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    freakofsociety, ChiTownBlue2000

    Wing-nuts, are developing the "stab-in-the-back" legend first created by Hitler: "We would have won, but the Communists, the blacks and the November Criminals" stole the election. [paraphrase of Hitler's actual words except he blamed the Jews, not blacks].

    As long as it's "the Blacks' fault" for "voting fraud" the Right will NEVER take any action to become a majority party again. They will just continue to demonize minorities.

    But while they're blaming minorities for "stealing the election" minority voting in America is increasing every year as we move towards a minority majority country:

    The White Vote in 1996: 83%
    The White Vote in 2000: 81%
    The White Vote in 2004: 77%
    The White Vote in 2008?: 73%? 72%?

    Every AA/Hispanic/Asian gets the implicit racism of these arguments! So 70%+ of all non-white voters vote Democratic!

    The Republican party simply cannot win elections in which an ever increasing percentage of voters vote 3-1 or 4-1 against them. In the past, minority voting was too small to matter to Conservatives. Nixon could get away with a "Southern Strategy" of appealing to white racism. McCain can't.

    In 1972, the McGovern coalition of single-women, non-church-goers, minorities, college educated, urban dwellers, and professionals was only 35% of the electorate.

    Today they are a majority! And in the future, that majority will only be larger as population continues to grow.

    Republican ideology is all about "small town America" and "white resentment" and "Christian social values."

    But that America  is dying off and a new one -- urban, majority minority, non-church-goers, is taking it's place.

    They are simply on the losing side of history and they will disappear like the Whig party in the 19th century unless they STOP this racist CRAP and start actually competing seriously for minority voters.

    Only the righties don't WANT to embrace minorities! They HATE Hispanics and Blacks for "taking their jobs." "They're all on welfare!" Etc.

    Conservatism can never fail. It can never be rejected by the American people. It can only be "betrayed." They cling to that like they cling to their guns and bibles! And they better get used to it, because they're going to lose a lot more elections! This is just the beginning!

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