There is no next time. This is America’s last chance.
Donald Trump uttered this one forbidden truth that the Beltway Right cannot assimilate in his recent comments to CBN’s David Brody:
“This will be the last election that the Republicans have a chance of winning,” Trump tells us from backstage at the Values Voter Summit in Washington, D.C., on Friday. “You’re going to have people flowing across the border, you’re going to have illegal immigrants coming in and they’re going to be legalized and they’re going to be able to vote and once that all happens you can forget it.”
[Exclusive: Trump: ‘This Will Be the Last Election that the Republicans Have a Chance of Winning, CBN News, September 9, 2016]
At some level, everyone—even Republican consultants who pretend otherwise when they are on television—already know this.
Throughout the 2016 election, we have been presented with lovingly detailed demographic breakdowns of voters along with descriptions of who they are going to vote for backed by mounds of data. As we saw during the Republican primaries, even the ethnic differences between different groups of European-Americans was a critical factor in determining who won certain states.
The differences in political culture between ethnic groups are deeply rooted and last for centuries. The differences between races are even more substantial. And politicos have to be aware of them. Indeed, the entire job of a political consultant could be defined as piecing together a winning coalition from disparate groups.
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