Friday, June 28, 2013

A winning strategy for GOP?: Only if they can rig the entire electoral system against the 21st Century!

The growing Latino population in this nation (it’s not immigrant so much as it’s native-born) is something the Republican Party and its backers is going to have to deal with.

It’s an element that will turn out to be hostile towards their desires; so long as the party officials let the conservative ideologues amongst them dominate their direction.

IT’S TO THE point where about the only way Republicans can win is if the system is rigged in their favor. Let’s see if the next reapportionment process for Congressional districts can see all 50 states fall into the hands of the ideologues who could draw political boundaries that wouldn’t reflect the reality of the 21st Century United States.

Of course, that’s not going to happen. So either GOP-types adapt, or start to lose in areas of the country outside of the South where they dominate. And even that domination will be lessened if the trend of the last Census Bureau population count continues.

That of large levels of black people whose grandparents fled the segregated South several decades ago deciding that the North isn’t all it’s cracked up to be, and they return to the land of Dixie.

I was amused by a Washington Post commentary about how candidates can win EVEN IF they take positions on issues that are hostile toward Latino interests.

YET IT TURNS out it only happens in those places where the political establishment was able to set conditions that keep the growing Latino population’s influence in check.

Such as Texas – the place that gave us Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, who probably only got about one-third of the Latino vote his last election attempt, and has been more focused on repaying the other interests who voted for him.

The ones that want to view the growing Latino population as a problem to be eradicated.

In other places, the Republicans who seem to have a future are the ones who realize the Latino population is a part of the overall nation – with just as much interest in being included as everybody else.


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