The politics of fear pursued by the right wing to attract and retain low
information voters, authoritarian followers, and the elderly (I.e., the
Republican base) entails fear of minorities, gays, and anybody different. It
will be hard to change that the retain the base.
Republicans need to embrace their core beliefs in free enterprise, liberty, and
the constitution to win back both the youth and draw close to even on
Hispanics.1. Open borders. We are not East Germany or Soviet
Russia. Let people come and go. It will automatically attract the best talent
from around the globe. Imagine the number of good players that the NBA would
lose if they were not allowed to employ international players? Same thing
applies to other areas of the economy. Let the best come, and let the best
win.2. Free Speech. Time to quit sucking up to Hollywood and the
RIAA, who then supports Democrats. Time to allow noncommercial file trading on
the internet, and get rid of the DMCA. IF the Republican party comes down on
the side of liberty and the constitution instead of Hollywood, they will pick up
the youth vote.
Hispanics and African Americans typically believe in the same conservative
social values that conservative Republicans believe in such anti-abortion,
prayer, anti-homosexuality, hard-work, even hierarchical power structure
(respect for authority). What really divides ethnic minorities and the
Republican Party is the focus on family where Republicans are opposed to
bringing ironically more people of a different culture that interestingly enough
believe in many of the same beliefs and values as they do. If by chance white,
males begin to accept such shared beliefs, it really is the Democratic Party
that may need to be worried.
When was the last time Latino's voted Republican for President? Did they
ever in the last 100 years?