Published: Monday, Feb. 4 2013 12:00 a.m. MST
Possibly by 2050, the United States will no longer have a majority of people of
northern European ancestry. Those of Hispanic ancestry will be the largest
"minority" group followed by African-Americans and Asian-Americans.
It's a fact of changing demographics. Republicans need to
acknowledge this reality and develop ideas and policies to address the concerns
of these people. Gerrymandering congressional districts, disenfrisement of
opposition voters, attempts to change state laws regarding electoral vote
determination, increased SuperPac money and hostile campaign tactics will
continue to fail.Fiscal responsibility is not a greed-based approach
helping the rich get richer and the poor picking up the bill. It is a balanced
program of realistic spending and revenue to achieve the necessary requirements
of the nation. Somewhere along the line, Republicans became the party of old,
angry, white men supporting the financial interests of wealthy, old, white men.
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