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A God Damned Separate Thread On Political Outreach To Minorities
So, over in the Perry indictment thread, it was pointed out that as the population shifts to a pluralistic base, Texas would slide to purple, and potentially blue. The point was then raised that this viewpoint was paternalistic and insulting to minorities, because it was assuming that minorities would just default to the Democrats.
The problem with that argument, well - I would encourage you to read this piece
. It's by a Muslim American blogger, who points out that Muslim Americans were a solid Republican constituency. Until the party turned on them, villifing them.
Which, ultimately, is the true heart of the argument.
You can argue policy all you like - but if you show nothing but contempt for the communities you are trying to bring into the fold, all those words will mean nothing. One only needs to look at the black community to see this - on paper, they have all the hallmarks of a moderate conservative community, yet it's pretty much agreed that Republicans in general have lost them for several generations - at best. The pattern continues over and over with other minority groups. To argue that policy is all that will matter is to argue that people are mercenary and care nothing for their own dignity.
And as we've seen, that's not a winning argument.
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