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A delegate from Texas waits for the start of the session during the second day of the Republican National Convention in Tampa, Florida August 28, 2012. REUTERS/Eric Thayer
"It's not my fault I'm alone. It's all the idiots who won't sit next to me!"
Well, I guess this is one way for Republicans to look at their demographic problem:
But [Rep. John Fleming (R-LA)], a former Navy and family physician, said there’s no political or policy harm in trying to restrict abortion.

And the best way to win over Hispanics, blacks and Asians, he said, is to encourage the conservatives among them to enter local politics and run for office as Republicans.

“I see a bright, bright future for the Republican Party and conservatism in general,” Fleming said. But it will happen only if “we have people of all sectors who join us in our beliefs and principles,” he said.

So, according to Fleming, the problem has nothing to do with the substance of the Republican agenda—it's just that not enough Hispanics, African-Americans and Asians support it. Basically, it's their fault they don't support Republicans. If they want to see a more inclusive Republican Party, then they should support the Republican Party. If they don't, that's their problem.

There's actually a bit of twisted logic there. And it does help make one thing clear: It's no accident that Republicans have lost the popular vote in five of the last six elections.

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