Dr. Thomas Sowell does it again, cutting right to the chase in his hard-hitting analysis of the underpinnings of the recent presidential election — and those yet to come. His column, Is Demography Destiny? is not merely more Monday morning quarterbacking.
Sowell writes: “Conventional wisdom in the Republican establishment is that what the GOP needs to do, in order to win black votes or Hispanic votes, is to craft policies specifically targeting these groups. In other words, Republicans need to become more like Democrats.
Whether in a racial context or in other contexts, the supposed need for Republicans to become more like Democrats has long been a recurring theme of the moderate Republican establishment, going back more than half a century.
Yet the most successful Republican presidential candidate during that long period was a man who went completely counter to that conventional wisdom — namely, Ronald Reagan, who won back to back landslide election victories.”
Do yourself a favor today and read this cogent commentary. It will add clarity to your thoughts as you listen to the establishment types opine on our need to abandon principles for pandering and become Republican-lite.