The Republican Party is in deep trouble, as Donald Trump has now emerged in first place in some public opinion polls, passing Jeb Bush, and leaving everyone else far behind.
This brings up the issue: What is the proper Republican strategy to deal with Trump, attack him or ignore him?
In reality, neither will help the GOP brand!
If the decision is to attack him, Trump will be infuriated, and will strike back and set out to destroy the GOP totally. He will bluster and bloviate, and will have the means to form an independent movement or third party.
If the Republicans choose NOT to attack and, therefore, to ignore him, they will be complicit in his racist and nativist viewpoints, which many of them actually agree with.
No political party can succeed now or in the future which sets out to demonize ethnic minorities, because, like it or not, the nation is becoming more diverse, and will be minority majority within three decades, counting Hispanic and Latino Americans, African Americans, and Asian Americans.
There is no way to bring back, even if people wished it, a mostly white Anglo America, as that is not going to happen.
The rapidly aging white Anglo population is dying off, and the nation and the Republican Party MUST face reality.
But is that likely to happen for 2016?
The answer is NO, and therefore, the GOP is rapidly becoming a dinosaur, and trying to make voting more difficult will require more effort to overcome such restrictions through the courts and through political action to register voters and meet the onerous requirements that some Republican governed states have put on the elderly, the poor, college students, and racial minorities in a purposeful manner.
And with a Democratic President, a likely Democratic Senate, and a possible Democratic House of Representatives, the Republicans will be marginalized further. And a Democratic President will have the ability to insure that the Supreme Court and lower federal courts move to the left, and overcome the conservative influence of Ronald Reagan, and the two Presidents Bush.
Once constitutional law goes back to the Warren Court image of the 1950s through the 1970s, the country will have been transformed in a way that the Republicans will never recover, until they abandon the far right image they have developed over recent years. Only then will the Tea Party influence finally dissolve and disappear!
I am glad to read you support the “auto-ethnic cleansing” of Anglo-America! No other country on the face of the earth in history has done this to itself and fortunately it will happen in America, a country which has done so much evil to the oppressed nations of the world. It is good that we celebrate the dying off of aging white Anglo population which has done so much damage to the world since colonial times. I am also extremely happy that the future promises to be one monolithic socialist progressive society where the ideology based on individualism that gave illegitimate birth to this country will eventually “dissolve and disappear” as you so clearly stated! We must celebrate this! Once the Anglo influence has disappeared the minority majority of the new America will be able to make great changes because we will all believe in the same policies and directions America should implement so as to achieve a progressive future of social justice, reparations, wealth re-distribution and the elimination of the 1% without opposition from these pesky white people and traitorous uncle Tom’s whether they be black or Hispanics (like Cruz and Rubio! I despise them) and their recitation of the constitution of the 1%.
Again, I find Ale’s comment to be rather extreme. I’m rather surprised to hear a Liberal/Progressive speaking that way.
I agree with you, Princess Leia, that Ale is a bit extreme, and sounds bitter, which is not good.
Stop condemning a whole race just for the atrocities of a few.
Hello Pragmatic Progressive! I am sorry if I have offended you but I don’t know, I just believe President Obama is correct when he says racism is in our DNA. And who are the racist in the USA? White Anglo people. America will always be guilty of the native american genocide and slavery. And who did that? Anglo white people! That is what even my son who is in college learned! It’s what I have been taught too! So why am I extreme? And we also know that blacks and Hispanics who are conservatives are traitors to their race. Don’t we all agree on that? Don’t we always say Ben Carson and this ignorant Justice Thomas are Uncle Tom’s? Don’t we all want reparations, social justice, wealth redistribution and doing away with the 1%? Don’t we want to tax them 90% like FDR did so they pay their fair share so we can once and for all eliminate poverty? Why am I extreme? Isn’t that what we all want? A progressive America with no influence at all from the right wing haters?!
I agree, Professor. He does sound rather bitter.
There have been plenty of Anglo-Americans who have been against racism throughout history as well.
Also, the Donald Trumps of the world are not totally representative of everyone rich. There are plenty of celebrities and politicians out there who are philanthropists, who give away huge sums of money to charities, scientific research and other worthy causes.
I agree. Southern Liberal, totally, with what you have said.
Exactly right Southern Liberal.
I went on a trip to Mount Vernon recently. George Washington was disturbed by the contradiction between the ideals of the revolution and the continuation of slavery. Yet his primary goals were to nurture the Union and build a strong Federal Government. Since he felt the slavery issue would destroy the Union he favored putting off the slavery issue for at least a generation.
You can’t blame the US for slavery. It was a common practice in every civilization since the dawn of man. It sadly still goes on in many countries today.
That’s right Leia! It’s not just white people who have practiced slavery throughout history.
Exactly! Slavery has transcended all races, cultures, and geographic locations.