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  •  In the end, GOP will try to find more white votes (8+ / 0-)

    Nothing else works for them -- Hispanics, much less African Americans, aren't going to go for them as is, and they can't risk changing because it completely pisses off their existing base. Anyone who tries will be primaried to death by the teabaggers.

    But the  problem (for them) is that the demographics they need -- white single women, college educated women, whites with advanced degrees -- are the most resistant to racial dog whistle politics.

    So what kind of horror show tactics are the Rovians going to use to try to move the dial?

    •  Bingo... (3+ / 0-)
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      Nothing's wrong with the Republican Party; the problem lies with the voters.  But lazy minorities don't take responsibily for themselves, and sluts, f*gs and Volvo-driving libtards are hopeless.  The 2016 nominee is going to need 2/3 of the "white" vote, w/o the support of sluts, f*gs and Volvo-driving libtards of course.  Good luck with that.

    •  Double Down From $100M to $200M? (0+ / 0-)

      "Force is as pitiless to the man who possesses it, or thinks he does, as it is to its victims; the second it crushes, the first it intoxicates.” Simone Weil

      by chuco35 on Mon Nov 26, 2012 at 03:48:40 PM PST

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    •  "The demographics they need" (0+ / 0-)

      White voters are a rapidly-shrinking voting bloc — no longer influential enough to even swing, much less control, an election by the sheer weight of its choice.  

      That leads Republicans to their come-to-Jesus moment.  You say "they can't risk changing" and risk getting "primaried to death by the tea baggers". They will have to risk alienating their nativist base, or consign themselves to being a nativist, regional, legislative party.  

      I'd say that's a tough quandary for the Republicans, and no one deserves it more than they do.  I'm more worried about what the Democrats won't do to take advantage of the gift they're being handed.

      Shirley Chisholm was right. Our Republic is in deep trouble.

      by Big River Bandido on Mon Nov 26, 2012 at 08:19:22 PM PST

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      •  Whites were 72% of the electorate this year (0+ / 0-)

        and will probably still be at least 68-69% in 2016. That's enough to control an election, IF they vote as a partisan racial bloc, as Southern whites have been doing since the early '80s.

        Not saying the GOP will be able to round up those kind of numbers at the national level -- they probably won't. But I think there will be those within the party who will decide that is still their least worst strategy. And the teabaggers will be egging them on.

        •  Have to view that percentage in context (0+ / 0-)

          and the context is, the share of the white vote out of the total is sinking like a stone.  Only a few cycles ago whites were 88% of the electorate.  That's essentially why Republicans are doing so badly right now...they're way behind the demographic curve.

          Shirley Chisholm was right. Our Republic is in deep trouble.

          by Big River Bandido on Tue Nov 27, 2012 at 05:04:55 AM PST

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