
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Old 12-23-2014, 04:22 PM
 
Location: Bella Vista, Ark
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Jeb's a RINO, it won't be easy for him.
why do so many, especially the left think every Republican that isn't totally to the right is a RINO?
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Old 12-23-2014, 11:13 PM
 
Location: NJ
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OldGlory, 73-27 told all of us what they didn't like. There is no winning POTUS w/o sharply cutting that thrashing down. Are you advocating accepting defeat, which would mean HC would most likely go further than Obama's EOs.?
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