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Friday, December 7, 2012

Demographics continued

One of the things I love most about Ann Coulter (besides her humor) is her research. For instance, this week she broke down the youth vote and informed her readers that Romney won 54% of white voters under 30 - including a majority of young female voters, by a smaller margin. Obama got only 41% of young white voters.
Reagan got just 43 percent of young voters in 1980 -- and that was when whites were 88 percent of the electorate. Only 58 percent of today's under-30 vote is white and it's shrinking daily.
This is significant, and she explains why.
The youth vote is a snapshot of elections to come if nothing is done to reverse the deluge of unskilled immigrants pouring into the country as a result of Ted Kennedy's 1965 immigration act. Eighty-five percent of legal immigrants since 1968 have come from the Third World. A majority of them are in need of government assistance.

Whites are 76 percent of the electorate over the age of 30 and only 58 percent of the electorate under 30. Obama won the "youth vote" because it is the knife's edge of a demographic shift ... .
Yes, the GOP has a real problem. To continue:
Charles Murray recently pointed out that -- contrary to stereotype -- Hispanics are less likely to be married, less likely to go to church, more supportive of gay marriage and less likely to call themselves "conservative" than other Americans.

Rather than being more hardworking than Americans, Hispanics actually work about the same as others, or, in the case of Hispanic women, less.

It seems otherwise, Murray says, because the only Hispanics we see are the ones who are working -- in our homes, neighborhoods and businesses. "That's the way that almost all Anglos in the political chattering class come in contact with Latinos," he notes. "Of course they look like model Americans."

(Black males would apparently like to work more. Nearly 20 percent of black males under 30 voted for Romney, more than three times what McCain got.)
Ann Coulter offered no panacea to the GOP, but concludes, appropriately, with this:
Ironically, Romney was the first Republican presidential candidate in a long time not conspiring with the elites to make America a dumping ground for the world's welfare cases. Conservatives who denounced Romney as a "RINO" were the ones doing the bidding of the real establishment: business, which wants cheap labor and couldn't care less if America ceases to be the land of opportunity that everyone wanted to immigrate to in the first place.

Is there a solution? Who knows. We really may already have reached the "tipping point" indicating that a majority of voters want a welfare state whether they participate in it or support it for others. I would suggest that the only hope that conservatives have is to educate the people around them to the results and problems inherent in a welfare state, such as the lack of prosperity, opportunity, employment, and diminished freedoms of various kinds such as economic freedom. There are many people who simply did not vote who could have. We need to reach these people if there is any hope of restoring America to its birthright as a land of opportunity. It will be all the easier to teach the advantage in conservative principles when Taxmageddon sets it with ensuing economic mayhem.

This responsibility rests with conservatives and conservative media, because you had better count on the same anti-conversvative, anti-GOP media Narrative continuing in full force. It must be countered.

1 comment:

  1. Yes, the GOP needs to focus on messaging, messaging, messaging - something they are currently terrible at despite having the stronger inherent appeal.