Socialist Says the GOP Is a Dead Party, and He May Be Right

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Filmmaker Michael Moore is ready to write the obituary of the Republican Party, and his logic for doing so isn’t without merit.

The Grand Old Party, according to the socialist fuck stick, faces demographic problems that are hard to avoid. The presence of fringe candidates who use bombastic rhetoric are driving away minorities and young people that Republican desperately need to attract if it wants to remain viable.

Moore“Let me give you a statistic: 81 percent of the electorate in 2016 will be either female, people of color or young adults between 18 and 35. They don’t look like those men on stage for the Republican [presidential] debates,” Moore told Salon.com. “When school started in September, for the first time ever the majority of our kindergarteners were not white.”

Moore is promoting a new film, Where to Invade Next, which was released in Los Angeles and New York just before Christmas. A larger release is scheduled in February. Those of you reading this, of course, would rather ram a screwdriver through your eye than watch one of his flicks. And, really, who can blame you?
Moore’s past films, which, despite what his fans may say, aren’t documentaries, include Bowling for Columbine, an assault on the Second Amendment, and Sicko, which disparaged the American healthcare system and promoted socialized medicine in Cuba and the United Kingdom.

Although Moore is undoubtedly just being an attention whore, his point – “concern trolling” is probably a better term – is a good one, as much as one may hate to admit it.

“We are not the America [Republican presidential candidates] grew up in, or the America they think they’re talking to. Those three groups they have alienated: women, people of color and young people,” said Moore in the interview. “By turning off 81 percent of the electorate, what is their plan to get into the White House? They can’t make it happen anymore. I mean, it really is a dead party.”

HillaryClinton-BernieSanders-Democrat-PartyOfOldWhitePeopleOf course, there is diversity in the Republican field, something their Democratic counterparts lack: Marco Rubio and Ted Cruz are of Cuban descent, Ben Carson is an African-American, and Carly Fiorina is a chick. The three remaining Democratic are all white, two of them are over the age of 68, and only one is a female (maybe – it’s questionable).

Nevertheless, Republicans do face a demographic problem. In May, the Washington Post noted that the white vote, on which the party has relied to be successful in national elections, has dwindled from near 90 percent in 1980 to a little more than 70 percent in 2012.

Separately, Gallup shows that 2012 Republican nominee Mitt Romney won 57 percent of the white vote, while President Barack Obama took 82 percent of minorities.

The big problem for Republicans is that incendiary rhetoric from certain candidates further damages the party’s already dismal efforts outreach efforts to minorities.

This includes idiotic statements made by Republican frontrunner Donald Trump, who has railed against even legal immigration, proposed prohibiting Muslims from legally entering the United States, promoted trade protectionism. After all, there’s no better way to engage minorities than to nominate a guy who is, basically, every asshole who has commented on a Stormfront forum.

“The 2016 electorate, demographically speaking, will be worse for Republicans than 2012,” Chris Cillizza explained. “And unless Republicans can begin winning more of the nonwhite vote, the 2020 election will be worse for the party than the 2016 election. And 2024 will be worse than, well, you get the idea.”

The Republican Party isn’t going to win over minorities if its nominee has a record of demagoguery against certain parts of the electorate. And if there is a change in direction, it has to be genuine, otherwise, minority voters will see straight through it. There isn’t an easy solution for Republican faithful here; either they began to embrace minorities or their prospects for winning back the White House will become much more difficult.

5 responses

  1. Welcome Mr Johnson to Nicki’s fine Blog. One of only three that has not banned me from commenting🙂

    “President Barack Obama took 82 percent of minorities.” This number may be a bit misleading as Barak the Maleficent received 90% of the black vote. Though they were voting for him because of his towering intellect and grasp of international intricacies I’m sure and not because he’s a half-wit, I mean half-white, or something.

    So how do we convince minorities to vote for a conservative (assuming the Vichy GOP) can nominate one, when we have spokes peeples like Charles (I dive in shallow pools) Krauthammer, ex-Mondale supporter, leading the charge? Worse yet, I’m an old white guy and I feel like the Vichy GOP is not only alienating minorities they are alienating me.

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  2. Try as I might, I just can’t work up any concern over the Whigs. Trump is going to be the best bet. But that’s not going to please certain folks on this blog. As for who is going to vote, well, there’s going to be some really big changes coming down the pike. For example, a young black guy who sees a Syrian refugee get a job right away, when he’s been looking for two years…..hmmmm……and Trump explains that the Moslems mean more to the democratic machine than the Blacks. And then………he points out that is what you get when you only vote democratic.

    Yeah, Trump is gonna slaughter a bunch of sacred cows, no doubt about it. You see, Republicans are ass l**cking syncophants. But, the gig is up. Too much at stake. That’s why Trump is going to win.

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  3. “81 percent of the electorate in 2016 will be either female, people of color or young adults between 18 and 35. They don’t look like those men on stage for the Republican [presidential] debates,”

    Moore could never be mistaken for a genius. People of color are all like Ben Carson. Females are all like Carly Fiorina. Hispanics are all like Rubio and Cruz.

    It has nothing to do with what they look like. This is just Jabba’s way of taking a swipe at the air.

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  4. I am old enough to have seen a number of elections, and have been unimpressed by most of them.
    Now it seems that the candidate who can spend the most money is the one who will win. Policy is irrelevant.
    I also hate the way people judge races and genders as all this or all that. I am a middle aged white guy. Does that mean that I should be judged as being the same as Michael Moore, or George W. Bush, based simply on those two things? Of course not, stereotypes are not only unfair, they are always wrong.
    I think that if one is of a mindset that they feel they want to vote ( and not everyone does), the best way to choose a candidate is to pick not on only their political views but more importantly on their integrity.
    Political views can easily be changed, as has been demonstrated recently by the candidate who would be King, Donald Trump. What is not as readily changed is a persons makeup, the inner person, or who they are when the lights go out. Of course, with Trump, the lights never go out.
    As to the point of not voting, I think that it is a perfectly legitimate choice to not vote, especially if being done as a form of protest, and not just because of laziness, although I don’t judge anyone on that. I admit that at times I have abstained from voting in protest of what I felt was an unfair proposal on a local ballot.

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  5. Oh, I don’t know. The GOP seems to be diversifying pretty well the last couple of election cycles. The problems I see for the party are 1) Many of the candidates gave on on fiscal responsibility, leaving the only real differences between the two major parties a) 2nd Amendment b) some social issues c) international relations 2) The media, and the populace as a whole, fixates on soundbites rather than policy. If it’s loud, obnoxious and fits into a 15 second segment on TV/internet it’ll draw peoples attention, which in turn will allow the media providers to charge more for advertising. 3) Most of the media leans left, so most of the reporting on the GOP is negative and/or out of context while most of the reporting on the Dems is whitewashed.

    These aren’t really new problems. But it’s been awhile since anyone in the GOP has had an effective strategy to combat them.

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