Analysis of media issues, politics and current events.
Seeing that changes are happening that will change the very face and attitudes of America, many groups, including social conservative part of the Republican base has been muscular in trying to reset the world. Very tough stands and words on immigration. Legislation on women issues like contraception thought long settled. Restrictive rules on gay marriage. Whispers of the rising positions of blacks will impose “reverse” discrimination, if not race wars.
I’m not debating whether this issues are right are wrong. It’s meaningless at this point. Those who fight these issues are not fighting the Democratic Party, liberals, socialists or (any enemy here), they’re fighting exponentially growing census numbers. The current core of The Republican Party is older, whiter and getting smaller with each election cycle. And The GOP RINO (Republican In Name Only) purge efforts to push moderates out have only insured that core group is not growing.
Meanwhile, Hispanic voters have grown to key groups to needed to win in swings states like Nevada, New Mexico, Florida, and Colorado. Many who have memories of near hateful words leveled at them in the past four years on conservative talk radio and TV . Either broad brushing Hispanics as “illegals” or saying things like.
“Illegal aliens are bringing in a deadly new flue strain. Make no mistake about it,” – Michael Savage.
“I’ve blogged for years about the spread of contagious diseases from around the world into the US as a result of uncontrolled immigration,” – Michelle Malkin.
“What happens if there’s a rash of deaths in Mexico… and if you’re a family in Mexico and people are dying and Americans are not, why wouldn’t you flood this border?” – Glenn Beck.
The constant barrage of disparaging comments (until Fox News and some politicians who want to win elections saw the demographic writing on the wall) erased the efforts and bridges the Bush Administration built to woo Hispanics.
Women, particularly younger women who were AWOL from feminist issues for the last 20 years now have been brought back into the political process with threats to the current reproductive care. A 51% base that’s currently breaking Democrat.
Blacks who Republicans have been able to shave off the Democratic block to get 3-8% on through conservative issues have pushed even more toward Democrats.
And the other demographic ironically. The people from the 1950s. Most of those people now are moving into government social programs like social security, Medicare. Programs more conservative voices of the party want to change or possibly eliminate.
Sure the core of the Republican Party is angry and will come out to vote. And it is possible through voter suppression, or dispiritedness with the president, the party may squeak out a Republican victory this election. But it will have less of a chance, next election, then next election, and then next…