Friday, February 19, 2010
The Ticking Demographic Bomb Will Force the GOP to Change - Over Time...
•"The numbers don't lie," said Whit Ayres, a GOP consultant. "If Republicans don't do better among Hispanics, we're not going to be talking about how to get Florida back in the Republican column, we're going to be talking about how not to lose Texas."Embracing the "fortress America" angry, anti-immigrant Tea (Bagger) Party line is not going to help in the longer term. The GOP is laying down with dogs by embracing the angry populist momentum of old white men. They should expect to get some fleas. I don't mean in 2010. The Democrats have about a 50% chance of losing the House and a 25% chance of losing the Senate in 2010. But in the longer term, they will have a harder time threading together 270 electoral votes in Presidential elections if they keep up the anti-immigrant theme. Please, GOP....nominate Caribou Barbie!