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  1. 30 Oct '13 09:40
    The minority groups that carried President Obama to victory in 2012 by giving him 80% of their votes are on track to become a majority of the nation's population by 2050.

    http://www.pewsocialtrends.org/2012/11/07/a-milestone-en-route-to-a-majority-minority-nation/

    What will happen to the Republican Party?
  2. Subscriber Wajoma
    Die Cheeseburger
    30 Oct '13 09:45
    Originally posted by moon1969
    The minority groups that carried President Obama to victory in 2012 by giving him 80% of their votes are on track to become a majority of the nation's population by 2050.

    http://www.pewsocialtrends.org/2012/11/07/a-milestone-en-route-to-a-majority-minority-nation/

    What will happen to the Republican Party?
    Haha 2050 jeezus wadda laff.
  3. 30 Oct '13 09:54 / 1 edit
    Originally posted by Wajoma
    Haha 2050 jeezus wadda laff.
    36 years doesn't seem that far off to me. Maybe because of my age.

    Also, keep in mind this trend is experienced in the coming decades leading to 2050.

    Again, I ask, how will the Republican Party adapt? Will they go even more extreme fringe right and strengthen their appeal to angry white men, as norm suggests is a good strategy?

    How is that working in the Virginia governor's race?
  4. Standard member caissad4
    Child of the Novelty
    30 Oct '13 11:03
    Originally posted by moon1969
    The minority groups that carried President Obama to victory in 2012 by giving him 80% of their votes are on track to become a majority of the nation's population by 2050.

    http://www.pewsocialtrends.org/2012/11/07/a-milestone-en-route-to-a-majority-minority-nation/

    What will happen to the Republican Party?
    In my next life I hope to be born in a more sensible country.
  5. 30 Oct '13 11:07
    Originally posted by caissad4
    In my next life I hope to be born in a more sensible country.
    Hopefully, it won't be Somalia.

    For me in my next life, I would want to be born in the US. A second choice would likely be a country in western Europe.
  6. 30 Oct '13 15:18
    Originally posted by moon1969
    The minority groups that carried President Obama to victory in 2012 by giving him 80% of their votes are on track to become a majority of the nation's population by 2050.

    http://www.pewsocialtrends.org/2012/11/07/a-milestone-en-route-to-a-majority-minority-nation/

    What will happen to the Republican Party?
    That's hard to say. 2050's "minorities" won't be the same as today's and they will act and think differently.
  7. 30 Oct '13 15:27 / 2 edits
    Originally posted by KazetNagorra
    That's hard to say. 2050's "minorities" won't be the same as today's and they will act and think differently.
    Yeah, and I thought that also, but it would take the Republicans go after them to ensure these minorities thinking from Democrat to Republicans.

    Otherwise, the dynamics are going to be much the same in the next 10-20 years and even the next 36 years with the demographic components. Has been consistent over the last 50 years.

    Blacks have voted overwhelming Democrat for 50 years. Latinos are growing in numbers dramatically and definitely going Democrat big time. Though the Republicans have an opportunity with Latinos if they choose go after Latinos. Republicans can also go after young people who are voting Democrat.

    But a continued shift to the right on social issues alienating young people, and on harsh treatment of undocumented workers alienating the majority of Latinos, a continued restriction of women rights further driving the gender gap, etc., does not bode well for the Republican Party. But that is the advice of Norm. Yet, angry white are decreasing as a percentage of the electorate.