I was out of internet range the past five days and missed all the fun.
Here is a cut and paste from an article by journalist Dewayne Wickham that I think is quite insightful of what is happening to our dear GOP.
Lack of diversity
It is a lack of diversity that is plunging the party toward extinction. The Census Bureau has reported that Hispanics, blacks, Asians and other minorities now account for 50.4% of children born in the U.S. By the middle of this century, minorities are projected to outnumber non-Hispanic whites. But long before then, this nation’s changing demographics will alter the political landscape.
Blacks and Hispanics constitute more than one-quarter of the population in three battleground states — Florida (39.4%), Colorado (25.2%) and North Carolina (30.6%). Soon, the growth of minorities in these states will make them more likely to end up in the Democratic column.
Texas, a state with the second largest number of Electoral College votes, has been in the Republican column in every presidential election since 1980. But Hispanics and blacks are now 50.3% of the population, and by 2020 the population shift there will probably make it a good bet to go Democratic in presidential contests.
With the nation’s white share of the population shrinking, and control of the GOP firmly in the hands of right-wingers and their billionaire allies, there’s little chance it can increase its share of the black and Hispanic vote.
Sure, Republicans have had a lot of success racking up election victories with little help from black and Hispanic voters, but that’s not going to continue very far into the future.
Like a dying sun, the GOP’s impending doom is masked by a final burst of energy that might keep it competitive through a couple more election cycles. But as the nation’s demographics change, the Republican Party is destined for the political scrap heap in the not-too-distant future.
My personal view is that the GOP needs to change or go extinct, but as long as people like Pax and the TEA Party folks stubbornly stand their ground, it will not happen. Adios GOP !!!