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May 9, 2007

The Republican Party: The Party of the Future

Filed under: Democratic Idiocy,Family,Immigration,Republicans,Science — Sisyphus @ 9:56 am

Michael Barone informs us that the Republican Party stands to gain tremendously from the demographic trends in America:

Demography is destiny. When I was in kindergarten in 1950, Detroit was the nation’s fifth largest metro area, with 3,170,000 people. Now it ranks 11th and is soon to be overtaken by Phoenix, which had 331,000 people in 1950. In the close 1960 election, in which electoral votes were based on the 1950 Census, Michigan cast 20 votes for John Kennedy and Arizona cast four votes for Richard Nixon; New York cast 45 votes for Kennedy and Florida cast 10 votes for Nixon. In 2012, Michigan will likely have 16 electoral votes and Arizona 12; New York will have 29 votes and Florida 29. That’s the kind of political change demographics makes over the years.

Americans have figured out that Republicans are better at governing, and are flocking to areas of Republican governance. (One need look no further than Kansas or New Orleans to see why.) Soon, the GOP will have complete control over American politics. Then this nation can retain its enjoyment of sensible, moral leadership.


  1. This entire website is satirical, isn’t it?

    The point you are entirely skipping in your analysis is that when people leave blue states and move to red states, they don’t automatically turn into Republicans. They remain the same people they were in their original state, and actually make the destination state bluer. This is happening in several states receiving Californian emigrants.

    Barone’s analysis assumes that states remain red or blue without changing forever, and this is obviously false. Besides, demographic change is only a small ingredient in overall political balance.

    In essence, anyone who makes Barone’s claims is stretching the facts. Just one election in 2006 has seen the “Permanent Republican Majority” destroyed, and just one election could render Barone’s population shift theory irrelevant.

    Comment by Curious — May 9, 2007 @ 4:53 pm | Reply

  2. Another factor in the shifting population demographic is that Pro-Lifers and conservatives who don’t use birth control have larger families than many of the liberals who are okay with those things. Since kids primary influence on their values comes from their parents, especially with their religious affiliation, this leads to a more conservative population. Also, Hispanic immigrants tend to be far more conservative than some of the families that are dying out here. Many factors certainly, but that’s another one.

    Comment by Noonan — May 10, 2007 @ 7:55 am | Reply

  3. Noonan has it right, Curious. Liberals like you are rapidly approaching demographic obsolescence along with the political obsolescence you entered in 1968. Deal with it.

    Comment by Sisyphus — May 10, 2007 @ 9:33 am | Reply


    Comment by Jack Fremont — May 17, 2007 @ 10:52 am | Reply

  5. Noonan: Also, Hispanic immigrants tend to be far more conservative than some of the families that are dying out here…

    That must be why California is such a BLUE state. Look at that good Catholic Girl, the Speaker of the House, Congress-Critter Pelosi. She recognizes that minorities tend to vote Democrat, not Republican. Back last year, a bunch of Democrat “Catholics” signed a letter about how they were guided by their faith [including Pelosi]. The strange part is that a majority of them carry a 100% NARAL rating. All the California Catholic US Reps do! More than a few have hispanic heritage. Tell me how the newly minted citizen immigrants there are going to vote Republican. Look at some of the other border states…. Flooding the US with low education unskilled labor only hurts the middle class that will be pushed out of jobs. Try supporting a family, after losing your job, by flipping burgers. I know people who have left my state to go elsewhere looking for work.

    The Republican party is cutting its own throat because Large Business Rockefeller Republicans are pushing the repeal of immigration laws. This is driving down the middle class. The middle class is where the votes are and we tend to vote our wallets. If you throw enough of the blue collar types out of jobs, we will throw out the elected reps that only turn to the voter at election time. If you cause good paying jobs to be converted into jobs only an illegal alien would do, we will not vote for you. Sam Brownback fits into that category with his support for nearly unrestricted immigration and legalizing 20 million illegals.

    Illegal immigration is NOT the lifeblood of this country!

    In 1994 we took back congress with a “Contract with America”. We need to do it again.

    Comment by jrfoleyjr — June 4, 2007 @ 1:11 am | Reply

  6. I think we need to absorb Mexico into the US. It would expand our land mass, eliminate a pesky neighbor, and create job opportunities. I don’t really expect President Brownback to carry this out, but if he takes steps in that direction, I’ll be pleased. No one’s expecting it overnight.

    Comment by Sisyphus — June 4, 2007 @ 4:50 am | Reply

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