Republicans, unhappy that whites are voting for them
The New Republic feature story is a brilliant hatchet job on the Republic Party with the title and subtitle “Original Sin,” “Why the GOP is and will continue to be the party of white people.”
I say brilliant because the obvious intent of the author is to harm the Republican Party, and it seems to be successful as Republicans are clueless about how to respond to it. All I could find are weak responses like “The New Republic staff is all white” or “we had a lot of black and Hispanic people speak at the Republican Convention” or “Marco Rubio!”
The basis of the argument goes that John C. Calhoun (who?) was racist, and he wrote a lot of stuff (having nothing to do with race) that modern-day Republicans agree with, and therefore modern-day Republicans are racist too. Republicans are so fearful of being racist they are unable to just laugh off such a stupid guilt by the vaguest association.
I predict that Republicans will respond to this article by trying even harder to make sure that Marco Rubio becomes the nominee for president. And then the liberal mainstream media will do a hatchet job on him pointing out how he believes in creationism and is an anti-abortion nut. The irony is that if the Republicans were truly a party of white people, they would have won the last presidential election because whites are still a majority of voters. Romney lost Ohio, for example, because he couldn’t get blue collar whites to vote for him. Republicans are in fact the party of a reluctant rich—reluctant because the richest Americans vote Democratic despite that the Republicans support policies to benefit them—and of anti-abortion protestant Christians.
Will those blue collar whites in Ohio who voted for Obama vote for an Hispanic who has the exact same message as Romney except that he’s softer on immigration? I think not. If anything, this gives them even less reason to vote Republican. They will enthusiastically support Joe Biden.