Wednesday, June 17, 2009

The end of the Republican Party

There's no escape for the GOP. From Republican commentator Mike Murphy:
I say this because I've made a career out of counting votes, and the numbers tell a clear story; the demographics of America are changing in a way that is deadly for the Republican Party as it exists today. A GOP ice age is on the way.

Demographic change is irritating to politicos, since it works on elections much as rigged dice do on a Las Vegas craps table: it is a game changer. For years, Republicans won elections because the country was chock-full of white middle-class voters who mostly pulled the GOP lever on Election Day. Today, however, that formula is no longer enough.
Murphy knows what he's talking about. The GOP has lost the latino vote and the youth vote, and is controlled by the very people who alienated these groups.

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