Wednesday, April 29, 2009


Philip Klein at The American Spectator:

The problem is that policies that the party may adopt to win over one group of these voters will hurt their chances with another group. For instance, if Republicans gave up their opposition to gay marriage, it may help their chances among younger voters, while hurting their chances among blacks and Hispanics, who remain more opposed to gay marriage than the population at large.

Oh yes -- because opposition to gay marriage has won so many Hispanic and (especially) black votes for the GOP, right? Republicans can't possibly risk squandering the huge advantage the anti-gay stance gives the party among non-whites, now, can they? After all, a lot of Democrats are pro-gay rights, and hardly any non-whites will vote for them, right?

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