I am a middle aged white man who has supported the GOP for most of my life. That said, in recent years I have began to wonder if the Republican Party is not in the process of self-destruction considering the growth of non-white voters and the amount of phobia toward other races within the GOP?
The modern day Republican Party looks in no way the same as when Ronald Reagan served as President. Over the past couple of decades, the GOP nationally has turned into a white mans party that not only fears change, but is militant in that view. Personally, I believe the GOP began to self-destruct when social conservatives were elevated to higher power than the fiscal conservatives within the party who have always been there.
The dirty little secret that no one in the Republican Party wants to publicly acknowledged is that many social conservatives are nothing more than angry white men who do not like other races sitting in leadership positions. In fact, many of these social conservatives believe that God looks just like them and everyone else does not measure up to that vision.
In some ways, these angry white men believe that if the power of minorities are allowed to continue to grow - at some point in time those minorities will treat them with the same indignity that has been dished out for years against them. Make no mistake, the level of dislike and fear of minorities in Republican ranks is much greater in social conservative circles than with the voters who want to see the US government live within its financial means.
National elections are no different than most other things in life. Either the math is on your side or it is not. Simply put, the math of large numbers of voters is not on the side of the GOP and its social conservative followers, so the party itself could be shutout of presidential elections for many years to come. Over 100-years-ago, Abraham Lincoln and the Republican Party were on the right side of history when they abolished slavery. However, today that political party that freed the slaves looks nothing like it did back then.
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