Trump and the GOP's continued forced reliances on white voters.

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Trump’s success — depicted in the map of primary and caucus outcomes above — had many fathers. There was the inability of GOP elites to unite around anyone else, the endless coverage the media gave him, the mogul’s wealth, and his celebrity. And there were his twin geographical bases in the Northeast and the South.


Still, at its core, Trump’s campaign appealed to Republican primary voters’ resentment and mistrust of party elites, as well as their demographic anxieties. And it did both so successfully that it made up for the fact that Trump really isn’t a traditional ideological conservative — perhaps revealing where the priorities of the party’s voters truly are.


And now, with Trump winning the presidency based on strong support from white voters, particularly rural whites, the GOP's reliance on that demographic looks more entrenched than ever. For the time being
Just trying to understand the transformational process here. See, because it's not that far removed from our recent history when Republican's were appalled by the idea of Trump winning the election. At one point Paul Ryan all but called him a racist. It isn't that long ago the the GOP conducted their "autopsy" and determined they needed to do more minority outreach. Lindsay Graham even once lamented that: “The demographics race we’re losing badly … [Republicans are] not generating enough angry white guys to stay in business for the long term.” How could they have known that a candidate like Trump would come along and prove they can win elections by going in the complete opposite direction? Thereby, only solidifying their reliance on what Graham called "angry white guys". The salient question then becomes whether the GOP can continue to sustain their status as a viable major political party relying so heavily on that single demographic?

Link added: How Republicans went from the party of Lincoln to the party of Trump, in 13 maps
 
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Yes they can since that demographic votes more than anyone else.

Actually blacks vote about .2 percent more but there are far more registered whites then blacks.

Do you have a problem with a candidate trying to appeal to a demographic?
 
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The 2020 U.S. presidential election is rapidly coming into view – and so is the electorate that will determine its outcome.


While demographic changes unfold slowly, it’s already clear that the 2020 electorate will be unique in several ways. Nonwhites will account for a third of eligible voters – their largest share ever – driven by long-term increases among certain groups, especially Hispanics. At the same time, one-in-ten eligible voters will be members of Generation Z, the Americans who will be between the ages 18 and 23 next year. That will occur as Millennials and all other older generations account for a smaller share of eligible voters than they did in 2016.
An early look at the 2020 electorate
 
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Yes they can since that demographic votes more than anyone else.

Actually blacks vote about .2 percent more but there are far more registered whites then blacks.

Do you have a problem with a candidate trying to appeal to a demographic?
If one party puts EVERY demographic into a "Victim" class,as the Dems are doing , this country will be in just as much trouble as the 1960's. Trouble is,the 1960's had REAL problems. REAL Racism. A REAL problem with the DRAFT. And a REAL problem with Vietnam. The Problems right now are just sour grapes over LOSING an election.
 
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If one party puts EVERY demographic into a "Victim" class,as the Dems are doing , this country will be in just as much trouble as the 1960's. Trouble is,the 1960's had REAL problems. REAL Racism. A REAL problem with the DRAFT. And a REAL problem with Vietnam. The Problems right now are just sour grapes over LOSING an election.
The democrats have put minorities into the victim class since Nixon's southern strategy.

And it has worked for them.

Not good news for them is that minorities are beginning to break those shackles and realizing how they have been used.

This thread is a perfect example of what the left does.

They keep bringing up the white race to instill fear in minorities as if the white man is against them. They better vote democrat or they will find themselves planting cotton again.

It's getting to the point of ridiculous.

Luckily blacks and other minority groups aren't as stupid as the left wants them to be and are seeing them for what they are.
 
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If one party puts EVERY demographic into a "Victim" class,as the Dems are doing , this country will be in just as much trouble as the 1960's. Trouble is,the 1960's had REAL problems. REAL Racism. A REAL problem with the DRAFT. And a REAL problem with Vietnam. The Problems right now are just sour grapes over LOSING an election.
That's just the way the right-wing fringe is characterizing Democrats. There are so many current announced presidential candidates on the Democrat side it's next to impossible to know the political focus of every single one of them. It's true , however, that they all recognize the demographic changes. We now have the most diverse congress in our history because of the way Democrats ran their elections in the midterms. The Dems didn't just flip the house. Check it out....

Senate:
  • Indiana: Republican Mike Braun has unseated Sen. Joe Donnelly in Indiana.
  • North Dakota: Republican Rep. Kevin Cramer has defeated Democratic incumbent Sen. Heidi Heitkamp.
  • Missouri: Republican Josh Hawley unseated Democrat incumbent Sen. Claire McCaskill.
  • Florida: Republican Rick Scott defeated Democrat Bill Nelson.
  • Nevada: Democrat Jacky Rosen beat Republican incumbent Dean Heller.
  • Arizona: Democratic Rep. Kyrsten Sinema flipped Sen. Jeff Flake's (R) seat from red to blue.
House:
  • Virginia's 2nd: Democrat Elaine Luria beat out incumbent Republican Scott Taylor.
  • Virginia's 7th: Democrat Abigail Spanberger beat incumbent Republican Dave Brat.
  • Virginia's 10th: Democrat Jennifer Wexton unseated incumbent Republican Rep. Barbara Comstock.
  • Florida's 26th: Democrat Debbie Mucarsel-Powell defeated Republican Rep. Carlos Curbelo.
  • Florida's 27th: Democrat Donna Shalala defeated Republican Maria Elvira Salazar.
  • New Jersey's 2nd: Democrat Jeff Van Drew defeated Republican Seth Grossman.
  • New Jersey's 3rd: Democratic newcomer Andy Kim defeated incumbent Republican Rep. Tom MacArthur.
  • New Jersey's 7th: Democrat Tom Malinowski ousted incumbent Republican Leonard Lance.
  • New Jersey's 11th: Democrat Mikie Sherrill won the race for the open seat against Republican Jay Webber.
  • New York's 11th: Max Rose defeated Republican Dan Donovan, the only Republican House member in New York City.
  • New York's 22nd: Democrat Anthony Brindisi defeats GOP U.S. Rep. Claudia Tenney.
  • New York's 19th: Democrat Antonio Delgado edges out incumbent Republican Rep. John Faso.
Full list: 2018 midterm election seats that flipped

I don't think "demographic anxiety" alone is going to carry the day again in 2020.
 
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